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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$34,097 Avg Cost After Aid
88% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UNR is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at UNR is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UNR makes roughly $59,167 a year. This is 45% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is University of Nevada - Reno?


Contact details for UNR are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1664 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557
Phone: 775-784-1110

How Do I Get Into UNR?

You can apply to UNR online at:

Admission Requirements for UNR

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNR?

88% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores
Since UNR has an acceptance rate of 88%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.

Average Test Scores

About 12% 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 640. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Nevada - Reno  ( 530 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Nevada - Reno  ( 530 to 630 )
UNR received ACT scores from 60% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Nevada - Reno  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Nevada - Reno  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Nevada - Reno  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford University of Nevada - Reno?

$34,097 Net Price
30% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNR is $34,097. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 30% of students took out student loans averaging $6,579 a year. That adds up to $26,316 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNR is 0.8%. 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

14,016 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,025 undergraduate students at UNR, with 14,016 being full-time and 3,009 being part-time.


There are also 4,009 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,016 full-time undergraduates at UNR, 47% are male and 53% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Nevada - Reno students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,188
Black or African American 479
Hispanic or Latino 3,259
White 7,372
International Students 152
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,566

Geographic Diversity

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

1,586 Took All Classes Online
6,149 Took At Least One Class Online
20.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 6,149 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNR has changed over the last few years.


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.

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%.


*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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