University Of Nevada Las Vegas

University Of Nevada Las Vegas

The University of Nevada Las Vegas, or UNLV, is a public coeducational university located in Paradise, Nevada, United States. UNLV offers over 200 programs of study in diverse fields leading to bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees. The campus is located on Maryland Parkway and is spread across an area of 337 acres. Some of the academic divisions of the university are:

  • College of Education
  • Graduate College
  • Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration
  • William S. Boyd School of Law

UNLV's athletics department fields more than 15 intercollegiate teams that participate in a variety of sports. The men's sports teams are nicknamed the Rebels. The women's sports teams are called the Lady Rebels.

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University of Nevada-Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pky
Las Vegas , NV 89154
General Phone: (702) 895-3011

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UNLV Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching1,059curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, ...
Business and Management782business, business management, operations management, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, financial management, human resources, international business, ...
Liberal Arts612Asian studies, Latin American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, Chinese language, Japanese language, ...
Hospitality513hospitality management, hotel management, restaurant and food services management, hospitality administration
Therapy and Counseling327psychology, educational psychology, substance abuse counseling, physical therapy
Media268communication studies, mass communication
Family and Social Work238work and family studies, human services, public administration, public policy analysis, social work, social work courses
Science214biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, hydrology and water resources, geological and earth sciences, physics
Security and Law Enforcement191criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine184registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing science, clinical nurse specialist, various nursing
Engineering169civil engineering, transportation engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy151nutrition sciences, parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Medicine124gerontology, dentistry, orthodontology, public health, medical physics
Photography and Commercial Art64film studies
Drama and Performing Arts56dance, drama, theatre design, acting
Architecture and Planning54architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture
Computer Science and Engineering51computer science, computer engineering
Art Studies47art studies
Medical Support and Technology31nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, radiographer, medical lab tech, clinical lab tech
Mathematics29mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Conservation and Resource Management21environmental studies
Medical Administration18health care administration
Real Estate and Construction Management18real estate, construction management
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy
Cooking and Culinary Arts13culinary arts services
Fine Arts11fine arts, art history and criticism
Design2graphic design
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech

Number of programs and degrees for UNLV in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,696104
Master's degree1,37455
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship9122
Postbaccalaureate certificate424
Post-master's certificate578
Doctor's degree - professional practice1992
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years32

UNLV Student Body

In 2007-2008, UNLV had a total enrollment of 27,960 students (24,103 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 8%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 14%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 20%
22-24 23%
25-29 18%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 1%

UNLV Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 54 %

UNLV Room and Board (2007)

UNLV offers campus housing for 1,735 of its 24,103 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Las Vegas, Nevada for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nevada Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

UNLV Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440560
SAT Math450580
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT67%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT43%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UNLV Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,613
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,708
Room and board $ 9,810
Room charge $ 6,234
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,576
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
UNLV participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 256900)

UNLV Faculty

UNLV has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track9693
Non-tenured and not on tenure track12677

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year45$145,8624$164,249
Associate professorcalendar year35$114,13222$120,195
Assistant professorcalendar year40$90,24220$98,820
Lecturercalendar year2*10$104,774
All faculty totalcalendar year122$117,66856$112,954

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year154$122,76346$121,969
Associate professoracademic year165$89,17288$86,461
Assistant professoracademic year114$72,21090$66,827
Lectureracademic year37$51,58432$49,843
All faculty totalacademic year470$93,105256$81,362

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UNLV Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mountain West Conference
Basketball Mountain West Conference
Baseball Mountain West Conference
Track Mountain West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5694150

UNLV Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Interior Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Mechanical Engineering
Transportation and Highway Engineering

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work
Social Work, Other
Work and Family Studies

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Health/Medical Physics
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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