Embracing the past with a vision for the future
The University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 as Nevada's first institution of higher education. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, engagement, support and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students' cognitive growth and academic achievement – all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.
What began as a single building — Morrill Hall — the University of Nevada Reno's campus now covers 290 lush acres with 180 buildings, 60 research facilities, 12 museums and galleries and 13 schools and colleges. During the past decade, we've added more than half a billion dollars in new, state-of-the-art facilities — and there's more to come.