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University of Nevada-Reno Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Nevada-Reno? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 8,208 out of 10,454 applicants or 79% were admitted making University of Nevada Reno an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. University of Nevada Reno typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,227 4,311 10,454
Accepted 4,545 3,663 8,208
Acceptance Rate 87% 85% 79%
Enrolled 2,028 1,823 3,851
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 45% 50% 47%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Nevada Reno and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that University of Nevada-Reno regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 60 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Nevada Reno.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 945. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1155 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1050 1260
SAT Reading 530 640
SAT Math 520 620
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 21 26
ACT Math 20 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >88%
23 to 26 Avg + 79%-88%
21 to 23 Avg - 71%-79%
19 to 21 Reach 62%-71%
Less than 19 Low <62%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >86%
1155 to 1260 Avg + 79%-86%
1050 to 1155 Avg - 69%-79%
945 to 1050 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 945 Low <57%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Nevada Reno. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Nevada Reno was 3.37 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.37 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Nevada-Reno accepts 79% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Good
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 9 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on May 31, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Nevada Reno and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=182290 IPEDS survey data for University of Nevada Reno.



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