University Of Nevada Reno

University Of Nevada Reno

The University of Nevada Reno is located in Reno, Nevada, United States. The campus is located north of downtown Reno, overlooking Truckee Meadows and the downtown casinos. The university offers various programs and degrees through the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human and Community Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism
  • Graduate School
  • Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
  • School of Medicine
  • The Orvis School of Nursing
  • The School of Public Health
  • The School of Social Research and Justice Studies
  • The School of Social Work
  • The School of the Arts

University of Nevada Reno's sports teams are nicknamed the Wolf Pack. They compete in the NCAA's Division I and in the Western Athletic Conference.

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Contacting University of Nevada

University of Nevada-Reno
Reno , NV 89557
General Phone: (775) 784-1110

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University of Nevada Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts486women's studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, foreign languages and literature, English, English composition, English language and literature, ...
Business and Management422business, business management, logistics, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, international business, marketing ...
Education and Teaching314curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, business teaching, English teaching, foreign language teaching, ...
Science251biology, biochemistry, call and molecular biology, pharmacology, biotechnology, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, chemistry courses, geology, ...
Engineering247biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, water resources engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, mining and mineral engineering, ...
Therapy and Counseling177psychology, social psychology
Media153communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising
Family and Social Work129food and nutrition, housing and human environments, family studies, child development, public administration, social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine124registered nursing, nursing administration
Medicine120pre-veterinary, medicine, public health, health professions
Computer Science and Engineering89computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Security and Law Enforcement87criminology
Conservation and Resource Management34conservation, environmental science, natural resources management, forestry, wildlife management
Medical Support and Technology33speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology
Art Studies33art studies
Music26music, music performance
Religion and Philosophy25philosophy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23nutrition sciences
Animal Science and Care20animal science
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Law8legal professions
Agricultural Science and Management5agricultural economics
Fine Arts4art history and criticism
Engineering Technician4construction engineering tech

Number of programs and degrees for University of Nevada in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,11983
Master's degree60658
Doctor's degree8227
Post-master's certificate52
Postbaccalaureate certificate21
First-professional degree491

University of Nevada Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Nevada had a total enrollment of 16,681 students (13,067 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 23%
First Professional 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 2%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 24%
20-21 23%
22-24 21%
25-29 13%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

University of Nevada Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 41 %

University of Nevada Room and Board (2007)

University of Nevada offers campus housing for 2,094 of its 13,067 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Reno, Nevada for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nevada Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Nevada Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460580
SAT Math470590
SAT Writing470570
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT76%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT56%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Nevada Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,563
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,658
Room and board $ 9,659
Room charge $ 4,590
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,099
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 4,178

Financial Aid:
University of Nevada participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 256800)

University of Nevada Faculty

University of Nevada has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track9787
Non-tenured and not on tenure track178137

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year33$141,07310$136,989
Associate professorcalendar year35$104,95640$93,736
Assistant professorcalendar year12$83,88717$73,831
Instructorcalendar year5$54,5215$62,881
All faculty totalcalendar year85$113,03772$92,901

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year120$125,35826$110,570
Associate professoracademic year83$92,73350$88,517
Assistant professoracademic year73$73,08172$70,537
Instructoracademic year32$54,18347$59,229
All faculty totalacademic year308$96,781195$77,760

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Nevada Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Western Athletic Conference
Basketball Western Athletic Conference
Baseball Western Athletic Conference
Track Western Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports29133162

University of Nevada Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forestry, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult Literacy Tutor/Instructor
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Water Resources Engineering

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Housing and Human Environments, Other
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medicine (MD)
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences

Religion And Philosophy

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Social Psychology

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