University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)

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University of Nevada-Las Vegas can be found in Las Vegas, NV, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UNLV enrolls nearly twenty nine thousand students per year.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1310 (25th percentile) - 1640 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 19 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants that get into UNLV. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UNLV average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. This school has an acceptance rate of 85 percent with 60 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UNLV acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 82%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNLV Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Nevada-Las Vegas was reported as 85.1% in Fall 2013 with over 7,340 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UNLV SAT Scores: 1310 - 1640
  • UNLV ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • UNLV Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Nevada-Las Vegas?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Nevada-Las Vegas is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Nevada-Las Vegas has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 77.7%
  • 2010-2011: 77.7%
  • 2011-2012: 81.8%
  • 2012-2013: 80.6%
  • 2013-2014: 85.1%
  • Projected UNLV Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 81.9%

How Does UNLV Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Nevada-Las Vegas is fifty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California State University-San Bernardino58.3%
University of California-Riverside62.0%
Northern Arizona University91.4%
Azusa Pacific University79.9%
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona52.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNLV (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 550
Math450 - 560
Writing420 - 530
Total Score1310 - 1640
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 24
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