About the University

Discover what sets us apart from the competition.

The University of Nevada, Reno is more than a campus, it’s an experience!

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Our campus is beautiful, complete with towering green trees and brick buildings. There are coffee shops, sports, restaurants and a multitude of great study spots. Whether you are a prospective student or already taking classes, feel free to explore and see what makes "the campus on the hill" so special.

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A top-tier experience

Our students come here for a number of reasons, but on the top of that list is the high quality education we provide. We’re proud to be recognized as a National Tier 1 University by U.S. News & World Report. The University’s continued ranking in the top-tier is a statement about the students we attract, the graduates we produce, the quality of our faculty and their world-improving research and creativity.

8 reasons why you'll love an education here

Many students are forced to choose between quality and affordability. At the University of Nevada, Reno you can have both. Our students pay 80 percent less than at the average Tier 1 institution.
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Tier 1 Quality, Unrivaled Affordability

Unlike many public research universities, the University of Nevada, Reno offers its students the chance to get up close and personal with highly credentialed faculty, researchers and professionals. Ph.D. professors regularly teach undergraduate students and invite them to research labs or internships.
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Hands-on research

On the leading edge of student success, the University has invested in a $36 million Student Achievement Center to unite and optimize services vital to student success and achievement. The building is scheduled to open in 2016.
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A University dedicated to your success

With striking residence halls, beautiful brick and ivy buildings, an involved student government and active fraternities and sororities, the University of Nevada, Reno offers a classic college student experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
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Classic college experience

 
University of Nevada, Reno faculty are well respected in their fields and often bring home career achievement awards. In the College of Science, several faculty members have earned the National Science Foundation's CAREER award, which honors up-and-coming professors with $500,000 grants.
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Strong Faculty & Research

Whether you are attending the Night of All Nations, listening to a star lecturer discuss the mysteries of the universe or studying in another country with the nation’s sixth largest study abroad program, the University will introduce you to life-enriching people and ideas.
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New horizons

We strive to make sure you can graduate in four years. Graduating on time leads to more time to start your career, pursue graduate education or just take that road trip you’ve been dreaming of.
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Graduate in four years

As a member of the Mountain West Conference, students can expect to see the Wolf Pack face off against top quality competition. Such spirited competition builds campus community and offers students an exciting diversion from their academic pursuits.
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Competitive Division I Athletics

Visiting Campus

Walking around campus you’ll see impressive buildings and beautiful scenery, but more than that, you’ll realize there is so much more going on on campus than you realized. Whether you’re a local or coming from a distance, we’ll have some eye-opening things to show you.

Ways to Visit

Nevada Bound Open Houses

Come see if the University is right for you. Spend the day on campus exploring campus, meeting our people and getting a feel for what makes us special.

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Walking Tours

Our student ambassadors love this campus and would love to show you around. Schedule your 90-minute tour when it’s convenient for you.

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Fall Previews

We come to you

Come see if the University is right for you. Spend the day on campus exploring campus, meeting our people and getting a feel for what makes us special.

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Stop by the Welcome Center

We’re here for you!

When you’re on campus, start your visit at the Welcome Center on the first floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. The Welcome Center can answer questions, schedule tours and send you home with helpful materials.

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Visiting has its perks

Get the Pack Pass

Experience all of campus life with a Pack Pass that gets you into a range of select events for free. We’ll even throw in some free swag too!

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Driving Directions

The university is located just north of where Interstate 80 meets downtown Reno.

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Since 1874

The University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 as the State University of Nevada in Elko, Nev., about 300 miles northeast of its present-day campus in Reno. The site for the university preparatory school in eastern Nevada (where no state institutions had previously been located) proved to be impractical, as nearly half of the state's residents lived in the Reno-Carson City area. In 1885, the legislature approved the move of the University from Elko to Reno.

History, Stats & Highlights

Reno & Lake Tahoe

With crystal clear Lake Tahoe 30 minutes to the west, the barren Black Rock Desert to the northeast, and Yosemite a short road trip to the southwest, Reno is a great destination for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike.

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