University of Nevada-Reno
The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public institution and Nevada’s land-grant university. A research university with “high research activity,” the university owns the Nevada Terawatt Facility which houses one of the most powerful lasers on any college campus. UNR also focuses on earthquake research and owns one of the largest earthquake simulation labs in the country. Admissions are “selective” at this university Forbes named as #71 in the West.