Diversity

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

Diversity: There is a very large diversity, with students from all over the world. It is wonderful meeting them. There are activities to showcase the other nationalities, and special events. It makes things interesting. Same goes for the other areas of diversity.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Primarily white, unsurprisingly.There tends to be a decent mix, though, because many students come from the diverse Las Vegas.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Very accepting, lots of diversity in clubs and organizations

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: University of Nevada has a very diverse student body and many clubs. The University also promotes social equality.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There is a plethora of different types of people on campus, and for the most part everyone accepts everyone or just tolerates one another.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 125th
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  • 287th
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  • 1110th
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Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

African American
3%
Asian
6%
Hispanic
13%
International
2%
Native American
1%
White
66%
Unknown
4%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
25%
Common States of Residence
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Hawaii
  • Oregon
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 35%
20-21: 27%
22-24: 19%
25+: 17%
Female Faculty
39%
Male Faculty
61%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 8%
Hispanic: 4%
International: 6%
Native American: 0%
White: 78%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There have been few, if any, issues with sexual orientation on campus. The Queer Student Union has been very active in recent years, holding a gay prom annually.
Political Activity
Students are not incredibly active in politics, but there are clubs on campus such as Young Democrats that work on becoming more visible. Students are, for the most part, socially liberal, but there is a pretty equal distribution of Republicans and Democrats.
Economic Status
Since tuition is low, it attracts students from a variety of economic backgrounds. Most students work and there scholarship programs to help people stay in school.
Most Common Religions
Religion is not a big deal at all on campus, but in keeping with general demographics, most students call themselves Christian.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 108 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 22% Not sure
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 13% Conservative
  • 29% Moderate
  • 26% Liberal
  • 6% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 108 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 6% Conservative
  • 39% Moderate
  • 24% Not sure
  • 29% Liberal
  • 3% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 110 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 109 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 108 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 1% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 31% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 68% Very accepting.
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