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University of Nevada - Reno Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of Nevada - Reno, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Nevada - Reno Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Nevada - Reno was awarded 70 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social work.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UNR as #512 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 4 colleges in Nevada, UNR is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNR?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 88%, University of Nevada - Reno is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

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

At University of Nevada - Reno, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Nevada - Reno is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Nevada - Reno

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Nevada - Reno has a freshmen retention rate of 81%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 22% for first-time, full-time students at UNR, which is 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 17,297 undergraduates at UNR with 14,788 being full-time and 2,509 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 90.41 out of 100, UNR is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  90.41 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Nevada - Reno Cost?

The overall average net price of UNR is $14,122. 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 +
$10,875 $12,027 $14,995 $17,776 $18,236

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNR, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $5,928 a year. That adds up to $23,712 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNR is 5.0%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UNR with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $47,000 in their early years. That's great news for UNR students since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Nevada - Reno

Located in Reno, Nevada, University of Nevada - Reno is a public institution. Reno is a great location for students who prefer city over country 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 81 majors graduated from University of Nevada - Reno. Of these students, 4,101 received undergraduate degrees and 912 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 387 $32,900
General Psychology 236 $27,900
General Biology 197 $32,400
Marketing 187 $39,600
General Business/Commerce 172 $39,300
Mechanical Engineering 168 $51,000
Criminology 161 $31,200
Nursing 147 $67,200
Human Development & Family Studies 145 $29,000
Finance & Financial Management 142 $47,000

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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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Notes and References


*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.


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