Discover the University of Nevada, Reno

10 reasons to come

Unexpected Opportunity

Like generations of Nevadans before, students at the University of Nevada, Reno find opportunity that they never knew existed. Come to Nevada and find a high desert oasis surrounded by snowcapped mountains, accessible faculty solving global problems and students participating in competitions among the best universities in the world.

10. Beautiful Campus

From the 100-year-old, elm tree-lined Jeffersonian quad to the state-of-the-art Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, the campus possesses historic beauty and digital convenience alike. The campus is also designated a state arboretum.

9. Vibrant Cultural Scene

Reno often conjures up images of gambling and the Wild West. More recently, though, Reno has experienced a Bohemian renaissance, with a growing arts community, increasing international flavor and the annual counterculture festival, Burning Man.

8. Classic College Experience

With striking residence halls, an involved student government and active fraternities and sororities, University of Nevada, Reno offers a classic college student experience. Such history and tradition are especially apparent during Homecoming and Mackay Week.

7. Competitive Division I Athletics

As a member of the Mountain West Conference, students can expect to see the Wolf Pack face off against top quality competition.  Such spirited competition builds campus community and offers students an exciting diversion from their academic pursuits.

6. Strong Academic Reputation

University of Nevada, Reno faculty are well respected in their fields and often bring home career achievement awards. In the College of Science, several faculty members have earned the National Science Foundation's CAREER award, which honors up-and-coming professors with $500,000 grants.

5. Gateway to the World

The University Studies Abroad Consortium is one of the largest study abroad programs in the nation with numerous programs in 24 countries around the globe. Hundreds of students from other top-name American universities use the program because of its quality and offerings.

4. Awe-inspiring, Adrenaline-Inducing Landscape

Located on the border between the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada, Reno has been dubbed "America's Adventure Place" for its impressive and diverse geographic offerings. With crystal clear Lake Tahoe 30 minutes to the west, the barren Black Rock Desert to the northeast, and Yosemite a short road trip to the southwest, Reno is a great destination for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike.

3. Wise Investment

A college education requires a large investment of time and finances. But according to a recent study, individuals earn in additional income 8.2 times what they invested in a four-year degree. Bettering yourself requires sacrifice, but it's a sacrifice you'll be glad you made.

2. Hands-on Research

Unlike many public research universities, the University of Nevada, Reno offers its students the chance to get up close and personal with highly credentialed faculty, researchers and professionals. Ph.D. professors regularly teach undergraduate students and invite them to research labs or internships.

1. Tier 1 Quality, Unrivaled Affordability

Many students are forced to choose between quality and affordability. At the University of Nevada, Reno you can have both. Our students pay 80 percent less than at the average Tier 1 institution.

We've got the quality of education you need to be competitive in the world at prices you can actually afford. Why would you go anywhere else?