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The University of Nevada, Reno is recognized as a top National University by U.S. News & World Report, one of the country's top research institutions, holding Carnegie® R1 Classification and being named a Carnegie® Engaged University. Select your student type to learn about the admissions process.


As an international student, you are eligible for different scholarship opportunities, such as $1,000 to $12,000 for new international students to general University scholarships from $500 to $8,000 per year. Explore scholarship opportunities today.

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University of Nevada, Reno campus
This 2018 view of the University of Nevada, Reno campus from the north shows the Joe Crowley Student Union, the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, the William J. Raggio Education Building, the Nazir Anasari Business Building, the Fitzgerald Student Services Building, and the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center.
Credit: Jeff Dow

Tuition and costs

On average, the University of Nevada, Reno's tuition is less expensive than comparable Tier 1 institutions in the United States. Estimated tuition for international students is $23,562 per year. Learn more about the cost of attending the University.

Study at a burgeoning tech hub next door to Silicon Valley

As industry leaders continue to make Northern Nevada their home — Apple, Google, Tesla, Amazon, IBM, and Switch, to name a few — the University is connecting students and scholars with these innovative neighbors, giving them access to the best tools and resources for learning and research.

Since 2009, we've invested $850 million in you.

Once you prowl the campus, you'll want to join the Pack. 290 acres. 180 buildings. 60 research facilities. 12 museums and galleries. 13 schools and colleges. $850 million invested in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities to drive your success.


Reno is packed full of amazing things to do, setting it apart from many other small cities. Located two blocks from downtown Reno, the University is close to amazing coffee shops, whitewater parks, river walks, and so much more. With 250+ days of sunshine each year, Reno is only a two-hour drive to Sacramento, California and a four-hour drive to San Francisco, California.