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University of Nevada

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Description of University of Nevada

  • Location: Reno, USA
  • Year of foundation: 1874
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: more than 20 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

The University of Nevada (UNR) is a public research university in Nevada that provides land. The institution was founded on October 12, 1874, and in 1881 received the status of a state university.

Bachelor's, master's, doctoral programs are presented on the basis of colleges and schools in the following areas:

  • Agriculture, biotechnology, natural resources
  • Business
  • Education, human development
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science, ecology
  • Court case, jurisprudence
  • Medicine, Nursing
  • Journalism
  • Public health
  • Social Studies, Justice Studies
  • Social work.

About 20,000 students study on campus.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in University of Nevada

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The institution offers many accommodation options: eight dormitories of different comfort, the building of the educational community. All residential buildings accommodate students in 1-3-bed rooms with bathrooms, showers. All rooms are furnished, equipped with air conditioning and heating, there is an internet connection. Each student can ask to live with neighbors of the same sex, to improve conditions or move to another building.

The buildings are equipped with living rooms with TVs, gyms, laundry rooms. Receptions are open around the clock, and some dormitories are staffed by tutors and teachers.

The annual cost of living will be from 6100 to 9100 $ per person.

Several meal plans are provided in the university canteens:

  • "Silver": unlimited number of dishes, $ 400 for spending - $ 5996;
  • "Blue": 15 dishes per week, $ 500 for spending - $ 5490;
  • "Gray": 12 meals a week, $ 600 for spending - $ 4644;
  • "White": 10 dishes per week - 4451 $.

Additional dollars for FoodBucks spending can be used at any cafeteria on campus.

Activities University of Nevada

The national teams of the university are nicknamed the "Wolf Pack", participate in the Division I of the NCAA in football, the Mountain West conference. The basketball team took part in many intercollegiate and national competitions, taking one of the first three places. The football team trains at the campus stadium, playing in several "battles" for Nevada awards.

The university has several thematic organizations covering many areas of talent development:

  • Weekly student newspaper employing more than 40 people
  • The student magazine was a state yearbook for 100 years.
  • Radio station "Wolf Pack"
  • Multicultural center that organizes events to bring together students of different nationalities
  • Independence clubs of different groups of students: women, African Americans, different religions
  • Scientific sections – research, participation in conferences
  • Volunteer center that organizes assistance to the population, participation in social actions
  • Creative cluster: vocal, music, dance, art studios.


  • Classification R1: "very high research activity"
  • More than $150,000,000  invested in research and development
  • 113th place among state universities, 227th place among national universities of the United States according to US News & World Report
  • The best national university, one of the leading research institutes according to the Carnegie classification.

Facilities and equipment at University of Nevada

The UNR campus is located north of the city center. The first building was completed in 1887, still stands in the historic courtyard in the southern part of the territory. Lincoln Hall, an all-male residence, and Manzanita Hall, a women's residential building, were opened in 1896.

In the southern part of the campus is a tree-lined quarter. In the northern part there is a statue of John William McKay. The entire area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places along with several academic buildings.

The arboretum of the university contains a collection of trees, shrubs, flowers and local flora: more than 60 genera, about 200 species.

Classrooms, computer labs, laboratories and conference rooms are equipped for classes in the buildings. Sports classes take place at the Mackay Stadium, which seats 27,000 people in the stands. The fitness center is included in the payment of the program and accommodation, so it is open to every student throughout the eduaction. It is equipped with four floors with gyms, basketball courts, weightlifting areas, cardio education.

The state's first medical school is built on the UNR campus and includes 16 clinical departments, five departments of basic sciences.

Students can use the collections of all four major libraries that are serviced by the university.

The UNR campus served as a filming location for many films released between 1944 and 1956.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year contains two semesters: autumn and spring. Education in most areas begins in mid-autumn and lasts until mid-summer.

Additional costs:

  • Accommodation, meals – from 11 000$
  • Transport
  • Medical care – 93$
  • Books, consumables
  • Contributions to student unions – 25-94$
  • Fitness center fee – 45$
  • Consulting services – 70-93$
  • Personal expenses.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Each faculty of the university sets its own requirements for applicants, but we can distinguish common ones:

  • Completed online application on the official website of the university
  • Application fee – about $ 300
  • Personal Essay
  • Diploma from the previous level of education, official transcripts
  • Academic recommendation from teachers
  • Test results SAT/ACT (bachelor's degree), GRE/GMAT (master's degree)
  • English language proficiency tests: TOEFL (from 550 in paper form / from 79 on the Internet) / IELTS (from 6.5) or others.
  • Personal documents: passport, health insurance, student visa, etc.

To apply, you should create a registration account on the official website, fill out a questionnaire, provide information on the payment of the registration fee.

You can apply before the start of each semester.

Scholarships University of Nevada

The institution provides financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans or providing work on campus.

Financial support programs:

  • Federal Grants: Pella, FSEOG Supplementary Education, for TEACH Teachers
  • Nevada Grant
  • Scholarships for freshmen
  • Scholarship payments of colleges, UNR schools
  • Scholarships of partner organizations
  • Governor Guinne's Millennium Program
  • National Merit Fellowship
  • Funding for postgraduate students
  • Federal loans: subsidized, unsubsidized, Direct PLUS for parents and graduate students.

Work on campus is a repair of computers, part-time work in canteens and gyms, maintenance in libraries and much more.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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