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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

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Mar. 18, 2019
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Mar. 18, 2019
Seven law professors pose at the bench in the Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom between the United States and Nevada flags.
Mar. 18, 2019
A student and counselor talking
Mar. 9, 2019
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Mar. 8, 2019
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Mar. 8, 2019
George Rhee poses in front of a white board.
Feb. 21, 2019
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Feb. 21, 2019
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Feb. 6, 2019
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Feb. 6, 2019
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Jan. 22, 2019
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Jan. 22, 2019

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