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Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Nevada

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best schools in Nevada. The average acceptance rate of best schools in Nevada is 83.08% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 42.96%.
Sierra Nevada College has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 63.61% and University of Nevada-Reno has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 44.36% among best schools in Nevada. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2019-2020.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Nevada
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 University of Nevada-Reno9,064 (4,175/4,889) 7,996 (3,605/4,391) 3,547 (1,623/1,924) 88% (86%/90%) 44% (45%/39%)
2 University of Nevada-Las Vegas12,720 (5,268/7,452) 10,264 (4,124/6,140) 4,465 (1,858/2,607) 81% (78%/82%) 44% (45%/35%)
3 Sierra Nevada College830 (341/489) 528 (229/299) 59 (35/24) 64% (67%/61%) 11% (15%/5%)
4 University of Phoenix-NevadaNo admission statistics available for the school.
Average7,538 (3,261/3,261)6,263 (2,653/3,610)2,690 (1,172/1,518)83.08% (81.3%/110.7%)42.96% (44.2%/42.1%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,010 and 75th percentile is 1,230 for best schools in Nevada. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 560 and the average SAT Math score is 560.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Nevada. The following table compares SAT Scores between best schools in Nevada for academic year 2019-2020.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Nevada
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1University of Nevada-Reno45%
(1,580)
540640530650
2University of Nevada-Las Vegas33%
(1,431)
520620510630
3Sierra Nevada College54%
(30)
460580470570
4University of Phoenix-NevadaNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Average44.00% 506.67613.33 503.33616.67

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 54 and 75th percentile is 72 for best schools in Nevada. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 22, the average ACT English score is 21, and the average ACT Math score is 21.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Nevada. The following table compares ACT Scores between best schools in Nevada for academic year 2019-2020.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Nevada
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1University of Nevada-Reno80%
(2,826)
2126 19262026
2University of Nevada-Las Vegas83%
(3,621)
1925 18251725
3Sierra Nevada College25%
(14)
1822 15221619
4University of Phoenix-NevadaNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Average62.67% 19.3324.33 17.3324.33 17.6723.33

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best schools in Nevada based on academic year 2019-2020 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Schools In Nevada
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 University of Nevada-Reno
2 University of Nevada-Las Vegas
3 Sierra Nevada College
4 University of Phoenix-NevadaInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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