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University of Nevada, Reno, Reno

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The University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada, the University of Nevada, or UNR) is a public research university in Reno, Nevada. Founded on October 12, 1874 in Elko, Nevada is a land grant institution in the state of Nevada.

The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The campus is home to the large-scale structures laboratory in the College of Engineering, which has put Nevada researchers at the forefront nationally in a wide range of civil engineering, earthquake and large-scale structures testing and modeling. The Nevada Terawatt Facility, located on a satellite campus of the university, includes a terawatt-level Z-pinch machine and terawatt-class high-intensity laser system – one of the most powerful such lasers on any college campus in the country. It is home to the School of Medicine, with a campus in Nevada's major urban center in Reno and a health network that extends to much of rural Nevada. The school includes 16 clinical departments and five nationally recognized basic science departments. It is also home to the School of Journalism, which has produced six Pulitzer Prize winners.
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  • Love walking through this campus with its beautiful brick buildings, shady parks and spectacular views.  more »
  • Their football games and stadium are awesome. We had so much fun!! The crowd was high energy and the stadium is small enough that there isn’t a bad seat.  more »
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  • beautiful campus. Easy to navigate. Staff is very helpful.
  • The education is adequate, but ridiculous rules are in place specifically intended to maximize revenue, placing an unfair burden on the students. 1. Son's previous college missed sending the transcript in by 1 day forcing my son to miss reciprocity and was told there was no recourse---cost: an additional $17,000/ year. 2. Math major requires an additional minor adding 2 years to a degree program that would have been 2 years beyond his Associates in Math. 3. Credits from the University of Minnesota (Main Campus) and UC credit transfer program transferred in as elective credits instead of covering identical requirements. I can't understand how credits acceptable to UC-Berkeley are not given as much weight as an inferior class taught by a less talented professor. 4. In the 4 years my son has attended, he has been assigned 4 different advisors as one after another leaves the school in search of a better place to work. 5. Every SINGLE TIME I visit Reno, I meet another parent pulling their child from the school because of shenanigans the school is pulling with Financial Aid, course schedules or Major requirements. Finally, I'm sorry but you can't create a valid major only offering a popular class (one that fulfills multiple Major requirements or is required in order to take another class) one ONCE EVERY 2 YEARS. That means if you miss getting in due to full enrollment once, it throws your entire major or minor off by 2 WHOLE YEARS. My suggestion to anyone looking here, look at the news surrounding the travesty of Nevada's higher education system that believes it is not only above the law, but capable of making its own laws without Congressional oversight. Avoid this college like the plague. I really wish it had come up in my Google searches 4 years ago when my son chose this school. Post Script. Just take a look at the grammar and content of the alumni in their reviews. Is this really where you want your children going to school?

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