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.
Our vision is that by 2025, UNLV will be recognized as a top tier public university in research, education, and community impact.
From creating community partnerships and advancing student achievement, to promoting research, scholarship, and creative activity, we work hard to achieve our goal of becoming a top 100 American research university.
UNLV has reached the top of U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. After two years in second, UNLV is now in a three-way tie for first in the publication’s Best Ethnic Diversity category. It’s a reflection of our Southern Nevada community and a factor that elevates the value of a UNLV education. As the nation becomes more diverse as a whole, companies increasingly will look for employees who can lead diverse workforces.
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.
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.