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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, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 55% of students, Nevada - Reno alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.
About University of Nevada - Reno...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
Website
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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
1070-1260
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,230/ 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
$5,672/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

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.242 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.241 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,572Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,776
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 174 responses
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  • UNR has a diverse cultural communnity.
    27%
  • A lot of whites but a lot of different people
    25%
  • Average
    17%
  • Collective of all Cultures
    10%
  • White
    9%
  • Dedicated
    8%
  • Immature
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.288 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.355 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 172 responses
Report
  • Wolf pack
    51%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • Welcoming
    14%
  • Community
    10%
  • Biggest Little City
    2%
  • Average
    2%
  • Expensive
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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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University of Nevada - Reno Reviews

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Orientation was very nice for incoming students! It was helpful with all of our classes and how it worked but it seemed a little late considering we had already signed up for classes on our own. The most difficult part of applying here was the website students are supposed to use. It is called MyNevada and you have to know it very well in order to work it properly, so for incoming students you are often left very confused. It was also difficult to receive my student number and my Net ID (which are two different things and are not clarified that way). Once you ironed out the beginning, it was much easier after that I just wish there was more guidance and clarification of vocabulary earlier on.
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The University of Nevada, Reno overall is great! It is the perfect sized school both in physical size and student body population. The professors most of the time are very easy to work with and accessible. The University has also put in a great deal of money for programs to ensure that students are given more than enough tools to be successful. For example multiple free tutoring centers, great libraries, office hours, review sessions, and more but these are just for academic success. There is also a brand new beautiful four story fitness center free to students, free campus escort and bus routes for student transportation, many on campus job opportunities, and hundreds of different clubs, organizations, or fraternities/sororities that are useful for enjoying the social aspect of college, getting your feet wet in your field of work, or expanding your professional network. UNR is also very tolerant and socially accepting of all different races, cultures, and LGBT members.
As a current sophomore at the University of Nevada, Reno, I can confidently say I am more than pleased that I chose to attend this school. It is a very affordable campus, especially being an in-state student. I love the Reno area, the night life, outdoor activities, and Tahoe being so close! I am involved with Greek life on campus, which has definitely enhanced my college experience so far, as well as has provided me with such an awesome community. While some of the professors are not the best, the school compensates with awesome events that encourage student involvement, a beautiful campus, great gym, and great sports events. I also work on campus at the bookstore.