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.
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Left: University Quad at sunrise
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2016-17 Student Athlete of the Week
Women's Swimming & Diving
After sweeping all three diving competitions, Sharae Zheng helped lead the Pack to a third place finish at the 2017 Mountain West Championships. Not only did she become just the third diver in MW history to win all three events, Zheng finished the weekend setting two MW records. As a program, the Pack has now won 14 of the 15 diving events at the championships, since Nevada joined the MW five years ago.
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