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Mission

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a public research institution committed to rigorous educational programs and the highest standards of a liberal education.

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University Leadership

Len Jessup joined UNLV as its 10th president in January 2015. An accomplished leader in higher education, Jessup brings experience as a university professor, administrator, entrepreneur and fundraiser.

Facts and Stats

23,801
undergraduate students
4,819
graduate students
1,185
international students and scholars
3,069
faculty members
72
countries represented by international students
300+
registered undergraduate organizations
1,800
students living in residence halls
146
Academic Programs
350+
Degrees
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Explore Our History

Thanks to its innovative frontier spirit, UNLV has kept pace with one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities. Our History »