This is the University of Nevada

The University of Nevada, Reno, one of eight institutions within the Nevada System of Higher Education, is located in the city of Reno in northwestern Nevada.

As Nevada's land-grant institution, the University has been instrumental in the history of the nation's fastest-growing state. When the University opened in 1874 as the University Preparatory School in Elko, it was located 300 miles east of the state's Virginia City-Carson City-Reno population base. State officials relocated the university to Reno in 1885, and its first year of formal college-level study was in 1887. Until 1957, the University of Nevada served as the only state-supported higher-education institution in the Silver State.

The university is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education as a Comprehensive Doctoral (institution) with medical and/or veterinary medicine. This designation indicates that the university awards doctoral degrees in the humanities, the social sciences, the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines as well as medicine. The university also offers professional education in other health professions, business, education, engineering, public policy and social work.

Nevada enrolled 16,847 students in fall 2008. The University's two Reno campuses are in northwestern Nevada, just 15 minutes from the California border. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the University is 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Within the University of Nevada, Reno, nine colleges offer undergraduate and graduate majors. Graduate-level training and research, including a number of doctoral-level programs; further the university's mission to create scholarly activity.

The university provides students the opportunity for study inside and outside the classroom. It is an institution that continues to develop new ways of thinking and preparing for the future.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and in accordance with university policy, sexual orientation, in any program or activity it operates.


Nevada Quick Facts
Location: Reno, Nev.
Founded: 1874 (Land Grant)
Enrollment: 16,500
President: Dr. Milton Glick
Athletic Director: Cary Groth
Conference: Western Athletic
Nickname: Wolf Pack
Colors: Navy Blue & Silver
Athletic Dept. Phone:
(775) 784-6900
Ticket Office: (775) 348-PACK

Left: University Quad at sunrise
(photo by Jean Dixon)

Student-Athlete of the Week Athlete of the Week

Nov. 16  - Nov. 22

Marqueze Coleman

Men's Basketball

Senior Marqueze Coleman averaged 32.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals playing 37 minutes per game as the Wolf Pack split two road games.  Coleman scored a career-high 34 points at Hawai`i with 32 coming in the second half then totaled 31 in the Pack's first victory at Pacific in 10 years. 

View all 2015-16 honorees.


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