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The Vegas Value
You know a college degree will boost your lifetime earning power. But think for a minute about what that “Vegas” on your resume will bring. It’s instant cachet. A kind of reverence that only this city can command across the globe. After graduation, it’ll be your go-to icebreaker. You’ll parlay that into a compelling pitch about why you’re the best candidate or future business partner. You’re a Rebel, and you got an education unlike any other. You’re armed with whip-smart knowledge and uncommon experiences. And you’ve got the drive to go out and make an immediate and positive impact on your community and the world around you.
"All universities offer you degrees, but UNLV offers you opportunities. The opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects, meet a diverse group of people, and push outside your comfort zone. An education at UNLV is different because it challenges you to be daring. And that confidence is essential to be successful as a professional."Valentina Alayon, Major: Mechanical Engineering ‘17; Hometown: Las Vegas, NV; Employer: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Stacking Up the Awards
Academic Excellence Without the Financial Burden
An education shouldn’t be a ball-and-chain weighing down your financial health when you’re just starting a career. At UNLV, it won’t be.
Nevada ranks 3rd in states with the lowest student debt upon graduation, and we award financial aid and scholarships to 87 percent of our students. Our regional scholarships can save up to $2,400 annually for in-state students and up to $12,000 annually for out-of-state students. Plus, there’s need-based aid and merit-based scholarships too.
Factor in that our graduates land jobs locally, nationally, and internationally, along with the lifetime earning power a degree will bring, and you can see the value of UNLV.
Consideration for merit-based scholarships is based upon completing a FAFSA or Alternate Need Form and being admitted to UNLV by November 15. Institutional awards are subject to change at the discretion of the university. Scholarships are stackable up to the cost of attendance. The President’s Scholarship is stackable with all scholarships listed here except the Merit Scholarships. View a complete list of scholarships and eligibility requirements.
"I chose UNLV for its cost-effectiveness. Due to the university's generosity, I will be able to graduate with a four-year degree completely debt-free."Nelsha Athauda, Major: Public Health with Biology Minor; Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
See For Yourself
Feel the desert sun on your face and walk amongst the 4,300 trees (the whole campus is designated as an arboretum). Take a stroll, from the legendary Thomas & Mack Center to the campus mall and through a residence hall. Plus you’ll have a chance to talk directly with an admissions counselor. Bring the family and make a Vegas vacation out of it.
Can’t make the trip? We’ll still give you a VIP experience through our online info sessions tailored to your interests (parents, you can “attend” too!).