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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:  19,934 (16,839 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 - 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty908555
Research and public service14727
Total graduate assistants-902
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,300$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,116$10,196$10,196$10,1960.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,268$10,396$10,592$10,5920.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$21,712$22,800$22,600$22,6000.0%
Off Campus$23,306$25,100$24,100$24,1000.0%
Off Campus with Family$12,610$13,572$13,366$13,3660.0%
On Campus$35,308$36,710$36,510$36,5100.0%
Off Campus$36,902$39,010$38,010$38,0100.0%
Off Campus with Family$26,206$27,482$27,276$27,2760.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$4,752
In-state fees$538
Out-of-state tuition$18,662
Out-of-state fees$538
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid12,74290%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,53783%$12,628,203$4,978
Federal grants87629%$3,547,849$4,050
Pell grants87629%$3,523,192$4,022
Other federal grants171%$24,657$1,450
State/local government grant or scholarships2,24474%$5,852,704$2,608
Institutional grants or scholarships1,38545%$3,227,650$2,330
Student loan aid1,33244%$11,596,267$8,706
Federal student loans1,31243%$10,146,000$7,733
Other student loans1625%$1,450,267$8,952
  • 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 aid110,47067%$57,187,913$5,462
Pell grants4,68230%$18,186,566$3,884
Federal student loans6,33040%$48,172,640$7,610
  • 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$15,033$15,422$15,583
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$11,763$12,465$11,779
$30,001 – $48,000$12,404$13,326$12,544
$48,001 – $75,000$14,180$15,940$15,074
$75,001 – $110,000$17,036$18,695$17,778
$110,001 and more$17,553$18,893$17,666
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment19,934
Undergraduate enrollment16,839
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,385
Graduate enrollment3,095
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 83%
Part-time: 17%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 18%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 62%
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: 68%
Out-of-state: 31%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
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: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%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 (2014-2015): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants8,8324,1714,661
Percent admitted84%83%85%
Percent admitted who enrolled46%46%45%
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 2014 (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 Writing460570
ACT Composite2126
ACT English2025
ACT Math2025
ACT Writing78
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: 82%
Part-time students: 48%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 55%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 17%
6-year: 54%
8-year: 59%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 21%
6-year: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 50%
Female: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 36%
Asian: 57%
Black or African American: 37%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
White: 57%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 56%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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 Economics--1-
Animal Sciences, General30--
Category total301-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other---3
German Studies0---
Women's Studies2---
Category total2--3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General17248-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-13-
Microbiology and Immunology1---
Category total3001715-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General698d--
Business/Commerce, General107---
Business/Managerial Economics6790-
Finance, General705--
International Business/Trade/Commerce15---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General61---
Category total400125d0-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric34---
Category total1243--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other-12--
Computer and Information Sciences, General7012--
Computer Science11--
Category total7125--
Adult Literacy Tutor/Instructor-81-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-134-
Curriculum and Instruction--3-
Education, Other69---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-235-
Elementary Education and Teaching5436--
Multicultural Education-6--
Music Teacher Education1---
Secondary Education and Teaching-28--
Special Education and Teaching, General11180-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---2
Category total135132132
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-10-
Chemical Engineering2240-
Civil Engineering, General65189-
Computer Engineering, General4506-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2922-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0---
Engineering, Other---7
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering751-
Geological/Geophysical Engineering1300-
Mechanical Engineering7560-
Metallurgical Engineering652-
Mining and Mineral Engineering123--
Water Resources Engineering7164-
Category total28160247
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General64117-
Category total64117-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development6---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-1--
Housing and Human Environments, Other7---
Human Development and Family Studies, General714--
Category total845--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-6--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--1-
French Language and Literature14---
Spanish Language and Literature48---
Category total6261-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-22--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other1---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General147--7
Nursing Administration-23--
Nursing Education---1
Nursing Practice--7d2
Pre-Veterinary Studies14---
Public Health, General-22--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse106---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist56-1-
Category total3246763d10
History, General2890-
Category total2890-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-213-
Category total-213-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies114---
Category total114---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1516--
Category total1516--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Nutrition Sciences37---
Category total37---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science18---
Environmental Studies0---
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management9---
Forestry, General0---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-3--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management26---
Category total533--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total62--
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General420-
Chemistry, General1645-
Chemistry, Other--1-
Geology/Earth Science, General10121-
Geophysics and Seismology413-
Physics, General1225-
Category total462115-
Psychology, General1611219-
Social Psychology-76-
Category total1611925-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-4--
Social Work6623--
Category total6627--
Social Sciences
Applied Economics--1-
International Relations and Affairs42---
Political Science and Government, General54101-
Urban Studies/Affairs-1--
Category total297276-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0---
Art/Art Studies, General444--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General12---
Music Performance, General10---
Music, General412--
Category total7016--
Grand total2,74361217322
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 482
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 59
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 6
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 25
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,226
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $2,527
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,095
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $9,184
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined107
Swimming and Diving22
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities4/1/1938 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1975 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship7/1/1990 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission 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 (SLP) - 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 level program offered outside a school 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
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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations161827
Liquor law violations128109109
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations151214
Liquor law violations635248
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault020
Motor vehicle theft364
  • For year 2012 line g. was changed from 4 to 5 due to a typo.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault020
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 Year201220112010
Default rate5.5%5.1%9.2%
Number in default132112163
Number in repayment2,4002,1661,762
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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