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UNLV improves ranking on most diverse schools list

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University of Nevada-Las Vegas gained ground in its ranking as one of the most diverse U.S. campuses for undergrads.

According to a list released by U.S. News & World Report, UNLV jumped two spots from last year's ranking to No. 6 on the list. The school was tied with University of Hawaii and New Jersey Institute of Technology on the list.

According to UNLV, the publication's report examined enrollment data for the last school year, factoring in the proportion of minority students and overall mix of the campus' student body.

The publication assigns a diversity index from 0.0 to 1.0 as part of the ranking. UNLV was assigned a 0.72 diversity index.

UNLV said 51 percent of all undergrads enrolling in fall 2012 reported being part of a racial or ethnic minority. Hispanic students made up the largest minority undergraduate group.

"This ranking continues to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada," said UNLV president Neal Smatresk.

UNLV also noted the school's 52 different cultural, ethnic and religious-based organizations for students.

You can view the complete list at this link.

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