University of Nevada-Reno Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Nevada Reno
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into University of Nevada-Reno and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Nevada for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,557 out of 9,721 applicants were admitted making University of Nevada Reno an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. University of Nevada Reno typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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University of Nevada-Reno SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT52%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1140|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1230|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Nevada for highest average SAT composite score. 52 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1320 and Above||Good||>93%|
|1230 to 1320||Avg +||88%-93%|
|1140 to 1230||Avg -||81%-88%|
|1050 to 1140||Reach||72%-81%|
|Less than 1050||Low||<72%|
University of Nevada-Reno ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT81%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 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 81 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Nevada Reno.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>93%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||88%-93%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||83%-88%|
|19 to 21||Reach||76%-83%|
|Less than 19||Low||<76%|
Avg. High School GPA3.37
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Nevada Reno. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Nevada Reno was 3.37 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 3.37 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Nevada-Reno accepts 88% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||23%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||22%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||20%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||15%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||2%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
55% of University of Nevada Reno freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||23%|
|Top 25% of class||55%|
|Top 50% of class||87%|
|Bottom 50% of class||13%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||41%||44%||43%|
Applications were DueMay 31, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on May 31, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Nevada Reno and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.