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University of Nevada, Reno


The University of Nevada, Reno is Nevada’s Land-Grant University and is ranked among U. S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities with Nearly $106 Million in sponsored research & grants in 2017 alone. The University prepares students for success through experiential learning, high-impact research and outreach making our University among the top 10% in the nation with the Highest Paid Graduates, according to


Nevada is a Tier 1 University, among the top 5% of schools in the nation with small class sizes, accessibility to high-class research, and an 80% retention rate. $850 million has been spent on new facilities on campus for students to use. The University recently received the R1 Carnegie Research classification as well for its high-class research that students are available to perform at the undergraduate level with high profile professors.


“The University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 as Nevada’s first institution of higher education. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, engagement, support and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement – all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.” (


4 years of English
3 years of Math
3 years of natural science
3 years of social science




3.0 Weighted Academic GPA in approved Core Coursework above.
(High Schol Seniors with college coursework, dual credit, AP or IB credits should apply as New Freshman)


Alternate Admissions available with at least a 2.0 Weighted Academic GPA and a 22 ACT or 1240 SAT. Please contact


1) Complete admission application |
2) Submit up-to-date official transcripts
3) Send official ACT or SAT scores directly from testing agency
4) Send immunization records
to or
University of Nevada, Reno
Admissions & Record/Mail Stop 0120
Reno, NV 89557-0120


– 24 transferable semester credits AND
– 2.5 cumulative GPA from transferable coursework AND
– eligibility to enroll in college-level math and English
Apply for admission at
*official transcripts sent directly from each college enrolled including work-in-progress
*send immunization records


Sept 15 – Freshman admission application opens for Fall 2021 |
Sept 15 – Housing application available |
Oct 1 – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens |
Nov 15 – Early Action Admissions date (non-binding)
Feb 1 – Admission deadline for scholarship consideration (eligible new freshmen) |
Feb 1 – Housing application for priority room assignment
Feb 1 – Honors Program deadline for priority consideration
Apr 7 – Freshman application deadline for Fal 2021
Jun 1 – Last day to participate in Advanced Registration
July 1 – Transfer student application deadline for Fall 2021

Tuition | based on 30 credits per year

Nevada Residents: $7,268
Western Undergraduate Exchange (eligible non-residents): $10,902
Nevada Advantage Reduced Tuition (eligible non-residents): $14,536
Out-of-State Tuition (non-residents): $22,922

Financial Aid

FEBRUARY 1: Freshman Scholarship Deadline (eligible students)
– students must have submitted their application and FAFSA by this Feb 1.
– 3 tiers based on Unweighted GPA and test scores of ACT or SAT | Presidential Level ($8,000), Nevada Scholars Level ($2,500), Pack Pride Level ($1,500)
– scholarship matrix available at


National Merit Scholarship: This prestigious scholarship awards qualifying National Merit Finalist up to $16,000 per year for 4-years of undergraduate study.


Presidential Scholarship: Eligible students may receive up to $8,000 per year for 4-years of undergraduate study


FAFSA: Filing for the Free Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) beings October 1 |


NON-FAFSA Eligible Students: Students who are not eligible to complete the FAFSA may complete the Institutional Methodology Form which is available in October and shares the February 1 priority deadline.

Academics & Athletics

The University has over 150 Academic Programs a student can choose from. We have pre-professional programs as well for Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy, and more! Listed below are the colleges at the University:

The College of Biotechnology, Agriculture, and Natural Resources (CABNR)
The College of Business
The College of Education
The College of Engineering
Health Sciences
Reynolds School of Journalism
The College of Liberal Arts
The Orvis School of Nursing
The College of Science


NCAA Division 1 Athletics
Woman’s: Basket Ball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Men’s Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country


Club Sports
In addition to NCAA Division 1 sports, students can participate in a variety of competitive sports, including: aerials, aquatics, baseball, cycling, fencing, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, skydiving, soccer, swimming, track, and volleyball

Student Life

The University of Nevada, Reno is a vibrant campus year-round! There are 300+ clubs, organizations, and activities. You can also join the student government on campus, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada.The campus hosts concerts, BBQs, art events, movie nights on the lawn, relays, TEDx talks, fraternities, sororities, and so much more – not to mention NCAA Division 1 athletic events!


Reno provides an amazing community for students! Students get the best of both worlds with a big University feel and small-town community feel. Take in the sights and sounds of Reno-Tahoe and enjoy an array of activities year-round, including concerts, sporting events, food fests, museums, theatre companies, symphony, ballet and opera. Float the Truckee River on a warm day with some friends! The river is not even 10 minutes from campus, running through beautiful parks and downtown Reno. Enjoy some local color – explore Reno’s popular and dynamic Midtown District filled with local shops, eateries, art, and more!


Enjoy Lake Tahoe! This beautiful lake is only a 45-minute drive from the University of Nevada, Reno. It offers world class skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, camping, water sports and more. The proximity of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra to the University of Nevada, Reno is the number one reason we’re known as one of the 30 best colleges for outdoor sports and recreation.

Campus Housing

We are committed to providing safe, comfortable, and welcoming accommodations for all students who choose to live on campus. We continue to strive for an inclusive community that embraces all residents and upholds the NSHE policy on non-discrimination.


We are welcoming and able to assist any student regardless of their race, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national or geographical origin, ability or socioeconomic status. Gender Inclusive Housing provides an affirming, safe, and supportive environment for transgender students, gender-nonconforming students, and the larger LGBTQIA+ student community. Gender Inclusive Housing participants must commit to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming living environment (more info for the application on If there is anything we can do to help you be successful living on campus, please contact us at


Living on campus is one of the most rewarding and memorable things you’ll ever do. Make life-long friends, study and work together on homework with classmates right down the hall, and live closer to your classes than most commuters can find parking. Our residence halls are modern and conveniently located – not to mention packed with helpful staff.


The University of Nevada, Reno offers a number of options for living on campus. Take some time to explore our various residence halls (listed below, and learn about Living Learning Communities, which can supercharge your freshman experience. Wherever you choose to live on campus, you’ll enjoy frequent social events, second-to-none dining, and, of course, a top-tier education. We’re proud to say that our students love it here.


When you join the Wolf Pack, you’ve got the shores of Lake Tahoe – and the slopes surrounding it – within arm’s reach, the Biggest Little City at your side, and the gorgeous Nevada campus at your fingertips. Find your den on campus.


Virtual Tours:
– Fall 2020 Housing AVAILABLE
– Application opens SEP 15 every year


The University has 8 Residence Halls:
1) Great Basin Hall – a STEM community focused on supporting and promoting the academic success of students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
2) Nevada Living Learning Community – home to nine sub-LLCs. Learn more about this beautiful building and how you can be one of the scholars it houses. (visit to learn more about LLCs)
3) Peavine Hall – has programs to focus on the 7 Dimensions of Wellness and provide an opportunity for students to explore how each dimension of wellness impacts them.
4) Nye Hall – the largest traditional residence hall on campus.
5) Juniper Hall – suites with single-resident rooms designed for upper-class and transfer students.
6) Manzanita – built in 1896, Manzanita Hall has undergone renovations to accommodate up to 100 residents. Manzanita Hall residents enjoy a lakeside patio and first-floor lounge equipped with billiards and ping pong table.
7) Canada Hall – an excellent alternative to off-campus living for returning students and transfer students.
8) Sierra Hall – singles and doubles designed primarily for returning and transfer students.

Admissions Representative

Crystal Respicio

Phone: 702-940-5416


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