University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

#312 National Colleges

80.69% Admission Rate
Least Selective

25,236 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Public
  • Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
  • Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public land-grant research university in Paradise, Nevada. The 332-acre (134 ha) campus is about 1.6 mi (2.6 km) east of the Las Vegas Strip. It was formerly part of the University of Nevada from 1957 to 1969. It includes the Shadow Lane Campus, just east of the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, which houses both School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine. UNLV's law school, the William S. Boyd School of Law, is the only law school in the state.

It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". According to the National Science Foundation, UNLV spent $83 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 165th in the nation.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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City: Midsize (population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000)

Far West (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 27.8%
Psychology 7.8%
Social Sciences 7.1%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6.5%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 6.1%
Visual And Performing Arts 5.9%
Health Professions And Related Programs 5.7%
Education 5.6%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5.5%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4.4%
Engineering 3.2%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2.9%
English Language And Literature/Letters 2.4%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2.3%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2.0%
Physical Sciences 1.0%
History 1.0%
Architecture And Related Services 1.0%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 0.6%
Mathematics And Statistics 0.6%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.4%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0.4%
Personal And Culinary Services 0.0%


In State Tuition

Out of State Tuition

Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1126 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 630 570 510
Verbal 620 570 520

ACT Scores

22 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 25 21 17
English 25 22 18