About University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Founded in 1957, University of Nevada-Las Vegas. is a Public college. Located in Nevada, which is a city setting in Nevada, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 24,714 full time undergraduate students, and 4,988 full time graduate students.

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 961 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Nevada-Las Vegas include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate82%
Application Deadline
Application Fee60
SAT Range900-1130
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at UNLV are considered Less Selective, with ,151% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 45 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

86% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 54% were in the top quarter, and 23% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
56%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
34%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
31%
“We bought the gear”
67%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
6%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
67%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
6%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
43%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
32%
“We only party on weekends”
17%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
15%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
21%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
56%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
34%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
31%
“We bought the gear”
67%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
6%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
67%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
6%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
43%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
32%
“We only party on weekends”
17%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
15%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
21%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Nevada-Las Vegas REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    338 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    271 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    411 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    430 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    429 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    427 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    427 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    427 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Nevada-Las Vegas?

323 Students rated University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Megan - 01/10/2023

UNLV, so far has been a really good school. I feel safe when walking around campus and most of the people are really nice. The professors I have care about the students and always made sure to remind us they are there for help (i.e. office hours, through email, etc.)

Dashna - 12/20/2022

UNLV is not for the weak. I believe that there are parts of this university that could be better like the safety of students considering people can wonder aimlessly throughout the school and no one would know if it were a student or a random person; if there was a way to ensure student safety that would be doing all students and faculty members a great justice. I also think UNLV should hire more capable teachers as I have unfortunately heard things that are not ethical in teaching and learning.

Ily - 03/19/2022

I attended UNLV for one semester and thoroughly enjoyed myself and the time I was able to spend there. Not only were the professors really understanding and easy to talk to, I also was able to meet and collaborate with so many amazing people that had different backgrounds and stories than my own.

Daniel - 12/17/2021

It is an interesting school to attend as it focuses highly on its students and faculty on promoting a safe and healthy learning environment in order for all of us to succeed as a university. UNLV’s priority is to ensure that everyone graduates and gets as much assistance as they can acquire to be career driven and focus on where they want to head in life.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Nevada-Las Vegas?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Nevada-Las Vegas is 82%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could talk to the younger version of myself, I'd encourage myself to get invovled sooner and more often. College has so much to offer to a student, and I think the average person doesn't take advantage of that. I would tell myself to not treat it as a job or burden, but to see college as a fun experience that you'll never forget. College may be some of the best years of someone's life, so I believe you should get as much out of it as you can. I'd also tell myself to establish more relationships with my professors. These are some of the smartest people you will ever come across in your life, and I think you should take advantage of those relationship opportunities. I'd tell myself to keep a solid balance between school and social life, but also understand that your education is extremely important and to take it seriously. I'd encourage myself to not sleep through my years in college. This is the time of your life to be active and involved. You should be creating relationships, having fun, and building your future.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Students at the this campus are unique and diverse, and they help each other as much as they can.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The school is not centered in a college town. The nevada heat is extremely uncomfortable

    Read all  58 answers
  5. What's unique about your campus?

    All the things you can do in the city.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a vibrant and evolving university that has only recently defined itself in the educational arena and continues to develop into a stronger, more competative university.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I knew how competitive the nursing program could be, I was not aware that the process of selecting nursing students could come down to a fraction of a point. I have come so close to being accepted for two semesters in a row, only to be told that I had to reapply. I was counting on this program to start my career however they changed the testing process halfway through my education process and made it easier for some students than others. The testing process has not been fair and that has been disappointing.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Integrity. No matter how you are, you will fit in a certain group.

    Read all  46 answers
  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I believe that UNLV is fit for any type of person. The student body is extremely diverse, which reflects the city as a whole. Any kind of person can find something to enjoy at UNLV and in Las Vegas.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I don't really brag about UNLV. The only thing I really like about is it's close to home and I can use my Millenium scholarship.

    Read all  41 answers
  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    UNLV is best known for the city of Las Vegas, and all it has to offer. The strip attracts many students. The city has a great amount of social things for students to do. The basketball team is also very popular. Greek life is not as big as at other universities, but for those involved, it's very important. The hotel management school within the university is one of the best in the nation.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Students who aren't serious about college shouldn't go to UNLV. This is a college where the students should be serious about their education or even living the college life and enjoying all that college life has to offer.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Expensive housing and dining plans

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It's a decent institution, but feels uninspired and dull

    Read all  29 answers
  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek life

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  16. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Obviously not. However, I wouldn't put it past the school to offer a few of these courses for fun.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    Average

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That alot of people believe that UNLV is not a good school, as academically challenging as others.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I'm not sure. I don't pay much attention

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    i honestly decided to go to unlv because it was really cheap and was in driving distance from my home while still providing quality learning at a university level.

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    I lived in the dorms my first year at UNLV. I lived in the upper class housing and only had a roommate for one semester. I enjoyed it. i got to sleep late and my work was right across the street. They were however slightly older. The shower head was slightly short and there was a myth that there were cockroaches. I didn't see any no did i hear about any. i believe there were just because thats a vegas problem but that might have been just to make a believable reason why students shouldn't have copious amounts of food and trash in their rooms. students didn't leave their door open to the galway but the way that the dorms are set up is that there are two rooms with usually 2 person occupancy joined by a shared bathroom. i like this set up because it gives you privacy in the regards to bathroom time and show time.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

24,714

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,988

Total Grad Students

17%

Out-Of-State

81%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

180

Student Organizations

18

Fraternities

9

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

5%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
15%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
27%
% White or Caucasian
33%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

91% of students attending University of Nevada-Las Vegas receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 32% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$20,973

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,298

Books and Supplies

$10,710

Room and Board

32,981

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,645
$30 - $48K
$9,304
$48 - $75K
$12,039
$75 - $110K
$14,772
$110K & UP
$15,025

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