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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1957
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 21,853
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $112,161,000
Admissions Address

4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154

Website

http://www.unlv.edu

Admissions E-mail

undergraduate.recruitment@unlv.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kristi Rodriguez
Admissions office telephone: (702) 774-8658
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.unlv.edu/main/admissions/applyOnline.html Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $125 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 13 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 2
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 75%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 75%
Total applicants: 5,903
Total acceptances: 4,403
Total freshman enrollment: 2,514
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,681
Male acceptances: 1,898
Male freshman enrollment: 1,089
 
Female applicants: 3,222
Female acceptances: 2,505
Female freshman enrollment: 1,425
Out-of-state freshmen: 19%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 49%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 85%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 83%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 55%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 550
Math: 450 – 580
Combined: 900 – 1130

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.9% 2.3%
600-699 11.2% 18.3%
500-599 41.7% 37.8%
400-499 36.2% 33.3%
300-399 8.8% 7.8%
200-299 1.2% 0.5%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 35%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 23
Math: 18 – 24
Composite: 19 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.3% 3.2% 3.8%
24-29 26.8% 21.5% 25.6%
18-23 57.8% 50.8% 49.3%
12-17 12.1% 22.6% 21.3%
6-11 N/A 1.8% N/A
Below 6 N/A 0.1% N/A

 



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