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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Nevada - Reno is an above-average public university located in Reno, Nevada. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,572 undergraduate students. The Nevada - Reno acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 58% of students, Nevada - Reno alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.
North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
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About University of Nevada - Reno...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference

University of Nevada - Reno Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
April 7
SAT Range
1070-1280
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,723/ 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
$6,548/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.221 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.245 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.244 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,572Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,776
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 177 responses
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  • UNR has a diverse cultural communnity.
    28%
  • A lot of whites but a lot of different people
    25%
  • Average
    16%
  • Collective of all Cultures
    10%
  • White
    8%
  • Dedicated
    8%
  • Immature
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.291 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.358 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 175 responses
Report
  • Wolf pack
    51%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • Welcoming
    14%
  • Community
    10%
  • Average
    3%
  • Biggest Little City
    2%
  • Expensive
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.153 responses
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UNR is great university and the professors teach in a way that is helpful. Because they care about students as individuals, they are very understanding of personal situations. The university has a warm atmosphere and lots of opportunities for students interested in different things. The surrounding Reno area is fun to explore and you meet a lot of cool people. It's also really easy to find a job on or off campus, and because there are lots of university students, they're usually flexible with scheduling. Overall a great university, Go Wolf Pack!
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Personally I really enjoy UNR. So far I’ve had pretty decent professors with a few quirks here and there. Campus is beautiful and has many different spots where you can lay and just relax in nature, that is if weather permits. Sometimes it can get dangerous since it snows here and campus and roads become slippery. Campus Life is great! There are many clubs and organizations that range from a lot of things and I think it’s easy to find your place. I wish diversity was better especially since I came from a very diverse high school.
I like the diversity of this institution! So far I have seen it all from only visiting the campus a handful of times. I would like for there to be easier navigation with finding certain major requirements online such as the classes needed. It would also be useful to have more one-day visitor parking for a quick errand. However UNR has numerous study places, from inside and out, there will always be a spot for us to sit down and do our work. There are multiple food options as well and that is great!