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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
UNLV is an above-average public university located in Paradise, Nevada in the Las Vegas Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,322 undergraduate students. The UNLV acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Hospitality and Tourism Management, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 41% of students, UNLV alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,600.
About University of Nevada, Las Vegas...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
4505 S Maryland Pky
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Website

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
900-1130
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,432/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,645/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,304/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,039/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,772/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,025/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.249 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.276 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.275 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,322Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 181 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    31%
  • Friendly and Vibrant
    20%
  • Self-Occupied
    15%
  • Outgoing
    11%
  • Many are friendly with education obligations
    8%
  • Commuter
    4%
  • Eccentric
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.341 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.394 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 210 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    65%
  • Unique
    11%
  • A place to learn and grow
    6%
  • The place everyone wants to go
    6%
  • Great business program
    3%
  • William F Harrah College of Hotel Administration
    3%
  • Personal
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.202 responses
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Greetings, I'm Meeaud Mohammed! I'll be providing consideration about the overall experience I have at the UNLV. Henceforth, the typical student is definitely creative, and diverse. There are a variety of differences between students that the campus will help you become more open-minded and understanding. Because of this, students typically get involved with different organizations and clubs. From my perspective, the campus provides a generosity of socioeconomics, age, race, and gender fluidity. Although, some improvisations that UNLV can work on is: campus security upgrades and authority, sports team (e.g. Basketball), and performance metrics. In conclusion, University of Nevada, Las Vegas is for anyone pursuing a career with a bachelor or achieving higher education. Thank you!
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I am about to start in my third year at UNIV and so far my experience in and outside of the classroom have been amazing! I live to be active in athletics and I fell in love with the intramural programs they offer including: Flag football, dodge ball and basketball. It allows for sociability and an overall increase in personal well-being.
Not only did I enjoy my time in the gym, but also in the classroom and on campus. Everyone I have come across on campus has been friendly. I think this is because we all have a mutual understanding of respect and purpose in being privileged to attend this University.
With the diversity, growth and changes being implemented, I look forward to seeing my already great experience become even greater.
Honestly, at first I was intimidated by the campus size! But once i got settled into my classes, and met my instructors, I have honestly fallen in love with the campus and the professors. I love the Education I have been receiving, and i am even more motivated to continue my education, so that I may start on my career path! The campus size, isn't as over whelming as it was the first day, and honestly seems a little small now! Expect for when it comes to walking out to the parking garage! But overall, I am happy with my experience!