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University of Nevada-Reno Reviews

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  • 07/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 out of 43 people found this review useful. 1 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a college that is filled with diversity, fun people and great leadership opportunities, this is a place for you. There is anything from club sports to greek life, all it takes is an open mind and a will for one to find adventure.

    Tips for prospective students

    When entering UNR, never feel the need to become overwhelmed or overworked. There is help everywhere for every question you might have. If a class becomes too difficult, talk to your professor, they are there to help you, so do not feel like you have to endure it, the professors enjoy to help the students. Tutoring or any extra curricular activity can be found very easily all you need is to ask around. Besides that, have an open mind to college, it should be more than just hard work, but you should also enjoy every minute of it!

    Bang for the buck

    UNR is not a very expensive college, but for those that do need that extra help there is plenty of places on campus and online that can help pay for your school.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of Nevada, Reno is filled with aspiring professors, fun, outgoing people, and many activities that students can join. All it takes is a foot out the door and be ready to experience a great college experience.

    Am learning a lot

    My college experience thus far has taught me to work hard, how to prioritize my time better, and how to enjoy a full college experience. Classes here are lots of work, in order to succeed I had to learn great study habits, become friends with my professors, and know that there is always help somewhere in the university. I never once felt overwhelmed or overworked and I soon realized that the University of Nevada, Reno has helped me learn not only inside the classrooms, but outside of them as well.

  • 08/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 out of 23 people found this review useful. 2 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can find his or her niche at the University of Nevada, Reno. Because the student body is diverse and because of the great variety of academic departments, athletics, and student organizations, there is bound to be a group that shares your interests. The campus is small enough to allow you to always see someone you know around campus, but is large enough to allow you to have your own space and/or anonymity if you want or need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind and explore as many different subjects as possible during your first year. If you limit your options from the beginning, you may never discover your passion. There are so many fields of study in college that most students have no exposure to in high school, and at a mid-size school like UNR there are countless opportunities to try new activities and broaden your perspectives. Be sure to take advantage of them because this may be the only time in your life that you have the opportunity to do so. One such experience is the UNR study abroad program, known as the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Upon returning to the U.S., many students rave about their experiences studying in foreign countries. Many of these programs are offered over the summer, which allows students to participate without getting behind in their degree programs. In addition, there are scholarships available specifically for those wishing to study abroad.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Nevada, Reno is definitely one of the biggest bargains out there when it comes to higher education. For out-of-state students, yearly expenses at UNR amount to less than half that of most private universities. Those coming from nearby states can also take advantage of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program or the Good Neighbor Program. Although tuition has recently increased due to the state budget crisis, tuition remains low for Nevada residents. For those meeting the state academic requirements, the Millennium Scholarship offers further tuition discounts. Additionally, the university offers multiple academic merit scholarships, including extremely generous scholarships for National Merit Scholars. Despite being a public school with relatively low tuition, the university offers high quality academic programs to its students. There are about 150 different programs to choose from, so the options are virtually limitless and many students pursue double majors. Some of the degree programs are even nationally recognized. For instance, UNR offers a chemistry degree certified by the American Chemical Society. The academic facilities are also of high caliber. Last fall, the university opened a beautiful new student union and library. In addition, a new math and science center is scheduled to open next spring. The new library, also known as the Knowledge Center, has an enormous computer lab called @One. This computer lab, which has an uncanny resemblance to the Star Wars Cantina, is open late and has an abundance of computers, so having your own is not necessary. It’s a great place to study.

    Am enjoying being here

    Whether strolling along the tree-lined quad, watching a swan glide gracefully across Manzanita Lake, or gazing at the snow-covered mountains from the upper floors of the student union, one cannot help but be taken in by the beauty of the campus. During the fall and spring months, students enjoy playing Frisbee on the grass, sharing lunch with friends on one of the many benches around campus, or studying between classes underneath a sprawling shade tree. On-campus activities hosted by the university and its countless student organizations are plentiful. Attending the Wolf Pack football and basketball games is also a popular pastime among students. If sports are not your cup of tea, not to worry. Plenty of other options are available. Throughout the school year at Nightingale Concert Hall, numerous recitals and concerts are offered by students and faculty, as well as by well-known professional musicians who travel to Reno for the annual Performing Arts Series. Many of these concerts are deeply discounted or free for university students.

    Am learning a lot

    Though many of the introductory courses are large lecture classes, the vast majority are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants. Professors are generally very accessible and constantly encourage students to come to office hours. Unless of course you prefer to remain anonymous, in this way, it is possible to get to know all of your professors, which in my opinion greatly enriches the learning experience. For those wishing to challenge themselves academically, the university has an honors program, which offers smaller, more demanding classes for highly motivated students. In addition, UNR is considered one of the top research institutions in the country. For those with an interest in doing undergraduate research, most science faculty are eager to share their research and are more than willing to welcome undergraduates into their labs.

  • 07/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 17 people found this review useful. 3 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take advantage of the fact that the advisers are there to help you. Just like your counciler in high school. I was a little confused in the beginning, but once i asked for help i was pointed in the right direction. Also make sure you have your priorities straight. So many students lose focus on there studies because they choose their social life over school. Your scholarships can be taken aways just as easy as they were given to you. I really want to make that clear to all the Nevada residents on the millenium scholarship. Lastly, don't be afraid to experience new things. Your in college now and on the road of your life's journey, know what you want out of it.

    Bang for the buck

    College can be pricey no matter where you go. Even if your parents can help you, try to save as much of your funds as your can. There is nothing worse than being on your own with uncomfortable living situations because of funds. Any spare time you have, fill out scholarship after scholarship and try to get grants as well. Try to make a loan your last option because that is money that has to be paid back.

    Am enjoying being here

    No matter where you are, college is fun. You will enjoy the freedom of being on your own with less boundaries. Live it up while you can, but don't over do it because all the freedom can sometimes be a dangerous privilege to a student.

  • 01/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 13 people found this review useful. 4 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The students at UNR are so diverse that everyone will fit in. Anyone looking for a change of pace can find the right one at UNR.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for extreme but fun weather! Buying books online through the campus bookstore is easy--use it! Keep in mind which major one has chosen; the departments are very useful for scholarships, work-study, and pretty much anything.

    Bang for the buck

    As an Oregon resident, moving out of state seemed like a big hassle, but UNR is affordable and very comforting. The buildings on campus are very nice, and for a big campus, it's easy to walk from one end to the other. The grounds are well-kept and the campus shuttle is accessible to anyone.

    Am enjoying being here

    UNR has a great variety of clubs, events, and extra-ccurricular activities. The living halls are the place to meet people, from the RAs to other residents. The campus is beautiful!

    Am learning a lot

    The facilities at UNR are staffed by intellegent people and the resources are pratically endless. The main library is huge! The professors are very passionate about their area of study; they are always willing to lend a hand or just talk.

  • 07/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 12 people found this review useful. 5 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking to experience diversity and meet new people, this is the place for you. Also, if you want to get involved in Greek life, it's pretty big here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school and develop good study habits early so you don't feel overwhelmed once you get to college.

    Bang for the buck

    U of N is probably one of the cheapest Universities out there (especially if you're in-state).

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the University of Nevada, Reno. It's a beautiful campus, the people are friendly, the professors know their subject thoroughly and care about teaching, the classes are beneficial and is overall a great college.

    Am learning a lot

    Not only have I learned a great deal in all of my classes, but I have also learned about myself, about working with other people, and about life in general.

  • 08/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is a great school for people like me who don't like being in a very crowded school, or having to walk a half hour or more just to get to your next class. The setting appeals to people who love nature, seeing the seasons change, and older brick buildings. It is a place you can sit and enjoy rose gardens, fountains, and a very small lake.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at the campus first, if you are not happy where you are going to walking around all day, then it is not a place you are going to want to be. Talk with either a couple of advisers, students or teachers to get a feel for what is going to be like. Don't go in cold turkey expecting to be everything you want you need to do some research.

    Bang for the buck

    For what I pay as a instate resident is cheaper than a lot of places, and realize what I am getting when I pay them. We now have an amazing library, or Knowledge Center, with amenities I still haven't discovered. Being an engineering student their DataWorks Lab is amazing. Our Student Union is new too with amazing food, and places to hold meetings and activities. Make sure to take advantages of these things.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love attending UNR because the campus is beautiful, exactly what I was looking for and didn't have to go out of state. I even hang out there during the summer and go to the activities that UNR puts on because it is fun. They make everything worth while to attend. Everyone is nice, you get to know new people, and the campus isn't huge where you feel alone.

    Am learning a lot

    I am in the Engineering Department at UNR and I have never been worried about not know what is going on and understanding. If you don't understand you can go to any teacher you have and they can try to help you. It has all been well-paced and never really hard to get stuff done, yes it takes time, but you can work it out.

  • 01/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 8 people found this review useful. 7 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students going into science fields. Great for Nevada students with low college budgets.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to see your professor during office hours. With large classes, it can be hard to get the 1 on 1 attention to understand everything the professor is teaching. Most classes also have Teaching Assistants to help you too. Sit in the front, so the teacher gets to know and recognise you a bit more. You are going to want to pull a few of your favorite teachers aside later for internship, job, scholarship, or other applications.

    Bang for the buck

    The only way to go cheaper for Nevada students is not to attend a University. There are scholarships available on their website, as well as scholarships they give out annually based on GPA. Don't forget about the millennium scholarship!

    Am enjoying being here

    There are many residence halls to choose from, or many surrounding houses/apartments so you can be close to campus. The campus itself is very beautiful with a small lake, and several areas for play or relaxing in the grass under beautiful trees.

    Am learning a lot

    This is a research University, so if you are looking for honesty and integrity, this is the college to attend. There are many research opportunities for Undergraduates, so they can expand their knowledge beyond the classrooms. They also have an honor's program for interested students.

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 7 people found this review useful. 8 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I feel that, for the most part, I am getting my money's worth out of the University. The information taught in class is valid, the teachers and counselors are easily accessible, the dorms are beautiful and well-kept, the campus is also gorgeous and clean, and the food is outstanding. There are many places to choose from to eat, and the cafeteria food is not your average cafeteria food. There is always something different to choose from, and there is always options for vegetarians and vegans. I will admit that living in the dorms is a bit expensive, but it is definitely worth it. There is such a sense of community within the dorms that one cannot get living in an apartment or with their parents. Attending the University of Nevada is worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live in the dorms, so I am always on campus. I love the beauty of the campus. I enjoy the wonderful library and there are dozens of activities to do every day. I think there is something for everyone to do at the University of Nevada. The campus is close to downtown Reno, so one can easily walk to the movie theater, ice skating rink, restaurants, and casinos. Everyone is incredibly accepting and responsive here. I really am glad I chose to attend this college.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes at the University of Nevada in Reno are extremely informative and engaging. I enjoy attending all of my classes and love the fact that there are tons to choose from. I also love that everyone is so helpful and that there are specific curriculum's for each individual major. It makes signing up for classes easy and pain-free.

  • 05/12/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Reno has so much to offer for engineering people and medical people too!

    Tips for prospective students

    Reno is a dry place so be prepared with your emergency lip chap and lotion. I know this sounds funny but nobody wants crusty crusts!

    Bang for the buck

    I didn't get the rank of scholarship I wanted so the overall tuition seemed to me to be more expensive than it could have been. Beggars can't be choosers...

    Will enjoy being here

    Some of my family resides in Reno so I would be close to those who are very close to my heart! I toured the campus for 3 hours- that was intense!

    Will learn a lot

    I believe that I can learn so much from all the intelligent people around me- not only teachers but from culture...LIFE!

  • 06/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 10 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and everyone fits in here at UNR. There is a place for everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT! I repeat. DO NOT take 8am classes unless you absolutely have to! Trust me! It's not fun. When I started school here I was like, Well, high school started at seven so I can do 8am classes no problem. You probably won't get out of bed until after the class is over trust me I did that a few times, and turns out I missed out on some good lessons! I've learned my lesson, so now my earliest classes don't start until (at the earliest) 9am. ANOTHER IMPORTANT TIP. Don't be afraid to be yourself when you get to college. You'll probably meet others like you and then you'll become life long friends. Everyone here is pretty chill and won't judge you, so just be you. Oh and another thing, make sure you go to class!! Can't wait to meet you <3 Go Wolf Pack!!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely! You get an ivy league education for way less than an actual ivy league school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love going to school here! Everyone is friendly and school spirited. Reno is the ultimate college town! I love that there are so many clubs and organizations you can get involved with. There is something for everyone here!

    Am learning a lot

    One of my new favorite sayings is, Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. This is the University of Nevada, Reno in a nutshell. All of the professors and advisors that I have had the pleasure of conversing with and learning from, are simply incredible. They all put in the time and effort into helping you succeed. So, am I learning a lot? You bet!

  • 12/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 11 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There are a lot of kids from California, local kids in Nevada, and out-of-state kids, such as from Hawaii that goes here. This school also attracts Snowboarders and skiers from all over.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, especially your admission application process; you can start as early as Nov, second quarter of your senior year. There is also a living learning communities for students who are in nursing, engineering women and much more. If you want to be a part of it, do your research and apply early because spaces are limited. There is a honors programs, as well as a Trio scholars program. For meal plan I recommend Premium C or D, you would not need that many swipes a week. The DC cafe has good variety of food available to choose from. Don't buy your books early, wait until you went to your classes for a week. Student usually will change their minds, whether they like the class or not and would often drop and switch to another class. Some class would not require you to need your book. Look for good deals for books, there is a lot out there, such as amazon.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are in the WUE program, this is a great school to go to. You save money and earn a degree at the same time. For financial aid such as a free ride for four years, do your research because this university offers that and apply really early whether or not you are sure you want to go to this school. Better safe than sorry. Because after that, financial aid is limited, you can get, a scholarship ranging from 1000 to 5000 base on your SAT, ACT Scores and GPA. If you qualify you can get a states grant and pell grant. Aside from that, you have to come up the rest out of your own pocket. Dont forget to budget some money for books, air fare or gas and personal needs when you move in either the dorms or an apartment. For books they have cheggs, you can rent your books there and the school also offers new and reused books, an option for you to choose from.

    Am enjoying being here

    Good school atmosphere, and if you are in Argenta 4th floor and above, facing the mountain side, it is remarkable. You get to experience waking up seeing the mountains covered in snow and at night you can just watch the city lights. The campus is generally safe, campus escort but sometimes it takes them a while to get to your location, just walk with a friend or in a group. Fun nightlife but be careful of you actions. The cops and the dorms are strict.

    Am learning a lot

    This is a good school, the academics is challenging. The engineering program is solid. For your first year, the department gathers all engineers from different fields and put them in one class to build a hovercraft, what you come out from that is you learn which engineering field you would like the best, you gain remarkable friendship and an early hands on practice working as a team.

  • 01/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Biology-, Psychology-, and Math-oriented students. My impression of the physics and chemistry departments are, as of yet, very disconcerting; that being said, neither of these subjects are requisite for my major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you send all of your documents to the university well before you sign up for classes. The turn-around on updated student profiles is not always reliable.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Nevada, Reno is especially frugal education, even if it requires a lot of self-motivation to squeeze the most out of your academic career.

    Am enjoying being here

    The Reno area is a beautiful place to be: only half an hour from the state's capital, and even less so from the wonderful Lake Tahoe. From campus, Mount Rose is a great accent to the already lush and well-aging campus. There are many places on campus to study, including the new Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center--a five-floor library with the latest computer technologies at hand, copiers, printers, and wireless internet available throughout the building. The Joe Crowley Student Union also provides many nooks to study as well as a slew of restaurant options. The only major issue I find with the campus itself is parking--options are limited to walking nearly a mile from one's parking spot to class or paying considerably more per year to park in a parking garage, also inconveniently positioned.

    Am learning a lot

    I am indeed learning quite a lot at this university. That being said, I feel that I am one of few college students prepared to do said learning on my own. Only about 50 percent of professors under whom I have studied have been encouraging and understandable. No doubt they are great researchers, but such is not a quality undergraduate students look for. The student community, however, is encouraging as the student government is fully engaging.

  • 05/29/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get all you classes stuff done before your schedule is gone. Because if you don't pay your advanced registration, your entire schedule is gone and you have to wait till orientation. Then there might not be room in the classes you need

    Will enjoy being here

    When i came to visit the university, I was stunned. The campus is just simply beautiful. There is green everywhere, there are trees surrounding the campus. Also, in the middle of the campus, there is a beautiful lake which have geese and ducks. Also, the dorm halls are simply amazing. They are somewhat spacious, but i mean its a dorm hall, what would you expect?

  • 11/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to talk with a councilor at least once a year but once a semester is best so you don't end up taking classes you don't need.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at UNR couldn't be cheaper for how incredible this school is!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus environment is so friendly. Everyone is happy and willing to chat with you.

    Am learning a lot

    All of my education classes are extremely interesting and I am learning an incredible amount.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 15 of 206

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Since the school is in the middle of the city you will find lots of things to do year round. Casinos are within walking distance and skiing/snowboarding are only a thirty minute drive away. There are also movie theatres and bowling alleys nearby, and even an outdoor ice skating rink in the winter.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the University of Nevada, Reno is perfect. When you are in the meal for buffet style dining the dining commons are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have Einstein Bagels, Keva Juice, Starbucks, Villa Pizza, Panda Express, BoDawgs, and other eateries located throughout campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at the University of Nevada, Reno has provided me with such an amazing experience. Everyone is so friendly that my hall and I are like one big happy family. Of course it is not always quiet when you want it to be, but hey! That's what the libraries for.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Nevada, Reno has many teachers that will challenge their students in academic fields, forcing their students to be all they can. However, studying goes a long way, if you read and do all assignments that the teacher assigns you will excel in any class. And if the teachers provide extra credit assignments, do them!

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a lot you can do to keep up with the big change from being a high school senior to a college freshman. One of the many tips I would suggest for incoming freshmen is to keep up with all of your classes, when you don't understand something get help right away. And another important tip would be to make friends that you can depend on and who are supportive of your life goals, not people who are going to hold you down or distract you from your studies.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Reno is an amazing school. It provides all the necessary amentities and activities to allow you to get the perfect college experience. I have made memories, friends, and educational acheivements that will last a lifetime.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 16 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus police are always around and are actual state police. there are emergency poles you can touch that will call for help in any emergency right away and they're in convenient locations.

    Greek Life

    sororities and fraternities here are a huge part of the unr culture. there are many to choose from and most of them do a wide range of volunteer work on a regular basis.

    Clubs and Activities

    unr has over 200 clubs and organizations with everything from languages to sports to political clubs. some clubs you would never even imagine a college to have, but if you name it, we've got it!

    Great for these types of students

    outdoor types, studious students, anyone who wants to get the most out of their college experience!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every year for welcome week, many events are held to get kids pumped up for the new school year and get them involved. also there's beat unlv week where many traditions are upheld. pancake feeds are held, the annual moon off where we pull our pants down to face las vegas. there are many other traditions we upheld as well.

    What to do for fun

    reno has plenty of fun activities for people. it's really close to ski resorts and it snows often so for the outdoor type there's a lot to offer. the recreation center on campus has many activities for people of all sorts. there are always plays and events on campus as well as world renown artists performing regularly downtown.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining is great here. there are many options to choose from. places to eat are located all over campus, ranging from panda express to villa fresh pizza. domino's even delivers here on the meal plans. there are tons of vegetarian, vegan, glutan free, and other options for people as well.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is fantastic! i'm a freshman in the dorms and i absolutely love it. there's a wide range of suite living, living-learning communities, all girl and all boy halls. all the dorms have lounges with flat screen tvs and couches. there's plenty of study and quiet areas, even in your own room. the rooms have plenty of space. overall, the dorms at unr are great for meeting new people, socializing, and just having fun.

    Academic Rigor

    3/5 stars. this university id top of the line, so you're expected to be responsible for your academics. however, the profesors teach everything so accurately and they're so well organized that you'll understand almost everything you learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students should note that college here might not cost as much as you think. the wue program gets rid of most of the out of state tuition kids would have to pay if coming from states like california or washington. students here have a ton of spirit and pride for unr and are always doing volunteer work or networking. academics are huge here and every student is on top of their studies. so if you're looking for a fabulous university that has a lot to offer, with hundreds of majors, tons of sports including intramurals, and a top of the line greek society, then unr is a great option.

    In three sentences

    the university of nevada, reno is absolutely an amazing college and was the best decision i could've ever made. the professors here go out of their way to help you inside and outside of the classroom. the campus itself is so beautiful and the people here are some of the nicest i've ever met in my life.

  • 01/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 17 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UNR is great for all students because it offers so many majors and programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that the climate suits you before picking your school. Also think about where and how you plan on living when you come to school, there are a lot of options for student housing and jobs around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    UNR offers an on campus clinic, security/ escort services, and many academic resources for students that are covered in the tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really think this campuse has a lot to offer we have multiple food courts and coffee bars, and many different locations to study. Our school also has many different activities that include student papers, inter murals in many sports, and offers a lot of social opportunities too like concerts, open mic nights. We have tons of school spirit and do many themed weeks.

    Am learning a lot

    I really enjoy all of my classes and all of the professors are very knowledgeable in their fields. Some classes can be really big (300 students in one lecture hall) but the professors are very easy to get a hold of if you have questions.

  • 05/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The mining and geology department are ranked as one of the best nationwide, as well as journalism. When it comes to deciding on major, those two are definitely on top and students wanting a career in those fields will love it here. Also, students who love water sports and snow sports because Lake Tahoe is only a short drive away.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips I would give are to relax. College isn't as scary and academically different from high school as people make it seem. As far as the whole experience goes, have fun. But remember that you are still paying to go to classes and learn, not just to party. Manage time wisely. There's always a way to get homework/projects done well and still have time for a social life.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition has risen recently, but compared to the other schools around the country, the University of Nevada is quite affordable. The education is quality and the experiences are priceless. This school is like a store brand, cheaper but the same, or better, quality than the name brand.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus and surrounding area is beautiful with many activities on and off campus to participate in. There are many varieties of clubs and associations so that everyone can find a place to fit in. The school spirit that engulfs the school is just magnificent. The people are extremely friendly and, if you get involved, there's never a dull moment.

    Am learning a lot

    This university puts a lot of focus on the quality of our education. The classes have wide availability and professors are willing to go the extra mile to help you learn. The professors are very capable, giving fun and interesting classes that don't only get you to learn the material, but also makes you WANT to learn it.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    go for better lecturer over easiness

  • 08/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 206

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    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your schedule together, especially if you're planning on working. It's much easier to have two long days of classes rather than classes throughout the week. Also, GO TO CLASS! Even missing one lecture can put you behind and make it difficult to catch up. Plus, you might miss a pop quiz that keeps you from getting that A. Make sure you know the attendance policies is all of your classes. Sometimes attendance can be the difference between passing and failing.

    Bang for the buck

    As long as you actually attend classes, the price is definitely worth it! Living on campus gets pricey, but at least for the first year, it's worth it because you meet a lot more people.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is absolutely beautiful and as long as you're willing to meet people, your experience here will be great! There is always something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    There's a large variety of classes and even the basic 100-level classes aren't too much review but enough to make it easy to stay on track. As long as you attend all of your classes and take advantage of office hours and ask for help from teachers' assistants, who can sometimes put material in easier terms, the class material will definitely stick.

  • 08/27/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UNR has many majors, and whatever your educational goals are there are many advisers and professors to help. There are clubs for almost all the majors and a sport or activity for everyone, so as long as UNR has the major you are interested in, this school would be a fantastic choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to get involved with the school as much as you can and take advantage of what it has to offer. Just go downstairs in the library and you will be amazed. Go to the football games, or start your own club. UNR will provide an unforgettable experience if you let it. Not to mention a great education wont hurt.

    Bang for the buck

    Even as an out of state student I paid way less for this school than most of the in state universities I could have gone to. I think this school is definitely worth what you pay to attend it.

    Did enjoy being here

    Anyone would be lucky to attend UNR. There is always a quiet, beautiful place to study or just relax. The school spirit is exceptional and being part of the Wolfpack is always exciting. There are so many clubs and activities, so no one is excluded....you can even make up your own club about absolutely anything! Overall, my year at Reno was one of the most enjoyable.

    Did learn a lot

    I attended UNR my freshman year of college and it was the best school experience I have ever had. I enjoyed every single class I took there. Instead of basing grades off tests alone or just giving excessive busy work, like other schools I have attended, professors at UNR actually seem to be concerned with helping their students learn the information. I have never been as motivated to learn and get good grades as I was when I lived in Reno.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 22 of 206

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that are out going, friendly, and really enjoy doing activities with others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the map for buildings. It will save you a lot of getting lost time.

    Bang for the buck

    Text books and parking permits are a little pricey, but overall, its inexpensive compared to the great quality of education that is given here.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone here is so friendly. Its really easy to start a conversation with a student waiting in line or in an elevator. Students here are really willing to help one another succeed.

    Am learning a lot

    Most teachers here take the time to explain concepts thoroughly. They make themselves available to you when you need additional help outside of class. They are awesome!

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 206

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    Great for these types of students

    Still trying to find their goal in college, like to explore different majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of foreign information that you will need to receive all at once.

    Bang for the buck

    definitely cheap for people in state and out-of-state

    Am enjoying being here

    a lot of nice teachers that are helpful. also enjoy the people. very easy going and friendly

    Am learning a lot

    there are a lot of different classes that go into much more detail of the subject than i ever imagined.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 206

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to class, spend extra time in the classes you are struggling in, making friends with people in all your classes, and most of all have a good relationship with your professors and teacher aids.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Nevada has very good prices for both in and out of state residents. However some times I feel as if I could just attend TMCC a community college for cheaper and get the same education. The only thing I would be giving up there is the university experience, but if you are worried about paying for college you should pay for education not experience.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really do enjoy the atmosphere and the people. I have grown up in Reno my whole life and know a lot of people around campus which some people want to get away from but I find comfort in because big new scary universities can be intimidating and it is nice seeing faces you recognize every now and then. Plus there is always the opportunity to meet the new people. I enjoy the games and other activities offered on campus. I am looking to get more involved next semester because I will be living on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Seeing as how this is my first semester and I am taking general ed classes I feel as if they things I am supposed to be learning I have already acquired through high school. My SAT scores placed me in math 120 which was the only math I needed for my intended major of speech pathology. I was told to use my lower of the two SAT scores since they placed me in this math any ways but I ended up not going to class more than 10 times and passing with an A. I enjoy math and wish I would have been pushed to expand my knowledge and go for the higher math class.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 206

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    What to do for fun

    Attending the sporting events are very fun. They are always exciting and the students look forward to attending the Football and Basketball games. Also, a popular hangout is called The Wolf Den. It's a cool place where students go to hangout and eat a burger called the Awful Awful and other delicious food. Almost every weekend, there is always a house party or kick back happening at the apartments. Another option is going to a club and dancing,having a good time and meeting new people.

    Food and Dining

    The only problem with UNR is the campus dining. The Downunder Cafe is not the tastiest of food on campus, but other than the Downunder Cafe, the other places to eat on campus are great. They have Panda Express, Port of Subs, Starbucks, Keva Juice, the Cantina, a Mexican restaurant and The Villa, an Italian restaurant in the Student Union. Also, their is another place to eat on campus called The Overlook, overlooking the beautiful lake on campus. They have many varieties of food at The Overlook.

    Dorm Life

    The best dorms on campus are Argenta Hall, Canada Hall and Sierra Hall. I currently live in Argenta Hall and I love it. The room is spacious and it comes with a full bathroom inside. Argenta Hall is majority for Freshman, while Canada Hall and Sierra are for upperclassman. The best thing about Argenta is how the dining hall on the first floor of the building so you don't even have to leave the building to go get food. UNR is currently building new residence halls for the semester of Fall 2012. Overall, dorm life at UNR is more than what I had expected.

    Academic Rigor

    For the academic side, it depends on your major. The Nursing major here is one of the best in the country so their academic courses are very demanding and they have maintain all A's in every class. Overall, I am a Journalism major and my workload is not overwhelming. Sometimes it gets a little bit hectic but on the weekends, I definitely have time for my social life and activities to do on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students attending UNR, make sure that you meet with your advisor for your major you plan on taking. The adivsors at UNR helped me when I had no idea what classes I was going to take in Spring semester. Also, your SAT'S are very important. Your SAT'S will place you in your classes so you want to score high on the SAT'S so you don't have to take classes that you don't get credit for but still have to pay for that class.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Reno, or known simply as UNR, is a somewhat big university, but also has that small vibe to it as well. There are over 18,000 students and the diversity at UNR is surprising as well. For a small Division 1 school, the athletics here are great also.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 206

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    What to do for fun

    SNOWBOARDING

    Tips for prospective students

    VISIT the campus, learn more information about your field of study

    In three sentences

    This is the best school ever! When people think of Reno, they think of the slums of downtown... THIS SCHOOL IS NOT LIKE THAT! I've never even been downtown!

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 206

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    Campus Safety

    This campus really values the safety of students they advise you many tips at orientation how to take safety precausions as well as RA's giving advise throughout the year.

    Greek Life

    I do not participate in Greek Life but they appear to really be involved in making life for students a funner place.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs on campus varying in sports and religions and general interests.

    Great for these types of students

    great for athletic, out-doors y, laid back students that still want a degree but do not want to drown in debt.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tradition on campus called beat UNLV week. Our foot ball team has had an 8 year win streak over our biggest rivals-UNLV. On the night before the game a bunch of people go to the quad on campus and literally moon the sky towards the south because that is the direction in which our rivals live.

    Bang for the buck

    I would rate this 5 stars because I am going to College out of state and i am paying less then i might be paying in state. UNR is a diamond in the rough. The university is a very nice touch to the growing city of Reno.

    What to do for fun

    For fun i enjoy going to the Lombardi Rec Center, which is the on campus Gym. I also joined the Winter Sports Club where i plan to further my alpine racing career. I also joined an inter mural Co-ed soccer team. I am a very active person so tend to have better academic success when I busy.

    Food and Dining

    I would rate the Food and Dining 3.5 stars because it is hard to eat healthy. I appreciate their attempt at coming up with a variety of food but the healthy food such as fruits and vegetables do not contain very good quality. Seems as though the school is more concerned with quantity over quality.

    Dorm Life

    I would rate the dorm life 4 stars. Its not so bad in Argenta Hall, it just really makes you appreciate home. Its important to find a good place to study, because it is easy to get behind living so close to all your friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I would the rate the academic Rigor 4.5, I did not load up too much on classes this semester. I feel 15 units was the right amount for me, I am feeling challenged but not too over-whelmed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into all the programs that interest you. Do research about your intended major and where you plan to live (on campus/ off campus). Make sure you stay up to date with all your applications, turn them in early so there is no confusion at the last minute.

    In three sentences

    This school is growing, it has plenty of high tech resources that really help me in my research for class papers. The campus is well kept and beautiful. It has a lot to offer students with a variety of interests.

