• Students sitting at computers participating in e-sports
  • Archaeology students working at Valley of Fire
  • Student working in a research lab


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. Check out our highlights to learn our impact.

Two college wrestlers wrestling on a mat. One is in UNLV branded gear and the other is in a purple and white singlet.

The only collegiate wrestling team in the state of Nevada, UNLV’s Wrestlin’ Rebels celebrated a historic milestone in 2024: a five-peat of NCWA West Coast Conference Championships (men's team), three national NCWA All-Americans (two from the men's team; one from the women's team), including UNLV's first-ever woman wrestler to reach the championships and become an All-American. UNLV Wrestling was resurrected in 2017 within the NCWA, perpetuating the tradition established by its NCAA Division-I team from the '70s and '80s.

Marcos Kano holding a laptop while standing inside an illustration of a room with a work desk

With funding from the governor's office, the College of Engineering StepUp & StartUp program has connected 50 UNLV students with 24 local tech companies for competitively paid internships. Apart from gaining valuable experience, the program offers a distinct advantage: the chance for students to make a significant impact during their internship — a unique benefit from the dynamic setting of a small company or startup.

A UNLV student works with local high school students on a robot.

Students at UNLV are collaborating with the Clark County School District to promote technology and innovation. The College of Engineering created a course that allows students to earn credit by providing materials and training high school students for the Las Vegas Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

Three clinicians observe diagnostic screens and students in a simulated hospital room from behind glass. On the other side of the observation glass, students tend to a manikin.

The Clinical Simulation Center received a grant to continue delivering the highest quality education for healthcare students and professionals. The grant will fund healthcare simulation equipment and to provide additional resources to improve quality of education, patient outcomes, and patient safety.

A group of students in a mariachi band play music in front of large red UNLV letters.


UNLV will be one of only a few U.S. universities to offer a robust slate of classes exploring mariachi, a cultural Mexican folk music originating in the late 1800s.


Egyptian journalist and novelist Ahmed Naji speaking at a BMI event.

Egyptian journalist and novelist Ahmed Naji became a finalist for his book, "Rotten Evidence," in the National Book Critics Circle Award. Once imprisoned for his work, Naji was appointed as a City of Asylum fellow at UNLV's Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute.

Performers dancing outside while from the community watch.

The College of Fine Arts and Clark County partnered on a new programming series – Arts in the Center – that features a varied array of music, visual arts, film, and theater events created by members of the College of Fine Arts. The partnership expands the reach of UNLV Arts and offers free quality programming to the community.

The Lady Rebels team holding up the Mountain West Conference trophy.

For the third consecutive season, the UNLV Lady Rebels have won the Mountain West Basketball Championship and the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. UNLV is the first Mountain West women’s team to win both titles three seasons in a row. The Lady Rebels are making their 11th NCAA tournament appearance in program history and fourth since joining the Mountain West in 1999.