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University of Nevada-Reno Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Nevada Reno

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
88.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of Nevada Reno
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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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, 7,996 out of 9,064 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 45 percent. University of Nevada Reno typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 44% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Nevada Reno is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Nevada-Reno SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
49%
SAT Scores for University of Nevada Reno
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for University of Nevada Reno
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1180

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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Nevada for highest average SAT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1290 and Above Good >93%
1180 to 1290 Avg + 88%-93%
1070 to 1180 Avg - 81%-88%
960 to 1070 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 960 Low <72%
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University of Nevada-Reno ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
80%
ACT Scores for University of Nevada Reno
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
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 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 80 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Nevada Reno.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 + 88%-93%
21 to 23 Avg - 83%-88%
19 to 21 Reach 76%-83%
Less than 19 Low <76%
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University of Nevada-Reno GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.37
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Nevada Reno students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 18% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

55% 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 23%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

University of Nevada Reno admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,889 4,175 9,064
Accepted 4,391 3,605 7,996
Acceptance Rate 90% 86% 88%
Enrolled 1,924 1,623 3,547
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 45% 44%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 7, 2022
Days left to Apply
163

Applicants have 163 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 7, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 Admission 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?

88% 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 1070 and 1290. 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 21 and 26. 80% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.