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University of Nevada--Reno is a public institution that was founded in 1864. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,820, its setting is city, and the campus size is 255 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Nevada--Reno's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 189. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,248 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,844 (2012-13).
The University of Nevada—Reno is located on the border between the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada on the western edge of the state. Nevada offers more than 50 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 master’s programs, including business, education, medicine, and engineering. The university also specializes in earthquake research and is home to one of the largest earthquake-simulation laboratories in the country.
Outside the classroom and lab, Nevada students can explore more than 200 student organizations, pledge with about 20 fraternities and sororities, and celebrate one of the school’s many traditions. Each fall, students paint a big Nevada “N” on Peavine Peak, which overlooks campus, and during basketball season, fans cheer on the team as part of the “Blue Crew.” Student athletes can play at the intramural level or try out for one of the many Nevada Wolf Pack varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Western Conference. Off campus, Nevada students can visit the nearby Lake Tahoe, check out the museums and festivals of Reno, and drive just a few hours to California’s capital of Sacramento or the San Francisco Bay Area.
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The University of Nevada, Reno features an impressive breadth of academic programs and the state's largest research portfolio. With the Sierra Nevada as its backdrop, the main campus is minutes away from downtown Reno's Truckee River Whitewater Park and less than an hour away from Lake Tahoe and skiing. Its historic Quad and surrounding original campus are designated on the National Register of Historic Places, while significant new teaching and research facilities and the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, one of the most technologically advanced libraries in the country, transform the learning environment for students. Its medical education, engineering and scientific specialties are acclaimed, and its faculty creates a rich intellectual environment. The University of Nevada Medical School includes teaching and research facilities in Reno and Las Vegas. The University is home to the University Study Abroad Consortium, one of the largest study-abroad programs in the country with programs in 24 countries.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Nevada--Reno, it's important to note the application deadline is May 31. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 31. The application fee at University of Nevada--Reno is $60. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||86.2%|
|Application deadline||May 31|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 31|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Nevada--Reno is 26:1, and the school has 33.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Nevada--Reno include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; and Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.2 percent.
University of Nevada--Reno has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,820, with a gender distribution of 47.4 percent male students and 52.6 percent female students. At this school, 15.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 85.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Nevada--Reno is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of Nevada--Reno offers a number of student services including day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Nevada--Reno also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Nevada--Reno, 37 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Nevada--Reno.
|Students who have cars on campus||37%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Nevada--Reno, 43.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,300.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,248 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$19,844 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,116 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data