University of Nevada Reno

social sciences

703rd US-News World Ranking

Founded in 1864, the University of Nevada-Reno is a public university located in Reno, Nevada, United States of America. It is the only land grant institution in the state of Nevada. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has classified the university as a research university with high research activity.

University of Nevada-Reno has 9 schools/colleges: College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; College of Business; College of Education; College of Engineering; College of Liberal Arts; College of Science; Division of Health and Sciences; Graduate School; School of Journalism. The most popular majors at University of Nevada--Reno include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Health Professions and Related Programs, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Social Sciences and Engineering. University of Nevada-Reno offers over 145 degrees programs. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar.

The total student population at the University of Nevada-Reno is over 20,800 students of which more than 17,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate courses. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 22:1 and the acceptance rate is 79%. The percentage of students granted financial aid is 91%.

Over the past decade, the research enterprise at the University of Nevada, Reno has grown substantially and has built an inclusive, diverse and collaborative research environment. The University has more than 60 research centers and facilities, and dozens of state-of-the-art laboratories. Its faculties are leaders in diverse areas such as environmental literature, journalism and social sciences. Its School of Journalism has produced six Pulitzer Prize winners till date.

Notable Alumni: Nick Fazekas (American Basketball Player), John W. Etchemendy (Provost of Stanford University), Sheila Leslie (American politician)

 

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Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test
English

Anthropology is the comparative and historical study of human origins and human societies and cultures. Anthropology is a unique academic discipline that operates at the crossroads of the physical sciences, social sciences and humanities to examine the diversity of human experience across cultures and over time. Anthropologists in the UNR department study everything from human evolution to prehistory to life in a globalizing world.

GPA of 3.0, Official high school transcript, TOEFL ibT of 61, IELTS of 6, PTE of 57, SAT of 500/ACT of 21

College and university teaching, Researcher, administrative and applied positions in government, non-governmental organizations, and museums

7th Apr

English

Students who receive a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice complete a social science degree preparing them for justice-related careers, graduate study, and law school. The Criminal Justice degree is recommended for students who desire an understanding of the criminal justice system, law, and justice.

GPA of 3.0, Official high school transcript, TOEFL ibT of 61, IELTS of 6, PTE of 57, SAT of 500/ACT of 21

Careers in local law enforcement, state and federal investigative agencies, correctional institutions, adult and juvenile probation and parole, victim's services, private security, and other human service-related fields

7th Apr

English

Students who receive a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice complete a social science degree preparing them for justice-related careers, graduate study, and law school. The Criminal Justice degree is recommended for students who desire an understanding of the criminal justice system, law, and justice.

GPA of 3.0, Official high school transcript, TOEFL ibT of 61, IELTS of 6, PTE of 57, SAT of 500/ACT of 21

Careers in local law enforcement, state and federal investigative agencies, correctional institutions, adult and juvenile probation and parole, victim's services, private security, and other human service-related fields

7th Apr

English

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession. In addition, it provides a strong foundation for graduate study and research in the fields of economics, business, public policy and law. Students choosing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics often consider a dual major with other programs.

GPA of 3.0, Official high school transcript, TOEFL ibT of 61, IELTS of 6, PTE of 57, SAT of 500/ACT of 21

Economists, Banking, Business or Financial Analysis, Government, Graduate School, Investments

7th Apr

English

The Bachelor of Arts emphasizes proficiency in human geography and develops skills in a foreign language. The department emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies (GIS, Remote Sensing, and Cartography). Our specialties include the American West, biogeography, climatology, cultural historical geography, land use planning and water resources.

GPA of 3.0, Official high school transcript, TOEFL ibT of 61, IELTS of 6, PTE of 57, SAT of 500/ACT of 21

Geography Teachers, Postsecondary, Geographers, Geographic Information Systems Technicians

7th Apr

a) Online application

b) Non-refundable $60 Fee

c) Official high school transcript

d) Official transcript from every college you have attended

e) Official ACT or SAT scores

f) Typical SAT scores-Math (490-600), Critical reading (480-590), Writing (460-570), ACT Composite (21-26)

g) Average GPA 3.38

h) TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

i) TOEFL: IBT-61, PBT-500, IELTS-6, PTE-57

j) Acceptance rate: 83.9% (2014)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Undergraduate: USD 21,500

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at the University of Nevada, Reno is USD 16,000 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: Fall-April 7, Spring-December 15

Graduate:  Deadlines vary for each program

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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University Stats

20955

Students

17930

Undergraduates

3025

Postgraduate

1525

Faculty Strength

14

Student Faculty Ratio

79
%

Acceptance Rate

$
21500

Tuition Fees

$
16000

Living Cost

$
3100

Other Fees

2.5

Avg. GPA

55
%

Avg. Percentage

1220

Avg. SAT

* All cost are in USD