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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.

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Guide to student loans

Considering student loans to help pay for college? Read on to learn everything you need to know about taking out student loans.

7 ways to build your resume in college

Landing your dream job requires more than just doing well in your classes. Read on for seven college experiences that can help prepare you for professional success.

Top 5 grants and scholarships for Nevada residents

Admissions coordinator Julio Leyva shares his tips on finding grants and scholarships for Nevada residents to help you afford college. Find out the top 5 sources of scholarships for Nevada students.

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.

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The first cohort of MARC students are pictured with PIs Thomas Kidd (upper left) and Wes Chalifoux (upper middle). Jesus Diaz Sanchez (upper right), Jonathan Taasan (lower left), Lauren Carriere (lower middle) and Kimberly Giannantonio (lower right).
The MARC Nevada program provides research opportunities, a $13.9K annual stipend, partial tuition coverage and other benefits to students interested in pursuing higher degree programs in the biomedical sciences. Students in their second year of college are encouraged to apply by March 31.

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

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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.

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

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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

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Nevada Cyber Club places seventh in national competition

Group’s effort recognized by Sen. Cortez-Masto’s office Feb. 3

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Civil Engineering student recognized by U.S. Department of Transportation

Doctoral candidate Milana Cimesa receives Outstanding Student of the Year award.

Wolf Pack Bots Team with mentors and Professor Salas

Wolf Pack Bots qualify to compete in Northern Nevada LEGO® Championship

The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University incorporates robotics into its multimodal literacy framework to facilitate academic success.

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.