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University of Nevada, Reno

Access to education fulfills the hopes and dreams of our students and communities. At the University of Nevada, Reno we believe in a world powered by knowledge. Student enrollment, the quality and diversity of our student body, the achievement of our faculty, our research expenditures, the solutions-based connections that we have made to serve our community and our state, are all at record levels.


The University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 as Nevada's first institution of higher education. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, engagement, support and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students' cognitive growth and academic achievement.


The University is widely known for its programs in earthquake sciences & engineering, the humanities, neuroscience, biotechnology, environmental science, bioscience and advanced autonomous systems. Our colleges and schools are graduating well-trained professionals, positioned to make an impact in Nevada and beyond.


The University of Nevada, Reno is a leading research university committed to the pursuit of knowledge that addresses the important issues of our time, promotes innovation and drives economic development in Nevada.

The University is home to dozens of state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities and more than 60 research centers that anchor our pioneering work in areas ranging from engineering research to sustainability in Lake Tahoe and the Great Basin region. Learn more about how our industry-leading infrastructure supports our research.


The Nevada Career Studio creates connections between employers and students to support talent recruitment, foster workforce development and promote career exploration. We are here to help you engage with students: through campus visits, hiring expos, internship development and online job postings.

Our team works with academic faculty in all colleges to incorporate career development into the curriculum. We can develop a custom workshop or presentation that meets your unique classroom needs.

University Ranking

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Student services

The Joe Crowley Student Union opened on November 16, 2007 and since has been a student-centered building that serves as the living room of campus and complements the academic experience through cultural, educational, social and recreational programs. To learn more about the Joe, below you will find information on our mission, vision, and core values.

It is the community center of the University where students are the number one priority. We collaborate with others to enhance the intellectual program of the university and to make activities a cooperative factor with education. The Union encourages self-directed exploration, geared toward the diverse needs of the university and Northern Nevada community.

Housing services

The University offers nine modern and comfortable residence halls, each conveniently located near the heart of campus and just a short walk from the William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center where all students can find resources and support for academic and personal success. 

You can select from nine living-learning communities organized around academic areas of study, from Women in Science & Engineering to Health Sciences, Journalism to Engineering.

Library services

We have three University Libraries: Basque Library, DeLaMare Library and Savitt Medical Library.

Our Libraries provide access to:

  • collection of books, journals, maps, videos, and other materials 
  • over one million electronic books 
  • rare books, book arts collection, manuscript collections, and university archives
  • online catalog, databases, eJournals, and online reference resources

ICT services

The ICT Accessibility Policy applies to all technology and any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the creation, conversion, or duplication of data or information employed in support of the University's Mission and Core Themes. 

  • Website
  • Learning management systems
  • Content delivered in electronic form (e.g. PDF)
  • Software
  • Instructional content
  • Videos

Medical services

The Student Health Center is an accredited outpatient facility providing our students with a wide range of health care services.

  • Patient Care - Patient eligibility and primary care.
  • Specialty Clinics - Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Psychiatry, and Dermatology.
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health
  • Additional Services - Laboratory, Radiology, Immunizations

Campus life

The University's student residence halls and living learning communities are designed to maximize your success by providing space for collaboration and community. If you crave a real college experience, find yourself in the thick of things by living on our gorgeous residential campus -- and make great memories to last a lifetime.

Sports facilities

  • The E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center - With more than 108,000 square feet with three basketball gymnasiums, areas for weightlifting, cardio training, mind-body training, a fitness staircase, 1/8th mile running track and a multitude of new fitness classes and activities, the fitness center supports a healthy learning environment.
  • Club sports - Like horseback riding? Archery? How about Taekwondo or Kendo? Frisbee? What about rugby? Whatever your interest, take advantage of one of our 35 different student club sports and find your community on campus.
  • Lawlor Events Center - Northern Nevada's largest venue and home to top-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack basketball. 

Student clubs

Our community is home to 25 organizations. These organizations are governed by student-led boards called councils. At the University of Nevada, Reno, we have two different councils that provide governance, accountability, educational opportunities, and structure for our fraternities and sororities, including the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). 

Some of our fraternities and sororities are:

  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Mu Alpha
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • ΓΡΛ: Gamma Rho Lambda
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lambda Phi Xi
  • Lambda Psi Rho

The University of Nevada, Reno is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  NWCCU is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. 

Accreditation applies to all academic units of the university and their degree programs and courses and requires a review of all aspects of the university's mission.

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