About Sierra College

Founded in 1936, Sierra College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 17,833 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Sierra College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 24:1. There are 253 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Sierra College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Sierra College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    39 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    29 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    45 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    45 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    45 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    44 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    45 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    45 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

Sierra College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Sierra College?

47 Students rated Sierra College

John - 01/31/2021

I think it is a really great college. Its facilities are very nice even though the tuition is pretty cheap. I think this a good school for anyone who wants to not have to pay a ton of money for a college but also get a good education, I feel like this college would be perfect for me

Jena - 01/08/2021

Sierra College is a fair community college for students who are not looking for a huge campus that integrates a lot of student involvement. It's the kind of community college where it is easy to just be focused on classes and get a degree or certificate in pretty much anything.

Veranika - 02/11/2020

Its a great community college in the Sacramento Area and I am grateful to have the opportunity to begin my college education here. Especially in comparison to other local community colleges, Sierra definitely stands out! Professors are caring, professional, and quite educated.

Jasmine - 12/13/2019

Sierra College has been a great place for me to learn and create safe bonds with the people around me. They offer many clubs that help get every student involved; for examples, I am apart of the Gender Sexuality Club. Though the school has its flaws, it is a generally amazing school.

Sierra College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Sierra College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Sierra College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Going back to talk to my senior self now would be interesting, and an opportunity I would likely pass on because I wouldn't change any of those lessons that I learned, experiences I've had, or who I've become since then. But on the off chance that I did, I would smack myself upside the head and tell myself, "Pull it together! Take that class you should take, even though you don't want to and don't have to! It will open up more opportunities for you and make things go by easier and faster! And don't be discouraged if it feels like things haven't changed much, that it's the same old thing, and not at all like you were especting it to be. It takes some looking, but once you find it, you will see that everything is different there. And don't be afraid to take the opportunities to go out and have fun. Make new friends and keep in contact with them, it makes it all easier and worthwhile. And most of all, be prepared to study harder than ever before!"

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Sierra College is a community college that has a lot to offer including great transfer programs, many degrees, excellent student services like financial aid and counseling, great ways to get involved like clubs and honor societies, and most importantly excellent classes with helpful and smart professors.

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  4. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the process of adding classes. It is challenging because there are many students who want to be enrolled in a class without previously registering. It is hard on the teacher because he or she must choose who to add into the class over another. This results in students not being able to take the classes they prefer. The solution to this problem is to register online for classes before the final deadline, so that the preferred classes will still be available.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Sierra College lacks diversity. The school is mainly caucasian and middle class, becasue of this students are not able to learn from those who have a diffrent background (both racially ,politically, and socio-economically).

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    Every single classmate I have come across has been extremely eager to learn and discover new ideas from their classes.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who has shown no acedmic promise or desire to better their lives by attaining further education.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is that it doesn't consume most of my day and allows me to work at the same time to be able to save for the extern portion of the course I will be taking.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known how valuable volunteer work is considered overall. Being a volunteer worker gives learners important and usually an unforgettable experience and establishes a well defined character to people that will be judging job hunters. If I had done more volunteer work I strongly believe that I would have easier access to my prospective career and people would believe me to have merit in my character. It is also just a wonderful way to oblige your civic duty. In my high school I mainly involved myself with academic work and focused less on bettering myself.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is unique because hundreds of people across the world want to come to be educated here, and I have access to it as though it were in my backyard. It offers a broad scope of education without being overtly expensive. The students and the professors here are kind, supportive, imaginative, and innovative. Students at Sierra College are often looking for a second chance and as a result, are very focussed, positive, and determined. They work hard for everything they have, which is not something I consider common to all schools. Students at Sierra College succeed.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that should attend Sierra should be a hard working student who is looking to acheive a goal successfully. There are many different educational routes that a person could take while attending Sierra. Therefore a person could attend if they have a specific goal in mind or if they need to search through the many different classes to find what catches their attention best.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I'd say ultimate convienience. There are 4 Sierra College campuses throughout the area. One in Truckee, one in Nevada County, one in Roseville, and the largest one in Rocklin. You are able to take classes at any of these locations without transfering credits because they belong to the same school! I would also brag about the amount of care that is taken into satistying students. From our fabulous health center to the cafeteria, the school looks out for their students and takes care of them to the best of their ablility.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Sierra College is best known for its students and faculty members. My fellow classmates support my academic goals by tutoring, being a friend, and donating their time to help others. I am a smart young woman, but I do not always know the answer to a science question of the correct formula to use on a calculus question. However, with the help of my classmates I am able to get all the work done at ease. Teachers are more than instructors. They are mentors who help prepare us for the long and succesful road ahead.

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Music and video production, given the rise in jobs in those fields

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

57% of students attending Sierra College receive some sort of financial aid. 34% were awarded federal grants. While 5% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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