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University of Nevada-Reno

Reno, Nevada
View of the Quad, looking north credit: Tonywiki09
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Overview
Public
15,408 Undergraduates
83% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of Nevada-Reno
North Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada
89557
(775) 784-1110
www.unr.edu/

The University of Nevada, a public land-grant, space-grant and flagship research university in Reno, Nevada, is one of the top 205 institutions of higher education in the United States. The Nevada State Constitution helped to start the State University of Nevada in 1874. In 1969, it was renamed University of Nevada, Reno. Today, the school sits on 290 acres of land in an urban setting. Its motto is “Omnia Pro Patria” or “All For Our Country.” Notable alumni include Provost of Stanford University John Etchemendy, actress Gina Carano, football player Colin Kaepernick, basketball player Nick Fazekas, Chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates Frank Fahrenkopf, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Susan Desmond-Hellmann and basketball player JaVale McGee. The school’s colors are blue and silver, its mascots are Alphie, Wolfie Jr. and Luna and its teams are nicknamed the Wolf Pack. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Mountain West, and there are 16 varsity sports at the school. Varsity sports offered by the University of Nevada, Reno include men’s baseball, basketball, football, golf and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball.

Location

Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada, located in the western part of the state, approximately 22 miles from Lake Tahoe. Known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", Reno is famous for its hotels and casinos and as the birthplace of Harrah's Entertainment . It is the county seat of Washoe County, in the northwestern part of the state. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

87

restaurants score

Students
47%

Men

53%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

1088

New Transfer Students

Admissions
83%

Acceptance Rate

42%

Enrollment Yield

970-1200

SAT Range

9,644

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,022

Typical Cost

$21,788

Out-Of-State (published)

$7,599

In-State (published)

91%

Recieve Financial Aid

80%

Have Loans

$10,876

Median Debt

Academics
21.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

16

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

109

Doctorates Awareded

Business Economics

Top Major

2

National Academy Members

65

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 30 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Basketball Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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