University of Nevada - Las Vegas

UNLV Demographics & Diversity Report

What does the UNLV student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the facts so we ran the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and geographic origins of college campuses accross the country. See how University of Nevada - Las Vegas fared in our 2021 diversity report.

UNLV Student Population

How Many Students Attend University of Nevada - Las Vegas?

UNLV total enrollment is approximately 31,171 students.

19,523 are undergraduates and 2,910 are graduate students.

UNLV Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time UNLV undergraduate population is made up of 57% women, and 43% men.

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UNLV Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 5,891
White 5,508
Asian 3,415
Multi-Ethnic 2,145
Black or African American 1,535
International 648
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 192
Unknown 136

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

UNLV Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 57% of full-time grad students are women, and 43% men.

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UNLV Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,222
Hispanic 548
Asian 351
Black or African American 215
Unknown 206
Multi-Ethnic 193
International 158
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

UNLV achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #86 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  86 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  97.58 out of 100
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High overall diversity means a high variety of students of different races, ethnicities, ages, and genders, from all parts of the country and abroad.

How Does UNLV Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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UNLV is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

UNLV is ranked 44 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  44 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  98.86 out of 100
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High racial/ethnic diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

UNLV Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 9,835
Hispanic 8,969
Asian 4,809
Multi-Ethnic 3,139
Black or African American 2,446
International 1,055
Unknown 563
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 265

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

University of Nevada - Las Vegas Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 3,111
Asian 594
Black or African American 415
Multi-Ethnic 162
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 37
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

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UNLV ranks 1,083 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1083 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  71.44 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 17,847 female students and 13,324 male students at UNLV.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of UNLV is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  97.02 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 2,623 female teachers and 2,471 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 15% in Geographic Diversity
17.47% Out of State
1.74% Out of the Country

UNLV ranks 479 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

17.47% of UNLV students come from out of state, and 1.74% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  78 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 44 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Nevada 3,116
California 250
Hawaii 165
Illinois 28
Colorado 28

International Students at UNLV

Students from 91 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, South Korea, and India.

Learn more about international students at UNLV.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
42.17% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  81.67 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At UNLV, 42.17% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
22-24 7,267
20-21 6,784
18-19 6,066
25-29 4,907
35 and over 3,140
30-34 2,114
Under 18 0

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.

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