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University of Nevada, Reno
Former names
State University of Nevada (1874–1881)
Nevada State University (1881–1906)
University of Nevada (1906–1969)
Motto Omnia Pro Patria (Latin)
Motto in English
All For Our Country
Type Public
Flagship
Land-Grant
Space-grant
Established October 12, 1874; 146 years ago (1874-10-12)
Parent institution
Nevada System of Higher Education
Academic affiliations
APLU
ORAU
Endowment $377.4 million (2019)
President Marc Johnson
Provost Kevin Carman
Academic staff
1,528
Students 21,657
Undergraduates 17,930
Postgraduates 3,025
Location , ,
United States

39°32′45″N 119°49′00″W / 39.54583°N 119.81667°W / 39.54583; -119.81667Coordinates: 39°32′45″N 119°49′00″W / 39.54583°N 119.81667°W / 39.54583; -119.81667
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and Silver
         
Nickname Sagebrushers (1896–1923)
Wolf Pack (1923–present)
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IMountain West
Mascots Alphie, Wolfie Jr. and Luna
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University of Nevada Historic District
Location Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada
Area 290 acres (117.4 ha) (entire campus)
40 acres (16 ha) (historic district)
Built 1906
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Second Empire, Jeffersonian Revival
Added to NRHP February 25, 1987

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

It is home to the state's first medical school.

According to the National Science Foundation, UNR spent $144 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 139th in the nation.

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