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University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, Nevada, United States
The students come here for a number of reasons, but on the top of that list is the high quality education we provide. We’re proud to be recognized as a National Tier 1 University by U.S. News & World Report. The University’s continued ranking in the top-tier is a statement about the students we attract, the graduates we produce, the quality of our faculty and their world-improving research and creativity.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (8)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



The University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 as the State University of Nevada in Elko, Nev., about 300 miles northeast of its present-day campus in Reno. The site for the university preparatory school in eastern Nevada (where no state institutions had previously been located) proved to be impractical, as nearly half of the state's residents lived in the Reno-Carson City area.


Over the past decade, the research enterprise at the University of Nevada, Reno has grown substantially. The University has tripled its sponsored research grants and contracts total during this time, exceeding more than $150 million.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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703 10
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


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Student Life

Campus life

The campus is beautiful, complete with towering green trees and brick buildings. There are coffee shops, sports, restaurants and a multitude of great study spots. Whether you are a prospective student or already taking classes, feel free to explore and see what makes "the campus on the hill" so special.

Student clubs

More than 250 clubs and organizations on campus. These clubs can revolve around anything that interests students, from sports to hobbies to politics.

Student Reviews

Going to College in the 21st Century
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

The misinterpretation of college was made abundantly clear within my first year of attending UNR. The understanding that I was the only one who cared about my success in education was shown dramatically. The appeal of a quality education is what was shown but not received. the science department of chemistry, of which I was studying in, was not as respected as it should've...

A Place for Everyone
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Nevada, Reno is a tier one university with amazing teachers and academics. While the school is mostly known for its medical and engineering programs, the liberal arts departments cannot be overlooked. Unfortunately, even those these programs are admirable, they are often seen to be lesser, especially considering math and science are King. Even still, the...

Reno, Nevada, United States

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