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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-17-2014, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any experience or know of someone with experience going here? I'll be transferring in a year majoring in Environmental Sciences. Obviously I'm not limiting my research to asking people on the forums, just raking in for some additional feedback from fellow members since about 95% of the population of Southern Cali hasn't even heard of Environmental Sciences. I definitely wouldn't mind possibly considering their Ski Business and Resort Management program if I'm already out there
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i hear it's real nice, my son has it on his short list for schools

seems like you better be damn focused if you are gonna get anything done though, they are in the heart of every outdoor activity you can think of. that's my main concern

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i hear it's real nice, my son has it on his short list for schools

seems like you better be damn focused if you are gonna get anything done though, they are in the heart of every outdoor activity you can think of. that's my main concern

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I know that's why I'm so damn pumped on it haha. I could go to my local Cal State, but I figured it'd be better to be in the heart of what I'm learning about, and the Sierra Nevadas is like a haven for any environmental scientist. Oh...I guess having resorts within minutes of the campus might be a plus
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yeh if you know that's what you want to do it seems idyllic. if i had gone there i would have failed out in 2 semesters, ha. Instead i failed out somewhere else after 7 semesters, lol
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yeh if you know that's what you want to do it seems idyllic. if i had gone there i would have failed out in 2 semesters, ha. Instead i failed out somewhere else after 7 semesters, lol
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this is my fourth change in major so hopefully I'll be set on it. I guess we'll test this short attention span I've got!
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There's a reason they call it Sierra Nevada Camp

An old roommate graduated from there, and I still have a bunch of friends and co-workers who are attending/just graduated/graduated from SNC.

If you have a specific question, let me know and I'll try my best to answer it.

My $0.02 is that it's fucking expensive for what it is. You're essentially paying to live up here, more so than the education that you get, but the people that do go there seem to really enjoy it.

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There's a reason they call it Sierra Nevada Camp

An old roommate graduated from there, and I still have a bunch of friends and co-workers who are attending/just graduated/graduated from SNC.

If you have a specific question, let me know and I'll try my best to answer it.

My $0.02 is that it's fucking expensive for what it is. You're essentially paying to live up here, more so than the education that you get, but the people that do go there seem to really enjoy it.
I got an interesting email saying they'll give free Rooming and 50% off tuition fees for students who apply in the summer. I'm sure there's loops and holes, and I also qualify for financial aid so hopefully it could work out. Thanks for the extended help!
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My advice...

When you're picking a college, pick a GOOD school. Gone are the days where just any degree from any school can land you a decent job. Everybody and their brother is going to college these days and some of these schools are little more than degree mills. They take your money and then give you a degree that isn't worth the paper it's printed on. There are plenty of good schools in fun areas.

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My advice...

When you're picking a college, pick a GOOD school. Gone are the days where just any degree from any school can land you a decent job. Everybody and their brother is going to college these days and some of these schools are little more than degree mills. They take your money and then give you a degree that isn't worth the paper it's printed on. There are plenty of good schools in fun areas.
well...that's why I'm asking

If it's a shit school with a horrible graduate - job ratio then I'll save myself the pain of wasted years and just go to my local Cal State. But if it's particularly decent in the field I'm looking in then it's a win win.
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I know SNC has been around for a long time. Not sure about how they rank with the quality of their degrees. What a great location to go to school at though.
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