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IPEDS ID: 182290
OPE ID: 00256800
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University of Nevada-Reno
North Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89557
General information:  (775) 784-1110
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  18,776 (15,694 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  22 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty910646
Research and public service7686
Total graduate assistants-914
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,300$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,115$10,116$10,196$10,1960.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,268$10,268$10,396$10,5921.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$21,237$21,712$22,800$22,600-0.9%
Off Campus$23,237$23,306$25,100$24,100-4.0%
Off Campus with Family$11,748$12,610$13,572$13,366-1.5%
On Campus$34,527$35,308$36,710$36,510-0.5%
Off Campus$36,527$36,902$39,010$38,010-2.6%
Off Campus with Family$25,038$26,206$27,482$27,276-0.7%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$4,752
In-state fees$534
Out-of-state tuition$18,662
Out-of-state fees$534
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,67394%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,50488%$12,995,560$5,190
Federal grants89131%$3,480,592$3,906
Pell grants88931%$3,456,059$3,888
Other federal grants211%$24,533$1,168
State/local government grant or scholarships2,06873%$6,233,173$3,014
Institutional grants or scholarships1,51853%$3,281,795$2,162
Student loan aid1,22643%$10,934,098$8,919
Federal student loans1,20542%$9,788,912$8,124
Other student loans1545%$1,145,186$7,436
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid110,09167%$53,667,854$5,318
Pell grants4,35029%$16,604,094$3,817
Federal student loans5,81139%$44,373,959$7,636
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,127$15,033$15,422
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$11,230$11,763$12,465
$30,001 – $48,000$11,983$12,404$13,326
$48,001 – $75,000$14,257$14,180$15,940
$75,001 – $110,000$16,770$17,036$18,695
$110,001 and more$17,099$17,553$18,893
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment18,776
Undergraduate enrollment15,694
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,310
Graduate enrollment3,082
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 85%
25 and over: 15%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 75%
Out-of-state: 25%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 41%
Part-time: 59%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 84%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants7,8573,6164,241
Percent admitted84%82%85%
Percent admitted who enrolled45%47%44%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480590
SAT Math480600
SAT Writing460560
ACT Composite2126
ACT English2026
ACT Math2026
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 80%
Part-time students: 47%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 66 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 51%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 16%
6-year: 51%
8-year: 58%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 47%
Female: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 46%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 43%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
White: 52%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 54%
Non-resident alien: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics2---
Animal Sciences, General82--
Category total102--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
German Studies1---
Women's Studies4---
Category total5---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General155271-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-48-
Category total2375322-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General771d--
Business/Commerce, General108---
Business/Managerial Economics7370-
Finance, General488--
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other1---
International Business/Trade/Commerce31---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management1---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General60---
Category total418100d0-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric46---
Category total13410--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other-8--
Computer and Information Sciences, General6211--
Computer Science149--
Category total7628--
Adult Literacy Tutor/Instructor-380-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-4621
Curriculum and Instruction--1-
Education, Other62---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2491
Elementary Education and Teaching5613--
Multicultural Education-1--
Music Teacher Education6---
Secondary Education and Teaching-37--
Special Education and Teaching, General40160-
Category total164175122
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-34-
Chemical Engineering1521-
Civil Engineering, General66178-
Computer Engineering, General1925-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2553-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0---
Engineering, Other---0
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering811-
Geological/Geophysical Engineering1412-
Mechanical Engineering6785-
Metallurgical Engineering452-
Mining and Mineral Engineering93--
Water Resources Engineering785-
Category total23455360
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General87151-
Category total87151-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development9---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General42--
Housing and Human Environments, Other7---
Human Development and Family Studies, General593--
Category total795--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-4--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--1-
French Language and Literature19---
Spanish Language and Literature36---
Category total5541-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-26--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other5---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General136---
Nursing Administration-17--
Pre-Veterinary Studies11---
Public Health, General-14--
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other--3d-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse115---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist33---
Category total3005763d-
History, General46260-
Category total46260-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-143-
Category total-143-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies114---
Category total114---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1618--
Category total1618--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Nutrition Sciences470--
Category total470--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science21---
Environmental Studies3---
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management8---
Forestry, General3---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-6--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management17---
Category total526--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total125--
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General242-
Chemistry, General1726-
Chemistry, Other--1-
Geology/Earth Science, General11102-
Geophysics and Seismology32--
Physics, General1247-
Category total452218-
Psychology, General1581411-
Social Psychology-15-
Category total1581516-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-5--
Social Work6220--
Category total6225--
Social Sciences
Applied Economics--1-
International Relations and Affairs49---
Political Science and Government, General73410-
Urban Studies/Affairs-1--
Category total3242016-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0---
Art/Art Studies, General503--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General17---
Music Performance, General9---
Music, General87--
Category total8410--
Grand total2,7596651882
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined107
Swimming and Diving22
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 4/1/1938 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1975 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1972 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs4/1/1988 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language(!)12/12/2013 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health6/18/2011 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1971 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1981 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1957 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations261618
Liquor law violations104128109
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations201512
Liquor law violations346352
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault202
Motor vehicle theft636
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault002
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate9.2%6.8%
Number in default163123
Number in repayment1,7621,790
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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