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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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