  • 11/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 5 people found this review useful. 28 of 206

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for any type of student serious or just looking to get college experience. I recommend anyone who is interested in persuing a higher education to attend this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a good idea to visit the campus to get a feel of what the teachers are like and what the classes are like. The classes are big so if you like small classrooms this won't be a good school. The professors offer a lot of help outside of class and are usually at convenient times.

    Bang for the buck

    The professors are nice and they stay on subject most of the time.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the atmosphere and all the people that attend the school. Many of the students are friendly. It's a great school.

    Academic Rigor

    You don't learn a lot unless you apply yourself to actually learning something. Besides learning in class make time to learn things outside of class as well. Most professors are good at making time with their students to discuss any issues you might have.

  • 07/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 29 of 206

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for things! If you think you can't get into the Honor's program, apply anyway. If you missed the deadline, contact the department to see if you can still apply. I've found everyone helpful and flexible. They want you to succeed.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm in 17 credits right now and 2 are lab classes which have extra fees, and tuition is still only $3,000 and change.

    Am enjoying being here

    Both the town and the University are great.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm heading into my second year right now at UNR and I love it. The cheap prices (I'm in 17 credits right now and 2 are lab classes which have extra fees, and tuition is still only $3,000 and change - with grants and scholarships I owe nothing!) are the main reason I went here, but I was accepted in the honors program and think it's as academically challenging as you make it.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 30 of 206

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    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors man, Adventure seekers

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to research the programs you want to study. Know the setting you desire to live in and ask yourself if this school suits you. Can you see yourself on this campus just about everyday?

    Bang for the buck

    A little pricey for Nevada but definitely worth it!

    Will enjoy being here

    Beautiful campus setting with enough city for large town folk but it also offers that home town feel as well.

    Will learn a lot

    If you are interested in studying anything along the lines of substance abuse, this is the University for you. Their undergraduate programs are known nation wide to be one of the best programs offered to students in this field.

  • 10/25/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Love the balance of big city with small town since Reno is the Biggest Little City on Earth! Love to get great education and have big school spirit while also getting strong research opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    With the Undergraduate Exchange program, I can get an phenomenal education for only 150% of what in state students pay, a lot more affordable compared to the expensive schools here in California.

    Will enjoy being here

    I love the atmosphere and the people of the school. Everyone is really spirited and makes you feel at home.

    Will learn a lot

    I am planning on entering as a Biochemistry major and transferring into the BS/MS Biotechnology Program. I plan to do LOTS of research that they include on campus.

  • 11/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 32 of 206

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    Great for these types of students

    Actually, I think that UNR has something to offer for everyone. However, I do know that there are certain programs that UNR is well known for such as Journalism.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school! Honestly if this is the college that you choose (and I do recommend that you choose this one), you have nothing to worry about. Everyone here is super helpful and you will never get lost in the preparing for college process. So just take a deep breath and get excited because this will be a good time for you!

    Bang for the buck

    For everything this school has to offer it is definitely a good deal. They also offer scholarships which lessen the already low amount you have to pay in order to have a great experience.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, the people are all nice, and the teachers are fantastic. I love it here!

    Am learning a lot

    I don't know where to begin. I mean I have to admit that the university of Nevada was not my first choice but when I got here I was so glad that I decided to come here. The teachers are amazing and really do care and want to help which is the number one reason I have already learned so much.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 33 of 206

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. It is such a big campus that nearly anyone can find a place to fit in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't call it UNR. We are the University of Nevada and we are located in Reno. Get involved. I have met so many different people just by participating in the events put on by the ASUN. Live in the dorms. I met my best friend in the dorms, she lives directly across from me.

    Bang for the buck

    Nevada is not as impacted as many California schools (where I'm from), and I qualified for the WUE which cancels out my out-of-state tuition. They also have a lot of opportunities for scholarships and financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love it here! It does get cold here and snow, but not an enormous amount. There is also a lot of school spirit. Everyone owns a million articles of Nevada clothing and wears them constantly. Football games are the best because we have such good support from the community and consistently good team.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are really supportive and easy to approach. There are a wide variety of classes and majors so you can always find something interesting or challenging to take. They also offer a variety of electives to break up you schedule, I have been taking their basketball class.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 34 of 206

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    Great for these types of students

    If you love a University surrounded by countless outdoor activities year round, this is the place for you. We have good athletic programs that are fun to watch along with countless student activities that everyone can get involved in.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 35 of 206

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    Great for these types of students

    The science programs are really good here at UNR. I can't speak much of the liberal arts but they seem to have solid foundations. Some of the English teachers that I've had to meet core requirements are quite amazing people and their classes were very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY! Give it a chance, get you feet wet and see if college is meant for you. Try to stick it out at least until the third year because that's when you truly get into the meat of what your field of interest is. The first two years usually are the prereqs as well as all of the core requirements by the college.

    Bang for the buck

    Even with tuition going up, UNR is one of the cheapest schools that are available.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is great with state of the art student union and library. It's always kept very clean.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are extremely knowledgeable and the research that they are doing is extremely interesting and impressive.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 36 of 206

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    Great for these types of students

    Any and all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to switch instructors for a particular class until you find one you get along with.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 206

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    Tips for prospective students

    meet with your counslor, apply early and sign up for classes as soon as your able.

    Bang for the buck

    It's really expensive and I learned a lot of the course material from the community college I attended before

    Am enjoying being here

    I don't really meet people easily so I'm on my own a lot and spend time in the libraries.

    Am learning a lot

    I have only been here one semester and I decided to take class that I was fairly comfortable with so the information wasn't all new so the classes were easy to follow and pass

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 38 of 206

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    What to do for fun

    Ski in Tahoe

    Tips for prospective students

    study!

    In three sentences

    I love the campus. I love the professors. I love the area.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 39 of 206

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    Bang for the buck

    Its a cheap school

    What to do for fun

    I go to the sporting events on campus

    Food and Dining

    Lots of good food choices, not too exspensive

    Dorm Life

    They have small rooms, and strict on the environment

    Academic Rigor

    Certain teachers give you 100+ pages of reading per week

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure that your major isnt on the chopping block

    In three sentences

    UNR is an amazing school, a lot of student activities are offered here, and also there are many ways to get involved. Only disappointing factor is the class sizes are relatively big

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 40 of 206

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    Campus Safety

    the campus has 'emergency poles' everywhere so students can call for help if they're in trouble. also, there is a service students can sign up for where they can receive alerts on their phone or e-mail if there's been any suspicious or dangerous activities on or near campus.

    Great for these types of students

    there are all sorts of people at unr. the school has a great diversity and it is very accepting and tolerant.

    Bang for the buck

    unr is a cheap college to begin with, but it also has many scholarships. for example, for incoming freshmen there is a scholarship matrix that awards a range of $1000-$2500 to each student depending on gpa and sat/act scores.

    What to do for fun

    unr give students the chance to attend certain sporting events for free. also, with all the clubs, there are loads of other events that go on throughout the year. or there are also beautiful grassy areas where students can just get together to hang out or play sports or something on.

    Food and Dining

    the variety and quality on campus is good. there are four main places to get food on campus: the downunder cafe/downunder cafe store, the overlook, the northside cafe, and the joe. the downunder cafe is the main cafeteria. the overlook, northside cafe, and the joe are all places that have multiple restaurants in them for a variety of food choices. in addition to these places, there are also multiple other smaller places scattered across campus. most of these choices are relatively cheap, and with different meal plans, students can choose between eating more at the main cafeteria or at the on-campus restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    i spent one year in the dorms and only left because a cheaper alternative was offered to me. not only is it convenient to live in the dorms, but there are multiple social events to meet other students with similar interests and make friends. when i applied for housing, i was worried i wouldn't get along with my roommate that the school was going to match me with, but thanks to the survey they have each student fill out, i was matched with a great roommate. if there are complications, the ras are great and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    i learned the hard way that i had to change some of my study habits from high school to excel in college. don't be afraid to ask professors or their assistants for help, and there's tutoring centers on campus where students can get help. even if a class seems difficult, with hard work and a little bit of help if needed, unr makes sure its students have the tools to succeed academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    for prospective students, the application process is fairly easy, but it's still good to keep in touch with an advisor while you're application is pending. it shows interest in the college and you gain connections early on in your college career.

    In three sentences

    unr is an affordable school with quality learning. the campus is beautiful and the people are friendly. a great school for a variety of students.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 41 of 206

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    Bang for the buck

    with the price of tuition to attend this school, there is definitely a lot of bang for your buck. many graduates rave about the steal they got for their education and beyond that, the connections reno offers. your buck goes a long way at this school.

    What to do for fun

    reno is a very proud city when it comes to their university. this allows students several options when it comes to having some fun. many student like to attend the sports events seeing as we are division one in sports. there are also many restaurants that create a fun and exciting atmosphere for the college students. reno also offers ski resorts and many summer activities such as lake tahoe and the truckee river.

    Food and Dining

    there are several good options when it comes to food and dinning on campus. there have been mixed reviews when it comes to the food within the student housing, however there are many great choices around other parts of campus for a price thats right for the average college student.

    Dorm Life

    never lived in the dorms, but peers say freshman thrive off meeting new people while still being submerged in a motivating learning environment.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor ranges on the extent of your major. it wont be easy by any means, but you will still enjoy a well rounded life as well. determination and work ethic will be the ultimate deciding factor of your academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't allow any doubt keep you from reaching out to the admissions advisers. they are beyond helpful and open up doors that you make not have even realized were there. they don't focus on just grades or test scores when reviewing you application, so if you are even considering this school make the move!

    In three sentences

    this school allows all types of students the opportunity to continue their education. with a very helpful and motivating staff and environment, higher education is well within reach. the campus is beautiful and the people are friendly, a school like this makes college the experience you want and need.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 42 of 206

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    Campus Safety

    there are campus police cadets that patrol campus nightly on golf carts and give rides to students that have long walks to their cars. the university also has its own police department and officers patrol the area regularly. campus escort is a service that is provided to all students and they will give a ride to any location within a two mile radius of campus. there are also shuttles that provide transportation throughout the campus with some shuttles giving direct transportation to the farther campus housing. there are also emergency post all across campus that provide direct contact to university police.

    Greek Life

    there are over a dozen strong fraternities and sororities on campus. they have a very strong close knit relationship and work together on dozens of events and projects throughout the year. they are full of school spirit and take part in activities that are nearby to campus including their houses which are all clustered together near to campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is such a broad variety of clubs. there are academic fraternities and clubs devoted to each specialty major like rock hounds. then there are the more social and unique clubs like the apple poppers club or the tight rope club. they are also numerous community involvement clubs devoted to community improvement and service.

    Great for these types of students

    reno is great for the student that wants to get away from home and experience a place that is safe and offers such a variety of activities. it appeals to the more free spirits, the recreational/outdoorsy types, and the regular college student. there is a reason it is the fastest growing university and so many come for school and never go back.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    our campus is an extremely old and historical one; there are many buildings and locations that hold so much historical significance. it is truly unlike any other place in reno with such an beautiful campus and friendly environment. students are strongly connected to the university quad; it is a meeting place, a studying place, and even a hot spot for ultimate frisbee or balancig on tight ropes.

    Bang for the buck

    recreation, food, spirits, gaming, skiing/snowboarding, accommodations, and cost of living are relatively low in this biggest little city that loves out wolf pack!

    What to do for fun

    reno is well known for its proximity to lake tahoe and the many ski resorts that are nearby. reno also is great place for hiking, biking, kayaking, and riding motorcycles or quads on our vast amount of public land. there are also numerous festivals and events that are world famous. hot august nights for those that are car fans, burning man for the more free spirit, and so many more. don't forget that we get quite warm in the summer so there are many activities that involve swimming, water sports, and camping. for those that are more into staying indoors there are many art museums, movie theaters, or performing art performances. reno offers so much more than the cliche spirits and gaming. we even have a rock wall that stretches dozens of feet above downtown reno looking over our biggest little city arch. reno also has the great feeling of being in a large city but really have the benefits of not being too big and there are many organized events downtown monthly such as pub crawls and wine walks.

    Food and Dining

    food on campus is great, there are many options both healthy and hardy. there are several popular food chains in the student union such as port of subs (reno's favorite sub sandwich shop), panda express, starbucks, villa italian food, and cantina del lobo (another reno favorite). there are also many options in university dining areas as well as coffee stands everywhere!

    Dorm Life

    i have been in the dorms and eaten at the restaurant for the dorm dwellers and both are very nice. the food is good and accommodations are nice. they are currently building a new dorm. i also know that the dorms are constantly planning events on campus and the location is central to many activities downtown.

    Academic Rigor

    the university constantly challenges students with rigorous, thought provoking classes. the professors and instructors are experts in their field and share the many great insights they have gained over the years. this university however has a large population of students that work and attend school. the curriculum is challenging but not so demanding that it is impossible to work while attending school.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are not from the reno area of northern nevada be aware that it is a high desert and that makes our weather much different than the famous las vegas.

    In three sentences

    the university of nevada, reno is a hidden gold mine. this institution is renown is many of their degree programs and yet remains one of the least expensive schools to attend. it literally is the most bang for your buck!

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 206

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    Great for these types of students

    nursing and engineering.

    Bang for the buck

    in-state is great, although they recently increased tuition. if you have scholarships it is not unreasonable at all.

    What to do for fun

    unr is right in the heart of downtown, close to the truckee river, and only an hour away from tahoe so you have options no matter what season.

    Food and Dining

    the student union has great options, i did not eat in any of the dinning commons.

    Dorm Life

    i did not live on campus. however, i am sure it would have been a better choice and would have improved my experience.

    Academic Rigor

    i always felt that helps was there if needed. my professors knew what they were doing and they all had degrees in the field they were teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would recommend living on campus, even if you are from reno, because you have more opportunities to get involved and meet people from out of town.

    In three sentences

    unr was a great school for the time i was there. my professors were willing to help and always available. nice campus.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 44 of 206

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    Campus Safety

    campus safety is a huge priority, the school provides campus escort and campus cadets, so you never have to walk alone. there are shuttles that take you to different areas of campus, which is nice. and there are blue lights all over, where you can go and get help if you're in any kind of trouble, and a police officer will be there right away.

    Greek Life

    greek life is incredibly active on campus, making it fun for everyone. they are always selling cupcakes, or raising money for good causes. it's great to see so many people involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of clubs and activities to get involved with, or you can create one of your own. the only problem is getting the word out about clubs seems to be a challenge.

    Great for these types of students

    people who take school seriously, yet still know how to have fun, should really consider unr. the psychology program is really amazing, so psych majors should consider checking it out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the unr vs. unlv football game is held at unr every other year. we have had the cannon for something like 7 years now (painted blue, in our school color, of course). there is also a trip to paint the n blue every year, and a lot of fun things that happen on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    unr has been great, and since i established residency, my costs have been a lot more manageable. moving to reno is one of the best decisions i have ever made, and the friends i've made here so far are amazing. i highly recommend unr to anyone that is interested. :)

    What to do for fun

    you can watch movies for free in the joe crawley student union, or use the media center below the knowledge center (library) to play with photoshop, record music, etc. there are tons of clubs that meet on campus, or even just hanging out with friends in the quad or coffee shops is fun. i'm always on campus, for one reason or another. also the drop-in classes at the gym are fun, so i suggest a gym membership at lombardi.

    Food and Dining

    excellent food choices on campus, reasonable prices. a lot of places to get coffee and other caffeinated drinks.

    Dorm Life

    i have not lived in the dorms, but have heard from many people that they enjoy it.

    Academic Rigor

    i have only had one class where i didn't actually *need* to show up every day. the professors notice when you're absent, and assign a lot of stuff in lectures. most of them are pretty hard graders, as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved right away. choose your classes early. get your books right away. if you have questions, ask someone, everyone is really helpful.

    In three sentences

    unr has been great for providing opportunities to meet other students. getting involved on campus has been fun and easy. unr offers a wide variety of classes.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 206

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    Campus Safety

    there's always cops around reno but there is always those few times where something will bad happens, but it doesn't happen often.

    Greek Life

    is something that everyone should be a part of.

    Clubs and Activities

    i'm not in any clubs but what i hear from friends being in clubs really helps you make new friends with the same interest.

    Great for these types of students

    any student will feel welcomed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    beat unlv week, the whole week of school we celebrate how we are going to beat unlv with different activities everyday. also there is homecoming week, there's free food, free shirts and a parade held all week long.

    Bang for the buck

    for being a really cheap college it has a lot of good things to offer.

    What to do for fun

    there's a movie theater down town that is just a bus ride away. or the river walk is really peaceful to do with a couple of friends. if you have a car, you can drive up to lake tahoe it's only a half hour away. lastly the people on your floor are always fun to hang out with.

    Food and Dining

    for feeding so many people everyday the food is pretty good but after awhile it does get old. so i would get a lot of snacks for your room.

    Dorm Life

    the friends that i have made in the hall are some of my closes friends at school. living in manzanita was great and all but living in argenta or nye would have been a little better.

    Academic Rigor

    i got straight a's and i was just an average high school student. if you put in the right amount of time to study then you can get all a's.

    Tips for prospective students

    try to live in argenta or nye because they the most social of the halls and try to get as involved with the school as possible.

    In three sentences

    university of nevada,reno is a great and social school to attend. it's a great school because of how close you are to lake tahoe and the river downtown. lastly it's great because of how nice the students and professors are.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 206

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    Campus Safety

    I have not felt danger in my years that I have spent here.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerds, Athletes and anyone who's anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The quad is a very nice place to be, if you go at the right time! Perfect place to play frisbee, or hang out or even read. And the Joe Crowley student union, most of the fun begins there!

    Bang for the buck

    Being a broke college student, I can honestly say the money situation is rough. I am going back and forth everyday from this university to a local community college just so that I stay under my budget. So yeah, tuition is always high for me so this scholarship would help a lot!

    What to do for fun

    I'm currently enrolled in two clubs so I definitely recommend doing something extra with your extra time!

    Food and Dining

    Although not the healthiest of all, (then again, nothing is these days at least not from a restaurant) food and restaurants are here with students in mind. It's what kids my our age would prefer!

    Dorm Life

    I wasn't fortunate enough to experience the dorm life but living in the same city in your own house has its perks as well.

    Academic Rigor

    I find some classes to be fairly easy and others to be the exact opposite. It all depends on the class and the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well on your SATs, it really helps if you scored really well on you all the subjects because it is definitely beneficial for the future. And take advantage of summer and winter classes, because not only are helpful for your next semester but they also help in keeping you ahead of the game.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada-Reno is an amazing school, not only is it about 15 minutes away from where I live, it's also considered a well known and respected university. I love the campus, it's always maintained and kept to its standards and I love the students who attend classes with me.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 206

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    Campus Safety

    There have been numerous accounts of violence on campus, mostly based on the proximity to the not so great down town area, but there are always campus police patrolling and plenty of options to travel campus safely. If you keep your whits about you and don't walk around completely oblivious you'll be perfectly safe here.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsmen type or even the indoor, shut the blinds people like myself. Anyone would feel at home here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year on the friday before the annual UNLV v UNR football game, we gather on the quad and moon the south (Las Vegas). We call it the Moon off.

    What to do for fun

    Everything!! Reno is located right by numerous winter activities like skiing, and also summer activities like dirtbiking and hiking. On campus there's always some activity being put on by the student body, be it on campus snowboard competitions or the annual moon off to UNLV.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food options wherever you turn on this campus. Healthy eating is a little out of the question though.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors practically kill their students with the work and level at with they teach, yet some are really laid back and willing to compromise with lazy students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off. Many professors are pretty tough yet even if they aren't they still expect the most out of you. And definitely get involved in student life.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely adore this school. Every teacher I've had thus far is engaging and passionate. There's also plenty of options for student involvement with the school both in and out of the classroom.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 206

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    Greek Life

    I am not in a sorority just because it is very time consuming, but I say always rush because it is still a great way to meet new people! I have lots of friends that are in sorority's and fraternity's and they all enjoy them.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things you can do for fun. We live in Reno and we are surrounded by the most prettiest areas. During the winter, it's about a 40 minute drive to the Sierra's for snowboarding or skiing. During the spring/summer, you can go to Lake Tahoe, either North Shore or South Lake and it is beautiful there. If you want to get some exercise, you can hike up to the N which is a great experience. Also, you could go downtown with some friends to the casinos or movie theaters.

    Food and Dining

    The DC Cafe and Store are not my favorite, however, you do get food bucks with your Wolf Card that is awesome and always seems to come in handy! The food that is offered on campus is exceptional, so I choose to go there when I can, rather than use a swipe at the DC. I say get the fewest swipes and most food bucks!

    Dorm Life

    I have met some of my best friends living in the dorms. Be open-minded about meeting new people and taking chances!

    Tips for prospective students

    For your freshman year, I advise staying in the dorms. It is a great way to meet people that will hopefully be your friends for life! When choosing classes and professors, go onto ratemyprofessor.com because this site is from students whom have previously taken them and are most of the time accurate, which is very beneficial.

    In three sentences

    The staff and professors are all extremely helpful and understanding. I love it here; it's a great place to get your education. All the people are really friendly, so it is easy to make friends.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe, but around the university is not that safe at night. Especially for young female college students. Make sure to stay away from walking alone on campus at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of fun clubs and activities introduced to students here at this university. Also the way that it connects students especially as a freshman is refreshing.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard Working students who like the outdoors. Also students from the west coast its easy to get cheap tickets to Reno, and close enough to drive if you are afraid to fly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are none that I know about as of now.

    Bang for the buck

    THere are multiple things that are expensive especially the out of state tuition, and most of the places to eat on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of outdoor activities that are fun such as hiking, fishing, and camping. Also there is Floating the River which is really fun. There are also a lot of activities that the University puts on over the course of the year and one can find plenty of enjoyment out of them.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is very expensive for the quality of food. Especially in the dorms. The quality of food is not that good for how much they charge.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, and a great way to meet new people. The Residential Advisors do a great job in connecting the new students to ease the nerves and shyness.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a very tough school especially some classes such as core humanities. CH is a GPA killer as some would say, but since most of the classrooms are not as big there is a lot of opportunity for 1 on 1 with your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to this University especially if your from Nevada because they love to keep their high school students in the same state. Therefore your acceptance chances are increased tremendously.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Reno is a great school for people who like the outdoors. The campus is very beautiful, and the campus is easy accessible. There are a lot of perks to attending the University of Nevada-Reno.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 206

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    In three sentences

    Based on what I've seen/heard about this school it seems great! The surroundings are beautiful! And they have a variety of courses and majors to choose from. :)

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 51 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This Campus needs more lighting & more security at night. In the winter, it gets dark and icy early, so watch your step!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some great choices.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone.

    What to do for fun

    Drink, concerts, video games, kayak, ski/snowboard

    Food and Dining

    A lot of decent but expensive choices here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are across a very busy street in downtown Reno. This really is not ideal and not cheap either.

    Academic Rigor

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    It's ok.

    In three sentences

    UNR is ok. Many improvements are still needed, such as heating and air conditioning in some of the ancient classrooms. Some of the professors are pretty good, but many seem uninterested in their students and lack motivation to actually teach.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 52 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty darn safe, but it always helps to have the right tools to take care of yourself. Located in Downtown Reno, Virginia Street sees it's fair share of gamblers and drunks, like the downtown area of most towns. However, Campus Police are ever-present, and send out safety alerts via text and email when something goes wrong on or near campus. Additionally, there is a campus escort service that will pick you up and drop you off on or withing a two-mile radius of campus if you are anxious about your safety during the day or the night, for free. If you see something go wrong or if you have a concern, it's easy to report to the city or the campus police.

    Greek Life

    Greek life abounds at UNR, but doesn't necessarily overrun campus if you don't want to rush or pledge. There are numerous fraternities and sororities present on campus, each representative of individual interests, and that make an active effort in getting their members ahead of the game. Many of these fraternities and sororities have houses within walking distance or even sight of campus, where meetings and events are held and where sisters and brothers can live and participate.

    Clubs and Activities

    So. Many. So many things to do on campus; like I've said before, there are clubs and activities for each and everyone, regarding any number of things. And, if there isn't a club for what you are looking for, ASUN makes it extremely easy to create your own!

    Great for these types of students

    There is something for every type of student at UNR; each and every person can find a place and a happy group of friends if they just look around. Campus is nearly overrun by clubs, sports, groups and activities constantly meeting and being played out. In fact, you might have to consciously work to stay out of one!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mackay Week is the best tradition - a week of abandon and fun right before finals, it is chock full of events that will help you de-stress and calm down while also having a blast. Another great tradition comes with the rivalry football game between UNR and UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Each time a touchdown is scored, the cannon is fired; the team who wins this game gets to keep the prestigious cannon for another year. At the moment, the Nevada Wolf Pack has won the last seven years in a row over the Rebels - a school best. The most noted location on campus to check out must be the Quad. At the center of lower campus, the Quad is home to UNR's oldest building: Morrill Hall. Ringed in centuries-old trees, this tranquil quadrangle of grass is home to buzzing student life every day. From a good place to study to a place to play frisbee or other games with your friends, the Quad is always there to bring a little bit of open space into a downtown campus.

    Bang for the buck

    What may be the best part about University of Nevada Reno, though, is it is extremely affordable. In-state tuition runs around $6,000, while out-of-state is a mere $19,000 - a far cry from some of the other closest schools, like much of the UC system. Nevada also awards scholarships to incoming students based on GPA and test scores for up to $16,000; UNR works hard to keep its education affordable.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun at Nevada, it's hard to know where to begin. Each fall semester kicks off with a Welcome Week, which amounts to an entire week chock full of free activities across campus. This includes bouncy slides and obstacle courses on the Jot Travis lawn, a club fair on the Quad, and t-shirt cannons in front of the Joe. Throughout the school year, ASUN (Associated Students of the University of Nevada) continues to put on events that get students out and participating in their school. This year I attended events like the Undie Run - where we wore old clothes and stripped down to donate them before running a 3K. The Spring semester ends with Mackay Week - a tribute to one of the school's top donators, John Mackay - where activities like those in Welcome Week are redoubled and expanded upon to kick off a great summer. Reno is also only 40 minutes away from Lake Tahoe, which in the summer is a beautiful place to swim and hang out on the beach, and in the winter is surrounded by ski resorts. On top of all of this, Nevada is home to a thriving Greek system - you will never want for things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The one thing that people always worry about is the food. Will there be food? What will it be? Is it actually going to be good? I can tell you, Yes and Yes. As far as the dorm food goes, it's delicious. Cooked in the giant Downunder Cafe, located under one of the residence halls, much of the food tastes home-cooked and the menus are changed daily. In addition to all this, there are always multiple meals being cooked; if you don't feel like roast beef or pasta, there is pizza in one corner, soup in another, and even Chinese food - all cooked gluten-free to accommodate health concerns and allergies. Beyond the residence halls, the student union and various other buildings around campus have coffee shops and businesses that sell food and drinks all day long. The Joe Crowley Student Union alone has a Starbucks, Keva Juice, Villa Pizza, Port of Subs, Panda Express and Einstein Brothers - all open all the time and ready to accept FoodBucks that come with a resident's meal plan in addition to regular cash and credit. You'll never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at UNR astounded me. Surfing the internet, applying to colleges, you hear veritable horror stories about living in the dorms, stuck with roommates that are better left in horror movies, walking into bathrooms that haven't been cleaned in years...UNR is not like that. Each of the eight student housing complexes is unique and friendly, with lounges, study rooms, laundry rooms, and all are close to the giant dining commons. In the complexes with public bathrooms, each is kept immaculate by a dedicated staff. Hallways and lounges are always clean. And, even better, in my experience everyone lived together peacefully and were friendly - not even one of the horror stories I'd heard came to life. Living in the dorms at Nevada enhances your experiences as a student - you are always on campus, ready to participate in events and available to study with friends whenever you feel like it.

    Academic Rigor

    Anything is achievable when it comes to the classes offered at UNR. Most classes are fairly small, and those classes that have large numbers of students in them are often split into smaller groups run by Teaching Assistants so that everyone has an equal opportunity to learn, ask questions, and review. Additionally, the school's online learning system, webcampus, makes it easy for professors to keep track of grades, make students aware of deadlines, and post assignments. As long as you have your goal in mind, it is extremely possible to make any grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking to attend the University of Nevada, Reno, there are only a few things I have to say - work hard and be positive about your abilities. Do your work on time, including filling out required forms and sending in paperwork; the quicker you have all your materials in, the quicker you are likely to hear back on important details like admission and housing. UNR looks for the productive and responsible, so prove that you are both!

    In three sentences

    UNR is a great school in a great town. At around 17,000 students, campus is not to big and not too small - you'll feel right at home as you stroll the traditional Quad or find a place to study in the brand-new Knowledge Center. Renowned for its academic rigor and affordability, University of Nevada, Reno is exactly the place to get any degree.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a MUST! I joined Greek Life as a Freshman and it was the best decision ever. You meet so many great people when you go Greek.

    Great for these types of students

    Every type of student.

    What to do for fun

    You can work out at the gym, watch a movie, hang out with friends, float the river, walk around downtown, the options are endless.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining here can be on point some days, but other days it doesn't taste that good.

    Dorm Life

    You meet so many people that you may stay close with your entire college career.

    Academic Rigor

    I say that the Academics here are not too easy but not too hard also. It just all depends on what is your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips is to join as many clubs and organizations as you can like Greek Life. It broadens your horizons and you meet many of new people and build connections. Also, be a social person it doesn't hurt to say hi or start a conversation with a fellow student.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada-Reno is very diverse. The people are great here and you will meet many new people and make friends. All the people here are very friendly and easy to talk to. The campus is beautiful during the Spring and Summer time.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 206

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    What to do for fun

    Football games, even if you don't like football. The energy is incredible. So much community.

    Food and Dining

    Needs to be changed more often and needs more vegetarian options in the DC. The Cantina is addicting and a few of the other little restaurants on campus are quick, convenient, and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Varies a lot depending on the hall, but there are consistently wonderful RAs. Always willing to help and support their residents, but also be mindful of your privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    Enough of a challenge to keep you going to class, but not to the point where you might start pulling your hair out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the campus tour, you'll fall in love. All other schools will pale in comparison.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. Gorgeous campus and friendly people. Plus, there's always something fun to do!

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 206

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    Campus Safety

    There are well-placed emergency buttons everywhere on campus, which, once pushed, call 911 immediately. Also, these have first aide kits within them. There is also a Campus Escort, which has a two mile radius around the school so students do not have to walk home after work or studying late in the library.

    Greek Life

    While I have not been involved in many activities concerning Greek Life, I am a part of the Music Fraternity for Women called Sigma Alpha Iota and it has been a lot of fun. However, we do not have a house and take breaks during winter and summer.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not a lot of school spirit, at least among the people I hang out with. But the club leaders are passionate about getting people to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Like I said, I am in the music program. If you want to perform, this school is not for you. If you are interested in music education, this is the place to go because they are so classically and theory based.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a candle ceremony at every orientation for freshmen and transfer students at which the students recite a pledge to keep good grades, maintain good attitudes, etc. There is a week dedicated to a man who basically funded the school for years and years when it first started in the 1800s called Mackay Week, and many students leave little gifts at the statue of the man that represent what they need help in during finals week.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive in general. But a lot of scholarships and loans are offered, and the professors are enthusiastic if they are teaching about their main subject.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown to the movies, restaurants and casinos. It's a lot of fun and not overly expensive if you go to the right places and watch how much you gamble.

