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
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Nevada - Reno is ...
Public
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
83%
Application Deadline
April 7
SAT Range
970-1200
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
$15,022/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,312/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,092/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,248/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,363/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,929/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.221 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.222 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.221 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,950Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 154 responses
Report
  • A lot of whites but a lot of different people
    27%
  • UNR has a diverse cultural communnity.
    25%
  • Average
    18%
  • Collective of all Cultures
    10%
  • Dedicated
    9%
  • White
    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.268 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.335 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 152 responses
Report
  • Wolf pack
    51%
  • Beautiful
    17%
  • Welcoming
    14%
  • Community
    10%
  • Average
    2%
  • Biggest Little City
    2%
  • Expensive
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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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I absolutely love my university! It is a wonderful place to obtain a higher education, meet new people, and make connections that will last forever. I am most excited about finishing my bachelors, starting research in my area of study, and finding the perfect mentor. The university is always being renovated and they are bringing in local restaurants, which have some of the best food on campus! The campus is a great place to spend your whole day, whether it is spent studying, in class, or meeting with friends and professors. The campus is quite large, so it does take some time to walk from the parking areas to your classes, but there are shuttle buses available!
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The University of Nevada, Reno is a great college to go to! For people living around the Sacramento, CA area, it is a great college to go to where it is not too close and not too far at the same time. As an engineering student, they push you to graduate in 4 years which is great because they really help you with that. There are many clubs/organizations that are a lot of fun. These clubs help students out in the long run as it leads to connections for your specific career.The only downside I have with this university is that there is a lot of construction going on within the campus. But overall it is a beautiful campus!
The University of Reno, Nevada is a beautiful school surrounded by rolling hills that go for miles. The student body is full of intelligent, goal driven, and motivated students that will soon go on to change the world. The University prides itself on academics, being a tier one university, that goes above and beyond to the call of education. My personal experience is a little different... I love being at this university! I love the expansive programs and degrees they offer and the many glorious social opportunities to expand ones network. The affordable price makes UNR and top pick for students living in the area as well as Nevada. Overall, my experience at the University of Nevada, Reno has been one of the most positive things to happen in my life. I'm excited to continue this journey and graduate with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology!