University of Nevada - Reno

3,340 reviews
  1. Reno, NV
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Nevada - Reno is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
Website

University of Nevada - Reno Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,583/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,779/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,544/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,074/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,778/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,666/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.221 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.215 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.214 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,999Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 147 responses
Report
  • A lot of whites but a lot of different people
    29%
  • UNR has a diverse cultural communnity.
    25%
  • Average
    17%
  • Collective of all Cultures
    10%
  • Dedicated
    9%
  • White
    8%
  • Immature
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.261 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.328 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 145 responses
Report
  • Wolf pack
    50%
  • Beautiful
    18%
  • Welcoming
    14%
  • Community
    10%
  • Average
    2%
  • Biggest Little City
    2%
  • Expensive
    1%

After University of Nevada - Reno

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.153 responses

Reviews

3,340 reviews
  • Excellent
    462
  • Very Good
    1375
  • Average
    1254
  • Poor
    171
  • Terrible
    78
Since moving to Reno, I only use the services of the Student Health Center. They offer every service from dermatology to annual feminine exams. The building is newly remodeled and the staff is warm and accommodating. They don't take insurance; however, my tuition covers the health center. I've only ever had to pay a nominal fee.

All semester, the campus offers students a free shuttle throughout campus to students in addition to a serve called "Campus Escort" - a van (with two drivers) that offers pick-up/drop-off services to students within a three mile vicinity of campus. This service alone has changed my life on campus! I no longer feel vulnerable or insecure when I'm on campus studying late at night because I know I have a dependable ride that will drop me off at my doorstep two miles away.

The campus is also secured via security cameras, campus police (who constantly monitor and patrol on and around campus), and a collection of emergency call stations near every building that connect directly to dispatch. I feel very safe and secure on campus and am confident in the security measures the school provides.
  • College Senior
  • 6 months ago
University of Nevada, Reno is the only University in the area (AND its a Tier-1 University) and the community knows and supports this fact. We are proud of this school. Students attending the school are highly respected in the area. As a nursing student, I know and am confident that I will have a local job offer BEFORE I even graduate. Onlookers notice and take note of UNR students because they graduate prepared for the real world.

The campus has a dedicated "Career Center" that focuses on work outside of graduation. They offer one-on-one consultation on writing resumes, practicing interview skills, and educate on how to find a job post-graduation - all for FREE! It was because of the Career Center that I nailed my interview and was accepted into the Orvis School of Nursing. The school really has a student-centered focus on success with sincere community-wide support that lasts a lifetime. I see/and or hear of Alumni Events throughout campus and on social media quite often; for example, I just saw a reunion photo of the 1966 Orvis Nursing Class.
  • College Senior
  • 6 months ago
The Lombardi Athletic Facility features a weights room, cardio machines, an olympic-sized swimming pool, and a basketball court. The building, locker rooms, and all of the equipment is good quality and in working order for students, athletes, and faculty to use. Additionally, the gym hosts a variety of classes every day. I have tried yoga, pilates, spin class, and even cross fit. And, they offer these classes for 1 pass/fail credit, which always gave me incentive to wake up and go get my workout it (I voted NO to the "Freshman 15").

With regards to the University athletics, I see enormous support from the community for every sporting event. The Wolf Pack always hosts a student section that never has an empty seat. I think the students actually have more energy and spirit than the cheerleaders. Oh yeah, and did I mention we are home to Colin Kaepernick?

Reno was recently voted as one of the top athletic cities in the nation, and you'll see this community has earned the title. Across the street from campus is a beautiful county park, Rancho San Rafael, that boasts hikers, walkers, and mountain bikers through a scenic 6-mile loop. The park is also home to the best dog park in the area. About a mile from the park, you'll find the beautiful Truckee River, where river rafting, floating, and even surfing events have taken place. Head West in winter, and you get to ride snow in beautiful Lake Tahoe (BONUS: most ski resorts offer Student Discounts). The opportunities to get moving are endless; take the opportunity because exercise is shown to improve memory and promote energy!
  • College Senior
  • 6 months ago