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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$32,471 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at UNLV is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UNLV.
  • In <nil>, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UNLV makes roughly $53,363 a year. This is 31% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into UNLV?

You can apply to UNLV online at:

Admission Requirements for UNLV

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNLV?

83% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at University of Nevada - Las Vegas is 83%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 86%.

Can I Afford University of Nevada - Las Vegas?

$32,471 Net Price
21% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNLV is $32,471. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNLV, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $6,039 a year. That adds up to $24,156 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNLV is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas Undergraduate Student Diversity

19,496 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25,312 undergraduate students at UNLV, with 19,496 being full-time and 5,816 being part-time.


There are also 5,367 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,496 full-time undergraduates at UNLV, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,293
Black or African American 1,688
Hispanic or Latino 6,460
White 5,027
International Students 413
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,615

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

2,869 Took All Classes Online
18,307 Took At Least One Class Online
190.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at UNLV. In 2020-2021, 18,307 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.


This school is the 4th most popular in Nevada for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UNLV

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Nevada - Las Vegas was 190.7%. This is the #288 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNLV regardless of major.

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%.


*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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