University of Nevada

University of Nevada Admissions and General School Information

The University of Nevada, Reno is situated in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the northwest quadrant of the state. The university's nine academic colleges offer undergraduate and graduate majors, including a number of doctoral degrees.

General Information about the University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno was originally founded as a land-grant institution and now serves nearly 17,000 students each year. The university is classified as a comprehensive doctoral institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education.

University of Nevada, Reno athletic teams--known as the Wolf Pack--are members of the Western Athletic Conference and the NCAA Division I. The Wolf Pack competes in seven men's and 12 women's sports.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

The University of Nevada, Reno welcomes applications from first-time, transfer, international, graduate and medical school students. All new freshman applicants must submit ACT or SAT scores, possess high school diplomas (or the equivalent), have GPAs of 3.0 or above in academic courses and meet immunization requirements.

The University of Nevada, Reno's Academic Colleges and Schools

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources

As the university's founding college, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources has a strong tradition of providing education, research and outreach programs to benefit the health and economic vitality of the State of Nevada. The college is made up of the following departments: biochemistry and molecular biology, natural resources and environmental sciences, nutrition, resource economics and animal biotechnology. It is also home to the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station.

College of Business

Undergraduate degrees include accounting, international business, management, finance, information systems and marketing. The college also provides an MBA program that was ranked among the top 20 programs of this kind in the country by Business Week.

College of Education

The College of Education has full accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Its counseling and educational psychology programs have also met the rigorous national standards required to receive approval from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The college offers undergraduate teacher certification, as well as first-time licensure for students who already possess a degree in another field. Graduate and doctoral programs are also available.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering offers degrees at undergraduate and graduate levels in disciplines such as chemical and materials engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. The college is home to a variety of laboratories and research centers for computer vision and robotics, advanced photonics and earthquake engineering.

College of Liberal Arts

More than 50% of the university's entire undergraduate population is enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts, making it the university's largest college. It is comprised of 13 departments and 11 programs and centers. Disciplines include social research, justice studies, humanities, social sciences and the arts.

College of Science

The College of Science provides opportunities for scientific and technological education and research. Outreach is available in the areas of mathematics and statistics, biology, chemistry, geography, geological engineering, earth sciences, mining engineering and physics. The college's undergraduate and graduate degree programs emphasize student-centered research experiences that involve significant collaborations with their professors.

Division of Health Sciences

This division includes the school of nursing, community health sciences, social work and medicine. It offers academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Prominent programs include the Doctor of Medicine and Ph.D. in Social Psychology. Graduate certificate programs are available in the areas of bioethics, family nursing and clinical nursing specialties.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1664 N. Virginia St, Reno, NV 89557
  • Phone Number: (775) 784-4700