University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of Nevada-Las Vegas

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.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 24,783 students
  • 0.21 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Biology, Business, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources Management, and International Business.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

8,003 students out of 9,872 applicants were accepted into University of Nevada-Las Vegas. They had an average SAT score of 1100. 34% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 82% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was $21,853, while for in-state students it was $7,665. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $31,230.

The average financial aid at University of Nevada-Las Vegas is $6,409. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $15,444 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

60% of undergraduate students at University of Nevada-Las Vegas received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was of $10,806 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,298.

Diversity at University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017