January 31, 2017
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Since its first classes were held on
campus in 1957, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has transformed from
a small branch college into a thriving research university, becoming an
indispensable resource in one of the country’s most enterprising cities.
A comprehensive research university,
UNLV offers more than 220 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs
and is classified as a Carnegie research university with high research
activity. These include internationally and nationally recognized programs in
hotel administration, engineering, business, creative writing, conflict
resolution, legal writing, and nursing. UNLV has professional degrees in law,
architecture, and dental medicine and outstanding programs in the fine and
liberal arts, sciences, and education. The new UNLV School of Medicine will
welcome its charter class in summer 2017.
UNLV is committed to joining the
nation’s leading public research institutions through its Top Tier initiative,
a focused effort to attract top students and faculty, educate a diversifying
population and workforce, and drive economic activity through high-level
research and community partnerships to create a more vibrant economy.
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.
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 renowned Black Mountain Institute recently marked its tenth year as a
literary center dedicated to promoting discourse on today's most pressing
issues. Among its many programs, 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.
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.
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
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, transportation, nanotechnology and structures.
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.
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
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.
F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration is a global leader in hospitality
research and education, immersing its students in the art, science, and business
of this dynamic industry. UNLV, with its location in Las Vegas, offers students
world-class opportunities to acquire professional experience along with a
highly ranked academic degree.
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.
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.
School of Medicine will be a full-scale, four-year allopathic medical
school that is scheduled to welcome its charter class in summer 2017. The
medical school's mission is to improve access to high-quality health care in
Southern Nevada by increasing the number of physicians and trained specialists
who are committed to serving the region. The accompanying academic health
center will serve as core infrastructure for the entire local medical community
and generate top-quality research spanning basic and clinical sciences.