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University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 24,714
   Women 13,951 (56.4%)
   Men 10,763 (43.6%)
Graduate Students 4,988
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 83% of 8,533 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.31
SAT Math 450-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 450-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 19-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $22,653
Out-of-state: $36,563
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,063
Out-of-state: $20,973
  Room and Board $10,734
Average Percent of Need Met 53%
Average Freshman Award $10,987
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates Not reported
Regular Class Size Not reported
Las Vegas Population 603,488
Nearest Metropolitan Area Las Vegas
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 24% of freshmen, 7% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Sororities 8% of women participate
Fraternities 8% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.1% Asian
8.1% Black/African-American
28.6% Hispanic/Latino
10.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
34.6% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students 3.7%
First-Year Students Returning 77.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 11.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported