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University of Nevada-Las Vegas

University of Nevada-Las Vegas Rating: 4.6/5 (14 votes)

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History

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas is located in Paradise, Nevada (suburb of Las Vegas). The beautiful campus sits on 337-acres of land that is approximately 1.5 miles east of the famous Las Vegas Strip. The public university received the recognition of “research intensive university” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The university was officially established in 1957 although the first classes were held in 1951 in a classroom at Las Vegas High School. 29 graduates took part in the first graduation ceremony in 1964. The university began as a small university but has since expanded the facilities and academic programs.

One of the largest developments on campus took place in 1997 when the Paul B. Sogg Architecture Building opened. The building features classrooms, a learning library, faculty offices, laboratories, and studio space. Paradise Elementary School moved into this building, offering direct training for education majors.

In 2001, the Lieb Library opened on campus. The high-tech library was created with a robotic book retrieval system. The university has received millions of dollars in research funding that helps the university continue to develop and grow.

Academics

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The university earned a place in the category of Doctoral/Research Universities-Intensive by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Places. The English Department has received recognition as a top doctorate program in creative writing and an innovative Master’s of Fine Arts program.

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas has over 200 programs of study for students. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in a variety of areas. The university has 11 colleges that include College of Business, College of Education, College of Fine Arts, College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, Graduate College, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Honors College, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, and William S. Boyd School of Law.

There are 9 schools at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, including School of Informatics, School of Computer Science, School of Social Work, School of Environmental and Public Affairs, School of Nursing, School of Dental Medicine, School of Community Health Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, and School of Allied Life Sciences.

A few of the Departments within the schools and colleges are Department of Educational Psychology, Department of Dance, Department of Film, Department of Marketing, Department of Accounting, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Health Care Administration and Policy.

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas has an exceptional Distance Education program. This program offers an abundance of options for research opportunities, access to university courses, and degree programs. This alternative method of delivery offers educational options to many students. The Distance Education program is committed to active learning, faculty development, and research initiatives to produce measurable academic outcomes.

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Admissions

Incoming freshman must meet certain requirements for admission. The requirements include a 3.0 GPA in 13 units of high school courses, an ACT composite score of 22 or higher, a combined SAT score of at least 1040 on the math and critical reading sections, and a high school transcript. The application deadline for students is early January for the spring semester and early august for the fall semester.

International students must provide ACT/SAT scores and proof of language proficiency (International TOEFL or UNLV Michigan Exam). The application deadline for students with F-1 visa status is early December for the spring semester and early August for the fall semester. International students who have not yet received a visa must complete the application by early November for the spring semester and early July for the fall semester.

The requirements for graduate students include a bachelor’s degree and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75. Admission into the law school and dentistry school also require a supplemental application (located on the University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ website), an admission test, LSAT scores, letters of evaluation, and an interview.

Financial Aid

Students interested in receiving financial assistance to attend school must first complete the FAFSA form to determine eligibility. It is recommended that the FAFSA forms and the corresponding paperwork be completed by early February. Students may begin submitting the application in early January.

The university offers an abundance of scholarships to qualifying students. Students may qualify for need bases scholarships by completing the FAFSA application by early February. Other scholarships offered by the university require a completed Scholarship Application that students can find on the University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ website under financial aid. A few of the scholarships awarded by the university include Dee Smith Scholarship, Benetti Family Memorial Scholarship, Rosemary Masek Scholarship, Tropicana Resort and Casino Scholarship, and Joseph Van Neville Memorial Scholarship. Students should view the Graduate College page of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas for additional opportunities.

Students may also qualify for a number of loans, grants, and work study program for financial assistance. The university also offers veteran education benefits. Qualifying students must be veterans, spouse our children of active service person, reservist, spouse and children of disabled individuals, or prisoners of war from an incident connected to service. There are many other options to fund an education. Students must first make the first step by completing the FAFSA form.

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Ranks 4650th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas offers 13 sororities and 20 fraternities for students who want to get involved in campus life. A few of the fraternities that students may get involved in are Zeta Beta Tau, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Delta Chi, Kappa Sigma, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Mu, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. A few of sororities that grace the campus are Sigma Theta Psi, Alpha Phi Gamma, Kappa Delta Chi, Lambda Theta Nu, Nu Alpha Kappa, Omega Delta Phi, and Sigma Delta Alpha.

These sororities and fraternities help students foster leadership skills, build lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories, provide community service, and develop leadership. Greek organizations have been on the campus since 1967. The sororities and fraternities participate in many events, including Greek Leadership Day, Greek Week, GreakFest, intramural sports, Homecoming Week, and various leadership programs.

