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Acceptance Rate 82.8%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 40.31%
Applicants 25,129
Admitted 20,808
Enrolled 8,387

Applying To Nevada Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 82.8% at Nevada colleges and universities where total 25,129 students have applied and 20,808 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $58.00 and the graduate application fees is $67.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Nevada colleges.
General Admission Information of Nevada Colleges
Open Admission Policy27 out of 44 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 58.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 67.00
Average Acceptance Rate82.8%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)40.31%
Average Test Scores1,103 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 25,129 students (10,346 men and 14,686 women) applied to and 20,808 (8,420 men and 12,372 women) students were accepted to admit Nevada Colleges. Among them, 3,522 men and 4,865 women were enrolled into Nevada schools. The average acceptance rate is 82.80% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 40.31%. The table below shows the Nevada colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Nevada Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants25,12910,34614,686
Admitted20,8088,42012,372
Enrolled8,3873,5224,865
Acceptance Rate 82.80% 81.38% 84.24%
Enrollment Ratio 40.31% 41.83% 39.32%
[Chart]Nevada Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Nevada college, 2,456 students (42.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 6,161 students (61.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,206 and 25th percentile score is 1,000. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 75 and 25th percentile score is 53. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Nevada colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Nevada Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500.00596.00
SAT Math500.00610.00
ACT Composite19.0025.00
ACT Math17.0025.00
ACT English17.0025.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Nevada Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Nevada Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Nevada Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Nevada State, 11 schools use semester calendar systems and 2 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester11 out of 44 schools
Quarter2 out of 44 schools
Trimester1 out of 44 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 44 schools
Other academic year4 out of 44 schools
Differs by program9 out of 44 schools
Continuous13 out of 44 schools
Un-Known/Other4 out of 44 schools
Next table describes credits that Nevada colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits8 out of 44 schools
Credits for Life Experiences14 out of 44 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits15 out of 44 schools
Credit for Military Training27 out of 44 schools

Application Requirements

7 Nevada schools require High School GPA and 7 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 2 Nevada colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Nevada colleges.
Admission Checklist for Nevada Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA70
High School Rank01
High School Record (or Transcript)70
Completion of College Preparatory Program12
Recommendations10
Formal Demonstration of Competencies00
Admission Test Scores23
TOEFL23
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)21