University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Is UNLV a Good School for the Money?

University of Nevada - Las Vegas Value Report

What is an UNLV degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares UNLV with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within Nevada, UNLV Offers Average Quality for a High Price.

Below Average Nevada Value
Top 50% Nevada Quality

University of Nevada - Las Vegas is ranked #2 out of #4 in Nevada for quality and #2 out of #3 for Nevada value.

This makes it average quality that is overpriced in the state.

State Value Ranking  2 out of 3
Great Value
State Value Score  33.33 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the UNLV financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 50% National Quality

University of Nevada - Las Vegas is ranked #1,188 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe University of Nevada - Las Vegas is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  1188 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  19.29 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Lake Superior State University $81,683 A+
Westminster College Missouri $113,195 A-
University of Nebraska at Omaha $125,349 B
Oral Roberts University $126,288 B
Columbus College of Art and Design $136,267 C-
Montana Tech of the University of Montana $140,880 D
University of Nevada - Las Vegas $157,075 F
Notre Dame of Maryland University $164,762 F
Regis College $181,780 F
Laguna College of Art and Design $195,575 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $157,075 in Total

The average UNLV student's degree will cost an estimated $157,075. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $31,861 and a typical 4.93 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $31,861
Average Years to Graduate 4.93
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $157,075

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about UNLV cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$92,181 In-State With Aid
$175,404 Avg Cost No Aid
4.93 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at UNLV.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $175,404 #509 B
All Students $157,075 #1,188 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $146,303 #1,221 F
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $121,283 #2 D
All Students $102,948 #2 D
Only Students Receiving Aid $92,181 #2 D

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Nevada.

About 94% of UNLV students receive financial aid. Get more details on what UNLV financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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