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Our Commitment

The UNLV Top Tier Initiative is an extension of our vision of being recognized as one of the top American research universities, as designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a Very High Research Activity University.

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UNLV Attains Highest Status as Research University

University joins the ranks of just 130 institutions nationwide classified by Carnegie as “very high research activity” – or R1 – the gold standard for university research metrics.

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Highlights

Bryson Stott in his baseball uniform poses with a baseball bat.
Aug. 12, 2019
Man with eyeglasses looking off to the side, with a green digital digital display behind him in the shape of a man hacking on a computer
Jul. 31, 2019
Ranita Ray crouching down near a fence
Jul. 31, 2019
Group of accounting students surrounded by balloons.
Jul. 25, 2019
Girl with sunglass and the Rebels Forever logo
Jul. 25, 2019
artist conception of cosmic event
Jun. 13, 2019
Jazz students pose with their instruments on campus
Jun. 13, 2019
hands holding bottle and applicator over fossil
Jun. 13, 2019
director's chair with film crew in background
Jun. 13, 2019
Females graduate holding her graduation cap with BSN on the cap, and two female graduates with BSN on their robes.
May. 28, 2019
Black Fire rendering
May. 21, 2019
Ginger Christian seen seated in a classroom setting
May. 21, 2019

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