The University of Nevada, Reno, is a land-grant institution, established in 1874, and is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. It has 11 schools and colleges and offers more than 70 majors for an undergraduate degree; 62 master’s degree programs; and 30 doctoral programs including a four-year medical school. Over 95 percent of the faculty members hold the highest degree attainable in their field.
UNR’s 17,000 students come from all fifty states and more than fifty other countries, and the average age of the student population is 26. Approximately 3,000 UNR students are engaged in graduate study. Although many of the students in post baccalaureate work are recent graduates, a large percentage are mature students with significant professional or practical experience.