Report No.: CCEER-92-7

Title: Some Thoughts Regarding the Improvement of the University of Nevada, Reno's National Academic Standing

Author: Bruce Douglas

Date: October 1992

Performing Organization:
Department of Civil Engineering/258
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557


Based on data for America's Best Colleges compiled by U.S. News and World Report, it can be shown that University of Nevada, Reno could increase its national academic ranking by being more selective in choosing its freshman classes. This single action of increasing the entrance requirements for the university impacts favorably upon a number of criteria used in the ranking process (Summary by author).