    Food and Dining

    The main cafe has weird hours and does not always have the best variety and options.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Canada Hall for two semesters, and I loved the dorm, the dorm staff, and my roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the music department, and I have been challenged in many ways.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to save up for a car. It becomes really important. Be proactive and figure out class assignments a week before. Don't skip class and don't be late.

    In three sentences

    This university has quite a few programs to offer potential students, with professors who are extremely helpful and enthusiastic. While the city itself does not have much to offer, especially to one without a car, it is still an exciting place that offers many types of colorful people to meet. Overall, a great school.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 56 of 206

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNR students can opt to sign up for text message and email alerts whenever a crime happens on or near campus. I frequently see police officers around the campus. The residence halls also gave great advice for roaming about the campus at night. Areas of Reno, NV can be sometimes unsafe, but I always felt safe while on the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    UNR offers about a hundred different types of clubs. Needless to say, variety of clubs is not a concern. From religious organizations to feminist-empowered meetings to pro-environmental gatherings, UNR has it all. It even has a Quidditch club (enough said).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UNR boasts two rose gardens that contain every existing species of the rose flower. UNR possesses the second and third oldest still-functioning residences halls in the United States.

    What to do for fun

    UNR often provided activities that students can participate in without bending their bank account. For instance, the student government put on a full-fledged masquerade ball on Halloween that looked equivalent to a high school prom. They turned one of the ballrooms into an ice skating rink during finals week before winter break. The Residence Hall Association transformed the normally ordinary looking dining hall into a circus extravaganza with games, popcorn, and a decadent sundae bar. Any type of student can find something campus-related to do for fun at least once a week.

    Food and Dining

    UNR's meal plan system needs to improve. The dining hall offered way too many unhealthy choices and its buffet-style status was more harmful than appealing. It was hard to avoid gaining the freshman 15 because of the obligation to eat at the Downunder Cafe at least once a day. Instead, I'd like to see healthier, non-fried culinary options and more freedom to select a place on campus to dine.

    Dorm Life

    The UNR Residence Hall Association did their best to make dorm life a positive and interactive experience. Dealing with messy and loud roommates became frustrating once in awhile, though. However, that is really not the university's fault; they tried their best to find suitable roommates for applicants. Overall, it was a fun and interesting experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Each class was challenging in its own way. It sounds cliche, but it's true because some classes had difficult tests, while other professors' speed made it hard to take decent notes, for example. Even my choir class (which was essentially an easy A class) was tough to keep up with its academic rigor. However, staying on top of things was rewarding because I received high marks in every class. Not one of the classes made me feel likely to fail, and they all challenged me on an intellectual level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dealing with roommates can be difficult at times, but it's worth staying in a residence hall at least for freshman year to meet new people and be actively involved in the campus life. Study meticulously and don't miss out on the cool activities the student government puts on. A new start sounds fresh and exciting, but don't forget to be yourself and participate in only the things you feel comfortable doing. If time allows, become involved in a sport or an interest club to expand your horizons as a college student.

    In three sentences

    UNR is a fantastic university that has a lot to offer. My courses and professors have all been top quality, and the courses have been challenging yet not impossible to do well in. UNR offers a wide range of fun student activities at little or no cost.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 206

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    Campus Safety

    There are escorts that will take you around the campus and there is also a shuttle. Students are rather nice and as for me, I feel safe overall.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very involved here. The sororities and fraternities do a lot at this school and you can see them everywhere. They have parties and volunteer to help out the community and try to have a good time doing so.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs ranging from bible studies to the Queer student union. They accommodate to everyone's liking and if you want a new club you can have students with the same interests gather up and create your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Spirited and social

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We do have a lake on campus and there are many traditions here. Everyone goes to home games and we all know all the cheers. We also have competitions between the dorm buildings to see which lies on top.

    Bang for the buck

    You get an amazing educational experience here along with the many research labs and groups that they offer. It is inexpensive and definitely a great school to go to.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is fun when you have a night to go out. There are a lot of clubs on campus and social events that are exciting and keep you busy.

    Food and Dining

    The food can get tiring after a while but there are tons of places to eat on campus that offer better meals.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is incredibly friendly. The doors are always open for you if you want to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    So far it's not too hard. Just make sure to study and sit at the front of your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is large so invest in a pair of comfortable shoes and enjoy yourself.

    In three sentences

    The campus is large and there is plenty of space where you can go to study. It is a very diverse school and offers some of the best programs in the state.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Considering tuition is so inexpensive, and I don't particularly care for the poor teaching quality, I'd say this university is a steal.

    What to do for fun

    LAKE TAHOE. It's only half an hour away from campus and it's delightful. In addition, ski resorts are within an hour's drive. So you can have fun during the winter or the summer.

    Food and Dining

    The food options are great. If you are living in the dorms, though, most all foods served in the DC (Downunder Cafe) are fried, sugar-based, etc. and are definitely not healthy options. If you eat at the salad bar, you'll be fine.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for one semester (freshman year) and it was a blast! I met a lot of people and had a fantastic time. However, I did move out because they are ridiculously overpriced. Want to live away from home but stay close to campus? AND save money? Consider a house. There are many cwithin walking distance of the school.

    Academic Rigor

    This no Ivy League school, so it does not hold itself to those academic standards. If you want a challenge, and to have a degree that future employers trust, go elsewhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    There really isn't much to say regarding this. UNR has low admission standards, so it's fairly easy to get into. Receiving scholarships, on the other hand, with minimum admission, is not.

    In three sentences

    I am currently impressed with the overall university (setting, student life, etc.), but certain departments have left a bad taste in my mouth. For example, if you want to be a music major, or have anything to do with the fine or performing arts as a career, please consider another school. I am changing my major if not university due to this.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is campus security and campus escort offered once the sun starts to set. There are emergency contacts and phones all around campus to make sure that you make it safely home. While the campus is big, there is always a very nicely lit path that is safe.

    Greek Life

    Very prominent around campus, but you do not have to be part of it to be in the social part of school. They fund a lot of events and get a lot of kids to join. It seems fun, but it is expensive.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that students can take part in, and if you don't like anything offered, you can always start your own club. There is everything from ethnicity centered clubs, to food, art, major, music, community service, sports, and religion.

    Great for these types of students

    UNR is great for very social and independent students. If you can be structured and take care of your school work without being overwhelmed by all the new surroundings, you will be great at UNR. There is always a lot going on so it is easy to get distracted if you are not disciplined enough.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual tradition is the Beat UNLV Week here on campus. Reno has a really strong hate towards the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, simply because it is compared to it and UNR is clearly better. So the school has an entire week dedicated to activities that make UNLV look like the lesser school, all leading up to the UNR- UNLV football game. One of these activities is standing in the huge quad on campus and mooning the south, or mooning UNLV.

    Bang for the buck

    Referring to food, the meal plan kind of rips you off since each swipe is priced form 7-13 dollars, and sometimes all a person wants is some toast or cereal. Just as overall school experience though, it is a great school and one of the cheapest. So for the socializing and academic opportunities it definitely has more bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    The city and University are filled with activities throughout the day and night. There are movie nights, ice skating, snowboarding, skiing, bowling, concerts, parties, clubs, community service, sports, sporting events, hiking, biking, swimming, and a lot of outdoors activities offered. You can be part of clubs that do whatever activity you are interested in, or you can simply do them on your own with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has a good open schedule, but when it is closed the students are limited to just eating at their store which only offers fatty foods. The dining hall also has a good variety of food, but never really changes to a healthy menu. There are a few places in the Student Union to eat, but it is mostly fast food as well and it can get pretty crowded. Overall the food is good, but there could be healthier options.

    Dorm Life

    I highly recommend living in the dorms, if just for the first year, because it opens students up to new people and activities. It is very hard to not get involved if you are living with 30 other students. The RA's are all very friendly and make it a point to get to know everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is really based on the major you are taking. Your education is really what you make of it and how much you want to learn. Every professor is different and there may be one who gives an abundance of homework, while one just relies on tests and quizzes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start developing good independent study skills so that when you have to live on your own with no parent supervision you do not go crazy. It is important to balance your academic and social life since college is an experience not just an education. Make sure to also try and have an idea of what you might want to do for your future since you do not want to take pointless courses that just waste your money.

    In three sentences

    UNR has a beautiful campus filled with a variety of outdoor activities and socializing events. The school is very welcoming and has a variety of events scheduled throughout the year. There is a lot of people to meet and things to do.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at this campus. There is a constant patrol around the school by student cadets as well as these emergency stations where you can press the button and be instantly connected to 911.

    Greek Life

    There are a great deal of Greek Life influence on campus and activities that they constantly put on.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 Clubs at UNR. There is even a napping club!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UNR's rival team is UNLV, our neighbors from the south. Every year for football season, we have a week dedicated to beating UNLV called Beat UNLV Week. All week long, there are activities to promote the victory of UNR. One of the best events is called the Moon-Off where students gather in the quad, face south towards Las Vegas, and moon the south.

    What to do for fun

    My friends and I go downtown some days, down to the Truckee river, or to a movie by the river or on campus. There are many places to go for fun in Reno. we go bowling and skating sometimes as well. If there is something that you are looking for, Reno has it.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good to me most days. I come from a home that did not get much home cooking. My father was always working and when he got home was too tired to cook. Because of this, I have come to like just about most food. The Downunder Cafe has a lot of options and the dining menu is always changing.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm life is fantastic! The rooms are full of space and wonderful people. We even do weekly events with each other to make sure we meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging as well as interesting. Teachers push you to your full potential and want to see you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    This College is a wonderful place for any student. It is full of wonderful people that are willing to help you with any problem that you may find yourself in, as well as great people to chat with and make new friends. Classes are fantastic, whether big or small, the teacher will be there to help you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Reno is a lovely campus with an amazing staff and culture. I have only spent one semester here, but i can already tell that this school is the right one for me. I constantly recommend it to all of my high school friends.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When on-campus activities are going on, go to them! I've been to the majority and they have all been a blast. Carpool with friends to go skiing/snowboarding, go to parties with friends, play soccer or ultimate frisbee in the Manzanita bowl, go to the football and basketball games, hang out at the Wolf Den, go to Lombardi and work out, the amount of activities to have fun are endless.

    Food and Dining

    If you're on the meal plan the DC cafe gets kind of boring with their food options. The food still tastes good though! There are a lot of other places to eat on campus. In the Student Union they have a Port-of-Subs, Panda Express, Einsteins, and Starbucks. By Manzanita lake they have the Overlook that offers sushi, pizza, smoothies, coffee and burgers too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. You meet tons of new people and there's always something going on in the lounges. There are quite hours and so you don't have to worry about a whole bunch of noise all the time. If you're a freshman I would strongly suggest living in the dorms. Its fun to bond with your roommate and you become more involved with on campus activities.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel the academic rigor isn't that tough. you just need to stay on top of things and not procrastinate. Its a lot of work but its doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wear red, that's the color of the Rebels and its all about the Wolf Pack in Reno. Be flexible with your class schedules, sometimes they don't always work out the way you want them to. Try to attend all the events that are put on at campus. Its a great way to meet new people and have a good time. Try to sit in the front in big lecture classes. Take advantage of your professors office hours. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Reno is an amazing school. It has a positive campus atmosphere and there are many opportunities for you to meet new people. The school spirit is outrageous and there are many clubs and organizations that you have the opportunity to become a part of.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. There is a campus escort that will take you with-in a two mile radius of campus during the night. If you have to walk to your dorm or car after a late night class and don't feel safe you can call them and they will take you. It's a free service and anyone can use it. There are also blue boxes around campus with a speaker and button that will alert authorities if you need immediate help.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have so many clubs and activities to chose from. There are clubs from Taco Tuesday to LGBT clubs. There are athletic clubs and academic clubs. There are clubs for literally every person.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is fantastic for active students, studious students, athletic students, and basically any student. There is something there for everyone to do. I know most places say that, but University of Nevada, Reno really has it all.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your money's worth here. The education is great and the environment is amazing. I highly recommend attending if you're interested.

    What to do for fun

    It is right next to down town Reno so there are plenty of places to go. The river is a 20 minute walk away, circus circus is 10 minutes away and, if you're of age, a bunch of casinos are within walking distance as well. The campus itself has a bunch of activities to chose from and they are constantly putting new ones on.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is okay. Some things are good, some things are not so good. They have plenty of options around campus though if you're not feeling up to the cafeteria food. Food is food, and you can't really complain that much.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms. I met good friends and was able to have people close to me who I could study with and hang out with at the same time. I lived in the LLC my first year and all my roommates, suite mates, and people in my wing were in my major. We had most of the same classes and were able to work together on assignments. Dorm life can come with a lot of drama though. Staying out of it is the best policy.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major. My major is not particularly difficult overall. But, there are some classes, such as core humanities that is required by everyone, that require a lot more study time and work. Of course more difficult majors will have more difficult classes on average.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any school, be prepared to put all your effort in. The requirements are not unreasonable to graduate from the University and if you keep your focus you'll do fine. If you're living in the dorms, keep a level head. Drama is to be expected but learn to stay out of it.

    In three sentences

    The campus is amazing; modern meets classic with the first building still standing in the quad and the new high tech library and student union. I love how clean the campus is kept and how kind the people are. Most students and staff are respectful to others and the entire campus has a good environment.

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The whole campus is lit at night. There is a police force located on campus as well to protect students. At night, there are vans called campus escort that operate on and within a two mile radius of campus. There are also shuttle buses that run into the night as well.

    Greek Life

    There are 12 fraternities and 4 sororities. The girls need to get their act together or they'll all get kicked off campus. It looks like the boys are doing a lot better and they are growing.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is an area UNR is lacking. However, if you want to start your own club then there is plenty of room to do so. There are only 4 sororities left. I think fraternities are doing better in numbers though. Greek life is dying right now at that school and they may or may not make a come back. Luckily, Reno has plenty to offer for things to do so students will never be bored - even if they have to leave campus to do it.

    Great for these types of students

    I honestly think this school is great for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas is the rival school. Every year students gather during the week before the game for various activities including mooning the south. Another unique tradition is Mackay Week which includes mining competitions. John Mackay donated a ton of money to the school and helped it grow in the early 1900's. People will dress his statue up for Business week, Mackay week, and Homecoming week.

    Bang for the buck

    For the average cost of college these days, UNR has great quality for a low price.

    What to do for fun

    If you like to ski, snowboard, or sled, the Sierra Nevada mountain range is really close (about a 30-45 minute drive depending on where you go). You have access to Lake Tahoe, Boca Reservoir, the Tahoe River, and other great lakes located in the mountain range for the summer. Hiking is great too. When you turn 21, downtown has a lot to offer. There are a number of bar crawls that take place throughout the year, but the best is the Zombie Crawl. The city of Reno hosts a lot of events and concerts too throughout the year. On campus, the student government puts on a ton of alcohol-free events for students who can't drink yet or don't wish to. Sports events are free to students and everyone gets really pumped up for football and basketball games.

    Food and Dining

    The dining commons for the dorms has an excellent variety of quality food. I wish the student union had more to offer, but there are multiple places on campus to eat so people never have to go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are roomy and new! The food was great. I really enjoyed living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major. I was in the biochemistry and molecular biology degree and felt very challenged. The last year I spent in a lab doing real research.

    Tips for prospective students

    No matter what school you go to, go to office hours. If you don't understand something, then ask until you get it. You are paying them to teach you so make sure you get your money's worth!

    In three sentences

    This is a great university for finishing on time for a low cost. I have never been wait-listed for a class, and my class sizes were small. The professors were accessible and wrote me great letters of recommendation because they were able to get to know me.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the university has put in place many safety precautions around the campus. there are emergency phones conveniently located and an escort service to assist students returning from classes after dark.

    Greek Life

    in addition to the many clubs on campus there are also many diverse fraternities and sororities. the greek life on campus is also exceptional. they play a big role in the activities and involvement on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    as i stated earlier there are many things to do on the campus of unr. there is a club that will suit anyone's interest. if there is not a club that a student would be interested available it is easy to start up a club of their very own.

    Great for these types of students

    the university is essential great for all types of students. there is a place for everyone here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    some unusual traditions our campus participates in would be the painting of the 'n' located on the nearest mountain and the infamous rival game with the university of nevada, las vegas.

    Bang for the buck

    the institution was well worth the money i am currently paying. it is actually a bargain. you receive a quality education and a large college experience for a small university price.

    What to do for fun

    the institution is located in the biggest little city in america, and although from a distant there may not look like much to do for fun, but the city has many things to offer. not too far from the campus is lake tahoe, ideal for boating and water activities. there are always activities happening on campus and downtown, in addition to the great skiing in the winter months.

    Food and Dining

    the campus offers many different types of food. all of the establishments are easily accessible and affordable. they are also foods that college students would enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life at the is exceptional. there are a variety of dorms that appeal to different lifestyles' of the students. there is a positive environment where the students can interact and make a smooth transition from living at home.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor at the university is above average. the work load is not too easy, but at the same time it is not excessive. we are still able to learn and do well as well as be challenged at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    the biggest tip of advice i can offer to prospective students is to get involved. there are a plethora of activities and opportunities implemented for students to succeed. the current students, faculty and staff have access to resources that could benefit the futures' of those who seek it.

    In three sentences

    the university is a great institution with a great deal of things to offer scholars. it is staffed with teachers that are highly qualified, revered and love to teach. it also is home to an immense amount of school spirit.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    there are a number of sororities and fraternities on campus. although i am not in one at the moment, i have friends who are involved in greek life. from what i have heard, they have thoroughly enjoyed the bonding aspects and traditions. it is important to keep in mind the extra cost which comes with joining certain sororities and fraternities though. if this is more of a concern, there are also a few professional societies which tend to be less expensive and embrace more academic aspects.

    Great for these types of students

    the university community is great for individuals who like a smaller, tight knit, public campus. while walking around you are sure to see a few people you know, and the majority of students are laid-back. the campus is about 15 to 20 minutes long, with two great bus systems which also go into town. i feel completely comfortable on campus, and i like the fact that most people are not plugged into ipods or their phones. it also has solid academic programs. there are options for everyone, from tutoring facilities, an honors program, research projects, and athletics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    being one of the oldest schools on the western part of the us, unr upholds a number of traditions. the school does a great job of organizing and promoting these activities for incoming freshman. during orientation, students are introduced to a number of spirit related activities. newly admitted students attend the candle lighting ceremony, which is quite moving, and brings the class together as a whole. there are also a number of rituals which come with athletics. the annual moon off to our rivals, unlv which takes place right before the biggest football game of the year against them. during finals week of spring semester, the undie run occurs, which is a nice break from all of the strenuous studying.

    Bang for the buck

    one of the reasons i chose unr was due it's reasonable financial aspect. even though i am an out of state student, wue (western undergraduate exchange) has made the campus rates extremely reasonable, better than most instate california schools. for instate students, the millennium scholarship is available. another financial aspect to pay attention to is the cost of living. this often makes a huge difference in costs, especially from the information i have heard from my friends attending schools by the beach. while dorms, overall, tend to be pricey, off campus housing in reno is abundant and extremely affordable. from houses, apartments, dorms, rentals and sorority houses, there is a place for everyone. monthly costs tend to range from $300 to $500 per month.

    What to do for fun

    as in any college, there are an abundance of clubs and organizations on campus. there is a huge club fair on the quad during welcome week which displays all of the different outlets and niches you can get involved in. one thing thats special about unr is its location. i would say reno truly provides the best of both worlds. you are only a short walk from the city, and the abundant venues there, such as the knitting factory, outdoor skating rink, and several restaurant options. you are also just 30 minutes from the mountainous tahoe region. it is a wonderful to have the balance between the two environments. the school also has a good amount of sports. football games are a tradition here, accompanied with pregame tailgates and an abundance of spirit. something special about unr, is that students get free tickets to games.

    Food and Dining

    there is one dining hall at unr. it is located beneath argenta hall (which happens to be my dorm), and has a variety of options. the dining hall is very good at providing options to individuals with specific dietary issues. although i am located close to the hall, and don't have to walk outside to get there, i have heard that it is annoying to have to walk a while to get there. there are about 5 different food plans you can choose from, which you can change after a trial period at the beginning of the semester (if you find yours isn't working out). the dining plans here, also come with food bucks, which can be used at a number of on campus food venues. this is a great way to 'mix it up' and get something different then the dining hall (although its great at first, it does tend to get old after a while. overall, i have been very pleased with the food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    i have had a wonderful dorm experience. before school began, i applied for a living learning community (llc). i would recommend this program, or something similar, to all incoming freshman. in this community i was able to meet others who had similar interests and classes with me. we participated in several bonding activities, such as a meet and greet weekend before school started, where we bonded through various activities. it has been an amazing experience, i have met so many motivated and interesting individuals, and i love how i can walk through my hall, see doors open, and feel comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on your major and motivation, you can really adjust your schedule to meet different levels of rigor. i happen to be in a majority of science and math based classes, and have discovered them to be quite demanding, yet manageable. i have discovered that the pace of the college semester system is much faster then high school. professors tend to go over concepts once and expect you to review the material more on your own time. in same respect, you have less time in class and more time to study. in another way, i found a majority of my classes to be lecture halls of 100-200 people. if you are having trouble with a concept, it is on you to go into your professors office hours to ask for help--you don't always have the opportunity to do so in class. although it is a different learning environment in many respects, it is definitely manageable if you are motivated and there to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    when you first enter college, one of the most important things to do is maintain a balanced schedule. i found that setting up a planner, filled with all of my academic, social and personal commitments helped out a lot. it allowed me to better manage my time, and make sure i finished all of the assignments and other tasks i had to complete. another important thing to consider is community involvement. i was able to enter a living learning community in my dorm, where i was put on a floor with other like-minded individuals. overall, we shared similar interests, both academically and socially, and i found the experience quite rewarding. my last suggestion is to join a club or group within your major. it allows you to meet other people with similar interests, establish connections, and get a better view of your major.

    In three sentences

    the university of nevada, reno, houses a number of wonderful academic, athletic, and social programs which makes it a great environment for students interested in different aspects. the on campus, living learning communities provide support to first year students interested in more academic avenues. overall, the university is a cost effective campus, providing an abundant amount of resources and and opportunities to its students.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    free campus escort is a very viable option to travel during the night and later hours.

    What to do for fun

    reno is a wonderful place to be outdoors. forty-five minutes from lake tahoe, many places to hike, a river to float down during the summer, and lots of snow for skiers and snow boarders.

    Food and Dining

    the dorm cafeteria offers many options as well as the growing number of restaurants. the school is close to downtown reno with 24/7 options for food.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is highly dependent on which dorm you are placed in. with newer dorms being built the quality of living is increasing. friendly students add to the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    of course the academic rigor completely depends on the major. some classes are more difficult than others, and some require more time than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    pick a degree early and plan classes accordingly.

    In three sentences

    a school with good location and an increasing amount of students. sometimes this overall drive to increase its numbers leads to less quality in both professors and benefits. overall it is a good school with typical problems that every university faces.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus is always busy, and crime alerts go out on a timely basis to warn students of anything to be aware of.

    Clubs and Activities

    ieee has been very helpful, along with unr winter sports club

    Great for these types of students

    love the outdoors, engineering students, math students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that i am aware of

    Bang for the buck

    very affordable compared to most state colleges, and reno has reasonable apartments close to campus for competitive prices.

    What to do for fun

    skiing, swimming, gym, wall climbing. sporting events, social events, gambling downtown. concerts, plays, shows.

    Food and Dining

    the student union has great restaurants and cafes. many classroom buildings also have affordable, tasty, cafes also. i cannot comment on the dorm food.

    Dorm Life

    i have not lived in the dorms so i cannot comment on them.

    Academic Rigor

    thus far the school has been challenging enough to keep me busy, but the coursework has been appropriate and i have time for extracurriculars.

    Tips for prospective students

    the engineering departments have great funding and state of the art technology. the campus has been newly renovated and is very clean. don't be afraid to spend a few years in reno. lake tahoe is very close, with many things to do there when not in school.

    In three sentences

    university of nevada-reno is a division 1 school that offers many great opportunities without the large campus atmosphere. the campus is friendly and safe, with many activities to participate in. the teacher to student ratio is great, and the majority of teachers encountered thus far are more than willing to help students.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    there seems to be plenty activities inside and outside of school.

    Food and Dining

    there are plenty of places to eat on campus, and there is a good variety of selections to choose for dining.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are various in rigor. the school has classes that can push you as hard as you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    the most important thing would to be to reach out to the school, and show them you are interested.

  • 04/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus security and campus driving services so you always can get safely home.

    Greek Life

    there are many Greek options to choose from so if you're interested in the Greek then try a few out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs that have weekly meetings and are always welcoming more members. Also a lot of weekly campus activities

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the students that like to work really hard and play hard too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You must visit the Little Walldorf on the north end of campus, across Virgina Street.

    Bang for the buck

    UNR is a great school and anyone looking for a great career after school, there are always career fairs going on to help you find an internship or a job after graduation.

    What to do for fun

    There are activities all the time to check out and there is a huge gym when you are feeling lazy and want to do something. There are also free movie's on campus every Thursday night.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of great food and good prices for students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a little expensive but not that bad and the co-ed floors are pretty noisy.

    Academic Rigor

    The Engineering courses are hard but not impossible and the tutoring that is free on campus is a great tool if you have any unanswered questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    To get the full experience for the freshman year, i would live in one of the dorms then if you feel comfortable to, you can move into one of the close apartment complexes.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school to be a part of. There are so many things to do on campus and so many clubs. The engineering department is the best in the state.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University Police make me feel safe no matter what time of day I am walking around the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    All students. UNR has something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an great, affordable education.

    What to do for fun

    The recreation in the Reno-Tahoe area is may be some of the best for the outdoor enthusiast. I don't think it is possible to be bored while attending UNR.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for food and dining on the UNR campus and surrounded area. It is not hard to satiate any craving.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms. But from what I have seen it is nice.

    Academic Rigor

    There are great professors and the opportunity to learn is infinite. The scholar curriculum will challenge any prospective student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready for the winters and be prepared for all the recreation that UNR's surrounding areas have to offer. Campus life is great and you will definitely feel like you are involved int he campus community.

    In three sentences

    I love attending graduate school at the University of Nevada. Reno is a college town that brings in some high tier professors so that the students have great opportunities to learn their desired fields. The campus is beautiful and the collegiate atmosphere is second to none.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Amazing. They are so into it. Incredible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beat UNLV week, Greek week, and candlelit ceremony.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Reno and sporting events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many clubs as possible, join a Fraternity or Sorority, finish assignments early, and meet as many people and make as many friends as possible.

    In three sentences

    Big but not too big, crowded but not to crowded. Things to do everywhere. Safer then it looks.

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my friends, travel back home and local areas, I also enjoy pampering my dogs.

    Food and Dining

    They have great fast food such as Port of Subs, Panda Express, Starbucks, and other restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are great and so are the counselors. They will help you succeed in your classes. The school also offers free tutoring for math, science, and English. Some of the tutoring services are even available on the weekends.

    In three sentences

    I love the school, specially the Social Work program. I am from Los Angeles, CA and Reno, NV is a small city in comparison, but the school is wonderful, it has beautiful landscaping, and many activities.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    If you live in-state you pay in-state but Nevada has opportunities for residents in California, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, Alaska, Wyoming, and Oregon. Also when you pay your tuition some of your fees go to free tutoring for you which is awesome!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do for fun. You could go to every event they have on homecoming week, greek week, mackay week, and all the different clubs events too. There is always something fun to do and if not you make something fun to do yourself there is plenty of room around campus to do something.

    Food and Dining

    The DC or the Downunder Cafe is the cafeteria and it is very good! They new stuff every time you go downstairs but they give you the option to eat everyday food all the time. There are so many other places to eat on campus as well, they are just as good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms gives you the best experiences in every situation you can think of! You may find the most interesting people you'll meet in the dorms. You will meet people from all over the country and even the world. Don't be afraid about having roommates they could become great friends. Also, be ready to experience a family community each room, floor, hall and dormitory is a family.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too difficult to get in but the university does like students who apply themselves and one who really want to be here. I came in with a 3.4 and am now holding around a 3.2 GPA which is not bad but you have to work hard it is college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask alot of questions and any you can think of, no matter what there are no stupid question. Be ready for every season, we have them all. There is someone to help you in every subject, don't be afraid to go get help. Go onto ratemyprofessor.com and look at the professors we have because we have some of the best and helpful!

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada, Reno is an amazing school because the atmosphere is college life, the campus is a beautiful one and there are plenty of different types of students. There is always an activity, event, show, and anything you can think of going on, there's something to do all the time, plus they're all fun! Professors, classmates, Teacher assisstants, and anyone who is or has taken a class will give you help and an honest opinion on it.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are places to eat all over campus. You won't be lacking in variety with a little imagination.

    Dorm Life

    Quiet dorms are the best if you are a light sleeper. Try to room with a friend if you know one.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough, but there are plenty of people willing to help tutor or study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to interact with your dorm. Respect quiet hours for others. Don't leave off washing your dishes.

    In three sentences

    Very nice campus going by looks. Teachers are versatile and willing to help. Students are of a very wide variety.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY! STUDY! STUDY!

    In three sentences

    I love this University! It always feels like home and staff is very good!

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is campus escort who will take you to you car at night, which is awesome!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities people can join, its a wide variety, and I love variety.

    Great for these types of students

    ALL students :)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Something unusual but that I found intersting was all nations night SO fun, all the people from different cultures get together, they have food, dancing, and stories from thier culture.

    Bang for the buck

    College is always going to be expensive where ever you go.

    What to do for fun

    There are MANY different groups and organizations. From ethnicity groups to sports. Also we always have campaigns and other things going on on campus all the time.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many different choices. I have been to most food places at UNR and everyone is so friendly and smiles :)

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms before but friends I have met who live there really enjoy it.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone can always join activities on campus, family memebers, friends, and students :)

    Tips for prospective students

    If you show you are insterested and driven, you will have no issue. Ask for help! Our teachers and even students love helping eachother.

    In three sentences

    I absolutley love our Reno campus. The advisors are all very helpful and friendly, they respond to emails and messages very quick, they go beyond to help each individual, and they follow up whenever I have had an appointment. The students and teachers I have interacted with have all be very opening and welcoming, they make me feel like I belong.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    anything

    Food and Dining

    good.

    Dorm Life

    Fun.

    Academic Rigor

    hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard.

    In three sentences

    It has great teachers. It has great students. It has great buildings.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have Campus Escort service, campus cadets and security everywhere!

    Greek Life

    Can't comment, but I suppose it is pretty fun because of how many people that I know participate.

