University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Las Vegas, NV

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Student Essentials

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Rebels
Nickname: UNLV
Website: www.unlv.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $5,812
Out-of-State Tuition: $19,407
Retention Rate: 78%
Enrollment: 27,833
Year Established: 1957

About UNLV

University of Nevada in Las Vegas offers an abundance of academic programs, many of which have received accolades and high rankings from various publications.

Over 200 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels are available at UNLV. Academics run the gamut and include everything from Business Administration to Screenwriting to graduate degrees in Theatre, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Psychology and Engineering.

Academic areas that have received particular attention or recognition include the programs in Architecture, Education, Hotel Administration, Dental Medicine and Law.

UNLV’s doctorate in Creative Writing program has also been recognized by Atlantic Monthly as one of the best in the country.

A research university, UNLV also houses a number of research centers and institutes where student and faculty research is conducted.

Like most everything else at UNLV, student life is abundant. More than 200 student organizations, over 16 varsity teams and more than 30 sororities and fraternities all make their home on the UNLV campus.

Freshman admissions is fairly selective and is based, in part, on a minimum GPA and standardized test scores. Graduate admission requirements vary from one department to another.

Tuition at UNLV is reduced for residents of Nevada and nearby states. Deferment and payment plans and other financial aid awards are available to those who qualify.

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UNLV Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 10 Reviews

70% of students gave University of Nevada, Las Vegas 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Overall, the school is great. So far, my experience has been a lot better than the experiences that I had in high school. One of my favorite aspects of being at UNLV is the freedom. While there are general rules, for the most part, you're able to whatever you want. To prospective students, I would recommend being as informed as possible. If you have any questions, there is always someone at UNLV that you can ask. Whenever I have questions, no matter what, the person answering my question(s) is always polite, caring, and helpful.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

The school is very nice. I attended the University of Arizona for 2 years and found it to be more inviting for students to spend time at the school and interact with each other than the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. But the more time I spend time there, the more I like it.


UNLV Map & Location

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


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Getting Around UNLV

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

5/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Las Vegas, NV

Winter
Dec
57
39
Jan
58
39
Feb
63
44
Spring
Mar
70
49
Apr
78
56
May
89
66
Summer
Jun
99
75
Jul
104
81
Aug
102
79
Fall
Sep
94
71
Oct
81
59
Nov
67
47

UNLV Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 22,149
Freshman Class 5,497
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 27,833

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 16%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 53%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 18%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 16%
African American 8%
Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 18%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%
Full-Time 54%
Part-Time 46%
Women 57%
Men 43%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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