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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Since our first classes were held on campus in 1957, UNLV has transformeditself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution.Along the way, our urban university has become an indispensable resourcein one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities.

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Since its first classes were held in 1957, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), has undergone an amazing transformation — from a dusty outpost on the south edge of town to a thriving urban research institution. Along the way, thanks to its innovative frontier spirit, UNLV has kept pace with one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities.


UNLV’s diverse faculty, students, staff, and alumni promote community well-being and individual achievement through education, research, scholarship, creative activities, and clinical services. 

UNLV is an affordable choice, costing just half the price of the national average. In addition to our low-cost tuition, most of our students benefit from loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs to help pay their college expenses, ensuring an affordable education.


It’s never too early to launch your research career at UNLV. From robotics to genetics and more, our campus provides a wealth of research opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students alike.

Innovative solutions can be found when groups of researchers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds approach complex problems together. UNLV fosters interdisciplinary collaborations through thoughtfully designed dedicated facilities, specialized centers and institutes, and other resources it provides.


We are your source for resume building, interview preparation, and a wide variety of job and internship opportunities to get you started on your path to career success.

University Ranking

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Student services

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) assists incoming and current international students and scholars, and their families, to make smooth transitions at UNLV.

Housing services

Housing and Residential Life facilitates a comfortable residential community through which accommodations, activities, and experiences encourage students to progress toward becoming self-directed individuals.

UNLV is proud to offer campus housing for our students. It is cost effective and lets you live on a floor with students of similar interests, be close to campus resources, and learn in a safe and supportive environment.

Library services

UNLV Libraries participate in the articulation and assessment of student learning; provide direct instruction to students; partner with classroom faculty on course and assignment design; and intentionally create co-curricular learning experiences.

ICT services

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is the central unit responsible for supporting the academic, research, and administrative aims of the campus through the effective use of technology.

Medical services

The Student Health Center offers fast and convenient access to medical care for UNLV students.The Student Health Center offers the following services to students: treatment of various illnesses and injuries, male and female wellness exams including pap smears and contraception evaluations, physical exams for academic programs and sports participation clearance and  immediate first aid.

Student Life

Campus life

Located minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, and just a short drive from numerous attractions, our 350+ acre campus is at the heart of this thriving city.

Come visit and tour UNLV’s beautiful campus and state-of-the-art facilities. You will hear a little campus history while learning more about the student experience, campus life, and academic departments.

Sports facilities

UNLV boasts of some of the best collegiate athletic facilities and outdoor locations.

Student clubs

UNLV has more than 350 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that encompass a variety of different interests, activities, and beliefs. RSOs range from social action organizations to socially based organizations, and from religious-based clubs to sport clubs. Whatever your interest, UNLV has the organization to match. You can even start your own! When you join an organization, you're on your way to meeting new people, making memories, building your resume, and leaving your mark on UNLV. Get INvolved today! 


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

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