Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is a mid-sized Tier 1 public institution (18,000 student body) with more than 145 degree programs offered at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral level. From expertise in earth sciences to demonstrated success in journalism, Nevada degrees open the door to a world of exceptional opportunities. Nevada's programs in clinical psychology, environmental engineering, earth science, civil engineering and speech pathology are ranked in the top 100 "best schools" in the U.S. News & World Report. Nevada's research programs in agriculture, environmental sciences, physics and biology are ranked in the top 100 of the National Science Foundation's 400 best programs. The Reynolds School of Journalism has produced six Pulitzer Prize winners. The University’s Master of Business Administration degree program is ranked in the top 25 nationally by BusinessWeek magazine. Among the top 25, it is also the most affordable. One of the University’s greatest strengths is its earthquake expertise. Not only does Nevada have nationally known experts in seismology, geology, geodesy and civil engineering, the University is also home to one of the largest earthquake-simulation labs. Regardless of the specific discipline, a Nevada education will equip you with the knowledge, insight, and know-how to be competitive in the field of your choice.
The University of Nevada, Reno is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, plus 20 professionally accredited programs. It is ranked as a comprehensive Doctoral/Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education. At $66 million, the University's externally funded research portfolio accounts for almost half of all research among Nevada System of Higher Education institutions.
Nevada has long been at the forefront of the national trend to involve students in meaningful, hands-on research. This includes mentoring relationships between faculty and students; the reported student-to-faculty ratio at undergraduate level is 26:1, and 8:1 at the graduate level. The average class size is under 32 and the lab average is 15. The Princeton Review included Nevada programs among the best 296 schools in its rankings of diversity and meeting student needs.
UNR's campus is located in the beautiful mountainous city of Reno, with a population of around 450,000 people. Just 40 minutes from Lake Tahoe and a four-hour drive from San Francisco. Reno is ideally located for enjoying and exploring the West. The University has on-campus housing available with a comprehensive meal plan and there are many opportunities for students to engage in enrichment experiences. Regardless of the field of study, students report that they are able to connect with faculty and feel that the campus community offers a friendly, supportive, and caring atmosphere.
Reasons international students select our school:
Strong Academic Reputation. Ranked as Tier 1 among America's Best National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report. Hands-on Research. Ph.D. professors regularly teach undergraduate students and invite them to research labs or internships. Diversity. With a large international student population, UNR's campus offers students a rich cultural experience. There are many cultural clubs which hold events throughout the year. Unrivaled Affordability. Many students are forced to choose between quality and affordability. At Nevada, you can have both- students here pay 80 percent less than at the average Tier 1 institution. Conditional Admission. Conditional admission is offered to international undergraduate students who are academically qualified but cannot meet the English requirement for acceptance.
Highlights of Scholarship Requirements:
The University of Nevada, Reno provides high quality education at a competitive price with a variety of funding opportunities. Undergraduate scholarships and graduate assistantships (teaching or research) are merit based.
New/Transfer Student Scholarships and International Awards are offered to full-time international undergraduate students in F-1 or J-1 status
International Student Scholarships are available from the Office of International Students and Scholars (www.unr.edu/oiss)
Graduate Assistantships are valued at over $33,600 and include a monthly stipend of $1,550, a per credit grant-in-aid, health insurance, and in-state resident status for tuition purposes
Outstanding International Graduate Student Scholarship is offered to outstanding, full-time international graduate students
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) offers travel grants for students to attend professional conferences