University of Nevada, Reno

4.5 out of 5 (12 reviews) 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.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (9)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (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.

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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

University of Nevada, Reno
Going to College in the 21st Century
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 been. There was no tu...
University of Nevada, Reno
The teaching methods is practical. You have projects, presen...
rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
The teaching methods is practical. You have projects, presentation, online game to teach you how things really are in reality. Moreover, Professors are helpful and the university offers tutoring center where students can get help from other students who did well in a class in a previous semester.
University of Nevada, Reno
To not be on their own and go see professors if they have an...
rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
To not be on their own and go see professors if they have any difficulties in class because the professors are very helpful and enjoy helping students. Also they have to be carefull because they are a lot of casinos in the area, they should avoid gambling.

Reno, Nevada, United States