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University of Nevada-Reno Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,750 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 57 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Western Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $193,954)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $73,215)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 133 - -
Baseball 41 - - -
Basketball 16 17 - -
Football 111 - - -
Golf 14 9 - -
Soccer - 27 - -
Softball - 23 - -
Swimming and Diving - 29 - -
Tennis 13 7 - -
Volleyball - 16 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.6%
Hispanic 10.0%
Non-resident alien 3.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.9%
Two or more races 2.9%
White/non-Hispanic 71.1%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 26
Liquor Law Violation 104
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 38
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sara from Cameron Park, CA
  • 5
  • 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…

  • Jan-12-2012 Read More
  • Stacie from Sacramento, CA
  • 5
  • 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.…

  • Jan-31-2012 Read More
  • Thomas from Las Vegas, NV
  • 1
  • The dorms are extremely expensive for what you get. Some halls have three people per room, and it can be extremely difficult to get along with roommates (from stories and…

  • Dec-20-2015 Read More
  • Darshay
  • 4
  • 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…

  • Mar-23-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Thomas from Las Vegas, NV
  • Dec-20-2015 I am a current student here

    The administrators of the dining hall, the Downunder Cafe, try to keep it varied with different choices almost everyday. They host special events like a Halloween party, Thanksgiving buffet, Winter Extravaganza, etc. Still, the food can get tiring and boring. It's hard to be creative.

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  • 4
  • Alyssa Mae from Reno, NV
  • Dec-20-2015 I am a current student here

    At the Joe Crowley Student Union, there are a variety of food choices from Panda Express, to Port of Subs, to different sandwiches, and Einstein Bagel. There is also a choice of a buffet style called the Downunder Café (from breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

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  • 4
  • Dominique from Reno, NV
  • Dec-03-2015 I am a current student here

    It is not spectacular but with a little thinking, someone could fine the amount and variation to be nearly perfect. It takes just a little know how to properly circulate through all the food options reasonably. The best thing to do is try each place of eating through each semester as well as being wise with how much spending occurs on eating.

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  • 5
  • Kaitlin from Reno, NV
  • Jul-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Food and dining is great on campus. There are so many different restaurants, ranging from Mexican to Chinese to salads and sandwiches. In most buildings, students can find a bite to eat, during any time of day.

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  • 5
  • Natalie from Reno, NV
  • Jul-08-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    They have main chains on campus including Einstein Bakery and Starbucks.

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  • 4
  • Sierra from Reno, NV
  • Feb-07-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of great options for on-campus dining. I haven't been to many of them, but there are so many different kinds of food places!

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  • 4
  • Colin from Bellingham, WA
  • Jan-25-2015 I am a current student here

    The DC has a variety of food and rotates the meals so you don't feel like you're eating the same thing over and over again. You can also use food swipes for cereal/milk, candy, 6-packs of soda if you have any leftover. The Joe has chains like panda and port of subs and starbucks, all taste good and are a treat since most of us can't afford to go there every meal. There are a couple cafes around campus in some of the busiest buildings like the DMS or KC.

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  • 3
  • Evangela
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    There are many restaurants in and surrounding the University. To keep it plain you will never go hungry there because at all ends of the campus there are places to eat such as Panda Express, sandwich shops and coffee houses. The food quality store and restaurant-wise is superb, but as for the dining hall food, some dishes are good, but not great and others' taste quality are determined in the mouth of the beholder.

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  • 3
  • Keylan from Las Vegas, NV
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Food could be better and also have more of a variety but it will get you full since it is a buffet style cafeteria

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  • 4
  • R from Reno, NV
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many restaurants on campus, including one that has just been opened by local business owners! There's a very wide variety of options varying from fast food to salad, and there are plenty of options for special diets such as vegan and vegetarian.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alisa from Carson City, NV
  • May-22-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Reno, NV
  • Apr-22-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Veronica from Reno, NV
  • Jan-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Terrible. Minimal sororities, and if one has an infraction, they kick them of campus. I know from experience.

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