The University of Nevada/Las Vegas
Box 451021, 4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1021
Admission: Tel (702) 895-3443 or
Fax (702) 895-1118
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Average SAT scores:
V 500 M 513
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Freshman retention rate:
$5,845/$10,984 non res.
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The University of Nevada/Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1021
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is recognized nationally as a teaching and research university that provides an excellent education at a reasonable cost. All UNLV programs are accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Since its founding in 1957, UNLV has seen dramatic growth in both its academic programs and its facilities. More than 150 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs are offered. Las Vegas is located in a desert valley surrounded by mountains. The metropolitan area is a rapidly growing community of more than 1,000,000 residents. The surrounding area is one of the Southwest's most picturesque, offering residents unlimited outdoor recreation year-round. Las Vegas has an average of 320 days of sunshine per year. The average daytime winter temperature is 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer daytime temperatures are usually over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Undergraduate programs are offered by the College of Business, College of Extended Studies, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of Health Sciences, College of Hotel Administration, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, and College of Urban Affairs. The William S. Boyd School of Law opened in August 1998. The general education core requirement must be completed by all baccalaureate degree candidates. It consists of courses in English, logic, mathematics, computer science/statistics, constitution, social sciences, natural sciences, fine arts, and humanities. The balance of the degree program is college and departmental requirements. Numerous special academic opportunities are available: dual majors, dual baccalaureates, minors, internships, interdisciplinary programs, honors programs, and nontraditional credit. The academic calendar is two semesters, each approximately 16 weeks. Three summer sessions are held from June through August. International study programs are available throughout the year, with opportunities to spend one semester, one academic year, or a summer abroad. Academic credits earned in UNLV study abroad programs are part of regular authorized course offerings. Students can make normal progress toward their UNLV degree while utilizing foreign resources and experiencing a different culture.
Accountancy, accounting, afro-american studies, anthropology, applied physics, architecture, art, art history, biochemistry, biological science, biological sciences, business administration, chemistry, civil engineering, civil/environmental engineering, clinical lab sciences, communication studies, comprehensive medical imaging, computational physics, computer engineering, computer science, construction management, counseling, creative writing, criminal justice, culinary arts, curriculum/instruction, dance, early childhood education, earth sciences, economics, educational leadership, educational psychology, electrical engineering, elementary education, engineering, english, environmental geology, environmental science, environmental studies, exercise physiology, film studies, finance, fitness/sports management, foreign languages/literatures, french, geology, geoscience, german, health care administration, health education, health physics, health promotion, health sciences, history, hospitality/tourism management, hotel administration, hotel/hospitality administration, human resource management, instructional/curricular studies, interdisciplinary studies, interior architecture/design, international business, jazz studies, kinesiological sciences, kinesiology, landscape architecture, law, management, management information systems, marketing, mathematical sciences, mechanical engineering, music, nuclear medicine, nursing, nutrition sciences, performance, philosophy, physical education, physical therapy, physics, political science, psychology, public administration, real estate studies, recreation, romance languages, science, screenwriting, secondary education, senior adult theatre, social work, sociology, spanish, special education, sport/leisure services management, sports injury management, theatre arts, transportation, urban planning, water resource management, women's studies, workforce education/development
Campus Life / Campus Visit/Tour
UNLV's residential life program provides students with a secure, convenient place to live on campus. The modern residence halls are organized in suites of two rooms joined by a bathroom. UNLV's dining facilities are excellent, providing students with quantity and choice. More than 100 groups offer students an active social life, including intramural sports, Greek organizations, ethnic and religious clubs, a student newspaper, and campus radio and television stations. Student Services provides an array of advising, tutorial, and counseling services, textbooks on tape, interpreters for the deaf, lab assistants, and other services to students with disabilities. Numerous concerts are performed throughout the year by student choral groups, university bands and the orchestra. The Department of Theatre Arts also offers an excellent season. All undergraduate students are automatically members of the Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (CSUN), a self-governing body recognized by all faculty and administration. Officers are elected by the student body. CSUN has many boards and committees in which students are encouraged to get involved. CSUN provides students with an opportunity to practice their communications skills and enrich their education both socially and academically.
Facilities and Resources
The University is located on a beautifully landscaped 335-acre campus. Classes are held in comfortable, well-equipped buildings that are showcases of modern architecture. New classroom, physics, and student services buildings opened in 1994, and an architecture building opened in 1997. The current library houses a variety of collections and services in two buildings; there are over a half-million books. It houses more than a million other informational items. There is an excellent Curriculum Materials Library, which is used extensively by local school teachers and University students. The National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment facilitates study of the engineering, socioeconomic, transportation, and social impacts of energy and hazardous waste management along with other appropriate studies. The center includes a Cray YMP 2/215 supercomputer and a Sun 4/490 front-end computer, ten color graphics workstations, and a Silicon Graphics workstation. There are computer labs on campus with various equipment, including IBM PCs, Spool Printers, Gateways, NEC machines, Macintoshes, Image Writers, letter-quality and laser printers, Apple IIs, and DEC workstations.
UNLV is a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and has the coaching, facilities, and traditions associated with Division I athletics. The $8.5-million Lied Athletic Complex is a premiere on-campus sports center including a strength and conditioning facility, sports medicine center, auditorium, and equipment, locker, and meeting rooms. Sports facilities include the 18,500-seat Thomas and Mack arena, Earl E. Wilson Baseball Stadium, Sam Boyd Stadium, and Fertitta Tennis Complex. All students have access to tennis courts, outdoor track, 50-meter swimming pool, two gymnasiums, racquetball courts, weight training rooms, and exercise fields. Intercollegiate athletic teams include basketball (men's and women's), baseball, softball, tennis (men's and women's), football, golf (men's), soccer (men's and women's), swimming and diving (men's and women's), track and field (women's), cross country (women's), and volleyball (women's). Intramural sports include flag football, mud volleyball, basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, softball, frisbee golf, and racquetball. Club sports include rodeo, bowling, and rugby. The Office of Campus Recreation also rents outdoor equipment for group or individual use. Outdoor adventures organizes canoeing, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, camping, and hiking trips.
UNLV provides a variety of financial assistance to qualified students. Loans, grants, scholarships, and employment are all awarded to help students meet their educational expenses while attending UNLV. All students should explore every possible resource. A student's eligibility may be determined by financial need, scholastic achievement, special skills, or service. Students may complete a financial aid application prior to, or at the same time as, the application for admission. The deadline for applying for scholarships is February 1. All paperwork for other forms of financial aid (loans, grants, and work-study) should be submitted by February 1, but later submissions will be processed. Financial Aid: (702) 895-3424.
Admission to UNLV is based on a student's academic record. We do not limit the number of students that can be admitted. The minimum high school grade point average for incoming freshmen is 2.5. Completion of the following high school courses is also required: 4 years of English, 3 years of algebra or higher-level mathematics, 3 years of natural sciences with at least two years in a laboratory science, 3 years of social studies, and a half-year of computer literacy. Students who do not meet these minimum course requirements may still qualify for admission upon graduation from high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or a minimum GPA of 2.5 with an ACT composite score of 21 or higher or an SAT I combined score of 990 or higher. Transfer admission is granted to a student who completes a minimum of 12 or more transferable semester credits and earns a GPA of 2.0 or higher from a regionally accredited institution. An applicant who does not satisfy UNLV's minimum admission requirements may attend as a non-admitted student or may request consideration for probationary admission. Priority deadlines for applications are April 15 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. However, applications are accepted at any time depending on the individual's circumstances. The nonrefundable application fee, $40 for domestic students and $95 for international students, cannot be waived.
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