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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Great Basin is a public college located in Elko, Nevada. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 939 undergraduate students. The Great Basin acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 42% of students, Great Basin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,600.
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

Great Basin College Rankings

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Great Basin Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$10
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$7,339/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,514/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
50
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
19
Online Associates Programs
21
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    17%
  • Online
    64%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
939Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,512
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

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What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Affordable
    47%
  • Determination
    35%
  • Lazy.
    12%
  • Becareful
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Disclaimer: I have not attended the college but I was originally planning to take online classes. My reason for not attending is because of my poor experience during the registration process, which I will go more in-depth about down below.

Simply put, the communication between students and staff is laughable. I filled out the application in April and by July it still had not been "articulated" as they call it. In general, the staff was bad about answering phone calls. I remember attempting to contact one lady numerous times and I left multiple voice messages but I never actually got to talk to her. Even my advisor blew me off! Almost nobody at the school acts like they want your business. The tuition is cheap but, after my experience, it is pretty obvious why. The school just seems so unprofessional and I only recommend it if you do not have the money for a better school; just be prepared for a lot of headaches when applying and registering for classes.
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I love Great Basin College! Amazing professors who are willing to help and guide you. I have taken only taken online courses with this college, but the way the professors guide you prevents you from feeling like you are alone or have no assistance. Anytime I have a question or any concerns, the professors are easy to email and respond almost immediately. Another thing people may be afraid of when taking their online courses, is if the work is too hard because you are not face to face. Any professor that I have ever had has provided me with many resources to help me pass their class. I am a full-time student and this is my second year attending Great Basin College and I have never failed a class or had any complaints.
This is a great school! Caring teachers who take time to actually teach their students. I have learned a lot during the duration of my time at GBC. It is a very professional environment as well as a great place to learn. It is kept very clean. There is lots of people around to answer any questions I may have. Overall it has been a great experience.