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University of Nevada, Reno

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1664 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89557, United States

Location info of University of Nevada, Reno

Life in Reno, Nevada

  • Located in the Great Basin at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a growing technology hub with a vibrant arts culture and unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities.
  • Reno is packed full of amazing things to do, setting it apart from many other small cities. We’ve got world renowned chefs, balloon races, rib cookoffs, Hot August Nights, amazing coffee shops, walks along the gorgeous river (and whitewater park) and so much more.
  • #1 Best Small City Worlds Best Cities
  • #13 in Best Cities for Outdoor Activities Niche.com
  • #9 for Best Places to Live for Quality of Life U.S. News & World Report

Top Reasons to Study in University of Nevada, Reno

An unmatched campus experience

The University offers impactful experiences both in and outside the classroom. With more than 250 student organizations, our students can connect with peers, mentors and faculty and pursue their personal interests and future career goals on a technogically advanced and welcoming campus.

Home to Nevada Athletics

From the 27,000 seats of Mackay Stadium to the 12,000 seats of Lawlor Events Center, the historic Virginia Street Gym to the newly renovated Don Weir Field at Peccole Park, fans can cheer on Nevada Wolf Pack and its 17 Division 1 teams that play in the Mountain West Conference.

Preparing students for real-world success

Here at Nevada, you will work and study alongside highly renowned professors—who are driving discoveries that positively influence the state, nation and world—and will have access to dynamic opportunities and resources that position you for success as a student and in your chosen profession.

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About University of Nevada, Reno

At the University of Nevada, Reno, history meets innovation. Traditional red-brick buildings from the 1800s sit alongside 21st-century cutting-edge research facilities. We’ve invested nearly a billion dollars into expanding our campus in the past decade — all in an effort to provide you with the tools, resources, and services that create a world-class learning experience.

Career at University of Nevada, Reno

  • 93% of our grads are employed, in graduate school or in the military within a year of commencement.
We aim to build an equitable and inclusive culture whereby students and alumni have the opportunity to pursue and explore a meaningful career path regardless of personal background. Every day, our team strives to be inclusive, foster belonging, promote diversity, and create new opportunities and resources for everyone who comes into contact with the Nevada Career Studio Team.

Campus life

At the University of Nevada, Reno, opportunity is everywhere you look. That opportunity begins on our central 290-acre campus filled with nearly 150 years of history and stretches to the Wayne L. Prim Campus, just minutes from the shores of Lake Tahoe, America’s most renowned alpine lake.

With the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe as inspiration, the Wayne L. Prim Campus at Lake Tahoe is home to students and faculty, researchers and scholars, artists and leaders participating in cutting-edge collaborations and interdisciplinary activities.

Ranking & Accreditation of University of Nevada, Reno

  • R1 Very High Research Activity Carnegie Classification
  • Best Value College Forbes

Student Accommodation at University of Nevada, Reno

  • Housing: around $6,996
  • Dining: around $6,112

National research indicates that students who live on campus in a residence hall…

  • Meet more people and make more friends
  • Are more satisfied with their college experience
  • Are more likely to earn a higher grade point average
  • Are more likely to obtain a baccalaureate degree in 4 years
  • Are more involved in academic and extracurricular activities

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Programs at University of Nevada, Reno


  1. Agricultural Science BS – Animal Science, BS
  2. Agricultural Science BS – General Agriculture, BS
  3. Agricultural Science BS – Plant Science, BS
  4. Agricultural Science, BA and Economics, BA Dual
  5. Environmental Science BS – STEM
  6. Forest Ecology & Management BS – STEM
  7. Rangeland Ecology and Management BS – STEM
  8. Veterinary Science BSVET
  9. Wildlife Ecology Conservation BS – STEM
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  1. Communication Studies BA
  2. Economics and Agricultural Science BA Dual
  3. Pre-Business Administration
  4. Pre-Business Administration in International Business
  5. Pre-Business/Management DM BSBUS
  6. Pre-Business/Marketing DM BSBUS
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  1. Integrated Elementary Teaching BSEDU
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies BA
  3. Pre-Secondary Education – Art
  4. Pre-Secondary Education – Business Education
  5. Pre-Secondary Education – Physical Education, BS
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  1. Biotechnology BS – STEM
  2. Computational Linguistics BS
  3. Biomedical Engineering – STEM
  4. Chemical Engineering – STEM
  5. Civil Engineering – STEM
  6. Computer Science and Engineering – STEM
  7. Electrical Engineering – STEM
  8. Engineering Physics – STEM
  9. Environmental Engineering – STEM
  10. Materials Science and Engineering – STEM
  11. Mechanical Engineering – STEM
  12. Metallurgical Engineering – STEM
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  1. Criminal Justice BA
  2. International Affairs BA
  3. Political Science BA
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  1. Anthropology BA
  2. English BA – Language Linguistics
  3. English BA – Literature
  4. English BA – Writing
  5. French BA
  6. Gender, Race, and Identity BA – Ethnic Studies
  7. Gender, Race, and Identity BA – General Specialization
  8. Gender, Race, and Identity BA – Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  9. Geography BA – Environmental Policy & Management
  10. Geography BA – General
  11. Geography BA – Global, Politics, and Place
  12. Geography BS – Environmental Policy & Management
  13. Geography BS – General
  14. Geography BS – Geotechnologies
  15. Geography BS – Urban Systems & Planning
  16. History BA – General
  17. History BA – Global History
  18. History BA – Public History
  19. History BA – Race Ethnicity
  20. Human Development Family Science BS
  21. Human Development Family Studies BS
  22. Kinesiology BS – STEM designated
  23. Philosophy BA – Ethics, Law & Politics
  24. Philosophy BA – General
  25. Pre-Graphic Design BFA
  26. Pre-Journalism BA – Spanish BA/Journalism BA
  27. Psychology – Behavioral Science, BS
  28. Psychology – General Track, BA
  29. Psychology – Psychological Science, BS
  30. Spanish BA – Media Studies
  31. Spanish BA
  32. Speech Pathology
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  1. Applied Music BM
  2. Art BA
  3. Art BFA
  4. Dance BA
  5. Music BA
  6. Music Education BM
  7. Musical Theatre BA
  8. Theatre BA
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  1. Atmospheric Science BS – STEM
  2. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology BS – STEM
  3. Biology BS – STEM
  4. Chemistry BSCHEM – STEM – Environmental Chemistry
  5. Chemistry BSCHEM – STEM – General Chemistry
  6. Chemistry BSCHEM – STEM – Pre-Medical Chemistry
  7. Chemistry BSCHEM – STEM – Professional Chemistry
  8. Geological Engineering BSGE – STEM
  9. Geology BSGEOL – STEM
  10. Geophysics BSGEOP – STEM
  11. Hydrogeology BSH – STEM
  12. Mathematics BA – STEM
  13. Mathematics BS – STEM
  14. Microbiology & Immunology BS – STEM
  15. Mining Engineering BSMINE – STEM
  16. Neuroscience BS – STEM
  17. Physics BS – STEM
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  1. Nutrition BS
  2. Dietetics, BS
  3. Nutritional Science, BS
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  1. Community Health Sciences BS
  2. Public Health BS
  3. Social Work BSW
  4. Sociology BA
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