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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

About This Campus

Since its first classes were held on campus in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution of more than 29,000 students and 3,100 faculty and staff. Along the way, the urban university has become an indispensable resource in one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities.

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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Las Vegas
Population | 2,204,000
Enrollment | 30,457
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/15
Spring | 01/21-05/18

Campus Diversity

White | 30%
Black | 8%
Hispanic/Latino | 30%
Asian | 16%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 11%
Other | 3%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs

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 - The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is one of the top-rated hospitality management programs in the world The Harrah College of Hospitality boasts a brand new, ultra-modern learning facility located just blocks away from the epicenter of the hospitality industry—the Las Vegas Strip. Here, the college’s some 2,300 students receive an immersive, well-rounded education from an expert faculty as well as one-on-one support from advising and career services teams that are committed to your success.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Gaming Management - The gaming management concentration targets not only those who will work in actual casino operations but also students who are thinking about careers in casino accounting, as professional staff in gaming regulations and control, and as suppliers who will serve the casino industry

Study Abroad Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: African American Studies, Asian Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Japanese Studies (minor), Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Athletics: Athletic Training

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, Physiology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Gaming Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Pro-Golf Management, Public Administration

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism and Contemporary Media

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Professional Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Food Science: Nutrition

General Studies: Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Real Estate, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Services Administration, Kinesiology, Medical Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medical Technology, Nursing, Public Health

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

Languages: French, German, Romance Languages, Spanish

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Jazz Composition, Music, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Health Physics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Professional Golf Management

Sociology/Social Work: Human Services, Social Work, Sociology

Theater: Theater


Quick Links 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 / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 06/04/19.
  • Estimated cost: $4075.00.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($318.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/04/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $60.00 Year Plan A Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $100.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Housing Deposit $325.00 Year Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee $72.00 Year Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance $1030.00 Semester Plan A Optional
Parking Fee $62.00 Year Plan A Optional
Orientation Fee $120.00 Year Plan A Mandatory
Housing Application Fee $125.00 Year Plan A Mandatory

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

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A 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 Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/04/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 7% living on campus
  • Double: $2940.00
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $700.00
  • Proximity to campus: varies
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Generally, on campus hosuing is available. Yearlong contracts are the only type of contract UNLV Housing offers. Please visit the UNLV campus housing website for additional information: http://unlv-housing.com/

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2082.00 per semester for 9 meals per week.
  • $2412.00 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $2623.00 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Please visit the UNLV campus housing website for a breakdown of meal plans and costs: http://unlv-housing.com/

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