University of Nevada, Reno

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School Overview

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The University of Nevada, Reno is a public
university that is located in Reno,
Nevada.  Established in 1874, the
University of Nevada, or Nevada for short,
is a land grant institution that was
originally located east of Reno in Elko,
Nevada and was known as the
State University of Nevada.  In 1906,
after a name change and relocation to
Reno, it became known as the University of
Nevada.

Academic Colleges and Ranking

The University is home to nine academic
colleges through which a variety of over
140 major programs are administered. 
Nevada’s Master’s in Business
Administration has been
ranked as 21st in the U.S. by BusinessWeek
Additionally, U.S. News and World
Report
has ranked Nevada as 181st
among Tier 1 national universities. 
Among international institutions, Nevada
is ranked in the top 500.

Libraries

Nevada is home to several campus libraries
that also serve the surrounding
community.  The main library, the
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center is a recent
addition to the sprawling campus that
replaced the former Getchell
Library.  In addition to the main
library, the campus has four other library
facilities that serve the varying academic
disciplines taught at the University.

General Information

Admission
Office

Mail Stop 120
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-1110
(866) 263-8232
Fax: (775) 784-4283

Contact: Melisa Choroszy
Associate Vice President,
Enrollment Services
Main
Address

PBA/Mail Stop 118
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-1110
www.unr.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 13,367
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 2,296
Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,789

Graduate enrollment: 3,264

Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees
offered:

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First
Professional

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $60
Online application fee: $60
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 91%
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 76%

College Majors

Agriculture
& Related Sciences

Agricultural

Economics B
Animal
Breeding B
Animal
Sciences B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

Women's
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Art
History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Music –
General B
Music –
General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biochemistry

B
Biology
B
Biotechnology

B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business
– General B
Business/Managerial

Economics B
Entrepreneurial

Studies B
Finance/Banking

B
Hospitality

Administration/Management B
Human
Resources Management B
International

Business B
Logistics/Materials

Management B
Marketing

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Science B
Computer/Information

Sciences – General B

Education
Agricultural

Education B
Art
Teacher Education B
Business
Teacher Education B
Elementary

Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – Education B
Foreign
Language Teacher Education B
Health
Teacher Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Science
Teacher Education B
Secondary

Education B
Social
Science Teacher Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Special
Education B
Speech
communication teacher education B
Technology/Industrial

Arts Education B
Theatre
teacher education B
Trade/Industrial

Education B

Engineering
Chemical
Engineering B
Civil
Engineering B
Computer
Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Engineering

Physics B
Environmental

Engineering B
Geological

Engineering B
Mechanical

Engineering B
Metallurgical

Engineering B
Mining/Mineral

Engineering B
Water
Resource Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Construction/Building

Technologies B

English Language &
Literature

Creative
Writing B
English
Composition B
English
Language & Literature –
General B
English
language and linguistics B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child
Development B
Foods/Nutrition

Studies B
Human
Development/Family Studies B
Interior
design A

Foreign Language &
Literature

French B
German B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Health
ecology B
Nursing
(RN) B
Preveterinary

Medicine B
Speech-Language

Pathology B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General
Studies B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Neuroscience

B
Nutrition

Sciences B
Science,
Technology & Society B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Environmental

Science B
Forestry
– General B
Natural
Resources & Conservation –
General B
Natural
Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness

Management B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric

Sciences B
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
GeophysicsSeismology

B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B
Social
Psychology B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Criminology

B
Geography

B
International

Relations B
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.

University of Nevada-Reno Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (775) 784-1110
Website: www.unr.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.unr.edu/admissions/application-process/apply-now
Address: North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 21,463
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 16,802 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,599
Out-of-state Tuition: $22,236
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,548

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Nevada-Reno Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Nevada-Reno.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 211
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 455
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 74
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Education 3774
Engineering 1111110
English Language and Literature/Letters 121
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 211
Health Professions and Related Programs 9433
History 111
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 31
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 1556
Psychology 122
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Social Sciences 654
Visual and Performing Arts 62
Grand total 17716039

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Nevada-Reno and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $7,599
Out-of-state $22,236
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $5,575
Out-of-state $20,047

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 3,182 89%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,815 78% $6,548
Student loan aid 1,363 38% $5,928

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 11,518 63% $6,572
Federal student loans 6,468 35% $6,179

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Nevada-Reno. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Nevada-Reno students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,531 4,353 5,178
Percent admitted 100% 88% 89%
Percent admitted who enrolled 39% 41% 37%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Nevada-Reno Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 21,463
Undergraduate enrollment 17,930
Graduate enrollment 3,533

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Nevada-Reno Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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