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UNR - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


UNR - University of Nevada at Reno

UNR - University of Nevada at Reno

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UNR Description:

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada at Reno is a comprehensive public university that offers over 75 bachelor's degree programs. The university is made up of numerous schools and colleges. Business, journalism, biology, health sciences and engineering are all popular among undergraduates. The city of Reno sits in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and Lake Tahoe is just 45 minutes away. In athletics, the Nevada Wolf Pack competes in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference. The football team competes in Mackay Stadium which has a seating capacity of roughly 30,000.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 18,227 (15,082 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 82% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,602 (in-state); $20,512 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,196
  • Other Expenses: $4,702
  • Total Cost: $22,800 (in-state); $36,710 (out-of-state)

UNR Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 44%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,790
    • Loans: $8,073

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business, Criminology, General Studies, Journalism, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 17%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

UNR Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.unr.edu/curricular-review/vision-mission-goals

"The University of Nevada, Reno:

  1. Prepares graduates to compete in a global environment through teaching and learning in high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professions in agriculture, medicine, engineering, health care, education, journalism, and business
  2. Creates new knowledge through basic and applied research, scholarship, and artistry, in strategically selected fields relevant to Nevada and the wider world
  3. Improves economic and social development by engaging Nevada's citizens, communities, and governments, and
  4. Respects and seeks to reflect the gender, ethnic, cultural, and ability/disability diversity of the citizens of Nevada in its academic and support programs, and in the composition of its faculty, administration, staff, and student body"

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