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University of Nevada - Las Vegas Overview

University of Nevada - Las Vegas is a public institution situated in Las Vegas, Nevada. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Nevada - Las Vegas Known For?

18,958 Full-Time Undergraduates
$10,551 Avg Cost After Aid
81% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at UNLV.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UNLV bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $45,000 a year. That's about 10% more than their peers at other schools.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UNLV is ranked #763 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. It is also ranked #2 out of 4 schools in Nevada.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UNLV has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UNLV

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 86
Best Colleges for Veterans 150
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 464
Best Colleges for International Students 509
Best Colleges 763
Best Colleges for the Money 1,188

Where Is University of Nevada - Las Vegas?

Location of University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Contact details for UNLV are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, NV 89154
Phone: 702-895-3011
Website: www.unlv.edu/
Facebook: http://www.unlv.edu/directories/socialmedia/facebook

How Do I Get Into UNLV?

You can apply to UNLV online at: https://www.unlv.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for UNLV

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNLV?

81% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
34% Submit SAT Scores
UNLV has an acceptance rate of 81%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 34% of students accepted to UNLV submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Nevada - Las Vegas  ( 520 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Nevada - Las Vegas  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800
UNLV received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for University of Nevada - Las Vegas  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Nevada - Las Vegas  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Nevada - Las Vegas  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Nevada - Las Vegas?

$10,551 Net Price
30% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNLV is $10,551. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNLV

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,396 $9,338 $11,519 $14,960 $15,191

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UNLV, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $5,324 a year. That adds up to $21,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNLV is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,958 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25,279 undergraduate students at UNLV, with 18,958 being full-time and 6,321 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNLV

There are also 5,192 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,958 full-time undergraduates at UNLV, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNLV

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Nevada - Las Vegas students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNLV Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,094
Black or African American 1,453
Hispanic or Latino 5,455
White 5,852
International Students 783
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,321

Geographic Diversity

Nevada students aren't the only ones who study at University of Nevada - Las Vegas. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 91 countries are represented at UNLV. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at University of Nevada - Las Vegas

1,492 Took All Classes Online
12,680 Took At Least One Class Online
5.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at UNLV. In 2017-2018, 12,680 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNLV has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 7th most popular in Nevada for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UNLV

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Nevada - Las Vegas was 5.1%. This is the #1,661 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNLV regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNLV majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Civil Engineering 16%
Education 10%
Educational Administration 2%
Health Professions 1%
Hospitality Management 9%
Nursing 4%
Psychology 4%
Social Sciences 19%
Urban Studies 72%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNLV ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNLV.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Hospitality Management #40
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #56
Public Administration #70
Public Health #72
Psychology #155
Public Administration & Social Service #157
Educational Administration #193
Health & Medical Administrative Services #245
Nursing #360
Education #473

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Nevada - Las Vegas awarded 8,614 undergraduate degrees and 2,912 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 182 74 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 6 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 1 0
Allied Health Professions 0 55 0 0
Anthropology 0 33 3 2
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 19 0
Area Studies 0 8 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 1 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 16 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 127 81 0
Chemistry 0 6 0 4
Civil Engineering 0 28 25 3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 8 12
Communication & Media Studies 0 190 10 0
Computer Engineering 0 17 0 0
Computer Science 0 96 21 2
Construction Engineering 0 0 1 0
Construction Management 0 10 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 283 5 0
Culinary Arts 0 1 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 188 6
Dance 0 16 0 0
Data Processing 0 28 1 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 93
Design & Applied Arts 0 44 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 36 15 0
Economics 0 62 8 0
Educational Administration 0 0 51 6
Electrical Engineering 0 28 9 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 21 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 7 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 69 2 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 140 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 59 6 0
General Architecture 0 21 0 0
General Biology 0 244 6 5
General English Literature 0 103 0 7
General Psychology 0 337 14 9
General Social Sciences 0 17 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 33 8 0
Germanic Languages 0 5 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 52 23 0
Health & Physical Education 0 239 12 2
History 0 42 6 1
Hospitality Management 0 577 29 3
Human Biology 0 0 0 2
Human Services 0 37 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 27 0
Interior Architecture 0 9 0 0
International Business 0 30 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 11 0 0
Law 0 0 0 125
Legal Research 0 0 4 0
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 0
Marketing 0 96 0 0
Mathematics 0 26 9 3
Mechanical Engineering 0 64 7 4
Music 0 26 16 6
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 1
Nursing 0 135 19 15
Nutrition Science 0 37 1 0
Other Engineering 0 0 1 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 48 0 0
Philosophy 0 19 0 0
Physics 0 5 6 1
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 4 0
Political Science & Government 0 79 2 2
Public Administration 0 2 40 0
Public Health 0 3 18 5
Public Policy 0 0 0 5
Real Estate 0 7 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 34
Romance Languages 0 23 5 0
Social Work 0 59 70 0
Sociology 0 82 5 4
Special Education 0 25 108 3
Student Counseling 0 0 57 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 183 25 9
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 32 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 6 0
Urban Studies 0 36 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 15 0
Total 0 8,614 2,156 756

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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