How to Plan a Group Campus Tour for Las Vegas’s Top Colleges

Perfect weather, endless sunshine, and a vibrant energy that’s a world away from the snowy mountains of Reno—who wouldn’t want to attend college in Las Vegas? And if you’re planning a group tour for students who have their sights set on Nevada’s most populated city, you’ve come to the right place. Keep in mind, though, that Las Vegas is known for a few things that may throw your group’s itinerary off track: heavy traffic, sparse parking, and an overabundance of casinos, nightclubs, and entertainment districts that aren’t exactly high school-friendly.

That’s where comes in! Whether your group needs a speedy minibus shuttle between campuses, a full-sized charter bus for a few dozen student-athletes and their coaches, or a custom fleet to accommodate your entire senior class and chaperones, we’ve got a private ride for you. Plus, with comfy seats, onboard restrooms for those who drank a little too much coffee at the hotel continental breakfast, and entertainment amenities like flat-screen TVs and WiFi to keep your students occupied between college stops, the ride will be just as enjoyable as the campuses. Just give our reservation specialists a call at 877-563-2133 to receive a personalized quote tailored to your unique travel needs.

Need help deciding which colleges to tour with your students? Check out our list below!

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Tuition: $9,143 (in-state) $26,099 (out-of-state)

Enrollment: 25,365

What started as a small college in 1957 now draws in 30,000 students from across Nevada, the U.S., and the world—all of whom are eager to experience life in a city unlike any other. As Nevada’s largest university and a respected R1 research institution, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas offers a robust roster of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as access to 16 colleges and schools with over 300 majors.

Students can pick and choose from the university’s expansive catalog of programs to specialize in arts, sciences, engineering, business, law, education, hospitality, medicine, or a blend of those interests. (The university also offers an acclaimed dental school—a popular draw for prospective students.) Those who can’t be on campus or who want to work while they study can enroll in nearly 20 online programs, including a doctoral program in nursing—one of six doctoral degrees offered online. No matter what they’re interested in, your prospective students will find it here!

The university welcomes students with a minimum weighted 3.0 GPA in core high school subjects, a combined SAT score of 1120, an ACT composite score of 22, or a Nevada Advanced Diploma. Other students, such as transfer students with at least 24 transfer credits and a minimum GPA of 2.5, can also apply through a streamlined process. All prospective students are encouraged to visit the UNLV Office of Admissions website to explore the admissions and registration process in greater detail.

Address: 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154

Phone: (702) 895-3011

Nevada State College

Tuition: $6,225 (in-state) $19,964 (out-of-state)

Enrollment: 7,158

Nevada State College may be young—the school first opened its doors to students in 2002—but it’s quickly becoming a beloved institution for local students and educators alike. With a convenient location in Henderson (Nevada’s second-largest city) and an affordable tuition, it’s an excellent college for students who don’t want to commute to a big city campus every day. The college’s focus on smaller class sizes (about 20 students per class) also makes it a great choice for students who may feel overwhelmed in a lecture hall filled with hundreds of their fellow classmates.

NSC primarily focuses on educating teachers, nurses, and students of liberal arts and sciences. In addition to over two dozen majors in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences—such as environmental and resource studies and deaf studies—it also offers a variety of pre-professional programs for those who want to continue their education. NSC also boasts Nevada’s only accredited bachelor’s degree program for those seeking to become speech-language pathologists—a major draw for many students.

First-year students with a minimum 2.5 unweighted high school GPA and eligible ACT or SAT scores can apply. First-generation college students may also qualify for NSC’s four-year support program, which includes mentoring, internship opportunities, and financial aid.

Address: 1125 Nevada State Dr, Henderson, NV 89002

Phone: (702) 992-2000

College of Southern Nevada

Tuition: $3,441 (in-state) $10,407 (out-of-state)

Enrollment: 30,000+

Although there is only one university in Las Vegas, the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the largest and most popular higher learning institution in the state. It also boasts the title of being the largest single-campus community college in the United States. CSN hosts a multitude of students every year across three campuses and several additional learning centers, offering more than 180 associate and bachelor’s degrees, certificate programs, and workforce training programs.

Students seeking to enter the workforce quickly can enroll in fast-tracked, short-term certificate programs for positions like medical assistant, dental assistant, computer network administrator, emergency medical technician, and more. The college also offers two-year associate degrees for students who want to jumpstart their career or prepare to transfer to a university. Aspiring nurses, dental hygienists, engineers, and accountants will find accredited programs at CSN. No matter your future educational goals, you’ll find the first step at CSN.

CSN has an open admissions policy, which means anyone with a high school diploma or GED can apply. Admission to select programs, however, may have additional requirements, so be sure to check the CSN website for details.

Address: 6375 West Charleston Boulevard WDB, Room 101, Las Vegas, NV 89146-1139

Phone: (702) 651-5000

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Tuition: ~$40,000 (dependant on program)

Enrollment: ~1,000

Students looking to enter the healthcare workforce or who want a more specialized education may find Roseman University of Health Sciences (RUHS) to be a better alternative than a big, multidisciplinary university. Established in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit university with additional campuses in South Jordan, Utah and Summerlin, Nevada. RUHS specializes in programs in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and dental medicine.

This university boasts a 95% student retention rate with accreditation for a variety of healthcare degrees, including doctorates in pharmacy and nursing practice, master’s in business administration in healthcare, and bachelor’s in nursing. Roseman University’s block system and accelerated program schedules set it apart from more traditional universities. With a dedicated, intensive learning system, students have a greater chance of entering the workforce earlier than they would at a standard university.

Admission requirements can vary by program. For example, the ABSN program requires that students have a bachelor’s degree and complete an assortment of prerequisite courses.

Address: 11 Sunset Way, Henderson, NV 89014

Phone: (702) 968-2000

Touro University Nevada

Tuition: ~$25,000 (dependant on program)

Enrollment: ~1,400

Touro University Nevada (TUN) is one of many private universities within Touro College & University System. Touro has campuses in Nevada, New York City, California, and more. TUN is located in Henderson and focuses on a variety of educational and healthcare disciplines with a dedication to its students’ success and professional development. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and a 90%+ job placement rate, Touro is a popular choice for those seeking to enter the medical workforce quickly.

Touro University offers a variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees for careers in health and education. Choose from accredited programs in areas like occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, education, osteopathic medicine, and mental health counseling. Touro also has a partnership with local hospitals like the Valley Hospital Medical Center to provide student mentorship and clinical rotations.

Admission requirements depend on the program you choose, but the university has a comprehensive guide to admissions requirements for potential students and transfer students.

Address: 874 American Pacific Drive, Henderson, NV 89014

Phone: (702) 777-7700

Charter a Bus for College Campus Tours

Is your group ready to experience all that Las Vegas colleges have to offer? A charter bus rental can simplify group transportation and ensure your campus tour itinerary goes off without a hitch! Give a call anytime at 877-563-2133 to book a safe and comfortable bus. We’re here 24/7 to help you and your students explore campuses in Las Vegas  — whether this is your first time in Las Vegas or you’re a resident! And if you’re here for a couple days on your tour, be sure to check out Vegas’ best restaurantsarts & culture destinations, sporting events, and annual events!