Students who plan to attend may have interest in on campus living options. There are 4 options: Dayton Complex, Upper Class Complex, South Complex, and Tonopah Living, Learning, and Scholarship Complex. A few of the buildings within these complexes are Center Hall, South Hall, Hughes Hall, Faiman Hall, Williams Hall, Rodman Hall, Boyd Hall, Northwest Wing, and Southeast Wing.

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas offers sports clubs for students who are interested. Sports clubs allow students to travel and compete with students from other colleges and university at the national and regional level. Students can even win national championships. A few of the sports clubs are Golf Club, Jiu-Jitsu Club, Men’s Lacrosse Club, Aikido Club, Boxing Club, Equestrian Club, Revel Ice Hockey Club, Triathlon Club, Women’s Rugby Club, and Roller Hockey Club. Intramural sports also provide an opportunity for students to show off their talents and meet new friends. A few of the sports that student may want to participate in are ooseball, Wii bowling, racquetball singles, golf, Ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, tennis doubles, floor hockey, flag football, wallyball, badminton doubles, and sports trivia.

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Athletics

There are 17 varsity teams at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The teams are part of the NCAA Division I, and the teams participate in the Mountain West Conference. The Rebels’ team colors are scarlet and gray, and the mascot is Hey Reb.

The sports teams at the university include men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, dance and cheer, volleyball, golf, softball, and football.

The men’s and women’s sporting teams have wonderful facilities for sporting events that include Wilson Stadium, baseball; Thomas & Mack Center, men’s basketball; Cox Pavilion, women’s basketball and volleyball; Partridge Stadium, cross country and track and field; Boyd Stadium, football; Southern Highlands Golf Course, men’s golf; Dragon Ridge Golf Course, women’s golf; Johann Field, men’s and women’s soccer; Eller Stadium, softball; Buchanan Natatorium, men’s and women’s swimming; and Fertitta Complex, and men’s and women’s tennis.

A few of the sports highlights include 1990 NCAA Champions, men’s basketball team; 1998 NCAA Champions, men’s golf, 10 NCAA Regional appearances, baseball; 8 NCAA tournament appearances, women’s basketball; 2 conference championships, football; 5 NCAA tournament appearances, men’s soccer; 3 NCAA Tournament appearances, women’s soccer; 9 NCAA tournament appearances, softball; 5 conference titles, women’s swimming; 2 NCAA individual champions, men’s tennis; 9 NCAA tournament appearances,, women’s tennis; 2 NCAA individual champions, track and field; and 1 NCAA tournament appearance volleyball.

A few notable athletes that attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas include Adam Scott, golfer; Chad Campbell, golfer; Eric Wright, cornerback for the Cleveland Browns; Ryan Claridge, linebacker for the New England Patriots; Toby Hall, pitcher for the Houston Astros; Ryan Ludwick, right fielder for the St. Louise Cardinals; Shawn Marion, Dallas Mavericks; and Gina Carano, mixed martial artist.

Bibliography

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 16 April 2011. Web. 16 April 2011.
  • Kille, J. Dee. Academic Freedom Imperiled: The Mccarthy Era at the University of Nevada .Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2004. Print.
  • Lucus, Brad E. Radicals, Rhetoric, and the War: The University of Nevada in the Wake of Kent State. Hants: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 2nd in Nevada and 774th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Nevada and 330th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.00
Robbery 5 0.02
Arson 1 0.00
Burglary 24 0.09
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 34 0.12
Arrest 12 0.04

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (high research activity)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3201

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 862nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,074 $6,074 $19,984
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $496 $496 $496
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $192 $192 $402
FT Graduate Tuition $4,968 $4,968 $18,878
FT Graduate Required Fees $532 $532 $532
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $264 $264 $555
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $22,195 $22,195 $36,105
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $23,553 $23,553 $37,463
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $14,437 $14,437 $28,347

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Dentistry Degree — Tuition $51,210 $86,520
Dentistry Degree — Required Fees $1,317 $1,317
Law Degree — Tuition $23,900 $34,900
Law Degree — Required Fees $842 $842

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,428 $6,705 $6,428 $6,705 $20,023 $20,615
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $12,160 $9,880
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,076 $3,774
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,260 $9,512
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,486 $6,438
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,486 $6,438

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$60
Graduate Application Fee$60
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 7,343 (3,149 male / 4,194 female)
Admitted 6,250 (2,598 male / 3,652 female)
Admission rate 85%
First-time Enrollment 3,773 (1,555 male / 2,218 female)
FT Enrollment 3,585 (1,463 male / 2,122 female)
PT Enrollment 188 (92 male / 96 female)
Total Enrollment27,848

