Welcome to Nevada best medical schools. Our rankings are based on alumni reviews, research scores received, peer institution assessment and admissions statistics including averaged MCAT scores, undergraduate GPA as well as acceptance rates. Below we list top medical schools in Nevada that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.
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|National Ranking||Best Medical Programs|
|87|| University of Nevada
Acceptance rate: 5.9%
MCAT composite score: 10.0
Tuition: Full-time: $17,999 (in-state), Full-time: $45,110 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.71
Total medical school enrollment: 253
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.7:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $19.4
Las Vegas, Nevada Modern History
In the fifties, nuclear weapons testing began at a test site near Las Vegas. Now it may seem strange, but then the opportunity to see with your own eyes the “mushroom” of a nuclear explosion did not frighten anyone, but only attracted numerous tourists to Las Vegas.
In the sixties, Las Vegas became much less dependent on the mafia. This was helped by the active position of several influential residents of the city, primarily the editor of the newspaper “Las Vegas Sun” Hank Greenspan. The journalistic investigations he organized led to the resignation of many corrupt officials.
An American financier, pilot, engineer, producer, one of the richest people in the United States and the whole world, Howard Hughes, also known for his eccentricity, also had a huge impact on the development of the city. In 1966, he moved to Las Vegas and moved into the penthouse of the Desert Inn. A few months later he bought this hotel, and then many other hotels, casinos, local television and radio stations. It was thanks to Howard Hughes that Las Vegas ceased to be a mafia city in public opinion, but turned into a completely respectable place.
In the seventies, the rapid growth of the population of Las Vegas began, caused by the rapid development of the city on the one hand and the growth of immigration to Nevada on the other. At the same time, by the end of the decade, the popularity of Las Vegas among tourists has somewhat decreased. The casinos of the city could not offer vacationers anything new, original, and besides, in 1978 gambling was legalized in the state of New Jersey and some players from the east coast of the USA preferred the new Atlantic City casinos.
The city needed change, and in the eighties in Las Vegas begins the “era of mega-hotels”, huge hotel and entertainment complexes, usually dedicated to a theme. The first “mega-hotel” in Las Vegas was the Mirage Hotel, built in 1989. The huge hotel complex (3,044 rooms) became at that time the most expensive hotel in the world, its construction cost six hundred and thirty million dollars.
Following the Mirage in Las Vegas, new giant hotels and casinos were built one after another, each of which tried to offer tourists something special. In 1990 Rio and Excalibur opened; in 1993 – MGM Grand Las Vegas, Treasure Island and Luxor; in 1996 – Stratosphere and Monte Carlo; in 1997 – New York-New York; in 1998 – Bellagio; in 1999 – Mandalay Bay, Venetian and Paris and so on.
Most of the new hotels in Las Vegas are built on the “Strip” (Strip, literally – “strip”), stretching for about seven kilometers along the boulevard section south of the city center. The Strip has experienced rapid growth since the beginning of the construction of “mega hotels” and is now usually associated with Las Vegas (although most of the city looks very different).