Las Vegas

One of the best things about UNLV is our location. Las Vegas is a great place to live, learn, work, and play. Our campus is just minutes from the fun, excitement, and entertainment of the world-famous Strip. The proximity to world-class resorts and attractions gives our students access to unique educational and job opportunities. Beyond the neon, Las Vegas boasts a wide variety of outdoor recreation that’s available year-round thanks to more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

Joshua trees in the desert

Nature and

When it’s time to take a break from the classroom and get outdoors, UNLV’s location in the desert Southwest can’t be beat. Within a 30-mile radius you can kayak on Lake Mead, raft down the Colorado River, snowboard at Mount Charleston, and rock climb at Red Rock Canyon. It’s also easy to jump in the car and explore regional areas like the beaches of Southern California and the stunning national parks of Utah and Arizona.

Las Vegas skyline

and Culture

Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World for good reason. The city boasts some of the best shows, restaurants, attractions, sporting events, and nightlife in the world. Beyond the glitz and glamor, Las Vegas is also home to many diverse cultural and community events, a growing arts district, food and music festivals, museums, theaters, galleries, and more.

Stardust sign at the Vegas Boneyard


Las Vegas is a one-of-a-kind place. Where else can you visit a neon boneyard, stroll through the Mob Museum or float down a replica of the Venice Canal? Our location makes for some unique learning opportunities for students. Your art class may stop into Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum for inspiration or you may find yourself on a field trip behind the scenes of the Bellagio fountains. At UNLV, we celebrate our unique location and the things you won’t find anywhere except Vegas.