University of Nevada-Reno
Reno, NV, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
88%
Acceptance Rate
9,531
Students Applied
75%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
977
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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 31, 2021 June 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 15, 2019 January 10, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$60
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
70%
Out-Of-State Students
26%
US States Represented
42
Countries Represented
39
80%
Submitting ACT
49%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1172
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
530
75th
640
Reading
25th
540
75th
640
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
23%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
28
Top 25%
57
Top 50%
87
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
418
$30k - $48k
305
$48k - $75k
243
$75k - $110k
199
$110k+
257

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 866-263-8232
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.75 Average Rating
When entering UNR, never feel the need to become overwhelmed or overworked. There is help everywhere for every question you might have. If a class becomes too difficult, talk to your professor, they are there to help you, so do not feel like you have to endure it, the professors enjoy to help the students. Tutoring or any extra curricular activity can be found very easily all you need is to ask around. Besides that, have an open mind to college, it should be more than just hard work, but you should also enjoy every minute of it!
Jessica from Reno, NV
Keep an open mind and explore as many different subjects as possible during your first year. If you limit your options from the beginning, you may never discover your passion. There are so many fields of study in college that most students have no exposure to in high school, and at a mid-size school like UNR there are countless opportunities to try new activities and broaden your perspectives. Be sure to take advantage of them because this may be the only time in your life that you have the opportunity to do so. One such experience is the UNR study abroad program, known as the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Upon returning to the U.S., many students rave about their experiences studying in foreign countries. Many of these programs are offered over the summer, which allows students to participate without getting behind in their degree programs. In addition, there are scholarships available specifically for those wishing to study abroad.
Anna from Reno, NV
Make sure you take advantage of the fact that the advisers are there to help you. Just like your counciler in high school. I was a little confused in the beginning, but once i asked for help i was pointed in the right direction. Also make sure you have your priorities straight. So many students lose focus on there studies because they choose their social life over school. Your scholarships can be taken aways just as easy as they were given to you. I really want to make that clear to all the Nevada residents on the millenium scholarship. Lastly, don't be afraid to experience new things. Your in college now and on the road of your life's journey, know what you want out of it.
Kaila from N Las Vegas, NV
Be ready for extreme but fun weather! Buying books online through the campus bookstore is easy--use it! Keep in mind which major one has chosen; the departments are very useful for scholarships, work-study, and pretty much anything.
Alyssa from Keizer, OR
Reno is a dry place so be prepared with your emergency lip chap and lotion. I know this sounds funny but nobody wants crusty crusts!
Kammi from Modesto, CA
There is a lot you can do to keep up with the big change from being a high school senior to a college freshman. One of the many tips I would suggest for incoming freshmen is to keep up with all of your classes, when you don't understand something get help right away. And another important tip would be to make friends that you can depend on and who are supportive of your life goals, not people who are going to hold you down or distract you from your studies.
Sara from Cameron Park, CA
Apply early, especially your admission application process; you can start as early as Nov, second quarter of your senior year. There is also a living learning communities for students who are in nursing, engineering women and much more. If you want to be a part of it, do your research and apply early because spaces are limited. There is a honors programs, as well as a Trio scholars program. For meal plan I recommend Premium C or D, you would not need that many swipes a week. The DC cafe has good variety of food available to choose from. Don't buy your books early, wait until you went to your classes for a week. Student usually will change their minds, whether they like the class or not and would often drop and switch to another class. Some class would not require you to need your book. Look for good deals for books, there is a lot out there, such as amazon.
Rittz Shanaine from Reno, NV
DO NOT! I repeat. DO NOT take 8am classes unless you absolutely have to! Trust me! It's not fun. When I started school here I was like, Well, high school started at seven so I can do 8am classes no problem. You probably won't get out of bed until after the class is over trust me I did that a few times, and turns out I missed out on some good lessons! I've learned my lesson, so now my earliest classes don't start until (at the earliest) 9am. ANOTHER IMPORTANT TIP. Don't be afraid to be yourself when you get to college. You'll probably meet others like you and then you'll become life long friends. Everyone here is pretty chill and won't judge you, so just be you. Oh and another thing, make sure you go to class!! Can't wait to meet you <3 Go Wolf Pack!!
Briana from Henderson, NV
Don't be afraid to see your professor during office hours. With large classes, it can be hard to get the 1 on 1 attention to understand everything the professor is teaching. Most classes also have Teaching Assistants to help you too.
Sit in the front, so the teacher gets to know and recognise you a bit more. You are going to want to pull a few of your favorite teachers aside later for internship, job, scholarship, or other applications.
Destiny from Fallon, NV
Look at the campus first, if you are not happy where you are going to walking around all day, then it is not a place you are going to want to be. Talk with either a couple of advisers, students or teachers to get a feel for what is going to be like. Don't go in cold turkey expecting to be everything you want you need to do some research.
Shawnee from Reno, NV

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