University of Nevada - Reno Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
(33 Reviews)
  • Reno (NV)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,236
88% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 33 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.9 out of 5 stars
not a chemist - 1/10/2021
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2020
"After spending six years pursuing my doctorate in chemistry, I graduated in the spring of 2020 from UNR. Previously, I spent four years earning my BS in my home state. After ten years of schooling, I am still jobless with no one willing to consider me after submitting 50+ applications between three countries, on the brink of homelessness again after digging myself out of it prior to going to school, stuck in a city I hate and a suicide risk. My former advisor, who refused to publish my work, now gets a tenure position - ultimately making me just a pawn to advance someone else's career. The department did not ask for my feedback on my advisor's promotion, indicating that it was not important for their decision making. Without publications my prospects of getting hired in my field are extremely slim to none, and lack thereof is proof of how unsuccessful my educational experiences are. My experiences are not unique, as other graduates from the chemistry department whom I've reached out to are in similar positions as me. My perspective is that going to school here, particularly in the sciences, will not get you anywhere and is a waste of time. Do not waste your life like I did, and do not pursue a career in chemistry is my take away: it will only result in a major let-down."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Kira Floge - 10/27/2019
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2018
"The University was very difficult to navigate due to their poor advising staff. The advising department was poor and made many mistakes. They often didn't solve the mistakes made they just asked for me to continue taking classes. I earned my degree but unfortunately do not feel much pride for my school. I wish I had a different experience because of all the work I put into school. I looked forward to the my college experience and found the support system unfortunate. Other than the support the course work was enjoyable and has benefitted me later in life."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Collin Weaver - 10/1/2019
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017
"General Studies was a mixture of communication and business entrepreneurial courses that make ump the study of my degree. I choose this path because I wanted a little bit of different areas. I believe mass amount of different experiences and knowledge from Finance, international business courses and communication courses on how to talk to different cultures wherever you're at is extremely important. Especially when you want to make a difference not just in one place or with certain individuals but the diversity in the world itself."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Elisha Harris - 6/24/2019
Graduation Year: 2015
"I greatly enjoyed the subject matter of this degree and I had some truly amazing professors there along the way. I will say that the program seemed unnecessarily hard to navigate with what seemed to be an ever-changing list of requirements. This would not have been so bad had it not been done surreptitiously. If I were to give any advice it would be that students interested in this major develop a strong relationship with their advisor and ensure that they are knowledgeable of what is required of them. My saving grace was Laurie Beck who ensured that I knew about all changes and modifications to my program. I would also advise that students develop a strong relationship with their professors in order to gain realistic information on the job market. I was able to work during college based on a referral from a professor that turned into a long term career opportunity. If you are looking for a program that is incredibly diverse and will allow for you to gain a wide range of experience and skills then I would suggest the Community Health and Sciences Program at University of Nevada Reno. For someone like me who often has felt the desire to try new career paths I value this degree for ensuring that I am able to move rather fluidly when the time comes for me to gain a more broad work experience. The skills that I learned in this program truly served me well as I continue in the adventure that is life."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Crystal Munguia - 5/6/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018
"When I was in pursuit of my biology degree it seemed as if all my professors were ready to help whenever I needed. They all went above and beyond to make sure I understood the material and could implement it. I would always be able to find help when needed, whether it was the professors themselves, their TAs, or any college tutor programs necessary. Simultaneously I was taking classes to fulfill my veterinary medicine major, this was a different story. While not all professors were hard to work with, some did not want to see you succeed. For instance, my counselor would actively try to push me away from my desired career. It was very difficult to talk to some of the professors when I was stuck on a problem or needed help. Their core curriculum was changing during the years that I was there, so it was increasingly difficult for the advisors to keep track on the requirements everyone needed to graduate. This reckless implementation caused some of my colleagues to be held back for another semester. School safety was very overlooked. For example, one of their students was present at the Charlottesville March and instead of addressing the issue they pretended it never happened. On multiple occasions there were swastikas painted on the walls that the administration refused to look or pain over. Overall, the university is full of opportunity for those who seek it, and although people could have very negative experiences there were many ordinary semesters. If I were to have a doover I would have gone through my undergraduate career with a different mentality than I went with."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Belinda - 3/25/2019
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"The Masters of Public Administration program at the University of Nevada, Reno is fantastic. I have had a great experience from the beginning. The program is geared towards students who work fulltime and the advisors are helpful and knowledgeable. The faculty are great and have amazing insight in the field. Every course I have taken has been valuable. I currently am using the skills and material I have learned in class in the real world. I enjoy attending class because I know I am learning rather than sitting in classes just to get by. I recommend taking advantage of taking summer courses that are offered because it helps to finish the program rather quickly. The program consists of 6 Political Science courses, 3 elective course, and 3 comprehensive exams. The 3 elective courses must be in the same field. I chose social work. The professors will work with you if things come up as long as you communicate with them. The department as a whole is very understanding and want to help students. The University of Nevada, Reno is also a beautiful campus. I attended as an undergrad and returned for my masters. The campus is green and full of trees with a small lake on the south side of campus. It is a great University with a growing amount of student. The University is continuous working to provide resources to its students and keep the campus up to date. I love being a student at the University of Nevada, Reno."
2.8 out of 5 stars
MG - 8/26/2018
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018
"Though there are some wonderful teachers in this program, the program overall is very disorganized and does not attempt to help students succeed in anyway to include changing class days and times less than 24 business hours before school is to start. This program has been nothing but a hassle since day one. I would definitely recommend going elsewhere for a social work degree."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Katrina Morgan - 6/22/2018
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"I had a wonderful experience while attending the University of Nevada, Reno's school of Education. The campus is beautiful at all times of the year and the city of Reno has such pride in the University and supports the Silver and Blue all the time. I was surprised to find that the class sizes were small and the professors take the time to get to know their students. The school of education provides many opportunities for the student to get out into the local community and schools to learn first hand. Overall, I had a great experience."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Bjorn Blomquist - 5/4/2018
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018
"I was a community health science major at the University of Nevada, Reno. The degree program gave a good overall picture of the many aspects of health . Some of the subjects covered included epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, healthcare finance, disabilities, and health policy. Most of the classes are very interesting, but honestly the community health science major is a bit of a soft major. Aside from epidemiology and biostatistics, the CHS curriculum is quite easy. This may not be a good thing for someone pursuing medical school, they may not be adequately prepared for a much more difficult curriculum. My minor was biology, and the most difficult courses I had to take were for my minor. Overall, the CHS major was good degree program, if not a little too easy,"
2.8 out of 5 stars
Taylor Burkett - 10/26/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"UNR is an amazingly beautiful school that makes you want to learn. Not only is the campus pretty, but the students and faculty are very nice and truly give the "Wolf Pack" feeling that is talked about at UNR so often. The campus is extremely new (with some old buildings), including a brand new gym and library. I miss the knowledge center with all my heart, as my current grad school library doesn't compare at all. Great School, great faculty, great experiences."