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University of Nevada-Reno Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Nevada Reno

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
87%
Admission Difficulty for University of Nevada Reno
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into University of Nevada-Reno and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of Nevada-Reno is 87%.  It ranks #4 in Nevada for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Nevada Reno is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 8,419 out of 9,644 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent (SAT 1060/1260 ACT 20/26). University of Nevada Reno typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of Nevada-Reno application fee is $60 and applications are due by Apr 7.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Nevada Reno is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

University of Nevada-Reno SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1060-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT 
49%
SAT Scores for University of Nevada Reno
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for University of Nevada Reno
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Nevada Reno?

University of Nevada Reno typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 960. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. University of Nevada-Reno ranks #1 in Nevada for highest average SAT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Nevada Reno admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1260 and Above Good >93%
1160 to 1260 Avg + 87%-93%
1060 to 1160 Avg - 78%-87%
960 to 1060 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 960 Low <65%
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University of Nevada-Reno ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
80%
ACT Scores for University of Nevada Reno
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of Nevada Reno
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Nevada-Reno?

Admission data indicates that University of Nevada-Reno regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Nevada for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 80 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Nevada Reno.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Nevada Reno admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >93%
23 to 26 Avg + 87%-93%
20 to 23 Avg - 78%-87%
17 to 20 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 17 Low <65%
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University of Nevada-Reno GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.5
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Nevada Reno?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of Nevada-Reno. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Nevada Reno was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Nevada for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Nevada-Reno accepts 87% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Nevada Reno students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 4.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 23.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 22.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

56% of University of Nevada Reno freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Nevada Reno students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 56%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

University of Nevada Reno admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,396 4,248 9,644
Accepted 4,766 3,653 8,419
Acceptance Rate 88% 86% 87%
Enrolled 1,850 1,501 3,351
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 41% 40%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 7, 2023
Days left to Apply
123

Applicants have 123 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 7, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Nevada Reno is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Nevada Reno and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Nevada Reno
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=182290 IPEDS survey data for University of Nevada Reno.

FAQs

Does University of Nevada Reno prefer SAT or ACT?

49% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Nevada-Reno. 80% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Nevada Reno?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Nevada-Reno. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Nevada Reno?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1260. 49% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Nevada Reno?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 80% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.