Tuition & Fees

$8,024

$23,075

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
38%
500-599
45%
400-499
10%
700-800
10%
600-699
34%
500-599
46%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
30%
18-23
43%
12-17
14%
30-36
7%
24-29
41%
18-23
38%
12-17
14%
30-36
10%
24-29
37%
18-23
45%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,402
Declined + 1,129
Total Received 9,531
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Public

17,930

undergraduate students

3,533

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Community Health Sciences
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4844
ACT 2497

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Location

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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 21,463
Established in 1864
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Reno, NV

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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned 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
27%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
38%
500-599
45%
400-499
10%
700-800
10%
600-699
34%
500-599
46%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
30%
18-23
43%
12-17
14%
30-36
7%
24-29
41%
18-23
38%
12-17
14%
30-36
10%
24-29
37%
18-23
45%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
April 7
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,402
Declined + 1,129
Total Received 9,531

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Melisa N. Choroszy
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Services
P: 775 784-4700
F: 775 784-4283
asknevada@unr.edu

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,020

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,260
Room $6,100
Board $4,768
Additional fees $764
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $20,192
Average Financial Aid - $9,020
Total with Avg. Aid $11,172

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,374,651
State $11,555,025
Institutional $15,413,000
Other external $3,037,111
Total $51,379,787

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $7,405,839
Institutional $3,697,512
Other external $1,623,921
Total $12,727,272
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Timothy Wolfe
Director of Student Financial Services
tawolfe@unr.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
riflery
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

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 Directors

Ron Knuth (men's)
Athletic Director

Cindy Fox (women's)
Executive Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Western Athletic Conference (Football I-A)
Mascot
Wolf Pack
School colors
navy blue and silver

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Agricultural Science
Animal/Range Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Music
Art
Art History
Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Basque Studies
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Cellular/Molecular Biology
Cellular/Molecular Pharmacology/Physiology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Communication Studies
Community Health Sciences
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Construction Science
Counseling/Educational Psychology
Criminal Justice
Dance
Ecohydrology
Ecology/Evolution/Conservation Biology
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Health
Equity/Diversity in Education
Finance
Forest Management/Ecology
French
Gender Studies
General Business
General Studies
Geo-Engineering
Geochemistry
Geography
Geological Engineering
Geology
Geophysics
History
Human Development/Family Studies
Hydrogeology
Hydrology
Information Systems
Integrated Educational Studies
International Affairs
International Business
Journalism
Judicial Studies
Justice Management
Literacy Studies
Management
Marketing
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine
Metallurgical Engineering
Metallurgy
Mining Engineering
Molecular Microbiology/Immunology
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Natural Resources/Environmental Sciences
Neuroscience
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing
Nutrition
Philosophy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration/Policy
Public Health
Race/Identity
Secondary Education
Social Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Statistics/Decision Sciences
Teaching History
Teaching of Mathematics
Theatre
Veterinary Science
Visual Art
Wildlife Ecology/Conservation
Women's Studies
World Languages/Literature
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Community Health Sciences
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

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

21,463

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

17,930
students

Female
52%
9,376

Male
48%
8,554

16%

3,533
students

Female
59%
2,072

Male
41%
1,461

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

15,200
students

Female
53%
7,987

Male
47%
7,213

16%

2,730
students

Female
51%
1,389

Male
49%
1,341

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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
56%
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 Admissions

74%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: January 5

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
Countries most often represented Canada
Chine
Germany
Japan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Susie Askew
Director Office of International Students and Scholars
775 784-6874
international@unr.edu

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