Of course, any college experience includes more than the intellectual stimulation of the classroom and the physical confines of the city and campus. It also takes color and character from the university's larger environment. For UNLV, this is the Southwest — only four to five hours by car from the beaches and Hollywood hills of Southern California to the major metropolitan areas of Utah and Arizona.
Mild desert temperatures make outdoor recreation possible throughout the year in Southern Nevada. Within a 30-mile radius lie the shores of Lake Mead, massive Hoover Dam and the Colorado River recreation area, the snow-skiing and hiking trails of 12,000-foot Mount Charleston, and a panorama of red-rock mountains and eroded sandstone landscapes.
Las Vegas - it’s in our name, it’s where we call home, and it’s a big part of who we are. Where else can you experience more than 300 days of sunshine a year, run a marathon alongside Elvis, and have unparalleled educational opportunities right at your fingertips?