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University of Nevada Reno

Reno, Nevada

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University of Nevada Reno overview
Location Reno, Nevada
Online unr.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of Nevada Reno overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), established in 1874, is a public research university that marries the academic environment with the scenic surroundings of the city of Reno, close to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains. UNR's campus is distinguished by its historic Jeffersonian architecture, particularly in the historic quadrangle at the campus' core. It offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable strength in fields such as environmental sciences, journalism, and engineering. The university maintains a moderately selective admissions process. On-campus living is facilitated through a variety of residence halls and student housing options, catering to a significant portion of the student body. While the university boasts a selection of Division I athletic teams known as the Wolf Pack, UNR is particularly recognized for its competitive programs in sports such as baseball and basketball.

In the most recent statistical year 9,398 prospective students applied, and 8,047 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,296 enrolled in the school.  15,477 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,468 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,133 plus fees of $814. University of Nevada-Reno is ranked 443 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University of Nevada-Reno is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Nevada Reno overview
SAT 1060/1270
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.4

Applications Accepted

University of Nevada Reno overview
Applications Due Apr 7, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Nevada Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Nevada Reno
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$814
Room and Board $13,796
Budget for Other Expenses$4,792
Total One Year Cost$28,835

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Nevada Reno
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$814
Room and Board $13,796
Budget for Other Expenses$4,792
Total One Year Cost$45,389

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$53,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Nevada Reno students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 16%
Social Sciences 11%
Health Professions 9%
Engineering 8%
Education 7%

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