University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno ( UNR or Nevada also called ) is a state university in Reno, west of the U.S. state of Nevada. The University is the oldest university in Nevada, and with 15,950 students ( 2005), the second largest. The University of Nevada has a good reputation in the fields of agronomy, journalism, mining, seismology and animal biotechnology.


The university was founded in 1874 initially in Elko (Nevada ) and moved to Reno in 1885. With the establishment of the Desert Research Institute in 1960 and the medical school in 1967 was a modern research university from the UNR.


  • Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Natural Resources
  • Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Journalism ( Reynolds School of Journalism )
  • Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Natural sciences
  • Education
  • Social Services
  • Economics
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • Graduate School

As a rarity in the United States is at the UNR because of the many Einwander from the Basque Country Basque taught.


The sports team is the UNR Wolf Pack. The University is a member of the Western Athletic Conference.

Famous graduates

  • George Wilson Malone (1890-1961), member of the Senate of the United States
  • Mills Lane ( b. 1936 ), judge and referee
  • Adriano B. Lucatelli (born 1966 ), Swiss managers and entrepreneurs
  • Brock Marion (born 1970 ), American football player
  • Marion Motley (1920-1999), American football player
  • James Graves Scrugham (1880-1945), American politician, Governor of Nevada, Congress and Senate Member
  • Charles Wright ( wrestler ) ( born 1961 ), American professional wrestler