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UNLV is a public graduate school in Paradise, Nevada in the Las Vegas Area. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 5,175 graduate students. Of the 73 graduate programs offered at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 7 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at University of Nevada, Las Vegas are Teaching, Special Education and Teaching, and Law. 46% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
5,175
Part-Time Grad Students
2,398
Research Assistants
316
Teaching Assistants
572
Racial Diversity
  • White
    48.3%
  • Hispanic
    15.5%
  • Asian
    9.1%
  • Unknown
    7.8%
  • African American
    6.5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    6.1%
  • Multiracial
    5.8%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.4%
  • Native American
    0.4%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Driven
    33%
  • Down-to-earth
    22%
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Organized
    11%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Competitive and intense
    22%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    22%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    56%

Professors

Poll
78%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.9 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 9 responses
  • $100K+
    11%
  • $75K-$100K
    11%
  • $50K-$75K
    22%
  • $25K-$50K
    44%
  • <$25K
    11%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 9 responses
  • $50-$75K
    11%
  • <$50K
    22%
  • Did not graduate yet
    67%
67%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.9 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$46,313
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$942
National
$949
Median Home Value
$217,000
National
$184,700
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38 reviews
Vegas is a weird place to live, but UNLV was overall a great experience for graduate school. The department I was in was relatively close knit and mostly supportive, and had a good number of international students as well.
No experience with on-campus housing, but there are a TON of affordable apartments and houses in Vegas, many within walking/short bus or drive distance. Parking on campus was the normal expensive pass, but never really had an issue finding a spot in the garage I used on the north side of campus.
Campus itself is pretty nice although I didn't use or see much of it outside of my department building. Gym was nice.
Lots of good experience as a TA as well, with the chance for lower and upper division courses, field courses, and online during the summer for some extra money. No resources or 'training" for being a TA like some universities do, though.
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas or UNLV, has provided me with opportunities to take challenging classes and participate in academic activities outside of class. My professors are approachable and open to student feedback and quick to respond. My experience at UNLV has only been as a graduate student since 2017, graduating May 2019!
The coursework was strong, but there were not enough instructors in my department (theatre). I was extremely disappointed in the lack of faculty support for student projects. Many students were not adequately prepared for grad school, which brought down the level of difficulty in academic classes. There were fewer elective options than I would have preferred.