ACT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Nevada Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for Nevada

UNR - University of Nevada at Reno
UNR - University of Nevada at Reno. Ed Bierman / Flickr

All hard-working students who have graduated from high school will be able to find a Nevada college that will admit them. None of the state's colleges and universities have overly selective admissions, and many have open admissions. To see if your ACT scores are on target for your favorite Nevada college, the table below can help.

ACT Scores for Nevada Colleges (mid 50%)
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 CompositeEnglishMath
25%75%25%75%25%75%
College of Southern Nevadaopen-admissions
Great Basin Collegeopen-admissions
Nevada State Collegetest-optional admissions
Sierra Nevada College182718251325
University of Nevada-Las Vegas182518241924
University of Nevada-Reno212621262026
Western Nevada Collegeopen-admissions
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The table shows scores for the middle 50% of matriculated students. If your ACT scores fall within or above this range, you're on track to be admitted. Even if your scores are a little below those listed, you have a chance -- 25% of admitted students scored below the lower number.

Prospective college students in Nevada shouldn't lose sleep over standardized test scores. At the University of Nevada-Reno, for example, students with a "B" or higher GPA can get in even if their standardized test scores are low. Sierra Nevada College has a holistic admissions process and considers many qualitative factors in addition to grades and test scores.

Note that all Nevada colleges will accept either the SAT or ACT.

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Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

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