Athletics

Location
Reno, NV
Undergrads
12,411
Tuition (in-state)
$20,512 ($6,602)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Senior

Athletics: Its good for the athletes, and the few who go. But its not promoted for the other students. Some don't even know the facilities exist.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Students seem to be rather into sports and attending games.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Lots of fan spirit and eagerness to be healthy and fit!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not play sports, but as far as I know UNR is just as competitive as any other college.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Pretty much everyone is involved in the sports scene in one way or another. Their is great fan support and school spirit when it comes to sports. Especially when it comes to football.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 73rd
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 749th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Mountain West Conference
Basketball: Mountain West Conference
Men Playing Varsity Sports
198 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
198 - 3%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 124
Basketball: 33
Baseball: 26
Cross Country/Track: 44
Other Sports: 162
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 44%
Basketball: 33%
Baseball: 17%
Cross Country/Track: 64%
Other Sports: 50%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rifle
  • Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Lombardi Recreation Center
  • Wellness Center
Most Popular Sports
Baseball, basketball, football
Most Overlooked Teams
Soccer, swimming & diving, volleyball
School Spirit
Nevada gear is commonly worn on campus, and students often find themselves at football and basketball games, where drunkenness is a requisite part of the experience. Students don't have a huge amount of school spirit, with homecoming and Mackay Week events chronically under-attended. Greater spirit is lent to Greek life events and drinking. Students do not often travel to away games, aside from the annual game against UNLV, which is held in Las Vegas every other year. For that game, people travel en masse to see our football team defeat the Rebels.
Getting Tickets
Tickets are free for students, aside from conference games. Students go to the box office in the Joe the week before the game they want to attend and scan their student ID card because each student is only allowed one ticket. You can also get tickets on the day of the game by showing up at the stadium itself.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 147 responses

  • 6% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 18% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 64% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 12% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 147 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 35% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 48% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 17% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 147 responses

  • 1% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 18% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 71% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 10% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

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