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Top Tier 2.0

As a minority-serving institution rich with diversity and committed to equity, we strive to improve the lives of our students and transform our communities. This is our focus with our strategic plan, Top Tier 2.0.

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UNLV Recognized Among Nation’s Top Research Universities

UNLV among just 146 nationwide classified by Carnegie as R1, or "Very High Research," the highest status for research institutions; UNLV first reached R1 in 2018.

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Highlights

Crime Scene from the Urban Adventures class
Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings
John Mercer, Nancy Lough and Jay Vickers are co-directors of the Sports Research and Innovation Initiative, a program that centralizes sports research on campus and is making inroads into the Las Vegas sports community.
Four medical school students in their white coats walking through a hallway
Right, architecture major Stephanie Cote and architecture major Andrea Hughey. A team of about 40 students (mainly architecture and engineering) are scrambling to complete their entry into the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition. The home is being constructed at the Xtreme Cubes site in Henderson.
Angela Williams, a fellow with the Nevada Institute for Teacher and Educator Preparation (NITEP) at UNLV, sitting on a stone bench with a laptop open across her lap