Last week I took a look at Truckee Meadows Community College here in Reno. This week I will be looking at the University of Nevada here in Reno.
Originally established in Elko, UNR relocated to Reno in 1885. At that time over half the states’ population lived in the Reno-Carson City area so the new location just north of downtown Reno was selected to service more of the states’ population. Today, UNR offers nine degree granting, academic colleges and over 145 degree programs. Whether undergraduate, graduate or doctoral, there is sure to be a degree and program to peak your interest.
Not only is UNR recognized as one of the top 150 national universities in research and development, but they also take pride in playing an active role in the community. Cooperative education programs address vital needs in every Nevada county. A partner with the city of Reno in IBM’s “Smarter Cities” grant program brings fact based economic expansion to better our community. In 2012, UNR’s part time MBA program was ranked #4 in the United States by Business Week. Us News and World Report ranks UNR in the top 100 public institutions, classifying them as Tier 1.
Student life is very active with over 250 clubs on campus. Chances are good that another student is in the same situation or has the same interests as you. There are close to 3,000 students at UNR with the average age of a student at 32.9. Even as an older student who doesn’t reside on campus and attends classes part time, I feel a sense of community. The professors are experienced and educated in their fields and take every opportunity to help their students succeed.
Reno truly is “The Biggest Little City in the World” with its small town feel, big town amenities and access to a ton of outdoor activities within a one hour radius. The Reno-Sparks citizens are loyal UNR Wolf Pack fans and show their spirit whenever they can. Local business love UNR students and show their appreciation with the discounts they offer. All this brings us to recognizing Reno as a great college town.
What’s holding you back from heading back to classes?