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4 College Freshman

Local Area: I visit every year before I applied so I love Reno a lot

4 College Freshman

Local Area: during the winter you can ski or snowboard at tons of locations.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: This town is small and quaint which is pretty nice and the whole place feels freah

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Reno is a college town to me. Theres not much to do outside of the University of Reno but on campus there is always something to do.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There's plenty of little holes in the wall and and nothing is too, too far out of the way. Everything is actually relatively close, which is very nice.


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Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. Reno is sometimes known as the divorce capital of the world.
  2. Reno is called "the biggest little city in the world."
  3. There are more than 80 parks in Reno.
  4. The University originally opened in Elko but relocated to Reno in 1885.
  5. It's against the law in Reno to place a bench in the middle of the street.
Local Slang
The Wal: Little Waldorf Saloon
Points of Interest
  • Downtown (casinos, restaurants, movie theaters)
  • Lake Tahoe Ski/snowboard resorts (Mt. Rose, Northstar, etc.)
  • Musems (art, cars, etc.)
  • Shopping (Meadowood mall, The Summit, Scheel's)

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 163 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 164 responses

  • 28% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 41% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 10% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 20% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 1% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 163 responses

  • 28% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 21% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 51% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 164 responses

  • 22% Totally.
  • 54% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 24% No way.



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