Acceptance Rate 83.17%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 43.37%
Applicants 24,198
Admitted 20,126
Enrolled 8,728

Applying To Nevada Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 83.17% at Nevada colleges and universities where total 24,198 students have applied and 20,126 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 Rate83.17%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)43.37%
Average Test Scores1,119 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 24,198 students (10,248 men and 13,950 women) applied to and 20,126 (8,334 men and 11,792 women) students were accepted to admit Nevada Colleges. Among them, 3,692 men and 5,036 women were enrolled into Nevada schools. The average acceptance rate is 83.17% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 43.37%. The table below shows the Nevada colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Nevada Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 83.17% 81.32% 84.53%
Enrollment Ratio 43.37% 44.30% 42.71%
[Chart]Nevada Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Nevada college, 3,041 students (44.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 6,461 students (62.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,229 and 25th percentile score is 1,009. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 71 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 Writing506.00613.00
SAT Math503.00616.00
ACT Composite19.0024.00
ACT Math17.0023.00
ACT English17.0024.00
[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

8 Nevada schools require High School GPA and 8 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 3 Nevada colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Nevada colleges.
Admission Checklist for Nevada Colleges
High School GPA80
High School Rank11
High School Record (or Transcript)80
Completion of College Preparatory Program12
Formal Demonstration of Competencies10
Admission Test Scores33
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)31