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Old 05-03-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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Hello! This is my first post on city-data.com.

I'm currently a senior in high school and next year I am planning on attending the university of Nevada in Reno. I just have a few questions about it and the Reno area.

How diverse and accepting is the university? I swing for the other team and hope to find others like me and hopefully no homophobes. plus I want a girlfriend . haha

Would you consider the university to be a pretty good school? I'm majoring in marketing/sales.

Is Reno bike friendly? I'm not going to be bringing a car to Reno, so I will need to ride a bike to get around and also for exercise.

How are the dorms? I'm planning on living in argenta.

Is the down under cafe good? I picked a premium plan d meal plan and I hope that the cafe has a good variety of healthy and delicious food.

Well these are all the questions I can think of so far. Thanks for your answers!!!!!
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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My son is a Sr at UNR, he spent his freshman year in Nye. Argenta is very nice, more hotel like than dorm like.
Lots of kids have bikes and the area is bike friendly.
The Down Under is pretty good, I had lunch there once a week with son during his Freshman year. Its pretty good as far as college food goes. Lots of options, selections etc.
As for the other side as you say, I have no idea. Its not the bay area and its not podunk. I am sure there are students of all pursuasions
As a paying parent, I have been satisfied with my sons education
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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Hello! This is my first post on city-data.com.

I'm currently a senior in high school and next year I am planning on attending the university of Nevada in Reno. I just have a few questions about it and the Reno area.

How diverse and accepting is the university? I swing for the other team and hope to find others like me and hopefully no homophobes. plus I want a girlfriend . haha

Would you consider the university to be a pretty good school? I'm majoring in marketing/sales.

Is Reno bike friendly? I'm not going to be bringing a car to Reno, so I will need to ride a bike to get around and also for exercise.

How are the dorms? I'm planning on living in argenta.

Is the down under cafe good? I picked a premium plan d meal plan and I hope that the cafe has a good variety of healthy and delicious food.

Well these are all the questions I can think of so far. Thanks for your answers!!!!!
I suggest you visit Reno and UNR before picking a Meal Plan, Sure the University can also hook you up with fellow students to get their critque of UNR and Reno Life. Also the post above this is very accurate and spot on.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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Hello! This is my first post on city-data.com.

I'm currently a senior in high school and next year I am planning on attending the university of Nevada in Reno. I just have a few questions about it and the Reno area.

How diverse and accepting is the university? I swing for the other team and hope to find others like me and hopefully no homophobes. plus I want a girlfriend . haha

The university isn't too diverse, but very accepting. I can't imagine that you would run into into problems. There's a GSA club on campus, and an 18+ gay club in Reno, as well as a couple bars. But the scene is definitely not as big as in other places.

Would you consider the university to be a pretty good school? I'm majoring in marketing/sales.

Very good! I'm currently an economics major, and think that business school is great. I don't have too many details on marketing though.

Is Reno bike friendly? I'm not going to be bringing a car to Reno, so I will need to ride a bike to get around and also for exercise.

Yeah, its very bike friendly. The campus is right next to downtown which is very nice, and you can walk or bike to grocery stores, and plenty of entertainment. I don't have a car and I live and work off-campus.

How are the dorms? I'm planning on living in argenta.

The dorms are such an awesome experience! I definitely miss them a little bit this year. Argenta is very nice, obviously its good to have your own bathroom and everything, the only complaint I would give is that it is very quiet(partially due to the bathroom situation). In many halls there are always people socializing in the hallways, and everyone leaves their doors open, but Argenta always seemed dead.

Is the down under cafe good? I picked a premium plan d meal plan and I hope that the cafe has a good variety of healthy and delicious food.

I love and definitely miss the DC! And D premium is what I had as well I think its the best. You get a lot of foodbucks for around campus, and I remember 10 or 11 meals being perfect. Though I will admit they don't always have the healthiest choices haha.

Well these are all the questions I can think of so far. Thanks for your answers!!!!!
Hi,

I'm a current sophomore at UNR, so here's my take. My answers are in bold. Just out of curiosity where are you coming from?
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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Thank you every one for your answers. They were very informative.

As for where i come from, BigDave, I come from Portland, OR which is of course one of the most gay friendly and bike friendly places, however, I just wanted a change of scene. Oregon's state colleges are U of O and OSU which are good schools but corvallis and eugene are dumps.

Everyone else, please also post your answers. You can never have too much info.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Thank you every one for your answers. They were very informative.

As for where i come from, BigDave, I come from Portland, OR which is of course one of the most gay friendly and bike friendly places, however, I just wanted a change of scene. Oregon's state colleges are U of O and OSU which are good schools but corvallis and eugene are dumps.

Everyone else, please also post your answers. You can never have too much info.
O ok very cool. Just curious if there's anything in particular that you dislike about Corvallis and Eugene? Because honestly I think they are probably both nicer towns than Reno. Downtown Reno is getting better, and is beautiful by the riverwalk, but it is still nowhere near as nice as downtown Eugene or Corvallis. I would definitely recommend a visit before you choose haha.

I have one friend from Portland who absolutely hates it here, but then I have a couple from Seattle who love it. It really just depends on the person, but it will likely be a big culture shock.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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No facts to back me up, but I would think Corvallis and Eugene are more gay-friendly.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Reno
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No facts to back me up, but I would think Corvallis and Eugene are more gay-friendly.
I've got family from near Eugene and they are very very religious and not friendly to gays. They lived in a small town near Eugene so probably not the best sample..just my impression of the area is very very religious.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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BigDave- Well I honestly can't say much about Eugene or Corvallis because I don't really any kind of feelings towards them, but I really just want a change of scene. I have visited Reno and the UNR campus and I really love it. I'm not feeling much towards downtown Reno but the other parts are so beautiful

Wolfdog and Braindead: Not many cities can compare with Portland in terms of gay friendliness. Haha Corvallis and Eugene both have a much smaller-mind attitude than Portland. When I visited Reno, I really liked the "you do what you want, I do what I want" kind of attitude.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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I have gay friends in Tahoe and Reno and they feel very safe. There is not a big gay community but I never hear of them having any problems. Reno in general has a decent nightlife. I am sure you will fit in just fine and also enjoy Lake Tahoe, Sacramento and San Fran all close by.
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