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A Rebellious

Diversity isn't Just A Buzzword.

Here's the first thing to know about Rebels: You can't define us. There is no “average” Rebel. Half of our students are the first in their families to go to college. Tagalog is one of the most-spoken second languages among our students. Military Times lists us as one of its Best for Vets.

All that ripples throughout our campus. It creates a climate where you can both find your people and expand your worldview.

With more than 100 cultural, ethnic, and religious-based student organizations among our 400 student organizations, you'll find everything from French speakers to gamers to community service groups to lightsaber fighters. How many universities do you know of that are protected by trained Jedi?

Most Diverse Campus In The Nation
-2023 U.S. News & World Report
Ethnic Diversity Within the Student Body
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Live The

Kick Back And Relax. You're Home.

Start navigating living on your own in the Tonopah or Dayton Complexes. You'll be able to slide right out of bed and cram before that 10 a.m. exam.

Special interest floors will connect you with like-minded friends in small communities — whether you're looking to live around fellow hospitality majors or people who share an interest in healthy living. UNLV's two newest special-interest floors — Howell Town for the enrichment of black and African American diaspora communities and the Stonewall Suites dedicated to LGBTQ+ students and their allies — were created by students themselves.

Then when you're ready for apartment-style living, you can transition over to one of the communities on the northside of campus. The Degree offers amenity-rich modern living while the Legacy LV is both affordable and convenient.

Living at home locally to keep your costs down? All of our campus life happenings are here for you, too! Hit the rec center after your afternoon class, meet up with friends at a festival on Pida Plaza, then stay for a performance from the award-winning Jazz Band or for a free Barrick lecture featuring world leaders, thinkers, and doers.

Students Living on Campus
Housing Complexes
Special Interest Floors
"Being a Rebel means to be a person of discovery... to be open to new things and hope to discover oneself in a constantly changing community."
Joey Cruz, Major: Communication Studies with Sociology Minor; Hometown: Agana Heights, Guam
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Become The Most Rebel Version Of You.

You shouldn't have to struggle to find basic care when you're balancing classes, work, and a social life. UNLV's on-campus clinics will ensure you stay healthy, with easy access to caregivers and a pharmacy, medical labs, dental care, and counseling and psychological services.

Keep it moving at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center with group classes, personal trainers, a six-lane pool, and plenty of courts for a pickup game of basketball or badminton. (Insider tip: The fourth floor indoor track has stunning views of the city.) Or escape the city altogether through an Outdoor Adventures camping, canoe, or snowshoe trip.

Hungry? Feed your inner foodie at the Student Union, where 10 restaurants are waiting. Pop into the student-run Common Grounds for a quick sandwich. Or for one low price, get your fill of nine daily entrees (vegan options too) and ice cream at our all-you-can-eat Dining Commons.

Rebels don't go it alone. From coaches at the Academic Success Center to professionals at Counseling and Psychological Services to peer mentors at The Intersection multicultural resource center, UNLV has built a network to serve its diverse student body — so there's always someone to reach out to when you need help navigating college life.

"UNLV was and is the perfect balance of familiar and out of my comfort zone... UNLV has afforded me more opportunities than I ever thought possible. I have met more people, gotten more involved, and thrived more than I ever could have predicted."
Olivia Cheche, Major: Political Science with Brookings Public Policy Minor; Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
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Even Rebels
Have Traditions

College Life With a Hefty Dose Of Vegas Sizzle.

A basketball pregame show with fireworks? Yep, that all started at UNLV. The loudest rivalry trophy in football? Boom! We give you the Fremont Cannon.

  • Premier: This is the kick-off every fall to pump up new and returning students with a spirit that's unmistakably Vegas.
  • Homecoming: The frenetic week includes the long-running talent show, competitions, a campuswide festival and golf-cart parade before the big game.
  • Oozeball: Every fall, giant mud pits are carved out of the intramural fields and co-ed teams hop in to play a little volleyball.
  • “Rebels After Dark” Series: UNLV's series and Late-Night Study Breakfasts cater to the night owls among us.

With 17 NCAA Division I sports programs and free student tickets to regular-season home games, UNLV keeps you in on the action. Join The Rebellion, our student section, and get creative with how you want to heckle division rivals at the Thomas & Mack Center. Or just head to Allegiant Stadium, home of Rebel football and the newly minted Las Vegas Raiders in a $1.84 billion palace of gridiron glory.

"I chose UNLV because everyone in my family went to UNLV... Pride in coming to UNLV was something our parents raised us on."
Jordyn Styck, Major: Business; Hometown: Las Vegas, NV