Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno was established as Nevada’s land-grant institution under the Morrill Act of 1862. Today, the University is recognized as a top National University by U.S. News & World Report, one of the country's top research institutions by the Carnegie® Classification and a Carnegie® Engaged University.
Research that turns discovery into prosperity
Through the University's division of Research & Innovation, we have created an "innovation ecosystem" with community partnerships and engaged outreach to drive economic development and prosperity for all Nevadans. Because of this focus, Reno has become a burgeoning global technology hub, home to the Tesla Gigafactory, Microsoft Licensing, Switch, Panasonic, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and more.
Education that transforms you
The University continues to build on its heritage of access to education by investing in a leading-edge academic experience with exceptional faculty, student services, and vibrant campus life that promotes cognitive growth and academic achievement across our diverse student body—all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.
This campus is alive all 365
Are you ready to paint the N or join hundreds of other Pack students for Dorm Storm? Are you ready to March to the Arch or crash Lawlor Events Center with the Blue Crew during basketball games? Are you ready to make the most out of your student experience?
The only Tier 1 university near Lake Tahoe
Uniquely situated just 45-minutes from Lake Tahoe and a four-hour drive to the Bay Area, the University of Nevada, Reno offers a truly unique campus experience. Whether spending time on the historic quad or cheering on our Mountain West championship teams, there’s something for everyone at Nevada.