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Sierra College (International Student Information)

  • Rocklin, CA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 57%43%
    student ratio
  • 19,416
    total students
  • $1,380 | $5,790
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 100%
    acceptance rate
  • Non-competitive
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Location

Sierra College is located in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California. The college was established in 1936, and the spacious 300-acre tree-lined campus in Rocklin, California, is a short distance from Sacramento, the state capital Close to the college are a wide range of recreational opportunities such as golfing, skiing, shopping and sightseeing opportunities. The college is less than two hours drive from the famous Lake Tahoe region. Its unique location also means that the college campus is only two hours drive from San Francisco.

Degree Opportunities

With an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students, Sierra College has a national reputation of excellence and offers more than 70 associate degree programs, including business, communication studies, computer science, engineering, marketing, and many more. At Sierra College you have the opportunity to do preparation that allows you to transfer into any major at a 4 year university. Students who want to transfer into pre-law, pre-med, or teaching can finish the first half of a bachelor's degree at Sierra College.

Transfer

Sierra College prepares many graduates to transfer to top quality universities to complete their final two years of undergraduate work. The affordable tuition fees at Sierra are about half of the cost of a California state university. The college provides international students with individualized services to help students transition from Sierra College to the four-year college or university of their choice. UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Diego, and California State University Sacramento are some of the many colleges chosen by Sierra's transfer students. Two years at Sierra and two years at another California university can equal a bachelor's degree.

English as a Second Language

Sierra College offers a multi-level (beginning through advanced) ESL program throughout the year, which has start dates in August and January. The program is designed for students who wish to improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Enrollment in the ESL program provides the opportunity for students to be admitted to Sierra without a TOEFL score or with a TOEFL score of less than 45 iBT or 133 CBT.

Student Support Services

A range of support services are available to assist students in being successful. International students on arrival at the college are each assigned their own personal academic counselor who is focused on helping them reach their educational goal. The college also operates a tutor center and a writing center and provides free one on one tutoring. Sierra College has an extensive learning resource center with study rooms, computer labs and a drop-in math center. An excellent faculty, smaller classes, and lower tuition fees are great advantages for international students.

Sierra students may participate in an active student government and many campus clubs, intercollegiate athletics, and intramural sports. Sports facilities include a pool, a gymnasium, a fitness/cardio room, and fields for soccer and football. There is also a theater, an art gallery, and a science museum.

Housing

Sierra College is located in a safe family environment and offers three housing options: on-campus, homestay, and rentals.

Sierra is one of the few community colleges in California to have residence halls on campus. The rate includes a weekly food allowance and all utilities.

For students wishing to live with an American family, they may apply for the homestay program. Students and families will decide on one of two rates; the rate depends on if food is included or not.

The International Students Office has information on a variety of rentals: apartments, rooms for rent, people looking for roommates, etc. Students may stop by the office or e-mail to find out about the listings.


Location & Contact

5000 Rocklin Road
CA 95677-3397

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Agriculture
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Equestrian Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Women's Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Real Estate
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Small Business Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Programming
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Network and System Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Construction trades
    • Construction Trades
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Architectural Drafting and CAD/CADD
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Drafting and CAD/CADD
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Apparel and Textile Manufacturing
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Child Development
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • American Sign Language (ASL)
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Corrections
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Fire Science/Firefighting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mechanic and repair technologies
    • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Installation and Repair Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Electronics Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Forestry
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Precision production
    • Cabinetmaking and Millwork
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial Photography
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

100% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied24,000
    • Accepted24,000
    • Acceptance Rate100%
    • Enrolled19,416
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$1,380
    • Out-of-state tuition *$5,790
    • In-district tuition$1,380
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$38.00
    • Room and board *$3,600.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students19,416
    • Male Student Percentage43%
    • Female Student Percentage57%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/LatinoNot Reported
    • Black or African AmericanNot Reported
    • White or CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian or Alaska NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students1% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 1%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Drama Club, student government, Art Club, band, Aggie Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty870
    • Full-time Percentage18%
    • Part-time Percentage82%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported


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