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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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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.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
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2024/2025 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Las Vegas
Population | 2,621,000
Enrollment | 30,679
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/28-12/16
Spring | 01/16-05/11

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 16%
Black | 9%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 31%
Two or more | 11%
White | 29%
Other | 2%
International | 2%


RegistrationClosed 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... ++ show all


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
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 11/14/22

  • 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: $4727.
  • 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 for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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 $79.00 Semester Host Optional
Orientation Fee $155.00 Year Host Mandatory
Housing Application Fee $125.00 Year Host Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 11/14/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 5% living on campus
  • Double: $3240
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1200.00
  • Proximity to campus: varies
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
It is recommended that single-term NSE students choose on-campus resident hall housing options: https://www.unlv.edu/housing/housing-options/complexes-and-buildings

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


Figures per Semester are current as of 11/14/22

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Full-time students will be automatically charged the semester or annual insurance rates unless a health insurance fee waiver is requested and proof of alternate insurance coverage is provided.
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    Other Health Related Comments
    For more information on immunization requirements, please visit https://www.unlv.edu/registrar/immunizations

    All students are advised to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots as soon as possible. For more information visit: https://www.unlv.edu/coronavirus/students

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