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: 29,702 students

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Student Statistics

Fall 2016
Total Headcount 29,702
Undergraduate 24,715
Graduate 4,288
Men 12,771
Women 16,931
Minorities 17,001
Resident 25,033
Nonresident 8,689

Source: UNLV Analytics Enrollment Census - Official Fall 2016 Preliminary; Office of Decision Support

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

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%

Professional Schools

Current University Rankings

Title Ranking Date Ranking Entity
Hotel College Ranked World's Best for Hospitality and Leisure Management Best for hospitality and leisure management 03.14.17 QS World University Rankings
School of Law Achieves Highest-Ever Ranking 62 in best law school 03.14.17 U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Law Schools
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
UNLV Students Have Lower Debt Upon Graduation 1 of 4 states with lowest undergraduate student debt upon graduation 11.13.14 U.S. News & World Report
11 UNLV Graduate Programs Ranked Among Nation's Top 100 Eleven UNLV graduate or graduate specialty programs were ranked among the nation’s top 100 by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Graduate Schools rankings 03.11.14 U.S. News & World Report
UNLV Ranks Among Top Universities By Yield For Fourth Consecutive Year U.S. News & World Report ranked UNLV 11th among top universities by yield 02.05.14 U.S. News & World Report
UNLV Ranked Among Top Ten Most Diverse College Campuses in the Nation UNLV ranks sixth for undergraduate ethnic diversity 09.09.12 U.S. News & World Report
Writing Program in Top 50 in the Country 35th out of 50 MFA programs in the country 06.01.12 Poets and Writers Magazine
High Research Activity (RU/H) Carnegie Research Universities High Research Activity (RU/H) 06.01.08 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching