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University of Nevada - Reno Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Nevada - Reno, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Nevada - Reno Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Nevada - Reno was awarded 72 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, UNR is ranked #423 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UNR also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Nevada ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNR?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Nevada - Reno is 88%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into UNR is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 52% 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 540 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Nevada - Reno  ( 540 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Nevada - Reno  ( 530 to 630 )
UNR received ACT scores from 81% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Nevada - Reno  ( 21 to 26 )

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University of Nevada - Reno Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Nevada - Reno is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Nevada - Reno is 97%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  97 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Nevada - Reno

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Nevada - Reno enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UNR is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at UNR

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 18,348 undergraduates at UNR with 15,572 being full-time and 2,776 being part-time.

UNR Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 85.81 out of 100, UNR is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  85.81 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Nevada - Reno Cost?

The overall average net price of UNR is $14,505. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNR

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,957 $12,103 $15,016 $17,801 $18,324

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UNR, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UNR, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $6,506 a year. That adds up to $26,024 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNR is 5.1%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UNR Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UNR make around $47,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UNR graduates since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at University of Nevada - Reno make the most money.

Location of University of Nevada - Reno

University of Nevada - Reno is a public institution located in Reno, Nevada. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of University of Nevada - Reno

Contact details for UNR are given below.

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

University of Nevada - Reno Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 88 majors graduated from University of Nevada - Reno. Of these students, 3,959 received undergraduate degrees and 967 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health Sciences & Services 309 $32,900
General Biology 219 $32,400
General Psychology 202 $27,900
Criminology 176 $31,200
General Business/Commerce 162 $39,300
Nursing 149 $67,200
Mechanical Engineering 144 $51,000
Human Development & Family Studies 138 $29,000
Journalism 133 $31,300
Accounting 124 $49,200

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Nevada - Reno along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UNR

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 4,661 students took at least one online class at University of Nevada - Reno. This is a decrease from the 4,692 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,661 955
2016-2017 4,692 820
2015-2016 4,687 616
2014-2015 4,152 546
2013-2014 3,463 476

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