University of Nevada, Reno is receiving more attention these days as it offers an affordable option for California students. UNR offers WUE to students with a 3.25 GPA or better. From the financial aid website:
WUE is a non-disbursable scholarship and is awarded in the form of a tuition discount. WUE tuition is calculated at a rate of 150% of the Nevada resident fee. A California student with a 3.25 or better will pay about $11,500 in tuition, bring total COA to under $40,000. UNR has a Carnegie RI Reseach classification, and undergraduates are able to get hands-on research opportunities. It offers a wide variety of majors, from engineering to nursing to fashion design. UNR has a mandatory one week course called the Nevada Fit program, that seeks to help students learn to branch out and work collaboratively, a much-needed support after COVID:
NevadaFIT informationAugust19-24, 2023
NevadaFIT is a required, one-credit academic program that kicks off the fall semester for first-year students. It is designed to help students successfully transition from high school to college and provides realistic exposure to the style, pace, intensity, and rigor of college courses. After completing NevadaFIT, students are better prepared for their first semester of college.
Housing is not guaranteed, so students are encouraged to make a housing deposit even before they have committed to the university. UNR is remaining test optional for the foreseeable future.
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