January 27, 2016
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Since its first classes were held on
campus in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a
thriving urban research institution. Along the way, the university has become
an indispensable resource in one of the country's fastest-growing and most
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting
institution of approximately 28,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff
members, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for
the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research
activity. The university has recognized
programs in hotel administration, creative writing, nursing, law and dispute
resolution, entertainment engineering, architecture, sciences, and fine
arts. The entertainment capital of the world,
Las Vegas offers students a “living laboratory” for research, internships, and
a wide variety of job opportunities for its students.
Through its Tier One initiative, UNLV
is committed to enhancing efforts to attract top students and faculty, to
educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, and to driving
economic activity through increased research and community partnerships that
will lead to a more vibrant and sustainable economy.
UNLV is a federally designated
Minority Serving Institution and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on
Colleges and Universities.
Brookings Mountain West, a
partnership between UNLV and the prestigious Washington, D.C.-based Brookings
Institution, brings high-quality, independent, and impactful research to issues
facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West.
The Lincy Institute conducts and supports research focused on improving
Nevada’s health, education, and social services. This research builds capacity
for service providers and enhances efforts to draw state and federal money to
the greater Las Vegas. The Institute also highlights key issues that affect
public policy and quality-of-life decisions on behalf of children, seniors, and
families in Nevada.
The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration is a
world-renowned hotel college with an international campus in Singapore. The
college offers one of the world’s best programs in hotel, hospitality and
leisure services. UNLV, with its location in Las Vegas, offers students
world-class opportunities to acquire professional experience along with a
highly ranked academic degree.
The Howard R. Hughes College of
Engineering produces graduates who are well prepared to find real-world
solutions to technical challenges. The undergraduate program affords students
the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research and learn principles
of entrepreneurism in addition to the theory taught in the classroom. Faculty
and students conduct research in areas such as renewable energy, homeland
security, nanotechnology and structures.
The College of Education is
committed to preparing professionals for diverse educational settings and
contributing to educational and pedagogical knowledge through scholarly
endeavors. The College stimulates an intellectual environment that promotes
quality instruction, significant research, and professional service.
The Lee Business School is one of
the largest schools at UNLV. Accredited by the Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business, it is one of only 600 business schools
worldwide to achieve this level of accreditation, marking the highest standard
of achievement for business schools.
The College of Liberal Arts, the
largest academic college at UNLV, offers a rich variety of majors and
interdisciplinary programs in the liberal arts. Students develop an array of
intellectual skills and a diverse understanding of broad and varied issues.
The College of Fine Arts is one of
the most rapidly growing and largest fine arts programs in the country.
Students are trained by some of the best professionals in the field of
entertainment. Faculty and alumni of the fine arts program have won national
acclaim, receiving Emmy, Grammy, and Showtime awards.
The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
emphasizes improvement of the quality of urban life through preparing students
for professional practice in each of its disciplines. Through an active
collaboration among students, faculty, professionals and community members, the
college participates in a dynamic partnership of interdisciplinary learning,
service, and scholarship.
The College of Sciences develops
students and nurtures faculty who generate knowledge at the forefront of
science. The discovery and understanding of the physical world, including
biological systems, the investigation of alternative energy resources and
fundamental questions concerning the origin and evolution of the earth and the
universe are key subject areas in the college’s curriculum.
The Division of Health Sciences is
comprised of the schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, Community Health Sciences,
and Allied Health. Guided by a mission that demands UNLV serve its community,
the division is using research, education, training and service to form unique
public and private partnerships. These partnerships help provide quality
healthcare to the underserved, educate future professionals, and explore ways
to improve the health and well being of our citizens.
The William S. Boyd School of Law at
UNLV is a vibrant community of students and scholars who are developing conscientious,
skilled, engaged lawyers who can tackle the multifaceted issues that confront
the new cities of the Intermountain West and increasingly, the rest of the
country. The highly ranked legal writing program, the nationally ranked
clinical program, the Thomas and Mack Legal Clinic, and the Saltman Center for
Conflict Resolution, along with an outstanding faculty and a culture of student
involvement and support, are key opportunities available to students.
College is a selective undergraduate college that offers a unique liberal
arts and sciences experience for high-achieving and highly motivated students.
Coupled with the extensive research and cultural opportunities of a large urban
university, the Honors College offers an exceptional value in higher education.
The College is an educational partner with the “discipline” colleges of the
University in which Honors students pursue their academic majors. The
combination of a central Honors intellectual core and specialized learning in a
major discipline helps develop graduates who are fully prepared to succeed in
graduate and professional schools and in rewarding careers.