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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV


  1. Not accepting students for Fall 2021.
  2. UNLV will accept students for Spring 2022

About This Campus

UNLV has created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. It has earned the title of one of the most diverse universities for undergraduates by U.S. News & World Reports. UNLV’s faculty and staff are committed to creating an environment where students thrive as they prepare for fulfilling careers and lives. The UNLV Lee Business School holds an AACSB accreditation. Learning at UNLV isn’t constricted to just the classroom. A variety of activities are offered through research and service-learning programs. UNLV has more than 350 Student Organizations. Whatever your interest, UNLV has the organization to match. UNLV provides infinite possibilities in different, daring, and diverse ways!

Location Information

UNLV's 332-acre main campus is located in Las Vegas, on the southern tip of Nevada. Within a 30-mile radius lie the shores of Lake Mead, massive Hoover Dam and the Colorado River recreation area, the snow-skiing and hiking trails of 12,000-foot Mount Charleston, and a panorama of red-rock mountains and eroded sandstone landscapes. In addition, the city is only four to five hours by car from the beaches of Southern California and the national parks of Utah and Arizona.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Las Vegas
Population | 2,621,000
Enrollment | 31,142
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/23-12/11
Spring | 01/18-05/14

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 15%
Black | 8%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 30%
Two or more | 11%
White | 31%
Other | 3%
International | 3%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Entertainment Engineering and Design

College of Business, Engineering,Criminal Justice, Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Education,College of Hotel Administration, and Psychology courses are extremely competitive. Most courses may require pre-approval.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Hospitality Management - UNLV ranks #1 in the United States and #2 in the world for hospitality programs. UNLV Hospitality College students enjoy immersive, hands-on learning on the UNLV campus which located just blocks away from the famed Las Vegas Strip. UNLV produces graduates who are leading all major sectors of the hospitality industry across the globe.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • French
  • Geology
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Administration
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business
  • Jazz Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Real Estate
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Urban Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Students who have earned 24 or fewer transferable college credits must fulfill the UNLV freshman admission requirements and have a 2.5 overall grade point average in their college credits
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/21/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $4362.00.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($385.22 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002569

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $60.00 Year Host Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $100.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Recreation Fee $223.00 Year Host Mandatory
Health Service Fee $93.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Parking Fee $75.00 Semester Host Optional
Orientation Fee $155.00 Year Host Mandatory
Housing Application Fee $125.00 Year Host Mandatory

Important Notes: A listing of undergraduate tuition, fees and tuition calculator can be found online at: https://tuition.cashiering.unlv.edu/Home/Calculator

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/21/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 7% living on campus
  • Double: $3520.00
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1,000.00
  • Proximity to campus: varies
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
When you live on campus, you: **Take advantage of great programs to help you do and be your best at UNLV. **Live independently in a supportive environment **Get involved in campus organizations and events **Share the university experience with other students from different cultures **Participate in fun activities just for campus residents. ***For additional information please visit: https://www.unlv.edu/housing

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Please visit the UNLV campus housing website for a breakdown of meal plans and costs: https://www.unlv.edu/housing/dining-plans


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/21/21

Important Notes about Health Insurance
For additional information for undergraduate health insurance, please visit https://www.unlv.edu/studentwellness/health-center/health-insurance


    Other Health Related Comments
    All students are required to provide documentation of a completed vaccination series against COVID-19.

    All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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