    Great for these types of students

    Science majors, Psychology majors, Environment and Literature specialty, people who like a small yet grand school atmosphere, and pretty much everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Moon off: We moon off, literally facing the South during Beat UNLV week, which is pretty amazing!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the games, free Thursday night movies, explore Reno, go to Tahoe and much much more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to make friends and mingle. Know that other freshman are just as lost as you, and if you are willing to, you have everything here at UNR to make your experience amazing!

    In three sentences

    The campus is lively and bright. The professors are helpful and very intelligent. The life in Reno is great.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Escort runs 7 days a week from 7pm to 1 am and picks you up/drops you off within 2 miles of campus to ensure your safety

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Undie Run is once a year and it's just what it sounds like: you run in your underwear, donating the clothing you had been wearing prior to the event. It's usually the day before finals week, so it relieves a bit of stress.

    Bang for the buck

    On-campus dining isn't cheap but it's what you would expect, and there's a lot to choose from. The student store has great prices for school supplies but school apparel is pricey.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club! Stay healthy and active and make friends at the gym. Explore the local community at the co-op and bike project. Roam the mountains of beautiful lake Tahoe and Pyramid. Maybe even take a short trip to San francisco!

    Food and Dining

    If you have any specific dietary needs they are happy to oblige. The food variety is extensive and caters to all types of eaters.

    Dorm Life

    the rules are lame of course, but every campus the nation over has the same rules to ensure safety. Without the dorms, I wouldn't have made the friends I cherish today.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers grade fairly, the work load is what you would expect of a college curriculum; don't let your social life ruin your academic capabilities. BUT have fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to explore yourself: Reno offers many opportunities to grow and expand and the school has a great variety of clubs and organizations to help you find your family.

    In three sentences

    UNR is the perfect sized college with a lot of care taken in lawn maintenance and design, giving you a real sense of academia as you walk to class. The location in Reno itself allows you to explore the city and find your niche in the community, regardless of your mode of transportation. The students and teachers care about their positions and responsibilities and everyone helps others achieve their goals.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have an outstanding campus security! There is also campus escorts to get you to your car or if you live close enough, to your home. There are security alarms in several areas on campus and they are always available if needed.

    Greek Life

    Was not a part of Greek life, but really enjoyed watching the students becoming a part especially the incoming freshmens.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 120 clubs on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Medical students, Engineering, Journalists and Social Workers just to name a few.

    Bang for the buck

    The students and faculty work together in every area on campus and off. The faculty value their students and want to help each student become successful in their years at this campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are movie nights and basketball games, football is a big thing with tailgating included. There are productions in theater and dance. There are student lounges and hangout areas to enjoy other students.

    Food and Dining

    There are some awesome eating spots on campus and arpund campus. I would say that the food was great!

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a very challenging, but rewarding academic venue. There were a good selection of classes offered for over 100 degrees, whether going for a BA or MA.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip s for prospective students is to use all of the resources offered, join clubs so you can become an active voice, and if you want to be successful go to all of your classes.

    In three sentences

    This was my first year and I can tell you it was a top notch university. They had the best leadership and faculty imaginable. I would rate the University of Nevada-Reno in their standards and values a 10.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This page says it all http://www.unr.edu/student-life/nevada-traditions

    Bang for the buck

    It is really worth it, Mostly for Nevada residents. It's a cheap and amazing university, One of the lowest costs.

    What to do for fun

    Ski during the winter, Swim in the lake during the summer, and hike around the mountain areas.

    Food and Dining

    The have a buffet of food. I loved it.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing!! i loved the dorms. It's such a great way of meeting new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Th professors and all the faculty seem like great people.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live in Las Vegas or in California and they have a Nevada bound Trip, You should go for it. One of the best experiences is touring the campus.

    In three sentences

    The first time i laid eyes on the campus i fell in love. It's a really fun a nice experience visiting the university. I loved it so much that I decided that, this is where i want to spend the next four years.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun I would suggest looking into Greek life, going to tahoe, snowboarding, ect.

    Food and Dining

    There is many places to eat around campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are difficult, but help is everywhere around campus to help one succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students planning on attending this University should be prepared to have a great time, not only in school, but out of school as well.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Reno is a beautiful campus full of welcoming professors, staff, and students, that made my first year of college more memorable than I even imagined. The buildings, such as the Knowledge Center, are beautiful and make the college experience great. I wouldn't want to graduate from any other school.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police department on campus and the student government put of tons of great safety programs. I love campus escort where you can get a free ride to or from campus at night. I have always felt safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I was not involved, but had lots of friends who were. Beautiful houses and lots nice people.

    Clubs and Activities

    I joined Circle K, Nevada Ambassadors, Relay for Life, and the Environmental Action Team. So many different clubs you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for ANY student. I love the diversity of students on campus. I have met people from all over the world from every type of background. It is amazing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many cool traditions since the University has been around since 1874. I love providing offerings to the Mackay statue before finals and watching the Wolf pack beat the Rebels each fall for the Freemont cannon.

    Bang for the buck

    Amazing value. I got an amazing undergraduate degree without going into debt. One of the most affordable nationally ranked tier one institutions out there. Worth every cent.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I would go to the free movies, free concerts, and other events on campus. I also love spending time in the city of Reno and up at Lake Tahoe. My friends and I would have no classes on Fridays and would either go up to a Tahoe Beach or float down the Truckee River. In the winter there is snowboarding and tons of other neat things on the river walk.

    Food and Dining

    As someone with special diet concerns I was impressed with the food on campus. I never had a problem getting excellent meals at a decent cost. The down-under is amazing and I love the food court in the Union.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus two years, Manzanita and Nye. I absolutely loved it. The food was great, always cool activities going on, great places to study, and I met my best friends living there.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but Nevada student success programs give students the opportunity to exceed. Very rewarding courses with amazing and helpful professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, get a job on campus, use academic success resources, and go to as many athletic events as possible, even if you're not the biggest sports fan. Also get to know the amazing professors and faculty.

    In three sentences

    Best University Ever with an amazing college experience. Nevada has changed my life for the better and helped get me on track for a great future. Proud to be a Nevada Alum.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I honestly feel safe on campus. We have blue lights that have emergency phones and a button you can push and campus security will be there as soon as possible. Whenever anything happens on campus, security will send you and email that will let you know the current details of the situation.

    What to do for fun

    As long as you are involved on campus you will never run out of things to do for fun. There is always an activity or sporting event going on during the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    I ate on campus when I lived on campus and I would not say the food was terrible or anything. I am not comfortable rating the food and dining quality because I do not eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms the first semester of my freshman year. I would definately say as an incoming freshman you need to live in the dorms. You have the opportunity to meet so many new people, just like college should be.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class I have taken so far with UNR is just the right level of challenge. All my professors have been friendly and knowledgeable in the subject they teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved wherever you can. Have fun but study hard!

    In three sentences

    Reno is the perfect distance from home, not too close but not too far either. The people and environment on campus is warm and inviting. It feels good to be apart of the community.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The best thing about UNR is that there are always activities. Football games, basketball games. We also have many clubs such as flag football, Stay Green, music, theatre, art and many more different clubs and activities. And If you're not a big fan of sports we also have activities at the Joe Crowley Student Union. We also have a gym if you want to work out. The campus is beautiful we have a quad where you can play frisbee, tan, and read. We have a lake where you can watch the ducks. There are many sorority and fraternity event on and off campus during the school year. Many include BBQ's, dances, or parties. It is important that at UNR you have an educational experience as well as a social experience.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is extremely important for college students, especially students living in the dorms. The food and dining is all around campus. UNR has dining from Port of Subs to the cafe. It is important to UNR that the students always have food to eat. The food is always spectacular and affordable for college students.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is an amazing experience especially for freshman. I have lived in the dorms for three years. It is important for incoming freshman to live in the dorms because it gives them the opportunity to live on their own without being forced to live in the real world. The dorms give the students a window of opportunity to meet new people and have their own life.

    Academic Rigor

    UNR is a very accurate school. The professors work hard to give their students all of the information they need to succeed. It is also important to know that many teachers allow their graduate student to help teach. Which is very important for academics. When graduate students teach it helps them learn more about the subject at hand, and gives them the opportunity to influence future graduate students. Some of the classes can be difficult and can be attentive but the teachers are always there to help. It is important that when you go to college you have a challenge. The only way to learn and fully understand what you are studying is to have a little bit of a challenge. However, the strictness and difficulty level in the academic system at UNR depends on the levels of classes that you take. Overall, University of Nevada, Reno's academics are demanding but the reason for that is to make sure the student succeeds in every way possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students. If you are an outgoing person or what to become more social than UNR is for you. If you want to learn and be successful in the future than UNR is for you. Whether you are the smartest student or not, UNR is accepting of everyone and the professors as well as students work to help everyone achieve their highest goals in life.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada, Reno is a very accepting school. The professors and students are all accepting of everyone. You always learn more than you expect at this school.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Sorry...not my style.

    Great for these types of students

    All students!

    What to do for fun

    Lake Tahoe for winter sports in the winter and hiking and mountain biking in the summer. Many other lakes are around within a close distance as well.

    Food and Dining

    Many choices are available for a variety of good and even healthy foods.

    Dorm Life

    living off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to make appointments with advisors in plenty of time. Make sure to apply for FAFSA and other financial assistance long before the due date.

    In three sentences

    I am very pleased with the ability to receive tutoring when needed without an additional fee. The campus is easy to navigate. The library is state of the art.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's your typical criminal activity. There are campus police and the monitor the campus. They are pretty quick to assist if needed.

    Greek Life

    There are quite a few fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multiple clubs and activities. If there isn't a club that you are interested in you have the option of starting your on club as long as you can fit the guidelines. The activities for the clubs are fun and really try to promote students getting together and getting to know each other.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that love to go outdoors and have a great time. There are a lot of students that communicate and promote student unity. This is a great place for an outgoing student who loves to have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a lot of really great events that go on, but I wouldn't call them unusual traditions. They are just good fun. There are also fun events all summer long like the rib cook off.

    Bang for the buck

    This would depend on what you are looking to do. If you compared the prices of this college with others it is a bang for your buck. The price of living here however is not. It is in the medium to high price range to live. If you are a student living in student housing or apartments it can prove to be a little less costly.

    What to do for fun

    I feel that the college is always trying to promote fun events and there are lots of different groups to join. A lot of the events are announced on campus so that you can meet and get to know a lot of your peers. In Nevada in general there's a lot to do like hiking, going to Tahoe, and skiing.

    Food and Dining

    I really like the food choices they have made. If you don't like anything on campus there are a lot of choices really close to walk or drive to. However, the selection on campus is very diverse. There is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but they have built a lot of very nice new facilities. A friend of mine lived in the dorms, and I got the impression that everyone hung out and were very friendly to each other. There are older dorms too those may not fit the quality of life some expect.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a high expectation in most classes and programs to produce a higher level of learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a good idea of what your interests are and see if you can email some instructors to get a good feel of what's expected. You can do this by asking to see a syllabus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Reno is an excellent school depending on which program of choice you are going for. Due to the budget cuts the school has cut a lot of programs so make sure you choose a program that still exists or will exist for sometime. They have an excellent psychology program and I would recommend anyone who is interested in psychology to look into it.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life here is amazing!! I am in a Fraternity and i have had the time of my life. The different events that are planned, socials, trips its just the whole college experience and greek life at UNR sure gives it to you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have tons of traditions from the wine walk, zombie walk, santa walk stuff like that. On campus we have tons of school pride and when we play against UNLV for the cannon one tradition is everyone donating red pieces of clothing for blue ones and burning the red ones.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything on campus is very affordable and not to elaborate and un reachable. You will definitely get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do for fun. You could join a fraternity or sorority. Summer time the river is the hot spot. Winter time snowboarding and skiing is the thing to do with huge discounts to students.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many choices for everyone different taste in food. There are over 3 different dinning areas in which you will find choices from chinese to italian to subs.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms but have friends that did and they really liked it. They got to socialize and meet a huge amount of people and friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are amazing here. Depending on what you are going for the professors are always there for the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to have fun and learn new things. This school is amazing and the technology it offers you in the class rooms is top rate. The campus it self is beautiful and something you will enjoy on the daily basis walking to class.

    In three sentences

    It is really an amazing school. A lot of resources for different types of academic choices available to everyone. An open environment to be who you are and meet different people.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to go for fun ranging from coffee places, gyms, swimming, and etc.

    Food and Dining

    Good food, but try avoiding the freshmen 15 myth

    Dorm Life

    Interesting experience, it is a must do when attending UNR. Very fun

    Academic Rigor

    Classes range from easy to hard, depending on the professor

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and get everything in order before orientation

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada - Reno is a vary diverse school, students who wish to be exposed to many different aspects of life should try UNR.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Always see security there to help. I never feel unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Cheer leaders are amazing!

    Bang for the buck

    I am an in-state student. With a few scholarships, and all the payment options; it's easy!

    What to do for fun

    Games and events are always happening. Student life is the best. Parties, parties, parties.

    Food and Dining

    I am not really sure yet. Everywhere i have been to is great!

    Dorm Life

    You always feel welcomed and safe. There are so many different dorms to chose from so you are sure to get one that is right for you.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a place where you can CHOSE to succeed academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a club or activity to participate in.Get to know the staff. Work hard, and play hard!

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful. Student involvement is huge. Wolf Pack such amazing school spirit!

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The University has many eateries and cafes that students can choose from, most accepting food bucks which students pay for when they apply for dorms. One eatery is conveniently located within the dorms where students can just walk downstairs and eat at.

    Dorm Life

    The campus offers 7 dorms on campus; each with it's own focus group and special activities and living conditions for students living in the dorms. The University offers dorms available for incoming freshmen, upperclassmen, a substance free dorm, and male/female only dorms. The dorms host many events throughout the year, promote a community sense, and have the convenience of living on campus near classes.

    Academic Rigor

    For students wanting to go into the fields of sciences (particularly the Geological ones), engineering, social sciences, and medicine, the University is certainly the place to obtain the skills necessary to go into the fields. At the same time, the professors will challenge students with intense studying and research, but in the long run, will help the students in learning the necessary skills of the field.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Reno is certainly one of the most beautiful and academically successful school in the west. The campus and it's architecture is stunning and breathtaking, and a sense of unity is promoted in every aspect. Not only does the University excel in academics and studies, but also in extracurricular activities and sports.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I'm not into Greek life. It's just not for me and most of the people I meet who are Greek definitely fit into the unpleasant stereotype that frat boys and sorority girls carry. That said, there are of course some really cool people.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or something. Or make friends and just bum around Reno, maybe go to the river.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work and go to class.

    In three sentences

    It's actually a pretty good school. The campus is beautiful and the classes are alright. I don't regret studying here.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students get notifications from the campus police whenever there is an incident. We have a lot of Emergency Towers so that just in case you need to get help right away, you press a button and the police will be on their way. There is also a Campus Escort system where a driver will come pick you up and take you within a two mile radius.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great for those who want to make a lot of friends for life. If you are worried about getting hazed, you shouldn't because there is a strict No Hazing policy and those caught hazing get their charters revoked.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student will do great here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before the UNLV vs University of Nevada game, the students will join on the quad and we moon Las Vegas.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a ivy league school education at about a third of the price of Harvard.

    What to do for fun

    There are free movie nights on Thursdays, you can go to the quad and hang out with friends, go to the football games, and play intramural sports. There are too many activities to name because the campus is always throwing an event.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of different places you can eat. There is Chinese, Vietnamese, American, Italian, and a bunch of coffee shops. All of the food is delicious!

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but I did eat there on occasion and the food is pretty good. From what I heard from friends is that dorms are definitely the way to go for your first year.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to be able judge if you have the time for the amount of credits you take. There is a saying that you can pick two of the following options: Sleep, Good Grades, and a Social Life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely live in the dorms your first year, I wish I had because you'll make friends instantly. If you don't like your first semester, I suggest checking out Greek life and seeing if it's right for you.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada-Reno is the place to be! It is technologically advanced, student orientated and an ivy league school without the ivy league status. You'll always find something to do on campus.

  • 07/18/2012

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    What to do for fun

    Of course everyone knows that Reno has casinos, but what many people don't know is that those casinos contain plenty of non-gambling entertainment. Try the $3 cinema or the bowling stadium at the Grand Sierra or the arcade at Circus Circus. Additionally Reno hosts Air Races, Balloon Races, Classic Car shows, Motorcycle festivals and BBQ Rib cookoffs, as well as many other events.

    Food and Dining

    There is quite a variety of foods available here. Reno has some of the best sushi you'll find in a landlocked state

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms, but from what my friends tell me the dorms here are pretty great. They just built a new dorm building a few months ago as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough but the professors care about their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and walk around campus. There's a feeling you'll get from the mixture of classic and modern architecture. The university is old but modernized with state-of-the-art technology

    In three sentences

    UNR is a great school for students studying science disciplines. The campus is beautiful and conducive to a solid learning environment. The smaller student body makes certain that no student feels lost in the shuffle.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The Underground has good food

    Academic Rigor

    good

    In three sentences

    I am very happy with what I have see in the way of dorms, library, and overall feel for spending the next 4 years of my life at this University!

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Awesome!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all types of clubs and activities on campus. The hard part is making the time to be a part of all of the recreational activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who which to achieve an admirable degree from a very credible University with a beautiful location!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the N! Every year freshman hike the mountain and spray paint the N for Nevada in the rocks!

    What to do for fun

    All kinds of stuff! Obviously there are many ski resorts near by! But, the University is also very close to downtown Reno which hosts all kinds of cool local events. Floating down the river is always fun in the summer and I would definitely recommend visiting the ice rink in the winter!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you plan ahead of time to get in the classes that you want! That way you can also plan a more ideal class schedule, with class times that work best for you! This will prevent some serious stress once the school year begins.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Reno is an academically challenging and rewarding place to study. It is also an affordable option for Nevadans. The beauty of the campus draws students in while the spirit-filled student body unifies the community.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are good about patrolling the universty. There are also a number of blue calling towers for emergencies.

    Clubs and Activities

    Quite a few choices when it comes to clubs and activities. The clubs cover anything from Accounting to University Republicans

    Great for these types of students

    One who wants a good balance between activities and academics. UNR also has a good research atomosphere for students of different levels.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is McKay week, an underwear run, and howling at the moon just to name a few.

    Bang for the buck

    Still lower in tuition than most schools in the region.

    What to do for fun

    There are movie nights throughout the semester. Also, they give out free student tickets to games. If you want to go downtown Reno has its own climbing wall on a former hotel downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Could be better for the price you pay It is way too expensive. The food quality needs to equal the price.

    Dorm Life

    I don'r live in the dorms, but for those that do there are many activities for those who live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Actually, three and half stars. Some programs are more rigorous than others. The engineering program takes more time than most.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early if you want to live on campus. It just recently filled up. Also, freshmen should take advantage of the student governments student center.

    In three sentences

    There are many good programs at UNR. The Anthropology program has some good professors with lots of experience. They are willing to help you where needed.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    You can join a variety of clubs and organizations. They even have an on-campus gym!

    Food and Dining

    There meal plans are kind of expensive, but worth it.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in my dorm yet!

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty good & hopefully the classes aren't too full.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid, even though the real world and college seems scary.

    In three sentences

    I think that it has a beautiful campus. Their staff is excellent and very resourceful. They help you transition from high school to college.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UNR has a moderately safe campus, but itis all about being smart. Never walk alone at night, and if you have a night class make sure to walk home with someone. UNR also offers a service called Campus Escort which will drive you anywhere within the campus parameters for free!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life plays a major role at UNR. Much of the student body is made up by students who decided to go Greek. The Greek community also plays a major role in hosting fun events on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a plethora of clubs and activities at UNR. You just have to find the ones that are right for you!

    Great for these types of students

    UNR is great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One fun tradition at UNR is the campus Undie Run. Students strip down to their underwear and run across campus and then donate the clothes they were wearing to charity.

    Bang for the buck

    UNR is a very affordable school, and getting a good education is worth the money. UNR also offers a variety of grants and scholarships if you need help paying for school.

    What to do for fun

    UNR almost always has something going on for students to get involved in. There are many events put on by the school that allow students to get together and take a break from classes and just have fun. There are also many clubs and organizations at UNR such as Greek Life, so if sororities or fraternities interest you, this is a great school.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining options at UNR. When living in the dorms you have the option of eating in he Downunder Cafe which is the cafeteria. There is a wide variety of foods to choose from, so it is very easy to find something you like. There are also many restaurants located on campus such as El Cantina De Lobo, Panda Express, Einstein Bagels and many more.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at UNR is a great experience. You get the opportunity to meet people that are new to college life just like you. It is a great opportunity to make new friends, join clubs and become more involved at UNR.

    Academic Rigor

    How much work you put into your academics is exactly what you will get out of them. If you stay focused and work hard you should have no problem getting good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Chose a major that you are interested in. You can always change your major, but you first year will go buy much more smoothly if you are taking classes that truly excited you.

    In three sentences

    UNR is a great university. A variety of courses are offered at UNR and there are many majors to chose from. The campus is absolutely beautiful and there truly is a sense of unity among the students.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is amazing. There are on campus police at all times, as well as areas all around campus to report a crime by pressing a button and speaking directly to authorities through the intercom.

    Greek Life

    There are numerous amounts of fraternities and sororities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    As aforementioned 100s of clubs as well as the possibility to create your own with 10 signatures and it will be funded by the school's student body government.

    Great for these types of students

    Medical, Journalism, Engineering, Marketing, etc. As well as International.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual and my personal favorite tradition on campus is The Moon Off. In this tradition students all gather on the schools quad and drop their pants and moon the south targeted at the in-state rival UNLV.

    Bang for the buck

    Bang for the buck is probably the best part of the University. You get to attend a top tier school with awesome medical, engineering, and journalism programs for one of the lowest tuition's in the country.

    What to do for fun

    At the school there are always events going on like Casino Night and talent shows. Also there are over 100 clubs on campus you are almost guaranteed to find a club that sparks your interest but if not you can always create your own!

    Food and Dining

    The Downunder Cafe is a wonderful buffet style cafeteria in the school that offers anything from cereal and other breakfast foods to pizza, hamburgers, and other comfort foods each and every day.

    Dorm Life

    As a dorm resident, I can honestly say that the atmosphere and community within the dorms is unlike anywhere else. The residents are all good friends and hang out together. Also, there are always events and games in the dorms to help people get to know each other and I can say from these events I have made a lot of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Nevada-Reno is very big on academics! As aforementioned the professors really take care of their students and make sure that they understand the topics at hand. There are also multiple resources that are specifically intended on helping you with coursework such as the library, writing and math centers, and tutors.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students make sure that you have taken your SAT/ACT and have done well that way you are able to start in higher classes. If you have taken AP tests and done well you can already gain college credits while still in high school. The last tip is to finish strong in high school and get ready for the totally new experience that is college.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Reno is a fantastic school for anyone! I would give this school a 10/10 because the area is fantastic, the professors are great and care about the students, and the people are friendly and engaging. I highly recommend this school to any student looking for a great school.

  • 08/04/2012

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    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking to save money....Seems like a place to go.

    In three sentences

    The tuition seems really good price

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    With in-state tuition, UNR's cost stays very manageable while being a great school to go to for a mechanical engineering degree.

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do both on campus and off campus. Football games, skiing, kayaking...

    Food and Dining

    There are many great places to eat on campus, such as the Downunder Cafe, or even Panda Express.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are incredibly nice, my only complaint is that the ones I stayed in didn't have a kitchen.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard from many students that the course load at UNR is manageable, but definitely challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is the kind where getting accepted is the easy part, finishing is what's difficult.

    In three sentences

    UNR is situated in the beautiful town of Reno, NV. It is close to downtown as well as the mountains and multiple lakes. The campus has great facilities for student use.

  • 08/06/2012

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    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few places throughout the campus where one can stop to get a snack or sit down and dine. There are some food stands near buildings for easy access to a snack when going to class if you're in a hurry. The foods varies from delis to Chinese food or one can also go to the down under cafe.

    Dorm Life

    There are several buildings on campus which are dormitories. They are all nice places to stay at if one chooses to live on campus. The living cost varies depending in which dorm one chooses to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    The standards vary depending on the major in which one wishes to pursue in. This university helps all its students try to achieve their goals and offers many fields of studies. Most standards are set by the student and its up to them whether or not they want to reach those standards.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Reno is a great college fit for students who want to go to a university that doesn't have too many students but also doesn't have a low number of students who attend. It has a great learning environment and has some great spots to go visit near by when one doesn't have classes. On the most part it is up to the student and what they make of there life while attending this university.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had any problems walking around late night. All officers and students in training are pleasant and professional to everyone they encounter.

    Greek Life

    Plenty, you can hear them from your dorm room a mile away.

    Clubs and Activities

    You could fill out an entire phone book with everything you can be involved in. From intramural, Greek life, sports teams, and dozens of clubs. Also clubs based on your specific major as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who has an open mind will love to be here. If you're here to just party then you won't last.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every home football game the student body dresses up the statue. Freshman go up to the hills and redo the R sign for Reno.

    Bang for the buck

    Depends if you get the WUE for out of state kids. If you get it, definitely a great school. If you don't it's pricey at 25K per year.

    What to do for fun

    Lombardi gym has tons of intramural sports, pool, gym, rock climbing. My favorite thing to do is to go to Tahoe and snowboard, hike, fish, swim and be with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Fat cafeteria with just about everything you could ever ask for.

    Dorm Life

    Like I said, find good roommates and it's awesome. All the room advisers are great and there's always something going on.

    Academic Rigor

    They challenge you tremendously. They want you to leave no stone unturned. But if you keep at it, it's all worth it. The library and media center that University Nevada Reno is amazing. There are hundreds of computers that all students are able to use included with high speed internet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to have a car, because there's not much around campus. Find a good roommate I cannot stress this enough. Finally, find an activity with a group of people who you enjoy being around and stick with it.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful school for the outdoors person, or for someone wanting to be challenged academically. I would recommend this place to everyone. You will be taught everything you need for your major and have fun doing it.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tons and tons of activities that you don't want to miss out on.

    Food and Dining

    Also expensive, but easy to use. Has a lot of choices for people with food allergies

    Dorm Life

    Its way too expensive but definitely safe and a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    You can obtain any major in four years, depending on ur credits.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the ACT & the SAT don't only take one. You could get a better score and qualify for WUE maybe.

    In three sentences

    Take the ACT if you are trying to qualify for WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange discounted tuition). If you don't get WUE don't live on campus it's WAY cheaper elsewhere! Call and do all the research possible before missing admissions deadlines.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are a big thing on campus and offer a lot of different activities. From a napping club to becoming a Nevada Cheerleader the possibilities are endless. In addition to the existing clubs, if there's something you want added to clubs you can just go and propose your idea for a new club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some traditions included a Beat UNLV week. Nevada and UNLV being one of the biggest rivals in college sports has a week full of events to help rally up the fans and support our teams to the win.

    What to do for fun

    With Lake Tahoe being just around the corner and the snowy mountains too, the list of things just goes on. From skiing to wake boarding, to a napping club and athletic center there is never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall offers a wide variety of food and a buffet style menu. The dining hall also has healthy, vegetarian, and fast food choice items.

    Dorm Life

    Every single dorm has some sort of tradition behind it. From dorm festivites, to themed parties, and movie nights the droms offer incoming students what college is all about.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class is setup to exercise your mind, and for you to do more than just read in a book all day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Relax, and don't stress yourself out. College, along with high school is suppose to be the best time of your life.

    In three sentences

    If you're looking for a college that's close to home, but still a good distance then this is the place. The school holds very strong traditions and gives you that independent feeling. Nevada is not only a Tier One school, but also the oldest in Nevada.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    UNR has an amazing community atmosphere in a wonderful location. You are 30 minutes away from world class skiing, hiking and backpacking areas and Lake Tahoe is not much farther. No matter what you are interested in, you can always find something that you are interested in.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UNR is big on student safety. They have around-the-clock security that sends out e-mails to students regularly on safety tips. They also notify students instantly via e-mail if there are any incidents that we should know of. The university also has a free campus transportation service for all students during the evenings.

    Greek Life

    UNR has a large Greek body; Rush week is huge here, and Greek events happen constantly throughout the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have many clubs and activities where club leaders and activity planners are constantly looking for students to get involved. You will always find something going on while walking around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    UNR offers a great variety of fields of study, ranging from engineering, to dance. I definitely recommend that you look at their website to see if this would be a university that fits you. And if you enjoy sunshine, snow, lakes, and mountains, Reno has it all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a very old, beautiful quad that dates back to the 1800's. This is a popular place for students to study, play frisbee, or simply to lay in the grass.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition at UNR is relatively cheap, even for out of state students.

    What to do for fun

    If you like snowboarding and skiing, Reno is ideal! Within an hour drive, there are a handful of acclaimed ski resorts, such as Northstar, Heavenly, and Squaw Valley (this resort hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988). During the summer, hiking in these mountains is beautiful; there are a number of lakes that are also within an hour's drive, including Lake Tahoe. Boating, floating the Truckee River downtown, or swimming at a lake are all common summertime activities.

    Food and Dining

    Aside from our popular dorm cafeteria, we also have a number of small food joints, such as the Panda Express, Pub N Sub, Pizza Hut, and Subway. We also have Pete's Coffee, the Overlook Cafe, Starbucks, Seattle Coffee and some great off-campus cafes.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in the dorms my Freshman year and it was the best decision in terms of building a foundation of great friends. Our dorm staff is wonderful in reaching out to make everyone feel at home, and we have a great cafeteria. Within the last six years, two large dorm buildings have been built because of the popularity of dorm life here at UNR.

    Academic Rigor

    UNR has high academic standards and professors that are experienced in their field and in class instruction.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get involved in student life as much as possible! UNR has a great student union, a variety of clubs, and many student activities throughout the school year. Also, get to know your professors; they are always willing to help out.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Reno is a great college that has a lot to offer. Their variety of fields are matched with excellent professors, with most classes small enough that is it easy to receive individual help from instructors. The location is also great if you enjoy snow sports, hiking, and swimming!

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Reno is a pretty quiet town, but there are plenty of campus/dorm activities to attend.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots and lots and lots of places on campus and in the residence halls to eat, and downtown is just a ten minute walk away if you find yourself to be tired of on-campus locations, so your options are pretty plentiful.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter student, so I honestly couldn't tell you how dorm life is. All of my friends who live in the dorms love it, and they seem to be more socially connected to the campus than I am.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a liberal arts student and I've mostly just taken general education courses and I haven't come across anything particularly rigorous. I've heard from friends, however, that programs rooted in math/science can be quite rigorous, but the university does offer tutoring. It really just depends on what you're studying and how many credits you take per semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to make up a budget for yourself whether you're a commuter or an on-campus student, it'll come in handy. If you find yourself in a financial bind the school offers lots of on-campus job opportunities. Make sure you schedule your classes so that you're able to walk from one to another in time because the campus spreads out pretty far.

