Campus Experience

At the University of Nevada, Reno, history meets innovation. We've invested nearly a billion dollars into expanding our campus in the past decade — all in an effort to provide you with the tools, resources, and services that create a world-class learning experience.
A group of students stand on the lawn next to trees on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, while another group walks along a pathway lined with rails.

Reno, Nevada

Located in the Great Basin at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a growing technology hub with a vibrant arts culture and unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities.

Known as “The Biggest Little City,” Reno is a vibrant community that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and urban excitement. Surrounded by the stunning Sierra Nevada mountains and just 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe — the nation’s largest alpine lake — Reno is a burgeoning global technology hub ranked among the Best Small Cities in America. Reno is home to many great businesses like Tesla Gigafactory 1, Apple, Microsoft, Switch, Panasonic, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and more.


Average temperature
23°C to 35°C in summer, -2°C to 7.2°C in winter

Key industries
Aerospace defense
Advanced manufacturing
Financial services
Gaming and tourism
Health and medical
Information technology
Manufacturing and logistics
Natural resource technologies
Renewable energy

The Great Basin Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno

Housing & Dining

Our students have choices when it comes to housing and dining. We offer a variety of options, so it’s easy to choose one that best suits your needs and budget.

“There’s a lot to love about the University of Nevada, Reno... Day in and day out, I get the chance to interact with and learn from our amazing faculty and researchers here on campus, who ensure students are ready for the tough medical field ahead.”

Viktor Cruz-Calderon

Viktor Cruz-Calderon

Molecular Microbiology Major

University of Nevada, Reno

R1 Very High Research Activity Carnegie Classification

21,000 + total enrollment

3% international students

Biggest Little City in the World

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