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University of Nevada - Las Vegas Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Nevada - Las Vegas Ranked?

2022 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 1,895 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general hospitality administration/management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UNLV is ranked #524 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UNLV held the #763 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 11 colleges in Nevada, UNLV is ranked at #3.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNLV?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Nevada - Las Vegas is 81%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UNLV is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 24% 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 630.

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 630 )
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UNLV received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Nevada - Las Vegas  ( 19 to 25 )
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University of Nevada - Las Vegas Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Nevada - Las Vegas is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 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 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% 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.

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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%

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University of Nevada - Las Vegas Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 25,864 undergraduates at UNLV with 19,843 being full-time and 6,021 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Nevada - Las Vegas Cost?

The overall average net price of UNLV is $11,424. 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 +
$9,378 $9,880 $12,470 $15,165 $15,769

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNLV, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $5,589 a year. That adds up to $22,356 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UNLV make about $45,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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 located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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 99 majors graduated from University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Of these students, 4,385 received undergraduate degrees and 1,515 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 522 $43,152
General Psychology 368 $30,916
Criminal Justice & Corrections 268 $36,102
Health & Physical Education 265 $28,133
Communication & Media Studies 237 $37,104
General Biology 210 $26,585
Accounting 162 $50,902
Teacher Education Grade Specific 161 $43,178
Nursing 155 $75,814
Computer Science 144 $59,726

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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 28,938 students took at least one online class at University of Nevada - Las Vegas. This is an increase from the 13,776 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 28,938 13,643
2018-2019 13,776 1,611
2017-2018 12,680 1,492
2016-2017 12,520 1,480
2015-2016 11,529 1,381

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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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