The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is a public research university located in Reno, Nevada. Founded October 12, 1874, Nevada is the sole land grant institution for the state of Nevada. Since, the school has morphed into a large public research university that boasts 145 degree programs in nine schools.
The University of Nevada is a research university with high research activity (RU/H). 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 faculty are considered worldwide and national leaders in diverse areas such as environmental literature, journalism, Basque studies, and social sciences such as psychology. It is home to the School of Journalism, which has produced six Pulitzer Prize winners. It is also home to the School of Medicine, with campuses in both of Nevada's major urban centers, Las Vegas and Reno, and a health network that extends to much of rural Nevada.