    In three sentences

    My favorite thing about this university is it's beautiful campus. The campus atmosphere is as diverse as it's student body. All in all a great place to go to school.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university campus police are great at keeping the school safe and also informing people of any recent crimes. They send out emails and text messages of criminal activity at or around campus so that people can take any precautions necessary. The police also offer tips on how to keep you house or apartment safe and also safety tips for being out at night.

    Greek Life

    Joining a sorority or fraternity on campus is a great way to make new friends fast and to be involved in a lot of community service activities, Because of the gpa requirements, this could be a motivation for you to always keep your grades high and not slack off!

    Clubs and Activities

    It is easy to find a club to join because many are offered. If you don't find one you are interested in then you can even start your own! There are always different activities going on like attending a university sports game or an intramural one and you could also join one.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone who loves the outdoors because there are many places to go hiking, you can float down the Truckee River, and Lake Tahoe is nearby. It is also great for anyone who is serious about getting an education from very knowledgeable staff.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The battle for the Fremont Cannon against UNLV is a tradition here that everyone should know about. Every year during the UNLV vs. Nevada football game, the winner gets the cannon and paints it their school color. Nevada currently holds the trophy and has held it for many years in a row!

    Bang for the buck

    No college is cheap but the University of Nevada-Reno is definitely affordable. If you need extra help there are many scholarship opportunities. Getting a great education here is a guarantee even though you don't have to pay as much as you would in many other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    There are always different activities going on to attend on campus such as, movies on the lawn, undie run, and of course attending one of the many sport games! Lake Tahoe is also near by and there are a couple different places to go skiing and snowboarding. Finding a place to hike around here is also very simple because there are a lot!

    Food and Dining

    Finding a place to eat is fast because the school offers many different places for food. There are at least four buildings that offer food services such as Panda Express, Godfather's Pizza, Starbucks, and Port of Subs. There is also a place to eat located near the dorms for anyone who decides on getting a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are quite small but there are several different dorm buildings to live in. There is an opportunity to be accepted into Living Learning Communities which are a great way to associate with peers with the same major and interests as you. This could be very beneficial for finding a study buddy or even a tutor.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the classes are tough but none are impossible to get high grades in. The staff is very willing to help you and there are free tutors for many different subjects. Everyone here wants you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you leave early enough to get to all your classes on time just in case you aren't 100% sure about where your class rooms are located. Read for your classes during any free time you have during the day and you will find this very helpful! Take advantage of the free bus shuttle that goes around campus to help you get to your class or car faster, especially useful during bad weather!

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Reno is a great school with helpful staff and a challenging, but do-able curriculum. It is perfect for outdoor lovers because of the close range to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountains. Finding a group to be involved in is simple because there are so many available!

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not a problem. There's campus police located on campus and safety call boxes all over campus in case of an emergency. Most importantly, you can see people coming from a distance and the campus is bright at night.

    Greek Life

    There's a wide variety of fraternities and sororities to choose from. They all have their own style and up keeping. If you want to join one then you need to rush in the beginning weeks of school. This is your best chance, and the rush happens every semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    You won't get bored here if you get out of the dorms. There are dozens if not hundreds of clubs and activities to do at UNR. One place to look is the Joe Crowley Student Union Building and the Lombardi gymnasium.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're an outdoors person then you will want to go here. There's hiking, snowboarding, skiing, swimming, dirt biking, camping, rafting, rock climbing, you name it and it's around. If you're also the extreme academic then you will find no short of academic knowledge here. They feed you more then you can digest but in a way that, eventually, makes you remember and apply what you have learned.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the beginning of home games, students decorate the Mackay statue with all sorts of UNR clothing.

    Bang for the buck

    If you get out and explore what's around you will love what you're spending for. If you stay in the dorms and keep quiet, then you won't want to be there.

    What to do for fun

    I'd advise that you go up to Tahoe and get a ski pass. The resorts are some of the best in the world. Plus, it's something knew for those who have never lived near snow. We also have intramural sports ranging from fencing, basketball, rugby, football, and tennis.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is very well done. You will never go hungry because of how broad of a selection that the Down Under Cafe, has.

    Dorm Life

    Your RA's are extremely fair and awesome. Theirs an awesome cafeteria below Argenta Hall with some good food that varies BBQ to Chinese food. The rooms are spacious, and there's always something to do.

    Academic Rigor

    It is what you make of it. You can take a hard major and skim by, or you can really apply yourself and cultivate on what you will be doing in the future. Your professors will push you. They will make you ask questions and challenge your opinions. You must find the evidence and show that you know what you're doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise you to visit first before deciding to go here. This university is not for everyone. However, if you like what you see, I'd advise you to go here, because it challenges your mind and the and will make you think.

    In three sentences

    This is an amazing place to start your life. The staff wants you to succeed, and they will always be there for you. The people are wonderful and theirs always something to do in Reno.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Debate Club Intramural Sports for the dorms Women's Frisbee Radio Club Dance Club Film Club

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year a group of students march up to the N and re-paint it.

    What to do for fun

    Hike to the N! Go to the football games Go ice skating in the winter Go to Tahoe Take a trip to the lake Go to the movies Get involved around campus Join clubs Go to free movie nights Rent a movie from the @ One center Go to the gym

    Food and Dining

    We have two dining options at the University. The Downunder Cafe is a buffet style of dining that caters to many tastes while the DC Store is a one shop pit stop for the hungry college student and is open all hours of the night.

    Dorm Life

    Students are polite and fun. The rooms are awesome and the halls are always well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes challenge you and push you to think critically. Professors are ready to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should really get involved around campus. We have many campus activities and clubs that will amplify your experience. When buying textbooks, shop around for the cheapest price before buying!

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada Reno is very welcoming. Our excellent staff of educators are eager to help students. I'm very happy to have chosen this school.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Huge deal here there are emergency booths with alarms around every corner and a escort system that runs from sundown to 3 am all year round to take students from anywhere on campus to anywhere else within 3 miles.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hiking up the mountain before our rival game and painting the big N on the hill near campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are different sactivities for students every week on campus, getting involved is not hard. There are also great winter activites in the mountains always full of snow and in the summer great lakes really close by and the river downtown. I

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few good restaurants on campus the food court is alright as well. The restaurants close by and downtown though are plentiful and affordable.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunatly I didn't live in the dorms so, I'm not sure but dorm life seems beneficial.

    Academic Rigor

    You really set your own pace in this area, honors classes are available for those who want harder classes but you can also limit yourself to more simple classes if desired. Overall your department and dedication determine your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Work on campus to meet people and to figure out all about clubs. Don't overload yourself your first semester. Study abroad!

    In three sentences

    This school encompasses the town, like the biggest little city in the world this campus is the same. There is a small community and opportunity to develop close relationships yet a big enough campus to have competitive teachers and degree programs.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Located all over campus are giant blue Emergency poles. Simply walk up to one, and you can dial 911. Or call the Campus Escort Service to come pick you up. It's a great way to stay safe, especially if you have a night class like I do. And the Campus Escorts will take you wherever you need to go on campus, free of charge, so definitely take advantage of that.

    Clubs and Activities

    The club diversity here is amazing. I am proud to say I am part of two clubs- the Dragon Club (a Dungeons and Dragons club) and the Humans Vs. Zombies club (a giant game of tag with Nerf guns). There is a club day on campus, so be sure to not miss that if you come here! And trust me, there's something here for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    Any! UNR is the perfect place for anyone. I have seen such diversity here, and it's awesome. When I look across campus, it's nearly impossible to find two similar-looking people- from race, to religion- from nerds to jocks- UNR has it all, and there's something for everyone here.

    Bang for the buck

    UNR is dirt cheap compared to the colleges I could have gone to in my own state, and it's fantastic here. I love it so much. It is definitely worth every penny spent, and the education you'll receive is amazing, and very major-focused.

    What to do for fun

    There is ALWAYS something to do here. There's clubs, special events, fraternities, sororities, and (at least I've heard) parties. I can't advocate for the parties, but the events are non-stop- every single night there's something new going on. So, if you decide to come here, check out the dorm calendar and see what cool events are going on. You definitely wouldn't want to miss anything. My favorite so far were the Painting of the N and the Running of the Wolves, so definitely check those out if you choose to come here.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is downright fantastic. The Downunder Cafe is a buffet-style dining with new food options daily. Not to mention- an ice cream machine! And there are places all around campus to eat at. Make sure you get one of the Premium Meal Plans, because at midnight on a weekend, you're probably going to want a midnight snack- and the DC Store (which serves fresh cooked meals as well as gas station and grocery store type food) is open until 1 AM!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is pretty fantastic. Except that my dorm has no AC! And only two of them do! For those of you really looking into this school- try to get into Argenta or the Living Learning Community if you don't want to sweat your butt off the first couple of months! Also, as a little piece of advice: bring enough underwear and clothes to only have to do laundry once every two weeks. Laundry costs can add up quick, so you'll want to wait until the last possible day to do it. As far as roommates go: I love my roommate! She is a foreign exchanged student from Japan, and she is awesome. We haven't had a single conflict, so I'm sorry to say that I don't have any advice there. Except for the obvious- if you feel uneasy with your roommate, just talk to them! And the same goes for everyone in college, including professors- no one is a mind reader, so just speak!

    Academic Rigor

    Coming to college, I expected extremely difficult classes. But I soon realized that the classes in college aren't that much different than the ones in high school. Sure, the big lectures may be a little intimidating for some, but really, they are scarce (I only have one). I would have rated this a 2 if not for my Core Humanities class (a graduation requirement- everyone has to take three of them). That class is what really keeps me working. But despite how tough it is, it's also my favorite class!

    Tips for prospective students

    The first week of school- bring a map! It took me the first week to really figure out where everything was, so a map is a must. Also: carry a lot of water with you. UNR is built on a hill, so there's a lot of tiring, up-hill walking, and your strength will get exhausted quickly. Lastly, you'll probably want to carry a little spending money with you at all times. Random things are constantly popping up, (like the Poster Sale that just happened) so it doesn't hurt to have a few extra bucks in your pocket. (Vending machines are my biggest vice right now.)

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada, Reno, is an engaging school, with easy to find classes, great professors, and a low tuition rate (as compared to the other schools I looked at). There are so many ways to get involved here on campus, and so many clubs, that it's almost impossible not to have fun. Anyone who attends here will get the academic help they need, along with a great education and a lot of fun, and will really feel like they're part of the Wolf Pack within two days.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. We have emergency poles, campus escorts, the dorms are locked. There is security. I have never felt unsafe walking around the campus

    Greek Life

    I am in Greek Life and I love it. Lots of parties, dances, and homecoming activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally over a hundred clubs on campus and always something going on. So there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    I think this college is great for all different types of students. The school is very diverse. There are so many different backgrounds and cultures with in our student body.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The UNLV football game is huge, they are our rival school. Everyone goes to Las Vegas for the weekend. I love doing my homework and studying the park or by the lake, it is very beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pricey, only because I am an out of state resident. Your tuition comes with health care, use of the Knowledge Center, free football games, things like that,

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun!! There are parties, football games, clubs, school events, every club under the sun, intramural sports, go to the mall, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but it gets repetitive. It gives you stomach aches for the first weeks. I would recommend getting food bucks and going to restaurants in the college instead.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorm. There so many people to meet and I have made a ton of new friends in the first weeks of school. There is always something to do in my hall.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't think the classes are very difficult. You just have to stay on your work and you will get a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend bringing comfortable shoes, the campus is huge. You will be doing a lot of walking.

    In three sentences

    I love Reno, I think the campus is beautiful. There are lots of activities and things to do. The people are pretty cool too.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not a lot of crime, and if something happens they have campus alerts you can sign up for that sends you an text if something happens on or near campus.

    Greek Life

    I'm in a sorority. Never came to college expecting to join one, but I did and I love it. It's a good way to meet a lot of people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's over 250 clubs on campus that you can join. From Pre-Dental Society to Nap Club. Trust me, you'll find something you like. If not, then you can start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like small towns. Those who want to be close to home, but not too close. Students interested in medical especially. We have a med school. Our nursing program is really good too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The UNR vs UNLV football game is the best. People camp out for tickets overnight. Whichever school wins gets to take the canon back to their campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I know a lot of people that live in California that come here, because it's cheaper than paying in-state tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Tahoe is about an hour away. San Francisco is about four hours aways. Most students are from Northern California or Las Vegas, so someone is always driving home and willing to split gas with whoever wants a ride. Football season is great. In the winter time there's an ice skating rink downtown. There's always events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There's the Downunder Cafe which you'll get sick of eating at, but thankfully there's a lot of other places you can eat at on and near campus.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms. You become a little family with your other floor mates. Most everyone is nice and welcoming, because everyone is new and looking to make new friends. I recommend it for incoming freshmen. I still hang out with people that lived on my floor last year even though we all live in different places on and off campus now.

    Academic Rigor

    It honestly just depends on your major and how dedicated you are to your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't lose focus of why you're here. A lot of freshmen get swept up in the parties and do horribly their first semester.

    In three sentences

    It's a really nice school. Very underrated. The campus is beautiful and we're not far from Tahoe.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe and there is a free Campus Escort service for safe, late night transportation

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very big, wide range of fraternities and sororities to suit everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many diverse clubs that target a wide variety of interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student, studious or social.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many annual events for students to participate in

    Bang for the buck

    Very good education at a very good price.

    What to do for fun

    Many things to do on campus and off, never found having nothing to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great, meal plans are affordable.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very social, be sure to be open to meeting new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors are easy to get an A or B.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early and make sure to get good grades throughout high school, even after acceptance.

    In three sentences

    UNR does a great job making students feel welcome and excited to learn. The faculty and staff are amazing and do everything they can to promote success for each and every student. With a wide range of cultural diversity among the campus, no student feels left out.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is one of the biggest let downs of this campus. It is not very well organized and very stereotypical.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am involved in multiple clubs and it has been a great way to meet people on campus.

    What to do for fun

    For outdoor lovers, there is really infinite amounts activities. There is also a very colorful night life scene in Reno.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is about average. Starbucks and Panda Express are probably the two most popular places on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The roommate matching system is not great. It is very random, and the dorms are very full, leaving you with few options should you want to change.

    Academic Rigor

    I have felt challenged throughout my entire experience in Reno. Professors are helpful, but as I mentioned, they do hold their students to high academic standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware of where you live on and off of campus. There is not many options for student housing around the University and many of the options are not located in great areas. Be sure to ask around before making an official plans.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada, Reno is an excellent institution that continues to hold their students to high academic standards. The professors and students I've encountered have been very motivated, diverse intellectuals and have monumental in my pursuit of higher education. My one complaint is that the financial aid department has yet to be helpful and demonstrate that their want for students to be able to afford college.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been some horrible incidents but they have increased security since then.

    Greek Life

    Unsure

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm new to the school so I'm not sure.

    Great for these types of students

    Unsure

    Bang for the buck

    It's average.

    What to do for fun

    The Wolfpack football games are a big hit. Lawlor event center is home to our basketball team but also to many shows and events.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so I do not know about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard that some of the classes are extremely rigorous and tough but have not yet experienced this for myself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a bicycle.

    In three sentences

    State of the art buildings house excellent academics and extracurricular activities. The parking is a bit of a problem if you aren't living on campus. Excellent arena for entertainment right next door.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All over the campus there are telephones and buttons you can push if you feel you are being followed or simply are not safe. Campus police can trace your way and be there within minutes to ensure safety. Another nice thing is that the parking garage has cameras all through it so that if somebody's car is broken into, they can do their best to catch the person. Also in the parking garage are telephones in case you don't feel safe in there late at night either. The campus offers Campus Escort which will drive you within a two mile radius around the school in case you don't have a car, or don't want to walk. This is very nice for late at night because no matter how many safety precautions we may take, there is still a possibility of unsafe people wandering around on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some traditions that I thought were cool were the ones such as the moon off where everybody gets ready before the UNLV game and goes out and moons people. It is a good fun way to keep the school spirit top notch. Another cool tradition is hiking up and painting the N that is up on the hills near the campus. My favorite place on campus is the quad because the buildings around it are so pretty and its just a great place to relax.

    Bang for the buck

    Although UNR is a fairly cheap school opposed to other colleges, the education level is no less. People who are here to put forth their effort and get passing grades will most definitely get their moneys worth. There are many options to pay for this college and it is a great choice for people who may not have the highest budget.

    What to do for fun

    There are several things to do for fun at the university. There are movie nights every Thursday night in front of the student union, the residence halls have several things going on every week for people to meet other people living in their hall, there are always little games of football or frisbee going on in the quad or in front of the halls, and the Lombardi Recreation Center (the gym) is also a great place to kill time, and ensure that the freshman 15 won't catch up to you.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the residence halls obviously will get old after awhile, but the Downunder Cafe (the main dining hall) changed up the main meal and focus of food on the daily. Also, there are nutritional facts up about the meal that day so that people trying to stay healthy can see what kind of food they are eating. There are a lot of unhealthy choices, but there are a lot of healthy ones as well. The food inside the Student Union is great and there is a good majority of places that one can choose to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great at the university. I can only speak for the dorm that I am staying in which is Argenta Hall, but the RA's are fantastic and do their best to keep the freshman up to date with the activities that are going on so we can get out, make new friends, and explore the campus. The cleaning people clean every morning and are always very friendly as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that I am currently enrolled in have had great professors. All of the professors I have come in contact with have been very professional and had a lot to offer. They are understanding if sometimes you cannot make a class for a good reason as well and will allow time for you to get points made up. The classes however, are not easy. The university is a very easy school to get into and many people assume that because of this, the classes are easy. This is not true, the professors are very smart, and they do a great job at testing your knowledge and not handing out the grades to undeserving students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip for prospective students would be to get a tour of the school and go to whatever programs possible before the first day of school. There is a lot that the university has to offer and it is good to be knowledgable in these fields.

    In three sentences

    The university is a great school for people with low budget, and provides many options to help pay for college. The campus is beautiful and all of the faculty and staff that I have come in contact with have been very helpful. I also like that even though Reno can be a bit of a dangerous city, there are several things that the university has to offer to keep us safe and out of danger.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It seems like every couple of weeks or so there is a new robbery or violent act, but sometimes they are not on campus but by campus. Still always walk with someone to the parking garage. Plus, you can call a service on campus that picks you up at the student store class and drives you to your car. This is done by fellow students hired by the school to drive you.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of Greek life at this school but I see them out on campus a lot, always smiling, it looks like fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not a part of any club, graduate school and work takes most of my time. However, I know that UNR has many clubs and activities available.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of coffee shops with snacks in different parts of the campus, so they are convenient.

    Bang for the buck

    College is always expensive, but you gain so much information, experiences, resources, and friends that it is worth it. Plus, is you need help with fiances, financial aid is always will to help you.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of dorm and student led activities, like movie nights, after game parties for sport events, ice cream socials. Even the graduate student group puts on graduate meeting social events, like wine and cheeses, or burgers, so graduates can meet and that their spouses. There are many fun opportunities at this school!

    Food and Dining

    Restaurants on campus like Subway, Panda Express, Pizza, Mexican and Italian food, as well as Starbucks and other coffee bagel places.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms but they look nice and there is food and shopping on campus and near by, as well as a library with late hours and a variety of good sources. However, the dorms are places on a busy street, Virgina, so I wonder if they are noisy.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classroom have a large amount of information and reading, most classes at this school help you apply that knowledge or use it in your writing or research.

    Tips for prospective students

    To future teachers attending my school, keep all of the papers professors give you to use in your future classroom, even make a binder out of it and include the activities and tips, these have been very valuable for me! Future students, do not be afraid to see your professor after class to ask a question, they have all been happy to answer any question I have have and they are friendly!

    In three sentences

    I would give my school an 8 out of ten because it has great professors who answer your questions and give you examples to take with you when you begin teaching. Many of the professors in the education department are very knowledgeable and have years of experience in a classroom. The campus has a terrific library, there are stores and food on campus, and my adviser is always helpful!

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe on campus during the day. At night however I do not walk around alone. The campus has great things like campus golfcart that will drive you to your car or even to class. Last year when I was on crutches they drove me to all of my classes so I didn't have to walk. Also campus escort is a mini van that will drive you anywhere fro free a mile around campus. I use that at night when I get out of class so I don;t have to walk home alone.

    Greek Life

    I am part of Greek life and I love it. Being in a sorority or a fraternity here gives you a way to connect with people that you usually wouldn't. You are part of something bigger and you get the opportunity to make a difference.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are endless clubs and organizations on campus. You can be part of as many as you want and you can see most of them fundraising out die of our student union. It is fun to be able to donate to an organization and support your there cause. Also, you can start a club if there isn't one on campus it is a great way to meet new people. Getting involved in student government is also great too, I personally know many students who are making decisions and making a difference on this campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want a great college experience. I know that I wiil have some great memories when I graduate. Not only the social part of it but I feel like I am getting a great education by studying here, I love the environment and I feel like I am part of a community here and that I belong.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are a very spirited about our football team. Our rival is UNLV, and we have a whole week full of activities that we do to prepare for it. One part of UNLV is the moon off where all of the students gather in the quad and we all moon to the south (UNLV) to keep the cannon blue. We have a cannon at our football games that goes off after scoring each touchdown and it is painted blue because we have beat UNLV. Our school also participates in homecoming where a whole week of activities are planned out and clubs and organizations compete to win. Our school is so old so these are just a few of the traditions that are on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I am from California where the price to go to college is outrageous I feel here I am getting a great education for the money that I am paying. The prices at any college will be expensive but you do need to pay to get your education so I feel that I is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    I am part of Greek life on campus and I love it. It is a way for me to get involved and develop relationships with wonderful women in college. It's my home away from home and I love it. Also going to college in the city of Reno is great, there are always events going on and things to go to like the rib cook off, hot august night, street vibrations and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The DC (which is the dinning hall) gets a bad reputation. I think that it was good. They are always open for you allow you to get take out food and have about every option of food for you. You can have cereal or a bagel if you don't like any of the food that day. It is always hot and ready for you. The only complaint I have is having more healthy options that the salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms my freshman year. I lived in Nye hall, the only complaint I can say about it is the lack of air conditioning. You have everything that you need there, your food, your friends, and your bed. You don't even have to leave the building for it. I also felt very safe in the dorms and the RAs were helpful and nice. I loved living in the dorms and made life long friendships there.

    Academic Rigor

    I like to think that I challenge myself, there are challenging courses and the professors here care and want to teach you and let you learn. There are easy classes you can take but for the most part I feel like I am learning something that will be useful to me in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would come here and live in the dorms if I was an incoming freshman, this way you can meet new people and live on campus. Also I would look up your teachers online at ratemyprofessor.com. Taking classes here and enjoying them mainly depends on your teacher rather than the subject matter.

    In three sentences

    I have been attending this college for over a year now, and I am enjoying my experience. I wold say that the people here are so much nicer than back home and I feel like I belong. The only complaint I have is that I have too much of a social life sometimes and it interferes with my school work.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt very safe on this campus.

    Food and Dining

    I thought it was okay, but I think that all dorm food is okay. If you want the eggs to taste nicer, tell them that you're allergic to powdered egg mix and that you need to eat a real scrambled egg.

    Dorm Life

    I thought that the dorms were pretty nice. The rooms seemed large enough, and the common room was always a nice place to hang out.

    Academic Rigor

    I took a few summer courses here. I found the courses interesting and not impossible.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Student Athletes. UNR is a Division 1 school but has student population of less than 24,000. Medical and research students; the facilities are amazing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Wolf Den is a great place for students to hang out.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of opportunities for fun at UNR. The school athletics programs are great and lots of fun to attend and support the school and your friends. Reno has lots of opportunity for outdoor activity - year round.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on Campus, it keeps you in the school spirit. Get to know people in your dorm to expand your base and not feel so lonely when you first start school. Spread your classes out so you have plenty of time to study.

    In three sentences

    Living on Campus is a great way to start college. The campus is beaufiul and easy to commute thanks to the shuttle. The buildings and facilities are amazing.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Over 200 clubs and organizations. Along with IM leagues going nearly all semester

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Moon UNLV during Beat UNLV week

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth it

    What to do for fun

    Intermurals or hang out with friends along with a free movie that was recently in theaters every week

    Food and Dining

    Good food but just needs a little more variety

    Dorm Life

    Great atmosphere and they push for people to be social and get to at least know people on your floor

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman you are pushed to a leverl beyond high school

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school for anyone as they help you plan out your time until graduation and it is a great atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    It is very affordable. The quality of education is one of the best in public schools. It is very easy to transition for out of state students.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although Reno is right next to the casinos in Downtown Reno, there are never any disturbances from people in that area. There are also campus safety busses that can pick you up at night and drive you anywhere within a two mile radius of the campus. Also, the dorms have a check-in desk to make sure that anyone who doesn't attend the school or live in that specific dorm doesn't get in. There are also emergency posts all over school so in case of an emergency you can push the button for assistance or call for help.

    What to do for fun

    It is always fun to go to the basketball or football games and dress up in your school apparel with your friends. You can also go to the mall or movie theaters that are close to campus. Another choice is to hang out in the dorm's common room and have movie nights with some friends but there are always activities on campus you can get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    All of the food in the dining hall is good but can get tiring after having it every day. But, if you do get tired of the dining hall choices there are plenty of places on and around campus that are great to eat at such as Panda Express, Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and various other places.

    Dorm Life

    As an incoming student you should definitely live on campus in the dorms. You meet all the people on your floor and floors above and below you and it is a lot of fun. You may also have classes with people who live in your dorms which is convenient when you need help with homework. Living in the dorms is also easy because you are right on campus and can get to your classes easily.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are all very friendly and helpful. Unlike most colleges where the professors just lecture and don't care about your grades in their classes, Reno professors want you to do well and will help you get the best grade possible. It's different from high school because you don't have very many assignments to make up your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    When given the opportunity to apply and register for classes, do so promptly so that you can get classes you are interested in. If you like cold weather Reno is the place for you. Also, don't be afraid to get involved with any activities on campus.

    In three sentences

    Reno has a beautiful campus, great scenery of the mountains, and it never gets too hot. All students and staff are friendly and helpful with whatever needs you may have. It is very easy to obtain help you may need in specific classes at any point in time throughout the semester.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Escort in the late hours of the night is extremely helpful and gives a great sense of security. Any day of the week from 7pm-1am, a van will pick you up or take you anywhere you need to go on or near the campus, and with a fear of potential threats to life, it absolutely helps one feel secure and safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek people aren't very segregated from normal college-enrolled students, which I think is good. It's not as heavy on campus, but there presence is absolutely felt.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not much involvment here unless you are part of Res Life.

    Great for these types of students

    Football games for those that enjoy getting a little intoxicated and seeing a good game played by a good team.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The quad really isn't as social as you think a quad would be. A lot of activity happens near the Joe Crowley Union.

    Bang for the buck

    With the meal plan, you get a weekly amount of swipes. On Thursday morning, they reload. So if you have let's say 4 meal swipes left on Wednesday night, they aren't going to go anywhere, so by going to the DC store, you can swipe out and for one swipe, get two bowls of cereal and a quart of milk. Usually you see people getting boxes full of milk and cereal and you know have breakfast or a snack to keep in you dorm.

    What to do for fun

    Going to football games, going downtown, going to college street, all really enjoyable things to do on the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    Some people don't like the same food in the Downunder (the school cafe) but you just need to know how to mix it up. Getting something new everyday and mixing and matching foods.

    Dorm Life

    I love the guys in my dorm. The dorm itself is okay, definitely on the smaller side in Juniper Hall, but we always have our doors open and always hanging out with one another.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshman year was a piece of cake to be honest.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a heavy Greek life, this isn't the place for you. There are obviously sororities and fraternities on campus, but it's not heavily segregated which is good and bad. Also, pick Argenta Hall for your first choice for dorms.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. I feel like I belong in this University. It's different from where I lived in Southern California and because of the people and the environment created, I feel safe and I feel a sense of belonging.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    So many of them! And many of them are very active. There is something of everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    For how cheap UNR is, you wouldn't expect the experience you get. The academics are excellent, you get to watch Division I sports for free, and you get a great social experience. Also, pretty much everyone gets a 500 to 2,500 scholarship, and it's very easy to get the WUE if you live out of state.

    What to do for fun

    Party, if that's what your in to. The University usually has a lot of activities going on. We are also a pretty short walk to downtown Reno with the Casinos, movie theaters, and the Truckee River among other things. If you have a car, it is also worth a trip to Lake Taho.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is decent, you tend to get tired of it after awhile, though, and the hours can be a little inconvenient. But hey, it's better than eating Top Ramen everyday.

    Dorm Life

    They try really hard here to get you involved in dorm activities, which is nice if that is what you want to do. Also, the RAs are all nice. My big problem is the amount of seemingly needless rules they put into place. The dorm I'm staying in (White Pine) is really old, and the security is not as good as they boast. The front desk people won't question it when a homeless person walks into our dorm, and one of the front desk attendants got stabbed a couple months ago by a drugged out resident. I'm pretty sure other dorms are better, though.

    Academic Rigor

    To me, the academics here were a pleasant surprise. Most of the courses are engaging and really help you to learn the subject. As well as most of the professors are helpful and good at what they do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club. There are so many of them on campus, and that is truly how you meet people. Also, take advantage of all the free things available to you, such as the Knowledge center and free sports tickets.

    In three sentences

    You experience at Nevada is definitely what you make of it. It can be as socially and academically satisfying as you want. There are some wonderful teachers, great technology, and fun activities, you just have to dive in!

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Escort is a great, free service provided by the university. It's face and efficient. Campus Escort picks students up and drives them within a 2 mile radius from campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Manzanita Lake is a beautiful place to sit and study. If you need a nice place to sit and relax from all your studies, the lake is a beautiful place to go.

    What to do for fun

    There's always activities to do around campus. The gym is a fun place to get healthy and be involved. The theater at the Joe Crowley Student Union also shows free movies every week.

    Food and Dining

    The Downunder Cafe is a quick and easy place to get food. Everyday there is something different to eat. However, I'm not going to lie, the food does get old after some time.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and exciting. It's a great way to meet new people and get to know the campus. The RA's are always there to help answer any questions.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here at the university are excellent. Ones that I have had so far are enthusiastic about their work and are more than willing to meet with their students after class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to know offices and advisors that can help you with any questions.

    In three sentences

    Univeristy of Nevada-Reno is a beauiful campus. There's so much UNR has to offer. It's a great campus and the professors are wonderful.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved! They have everything here from a glee club to a club that just has nerf wars.

    Food and Dining

    There are a TON of options in the Downunder Cafe. The bread is always fresh, and food is tasty. Plus, you can't beat not having to do dishes!

    Dorm Life

    University of Nevada, Reno is the first university to try a Living Learning Community. In this residence hall, the top students are grouped by major and take 1-2 classes together each semester to allow for networking and built-in study buddies!

    Academic Rigor

    The saying is true: you get out what you put in. Even some of the introductory classes are difficult, but keeping up on the homework and reading, and going to class make midterms and finals that much easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an eye out for housing - all of the residence halls are very different and can make all the difference. Also, make sure you understand all of the requirements for WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) and the school scholarships - GPA can be a huge factor.

