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Tuition & Fees

$6,943

$20,852

not including room and board

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,437
Declined + 971
Total Received 7,408
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  22

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Hospitality Management
  2. Psychology
  3. Biological Sciences
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School Facts

University of Nevada, founded in 1957, is a public coeducational university. Its 350-acre campus is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 28,525
Established in 1957
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Codes

SAT 4861
ACT 2496

Social Networks

Public

23,813

undergraduate students

4,712

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
37%
400-499
38%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
30%
400-499
47%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
28%
18-23
52%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
24%
18-23
45%
12-17
23%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
38%
12-17
26%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Las Vegas, NV

358-acre urban campus in Las Vegas (population: 603,488) and 18-acre dental school campus; branch campus at Nellis Air Force Base and abroad in Singapore. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
7%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
24%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
19 fraternities 8% of male students
 
17 sororities 8% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
37%
400-499
38%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
30%
400-499
47%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
28%
18-23
52%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
24%
18-23
45%
12-17
23%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
38%
12-17
26%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,437
Declined + 971
Total Received 7,408

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Kristine Shay
Executive Director, Undergraduate Admissions
P: 702 774-8658
F: 702 774-8008
admissions@unlv.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $42,177,090
State $13,267,696
Institutional $14,189,942
Other external $1,910,322
Total $71,545,050

Non-need-based

Federal $1,947,037
State $2,625,792
Institutional $1,952,888
Other external $558,523
Total $7,084,240

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
equestrian sports
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain West Conference (Football I-A)
Mascot
Rebel
School colors
scarlet and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Anthropology/Ethnic Studies
Applied Physics
Architecture
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Beverage Management
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Communication Studies
Comprehensive Medical Imaging
Computational Physics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Management
Counseling
Counseling Education
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Crisis/Emergency Management
Culinary Arts Management
Cultural Studies
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Dental Medicine
Early Childhood Education
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Biology
Environmental Geology
Environmental Science
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
Film Studies
Finance
Food Service Management
French
Gaming Management
Geology
Geoscience
German
Health Care Administration
Health Education
Health Physics
Health Promotion
Hispanic Studies
History
Hospitality Management
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Hotel/Hospitality Administration
Human Resources Management
Human Services Counseling
Informatics
Instructional/Curricular Studies
Interior Architecture/Design
International Business
Jazz Studies
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Law
Learning/Technology
Linguistic Studies
Lodging/Resort Management
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials/Nuclear Engineering
Mathematical Science
Mathematical Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Media Studies
Meetings/Events Management
Music
Nuclear Medicine
Nursing
Nutrition Sciences
Oral Biology
Performance
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Affairs
Public Health
Radiochemistry
Recreation
Romance Languages
Science
Screenwriting
Secondary Education
Senior Adult Theatre
Social Science Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Education Leadership
Sports Injury Management
Sports/Leisure Services Management
Studio Art
Teacher Education
Theatre Arts
Transportation
Urban/Environmental Horticulture
Urban/Regional Planning
Vocational Counseling
Water Resource Management
Women's Studies
Workforce Education/Development
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Undergraduate

83%

23,813
students

Female
55%
13,147

Male
45%
10,666

Graduate

17%

4,712
students

Female
56%
2,660

Male
44%
2,052

undergraduateFull-time

73%

17,444
students

Female
56%
9,768

Male
44%
7,676

undergraduatePart-time

27%

6,369
students

Female
54%
3,379

Male
46%
2,990

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

73%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: April 30

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 59
Countries most often represented China
Hong Kong
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

David Gowdey
Assistant Director, International Students
702 895-0531
david.gowdey@unlv.edu

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