Admissions requirements

Each year, we welcome applications from a diverse mix of students from across the world. The University of Nevada, Reno is a place where you can challenge yourself academically, establish friendships, learn the skills and build the knowledge necessary to solve the problems of tomorrow. Learn more about freshman requirements below.

Are you a new freshman?

  • You are applying during your senior year of high school (with or without college coursework); or
  • You have already graduated high school and have no college coursework

If already graduated high school and only completed college coursework prior to high school graduation, apply as a freshman. If you have registered and/or completed any college coursework after high school graduation, please apply as a transfer student.

New freshman admissions requirements

To be admitted as a new freshman student, you must be a graduate of an accredited or University-approved high school (GED certificate may not be used for admission) and satisfy the below requirements:

Standardized test scores are not required for admission

Standardized test scores are not required for admission to the University of Nevada, Reno. The University accepts the ACT and SAT scores and may use scores for class placement in first-year courses. 

School codes

  • ACT: 2494
  • SAT: 4844