Facts and Stats

Since our first classes were held on campus in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution. Along the way, our urban university has become an indispensable resource in one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

President: Len Jessup
Location: Las Vegas
Founded: 1957
Identity: Public, coed
Mascot: Hey Reb!
Enrollment: 28,600 students

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Student Statistics

Fall 2015
Total Headcount 28,600
Undergraduate 23,801 (83%)
Graduate 4,819 (17%)
Men 12,552 (44%)
Women 16,048 (56%)
Minorities 15,868 (55%)
Resident 24,000 (84%)
Nonresident 4,601 (16%)

Source: UNLV Analytics Enrollment Census - Official Fall 2015 Preliminary; Office of Decision Support, 05-OCT-2015

Fall 2014
Total Headcount 28,515
Undergraduate 23,813 (84%)
Graduate 4,725 (16%)
Men 12,711 (45%)
Women 15,804 (55%)
Minorities 15,441 (54%)
Resident 23,539 (83%)
Nonresident 4,978 (17%)

Students enrolled in graduate/professional dual degree programs are included in both the graduate and professional categories. Total headcount reflects unduplicated counts and includes state and non-state supported enrollments.

Source of Funds

Fiscal Year 2015
Total $605,416,000
State Appropriations 25.7%
Tuition & Fees 29.0%
Grants & Other Contracts 16.0%
Sales by Auxiliary Enterprises 9.3%
Sales by Educational Dept 4.1%
Capital Grants & Endowments 9.5%
Private Gifts 3.6%
Capital Appropriations 0.0%
Other Revenues 2.8%

Current University Rankings

Title Ranking Date Ranking Entity
UNLV honored by the Corporation for National and Community Service President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2015 01/27/17 Corporation for National and Community Service
UNLV Ranked Second Most Diverse Campus in the Nation 2 in best ethnic diversity 09/09/15 U.S. News & World Report
Law School Ranks Well in Diversity 43 in diversity 03/10/15 U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Law Schools - Diversity Index
Law School Part-Time Program Highly Ranked 22 in part-time programs 03/10/15 U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Law Schools - Part-Time Law
Lawyering Process Program Ranked 3rd in U.S. 3 in legal writing 03/10/15 U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Law Schools - Legal Writing
Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution Ranked 9 among programs in dispute resolution 03/10/15 U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Law Schools - Dispute Resolution
Boyd Law School Achieves its Highest U.S. News & World Report Ranking 67 out of 198 accredited law schools 03/10/15 U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Law Schools
UNLV Ranks Among Nation's Best for Accepted Student Enrollment 13 out of 261 for Undergraduate Yield 01/21/15 U.S. News & World Report
UNLV Nursing Online Grad Degree Program Ranked Sixth Best Nursing School's online master's degree program jumps four places from 2014 ranking; program ranked in top 20 each year since ranking began in 2012 01/08/15 U.S. News & World Report