    In three sentences

    Such a beautiful campus year-round. All of the professors really care and will do everything they can to help you succeed. Networking with other people is also extremely easy and is very beneficial.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is huge here. There are the blue emergency lights scattered throughout campus. They also hold free self defense classes for women. Once it starts to get dark, students can call Campus Escort to be picked up so they don't have to walk home in the dark by themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition we have here is Beat UNLV week. They're a huge rival of ours, and the Thursday before the game, we all meet in the Quad and moon the south. It's a tradition that's gone on for decades now, and we once held the world record of largest gathering of moon'ers.

    Bang for the buck

    My first semester of college here, I had the opportunity of meeting Bill Nye and First Lady Michelle Obama. There are so many opportunities available for students, most of which are free.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do on campus. There are the football and basketball games on the weekends that students get to go to for free. You can also join intramurals, greek life, or ASUN, our leadership council. Since downtown Reno is so close, you can always go to the casino arcades and hang out with friends there. Once it starts getting cold, Mt. Rose is only 30 minutes away and give students discounted rates.

    Food and Dining

    Our cafeteria isn't bad, but it does get old after awhile. I would recommend getting a plan with more food bucks to spend at the restaurants on campus so you can mix it up here and there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! You get to meet some very awesome people and you start to become a family. They, along with your RA, are there for you when you're having a hard time.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes you have may be easy for you and some very challenging. But the tutoring center is always a great tool to use.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking into the school, I recommend visiting the campus before you do. They have a great program called Nevada Bound that you should check out, they give very detailed tours and you get to learn a lot of info!

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada Reno fits with the city of Reno's slogan-The biggest little city, the student population isn't overwhelming, it feels like a small school. The campus is beautiful at all times of the year, and offers students a lot of opportunities. Academically the classes are challenging, but there are tools on campus to help students; tutoring sessions, teacher and TA office hours and much more.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's always campus police around on campus making sure every thing's safe. There are also emergency kiosks set up around campus to get in touch with campus police. Have a class late at night? Worried about walking to your car by yourself in the dark? Then call campus escort. They pick you up from your class and drive you to where your car is so you don't have to walk alone in the dark.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing I thought was unusual was the moon of which happens at midnight the night before the football game against our in state rival UNLV. Everyone gathers in the Quad on campus and Moons the south!

    Bang for the buck

    The Wolf Shop offers discounts to students as well as no tax for students. The bookstore also offers discounts on Mac laptops and other apple products.

    What to do for fun

    There's always events going on campus. Just walking around campus you'll find something interesting. There's also athletic events throught the year like football and basketball. Also, most of the clubs on campus have events going on. You could also join a club.

    Food and Dining

    I like the variety of places to eat that are provided on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I have heard good things about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Losts of interesting classes with cool teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to check out all of the places that are offered for tutoring and make sure to get help before the end of the semester and you need a lot of help. The writing center, which helps you revise your essays or helps you develop ideas for an essay, fills up really fast so if you think you'll need help make sure to sign up.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada is very welcoming and everyone wants to make sure you know everything that is offered to you. The Professors really want to see you succeed in your classes. There are many different places for tutoring as well as quite places for you to sit, relax, and study.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They have telephones all around, and shuttle buses to get around if you're feeling anxious about walking in the open.

    Greek Life

    I know they have it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs. And if they don't have the club you want, you can make one by getting a certain amount of signatures!

    Great for these types of students

    They apparently have a really good medical department. If you're all about the science and math, this a good school for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have this golden water fountain. It was meant to be bronze when they sent for it (a really long time ago) but the order messed up, so it's gold. I was touring the campus while it was really hot, so when I drank from it, it was AMAZING. The sweetest and most delicious water ever... from a golden fountain. I mean, come on!

    Bang for the buck

    I spoke with a girl who is from Nevada. She attends and she's in absolutely no debt. She's even studied abroad. Get scholarships and an affordable college is suddenly a steal!

    What to do for fun

    I know that they have a crazy amount of clubs and Greek life. They're pretty big on sports. Really good theatre program!

    Food and Dining

    I was talking to a current student who said that the meals are repetitive, but it's really easy to mix things up. Like instead of just having ice cream, take it to the soda machine and make a root-beer float! I ate at the Downunder and I really enjoyed it. It's in a buffet-format and you can make your own dishes. I made myself a tuna-melt with a salad and an apple. If you're vegetarian or vegan, the food has special stickers on their windows that confirm if something is animal/by-product free! Good to know because I plan on going vegan when I leave home!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are so cool. They have something for everyone. Even a substance-free dorm! I plan on applying for the Argenta dorm. It's lovely.

    Academic Rigor

    I am not attending it yet, but I'm really impressed with their reputation. Even as someone who will attend the Liberal Arts College for theatre and music.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit it! You'll have a lot of fun! Especially if you're from Nevada and you do the Nevada-bound trip!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful school! Really nice atmosphere.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party, go to the movies, and attend all the amazing events that the school produces for its students. Last semester we had The Cool Kids perform for us!!! For Free!!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great!! They have an assortment of delicious foods that are conveniently located around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Very clean, safe and friendly. The dorms vary from sizes so there is something for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not too bad. As long as you can manage your time the workload isn't too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! Study! Study! The courses at UNR are actually pretty important so I would study hard for them if I were you.

    In three sentences

    UNR is an amazing school! The students there are really nice and the professors are awesome. I would recommend The University of Nevada Reno to anyone who wants to pursue a healthy career!

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Mostly safe. I've never felt threatened while walking around. There is however the incident at the Downunder Cafe no one ever investigated. There is also a sprinkling of incidences involving rape in the papers. However, those weren't really on campus, just involving students.

    Greek Life

    Just what you think it is. Some of the guys and gals in the Greek System are smart, likeable and down-to-Earth. The others are drunken idiots that get involved in hazing scandals. Some are babbling idiots that claim to be their high school valedictorian but look, dress, and talk like Barbie.

    Clubs and Activities

    Don't become a Senator. They say the pay isn't worth it and they're rejected by every publication. Any type of society is like another high school club in which nothing is accomplished and it's run by former high school student council presidents.

    Great for these types of students

    Freshmen. Insensitive people that call professors fat asses. Kids that don't feel like going to class. People with no clue that butt in front of you in line. People looking to continue what their glory days of high school were by pretending they're still popular.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual tradition. A group of masked students calling themselves Coffin and Keys that are allowed to post an anonymous newsletter about campus happenings. They also believe all girls should perform sex acts on them. The President of the University has to sign off on the organization but he does nothing about it.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth the education, not the everything else.

    What to do for fun

    I hope you've got a car to get the hell out. And money. Which you won't because you go to college. Things I liked doing: shopping trips at Firecreek, roadtrips to nearby Sacramento and Lassen, hiking in Rancho San Rafael Park, going downtown to the Riverwalk.

    Food and Dining

    If you like paying money for your meals all up front and having people do whatever they like with it, go ahead. Every semester the food gets worse. They scrounge up food in the back like they're going out of business while you pay upwards of $3000 for the privilege. No joke, they injected ravioli with pumpkin pie filling and then made pumpkin mac and cheese to get rid of the extra pies. Oh and if you can't make it to dinner with classes, I hope you enjoy the DC Store. Hello, double fried curly fries. Those and the chicken tenders come out of a bag and frying is the only method of heating up they've figured out. Many things come out of a frozen bag because they aren't real cooks, just students. All that's served at the DC Store is unhealthy with a 32 oz soda to go with it. Sadly I once got a grilled cheese that was nothing but bread with a cold cheese slice. My boyfriend was attacked in the Downunder Cafe by some guy off the street because anyone is allowed to eat there and campus police doesn't care to find him because he wasn't a student. Also, it's $10 a swipe, but if you want to use your unused swipes, you pay $200 to upgrade to a plan where you can use the money you've already paid. Most kids swipe out 2 water bottles or a six pack of soda because those are your options. $10 for a six pack of soda? I think not. They are a HUGE rip-off. They claim whoa as us, we have no money as they rip off thousands from their students.

    Dorm Life

    Terrible. The resident assistants all want you to like them, so they won't tell your roommate she can't boss you around and destroy your things. The resident directors don't want to deal with problems, so they won't help you get a room change. The board fees are out of this world and then you aren't even living as nicely as someone in an apartment. Your room comes well lived in with stains and holes. Once they tried putting me into a room early that didn't have it's hinge on the bathroom door because it was still under construction. Don't count on doing laundry in Sierra Hall, someone thinks it's funny to put bleach in the fabric softener compartment to destroy your clothes. Whatever you do, don't live in Nye. It's the Freshman hall for a reason. 4 days a week are considered party nights: Wasted Wednesday and Thirsty Thursday. By the way, they're 18, but never mind that, it's all cool with the RA's. If you want to smoke weed, that's okay too. They just ask that you don't do it again ;) I hope you don't like sleep in Nye because they won't let you with their drunken screaming and laughing at all hours of the morning. It's more than likely if you are going to get raped on campus, it will happen in Nye. Scantily clad drunken girls make up a large percent of the residents. Tips: You'll be super popular if you're dumb, anorexic, and slut-curious. Most popular clothing: Ugg boots with shorts. Best party season: Any, no one cares that it's freezing, they wear seran wrap tight, short dresses. Oh yeah and watch out, the guys aren't the age you think they are. I can think of at least three I've met over the age of 24 living in the dorms. At least one was a perv, thinking that he should get all the barely legals while he was bordering seven years older than them. Even if they are your age, watch out. Monogamy is not a known word and all of Freshman relationships fall apart the next semester, mostly because the boys have secret girlfriends in their hometown.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are mostly wonderful people who like teaching. Not everyone is, but that's probably all schools. It's not impossible to get A's. Most of the kids just don't like going to class. Don't trust your advisers, they're on payroll to make sure you stay longer than needed. The fifth year is called the Victory Lap.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go here. If you do, don't live in the dorms.

    In three sentences

    Only option for Nevada students who don't like Vegas and California students who don't like California tuition. The school has a lot of hype and administration to tell you how wonderful it is until you go here and realize it isn't; after you're a Freshman they could care less about you. Mostly wonderful professors, mostly horrid students.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Personally, as a girl, I have never felt unsafe while I'm on campus. But if anything were to happen, the university provides many safety services. The whole campus consists of a blue light system. There are emergency light posts located throughout campus. They were stationed in a location where students, no matter where they stand, are able to see the light post. Clicking the button contacts you to the police. The university actually contains their own police department so it doesn't take as long for them to get to a site. The university also provides safe transportation services. Campus escort provides rides to students anywhere in a three mile radius from campus as long as the pick-up or drop-off location is the university. For shorter and quicker transportation, a student can call the cadets which provide rides to students on golf-carts!! (Oh and they run to 1 am most nights).

    Clubs and Activities

    During welcome week, at the beginning of the semester, there's a chance for students to check out many of the clubs and organizations at the quad. It's a great time to have fun and get to know how to get involved. There are over 200 clubs on campus and if you want to start your own, you can! The first thing you need is just ten members.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    John Mackay is very important to our university. He was one of the big four that in 1873 founded over 400 million dollars in ore and donated a lot of it to the university! One of the funniest traditions we have involves our statue of John Mackay. During finals week, students provide offerings to Mackay as good luck on their exams. You'll see him wearing sunglasses, boxer briefs, a bow tie, and other shenanigans. He was even painted blue during business week!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Nevada, Reno is a Tier 1 school, just like Harvard, Stanford, etc. In Nevada, for tuition/fees (and not taking in consideration scholarships and other financial aid), you would pay around $5,000 per year as in-state, $8,000 under Western Undergraduate Exchange, or $19000 out-of-state compared to $32,000 of other Tier 1 universities!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities the university puts on for their students that I don't even know where to start! There's comedy nights (with real stand-up comedians), ice-skating in the student union, mechanical bull riding, and a car smash. The activities that organizations provide are great as well! There's the zombie run, a salsa night (where real dance professionals taught people how to dance to Latin dances!), Bingo night, Color-me Rad, and the Price is Right. Lake Tahoe is also a big deal, especially during winter when there is snow because students go to snowboard and ski all the time. Oh and of course there are the football games!!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to eat on campus! The Downunder Cafe is the main place where students with a meal plan will be eating at. It is buffet style and consists of a variety of choices, like assorted-topping pizzas, burgers, Asian cuisine, soups, salads, vegan dishes, desserts, and many more. On holidays and other special occasions, they cook food and decorate the dining hall according to the theme. There has been a circus/carnival theme, a Halloween night, and a Christmas/holiday dinner! But if you do not want to eat at the Downunder Cafe, you can choose to eat from several eating places all over campus. You can easily get something small and quick to eat if you'd like because most are located in the same buildings you take classes in. One of the most popular places to eat at is the food court located inside the student union which contains Einstein Bros Bagels, Port of Subs, Villa Pizza, and Panda Express. It can be a bit expensive for college students however, if you pay using your wolf card (student I.D. card) you get a discount every time. It's really easy, all you really do is put money into the card (there are many machines around campus that do this) and then you use it to pay for food and other stuff, like the the bookstore.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the residence halls my freshmen year and I highly recommend it because it's a great way to get the college experience. They always had many fun events for students like, Battle of the Floors, Karaoke night, and a Residence Hall Hunger Games! Also, throughout the whole semester, students received some bucks (fake game money) for an end-of-the-semester auction. Students won prizes like wolf-pack gear, gift cards, airplane ticket coupons, and a kindle! You get to wake up minutes before your classes and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are definitely harder than others, but none are completely rigorous. However, for those that are more challenging, it is easy to find help. The university wants their students to succeed in their classes and to receive as much help as they can, so they provide several tutoring services for free! They contain the Tutoring Center, where students can get help in many subject areas with or without setting an appointment, and a math, writing, and chemistry center in the library.

    Tips for prospective students

    I already had my mind set in attending the University of Nevada, Reno but when I took a tour of the campus, I knew I did not want to go some place else. I would definitely recommend attending Nevada Bound-- where they fly you from your hometown to the university. You get a detailed and welcoming tour of the campus, the residence halls, and you get to dine in their dining hall! If you can't go on Nevada Bound, it's okay because their regular campus tours are just as great! You get a tour from nice and enthusiastic Nevada students, so you actually get information from someone who's living the college life. They do their best to inform you, answer your questions, and get you to get a sense of the college atmosphere. After I attended Nevada Bound, I had fallen in love with the campus and I just couldn't wait for the school year to come!

    In three sentences

    A beautiful college town and campus. Lively people, enthusiastic professors, and overall a great place to get the college education and experience.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs on campus. If you don't want to stay on campus the university is only a few minutes from downtown Reno. So you can either spend some time downtown at the river or movie theater or just spend some time on the quad hanging out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The main cafeteria serves a whole lot of good food. It caters to any sort of allergy. There is a huge selection so there is always something that sounds good.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but I've never heard a complaint about it.

    Academic Rigor

    Its pretty tough but not impossible by a long shot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and do your best on everything that the professor assigns.

    In three sentences

    The professors are genuinely good at what they do and try their hardest. There are many resources available for the students to achieve whatever they want. The campus is well maintained and everyone seem happy to be part of the university.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They send out campus reports on your email before it is is published on the local news.

    Food and Dining

    Food at the Joe Crowley Student Union is okay but not the best.

    Academic Rigor

    If your class offers SI sessions (supplement instructions), go to them weekly because it makes understanding the concepts easier. Some classes are great some more challenging than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to take a tour of the campus. Talk to some friends who go here and see what they say about college. Be on the lookout for scholarships around campus. Don't be afraid to ask for help because someone will help you.

    In three sentences

    Nevada is a great school. I love the closeness to home and being able to say I'm a local. It also has great views of the mountains and Downtown Reno.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones along the campus, also school cops to protect staff and students. Not many crimes have been on campus, I know last semester there was a women that worked the front desk that was badly injured by a man that stabbed her. The women is fine now and still works on campus.

    Greek Life

    Honestly its nice to rush and see how Greek life is, but its not something for everyone. So anyone wanting to be involved should rush to get to see if they like it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is different organizations on campus like Greek life, and a variety of clubs that anyone can really be in. You just have to go out and look for them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The very first football game all the freshman go and get to run across the field with a free new shirt before the game.

    What to do for fun

    There is many different things to do on campus, like different clubs and Greek life anyone can be involved in. There are also different shows you can go to watch people sing or act in theatre. Also just hanging out in the lounges with residence you live with can be fun, there's always something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't bad at all, you'll need to learn to choose a variety of food because you'll eventually get sick of it. You have to learn to just get one plate instead of treating your school cafeteria like a buffet. There is so many types of foods to choose from also.

    Dorm Life

    Its really fun living in the dorms and having a chance to get to know so many people from all over. You become friends or acquainted well with people on your floor. Its suck a good experience.

    Academic Rigor

    You'll get a good workload but nothing too bad, just stay updated with your reading because it helps a lot with test. Most teachers are good at explaining the text for everyone to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for many scholarships and make sure you have a way to pay for school because once you sign agreements with housing you're agreeing to pay that amount. If you do not pay your school on time it'll becomes more expensive with late fees staking up.

    In three sentences

    An amazing experience with many new people. Professors very willing to help you out. A beautiful campus with a lot of greenery.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have a lot of trouble around campus, but campus police try to keep campus safe. Take advantage of campus escort to get around the area near campus, and always have someone with you if you can't. Buddy system guys!

    Greek Life

    Lots of it, its encouraged. If its your forte, go for it because there are scholarships for it as well as some interesting people in them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of campus-wide events as well as college-wide and department-wide. Including that there are clubs for all kinds of students. There are too many to really list but they are posted all over campus so you'll never skip a beat especially if you are put onto any of the mailing lists.

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds, we have a nice big campus and there are all types: greek-life to anime lovers. Use clubs to find people and connect, or just be open with yourself find friends of all kinds on campus. Academically, we have a very good college of engineering and college of business.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are quite a few, mostly greek-life related things since they really try to encourage you to join a frat or sorority. The best way to learn about things is to talk with other students and alumni. One in particular is semester offering to the Mackey statue on the Quad for good luck during finals.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a bit on the expensive side, especially books, but the professors make it worth it and there is a lot offered other than just classes which you've already paid for in fees. Take advantage of everything you can to make it worth it. I wouldn't suggest a parking pass since they are 300 for the year, the cost is so high specifically for sports; you can park on campus free for sporting events with a parking pass. Its not optional.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much on campus to do, but there is a lot in the region you can do. Close to several ski resorts which offer deals to students for day and season passes, Lake Tahoe is also nearby in the spring, summer, and early fall. The recreational center offers a lot to do and can rent out equipment for a lot of out door activities. There are also some good restaurants off campus and places to go hang out with friends mostly. There is an water park in the summer.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining on campus is mostly fast food. There are healthy choices and comfort food, as well as a buffet. None of it is very cheap though, and the convenience store on campus definitely isn't either. Meal plans are offered and I hear they can make it easier, but they are a large upfront cost.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived there but I've heard it is pretty good. I've seen whole floors which tend to spent a lot of time in certain dorm rooms because of how popular the residents there are. There have been some alcohol and drug problems, but there are dorms which are specifically for students who don't want to be in that environment on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors try to challenge you as much as possible without putting too much stress on you. Doesn't always work, but it can be fun if you're doing the right thing. The regular semester is more tame than summer or winter obviously, but not as productive sometimes because of all the other classes. Core Humanities was required and often was too much work, not required anymore though so prospective students relax!

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up on the administration side of things early, don't let it run into the semester because it can cause a lot of stress. Focus hard on your education, don't get caught up in the wrong things because it can be easy to fall behind and not even realize it!

    In three sentences

    Great knowledgeable teachers with a passion for what they do. Some trouble with administration and cost. Wonderful campus and students.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a definite!

    Greek Life

    The way it should be!

    Clubs and Activities

    Just look it up, there's over 200 clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Always!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cannon.

    Bang for the buck

    Most defiantly!

    What to do for fun

    If you can think it, we have it, from organized events to party's to clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Just like any other food and dining, has some great places and some so so places.

    Dorm Life

    Not currently staying in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Best college there is!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go and discover what this university has to bring to the table, there's a lot to say about this college but just go and be you.

    In three sentences

    This university is one that not only is making me a better, smarter and more mature individual but I'm having fun at the same time with people who are enjoyable to be around.

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    This is such a beautiful place, I wish I had gone here

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are only a couple sit down restaurants on campus but there are plenty of other places to get a quick bite and hang out with your friends.

    Dorm Life

    It's very expensive to live in a dorm. If you live in town, definitely life with family members, it'll save you a lot of money.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers want you to follow their curriculum. The best thing to do is show up and do your work and you'll pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're used to doing your homework the night before it's due, that needs to change. The best thing to do is do your homework the night you get it. If you do it right when you get home, you won't have to worry about it at all later.

    In three sentences

    I really like being at UNR. It is a nice community and there are plenty of clubs to join if you're interested. It's also really nice to have food on campus.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Escort is a free resource offered by the student government which provides transportation to nearby neighborhoods, shopping centers, etc. Additionally, emergency call centers are found all over campus should you encounter a crisis late at night.

    Greek Life

    Fraternities and Sororities are prominent on campus, but membership is not necessary to get the most out of your time at UNR.

    Bang for the buck

    Once again, every student can maximize their education through various resources offered by the University (like the tutoring center, the writing center, the math lab, etc.)

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, sports, and organizations are great ways to have good clean (relevant) fun, but other non-member activities often occur at the student union. Movie nights and lecture series (featuring famous scientists like Bill Nye and Michio Kaku) are put on by the student government.

    Food and Dining

    The Downunder Cafe is the main watering hole for dormitory residents; additional dining options found in the student union and in other buildings include: Panda Express, Villa Pizza, Port of Subs, Starbucks, and many more.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is convenient, fun, and a great way to make new friends at school.

    Academic Rigor

    Core courses are often more rigorous and time-consuming than major-specific courses, particularly for incoming freshman.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize every resource offered by the University. While this is true for any college, at UNR, certain resources are made available through fees in tuition. Students who do not use these resources are paying for other students who do use them.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Reno features a beautiful campus with an history reflected in its architecture. The Quad, the Knowledge Center, and the Joe Crowly Student Union are the main spots to hang out, study, and socialize. The University of Nevada offers many lucrative majors; convenient on-campus housing; and extra-curricular activities in the form of sports, clubs, organizations, and student employment opportunities.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a campus shuttle during the day and special pick up at night, plus emergency phones all around campus. Campus safety alerts are sent out when anything suspicious or threatening arises, so we are up in the loop.

    Greek Life

    The Greek system in the past year has undergone a lot of changes with Pi Phi and Lambda Chi being expelled from campus Greek life for five years due to hazing. The houses that still stand hold great rush events and have really admirable philanthropies.

    Clubs and Activities

    Our student leadership on campus is either tip-top or called out for being less than excellent. Our underground newspaper, Coffin and Keys, is what I look forward to every semester. And Nevada offers so many intramural sports, as well as performance groups, business fraternities, regular sorority and fraternity, clubs for each major, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Quad is beautiful year-round, Nevada weather is described as don't like it? Wait ten minutes. We have an undie run, in which we donate the clothes we are wearing to charity then run around campus in our underwear.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition wise for in state student? It's great for me. Unfortunately, I've heard from out of state students that they are disappointed in the academic support (free tutoring, etc) and there should be more offered.

    What to do for fun

    The Nevada Blue Crew is huge on sports, sporting events are a blast. Literally across the street from campus are three different hang out bars/restaurants that run great student specials on food and drinks.

    Food and Dining

    Great choices all over campus, especially in the Joe Student Union building. It's easy to get something fast AND something healthy in the same place.

    Dorm Life

    Parking is outrageously priced, along with the dorms. The cleanliness is okay, the food is okay, the room sizes are okay... But it's not worth the money.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a pre-veterinary medicine major (imagine biochemistry major classes with some animal stuff) who also has to work full time to support myself. My major is one of the hardest and I have little time to slack off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Advising appointments are very important for academic success, they know what will keep you on track and not overwhelmed. Participate in everything you can, it's part of what you're paying for.

    In three sentences

    The university of Nevada, Reno, is a beautiful campus that offers great programs in nursing, engineering and business. I do not recommend the school if you are straying from those areas of study.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is good food and it's never too far.

    Dorm Life

    I have not experienced the dorm life since I have lived off campus the whole time.

    Academic Rigor

    Expect to work hard. But realize that with all the hard work you accomplish, you also need to play a little so you don't go crazy from constantly working. Just balance them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to orientation over the summer. It really helps you to become comfortable with the campus and allows you to get to know other people before school even starts.

    In three sentences

    UNR is an awesome college. UNR gives you the best college experience. There is nothing like being apart of the Wolf Pack and knowing you are right where you belong.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    With a school police force located in the heart of the campus, and school having a family environment, everyone looks out for one another and because of that there are hardly any issues.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at UNR is its own family. Many schools have little or no control over what they do. UNR has control over the Greek Life and once a month they all meet and gather to hangout and put their rivalries aside.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of Clubs that the school offers for individuals and students to express themselves. The best part is, if you cant find a club that you want to join, UNR encourages you to start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for any kind of student. Whether you are a foreigner, come from a large city or a small town, UNR has something to offer for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UNR has one of the most powerful in state rivalries with southern school UNLV and every year the two schools bang heads and fight for a cannon that is proof of the schools power.

    Bang for the buck

    The school definitely has the best bang for the buck value. You get a personal one on one feeling from the professors and as large as the school is, it offers that small town feeling with limitless expansion to knowledge.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do when you have down time from school. There is Lake Tahoe about 30 minutes from campus that is jaw dropping. Some of the finest winter sports play area's not that far. San Francisco is Three hours away, and in any direction there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    From the many choices of campus dining options, the best has to be the overlook. You look out over Manzanita Lake and down Virginia street to down town Reno. During the winter the Lake is frozen and the snow falling is breath taking.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm life at the school is something that everyone should experience. Whether you have a big budget or a small budget they have a room for you. Getting to meet new people and living in a care free controlled environment gives you all the independence you need and want, while still taking care of the cleaning and bills.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic programs offered at UNR are widespread. If you have an interest in something, they most likely have a program that you would be interested in. The faculty and professors are some of the most knowledgeable, and teach on a more one to one than to an entire class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to take advantage of everything the school has to offer, and let nothing pass you by.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada Reno is one of the best under rated public universities that you can attend. From its top notch education department, out of the park Journalism school, to the LEED certified buildings to help maintain the world we live in and enjoy.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The moon off is extremely fun at the beginning of the year. Students go to the quad and moon the south (UNLV). Go WOLFPACK!

    What to do for fun

    Hanging around Manzanita Lake, going to the Wolf Den, attending events at Lawlor, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the amazing programs this school has to offer as well as sign up for a tour of campus.

    In three sentences

    When applying for colleges, The University of Nevada Reno was not one of my top choices. But when I came to take a tour of campus I completely fell in love with the school and it's programs. This university is the absolute best.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The campus is so beautiful! It can get very warm in the summer so if your dorm doesn't have air conditioner, bring a fan!

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Way to high the cops at UNR need to relax and focus on bigger issues than giving long boarders tickets for speeding down a big hill on campus. i got a ticket for going 31 mph down a hill on my long board and the cop followed me the whole way to my dorm and gave me another ticket for being disorderly since I refused to stop for him. I told him I wouldn't pay my ticket and gave him a false name, i guess he never figured it out.

    Greek Life

    I hate frats and sororities so i stayed clear of them, i guess its pretty big at UNR but i think its for people who aren't confident enough to make friends on their own.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities that I was interested in don't really do anything. The UNR winter sports clubs plans no ski trips and provides no transportation to the mountains. I would imagine that some clubs are set up really well and others are set up really bad and not organised well, I think it all depends on random factors.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that sometimes don't always fit in at highschool. Teacher's pets are practically cherished at UNR and the professors can sometimes be biased and unfair.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year we Moon UNLV from the quad before our rivalry game, it is often the world record for largest mooning. It's fun and they give out t-shirts so you will have a souvenir.

    Bang for the buck

    UNR offers a good education with a good environment to learn, for an inexpensive amount. I am from New Hampshire and it was the same price to pay for UNR and be out of state than to attend the Unviersity of New Hampshire and pay in state tuition. It is my understanding that kids from UNR have a tuition cost of about $10,000 with room and board included.

    What to do for fun

    Long board and ski/snowboard. Other than that I would highly recommend doing things off campus as there are not many options for doing things on campus. its basically zombies and lame picnics put on by the RA's.

    Food and Dining

    The food starts off really good but when second semester hits the cooks really don't care. they have suggestion boxes but I doubt that the suggestions get read by anyone. It took me three weeks of sending emails daily to the dinning manager to get regular peanut butter back, they ran out and never ordered more.

    Dorm Life

    The RA's are super lame and often target kids for unexplained reasons. I was the target of many searches because I lived on an academic floor and was suspected of smoking pot. I do not partake in these acts but I believe my RA assumed I did because of my attire choice and the way I talk. I also have astigmatism so when I don't wear my glasses I often squint because the lights hurt my eyes, that probably didn't help my cause. After 5 pm everyone has to be checked in unless they have a UNR ID. If you are a UNR student you have to swipe in one at a time which is annoying and unnecessary.

    Academic Rigor

    UNR wasn't very hard for me, I attained a 3.2 GPA and went to math two times a semester, for some kids its challenging but for others its not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't live in the dorms because the RA's make your life hell. The teachers are easily approachable and it is easy not to get lost in the big crowds. My academic Advisor was difficult to work with and she started swearing at me one time because she was so mad at me. She thought I had been skipping classes when I was told not to go by my doctor because of my severe concussion, I even had a note. the UNR cops are incredibly mean and are there only to make there commission. I was arrested for sleeping in a car intoxicated, I was laying down in the backseat and the cops found me by shinning their lights in the car to search for illegal things.

    In three sentences

    UNr has a great engineering program but DR.Wang is a hard man to approach and can often be demeaning. UNR has an amazing campus and I miss it everyday but the clubs and organizations there are weak and need help, the winter sports club does not plan any skiing trips. The Nevada RA's are incredibly mean and tend to target kids that they think are causing problems, I had my room searched three times for no reason, the RA would just come to the door with cops and search my room because he thought our room smelt like weed, I DON'T SMOKE.

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's actually a lot of fun things to do in Reno. Lake Tahoe is only a 45 minute drive away so it is always fun to either go up there to snowboard/ski or to lay on the beach and hang out with friends. Even though Reno is known for the casinos, there are a lot of things that college students can do that don't involve being downtown or near a casino.

    Food and Dining

    I will have to be honest, the food from the Downunder Cafe is horrible. First-year students living on campus must buy a meal plan and many students don't even use it because the food is so bad. Some of the other food options on campus are great, but definitely stay away from the DC.

    Dorm Life

    I was fortunate enough to live in the brand new building, the Nevada Living Learning Community. The leadership council and ResLife organization puts on many fun events. I love how there are specific communities related to your major in the LLC.

