University of Nevada-Reno

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University of Nevada-Reno can be found in Reno, NV, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Nevada-Reno enrolls over twenty one thousand students annually.

Most of the students getting into University of Nevada-Reno had an SAT score in the range of 1070 to 1290, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 21 to 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of Nevada-Reno average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.38. University of Nevada-Reno accepts approximately 90% of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 44% of students attended the school. When applying historical data, we have projected that the University of Nevada-Reno acceptance rate 2021 will be around 81%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Nevada-Reno Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Nevada-Reno was reported as 88.2% in Fall 2020 with over 9,060 applications submitted to University of Nevada-Reno. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Nevada-Reno?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Nevada-Reno, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Nevada-Reno has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.8%
  • 2017-2018: 88.0%
  • 2018-2019: 88.2%
  • 2019-2020: 88.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 81.3%

How Does University of Nevada-Reno Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Nevada-Reno is fifty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California State University-Chico72.3%
California State University-Sacramento82.3%
University of California-Davis38.9%
California State University-Stanislaus89.3%
University of California-Berkeley16.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Nevada-Reno (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math530 - 650
Total Score1070 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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