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At UNLV, possibilities are determined not by circumstance, but by spirit. It’s something we have inherited from the city we call home. From education and culture to the economy and renewable energy, what once was spoken as potential is now being realized in tangible advancements at the university, within the community, and across the region.

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of nearly  28,000 students and more than 2,900 faculty and staff. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. The university is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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UNLV has made great strides forward—strides that are part and parcel to providing the cultural and academic center of one of our nation’s most dynamic metropolitan regions. Our students are exposed to rich campus, cultural and community experiences that help define them as individuals while also providing the inspiration to persevere and become well-rounded graduates prepared to lead in their chosen fields.

UNLV’s undergraduate, graduate and professional students become part of an engaging campus culture—one dedicated to those who flourish under high academic standards and who are committed to enhancing the educational experience through research with an entrepreneurial, innovative, and unconventional spirit. The UNLV campus community is dedicated to engaging with the community to meet the many challenges faced in the Southwest brought on by rapid urban growth, economic and cultural diversity, social justice, and sustainability of our fragile ecosystem.

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