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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Las Vegas seal.svg
Former names
University of Nevada, Southern Division (1957–1965)
Nevada Southern University (1965–1969)
Motto Omnia Pro Patria (Latin)
Motto in English
All For Our Country
Type Public
Established September 10, 1957 (1957-09-10)
Endowment $238.3 million (2015)
President Len Jessup
Provost Diane Chase
Academic staff
1,000
Administrative staff
3,282
Students 29,702 (2016)
Undergraduates 24,715 (Fall 2016)
Postgraduates 4,278 (Fall 2016)
710 (Fall 2016)
Location Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Coordinates: 36°06′28″N 115°08′38″W / 36.10779°N 115.14376°W / 36.10779; -115.14376
Campus Urban
Main Campus: 358 acres (145 ha)
North Campus: 640 acres (260 ha)
Shadow Lane Campus: 18.2 acres (7.4 ha)
Colors Scarlet, Gray
         
Nickname Rebels
Mascot Hey Reb
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IFBS
Mountain West Conference
Website www.unlv.edu
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University rankings
National
Forbes 523
U.S. News & World Report NR
Washington Monthly 195
Global
U.S. News & World Report 740

USNWR graduate school rankings

Education 158
Law 78

USNWR departmental rankings

Biological Sciences 188
Clinical Psychology 102
Earth Sciences 88
English 113
Fine Arts 131
Physical Therapy 79
Psychology 141
Public Affairs 96
Social Work 103
Sociology 94

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is an American public research university located in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada. The 332-acre (134 ha) campus is located approximately 1.6-mile (2.6 km) east of the Las Vegas Strip. The university includes the Shadow Lane Campus, located just east of the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, which houses the School of Dental Medicine— the only dental school in the state of Nevada. In addition, UNLV's law school, the William S. Boyd School of Law, is also the only law school in the state.

Noted for its strong emphasis on science and technology, business management, and the law programs, the university is classified a "research-intensive university" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration is annually ranked among the top hospitality programs in the United States due to the university's proximity to the Las Vegas Strip. Its Thomas & Mack Center hosted the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, concerts, as well as lectures by Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev as part of various UNLV-affiliated lecture series.


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