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UNR School of Medicine ranks among most affordable medical schools

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine ranks 13th in the nation's top 20 most affordable medical schools, according to a study released by USA Today.

Student Loan Hero researchers assessed three factors when determining the list: annual tuition costs, average indebtedness at graduation, and the percentage of borrowers receiving institutional aid. On average, aspiring medical students can expect to accrue more than $160,000 in medical school debt, while UNR Med students pay nearly $30,000 less due to low tuition rates and ample financial aid opportunities. Here's how UNR Med compares:

National Average

  • Annual tuition (in-state): $39,116
  • Average medical school debt: $164,776
  • Students receiving institutional aid: 52 percent

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

  • Annual tuition (in-state): $26,114
  • Average medical school debt: $135,788
  • Students receiving institutional aid: 84 percent

Of the top 12 schools on the list, UNR Med out-ranks eight in students receiving institutional aid, three in annual in-state tuition and two in average medical school debt.

What's more, as a community-based, research-intensive institution, UNR Med students receive unique opportunities for hands-on training and cutting-edge research, providing an invaluable medical school experience at a fraction of the cost. The school fosters a strong, collaborative environment for students and faculty and houses some of the nation's most widely cited, heavily-funded investigators.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school that has served Nevada for more than 48 years as its first public medical school.