University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas

UNLV is a doctoral degree granting institution of approximately 28,000 students and 3,300 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 340-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of research universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.\r\n\r\nUNLV’s distinctive programs include the top-rated William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration; the William S. Boyd School of Law; an accomplished English department featuring a highly ranked creative writing program and an international literary center; a nationally recognized honors program; a community-involved environmental studies program; accredited architecture, health sciences, social work and business schools; a physical therapy program; strong liberal and fine arts, engineering, and science programs; plus numerous research centers and interdisciplinary programs. UNLV is also home to the International Institute of Modern Letters. \r\n\r\nUNLV’s main campus, located minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, features a 300,000 square-foot library as its centerpiece. Among the university’s newest facilities are a Science and Engineering Building, featuring more than 200,000 square feet of flexible laboratory and teaching space, offices, high-tech conference rooms and integrated research areas; Greenspun Hall, the home of the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and broadcast studios for UNLV’s radio and television stations; and the UNLV Student Recreation and Wellness Center, a technologically advanced recreation, fitness and wellness facility. Additionally, the university is actively engaged in the development of “Midtown UNLV,” a long-term, public-private endeavor to create a culturally diverse university district.\r\nUNLV’s regional Shadow Lane campus stands on 18 acres in the heart of the downtown Las Vegas medical district. This campus is home to the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.\r\n\r\nUNLV’s first international campus, UNLV Singapore, will celebrate its fourth anniversary in 2010. Housed on the tenth and eleventh floors of the National Library of Singapore, a prestigious building comparable to the United States Library of Congress, UNLV Singapore offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hotel administration and hospitality management. Additional international campuses are planned.\r\n

Key Data

School Type: Campus
Degrees Offered: CertificateBachelor'sGraduate CertificateMaster'sDoctoral
Student Life
Enrolled Students: 29,086
Student to Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
Annual Cost
In State Tuition: $4,977
Out of State Tuition $17,317
Books and Supplies $1,000
Students with Financial aid:** 84%
  • ** Refers to % of students receiving some form of financial aid
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