UNR

University of Nevada - Reno

1664 N Virginia Rd, Reno, United States
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  • Total Documents
    377
  • Class Notes
    241
  • Textbook Notes
    90
  • Study Guides
    45
  • Currently Enrolled
    159
  • Previously Enrolled
    118

Overview of University of Nevada - Reno (UNR)

About this school

U Nevada-Reno is a public institution. Founded in 1864, it adopted coeducation in 1874. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Human and Community Sciences; the Schools of Journalism, Medicine, and Mines. Its 200-acre campus is located in Reno, just east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:18,348
    • Men:8,674 (47.3%)
    • Women:9,674 (52.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (UNR)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Nevada, Reno is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 7
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Reno, NV  89557
Phone
(775) 784-4700
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
April 7
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
June 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
88% of 9,721 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 5,373 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 4,348 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,632 (42%) of 8,557 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,973 (41%) of 4,787 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,659 (44%) of 3,770 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
17%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
26%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
581 average |530-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
585 average |540-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
38%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
37%
• Score 18 - 23
47%
• Score 12 - 17
7%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UNR)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,764|Out-of-state: $22,236
  • Room & Board: - $10,868 (65.99465630313335%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (7.894097643915472%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,300 (26.111246052951177%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Nevada, Reno accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002568
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,640 (75.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,867 (70.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,867 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
187 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$8,300
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,682 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,885
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,072 (57.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,360
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,449 (77.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
537 (15.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,050

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,001 (65.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
7,767 (77.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,767 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
7,716 (99.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$8,800
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,621 (85.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,642
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,066 (65.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,225
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 4,349 (56.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,516 (9.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,650

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,650
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Married Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UNR)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


710

Part-Time Faculty


564

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


50%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 20% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 13% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 8% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,998,338

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Nevada, Reno provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


48.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


55.0%

Programs & Majors (UNR)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (72)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Animal Breeding
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Housing and Human Environments, Other
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


Biotechnology

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts for the Teaching of English, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Justice Management, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Judicial Studies, Master of Arts in Teaching of Mathematics, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (75)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology
  • Journalism
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication

Campus Life (UNR)

Location & Geography

Population


233,294

Nearest Metropolitan Area


200 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
19.9 average low in January, 83.1 average high in September
Rain
51 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
6 mile(s) from campus in Reno
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Reno
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Reno

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


16% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


64%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cross-country running, equestrian sports, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Nevada, Reno offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, intervarsity christian fellowship, student ambassadors, young democrats, asian american association, blue crew

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


15,572

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
18,348
Women
9,674
Men
8,674

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 8.0% Asian
  • 3.3% Black/African-American
  • 20.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 57.9% White
  • 1.7% Unknown

International Students


1.5% from 60 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


3,309

Student Resources (UNR)

Study resources

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