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Your chances of getting into Nevada State College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

79%
Admission Difficulty for Nevada State College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at NSC is 79%.  Its admission rate is the 2nd lowest in Nevada.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into NSC and can you get accepted?

Nevada State College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 972 out of the 1,230 who applied were admitted.

Nevada State College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.75. 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into NSC?

79% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Nevada State College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Earn B- grades in high school

NSC GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

2.75

Typical High School Grades 

B-

What GPA do you need to get into Nevada State College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into NSC are to have around a 2.75 high school GPA. You can get into NSC with slightly below average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 2.75 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NSC accepts 79% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at NSC is 2.75 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B- letter grades and regularly score around 80-82 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #4 in Nevada for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since NSC is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 2.8 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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NSC SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Nevada State College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting SAT 

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SAT Scores for Nevada State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
SAT Scores for Nevada State College
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Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
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Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

NSC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

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ACT Scores for Nevada State College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Nevada State College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Nevada State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 923 307 1,230
Accepted 739 233 972
Acceptance Rate 80% 76% 79%
Enrolled 276 72 348
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 31% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Nevada State College is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Nevada State College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Nevada State College Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Nevada State College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Nevada State College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=441900 IPEDS survey data for Nevada State College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Nevada State College?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to NSC. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.