The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) was established in 1957 and has since grown to become one of the leading research institutions and centers for higher education in the U.S. It has a thriving student body of over 25,000 undergraduate students, many of whom are first-generation - where neither parent has earned a university degree previously.
The university is renowned for its diversity – there are over 1,000 international students enrolled at the institution from 85 countries. There are also more than 100 cultural, ethnic or religious-based student organizations at the university where students can meet people of similar backgrounds to help them feel even more welcome.
Students will find the thriving atmosphere of Las Vegas on their doorstep, ensuring plenty of exciting opportunities for those who wish to live on campus or close by. For students looking for a more serene escape, the desert landscapes are within a short drive and provide plenty of respite from the bright lights.
There are 16 main colleges at the university providing a wide selection of study programs. The university is also known for its ‘Academically Cool' subjects – the most contemporary majors or combinations of study fields that ensure students are at the forefront of modern learning. UNLV is not just about excellent teaching quality, but the diverse modern methods it uses to ensure students are at the cutting edge of their chosen field.
Student support at the university is excellent, with a wide variety of services ensuring students aren't distracted from study due to personal issues. The university also offers excellent value for anyone concerned about the financial impact of study – 87% of UNLV undergrad students received financial aid and scholarships in 2020-2021.