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 University of Nevada-Reno

University of Nevada-Reno - Reno, NV

North Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89557

General information:(775)784-1110
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:18,004(14,820 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:26 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,045 $5,561 $5,630 -1%
Out-of-state $17,385 $18,851 $19,226 -2%
Books and supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,145 $10,115 $10,116 -0%
Other $3,855 $4,261 $4,666 -9%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,995 $10,268 $10,268 0%
Other $6,005 $6,108 $6,108 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,750 $4,887 $5,680 -14%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $20,345 $21,237 $21,712 0%
Off Campus $22,345 $23,237 $23,306 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,095 $11,748 $12,610 -8%
On Campus $32,685 $34,527 $35,308 -3%
Off Campus $34,685 $36,527 $36,902 0%
Off Campus with Family $23,435 $25,038 $26,206 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,678
In-state fees $758
Out-of-state tuition $18,298
Out-of-state fees $758
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,527
In-state fee $534
Out-of-state tuition $17,942
Out-of-state fees $534
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,426 90% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,283 85% $10,491,146 $4,595
Federal grants 777 29% $3,373,031 $4,341
Pell grants 777 29% $3,033,829 $3,905
Other federal grants 460 17% $339,202 $737
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,752 65% $2,954,679 $1,686
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,611 60% $4,163,436 $2,584
Student loan aid 1,013 38% $7,335,616 $7,241
Federal student loans 998 37% $6,632,877 $6,646
Other student loans 139 5% $702,739 $5,056
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 8,928 63% $44,475,018 $4,982
Pell grants 3,400 24% $12,788,706 $3,761
Federal student loans 4,511 32% $33,622,535 $7,453


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $13,513 $12,923 $14,127
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $10,373 $8,908 $11,230
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,717 $10,387 $11,983
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,637 $12,722 $14,257
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,459 $14,018 $16,770
$110,001 and more $16,100 $15,332 $17,099

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 18,004
Undergraduate enrollment 14,820
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,258
Graduate enrollment 3,184

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,409 2,944 3,465
Percent admitted 88% 86% 89%
Percent admitted who enrolled 86% 42% 41%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2211 77%
ACT 1370 48%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 470 580
SAT Math 470 590
SAT Writing 450 560
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 19 26
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 64 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined -127
Baseball 42-
Basketball 1314
Football 108-
Golf 118
Rifle --
Soccer -29
Softball -23
Swimming and Diving -32
Tennis 109
Volleyball -16


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities04/01/1938 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

07/01/1975 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

03/01/1972 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1988 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/29/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/29/2001 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

06/18/2011 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1971 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1981 Accredited
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

01/01/1957 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations1026 16
Liquor law violations54104128
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 102015
Liquor law violations 283463
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 101
Aggravated assault 420
Burglary 353028
Motor vehicle theft 363
Arson 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 151
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate6.8%
Number in default123
Number in repayment1,790

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00256800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Animal Breeding3-----
Agricultural Economics463---
Animal Sciences, General1-----
Category total3563---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
German Studies1-----
Women's Studies1-----
Category total2-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General388---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-46---
Category total1832524---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General489----
Business/Commerce, General1-----
Business/Managerial Economics224----
Finance, General710----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General2-----
International Business/Trade/Commerce1-----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management1-----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General5-----
Category total407114----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Broadcast Journalism13-----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric93----
Category total14913----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science3418----
Computer and Information Sciences, General55----
Category total10123----
Education Colleges
Adult Literacy Tutor/Instructor-52---
Business Teacher Education1-----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-42310--
Curriculum and Instruction--4---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-3097--
Elementary Education and Teaching6231----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education21-----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education1-----
Foreign Language Teacher Education6-----
Health Teacher Education1-----
Mathematics Teacher Education8-----
Music Teacher Education6-----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education4-----
Secondary Education and Teaching-27----
Social Studies Teacher Education29-----
Special Education and Teaching, General4521----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other1-----
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education1-----
Category total1861561817--
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--1---
Chemical Engineering1441---
Civil Engineering, General67237---
Computer Engineering, General511---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering254----
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics1-----
Engineering, Other----0-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1-3---
Geological/Geophysical Engineering1411---
Mechanical Engineering56143---
Metallurgical Engineering3132---
Mining and Mineral Engineering62----
Water Resources Engineering6122---
Category total2037421-0-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1255---
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other11-----
Writing, General1-----
Category total70255---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development1-----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General3-----
Housing and Human Environments, Other8-----
Human Development and Family Studies, General66----
Category total816----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-9----
French Language and Literature10-----
German Language and Literature1-----
Spanish Language and Literature10-----
Category total619----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-21----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other58-----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General29-----
Nursing Administration-24----
Pre-Veterinary Studies1-----
Public Health, General-9----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse102-----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist29-----
Category total21954---55
History Colleges
History, General231---
Category total3731---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-23----
Category total-23----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies144-----
Category total144-----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General15----
Category total225----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Nutrition Sciences473----
Category total473----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science8-----
Forestry, General11-----
Natural Resources Management and Policy13-----
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-5----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management20-----
Category total525----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total152----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General221---
Chemistry, General1315---
Geology/Earth Science, General862---
Geophysics and Seismology35----
Physics, General119---
Category total351517---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General101811---
Social Psychology-35---
Category total1062116---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-5----
Social Work6021----
Category total6026----
Social Sciences Colleges
International Relations and Affairs1-----
Political Science and Government, General124----
Urban Studies/Affairs-4----
Category total272211---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1-----
Art/Art Studies, General23----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General13-----
Music Performance, General7-----
Music, General210----
Category total6013----
Grand total13864210617055