The University of Nevada – Las Vegas began as an extension of the University of Nevada-Reno, but over time it has grown large enough to become independent. Today the school enrolls nearly 30,000 students and has received national recognition as an institution. The U.S. News & World Report placed the University of Nevada – Las Vegas in the second tier of national universities, and 76th of the best law schools.
The University of Nevada – Las Vegas offers completely online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level. Areas of study include nursing, hospitality administration, public administration, social science studies, and anthropology. A variety of courses are also available in the online format in many other areas of study. Although the majority of the course work for these programs is completed online, specific programs, such as the Doctor of Nursing Practice, require a once-per-year campus attendance to complete specific activities related to the degree. All of the programs share the quality and rigor of their traditional counterparts and are accredited through the university.
The University of Nevada – Las Vegas has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1964.
Applicants must meet minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. Incoming freshman must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on all high school course work or adequate scores on the ACT or SAT. Students with more than 24 transferable credit hours need to have at least a 2.5 GPA on their college-level course work. Graduate-level applicants must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a 3.0 for the last two years of the degree.