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Our official name is the University of Nevada, Reno. This should be used on first reference in all public-facing communications. "The University" should be used on second reference. While intercollegiate Athletics uses "Nevada" as the name of the University, the Board of Regents and the President prefer that we use our full name. For branding reasons, we do not use the acronym "UNR" in public-facing communications, although that is fine to use as an internal verbal shorthand when referring to the University. One exception to this rule is the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, whose shorthand is UNR Med.

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About the University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. As a Nevada land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 21,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Additionally, it has attained the prestigious “Carnegie Engaged” classification, reflecting its student and institutional impact on civic engagement and service, fostered by extensive community and statewide collaborations. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.