Simply one of the most distinctive cities in the United States, Las Vegas is barely 100 years old but ranks 31st among U.S. populations. Billed as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Vegas is known for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife along its famed Strip, home to its most notable casinos and grand structures. City officials have been working to diversify the city’s economy with health and tech business sectors. Educationally, the city is served by the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (which obviously has strong hotel and tourism fields of study) and the massive College of Southern Nevada, a community college. It’s long been said that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but with new efforts focusing on education, the city may have a lot to brag about in the near future.