University of Nevada Las Vegas

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In its 50-year history, UNLV has undergone an amazing transformation from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution of 28,000 students and 3,300 faculty and staff.

Along the way, the urban land-grant university has become a dynamic resource for one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities. UNLV's 332-acre main campus, located on the southern tip of Nevada in a desert valley surrounded by mountains, is home to more than 220 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, all accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

UNLV Mission Statement

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is a research institution committed to rigorous educational programs and the highest standards of a liberal education. They produce accomplished graduates who are well prepared to enter the work force or to continue their education in graduate and professional programs. Their faculty, students, and staff enthusiastically confront the challenges of economic and cultural diversification, urban growth, social justice, and sustainability. Their commitment to their dynamic region and State centrally influences their research and educational programs, which improves their local communities. Their commitment to the national and international communities ensures that our research and educational programs engage both traditional and innovative areas of study and global concerns. UNLV’s distinctive identity and values permeate a unique institution that brings the best of the world to their region and, in turn, produces knowledge to improve the region and world around them.

UNLV is committed to and driven by these shared values that will guide their decision making:

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University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States


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