About University of Nevada, Reno:
University of Nevada, Reno is a public institution that was founded in 1864. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,191, and the setting is Urban. The University of Nevada—Reno is located on the border between the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada on the western edge of the state. Nevada offers dozens of undergraduate degrees and master's programs, including business, education, medicine and engineering. The university also specializes in earthquake research and is home to one of the largest earthquake-simulation laboratories in the country. Outside the classroom and lab, Nevada students can explore more than 200 student organizations, pledge with about 20 fraternities and sororities and participate in the school's many traditions. Off campus, Nevada students can visit nearby Lake Tahoe, check out the museums and festivals of Reno and drive just a few hours to California's capital, Sacramento, or the San Francisco Bay Area.