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UNLV still climbing among nation’s most diverse campuses, U.S. News reports

UNLV is nation’s sixth-most diverse campus for undergraduate students, according to a national magazine’s rankings released today.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 best colleges rankings placed UNLV’s diversity index – the proportion of minority students to the overall mix of the campus’ student body – at 0.72 on a scale from zero to 1.0. That tied UNLV with New Jersey Institute of Technology and University of Hawaii-Manoa for sixth most diverse campus in the nation, up two spots from last year’s rankings.

This is the third year UNLV has been ranked for its diversity, according to the school.

As of fall 2012 enrollment figures, 51 percent of all UNLV undergraduate students reported being part of a racial or ethnic minority. Of that, Hispanic students make up the largest minority undergraduate student group at UNLV at 21 percent.

U.S. News also ranked UNLV at No. 18 for the best online graduated nursing programs and No. 68 among the best law schools, noting the Boyd School of Law ranked third overall in teaching lawyers-to-be the vital skill of legal writing.

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