Introducing Nevada Global at the University of Nevada, Reno

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By Sakina Taher
Last updated on March 20, 2024

Nevada Global, a collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno and Shorelight, offers access to world-class academics and research opportunities in the beautiful American West.

University of Nevada, Reno

We are pleased to introduce Nevada Global at the University of Nevada, Reno! With Nevada Global, international students can get dedicated support in applying, transitioning to campus, succeeding in their degree program, and pursuing rewarding careers. Ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities and classified as a Carnegie R1 research institution, the University of Nevada, Reno offers versatile degrees in arts, business, education, journalism, STEM, and more. Enroll here to study at a university that has invested nearly a billion dollars in campus facilities since 2009, learn from expert faculty, and make lifelong friends among the amazing student community. 

Read on to learn more about the academic and career development opportunities offered at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Why Study at the University of Nevada, Reno?

The University of Nevada, Reno — recognized as a Carnegie Engaged University and stellar research institution — provides international students with the resources to work and study with expert faculty, all while enjoying a vibrant campus life in the American Southwest. 

Come here to learn in a welcoming and supportive environment with access to research centers, museums, and libraries, right on campus. Since 2009, the University of Nevada, Reno has invested $925 million investment in enhancing labs, residence halls, and on-campus research facilities. Additionally, the university’s Innovation Ecosystem has contributed to economic development and creating jobs around the region, supporting both student- and faculty startup businesses. University partnerships with corporations include Abvision Therapeutics, Microsoft, and Nevada State Bank for career development opportunities.

Affordability and academic excellence go together at the Carnegie R1-classified University of Nevada, Reno, where fees are ~70% less than at comparable peer institutions and students graduate with minimal student debt.

Student success extends beyond academics, including the university’s commitment to a well-rounded educational experience. In Reno, international students are encouraged to get involved on campus and the greater community. 

Campus Life at the University of Nevada, Reno

Located between the High Sierras mountains and world-famous Lake Tahoe (the largest alpine lake in the US), the University of Nevada, Reno’s 117-hectares campus features beautiful landscapes and vistas at every turn.

Nicknamed the “Biggest Little City,” Reno is ranked #1 in Best Small Cities (, and its vibrant downtown area is filled with theaters, art galleries, and restaurants. Outdoor concerts and events are scheduled regularly with local artists and major entertainers alike. In and around Reno, there’s so much outdoor recreation to pursue: hike Mount Rose, bike along the Reno Truckee River Trail, and go whitewater rafting on Lake Tahoe, among other activities. 

At the University of Nevada, Reno, you can connect with students who share your interests and passions by joining student-run clubs and societies like the Wildlife Society, Engineering Student Organizations, Student Nutrition Association, and more. With a diverse student body representing 63 countries, the university fosters connections among people from all walks of life and encourages representation of a wide variety of cultures on campus. 

Students who are eager to get a head start on their career can also leverage specialized career development programs and opportunities.

Career Development Opportunities at the University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno offers a robust career services program, connecting you with industry-leading organizations in many fields. The Career Studio serves as a central resource offering:

  • Career exploration and assistance 

  • Online job boards listing on- and off-campus internships and full-time roles

  • Career fairs and internships with hiring employers

  • The Pack Internship Grant Program, which provides funding for internships with local start-ups, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and government agencies

  • 100,000+ alumni connections

With 87% of graduates reporting a positive career outcome within six months of graduation, University of Nevada, Reno students are prepared for success from day one. 

Undergraduate Degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno is home to 40 academic departments offering a wide selection of focused programs. Students can access a range of resources along with in-person faculty support, real-world research experiences, service-oriented activities, and other hands-on learning opportunities. Standout undergraduate degree programs for international students at Nevada Global include:

  • Accounting

  • Art

  • Biomedical engineering

  • Computer science and engineering

  • Dance

  • Economics

  • Electrical engineering

  • Hydrogeology

  • Information systems

  • Theatre

In addition to core coursework, classes at the University of Nevada, Reno help students build advanced technical skills and soft skills, including logical reasoning, critical thinking, negotiation, teamwork, and more. 

Graduate Degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno offers a broad range of graduate degree programs, where students can explore their chosen fields, develop specialized expertise, and master key skills that stand out to employers. With renowned faculty members, state-of-the-art facilities, and experiential learning opportunities, the university ensures students can make the most of their study abroad experience.

Here are several international-friendly graduate programs offered through Nevada Global:

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources

  • Biotechnology, MS – STEM designated

College of Engineering

  • Computer Science and Engineering, MS – STEM designated

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering, MS – STEM designated

College of Business

  • Information Systems, MS – STEM designated

  • Business Administration, MBA

Students can look forward to learning first-hand from industry experts, connecting with leading US companies, and working toward their professional goals while pursuing their graduate degree.

Prepare for Success with Nevada Global

Nevada Global provides international students with dedicated support, including application guidance, visa assistance, academic support, English-language tutoring, and more. Your advisor is ready to help you — from before you apply until you graduate — so you can work toward your degree in confidence.

With a wide selection of degree programs, vibrant campus life, and many opportunities to conduct groundbreaking research, the University of Nevada, Reno provides you with the knowledge, skills, and experiences you need to thrive in your career.

Reach out to a Shorelight advisor to learn more about Nevada Global today >