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University of Nevada-Reno

Reno, NV, USA
3.75 Average Rating

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is a 4-year public institution and the first university founded in the state. UNR encompasses 11 colleges offering bachelor’s and graduate degrees in more than 460 fields of study. Additionally, the university oversees the Nevada Terawatt Facility which houses one of the most powerful lasers on any college campus. UNR also focuses on earthquake research and its campus features one of the largest earthquake simulation labs in the country. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
88%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019 June 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2019 June 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 15, 2019 January 10, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
70%
Out-Of-State Students
29%
80%
Submitting ACT
49%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
21,463
Total Number of Undergrads
17,930
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
37%
20-39 Students
35%
40-99 Students
19%
100+ Students
7%
0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
58%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,723
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,599
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,236
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,770
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
50%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
78%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,548
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
78%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,890
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,870

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
38%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,928
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,280
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$194
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
185
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
18%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wolf Pack
School Colors
Blue/Silver
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mountain West Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Reno
Las Vegas
San Francisco
Sacramento
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.75 Average Rating
This school is growing, it has plenty of high tech resources that really help me in my research for class papers. The campus is well kept and beautiful. It has a lot to offer students with a variety of interests.
Madison from Pollock Pines, CA
The University of Nevada is both a scenic, fun campus with all its clubs and activities and one that is not too costly.

The campus is great when it comes to accommodating its students' educational goals, for it has many beneficial programs such as internships and research labs and free tutoring.

The University is prestigious, because of its competitive graduate schools and quality of student curriculum, but it is affordable and offers many scholarships, keeping it open to people from all backgrounds who wish to apply.
Evangela

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