University of Nevada, Reno

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The University of Nevada, Reno is a public
university that is located in Reno,
Nevada.  Established in 1874, the
University of Nevada, or Nevada for short,
is a land grant institution that was
originally located east of Reno in Elko,
Nevada and was known as the
State University of Nevada.  In 1906,
after a name change and relocation to
Reno, it became known as the University of
Nevada.

Academic Colleges and Ranking

The University is home to nine academic
colleges through which a variety of over
140 major programs are administered. 
Nevada’s Master’s in Business
Administration has been
ranked as 21st in the U.S. by BusinessWeek
Additionally, U.S. News and World
Report
has ranked Nevada as 181st
among Tier 1 national universities. 
Among international institutions, Nevada
is ranked in the top 500.

Libraries

Nevada is home to several campus libraries
that also serve the surrounding
community.  The main library, the
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center is a recent
addition to the sprawling campus that
replaced the former Getchell
Library.  In addition to the main
library, the campus has four other library
facilities that serve the varying academic
disciplines taught at the University.

General Information

Admission
Office

Mail Stop 120
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-1110
(866) 263-8232
Fax: (775) 784-4283
[email protected]
Contact: Melisa Choroszy
Associate Vice President,
Enrollment Services
Main
Address

PBA/Mail Stop 118
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-1110
www.unr.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 13,367
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 2,296
Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,789

Graduate enrollment: 3,264

Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees
offered:

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First
Professional

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $60
Online application fee: $60
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 91%
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 76%

College Majors

Agriculture
& Related Sciences

Agricultural

Economics B
Animal
Breeding B
Animal
Sciences B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

Women's
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Art
History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Music –
General B
Music –
General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biochemistry

B
Biology
B
Biotechnology

B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business
– General B
Business/Managerial

Economics B
Entrepreneurial

Studies B
Finance/Banking

B
Hospitality

Administration/Management B
Human
Resources Management B
International

Business B
Logistics/Materials

Management B
Marketing

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Science B
Computer/Information

Sciences – General B

Education
Agricultural

Education B
Art
Teacher Education B
Business
Teacher Education B
Elementary

Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – Education B
Foreign
Language Teacher Education B
Health
Teacher Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Science
Teacher Education B
Secondary

Education B
Social
Science Teacher Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Special
Education B
Speech
communication teacher education B
Technology/Industrial

Arts Education B
Theatre
teacher education B
Trade/Industrial

Education B

Engineering
Chemical
Engineering B
Civil
Engineering B
Computer
Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Engineering

Physics B
Environmental

Engineering B
Geological

Engineering B
Mechanical

Engineering B
Metallurgical

Engineering B
Mining/Mineral

Engineering B
Water
Resource Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Construction/Building

Technologies B

English Language &
Literature

Creative
Writing B
English
Composition B
English
Language & Literature –
General B
English
language and linguistics B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child
Development B
Foods/Nutrition

Studies B
Human
Development/Family Studies B
Interior
design A

Foreign Language &
Literature

French B
German B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Health
ecology B
Nursing
(RN) B
Preveterinary

Medicine B
Speech-Language

Pathology B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General
Studies B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Neuroscience

B
Nutrition

Sciences B
Science,
Technology & Society B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Environmental

Science B
Forestry
– General B
Natural
Resources & Conservation –
General B
Natural
Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness

Management B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric

Sciences B
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
GeophysicsSeismology

B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B
Social
Psychology B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Criminology

B
Geography

B
International

Relations B
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.


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