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University of Nevada, Reno
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  • 4 Year
  • RENO, NV

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

1664 N VIRGINIA ST
RENO, NV 89557
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
From University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno is a public research university committed to a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874, the University serves more than 21,000 students in 145 undergraduate major programs and 100+ master's and doctoral programs, including Nevada's first school of medicine.

13 Colleges & Schools:

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, College of Business, College of Education & Human Development, College of Engineering, Interdisciplinary, School of Journalism, College of Liberal Arts, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, College of Science, and School of Social Work.

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University of Nevada, Reno Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
April 8
Acceptance Rate
88%
SAT Range
1060-1270
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,398 / 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
$7,232 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 231 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 276 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 275 responses

Majors

Top Research Institution

academic spotlight

The University of Nevada, Reno is recognized as a Carnegie® Engaged University and one of the country's top research institutions by the Carnegie® Classification.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,016 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,009
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 207 responses
  • UNR has a diverse cultural communnity.
    29%
  • A lot of whites but a lot of different people
    23%
  • Average
    16%
  • Collective of all Cultures
    10%
  • White
    9%
  • Dedicated
    7%
  • Immature
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 322 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 389 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 206 responses
  • Wolf pack
    49%
  • Beautiful
    15%
  • Welcoming
    14%
  • Community
    9%
  • Average
    4%
  • Biggest Little City
    4%
  • Expensive
    1%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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. 156 responses

University of Nevada, Reno Reviews

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