    Academic Rigor

    The students here are definitely pretty competitive in the honors classes that I am in. However, some of your general pre-requisite classes are rather large so there isn't much teacher-student interaction.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend to get to know your advisor and ask him/her all of your questions. It is better to be up-to-date with everything and know what you're going to do rather than to be lost and not knowing what you want to do.

    In three sentences

    Overall, this is a great university that offers an amazing affordable education. This school isn't as expensive as others, but the education that you get here is valuable. The campus is beautiful and Reno has great four-season weather.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have the blue light system which is an on campus pole connection system that students can push a button that will signal an alarm and call 911. It is faster than dialing 911 and there is one about every 100 yards away so students are always safe. There is also Campus Escort connected to it so students can call for rides to any place, except for commercial, within a 2-3 miles radius, with one of the designations being a campus location.

    Greek Life

    There are 8 social fraternities and 5 multicultural ones as well as 5 sororities and 5 multicultural ones.

    Clubs and Activities

    Education clubs, student government, ambassadors, engineering clubs, and over 300 more at Nevada!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For finals week we dress up the Mackay Statue and give tributes to Mackay in hopes of doing well on finals. It's crazy and fun to see and do!

    What to do for fun

    There are free movies at the Joe Crowley Student Union every Thursday, man hunt games, free food, clubs, bowling down the street, sporting events, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    For the food on campus, it really isn't bad. The meal plan that I have allows me to eat at a buffet style cafeteria with foods ranging from salad to burgers to a bunch of desserts. The store right next to the cafeteria is open late and the macaroni and cheese is just bomb!

    Dorm Life

    I admit, my first semester was crazy with students up at different hours causing a bunch of craziness, but I wouldn't trade it. I always hang out in my hallway and know pretty much everyone, at least by face. I had problems with my roommate but things have gotten better.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I have been taking have all been at a challenging level that I worked hard at to get the grade I wanted. They may have been challenging, but it wasn't too the point where I couldn't handle it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in a residence hall to make friends and to get involved on campus. Choose a major that you enjoy and classes that are interesting because if you're in a boring class you may struggle. Don't be discouraged; things may get rough but they will always get better.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Reno is a great school to better one's education, make long lasting friendships, and to get involved it many ways. Living in the resident halls has allowed me to become more social and learn more about myself. I would choose this school over and over again because it has helped to improve my life in so many ways.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has excellent security and is made up of a tight knit community. You feel safe and if you live off campus a free campus escort service will take you home after dark if you have been studying or in class.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs, something fore everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    The Nursing program is one of the top in the country. This school is also great for anyone going into geothermal, mining or who enjoys the out doors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When UNR plays UNLV in Los Vegas buses are provided and much of the student body travels to the game. The rivalry is great all in good fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Universities are expensive, however UNR is on the cheaper side of this scale. You get small classes and great instructors for half of what many universities cost.

    What to do for fun

    In the winter you are less then an hour away from five ski resorts. When the weather gets nice you can enjoy the Truckee River, midtown or downtown. The music scene is wonderful and being in Nevada everything is open all night.

    Food and Dining

    From my limited experience the food on campus is pretty good. There are options from Mexican restaurants to Chinese food. It is all affordable and man of the places to eat have great views of the city or the lakes on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor ranges as I am sure it does with most colleges. Some teachers are mind blowing and force you to think hard and creatively to succeed. On the other hand some professors allow students to skate by with little effort. There are plenty of amazing professors who will challenge you as long as you chose to take on the challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind and enjoy the areas that surround the campus. Take electives in many fields, you just may learn something.

    In three sentences

    A great education at an affordable price. Amazing location with access to beautiful mountains, an amazing lake and killer skiing. Small classes and hands on instruction.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    skiing, parties, shopping, kayaking, hiking,

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you talk to advisors to keep you on track.

    In three sentences

    UNR is a diverse campus with lots of areas to study in. The campus had ample places to study and most professors are willing to help students out of class.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Tons of stuff to do around the campus as well as off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Great variety of food. Large eating areas to relax and enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    Small rooms, but to be expected. Seemed fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Focused on the engineering departments, really cool.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay headstrong with your focuses.

    In three sentences

    Visited the campus a few months ago. Really beautiful and great vibe. Can't wait to attend.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Over 200 on-campus clubs, and it's super easy to start your own!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals week, everyone makes an offering to the statue of Mackay at the south end of campus - offerings are usually empty alcohol bottles.

    Bang for the buck

    THE BEST. Around $6,000 for in-state, $10,000 for out-of-state. You can't get better than that.

    What to do for fun

    Ski!! Or snowboard, whichever you prefer. There are hella ski resorts super close to campus, and they usually offer awesome college season passes that you can get with your Wolf Card. In the summer, beautiful Lake Tahoe is less than 40 minutes away for swimming, hiking, biking, and kayaking. The Truckee River also goes through Reno, and everyone loves to get drunk and float down it. Reno also has awesome nightlife - the casinos are always open and they're pretty much the only place that actually cares if you're 21; the rest of the bars are pretty lenient when it comes to fake ID's. And people love to party here - there's always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options all over campus: Starbucks, Panda Express, Port of Subs, Keva Juice, Einstein Bagel Bros., Cantina del Lobo, Outtakes, Peet's Coffee and Tea, the Overlook, Elements, the Downunder Cafe, and more.

    Dorm Life

    AMAZING! I lived in the dorms my freshman year and it was the best choice I've ever made. You've gotta go with Nye Hall - it's an older dorm but it's always the most social. You'll never be bored or lonely living in the dorms, I promise!

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on what you want to get out of it and what your study habits are - I've taken classes in almost every discipline at this university and gotten high grades, so if you put in the effort, you'll be rewarded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms your freshman year - it's an amazing experience that I guarantee will make you feel at home on campus. Also get involved in as many organizations as possible, and look into getting an on-campus job such as at the Student Union or Knowledge Center - since students are always graduating, those places almost always have job spots open, and it's the most convenient job ever.

    In three sentences

    This school is so underrated it's ridiculous. You get a Tier 1 education for a drastically lower price than other Tier 1 schools, and the university is located less than 40 minutes away from one of the top vacation destinations in the world, Lake Tahoe. Its medium size is also perfect - it creates the feel of a larger campus while still being small enough to award its students amazing research opportunities.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I wander around at night without fear. The rare crimes that occur are not on campus, they are on the outskirts, and should the worst happen, they are very clear and drill into you that they have special Blue Light poles with emergency contacts automatically ready for you, within eyesight no matter where you are on campus. They also have a special escort service that can drive you around in golf-carts or vans, should you feel too insecure or be going off campus.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a member, but I know 2 people who are, and they love it. It makes them VERY busy, but they seem to enjoy it regardless. There is 0 tolerance for hazing, and I've never heard a complaint about any of the greeks thus far.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always another club, or another thing to do, they are never full and always looking for more members. You won't be judged or hated as long as you care about what you join for.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves the sun and doesn't want to pay giant-university prices for it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The annual Moon-Off when we show UNLV what we think of them, might be counted as unusual, or maybe the Undie Run, (I forget why we do that one...) and I've always wanted to go up to the mountain and paint the giant N with them, but that's early in the year and I keep forgetting.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not the most active socially, but everyone I do know is always talking about some other thing they are doing or planning, so I know there is something here for everyone if they look for it.

    What to do for fun

    There's almost always an event or some kind of gathering on campus, there are fliers in many of the buildings, and just walking downtown and checking out the river is always a default if you get really bored.

    Food and Dining

    It could have been better. The downtown food was good, if I had the money to sustain it. Stay away from the cafeteria eggs, or your roommates will hate you.

    Dorm Life

    It was wonderful. Meeting new people, living in a suite-like situation with 7 other roommates (White Pine Hall) and getting to know them like family, I really hope everyone has the same experience I did. Don't neglect other people on the same floor either!

    Academic Rigor

    It's not bad if you stick with subjects you know and love. The general requirements are a pain, but they are just time-wasters, not real difficult on an academic scale.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't skip classes, my worst experiences have been as a result of that choice. Try to be a dorm student at least one year, and choose your meal plan wisely, it can be a huge waste if you have too many swipes left over for the week.

    In three sentences

    Very bright and positive atmosphere if you stay around campus. Every professor I've met cares about you and your future. Getting involved makes the entire experience much better.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food and dining could be enhanced. The food at the University of Nevada Reno is mediocre. I would suggest adding more of a variety to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at the University of Nevada Reno is very involved in students week to week activities. You can always count on an event or service provided by the dorms. It is a close nit community that helps bring students together.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Nevada Reno is a challenging institution to attend. Each subject, whether pertaining to your major or extra curricular, will challenge your critical thinking in a unique way. If you want to learn and get the most out of your education, the University of Nevada Reno is an institution worth considering.

  • 06/13/2013

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    Bang for the buck

    Some things are a little expensive but it is a university. They do have great deals on things you just have to make sure to look.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on around campus, mostly on the Quad or outside the student union.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to save up as much money as you can because sometimes unexpected costs come up.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada Reno is a good school. The teachers care and attend to the students needs when needed. They have a nice clean campus.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun there are lots of things. We have gym, sports, clubs, and you can even make up a team or club of whatever you like. You can't get bored at University of Nevada Reno.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. There is so much variety to choose from and everything is good and cheap. Students there don't get bored eating food from there because like I said before there is a lot of variety.

    Dorm Life

    I dot live on campus but I have friends that do and from what they have told me, dorm life is amazing and it has many benefits because you have everything there to help you. You have labs, friends, library, etc. so it sounds good.

    Academic Rigor

    Academia rigor is very important if you want to do good in school. It helps on your curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advise is to do the work and readings and study really hard for every exam. But most importantly always believe in yourself. University of Nevada Reno will always be willing to help you and it gives students many opportunities.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada Reno, it's a place where every student feels safe, smart, comfortable, well I can't describe what I feel because its just amazing.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always keeps you updated!

    Greek Life

    Not for me.

    Clubs and Activities

    Love all the clubs! Running club! Wooo!

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    GYM!

    What to do for fun

    The gym is tuns of fun! As well as all the clubs!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack!

    In three sentences

    I love the school! Amazing professors, peers, and environment!

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Offered.

    Great for these types of students

    All types. Very diverse campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We leave offerings to the founder's statue during finals for good luck. We have an undie run every year donating the clothes you are wearing to big brothers/big sisters. We have a moon off at midnight the week before our rivalry game with UNLV mooning in the direction of Vegas.

    What to do for fun

    Many options are available: Movies, shopping, sports, gym activities, theater, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    Finals week are a handful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to come in with a declared major. The majors here have a wide variety of per-requisits.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. We even have apps!

    Clubs and Activities

    Some are unorganized, but we all try to have fun at the end of the day.

    Great for these types of students

    Social students who love to be with other social students

    Bang for the buck

    Being an out of state student, i'm paying almost $10,000 a year. Compare that to in- state tuition that is over $20,000... wouldn't you come here too?

    What to do for fun

    There is always an event going on, so it is almost impossible to be bored on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Greasy foods is what college is all about, until you gain weight. Try eating salads and vegetables once in a while and you'll be set.

    Dorm Life

    It's all about the placement. If you have cool people on your floor, you'll have the best year of your life.

    Academic Rigor

    The science classes are no joke. If you don't study, you wont pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs, sororities and fraternities, and study hard. Follow these tips and you will fit in just fine.

    In three sentences

    The University is great, although i feel that the advisers could improve. I like the size, not too big, not too small- the Knowledge Center is my favorite place on campus. Class sizes are also decent; the teachers always try to make time to help you.

  • 07/06/2013

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    Campus Safety

    we have a blue light system that you cam press and the police will be there in 2 minutes. and we have a campus escort that goes throughout the night.

    Clubs and Activities

    So much to offer and if there isnt one that they have make one its super easy all you need is 9 people and 1 advisor.

    Great for these types of students

    love the cold and being outside.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    mooning vegas during homecoming and everyone pulls down there pants and moons UNLV. also the new freshman paint the N on the hill white.

    Bang for the buck

    University offers dorm supplies and fridge rentals that are cheap and affordable. also there are a lot of scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    go to Tahoe! join clubs and organization and go to school events.

    Food and Dining

    eat up because you pay for it and its good food.

    Dorm Life

    meet new people give them a chance and have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    academics are as hard as you make it so stay focused and you will achieve anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. Go outside the box. meet new people. have fun. stay active in your school.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and the people are very welcoming. Offers a wide range of classes. New campus and welcomes anyone to the wolf pack.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UNR's on campus Police is truly wonderful. No matter what time it is, what day or any weather you will always see someone in uniform. Also, they are located on campus like I stated before so if you have any problems they get there fast.

    Greek Life

    Huge at UNR, always booths set up and free food!!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    ANY CLUB YOU CAN THINK OF WE HAVE IT!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Go to class, missing clas is a bad habit that is truly so hard to get rid of. I would know. I may not be the smartest but attending class is a neccesary for good grades. ESSENTIAL

    What to do for fun

    UNR is FILLED with on campus activites throughout the whole entire school year, you will never be bored. The football games are probably the biggest attraction, but if thats not for you, join a club because they have litteraly EVERYTHING you can think of.

    Food and Dining

    Man, the downunder cafe is about as convienient as water. If you are hungry, they have something you will like. People trash talk this place, they have an assortmant of healthy food, but their selection of unhealthy food is about three times as much. Its your decision not anyone elses.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome! You will meet so many people, try and roomate up with a friend you know it makes life easier. Also, Argenta is where its at.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor is pushing yourself beyond what is easy. We push ourselves beyond our individual limits in order to get better at something. No, that is not a brilliant definition, but I think it's worth explaining this clearly and often to our students. Sports, reading, math, anger management, dieting -- to make progress in anything there has to be an element of rigor. Plain and simple.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your first year, defines your whole time being at the college. Dont slack, and do your Homework!!!

    In three sentences

    UNR, a Business school which offers several classes is a great school to attend. Classes are always available and the school is not impacted. Also, the school is Beautiful.

  • 07/13/2013

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    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants and meal options to choose from, that's the beauty of this campus. They have the Downunder Cafe (similar to a buffet), Starbucks, Einstein Bagels, and several other places to choose from. They're all on campus too! No need to worry about driving.

    Dorm Life

    There are several different residence halls to choose from and they all have unique features to them. I'm glad to be staying in the newest halls, The Living Learning Communities, they were built in 2012.

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors here seem very intelligent and helpful, I've heard from former students that they have learned so much and they enjoyed every bit of their learning experience.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Reno, is such a beautiful campus. There is so much greenery and it is a huge campus as well. Students and staff around campus are very friendly and helpful, they're all willing to help anyone with a question. I'm excited to be attending this fall!

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All freshmen get to paint the big white N on the hill which is pretty cool!

    What to do for fun

    So many things to do in the surrounding area - eat, shop, everything! But there are also many fun things to do on campus. UNR provides great ways for students to get together and catch up, from barbecues to sports fundraising events to movie nights - they have it all!

    Food and Dining

    Down Under Cafe is the place to go - so many meal choices and different options of types of food to each. So much variety! Also, the second and third floors of The Joe offer great choice as well, ranging from a bagel shop to Panda Express.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great; very social atmosphere. The rooms are pretty small but that was to be expected. the Living Learning Community is absolutely beautiful; Argenta Hall has private bathrooms in each room where as the rest of the dorm buildings have community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Nevada is one of the top tier universities in the state, if not the country. There are so many professors who have years of experience and can teach you what you need to know to excel in your field of study.

    In three sentences

    This school is absolutely amazing - from the campus to the faculty to the students who attend. I think UNR is a great university; there are so many academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. The atmosphere is great and I felt the strong sense of community and school pride the minute I stepped on campus.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    This is a great school and it is a good school and has enough competence to fight the schools in the UC Program. Majority of the students in this school are from California due to their cheap tuition rates, but equivalent to UC education. The food is great, but can get a little tiring eventually. This is a great school.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs, local entertainment, sororities and fraternities, shopping, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on the prospective student day trip. It helps you learn more about the school in 1 day and it really gives you a feel for the way life is at this college.

    In three sentences

    I love the friendly atmosphere. The campus is beautiful. The academic programs are both challenging and interesting.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I did buy a meal plan for myself called the Premium D meal plan. I think it is the one with the least amount of swipes you have to go into the cafe to get your meals. I think it will be sufficient enough for the time I will be spending there. Besides, I am allowed to have a refrigerator and microwave in the dorm if I get hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Im very pleased with the virtual tours of the dorms online. I was able to look at floor plans of the different rooms available. I was also pleased to be emailed my roommates number so we could get to know each other. The room I got at Manzanita Hall looks nice from what I see in the pictures. Lots of drawers are provided in the room and two closets. Some dorms have community bathrooms and others have a bathroom in the dorm. I am excited to live on campus and make new friends in the same hall.

    Academic Rigor

    I am looking forward to the career I chose to attend at the University. My career is the combination of both the science of computation and the physical hands-on part of engineering. I was pleased that the computer science program included both parts placed together, rather than separating them as two different career choices. I am excited to finally get into the core of becoming a software developer.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend considering this school if you live in-state for better scholarship opportunities and applying for early decision to get even more funding for your education.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    With all the emergency phones scattered around campus, offered classes on self- defense, and overall atmosphere, the place is pretty safe as long as you stay aware of your surroundings. More worrying is the possibility of petty theft.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything has a club here. Seriously - everything. Our athletic department isn't too shabby, either.

    Great for these types of students

    I'd recommend this university for pretty much anyone who wants a quality higher-level education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During Beat UNLV Week, the week devoted to beating our rival university, we deck ourselves out in red. Then we go donate those clothes right after we wear them, stripping down to our underwear. It's called the Undie Run, or something similar.. We also have a month devoted to John Mackay, a major supporter and developer of the university in its early years. It's filled with a load of activities and competitions, all to celebrate his contributions.

    What to do for fun

    Anything. There're random BBQs, for which I'm sure there are some specific causes, football games, parades, rush, homecoming, parties, and a megaload of clubs. Like skydiving club or fire-spinning club. I am not making this up. Those are seriously clubs here on campus. And they're awesome.

    Food and Dining

    Though the vegetarian options are lacking a bit, there's a variety of places to eat, all of which (at least, the ones I've tried) are of decent quality. They're not overly expensive, either - which is fitting, I guess. Their customers are all broke college kids. In terms of things that are green and growing, one'll have to visit a grocery store nearby if not in the mood for a simple garden salad. ...seriously, though. Deliciousness abound here. It's a good thing the campus has so many flights of stairs.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are set up in such a way as to encourage social life between those living in them. They're not good in terms of cell phone service, since the buildings are all made of brick and steel, but they're clean and quite homey. The majority of dorms also lack air-conditioning, but with the exception of a few unusual summer days, air-conditioning is an unnecessary luxury in Reno's climate. Students in the dorms are also very codependent and friendly, and the sense of community is almost overwhelming.

    Academic Rigor

    Though it's important to grow in terms of social life, the university staff and students all put education first, and all of the programs are top-rate; this resulted in the university's earning of Tier I status.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions. Don't be afraid to talk to advisors, counselors, and even just people who are walking around campus (unless they're in a hurry to get to class - in which case, leave them be). Check and double check everything pertaining to the academic aspect of your time here, but don't over-stress; it's not good for your health. Lastly, get involved in some way - there's a number of clubs, organizations, study groups, and resources all concentrated on campus.

    In three sentences

    This university puts major emphasis on academic without sacrificing any aspect of co- and extra-curricular activities. There is a very strong sense of community here among students of all levels and the staff. I feel as though I belong and that I will go through an extremely productive and beneficial period of growth in my four years here.

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is important to the university. There are blue phones all around campus and the parking garages, police that is present on campus, and at night, there is a campus escort service to take you to your dorm or vehicle.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can't find a club or activity to meet your desires, your fault. There is so much on campus for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    As far as value for your dollar, Reno is high- if you are a resident. Even if you are a non-resident, the value is still there compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities on campus, day and night, to give you something to do!

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of variety, however, it is on the expensive side.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorm, but I hear pretty good things about it. I hear it is a little cramped but that folks mostly get along and have fun. A lot of students live off campus especially if they are local.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are willing to put in the work, you will get the grade. That being said a lot of students don't put in the extra work. That is your decision. What the university offers to help you succeed- writing workshops, tutoring, extensive library services, an amazing computer lab, and most of the professors will go out of their way to spend time with you. So if you don't make a passing grade, it is your fault.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your applications in on time before the deadline. Grants and scholarships are available to you, but not after the deadline.

    In three sentences

    This beautiful campus situated near downtown Reno, Nevada is an amazing university that has everything you need to succeed in your college career and in life. The professors and staff want you to succeed so they go out of their way, with smiles on their faces, to make sure you have everything you need at your finger tips.

  • 08/05/2013

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    Clubs and Activities

    I am hoping to join the Lacrosse club

    Bang for the buck

    I am not really getting a bank for my buck this year because I am an out of state student.

    What to do for fun

    Just explore.

    Food and Dining

    Well I have tried the campus food and so far it was good. We stayed at Harrahs in Reno when we went to visit and it was very nice

    Dorm Life

    Cant wait to try it out.

    Academic Rigor

    I like to play all sports but I usually just try them out and if I have an interest I play it for awhile but then I move on to something else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early and don't wait to the last minute for anything.

    In three sentences

    I give high rankings to the campus, when we pulled up to the campus it was so clean and really well kept. I give high rankings to the staff that I have met so far. They have been so helpful in all my questions about starting school and where to get information. No one has made me feel inadequate because I do not know about college life. I think the orientation event was very well put together and a lot of information was given.

  • 08/06/2013

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    Greek Life

    cant wait to see what they have to offer.

    What to do for fun

    almost everything you can imagine

    Tips for prospective students

    come in knowing your priorities and get involved in campus life

    In three sentences

    Seeing what this university has to offer, it made me can't wait to attend in a few weeks. When all my friends asked me how i liked it so far, i told them that they should seriously consider looking into going there. Honestly can't wait to start soon.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Havent been on the campus too much but all the orientation guides said there is a lot to do on campus. Stuff like movie nights and they even have live concerts on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Like I said before the dining halls are great and they have quite a few fast food place that you can buy food from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice looking and every residence hall is different. Each dorm would comply to what type of personality you have.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started my classes yet but all the people I talked to their sounded very smart and educated.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very big and spacious and all the buildings are very nice and well engineered. The people there are super cool and very friendly. Food is great in the dining halls and they have a nice selection of fast food as well.

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus seems to be a safe environment. I have never once been in a situation that I felt I was in danger. The campus police is always on duty and patrolling to ensure everyones safety.

    Greek Life

    I love the greek life that UNR has. I am hoping to make it in one of the fraternities. Greek life not only allows everyone to build life long relationships. It gives us the chance to get out and do something new and fun every day. I personally hope I can get in to make connections with allumni and hopefully build a bright and prospective future for myself with the support of the fraternity.

    Great for these types of students

    UNR is great for students of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. There are hundreds of clubs offered for just about anything you can possibly think of. Everyone has a place they belong here, but at the end of the day we are all a big family. GO WOLFPACK!!

    What to do for fun

    The social atmosphere of UNR is my favorite part about it. Although I am here for school, everyone needs a break here and there. The greek life program here is phenominal. There is multiple courtyards all around campus, sport games, dances, and random social events almost daily. Everyone is so kind and outgoing that I have met so far. One of my favorite things is the building that the gym is located in. There are so many clubs, intremueral sports, and social oppourtunities here.

    Food and Dining

    As a freshman living in the dorms I am on a meal plan. At the bottom floor of my dorm building there is a giant food court with multiple options of food to eat and a great staff cooking it all. It is always clean and i am never disappointed. Right next to the food court area is also a store where students can buy snacks, drinks, toiletries, and order several combo meal options. The campus also has multiple food courts with port of subs, panda express, starbucks, and much more.

    Dorm Life

    I personally am a freshman living in the dorms here. I have never been happier in my entire life. The dorms provide me to experience a social environment that nothing else can give. It is so fun meeting everyone, learning their stories, and applying it all to my life to help me grow as a person and stay open minded.

    Academic Rigor

    I love every single one of my classes and teachers. Although it can be stressful at times the academic program here is amazing. UNR provides students with difficult classes, and multiple ways to recieve help in passing every single class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get distracted by all of the social events. At the end of the day you are in college to learn and do well in your studies. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with having fun when you have some free time, everyone deserves a break. That's where the responsibility of being a college student comes to play. Take time each and every day to manage your time and make the best decisions for you. The school goes above and beyond with buildings and staff committed specifically to helping all students to succeed.

    In three sentences

    The scenery of UNR is gorgeous with the big brick buildings surrounded by all of the well maintained plants, grass, and trees. I love the atmosphere that UNR allows the students to experience. It is so welcoming and genuine. The schools staff is amazing. Everyone will go out of their way to help, support, and build relationships with every student.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I was in a sorority for a while but decided it wasn't for me. I decided it was a better idea to spend that money on traveling abroad and that's exactly what I did. I went and traveled through central and south America which was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

    Great for these types of students

    STUDY ABROAD!!! I studied in Costa Rica which was the best experience I have ever had. I became really good at Spanish and it made me confident enough to decide to buy a one way ticket to Peru where I later went to Bolivia and Colombia. If UNR hadn't had such a great study abroad program (they are the headquarter for USAC...the University Study Abroad Consortium) I would not have been able to have the amazing experiences I had.

    What to do for fun

    I'm a very active person who takes full advantage of living in a great place such as Reno. I backpack in the Sierras, rock climb, and cycle. I also am an avid runner and frequently run half marathons. On the side I work for SAFF (Sierra Association for Foster Families) where I tutor kids who don't have stable home lives and need extra support to stay in school and learn to love learning. I'm part of the Carabiner Club on campus which is a climbing club. I also volunteer in a lab on campus where we are trying to maintain the invasive aquatic species in Lake Tahoe.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of great food available. My favorite place to eat it up at the med school. There, they have their own garden where they produce their own fruits and vegetables that are so delicious and great healthy choice. Also, it supports our own students and everything grown is very sustainable.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I never stayed in the dorms however I had many friends who did who I would visit constantly. They are the closest you can get to living on campus which allows you a more convenient college experience. Also, they are a great way to meet a lot of people. My current roommate is dating a guy she met in the dorms and they are both in their senior years about to graduate.

    Academic Rigor

    There are classes that are definitely more challenging than others and in my opinion, it is the more challenging classes that you learn more and you have a greater appreciation for you grade when you know you worked hard for it and didn't take the easy way out.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage all incoming students to actively get involved in the work that their professors do. Try to get into labs, lead discussion groups, or become a teaching assistant. Not only will this help you strengthen your resume but it will allow you to get to know your professors personally enabling them to write you letters of rec commendation.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Reno has been the foundation of my upper level education which has not only motivated me for even more education but also pursuing all opportunities that have been presented to me. It's a wonderful institution with encouraging professors who are academically supportive. I am proud to say I attend this university and it will be a triumphant day, this coming May, that I hold my degree in Biological Sciences from this university.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very secure, I have only heard of one incident and it was a robbery that happened at 4 in the morning because two students were walking down a sketchy ally on the outskirts of campus, somewhere they shouldn't have been in the first place. Other than that and everything on campus is very safe with emergency phone placed strategically around campus and in the parking structures.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs from the climbing club to the nap club to the buddhist club. UNR has it all.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely got enough bang for my buck. I am very happy with my decision to attend UNR. There is always something to do with people who want to help you in an atmosphere geared towards learning. Everyone is there for the same reason you are, education.

    What to do for fun

    There are always things to do on campus. Everyday walking to class there is a new both set up on the lawns trying to inform you of something. There are movies showing for free every Thursday night and many sports games every weekend. Also there are a ton of major based, recreational, or random clubs can be joined. If you keep your eyes open you can always find something to do with a new friend.

    Food and Dining

    There are little food nooks everywhere on campus with a semi-wide variety but these places are on campus and they are very accessible so they do cost a pretty penny at times.

    Dorm Life

    Sorry, I don't live in the dorms so I haveing nothing to say about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are the usually hardness but others expect more work from the student. It just depends on the class level you are attending like general education classes versus major specific courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an eye out for deadlines. Whether it is the application or financial aid deadline make sure that you're on top of them. There is nothing more stressful than having to petition the Dean to let you in because you missed the deadline.

    In three sentences

    This is my first semester at UNR but I have attended college for four years now. All the staff and teacher are extremely helpful and are on your side. They go out of their way to hep you and answer your questions correctly. There is definitely a ton of school spirit here and something fun happening on campus everyday.

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beat UNLV week is always a big deal on campus. There are beat UNLV t-shirts as well a the moon-off where all the students go to the quad and face north and essentially moon in Vegas's direction.

    What to do for fun

    Any of the sports events on campus are fun, football is the best. Even if you aren't a football fan, which I am not, you will enjoy the game. There are also free movies at the theatre in the student union building every week.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but teachers are willing to help you if you are willing to help yourself.

    In three sentences

    There is always something to do on campus. You will make great friends and take some really good, and even some fun, classes. The university has some amazing professors.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Reported a bike theft a little while ago, but no real crime anywhere near the campus. The police station in the Student Services Building will respond to any call right away, and they always help you fill out a report.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 300 of them....Just saying.

    Bang for the buck

    If you get Federal Aid or Millennium Scholarship for Nevada students, this is literally one of the cheapest universities in the country!

    Food and Dining

    The food's a little pricey depending on where you go, but every restaurant on campus makes great food!

    Dorm Life

    Cheap, nice rooms, and you're guaranteed to make friends with all your hallmates!

    Academic Rigor

    College work in general is a little challenging, but if you manage your time, the academic workload for this school is pretty doable. For any major, in fact.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your entrance exams ASAP, and apply for the housing scholarship if you plan on living on-campus, but think you can't afford the $650 payment.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada is the best school in the state! The school's affordable, and it's in a great town with a lot of outdoor activity. The students and teachers are very friendly, and we have an incredible campus!

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Plenty of services are available to students to maintain campus safety, such as campus escort rides up to 2 miles away from the school.

    Great for these types of students

    Has a great business, nursing, and engineering schools.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students pay tribute to MacKay around finals by leaving empty alcohol bottles, cigarettes, or other vices, to pray for good grades. Every year students gather on the quad to howl at the moon, called the Moon Off.

    In three sentences

    UNR has a beautiful campus, great teachers, plenty of fun things to do, up to date technology, good food options, and overall a great place to do your studies. I highly recommend this school, and I will miss it now that I'm an alumni.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe! In case of any emergency, little blue kiosks can be found around campus, and with the touch of a button, will offer service from the nearest police officer!

    Greek Life

    Many Fraternities and Sororities can be found around campus. Joining a frat or sorority can help you meet tons of new people!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are TONS of clubs offered here on campus (over 400!!). They offer clubs that will interest any student!

    Great for these types of students

    I feel as though UNR is perfect for any type of student, but if you really hate cold weather, you might want to stay away!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not wear anything associated with UNLV (University of Nevada, Las Vegas). There is a vary intense rivalry here and anything associated with UNLV will be frowned upon! :)

    Bang for the buck

    For the price, the University of Nevada is perfect! I really feel as though the University of Nevada has become my home away from home!

