University of Nevada, Reno

Building a world-class university takes time. Fortunately, we started in 1874.

University of Nevada, Reno campus
This 2018 view of the University of Nevada, Reno campus from the north shows the Joe Crowley Student Union, the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, the William J. Raggio Education Building, the Nazir Anasari Business Building, the Fitzgerald Student Services Building, and the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center.
Credit: Jeff Dow


To do whatever it takes. To follow every lead. To go to the ends of the earth in pursuit of knowledge. This is what drives the University of Nevada, Reno – and it is this spirit that has powered our rise to Carnegie® Classification R1, joining America’s top research universities.

Sarah Bisbing, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Forest Ecosystem Science

Discover how our researchers are changing tomorrow

Find your major.

Customize an academic path with more than 460 undergraduate & graduate degree, certificate & minor programs within 12 academic colleges and schools.

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As a land-grant institution, we emphasize making a college education a realizable goal for those who apply.

You can afford a Nevada education.

Did you know more than 50% of our students graduate with no debt?

Estimate your undergraduate costs

Are you planning your college experience? Refer to our cost estimates tables to get a better understanding of your expected tuition and fees as an undergraduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Considering graduate school? Learn more about our tuition and fees for graduate students at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Explore life at Nevada.

About Reno-Tahoe Known as one of America's best small cities, Reno is a burgeoning tech hub that offers an array of year-round activities.
View of Lake Tahoe emerging above trees in the forest with clouds in the blue sky above the lake
Campus life At the University of Nevada, Reno, history meets innovation. Traditional red-brick buildings from the 1800s sit alongside 21st-century cutting-edge research facilities.
Students walk on the path in front of the Knowledge Center with the scoreboard of Mackay Stadium visible in the distance
Nevada Athletics The University of Nevada, Reno is a member of the Mountain West Conference with six men's sports teams and ten women's sports teams.
Nevada Athletics mascots, Alphie and Wolfie, wear jerseys and walk on the track in Mackay Stadium as cheerleaders and fans clap and cheer around them

University news.

Third president of the university, University President Joseph Edward Stubbs (president from 1894-1914) stands on Mackay Field with two other men in military uniforms.

Presidential searches then and now: history as preamble … and portent?

With President Marc Johnson stepping down in June, it's a great time to look back at how presidential transitions have happened in the past.

Construction of the new, phase two, interim dining facility, The Den.

Next phase of campus dining realized

Updated information as of Dec. 10 – The Den will open at 10 p.m. Dec. 11.

Graduates smiling at the 2019 Winter Commencement –

Winter Commencement: 'Not how you start, but how you finish'

1,868 degrees conferred during 2019 Winter Commencement ceremonies