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The University of Nevada, Reno has emerged as one of the nation’s top public universities—yet is still small enough for you to connect with people and professors who can put you on your path to success.
Founded in 1874 as the Silver State's first university, the University of Nevada, Reno is a top-caliber, land-grant research university.
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Fear not! Applying for admission to the University is a cinch, often done in 5 minutes or less.
But why stop there? Right after you apply to the university, you can apply for financial aid, scholarships, and a room with a gorgeous view in one of our residence halls. You can also get a head start by scheduling placement tests or registering for Freshman Start.
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Academics that will surprise you
With over 145 degree programs, the University is bound to have a starting point to your career goals. From expertise in earth sciences to journalism, our degrees open the door to unexpected opportunities.
At the University, you can enroll in a fast-track medical program with our own School of Medicine. Or, you can participate in undergraduate research, getting a competitive advantage over many of your peers.
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Education is a wise investment
Unlike buying a new car or expensive computer, a college education will most likely pay you back for every minute and penny you put into it.
Because we believe cost should not be a barrier to education, the University has some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country. We also offer access to several million dollars in scholarships.
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The University campus says it all
The most unexpected part of the University may be its beautiful 126-year-old campus overlooking the Sierra Nevada.
The campus is a mix of living history, from nineteenth century Morrill Hall, which sits on an elm-tree-lined grassy quadrangle, to the technologically savvy Davidson Math and Science Center, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and Joe Crowley student union, all built in the last five years.
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This is the law of the jungle...
Those words from Rudyard Kipling's "The Second Jungle Book," start a verse that captures the essence of Nevada Wolf Pack athletics.
With 18 varsity teams competing in the highly competitive Mountain West Conference, our students have front-row seats to exciting NCAA-Division I athletics, often watching the Pack compete in the postseason.
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An unparalleled environment
Located at the base of the Sierra Crest in the Truckee Meadows, Reno's outdoor recreation possibilities are unlimited. Lake Tahoe is only about a 40-minute drive west from downtown Reno, offering opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and camping. Pyramid Lake and the Black Rock Desert - home to the annual counter-culture festival, "Burning Man" - are only about an hour's drive to the northeast.
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