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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.

Website: www.unlv.edu/

Public
Co-ed
25,282
Undergraduate
Students
(56.4%) 14,271 Women
(43.6%) 11,011 Men
5,175
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 11,613 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.38
SAT Math
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $48,724
Out-of-state: $64,376
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,986
Out-of-state: $23,638
Room and Board
$10,924
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$8,437
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$19,605
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,005
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
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Campus Life

Las Vegas Population
603,488
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Las Vegas
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.4% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
31.2% Hispanic/Latino
11.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
31.2% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students
3.4%
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
12.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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