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University of Nevada - Las Vegas Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Nevada - Las Vegas, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Nevada - Las Vegas Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas was awarded 76 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UNLV is ranked #763 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UNLV is also ranked #2 out of 4 schools in Nevada.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNLV?

Acceptance Rate

University of Nevada - Las Vegas has an acceptance rate of 81%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 34% of students accepted to UNLV submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Nevada - Las Vegas  ( 520 to 620 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Nevada - Las Vegas  ( 510 to 620 )
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UNLV received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Nevada - Las Vegas  ( 19 to 24 )
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University of Nevada - Las Vegas Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Nevada - Las Vegas, this rate is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Nevada - Las Vegas is 96%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  96 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Nevada - Las Vegas enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UNLV is 13%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at UNLV

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 25,827 undergraduates at UNLV with 19,523 being full-time and 6,304 being part-time.

UNLV Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 97.58 out of 100, UNLV is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  97.58 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Nevada - Las Vegas Cost?

The overall average net price of UNLV is $10,551. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNLV

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,396 $9,338 $11,519 $14,960 $15,191

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UNLV, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UNLV, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $5,324 a year. That adds up to $21,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNLV is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UNLV Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UNLV with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,000 in their early years. This is good news for future UNLV graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Nevada - Las Vegas

University of Nevada - Las Vegas is a public institution situated in Las Vegas, Nevada. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Contact details for UNLV are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, NV 89154
Phone: 702-895-3011
Website: www.unlv.edu/
Facebook: http://www.unlv.edu/directories/socialmedia/facebook

University of Nevada - Las Vegas Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 96 majors graduated from University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Of these students, 4,307 received undergraduate degrees and 1,456 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Hospitality Management 577 $41,200
General Psychology 337 $28,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 283 $34,700
General Biology 244 $26,500
Health & Physical Education 239 $26,700
Communication & Media Studies 190 $32,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 183 $43,300
Accounting 182 $46,300
Finance & Financial Management 140 $40,000
Nursing 135 $71,500

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Nevada - Las Vegas along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UNLV

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 12,680 students took at least one online class at University of Nevada - Las Vegas. This is an increase from the 12,520 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 12,680 1,492
2016-2017 12,520 1,480
2015-2016 11,529 1,381
2014-2015 10,319 1,360
2013-2014 9,184 1,225

Learn more about online learning at University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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