The University of Nevada at Las Vegas, founded in 1957, is a comprehensive, public institution. It is located in one of the fastest growing, most exciting areas of the country, in the beautiful Southwest desert. Its distinctive programs include a world-class College of Hotel Administration, with the Las Vegas Strip as its lab; the new William S. Boyd School of Law; a nationally recognized honors program; a community-involved environmental studies program; innovative desert environment programs; international education opportunities; accredited architecture, social work, and business schools; a new physical therapy program; and numerous research centers and interdisciplinary programs. A $50 million library, with a state-of-the-art robotic book retrieval system opened in 2000. Its 335-acre campus is located in Las Vegas.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
25,864
Undergraduates
11,019
Men - 42.6%
14,846
Women - 57.4%
5,278
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 13,262 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.43
SAT Math
510-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,684
Out-of-state: $43,775
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,886
Out-of-state: $25,977
Room and Board
$11,512
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$8,437
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$19,605
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,005
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
6%
10-19
20%
20-29
35%
30-39
14%
40-49
8%
50-99
12%
Over 100
4%
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Las Vegas Population
603,488
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Las Vegas
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
5% of all students
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
17%
Black/African-American
8.3%
Hispanic/Latino
33.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
11.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.9%
White
28.7%
Unknown
0.4%
International Students
2.2%
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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