The University of Nevada, Reno – founded in 1874 as Nevada's first institution of higher education – is notable for its enrollment growth in recent years (approaching 22,000 students in Fall 2017); its investment of more than $750 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities since 2009; and its status as Nevada’s leading research institution, with expenditures in excess of $106 million in 2017. The University enjoys a Carnegie Classification™ of R2 as a comprehensive, doctoral university with high research activity, offering more than 460 undergraduate and graduate degree, certificate and minor programs. The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, and ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018).