University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, NV

University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, NV

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Tuition & Fees

$8,366

$24,020

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,419
Declined 1,225
Total Received 9,644
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Public

19,231

undergraduate students

4,461

graduate students

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School Facts

University of Nevada at Reno, founded in 1864, is a coeducational public institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Human and Community Sciences; the Schools of Journalism, Medicine, and Mines. Its 200-acre campus is located in Reno.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 23,692
Established in 1864
Coeducational Coeducational

255-acre campus in Reno (population: 248,853). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus. School operates on-campus shuttle service.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

University of Nevada, Reno
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV
89557

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
64%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
530
75th
630
25th
530
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 1
Application deadline (final deadline) April 7
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,419
Declined 1,225
Total Received 9,644

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

74%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,872

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,268
Housing $5,850
Food $5,792
Additional fees $1,098
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $21,308
Average Financial Aid - $6,872
Total with Avg. Aid $14,436

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,306,762
State $12,069,645
Institutional $16,843,052
Other external $2,961,261
Total $53,180,720

Non-need-based

Federal $4,291
State $8,272,340
Institutional $4,559,441
Other external $1,528,825
Total $14,364,897

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Financial Aid Office


P: 775 784-4666
F: 775 784-1025
finaid@unr.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field x country yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

bowling, boxing, cycling, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, water polo, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

boxing, cycling, equestrian sports, racquetball, rugby, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

arena football, badminton, basketball, flag football, floor hockey, golf, mountain biking, rock climbing, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Western Athletic Conference (Football I-A)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Adult Literacy Tutor/Instructor. yes
Agricultural Teacher Education. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biotechnology. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemical Physics. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminology. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Dance, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Education. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
Geography. yes yes yes
Geological/Geophysical Engineering. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
Geophysics and Seismology. yes yes yes
Health and Wellness, General. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes yes
Hydrology and Water Resources Science. yes yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Journalism. yes yes
Legal Professions and Studies, Other. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Materials Engineering. yes yes yes
Mathematical Statistics and Probability. yes yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Metallurgical Engineering. yes yes
Microbiology and Immunology. yes
Mining and Mineral Engineering. yes yes
Molecular Pharmacology. yes
Multicultural Education. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Natural Resources/Conservation, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes yes yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing Practice. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Pre-Veterinary Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health, General. yes yes
Range Science and Management. yes yes yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Social Psychology. yes yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Theatre and Dance. yes
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Community Health Sciences
  2. Psychology
  3. Bioloby

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-veterinary science

23,692

total students

73%

in-state

27%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

19,231
students

Female
53%
10,222

Male
47%
9,009

19%

4,461
students

Female
61%
2,731

Male
39%
1,730

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

15,626
students

Female
53%
8,353

Male
47%
7,273

19%

3,605
students

Female
52%
1,869

Male
48%
1,736

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: July 1

Spring: January 5

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Japan
Russia
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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