Fall 2011
Facts and Figures

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Professor Carl Sievert discusses physiology with medical students

Professor Carl Sievert discusses physiology with second-year medical students Katie Lyons and Steeven John, as classmates Cameron Wipfli and Natsuko Takakuwa review paperwork

Admissions and Student Affairs

Provided by Office of Admissions and Student Affairs

U.S. News & World Report named the University of Nevada School of Medicine the second most popular medical school in the U.S., based on percentage admitted students who decide to enroll.

For the 2010 admissions cycle, the School of Medicine received 1,348 applications from prospective students and interviewed 225 for admission. According to the magazine, the School of Medicine had 62 students of the 76 accepted, enroll for the 2010-11 academic year.

First priority for acceptance is given to Nevada residents. Applicants from Western States without medical schools-Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming-are also considered.

Students are considered Nevada residents if:

  • They reside in Nevada for a minimum of 12 months prior to November 1 of application year.
  • Their parents are current Nevada residents, the applicant attended a Nevada high school, and the applicant is under 24 years of age.
  • Non-U.S. citizens must have permanent resident visas and be Nevada residents to be considered.
  • They graduated from a Nevada high school.

Western Undergraduate Exchange students accepted at the University of Nevada, Reno or University of Nevada, Las Vegas as first-time freshmen and who will receive bachelor degrees prior to medical school are eligible for admission. This includes students from the Western States in this program.

For the combined classes graduating in 2012-15:

  • Average annual tuition cost: $14,310
  • Average student loan debt: $125,000
  • Percentage of students receiving scholarship support: 84
  • Percentage who are first generation college graduates: 11.25
  • 51 percent of students are male
  • Age range: 18-41
  • 42 percent of students are from Southern Nevada, 41 percent from Northern Nevada, six percent from rural Nevada