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university of nevada

public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Nevada, U.S., comprising campuses in Reno and Las Vegas. It is part of the University and Community College System of Nevada. The Reno campus, established as a land-grant college, offers about 65 undergraduate degree programs, about 60 master's degree programs, and about 30 doctoral degree programs. Notable among its schools and colleges are the Mackay School of Mines and the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism; there are also schools of medicine and nursing. Research facilities on the campus include the Center for Basque Studies, the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, the Center for Strategic Materials Research and Policy Study, the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the Senator Alan Bible Center for Applied Research, and the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies. There are approximately 12,000 students enrolled at the Reno branch

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