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2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

In the journalism school upper division classes are limited to about 20-25 students at the very most. The teachers prefer that you call them by their first name and encourage you to contact them outside of school. With on of my professors, we text message often.

Quality of Life

I live off campus and commute in. The events are great and the organizations that I'm a part of are always fun and get me to drive 30 minutes back to campus happily.

Admissions

In the Journalism School you're allowed to take the first two classes without a special call number, after that you must apply to the program with an essay and resume and be accepted. After that the classes increase tremendously in the amount of work required. If you can't keep up, you'll know and will eliminate yourself or fail.

Level

5

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The academics are great at my school. The advisors are very helpful, as are the professors. There are plenty of degrees programs and many majors to choose from.

Quality of Life

The quality of living at school is excellent. I love every aspect of it aside from the cost of somethings.

Admissions

Was required to maintain at least a 3.0 to be able to attend. Filled out and submitted an application and after a few months was accepted.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The classes and professors are amazing. Some of my professors have done amazing things and are very well known in their fields. Also they are very accessable. They all have office hours and actually want to get to know their students and help them excel. The classes are wonderful and a nice size. The faculty to student ratio is about 1:23, and all my larger lecture groups have been broken down into smaller labs and dicussion times. There is also a lot of undergratuate research available to students. Studying abroad is really easy too. We have the University Studies Abroad Consortiaum on our campus that work with students financial aid and scholarships to help students go abroud.

Quality of Life

Housing is great, and the campus activies are the best! There is always something fun going on on campus from free movies on the lawn or in the theater, to night of all nations where you get to sample foods from countries all over the world. We have so many great facilities like our brand new student union, state of the art library, and our mathamatics and sciece center that opened this fall with 23 new labratories. The area of Reno is beautiful and safe, and the community really supports the University. Students all seem pretty happy all over campus.

Admissions

Great easy and quick admissions process. Just use the online application, pay the application fee, and submit test scores and transcripts. They have a pretty quick turn around and then send you a great admissions packet if you are admitted that allows you to get all this free stuff! They also offer a scholarship if you have a good enough GPA and test scores and all you have to do to get it is apply to the university.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2011

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

In order to be in the nursing program you have to have: 1 year biology, 1 year A&P, 1 year chemistry, 1 semester organic chemistry, 1 year statistical math, etc....

Quality of Life

Not familier with this, I live off campus. The crime and safety seems to be low.

Admissions

In order to get accepted to the nursing program, you have to have a good GPA. They only look at your GPA and therefore the program is competitive.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2011

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

I don't know

Level

4

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The undergrad work isn't to bad. The classes are good and the teachers are pretty good and never miss class.

Quality of Life

For my first year I lived in the dorms and it was my best choice ever. I meet a lot of people and it was worth the priceeven though it was more expensive than living off campus. After the first year however not many people live on campus. The food is pretty good for a school and the school sits in the historical district of the school. The school provides safety on campus with free rides police and student cadets driving around campus all night. The library is awasome! One of the best very high tech and was in the top ten top college libraries. I love rebo it's in a great location being so closet lake tahoe and northern California.

Admissions

Being an in state student, having a high school GPA above a 3.0in my core classes gave me automatic entrence.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

General Requirements-Includes completing core classes and major requirements.

Class sizes-Minimum 35 students

Accessibility of Professors-Medium

Grading-Fair

Research Opportunities-Below Average and selective

Competitiveness-High

Quality of Life

Housing-Average

Campus-Nice

Library-Unique

Neighborhood-Okay

Crime-Robberies

Safety-Good

Overall Happiness-Average

Admissions

Admissions process- Pay the application fee, fill out the application and submit along with high school transcript

Financial Aid- Difficult process which requires much documents and time for the finanical aid office to process

Scholarship opportunities- Very selective and bias when it comes to giving students scholarships, some students deserve to have scholarships giving to them not just for race, or gender, but just for attending the university of several years with an average gpa of 2.0 rather than 3.0

Level

4

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Basic classes such as English, Core Humanities, and required for every major. My major, Biology, needs basic math skills including basic calculus and statistics. Advising is offered, but you're only required to meet with them the first year. Class size mainly for math and science classes are large. 200 aprox. for my Organic Chem class last semester. It highly competive to get into classes such as Anatomy, and most chemistry class since you have to compete with nursing, chem, and other majors that desire to go into the med school. There are study abroad opportunities for over the world and have financial aid available. A+ are not given, but A-, B+ (etc) are given. There are notable faculty such as one of the math teachers known for his research in the game theory. There's also a program here called the Davidson Academy, where teenagers and younger who have a high intellegiance compared to their peers can attend school located at UNR.

Quality of Life

I live at home, so I don't have to worry about housing expense. Others who come here there are various dorms that have varying price range. First year, everyone living on campus must have a meal plans. There are various places and a variety of food offered throughout campus.There's more than one library, and one of them was just recently built with high tech equipment - The Knowledge Center. There are an abundant amount of computers to use on campus especially on the first floor of The Knowledge Center. Printing is not free, but you're free to check out headphones, movies, laptops from the knowledge center for free. UNR is located in downtown Reno, and for the safety of their students, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno offers a service known as Campus Escort that will pick up students from one side of campus and drop them off to another location on campus. Shuttles are also around and running and have designated stops. The neighborhood is mostly filled with college students, but since it is downtown Reno, having an awareness of your suroundings at night would be highly recomended. The highest crime that happens in UNR is theft, so be precautious of your belongings. I'm overally happy with UNR, but the budget cuts recently done could raise the tuition and price of other things on campus.

Admissions

Applying was easy and simple. Fill out the required documents and wait. Financial aid is based on stuff such as ACT/SAT scores, FASFA, etc.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

General requirements include English 101 and 102. At least College algebra(MATH 120),Social science and science credits(vary depending on whether it is a BS or BA degree. Sometimes differs by major), Core Humanities, and in the College of Liberal Arts a foreign language. Major degree requirements in my field (Anthropology): The four basic intro classes(cultural,physical,archaeology,and lingustics). Several core classes dealing with anthropology, a capstone class, and some electives. Nearly all colleges require a minor.

The class sizes here have been growing, because of funding issues at our school, but are still managable. Our grade system is A-F on a 4.0 point scale. There are some study abroad opportunities, but they are not the best fit for a non-traditional student like myself. The workload is average. We have several notable faculty, only one of which I can name,Dr. Don Hardesty, and that is because he is from my department

Quality of Life

There are several dormatories from standard to apartment. We have many food choices, but not as healthy as I would like. There is some work in that area though. We are in an older neighborhood and the rents average about $600 a month, not super high. The crime rate is actually quite low for this area. We have a relatively new state of the art library, wish it was open 24 hours during the school year though. The community relationship could be better, it seems that Reno is a wannabe college town, but is not quite there yet.

Admissions

Since I was a transfer student it was relatively easy. I put in the application, paid the fee, sent transcripts from other schools. Since I am paying for the school on my own I didn't apply for financial aid. Also, we have a deferred payment plan which helps me to pay for school.

Level

5

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Normal requirements and expectations. Funding is low however so class size and study abroad opportunities are limited.

Quality of Life

Very nice campus and living cost. Crime is a little high and overall happiness is a little low.

Admissions

Common Application process

Level

3

Graduation Year

2013

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