University of Nevada, Reno

Nevada's premier CarnegieĀ® research university near Lake Tahoe

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About the University, Lake Tahoe and the University's research links

Book your summer tour

Join us for specially designed half-day visits in June and July to tour the campus and residence halls, learn about admissions and financial aid, and have lunch on us.

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Start your journey

Apply by June 1 to enroll in Fall 2023.

List of links for scholarships, campus tours and admissions counselors

Limitless academic pathways

Find your passion while studying with expert faculty in a supportive learning environment that prepares you for career success.

From accounting to wildlife conservation

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Whether the goal is to become a dancer or neuroscientist, you can select from over 500+ academic programs to make your dreams a reality.

Meet just a few of the faculty members you could study with...

Environmental engineering

Krishna Pagilla poses for a picture while seated next to the Truckee River with trees surrounding the river behind him.
Krishna Pagilla, Ph.D. is reimagining research to advance water conservation and  management practices — to help maintain access to this vital commodity.


Krishna Pagilla stands next to her dog and bike on a cliff overlooking a lake in the valley behind her.
Kyra Stull, Ph.D. is using advanced imaging in biological anthropology to redefine our understanding of human growth and development.

Educational leadership

Ethan Ris poses with his arms folded in front of Morrill Hall, next to the hall's dedication plaque.
Ethan Ris, Ph.D. is reshaping educational instruction at K-12 schools through systematic reform that removes inequity and exclusion barriers.

Find a college or school that meets your academic and career needs...

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