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UNLV Ranked One of the Most Popular Schools in the Country

UNLV Ranked One of the Most Popular Schools in the Country


UNLV is among the top 20 most popular universities in the country in a recent survey from U.S. News & World Report.

The school was ranked 12th based what is known as yield, which is the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who end up in enrolling. UNLV’s yield percentage was 60 percent.

The idea is that more and more students are applying to several different colleges but are only going to actually enroll in the college they really want to attend. According to the survey, the higher the yield percentage a school earns the more popular the school.

Brigham Young University – Provo had the highest yield at 79.7 percent. Harvard University was the second at 75.9 percent.

In all, 266 universities from around the country, both private and public, submitted yield information to the magazine.

The school with the lowest yield was St. John’s University in Queens, New York with a yield of 10.6 percent.

Partnership Aims to Ease Transition from CSN to UNLV

Partnership Aims to Ease Transition from CSN to UNLV


The College of Southern Nevada and UNLV are formalizing a partnership to help students transition between the schools.

CSN President Michael Richards and UNLV President Neal Smatresk will unveil the UNLV/CSN Transfer Partnership on Tuesday at the CSN Charleston campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.

School officials said the partnership, which includes housing two full-time UNLV transition advisors within CSN Transfer Centers, is designed to improve the transfer experience and provide CSN students with more support as they move from the two-year college to the four-year university.

“Navigating the transition from community college to university can be difficult, and the transfer office will provide significant assistance in for students planning that transition. We also hope it will inspire others whose goals did not include a four-year degree to think bigger,” said UNLV executive vice president and provost John White.

UNLV Nursing Program Earns National Nod

UNLV Nursing Program Earns National Nod


U.S. News & World Report ranked UNLV’s online graduate nursing program as one of the 20 best in the country.

The Masters of Science in Nursing program ranked 18th out of 101 programs, which offer the curriculum entirely online. 

U.S. News ranked online master’s of nursing programs in four areas: admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation and student services technology.

This is the second year of the rankings and the first time UNLV was featured in the list.

UNLVino Expands to Four Days

UNLVino Expands to Four Days


One of UNLV’s most prominent fundraising events will expand to four days in 2013.

The 39th annual UNLVino will span four days from April 18-21. Organizers say the wine festival will showcase an array of international beverages including wine, beer and spirits.

UNLVino’s $350 wine-lovers “passport” package – includes admission to all four tastings, a savings of more than $100.

Events include:

Del Sol High School Earns Concert with Anti-Bullying Effort

Del Sol High School Earns Concert with Anti-Bullying Effort


The students of Del Sol High School received a surprise Wednesday when they learned they had earned a exclusive live concert.

The students earned the concert because of their efforts to stop bullying. The school submitted its plan to combat bullying as part of a Flip the Script campaign contest. The winning school will get a concert courtesy of the radio station 98.5 KLUC.

The winning campaign had to not only show how they would end bullying but outline how all the students in the school would get involved.

"We are excited to be named Flip the Script contest winners. We have done a lot of work with it, even before the challenge was presented. We are really excited and look forward to working with Flip the Script more," Erin Cranor, a senior at Del Sol High School, said.

Chaparral Makes State

Chaparral Makes State

By Julian Sanchez

Chaparral High School

After so many years, Chaparral has never been so close to winning a state championship as they came in the 2012-2013 school year.

Under the coaching of Jay Renneker, they made it to the state finals. Chaparral’s women volleyball team played 38 games in their season. They lost 14 games, but won 24 games. In their league, they played a total of 12 games, winning eight of those games.

The road to the State Championships was a hard journey for Chaparral players. They practiced hard daily and never gave up on their team. The dedication really paid off for them. The players can leave their school thinking about the banner they put up in their school gym. Seeing a recent banner will boost up the students spirit and encourage them to do more, because they know that Chaparral students try hard.