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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: University of Nevada

The University of Nevada, Reno is a top tier university known for its great academic programs, culture and diversity on campus, and NCAA Division 1 athletic programs. This year alone, the graduation class will be awarding over 2,450 degrees to both undergrad and grad students, with 85 of them being student athletes. There are plenty of options for students to earn a degree with over 145 programs to choose from.

The university sits on a beautiful campus in Reno right outside the Mt. Rose Ski Resort and Lake Tahoe. On campus, students can check out the many historical buildings and iconic landmarks including the Flieshmann Planetarium, Honor Court Fountain, and Manzanita Lake, just to name a few.


Name: Andrew J. Huie

Year: Junior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Rocklin, CA

Why did you choose to attend the University of Nevada?

Primarily due to the fact that the University of Nevada offered an excellent learning opportunity as far as the engineering program while still beating prices of school in California.

What do you like most about the University of Nevada?

I love the endless opportunities to explore. The University of Nevada offers countless clubs, competition teams, research opportunities, and other ways to explore anything and everything a student could possibly be interested in. There is also a lot of growth, allowing for more programs to open up for more and more students with differing interests.

What do you like most about living in Reno?

Being able to enjoy the outdoors here. I love the mountains, forests and the desert, any of which can be found within 15 minutes from Reno at most. Tahoe being less than an hour away is another great outdoor perk.

What do you like to do for fun/extracurricular/hobbies?

I like to ride my quad, practice engineering with Wolf Pack Racing, and part out cars for extra money.


If you are interested in attending the University of Nevada, Reno you can check out the Online Guide. On the online guides you can see local restaurants and shops, view campus and admissions information, learn about university top points of pride, view the campus map and more!

View the University of Nevada, Reno Online Guide

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