The College of Southern Nevada is a two-year college with three campuses; Charleston, Cheyenne, and Henderson—all in the Las Vegas area. It offers over 200 undergraduate degrees in fields ranging from dental hygiene to applied sciences to general studies.
The college is home to its School of Advanced and Applied Technologies; School of Arts and Letters; School of Business, Hospitality and Public Services; School of Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences; School of Health Sciences; School of Science and Mathematics; and Division of Workforce and Economic Development.
CSN also features an online learning program, with degrees in arts, applied sciences, business, and general studies. Moreover, students can work online toward certificates of achievement in business management, criminal justice, hotel management, and numerous other fields.
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Admissions are non-competitive and open to all applicants 18 or older who have a high school or GED-equivalent diploma. Students do not need to submit transcripts.
International applicants must apply through the International Center, and must also provide proof of personal finances and English proficiency. Moreover, international students must purchase health insurance through the International Center, as foreign health insurance policies are not accepted.
Both domestic and international students can apply online. A detailed web site helps students work through the admissions process.
Financial aid is available to students who need help paying for college. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Student Aid form.
Many Nevada residents take advantage of the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship, an award based on high school academic performance.
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The college has more than 30 clubs and organizations that students can join and acquire leadership skills outside of the classroom. The Actor’s Guild, American Sign Language Club, Latino Student Alliance, Photography Club, and Alpha Xi Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa are just some of these organizations.
The college has three locations in southern Nevada, all of them close to the attractions and temptations of Las Vegas. On-campus points of interest include the Performing Arts Center on the Cheyenne campus, which features performances by both students and professionals. The Fine Arts Gallery, also at the Cheyenne campus, features exhibits from local and national artists. In addition, the Department of Ornamental Horticulture operates the Desert Garden Center at the Charleston campus.
Day care is available at both the Cheyenne and Charleston campuses. All three campuses have libraries, and students can renew library materials online and return books to any of the three libraries or the main library of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, regardless of where the book was checked out.
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The athletic department fields teams in two sports, men’s baseball and women’s softball. Both teams, nicknamed the Coyotes, compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association.
The college also offers an extensive intramural program. Sports include flag football, basketball, racquetball, indoor and outdoor soccer, bowling, dodgeball, and volleyball.
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