Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is a top research institution that offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Students may choose to participate in traditional classroom instruction as well as online classes and travel abroad opportunities. The school has several rich traditions including the the painting of the “N”. Nearby Peavine Peak sports a large, white “N” on its face and each fall, students make the trek up the mountain to give it a fresh coat of paint.
UNR also has an extremely competitive athletics organization that participates in the mighty Western Athletic Conference. School spirit runs deep and games are often intense as the school has established itself as a fierce rival, especially in basketball.
There is an active student life on campus that includes Greek sororities and fraternities as well as student organizations, club and intramural sports, and numerous social clubs. Because of its location, students benefit from both the cultural and social opportunities available in nearby towns as well as the practically unlimited outdoor recreational activities available to them. Life as a student at the University of Nevada Reno is rich, culturally diverse and filled with a mixture of academia and fun.