University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno, is the state’s flagship university and a land-grant research and teaching institution. It serves approximately 22,000 students, with significant and growing numbers of first-generation students and students of color ( UNR is ranked in the top tier of “best national universities” by U.S. News and World Report. In accordance with the university's land grant, tier one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service in a multicultural environment.

The university is centrally located adjacent to downtown Reno. Boasting a vibrant arts and restaurant scene, Reno has also become a hub for world-class outdoor recreation. It is situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, and near both Yosemite and Lassen National Parks.


The University of Nevada, Reno believes that diversity promotes excellence in education. We are an inclusive and engaged community, and we recognize the enhanced value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.