University of Nevada - Reno Overview
Located in Reno, Nevada, University of Nevada - Reno is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is University of Nevada - Reno Known For?
- The highest award offered at UNR is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from UNR with a bachelor's degree make about $47,000 a year. That's 15% more than those who graduate from other schools.
University of Nevada - Reno Rankings
Out of the 11 colleges in Nevada, UNR is ranked at #1.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNR.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UNR has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Environmental Education Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Theatre and Dance Schools||College Factual|
|#7||Best General Health & Wellness Schools||College Factual|
|#10||Best Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#26||Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#46||Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
Where Is University of Nevada - Reno?
Contact details for UNR are given below.
|Address:||North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557|
How Do I Get Into UNR?
You can apply to UNR online at: www.unr.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for UNR
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UNR?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.
Average Test Scores
About 42% of students accepted to UNR submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 630.
Can I Afford University of Nevada - Reno?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNR, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $6,911 a year. That adds up to $27,644 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UNR is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Nevada - Reno Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,877 graduate students at the school.
Of the 14,323 full-time undergraduates at UNR, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Nevada - Reno students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||459|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,228|
Nevada students aren't the only ones who study at University of Nevada - Reno. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 79 countries are represented at UNR. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Japan, and India.
Online Learning at University of Nevada - Reno
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNR has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 5th most popular in Nevada for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UNR
The following table shows how UNR is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#64||#151|
Online Growth Rankings of UNR
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Nevada - Reno was 20.8%. This is the #1,047 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNR regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNR majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNR ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNR.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Nevada - Reno Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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