University of Nevada, Reno

A degree from this top Carnegie® research university
is your opportunity to rise.

Join the class of 2027

Claim your opportunity. Application deadline for priority scholarship consideration is Feb. 1, 2023. Apply today.

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Seeing is believing

Join us as three of our amazing students share about the University's top-ranked academic programs, life on campus, dining facilities, research opportunities, extracurricular activities, and what it means to be part of the Wolf Pack Family.

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Day tour

Join us for Nevada Bound™, a full-day visit that includes a walking tour, informational sessions on admissions and financial aid, opportunities to talk with faculty to learn about your major, lunch, and more.

Walking tour

Take a guided tour of the beautiful and historic University campus that lasts approximately two hours, offering an overview of our facilities, history, student life and what it's like living on campus.

Las Vegas fly-up program

The Las Vegas Nevada Bound Fly-Up trip is a one-day chaperoned visit to the University that is available to high school juniors, seniors and transfer students from southern Nevada.

Attend the University

Get the information you need to apply to the University, from first-year freshman to transfer student, graduate student to international student.

Admissions information

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The Office for Prospective Students has a staff of professional admissions coordinators dedicated to helping you make the transition from high school, community college or another country to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Request information

If you are a potential undergraduate student, provide your contact information and our admissions coordinators will answer any questions you may have.

Transfer admissions

Transitioning from a community college or another four-year institution? Our staff can help make a seamless move to the University.

Graduate admissions

Get the basic requirements for graduate school admission for domestic, international and graduate special applicants.

Opportunity U: The Nevada Admissions blog

Early Decision vs. Early Action: What's the difference?

Learn the difference between early decision and early action and find out what it means for you.

Advice for incoming college students

We asked some of our current and former students what advice they'd give to incoming college students. Find out what tips they have for you.

FAFSA tips to save you time and money

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an application that can make you eligible for many different types of financial aid. Get six tips that can make filling out the FAFSA easier.

Our academics

Customize your academic experience at the University of Nevada, Reno with more than 500 academic programs across 145+ academic majors, 130+ graduate programs, certificates, minors, online programs and more.

Explore Degrees & programs

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NevadaTeach is a dual-degree program for undergraduate students. Students from a range of STEM majors can add a degree in secondary education, without increasing their time to graduation.

Our colleges & schools

The University is home to 13 colleges and schools, including the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Majors & minors

Finding your major lets you combine your skills and passions with an academic course of study that prepares you for future career success or further study in graduate school.

Graduate programs

Choose from 57 doctoral, 80 master's and 24 professional graduate programs — including many without GRE and GMAT admissions requirements.

Understanding costs & aid

Get more information about your estimated costs for tuition, fees, housing, meals, books and supplies, and learn about financial aid options, scholarships, tuition free programs and more.

Learn about costs & aid

Nevada mascots Alphie and Wolfie wear Nevada football jerseys and celebrate at a football game surrounded by cheerleaders and fans in the stands.
Alphie and Wolfie Jr. want you to save on your college tuition. Through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), students from participating locations will receive automatic consideration for tuition savings of approximately $13,000 with a completed admissions file by the WUE deadline.

Nevada Guarantee

We'll guarantee you free tuition, fees and books if you're a Nevada resident who comes from a low-income family and you're pursuing an undergraduate degree

Western Undergraduate Exchange

If you're from a qualifying area, you could receive a reduced tuition scholarship for four years.

Tuition & fees

Review registration and mandatory fees by semester, including tuition rate tables through the 2024-2025 school year.

Our research

Our undergraduate research opportunities help students develop valuable skills and experience for their future career paths, and our dozens of state-of-the-art facilities and 60 research centers anchor pioneering work in areas ranging from dryland agriculture to sustainability in the Lake Tahoe region.

Dive into research

Xao Hu wears a Nevada hat and a reflective vest and kneels for a photo in downtown Reno as cars pass by on either side of the street.
Hao Xu, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is integrating technologies and transportation to solve traffic problems one-by-one.

Our students lead in research

Micah Lilo, redshirt sophomore linebacker for the Wolf Pack football team on the field at Mackay in uniform pointing away from the camera.

Faces of the Pack: Micah Lilo brings STEM skills to the football field and the lab

Wolf Pack linebacker receives Undergraduate Research funding to investigate energy-saving dynamic windows

Jennifer Clayton alongside Mark Genung, director of the Nevada Autonomous test site program, at this summer’s Censys Technologies and Iris Automation drone demonstration.

Faces of the Pack: Jennifer Clayton discovers fascination for autonomous robotics

First-generation student finds vast opportunity through mentorships, research experiences and the University community

Nicole Choma receiving a Regents' award.

Environmental science student-researcher wins Regents’ award for notable accomplishments

Nicole Choma reflects on how experiences in undergraduate research, marching band and other scholarly activities have enhanced her college journey

Are you ready for a world of opportunity?

We are committed to ensuring you have the opportunities you need to develop the skills required to leave a lasting impact on whatever profession you pursue.