UNLV

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, United States
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  • Total Documents
    206
  • Class Notes
    121
  • Textbook Notes
    56
  • Study Guides
    29
  • Currently Enrolled
    129
  • Previously Enrolled
    204

Overview of University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)

About this school

The University of Nevada at Las Vegas, founded in 1957, is a comprehensive, public institution. It is located in one of the fastest growing, most exciting areas of the country, in the beautiful Southwest desert. Its distinctive programs include a world-class College of Hotel Administration, with the Las Vegas Strip as its lab; the new William S. Boyd School of Law; a nationally recognized honors program; a community-involved environmental studies program; innovative desert environment programs; international education opportunities; accredited architecture, social work, and business schools; a new physical therapy program; and numerous research centers and interdisciplinary programs. A $50 million library, with a state-of-the-art robotic book retrieval system opened in 2000. Its 335-acre campus is located in Las Vegas.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:25,279
    • Men:10,969 Men (43.4%)
    • Women:14,310 Women (56.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (UNLV)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Nevada, Las Vegas is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4505 South Maryland Parkway
City, State, Zip
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Phone
(702) 774-8658
Fax
(702) 895-1118
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
August 26
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 9,872 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 5,692 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 4,180 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,141 (52%) of 8,003 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,448 (51%) of 4,781 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,693 (53%) of 3,222 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.36
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
51-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
18-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
29%
• Score 18 - 23
52%
• Score 12 - 17
15%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UNLV)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,800|Out-of-state: $22,272 (31.36%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,780 (43.34%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,250 (5.03%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,044 (20.28%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Nevada, Las Vegas accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002569
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,649 (90.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,827 (77.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,791 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
587 (21.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$8,288
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,982 (71.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,296
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,784 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,488
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,293 (82.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
642 (15.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,650

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
14,430 (76.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
11,747 (81.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
11,474 (97.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,867 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$8,852
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,511 (74.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,697
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 11,383 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,603
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 5,905 (51.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,481 (7.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,158

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
46%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,333
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UNLV)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


961

Part-Time Faculty


817

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


49%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 20% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 12% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 59% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,338,680
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Nevada, Las Vegas provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


13.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


31.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


42.0%

Programs & Majors (UNLV)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (89)


  • Accounting
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Health/Medical Physics
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Biological/life sciences, Visual and performing arts, Social sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctorate in Medical Physics

Master's Programs of Study (77)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allied Health--General
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dentistry
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Geosciences
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Organizational Management
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Theater
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

Campus Life (UNLV)

Location & Geography

Population


603,488

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Las Vegas

Campus Size


332 acres

Weather


Temperature
33.6 average low in January, 100.3 average high in September
Rain
27 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Las Vegas
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


7% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


93%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, national society of leadership and success, national society of minorities in hospitality, residential hall association, social sororities and fraternities, `ewalu club

Sororities


8% of women participate

Fraternities


8% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


18,958

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
25,279
Women
14,310
Men
10,969

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 16.1% Asian
  • 8.1% Black/African-American
  • 30.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 10.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 32.9% White
  • 1.0% Unknown

International Students


3.5%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


5,192

Student Resources (UNLV)