Nevada does not have many four-year colleges and universities, and only a few of them have selective admissions. To help you figure out if your SAT scores are on target for admission to your favorite Nevada colleges, the table below can help. The table presents SAT scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on track to be admitted. If your scores are slightly below the range presented in the table, don't panic -- remember that 25% of enrolled students have SAT scores below those listed.
It's also important to put the SAT in perspective. The SAT really isn't that important for admission to Nevada colleges. At the University of Nevada-Reno, for example, students with "B" or higher GPAs can get in even if their SAT scores are low. Also, the university will take into consideration a student's potential and special talents if the GPA/SAT score minimums are not met. Sierra Nevada College has holistic admissions and considers many qualitative factors in addition to grades and test scores.
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data from the National Center for Educational Statistics
|SAT Scores for Nevada Colleges (mid 50%)
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|College of Southern Nevada||open-admissions|
|Great Basin College||open-admissions|
|Nevada State College||test-optional admissions|
|Sierra Nevada College||open-admissions|
|University of Nevada-Las Vegas||440||550||440||560||-||-|
|University of Nevada-Reno||470||580||480||600||450||560|
|Western Nevada College||open-admissions|
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