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Nevada Colleges and Universities


Whether you're looking for an amazing nightlife or a peaceful retreat, Nevada is the state for you. Mountains, deserts, high plateaus, and wild rivers make Nevada an obvious choice for students who love the great outdoors. But Nevada's thrilling indoor entertainment scene is beyond compare, whether you're in Las Vegas, Reno, or Lake Tahoe. The Las Vegas metropolitan area is still booming, with nearly 2 million residents and millions of passing tourists. Reno, the state's third-largest city, is nestled in a mountain-ringed valley with its own blend of casinos, resorts, restaurants, museums, and nightlife.

Nevada is host to more than 20 public and private colleges and universities. The largest school in the system is the University of Nevada, with major campuses in Las Vegas and Reno. The university is known for its Desert Research Institute (also hosted in Reno and Las Vegas) and The Mackay School of Mines in Reno.


Total Number of Nevada Schools: 52

# of Public Schools: 0
# of Private Schools: 0


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