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Great Basin College

Elko, NV 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate61%
Acceptance Rate61%

About Great Basin College

Great Basin College Overview

Great Basin College is a public, state school in the small town setting of Elko, Nevada. Great Basin College was founded in 1967 and enrolls 1,192 undergrads and no graduate students. Great Basin College provides on-campus housing for up to 136 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 80% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Planning to play sports? Great Basin College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Great Basin College on the Student Life page.

2022 Great Basin College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 61%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $3,428
Out-of-State $10,219
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $2,502

Is Great Basin College a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Great Basin College offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Great Basin College

It is not competitive to get into Great Basin College. Around 61% of applicants get into Great Basin College each year. Out of 804 applications received in 2022, 490 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Great Basin College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 65% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Great Basin Collegecome back their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Great Basin College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Great Basin College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Great Basin College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Great Basin College's endowment was valued at $6.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Great Basin College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $2,502 a year.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Great Basin College.

Based on this information, is Great Basin College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Great Basin College a good school for you?

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Where is Great Basin College?

Great Basin College is located in the small town setting of Elko, Nevada.

If you are interested in seeing Great Basin College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Elko, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Elko Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Great Basin College and Elko are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1500 College Parkway Elko, NV 89801-3348

Campus Setting: Small Town

Great Basin College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Great Basin College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Great Basin College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Great Basin College ACT Scores

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Great Basin College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$3,248

In State

$10,603

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,083
$10,438
Fees
$165
$165
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Great Basin College is like? There are approximately 1,192 students enrolled at Great Basin College. 10% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from NV and 28% percent of students are from other states.

10%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

72%

In State

28%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,192

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

61%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$3,248

Out-of-State

$10,603

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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