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Mountain West Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Mountain West Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Mountain West Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Mountain West Conference

ACT Test Admission

937th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 34%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 24
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 24

SAT Test Admission

829th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 77%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 440 / 550
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 560
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 890 / 1110

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,827
Meals per Week15
Room Fee$5,880
Board Fee$4,644

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 532 321 722 568 22 2,300 127 4,905
Accounting 21 8 26 38 1 96 6 204
Acting 2 1 2 6
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 2 1 5 1 9
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies 2 1 3
Anthropology 8 1 1 23 1 38
Applied Mathematics, General
Architecture 1 17 6 23 2 51
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2 5 7
Art/Art Studies, General 2 5 17 11 32 1 73
Asian Studies/Civilization 2 3 6
Astronomy
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 2 6 11
Biochemistry 1 1 2 4 11
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 1 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 7 16 61 69 7 177
Business Administration and Management, General 8 10 28 27 1 114 9 211
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General 1 1 6 10
Civil Engineering, General 3 6 4 7 30 1 56
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Computer Engineering, General 1 1 3 3 8
Computer Science 13 7 9 20 2 55
Construction Management 1 4 8 13
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 2 6 11 29 4 54
Creative Writing 2 10 2 16
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 19 40 16 2 100 3 196
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other 2 2 1 2 4 13
Curriculum and Instruction 1 12 22 9 1 87 16 156
Dance, General 1 1 8 11
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 5 4 1 25 1 41
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 9 12 22 3 47
Economics, General 3 6 7 26 1 45
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 4 2 1 5 13
Educational Psychology 1 1 1 8 12
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 6 5 4 7 6 30
Elementary Education and Teaching 4 24 3 68 102
Engineering, Other 1
English Language and Literature, General 3 14 7 1 57 1 91
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 2 2
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 2 1 2 1 10 1 18
Environmental Studies 6 2 16 1 25
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 7 12 8 43 72
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General 3 2 20 18 52 3 105
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2 1 3
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology 1 1
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature 1 1 1 1 6
General Studies
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 2 2 9 13
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 2 12 15
German Language and Literature 3 3
Gerontology
Graphic Design
Health Teacher Education 2 3 5
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 9 7 10 1 19 51
Health/Medical Physics 1 2 3
History, General 3 7 3 1 52 1 69
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 388 12 44 117 145 12 737
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other 23 7 5 14 43 2 102
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 2 2
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General 7 2 18 31
Hydrology and Water Resources Science 1 2 1 4
Information Science/Studies 1 8 10
Interior Architecture 1 1 3 6
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 12 6 8 29
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1 17 21 16 2 67 4 142
Landscape Architecture 1 1 3 5
Latin American Studies
Linguistics 1 1 4 8
Management Information Systems, General 6 3 6 13 25 3 60
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 3 4 9 13 38 1 82
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mass Communication/Media Studies 4 10 16 6 37 81
Mathematics, General 3 1 1 2 12 1 21
Mechanical Engineering 2 10 8 27 3 54
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 2 6 9 21
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 7 6 2 3 26 2 49
Music, General 2 6 1 25 2 38
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 1 1
Nursing Education 1 1
Nutrition Sciences 1 2 7 9 22
Operations Management and Supervision
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 2 2 4
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 1 5 6
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 3 4 3 24 34
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Philosophy 1 1 1 10 1 17
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4 3 16 23
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics, General 1 2 1 6 1 11
Political Science and Government, General 1 8 18 7 49 1 89
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Psychology, General 2 32 63 18 4 143 8 295
Public Administration 17 20 4 2 45 3 97
Public Health, General 2 3 4 4 1 14 29
Public Policy Analysis, General 1 1
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 1
Real Estate 1 4 5
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 7 14 21 1 69 4 128
Restaurant/Food Services Management 2 1 1 4 9
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 4 4 9
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 1
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 1 11 42 1 60
Social Sciences, General 3 3 3 17 26
Social Work 1 13 33 9 41 106
Social Work, Other
Sociology 6 10 2 23 45
Solar Energy Technology/Technician 1 1
Spanish Language Teacher Education 3 1 4
Spanish Language and Literature 9 1 7 18
Special Education and Teaching, General 2 5 16 2 69 4 101
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 5 10 11 7 49 1 90
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 1 1 4 6
Transportation and Highway Engineering
Urban Education and Leadership 1 5 6
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Women's Studies 3 4 7
Work and Family Studies

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 285th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $95,596 ($101,021 male / $83,025 female)
Number of FT Faculty 871 (539 male / 332 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,460
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $30,285,000

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