The University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada Reno
1664 N Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
The University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 as the State University of Nevada in Elko, Nev., about 300 miles northeast of its present-day campus in Reno. The site for the university preparatory school in eastern Nevada (where no state institutions had previously been located) proved to be impractical, as nearly half of the state's residents lived in the Reno-Carson City area. In 1885, the legislature approved the move of the University from Elko to Reno.
Our students come here for a number of reasons, but on the top of that list is the high quality education we provide. We’re proud to be recognized as a National Tier 1 University by U.S. News & World Report. The University’s continued ranking in the top-tier is a statement about the students we attract, the graduates we produce, the quality of our faculty and their world-improving research and creativity.