University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, more commonly known as UNLV, is a public, research university located in Paradise, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas. The school provides Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees in over 200 academic fields of study. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designated UNLV a "research-intensive university".

UNLV is home to the William S. Boyd School of Law, Nevada's only law school. The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada includes the School of Dental Medicine, the state's only dental school.

With its close proximity to the Las Vegas Strip, UNLV has one of the highest-ranked hotel and hospitality programs in the country. The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration is consistently listed among the top hospitality schools in the country. UNLV also hosts an international program in Singapore, offering Bachelor's degrees in Hospitality Management and Hotel Administration, as well as graduate programs, such as Hotel Law, Hotel Administration, Food and Beverage Management, Hospitality Marketing and an Executive Master's degree in Hospitality.

UNLV has been nationally recognized for some of its Fine Arts programs. The English Department was praised by The Atlantic for its Master of Fine Arts program and its Ph.D. in Creative Writing. In the 2010 "Student Music Award" issue of Down Beat Magazine, the UNLV Jazz Ensemble was awarded "Outstanding Large Jazz Ensemble Performance" for the graduate level. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Academics

UNLV offers approximately 220 programs of study leading to undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees. There are about 850 faculty members at the school.

Colleges include:

  • School of Community Health Sciences
  • College of Education
  • Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Graduate College
  • Honors College
  • William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Schools include:

  • School of Allied Health Sciences
  • School of Architecture
  • Lee Business School
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Environmental and Public Affairs
  • Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies
  • School of Life Sciences
  • William S. Boyd School of Law
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked UNLV at number 12 in terms of popular national universities by yield, or the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who choose to enroll in that institution in the fall. In 2011, the year it was ranked no. 12, it was shown that 60.5 percent of students who were accepted actually enrolled (a total of 2,870 out of 4,746 accepted).

Campus

Located on a 332-acre land grant in the town of Paradise, the main UNLV campus borders Maryland Parkway, the site of private-public development Midtown UNLV. Development commenced in 2002, with the purpose of expanding the university to meet the demands of a major school in the Las Vegas metro area, as well as improving the university's image by offering better amenities for students and businesses alike.

Goals are several:

  • Reduction of vacant spaces
  • Lower business turnover
  • New expansion space for the university

Most funding for the project comes from the state as well as private donations.

Non-Student Campus Accommodations

Conference housing is available for groups up to 1,200 during the traditional Conference Housing Season, which runs mid-May through July. Intern housing is also offered mid-May through mid-August, and is available to those who have verifiable employment with local Las Vegas businesses or organizations.

Singapore Campus

UNLV's first international campus, located in Singapore, debuted in 2006. Housed on the tenth and eleventh floors of the National Library of Singapore, the campus offers undergraduate programs in Hotel Administration and Hospitality Management, with upper-division courses including Hotel Administration, Food and Beverage Management and Hotel Law. An executive master's degree in hospitality is also available.

Student Housing

UNLV contracts with AVS Housing Group to manage its on-campus student housing. There are four on-campus residence halls: Dayton Complex, Tonopah Complex, South Residential Complex and Upper Class Complex. Featured are wireless internet, 24-hour attended front desks, premium cable television, special interest floors and in-building laundry facilities.

Library System

The main UNLV campus features several libraries; the largest of these is the 301,000-square-foot Lied Library located in the center of campus. Opened in 2001, the $58 million facility is named for real estate entrepreneur Ernst W. Lied.

Other individual libraries are more closely related to their particular colleges. These include:

  • The Architecture Studies Library
  • The Curriculum Materials Library
  • The Music Library
  • The Wiener-Rogers Law Library

Financial Aid and Scholarships

UNLV offers scholarships, grants, work-study programs, loans and veteran's educational benefits to help students defray the cost of attendance. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Athletics

There are 17 different sports on the UNLV campus. The men's basketball team, for which the university is most well known, is known as the Runnin' Rebels, while its men's baseball team is known as the Hustlin' Rebels. The school colors are scarlet and gray, which date back to the late 1950s when UNLV adopted a wolf wearing a Confederate uniform as its mascot; scarlet and gray were traditional Confederate colors. Today's mascot is known as Hey Reb, who makes frequent appearances on national television.

The Rebels are a founding member of the Mountain West Conference and play in the NCAA's Division I, with the exception of the UNLV men's soccer team; they compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Foundation.

The men's football team plays the Nevada Wolf Pack in a football game known as the Battle for Nevada; the trophy for that game is known as the Fremont Cannon. It is valued at more than $10,000 and is considered one of the loudest and most ostentatious symbols of rivalry in the college football world.

