University of Nevada - Reno
The University of Nevada, Reno is the state's historic flagship institution of higher education. The University has a student enrollment of more than 16,000,including about 3,200 graduate students, and a total budget of nearly $500 million.The University provides a broad range of programs and degree options, ranging from baccalaureate degrees in more than 75 disciplines to more than 100 graduate-degree programs at the master's and doctoral level. The University of Nevada School of Medicine is a vital component of the University, with campuses in both of Nevada's major urban centers, Las Vegas and Reno, and a health network that extends to much of rural Nevada.
The University of Nevada was founded in 1874 in Elko as the state's first institution of higher education. Relocated to Reno in 1887, the University remained the state's only institution of higher education for 75 years. The first building on the Reno campus, Morrill Hall, is still in use today, and the campus has grown from a small cluster of buildings surrounding a central quadrangle (modeled after Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia), to a 250-acre site just north of downtown Reno. The University is one of eight institutions of higher education governed by the Nevada System of Higher Education.
As the state's land-grant institution, Nevada is mandated by the state constitution to offer instruction in agriculture, the mechanical arts (engineering), and mining. Its agricultural, liberal arts, and mining programs spawned the earliest academic colleges at the university, later followed by education, engineering and business in the 1950s, medicine in the late 1960s, journalism in the 1980s, and human and community sciences in the 1990s.
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The College of Engineering
The College maintains 15 laboratories and research centers, including Computer Vision and Robotics, Bridge Engineering, Virtual Reality, and Earthquake Engineering, which is among the top ten facilities in the nation.
The College is located in Reno, Nevada, one of the fastest growing communities in the country, with an ever-increasing number of engineering and technology based companies, many with national stature. The strong interrelationship between the community and the College of Engineering provide students many opportunities for research, internship, shared learning, and employment. The area is also one of spectacular natural beauty with an abundance of recreational opportunities in all four of the seasons.
The College of Science
The College of Science at the University of Nevada, one of the University's 11 colleges and schools, was established on January 1, 2004. The College of Science brings together the pure and applied physical sciences, earth sciences & engineering, life sciences, and mathematics to better educate our students, conduct cutting edge research relevant to society, and reach out to our surrounding communities to promote literacy in these subject fields.