University of Nevada--Las Vegas

Since its first classes in 1957, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has transformed from a small branch college into a thriving public urban research institution. Along the way, UNLV has become an indispensable resource in one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities.UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV has recognized programs in hospitality administration, creative writing, nursing, law and dispute resolution, entertainment engineering, architecture, sciences, fine arts and more. A new UNLV School of Medicine welcomes its charter class in July 2017.UNLV is committed to attracting top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, and driving research and community partnerships that will lead to an increasingly vibrant and sustainable economy. The entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas offers students a living laboratory for research, internships and a variety of job opportunities.The university strives to create an environment conducive to academic success - from the day students arrive for orientation, during their time on campus and into their chosen careers. This includes a booming Honors College, an innovative curriculum with a defined course path for undergraduates, and access to academic and career advising - including a dedicated Academic Success Center. An array of research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students strengthen the academic experience and allow students to tackle pressing real-world issues alongside top faculty.UNLV is quickly becoming a hub for the burgeoning robotics and unmanned aerial systems industries and features high-quality research and academic programs. UNLV is also tied closely to the evolving big data industry and is home to one of the nation's top university supercomputing centers.The university's renowned Black Mountain Institute is a literary center dedicated to promoting discourse on today's most pressing issues. The institute operates the nation's first City of Asylum program, a safe haven for writers whose voices are muffled by censorship, or who are living with the threat of imprisonment or assassination. It's also the new home of The Believer Magazine, a five-time National Magazine Award finalist.Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, UNLV is among the nation's most diverse campuses for undergraduates, with more than half of its students from racial or ethnic minority groups. UNLV is a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution, as designated by the U.S. Dept. of Education. With more than 1,700 active-duty military and veteran students, the university is also recognized as a military friendly university with a dedicated office to help students and their families navigate the academic and administrative pathways of a college education.UNLV's main campus, just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, features a 300,000 square-foot library as its centerpiece. Among the university's newest facilities are a Science and Engineering Building with more than 200,000 sq. ft. of flexible laboratory and teaching space, and integrated research areas; Greenspun Hall, home of the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and broadcast studios for UNLV's radio and television stations; and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center is one of the nation's highest-grossing venues of its kind and underwent a $72 million upgrade in time for the final 2016 presidential debate. Hospitality Hall, the new home for the Harrah Hotel College, will open this fall.UNLV's regional Shadow Lane campus in the heart of downtown Las Vegas' medical district is home to the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Medicine, and the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1957 N/A Semester $206.4 million 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451021, Las Vegas, NV 89154 (702) 895-3011
overall score total score state city online paying global
Nevada Las Vegas 73 83 134