General Information

Admission Office

4505 Maryland Parkway Box 451021

Las Vegas, NV 89154-1021

(702) 774-8658

Fax: (702) 774-8008

[email protected]

Contact: Luke Schultheis

Executive Director of Admissions & Recruitment
Main Address

4505 Maryland Parkway Box 45021

Las Vegas, NV 89154-1021

(702) 895-3011

www.unlv.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 22,149

Degree-seeking undergrads: 22,149

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $4,201 $4,613 $5,097 $5,808 +13.95%
Books and Supplies $850 $850 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,670 $10,730 $12,520 $13,330 +6.47%
Other $2,500 $2,500 $2,570 $2,570 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,880 $9,020 $10,100 $10,240 +1.39%
Other $3,900 $3,900 $4,330 $4,330 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $18,221 $18,693 $21,187 $22,708 +7.18%
In-state Off Campus $17,831 $18,383 $20,527 $21,378 +4.15%
In-state with Family $5,051 $5,463 $6,097 $6,808 +11.66%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $4,617
In-state Student Fees $528
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $17,907
Out-of-state Student Fees $528

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,465 82%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,458 81% $9,795,646 $3,985
– Federal grants 702 23% $2,483,487 $3,538
– Pell grants 695 23% $2,330,975 $3,354
– Other federal grants 119 4% $152,512 $1,282
Institutional scholarships or grants 2,355 78% $3,639,625 $1,545
Institutional grants or scholarships 580 19% $3,672,534 $6,332
Student loan financial aid 815 27% $3,474,907 $4,264
– Federal student loans 793 26% $2,903,788 $3,662
– Other student loans 50 2% $571,119 $11,422

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3581 1264 363 131
Architecture and Related Services 50 12
Architecture 28 12
Interior Architecture 13
Landscape Architecture 9
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 9 1
African-American/Black Studies 2
Asian Studies/Civilization 4
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 1
Latin American Studies
Women's Studies 2 1
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 179 6 8
Biochemistry 15 3
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 164 3 8
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1113 242 4
Accounting 162 57
Business Administration and Management 105 114
Business/Commerce
Construction Management 18 5
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 15
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 5
Finance 99
Hospitality Administration/Management 384 53 4
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other 101
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 19
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 8
International Business/Trade/Commerce 23
Management Information Systems 36 13
Marketing/Marketing Management 126
Operations Management and Supervision
Real Estate 5
Restaurant/Food Services Management 7
Communication and Journalism Programs 195 13
Mass Communication/Media Studies 89 6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 106 7
Computing and Information Sciences 38 9
Computer Science 34 8
Information Science/Studies 4 1
Education 255 519 27 51
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 11
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 26
Curriculum and Instruction 201 6
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 37 33
Educational Leadership and Administration 82 10
Elementary Education and Teaching 115
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education 1 21
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 15 11 4
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 57
Spanish Language Teacher Education 3
Special Education and Teaching 14 145 6 16
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 35
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 1
Engineering 109 41 19
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering 34 13 9
Computer Engineering 9
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 29 16 3
Engineering, Other 2
Mechanical Engineering 37 9 7
Transportation and Highway Engineering 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 67 23 2
Creative Writing 11
English Language and Literature 67 12 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 40 5
Chinese Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature 7
German Language and Literature 4
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Linguistics 7
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1
Spanish Language and Literature 21 5
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 175 91 111 40
Athletic Training/Trainer 9
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 6
Clinical Nurse Specialist 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dentistry 78
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 22
Health/Medical Physics 1 2
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 4
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiation Therapist 22
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 9
Nursing Science 8
Orthodontics/Orthodontology
Physical Therapy/Therapist 25
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other 2
Public Health 4 24
Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer 34
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 102 61
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 1
History 66 13 6
History 66 13 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 182 15
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 178 15
Forensic Science and Technology 4
Human Services 75 119 1 31
Public Administration 34 55 30
Public Policy Analysis 1 1
Social Work 41 63
Social Work, Other 1
Legal and Law Studies 145
Law 145
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 125
General Studies 125
Mathematics and Statistics 15 4 1
Applied Mathematics 2
Mathematics 13 4 1
Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 25 8
Gerontology 8
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 7
Nutrition Sciences 18
Natural Resources and Conservation 20 5 3
Environmental Studies 20 5 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 144 22
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 108 16
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 6
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 32
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 4
Personal and Culinary Services 14
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other 14
Physical Sciences 18 27 9
Astronomy 3
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other 1
Chemistry 7 5 2
Chemistry, Other 3
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology and Earth Science 7 8 2
Hydrology and Water Resources Science 5
Physics 4 6 1
Psychology 258 19 20
Educational Psychology 12 7
Psychology 258 7 13
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Social Sciences 223 26 4
Anthropology 32 9 3
Economics 44 6
Political Science and Government 80 8
Social Sciences 27
Sociology 40 3 1
Visual and Performing Arts 186 53 3
Acting 6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 8
Art/Art Studies 57
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 1
Dance 7
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 9 17
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 59 2
Fine/Studio Arts 3 4
Graphic Design 8
Music 25 30 3
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology 3

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
City/Community/Regional Planning B
Interior Architecture B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
International Marketing B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Adult/Continuing Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Software Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health Physics/Radiologic Health B
Health System Administration B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer C

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology C
Nutrition Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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