    What to do for fun

    I personally love to go to the gym! They offer several different classes for anyone interested in getting a quick, or intense workout! The campus hosts several different activities to keep the students active, the most recent being a concert performed by Big Sean! Also not to far away is Tahoe, which offers various snow activities and a chance to visit beautiful hiking places and a gorgeous lake for when it gets warm!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good, but it can be quite unhealthy. They offer a variety of choices in the buffet here on campus, and other franchises such as Panda express, Port of Subs, and Eienstein's Bagels can be found on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I definitely recommend living in the dorms for at least one of your college years! The dorms here are really nice and you get to meet a lot of new people!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here can be challenging! However, the professors really take their jobs seriously and strive to provide the students with a tier 1 education. Be prepared to do some studying!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not used to cold weather, be prepared for a wake-up call. Reno gets very cold, so I definitely recommend bringing heavy jackets intended for snowy days. The food here is good, but definitely get a Lombardi (on-campus gym) membership because the freshman 15 is real!

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada, the preferred name of the school, is AWESOME! I would highly recommend this school; The education is tier 1 at an affordable price! I would rate this university a 8/10!

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Down town is a blast (when your 21). Archies and the Wolfden are great college places to hang out in

    Food and Dining

    There are places to eat on all parts of campus so if your hungry its pretty convenient

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very rigorous and kind of a lot of work but then there are others that are a lot of work but its totally worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Use rate my professor and make sure you take a campus tour before your first day!

    In three sentences

    I love this university! everything you need is on campus and everyone is very helpful. Almost all of the teachers are amazing and make you really enjoy classes.

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Well lit, emergency phones and a campus police force.

    Greek Life

    There's an assortment of fraternities & sororities to check out.

    Clubs and Activities

    You will find getting involved on campus is very important at UNR. Especially if you are from out of state.

    Great for these types of students

    Check for yourself.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The engineering school has a bank of richter scales showing seismic activity around the world. It's neat to see. Locate the following interesting items: The statue of John Mackay, The Freemont Cannon, something called an Artemesia, The Virginia Street Foot Bridge, and the building where your intended major or school has its office.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm a former student living in California. Unlike most schools I've seen, the week end & distance education options are lacking at UNR. More opportunities in this area would make all the difference in attaining my goal of degree completion.

    What to do for fun

    Definitely get involved on campus in some way. And of course Wolfpack football is the best.

    Food and Dining

    I visited the campus recently and the dining facilities were very nice. However, I noticed Starbucks was charging a premium price on campus.

    Dorm Life

    It's been awhile since I was there, but I heard its very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    It was difficulty for me. I'm going back later in life so things are a bit different I suspect. The campus is fully wired now. It was not when I went there in the 90's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus. Make sure core humanities classes are completed at UNR.

    In three sentences

    Great campus with many opportunities to learn and advance. Not a lot of distance education options for students who need to complete degree requirements from other states.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Nevada is a party school so if you like to party this is the school to go to. There is also snowboarding/skiing in the winter months and river rides in the summer. Any outdoor activity you can think of is possible here.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't half bad but if you are paying 1k + there should be better tasting food.

    Dorm Life

    Lived in the dorms for 2 years and I met the most horrible rude people. I enjoyed the friends I made in classes but to come home to the dorms is a horrible decision.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics is a joke. Most professors just want to be a teachers pet to get the grade or judge you to get a grade. you don't have to learn anything to get a grade just memorize and then forget after the test. Such a waste!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not listen to advisers listen to your sheets of courses needed to graduate.

    In three sentences

    Worst decision made thus far in life. Complete waste of time.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is secure enough and has the blue emergency lights just in case.

    Greek Life

    Greek life runs the campus, unfortunately.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 50 clubs and activities to join.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for the students who are willing to learn and have fun at the same time! Also, it helps if the students enjoy cold weather.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many traditions at the University beginning from welcome week to homecoming week and everything after.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Nevada- Reno is a wonderful campus with many options to explore.

    What to do for fun

    There are always things to do at the University. You can join a club or intramural sport and attend many events held by different committees. You can grab a study buddy and a room at the Knowledge Center and study for fun or you can just sit in the quad and enjoy the view.

    Food and Dining

    Food at the Downunder Cafe is average, but keeps you full. There are plenty of options, but they get tiring after a while. Learn to improvise when it comes to food, and you'll be set.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is absolutely the greatest experience. Dorms are well kept and maintained, Resident Assistants are extremely polite and helpful with living adjustments, and the people you meet are all guaranteed friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here are very well planned out. The curriculum for each major is difficult enough to make you think and work hard, but the help from teachers and resources such as the Knowledge Center, Math lab, Writing Center, etc. account for guaranteed success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should expect a wonderful college experience where they will learn more about themselves and be able to interact with many different students of different backgrounds which is always fun. It gets cold, so pack all your sweaters and jackets! College is a whole new deal and mom and dad cannot deal with your problems, so this is the place where you can mature.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Reno is an exquisite school with many opportunities for success. The campus itself is beautiful and welcoming; it feels like home. The amount of resources available to students as well as the intelligent and helpful staff, counts for an overall wonderful experience.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is fantastic! There are numerous security and police officers around campus. The campus is always well lit and escort programs are available to transport students around campus in additional safety. In all of my time attending U.N.R I have never once felt unsafe.

    What to do for fun

    There is a nearly endless amount of activities located on or near the campus. From the events such as plays, stand up comedians and movies which frequently occur on campus to the large scale events put on by the neighboring casinos, there is never a lack of activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple restaurants located on and near campus. The restaurants can range from very cheap yet filling to expensive and satisfying. With close proximity to downtown Reno and numerous casinos award winning buffets are also only a walk away.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life of the University of Nevada Reno is very comfortable. Dorms are modern and large enough to be comfortable for multiple students. Some dorms are even located in beautiful and historic buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of a students course is based on the individual students aptitude and major. With this being said however the University of Nevada Reno hosts very challenging and impressive coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    The greatest bit of advice I could give to a new student, would be to take the time to learn the campus. If you do not take the time to learn the names of the buildings and where they are located you run the risk of being late to class and important meetings.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada Reno is a fantastic college, and one I would highly recommend to most prospective students. The campus is beautiful, and is located very near downtown Reno. Combine this with a friendly and numerous outdoor activities on campus and you have a great college.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school provides shuttle services if you live within 2 miles from campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is very connected within the Reno/Sparks community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 300 unique clubs!!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone type of student would fit into the Wolf Pack family. Great for students that are older and continuing their education.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of living is more affordable than other states. Students could opt out of student housing and rent an apartment or small house to cut down on costs. Public transportation is available throughout the downtown area and campus.

    What to do for fun

    Reno has a lot to offer because of it's location. Tahoe is an hour away so it's perfect if you love the outdoors. Reno has it's own art & music community so there is always an event to attend. The parks are beautiful for an optional study site or just to unwind from studying.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is cafeteria style. However, there is a lot of unique cafes & restaurants near campus that offer a variety of food and most meals are under $10.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in dorms but my friends do. Most of my friends like dorms because they feel safe. There are a few apartment style dorms near campus that are really efficient and less crowded than the traditional style dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Think of college as a job. Develop good study habits and healthy lifestyle choices. Access the library as much as possible. Be an active listener and participate in class. Reach out to the professors and academic advisors!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be persistent, especially if your an out-of-state student. Complete all paperwork on time and don't be afraid to ask questions. Immerse yourself in clubs and activities on campus. Utilize the Student Health Center & Counseling Center for any challenges or obstacles you may face.

    In three sentences

    The campus is centrally located near downtown Reno. The staff & professors are approachable, diverse, and well-respected within the community. The library has a variety of technology available to be a successful student.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are constantly sending memos and emails about what is happening on campus which is good.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO MANY CLUBS TO CHOOSE FROM!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    It is a good priced school in my opinion

    Food and Dining

    I didn't really like the DC food personally.

    Dorm Life

    I suggest that every student at least try the dorm life for one year. Yes it is more expensive than living off campus however you get to meet so many people. I don't regret doing it, I loved my first year dorm because I was able to meet true people who I believe will be life long friends and I've had the college experience just give it a try!

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like its basically the norm, I mean you have those extremely hard classes and you have the extremely easy ones. It all depends

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Fun.

    Great for these types of students

    greek life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bring bottles to the mackay statue the week of finals. (alcoholic)

    What to do for fun

    A lot of different things to do for fun. You just have to find it.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you always know whats happening on campus.

    In three sentences

    Its a good school. Not really a party school. Beautiful campus.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Please see what I wrote under Dorm Life.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Nevada, Reno residential life, housing, and food service department has not been fair in its practices. I told the office over the phone that I had a family emergency where my sister had a roommate suddenly leave and she couldn't afford to live there without me moving in since the aforementioned roommate was paying for half of everything. The office informed me that I would not be refunded my $125 deposit and that I would owe 25% of the $2635 charge for the semester in the dorm, which means I'll lose $783.75 even though the move-in date isn't until this Sunday, January 19th. They offered to transfer my license agreement to the 2014-2015 academic year; however, I explained to them that this option wouldn't work since I begin pharmacy school in Colorado in August. Also, I spoke with the student I was assigned to live with, and she decided she no longer wanted a roommate. In other words, she chose to have the room all to herself, which means UNR won't be losing money because she'll be paying much more to be alone. Despite her filling this vacancy, UNR still expects me to pay the above-mentioned amount. I have no choice in paying because any financial aid covers UNR charges before I'm issued a refund check to use for food, gas, and other living expenses. Even if the student I was assigned to live with had still wanted a roommate, I believe this policy is unfair for students and the cancellation fee is ridiculously high. Moreover, this policy is not written on the housing application, but referenced in one sentence on the bottom of the last page in conveniently smaller font. Interestingly, I couldn't find this information anywhere on their website, but succeeded with an Internet search. Additionally, the Parking Services department informed me that there was a waiting list for the dorm garage because the faculty garage was full and some faculty were parking in the dorm garage now. This garage, meant for Sierra Hall dorm students, has 6 people on its wait list thanks to this situation. Finally, I'd like to provide a link that discusses issues students have had with meal plans, which are supervised by the same department that controls the dorms (http://unrforliberty.com/2008/06/lets-talk-about-greed-unr-housing-and_25.html). Please note that the article was written on June 25th, 2008 and demonstrates how long this problem has been around. I think at least hundreds of students, if not more, have been affected because 2440 students lived in the dorms for the 2012-2013 academic year. I wouldn't be surprised if many were forced to stay because they couldn't afford losing almost $800. I have contacted all local news stations with the hope that they will make the public aware of how this university mistreats its students because I don't see any other way for a significant change to manifest itself.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is laughable.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always things going on around campus. From a night in the joe, to concerts, to movie nights.

    Food and Dining

    Yummy.

    Dorm Life

    Living at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Good.

    Tips for prospective students

    None.

    In three sentences

    Nevada has great resources like the math center, writing center, etc. All of my professors have been great. There are more than enough quiet places to sit and study or do whatever you want to do.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency telephones all over campus. Lots of campus police.

    Greek Life

    Terrible. Minimal sororities, and if one has an infraction, they kick them of campus. I know from experience.

    What to do for fun

    The Wal, Wolf Den and Corkscroo are the best local bars (good food too). Go to the sports games; they're always fun. Skiing and snowboarding in the mountains over winter, Lake Tahoe in the Summer.

    Food and Dining

    Good options like Panda Express and Port of Subs, but very limited other dining options.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in them, heard good things from friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Fairly easy core curriculum. Not too much expected out of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect a typical, movie-like experience. Be aware that you will be walking A LOT, as the campus is large and very spread out. If you want to join a sorority or a fraternity, I wouldn't. The administrators care very little about Greek life.

    In three sentences

    UNR has terrible parking, and it's very expensive for a parking permit. The administrators value sports above education, and pride themselves on it. UNR has a good range of majors and minors, especially for mining, engineering and medical fields.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It feels safe, there are lots of lights on campus and there are always people on campus no matter what time of the day it is.

    Greek Life

    In not in a fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs that you can get into. No matter what your interests are theres a a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love the outdoors yet still having the city life options available.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Making offers to the Mackay Stadium during finals week

    Bang for the buck

    Most of the professors make you buy access to online homework websites that cost up to fifty bucks not to mention the outrageous cost of textbooks that your lucky to open once.

    What to do for fun

    You can head up to the mountains for some snow sports, or to the lake in the summer. There are lots of things you can do here whether you like to be out exploring the desert or you enjoy the city life.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of great options to choose from when you are hungry at campus. Theres a little bit of every kind of food the only downfall is the cost.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes I have taken felt extremely hard for being a low level class while others that are considered higher level are much easier and you can easily slide through it and receive a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore all of your options first. Selecting your college is a big deal and it should not be chosen right away. Check out different colleges and find one that you feel the most comfortable at.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school but could use some more social activities to really bring the students together. The class sizes are great except for your math and science classes where you have 300+ kids packed into a room that comfortably seats 200. Overall its a good school it could just use some improvements with upgrading technology in some rooms.

  • 01/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Awful Awful Burger (seen on the food network)

    What to do for fun

    Reno NV has all 4 seasonsâ?¦Summer:Lake Tahoe is 40 minutes away! Snow: Go Ski!

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a Club,Fraternity,Sorority,Sport Anything That will allow you to get involved!

    In three sentences

    -Beautiful Campus. -Amazing Student Union. -Technologically advanced library.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to do before picking an education route.

    In three sentences

    UNR has a very beautiful campus. The school is becoming more popular on a national scale. The University administration is constantly trying to improve the school.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police can and will notify students of any unsafe places to stay away from during a certain period of time. They will also make sure that those who signed up to be on the text or email list are aware of anything dangerous that may have happened anywhere near their surroundings.

    Clubs and Activities

    Statistics say that students who are involved around campus have a higher success rate opposed to those who may not be as active. We have over 200 clubs and organizations on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Fall semester, the University throws a fun run that goes around campus. It's not your average run though mainly because everyone (girls too) runs in their underwear. It's called the 'Undie Run.' Every year, at the beginning of the first home football game, the freshmen class runs across the field representing their class (and school) and a fresh start to new beginnings.

    Food and Dining

    Although there is a variety offered, sometimes the food in our cafe can get repetitive and tiring. Our cafe doesn't have a lot of gluten-free items which can be an issue for some students. We have our very own Starbucks on campus! We have fast food and a restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    There is 24/7 security. Statistics say that students who live on-campus have a higher success rate than those who live off-campus. It's an opportunity to meet more people and increase your chances of making life-long friends. There are always events and activities in each dorm to help students reduce stress, stay involved, and learn more about their community. Some of the events I participated in were making stress balls, learning how to compose a resume for a job, practicing how to interview for a job, and learning more about the prerequisites I need to take for my major. Living on-campus is convenient because everything you need is right there.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of Nevada's professors have a Ph.D. The University offers so many resources to help you remain successful and benefit from. Some of the resources are as follows: the Math Center, the Tutoring Center, the Writing Center, and the Disability Resource Center.

    Tips for prospective students

    We aren't too far from Lake Tahoe so if you plan on skiing, snowboarding, or anything of that nature, make sure you are equipped with enough gear. Reno is in higher altitude than the rest of Nevada, therefore, it snows. It wouldn't be a bad idea to bring a heavy coat, especially if you have a low tolerance for 20-50 degree weather during the winter time. I encourage everyone who struggles with math to definitely use the Math Center! The tutors (which are also students) are very helpful; they understand everyone's different levels of understanding in math. No matter the class, they can help you pass!

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Reno is a tier one school which means we fall under the category of the nation's top 100 accredited Universities. Nevada is affordable compared to most Universities. Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers Quarterback) graduated from my school!

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of Nevada has a rivalry against University of Las Vegas, Nevada - there is an annual run in which students wear all red (the school color of UNLV) and streak.

    Bang for the buck

    For a tier-one university, tuition is reasonable.

    Food and Dining

    Students living in the dorms are required to eat at a cafeteria on campus called the DC which provides food which students have described as being boring as the year went on, but I have personally eaten there a handful of times and have enjoyed the meals. There are different meal plans varying greatly in price depending on how often a student would like to eat. The DC offers a wide variety of vegetarian and even vegan options. As far as other food options on campus go, there are a variety of fast food options including Starbucks, Keva Juice, Panda Express - the list doesn't end there. A local business, Great Full Gardens, is currently being built within a building on campus, and it offers non vegetarian, vegetarian, and vegan food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms due to the unreasonable prices, but do have a sufficient amount of friends who went that route. Some of the dorms are nicer than the others - older ones tend to be more cramped and less flashy while the newer ones are more modern looking and have nicer floors in general, from upholstery to space. Some dorms offer private bathrooms and other dorms have one bathroom to a hall. Students have the option of living in co-ed or same-sex dorms. New dorms are currently being built on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is sufficient - a good amount of teachers do assign plenty of additional reading outside of class and though the university standard allows three excused absences before one's grade is effected, missing class does put one behind. Most professors have a sufficient amount of office hours in which you can visit them and seek additional help, and most are even willing to schedule additional appointments outside of their office hours to help. The work is challenging, but the courses aren't without sufficient guidance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on or close to campus as the public transportation in Reno is horrendous and unreliable. Don't buy textbooks from the Wolf Shop - rent them or buy them used wherever you can find them cheapest. Keep every paper you're given, and keep your binders organized.

    In three sentences

    The school is incredibly aesthetically pleasing and the newer buildings are incredibly well-equipped with everything a student could want or need. Most of the professors take their job seriously and put effort into both teaching thoroughly and grading fairly. The tuition is cheap compared to other universities while still maintaining a tier-one status.

  • 03/29/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    WUE makes it cheaper than UW for a Washington State Resident, even if housing is counted at UNR, but not UW.

    Food and Dining

    The Downunder Cafe is has amazing food!

    Dorm Life

    I stayed overnight in an LLC, and it was really cool.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should apply- they offer a lot of scholarships to those who apply, and they ARE a Tier 1 institution.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus, and the people on the campus. They have a really cool lab for Biochemistry Undergrads here, called the 10,000 Hour Lab.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just like for other universities, I don't recommend walking alone at night because the campus is located near downtown, and it is an open campus. However, the university offers Campus Escort, which are students that will you pick you up at one building and drop you off at another so that you don't have to walk alone at night. In addition, the campus has different poles situation in all over the university,which allow the students to immediately contact someone if they are in danger. If needed the campus police are available as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The quad is beautiful, especially during the early months of fall. It's relaxing to just lie on the grass and look up at the trees.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to do on campus. One example of this is the Night of All Nations, which is an event that celebrates different cultures with food, musical performances, and more! There is also the Relay for Life, an event that takes place for hours on the football field to raise money for cancer. Many activities take place during Relay for Life, such as traditional ceremonies, zumba, performances by the Glee club, and more. During the winter the students can visit the outdoor skating rink or go to Lake Tahoe to snowboard or ski. During warm weather students can travel to the lake as well or visit the Truckee River. Something simple, but always fun, is to find different food places in the city- there are many! Students can join clubs and learn more about themselves; there are multiple clubs offered from religiously-based clubs, to sports-centered clubs, to community service opportunities,etc.

    Food and Dining

    Although the university offers many different places to eat, they are too expensive and do not allow the students to buy a filling meal for a decent price. However, I think this is something that many universities in the United States could improve.

    Dorm Life

    A lot of students live on campus, so there is a lot of activity related with the dorms. Each dorm is different, but each allows the students to get to classes quickly and easily because they are located on-campus. Also, there are many different options for students, such as undergraduate dorms of 2- 8 people and apartment style dorms for upperclassmen that still want to live on campus. Some dorms are noisier than others, and some provide more safety than others. Of course, dangerous things happen from time to time, but generally the dorms are secure and are consistently supervised. There are also activities in the dorms that promote academic success and community. Most of the dorms are located near the dining hall, which is very convenient for the first year.

    Academic Rigor

    From my experience, I have had excellent teachers and teachers that were simply adequate or did not teach very well. I've had teachers that have pushed me to improve from day one and teachers that have made me really think and make decisions. I would recommend that students look at Rate My Professor and research about the professor. However, when looking up these professors, don't simply look to see if the class is an Easy-A or if the teacher is good looking; try to find out if the teacher is passionate about what he/she teachers. As you get more advanced into your research and your studies, you will earn the opportunity to really get involved and really get to know the professors. Many of your professors will invest in their students so that the students will get so much out of their education. You can rest assured that your educational experience at the University of Nevada, Reno is of good quality and worthwhile.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should sign up for the Nevada Bound program, or any program similar, that allows the student to visit the campus with his/her parents, ask the tour guide questions, and meet with different professors. This student should look at the list of majors offered at the university, especially if he/she is interested in a specific major that the University of Nevada, Reno offers, such as pre-veterinarian studies, engineering, or speech language pathology. Ask any friends that have attended the school any questions that you can think of, and do not be afraid to ask the ambassadors/ tour guides questions when they come up.

    In three sentences

    The university is beautiful, welcomes students of all cultures and from all around the world, and is recognized for having many incredible programs. There are many programs available to students to help them succeed, such as the tutoring and writing center. The university offers many things to students, such as clubs, volunteering experience, internships, hands-on learning, professional experience, passionate instructors and counselors, and more.

  • 04/16/2014

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    Food and Dining

    the food and dining around the campus is amazing! there are not a lot of big name brands but all the little mom and pop restaurants are reasonability priced and the taste and quality is 5 stars!

    Dorm Life

    I would not know this answer because I am not a student at this school.

    Academic Rigor

    I would not know because I am not a student at the University of Nevada-Reno.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada is a lovely campus and Reno its self is a fantastic area. I have never been to the campus but I have been in the Reno area and the people are amazing. For a Cali girl who has lived 20 miles from Los Angles most of my life, you can trust me these people are AMAZING!

  • 04/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UNR takes many precautions to ensure student safety. There is a service free of charge called campus escort that has designated drivers that come and pick up/drop off students. Text message alerts are also available that details any police report that was filed on or near campus and even severe weather conditions.

    Greek Life

    Greek life often hold events to raise money for their philanthropy. To them its charity work, to the rest of the student body it means free food, live music, and a fun way to spend our day.

    Clubs and Activities

    Joining a club that is specific to your chosen major greatly helps with making connections and becoming a part of the network. Internships are often offered to those in the clubs first, and club members get better letters of recommendations because they end up getting to know the professors better.

    Great for these types of students

    Greek life is perfect for those who are social butterflies. The Knowledge Center (library) is great for those who study a lot and they have rooms where groups can meet and work on projects or simply study together. UNR offers a variety of options that are great for all kinds of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals week, many people will place empty liquor bottles at the foot of the Mackay statue as a tribute to him and the all of hard work they've done.

    What to do for fun

    The Knitting Factory always has a lot of concerts from many different types of artists. Lake Tahoe is less than an hour away, and it's great for a weekend trip or just for a day to lounge around in the sun. In the winter, Mt. Rose is the place to go for snowboarding and skiing.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining options on campus and some places will even deliver to the dorms. Foodbucks comes with meal plans, so you never have to pay out of pocket money when eating anywhere on campus. Even Dominoes Pizza takes Foodbucks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm faculty are always nice, and they will greet you with a happy smile. Nye hall is considered the party dorm (although no actual parties take place there), and White Pine is substance free living. People living in the dorms (doesn't matter which hall) usually have an open door policy and it's easy to meet your neighbors and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professor and subject, some classes will have more work than others. However, if you do not procrastinate, then the course load will not be bad and you'll still be able to go out and have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Joining clubs or Greek life is a good idea if you're looking to meet new people and have a fun time. There is a mix of good and bad professors, but the good ones really are great and helpful. Overall, it's not a bad place to go to school at all!

    In three sentences

    It is a good sized college with a diverse group of students who attend. The dorm faculty are always nice and friendly. Greek life is prevalent and makes for a fun experience.

  • 05/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The school was a great choice for me because it was in-state tuition with all of the best qualities from schools across the country. The resources at this school are advanced, the sports facilities are great (other than the tennis courts), and the dorms are nice as well. The setting itself is beautiful-UNR is close to Lake Tahoe, mountains for skiing, the river downtown, and multiple trails for biking/running/hiking.

    What to do for fun

    If you live in a dorm, it is super easy to find fun things to do. Events are always being put on by different groups on campus as well, such as Greek Life dances and Relay for Life. Just recently the medical group on campus put on a dance marathon event called Miracle Madness. On an everyday basis a person could join one of the many clubs on campus, or compete in intramural sports. The gym, Lombardi Recreation center, has classes such as cross fit, Zumba, cycling, and other cool things. A student at the University of Nevada, Reno should never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    As far as the food options at the university, students are not overwhelmed with choices, but they certainly are not limited. Each student with a food plan also has wolf bucks which can be used in various food establishments on campus, from Elements, the Overlook, Bytes, and all the places in the Joe. Personally I never got tired of the choices outside the main dining area, the Downunder Café, DC. The DC is a buffet that has multiple stations, such as the grill (burgers/ grilled cheese/ fries) to the deli (all types of bread, meat, and toppings) to the Asian wok area. While the food is definitely not healthy by normal standards, it is better than most schools for sure and the DC makes an effort to offer vegetables and variety. I will say that the fruit is fantastic. Overall a person could potentially eat well if they explored the DC options, and boredom can be avoided by mixing the DC with outside eateries.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can yield great opportunities, but also great distractions. The dorm you choose can make a huge impact on your studies and general lifestyle. For incoming freshmen I completely recommend the Nevada Living Learning Center, called the LLC. This is where I stayed my first year and it was terrific. The building had only been used one year before me and everything was in great condition. The set up of the rooms, in which three rooms of two people each share two showers, toilets, and three sinks, allows everyone their own space while allowing people to become close friends. The LLC also contains study rooms, free academic mentors, very safe security, and an overall goal of academic success. As far as the other parts of dorm life, the University of Nevada, Reno does a great job with trying to promote friendliness and fun-hosting Zumba classes and blood drives.

    Academic Rigor

    College is not 13th grade, meaning it is not simply an extension of high school. The course work is entirely different; rather than having many assignments that can raise a person's grade, most classes are dependent on a few tests and quizzes. Homework is sometimes optional, but is very helpful if it is done. Extra credit is rarely given, so a student needs to work hard from the very beginning instead of hoping they can make up points at the end of the semester. One of the best pieces of advice I can give as far as academics is to plan you course schedule ahead and research professors beforehand. Know what will be expected from you immediately, and try to be ahead of the syllabus. That way, when the class is on a topic you need more time on, you won't need to worry.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students coming in as freshmen, I would suggest they hit the ground running, meaning they should start studying hard from the beginning by taking advantage of the resources the school offers. There is a tutoring center, a writing center, countless computer labs, and an endless supply of books (both from UNR and surrounding schools). While the first year of college can be very fun, make sure to stay focused on the ultimate goal, to work towards a degree and future career. Also, as my parents always told me, you are who you hang out with, so choose a good group of friends right from the start. If you surround yourself with morally stable and responsible kids, their habits will positively affect you. Finally, become organized. Invest in a planner to keep track of assignments, and know how many food swipes or wolf bucks you have on your card. No one is constantly watching over you anymore, so scheduling time and budgeting money will be important skills.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Reno is a great place to go to school because it offers old-school traditions, such as the many events done on the Quad, as well as many modern buildings and resources, such as the Knowledge Center. Because it is a Tier 1 University and the only land grant institution for Nevada, the university has more than enough school spirit. Overall the University of Nevada, Reno is a great school to attend if you are interested in valuable education and a memorable experience.

  • 05/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Reno Aces baseball games, good food choices downtown, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to attend every class, or you will fall behind for sure. Involve yourself in a variety of clubs. Attend the fun events that happen around campus; there is usually free food!

    In three sentences

    It is very engaging. Students can find things to do no matter what their interest. There are always fun events going on.

  • 05/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the things I really like about the campus police we have is that you can sign up for alerts, so if anything happens on campus and within a 5 mile radius of the university, the campus police will notify you of what happened and whether or not the situation has been resolved. They are also the ones that would report if there is too much snow on campus, so you wouldn't have to get out of bed to find out.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is very active on this campus. Every week, the Greeks get together and each Greek group promotes their symbol in fun ways like, sign up for this and this, and get a free cupcake! Or the boy Greeks will get together and have a huge barbeque on the front lawn of the university, with free burgers and hot dogs. There are even Greek groups for certain majors, for example, the engineering Greeks.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can't even begin to list how many clubs there are at this university. Anything you can think of, I guarantee this place has it.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is great for people who want to socialize more and meet new people. UNR gets students from all over the country, even as far as Florida, making it fun to talk to your classmates and attend social gatherings hosted on campus. I wouldn't call myself one of those people; I'm typically the nerd who is very into homework and good grades, making the university also great for those who want to come in, get an excellent education, and get out.

    What to do for fun

    The University is great at having activities to do for the students. From movie nights to live performances, I don't think there is a dull week here. Even if its blizzarding out and below freezing, upperclassmen will have their hot chocolate movie nights for those of us missing a cold day at home. If you want to venture out past the campus grounds, your closest destination would be the mountains, and either sledding, or participating in a snow sport. Lake Tahoe, which is about an hour drive from Reno is definitely a sight to see if you attend this university.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus isn't the greatest, but there are lots of options to choose from. If you're craving a sandwich, or just some Chinese food, there are definitely many varieties of grub to snack on. There is a great burger joint which is about a 5 minute walk from campus called Archie's and they have some of the best homemade burgers that I have ever had. Their jalapeno fries are pretty yummy too. It is also where you will find everyone out and about on a Friday night.

    Dorm Life

    If you find yourself to be a social butterfly, then the dorm life is definitely for you! I feel like the people who lived on the same floor as you become almost like your family, and are always up for going to a game, or just going downstairs to the Downunder Cafe to grab a bite to eat. Dorms do have their quiet moments, especially around finals week.

    Academic Rigor

    I was expecting college to be easy, and not very challenging. The professors definitely throw a curve-ball where they test your knowledge, making the classes fun to take and the information easily soak-able.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always remember to be on time for your class enrolling appointment! It is the best way to into the classes that you want, due to the demand for classes at this university. The University of Nevada-Reno is also a very friendly school, so don't be afraid to ask if you don't know. Even if you dread meeting new people, saying hi to the person that sits next to you on the first day will most likely form your first college friendship!

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Reno is a university where you can step foot on the campus and be surrounded by the new, modern, work of art buidligns hoisted high enough to see the snowy sierras, or find yourself on the older part of campus, reliving the history of the school, and in either place, feel like home. The students are friendly, making it easy to make new friends, and the professors are passionate about what they teach, so learning is easy. Whether you are a bookworm or you were born a Greek, this university will have the books and the social activities to keep your college life busy and unforgettable.

  • 10/06/2014

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    In three sentences

    I just visited the campus and it is beautiful!! As a native Californian I really appreciate the trees and plants that cover the campus. The campus is huge, but it's always a scenic walk around. The surrounding area looks like a great college town!