UNLV Description

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.

Quick Facts about University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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

UNLV Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  7 reviews
3 star
  2 reviews
2 star
 
1 star
 

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

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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:
4

Detailed Ratings

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.

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UNLV Students

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

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
80%
Graduate
20%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
54%
Part-Time
46%

Gender of Students

Women
57%
Men
43%

Ethnic Diversity

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

International Students

International
4%
Domestic
96%

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