University of Nevada, Reno is a major teaching, research and land-grant university enrolling over 17,000 students from 49 states and over 70 countries. Our faculty lead comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral academic programs, and many have attained national and international stature in such areas as:
-Psychology -Environmental Literature
-Hydrology -Physiology and Cell Biology
-International Business -Civil, Mechanical, Mining Engineering
-Economics -Judicial Studies
-Medicine -Gaming Management
-Speech Pathology -Anthropology
With research that defines their fields, University of Nevada faculty last year had more than $80 million in research expenditures, continuing the position of the University as the leading research enterprise in Nevada's higher-education system. The acclaimed cultural and arts programs provide opportunities for students, faculty and the public to engage in creative activity.
The educational experience at University of Nevada is augmented by a competitive athletic program, year-round community activities and a strong student association. A new campus center has emerged by the addition of two major buildings - a new student union and a state-of-the-art Knowledge Center (library). The University of Nevada has also expanded with new teaching and research facilities such as the Davidson Math and Science Center and the Center for Molecular Medicine.
The University of Nevada, Reno campus extends across 255 acres conveniently situated in Reno and just 30 miles from Lake Tahoe. Our playground provides an average of 300 days a year of sunshine, 20 world-class ski resorts, 40 golf courses and an abundance of outdoor activities. Fishing, sailing, swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, camping and horseback riding activities are all exceptional and a half-hour away in the Sierra Nevada Mountains or surrounding desert lakes.
Nevadans work hard to make you feel at home. With a population of close to 400,000, Reno offers a favorable quality of life that has been recognized by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. There are life-enriching opportunities for University employees and their families in every dimension.
Nevada ranks fourth in the nation for its business-friendly climate according to the 2011 State Business Tax Climate Index. This is in a state that has no income tax, comparatively low property tax and excellent faculty tuition benefits for university employees and their dependents. Access to policy-making and influential leaders is high and ability to get attention on issues affecting local and national health, energy and security is exceptional.