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  • Writer's pictureBrooke Early

Exploring UNLV & What They Offer

Updated: Oct 6, 2022

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is one of our partners for both undergraduate and graduate programs. They are known to be located in the entertainment capital of the world! The student population is 30,000+ students — 25,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate and professional. They are home to 1,000+ international students from 80+ countries. The top countries international students come from are: China, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Japan.

Why Attend?

UNLV is located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. in Nevada. Las Vegas has a population of 2.3 million people and plenty of experiences to offer. The famous Las Vegas strip is a 1.5 kilometer walk from the edge of campus. If you're looking to explore nature you will be excited to know there are also plenty of outdoor experiences! Red Rock Canyon is 30 minutes from campus, the Grand Canyon is 5 hours away (by car), and Zion National Park is 3 hours by car. San Diego is less than an hour flight and 4 to 5 hours if you want to drive through the Mojave desert! UNLV offers an outdoor adventure club that takes 80 trips to explore Nevada, all at no cost to students. This is a great way for international students to network and explore a portion of the U.S.

City life in Las Vegas is also very enriching. There are 50+ galleries and museums to visit and of course everything the Las Vegas strip has to offer. Visit botanical gardens, shark aquariums in Mandalay Bay, ride roller coasters, and even view the city from the Eiffel Tower viewing deck. Upon departure from the airport, all international students are taken to the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign to take fun pictures to share with family and friends before heading to campus.

Ranking and Offerings

UNLV is a R1 research university and ranked in the top 3% (130 out of 4,000) of all U.S. universities meaning they are the gold standard in research. There are 45 research centers on campus available to undergraduate students interested in research starting as soon as your freshman year. According to 2021 UNLV offers the #1 degree in hospitality management. Similarly, 2021 QS Top universities ranks UNLV as #2 in hospitality and leadership management. 78 undergraduate programs are offered, so you are sure to find the right fit! The most popular undergrad programs for international students are:

  • Hospitality

  • Business

  • Biology/Kinesiology

  • Psychology

  • Computer Science


The average cost per year as an undergraduate student at UNLV is $48,090 with $28,842 for tuition & fees and $19,348 for living expenses. A merit based scholarship of up to $7,000 will be available and renewable for up to 4 years. Students are automatically considered for the scholarship when applying and upon being accepted.


There are 175 graduate and certificate programs to choose from, and UNLV is ranked in the top 10 nationwide for social mobility — according to CollegeNet Social Mobility Index. The UNLV Grad Academy is there to support and supplement what graduate students learn in the classroom to prepare you for your next steps in your field of study.

The average cost per year as a graduate or professional student at UNLV is $48,923 with tuition and fees averaging $26,509 and living expenses averaging $22,414. One thing to remember if you choose to pursue a graduate degree at UNLV is they have plenty of scholarships and/or assistantships. There are also other scholarships and fellowships available based on academic merit.

Assistantships will provide a tuition waiver and a stipend for the work you are completing in your department office for 20 hours a week, as this is the max hours you can work per week. Two thirds of international graduate students are on an assistantship so there is a high chance you would qualify! Another great perk of assistantships is your health insurance is paid for.

EdAgree wants to help you put your best foot forward during the admissions process, support you throughout your study abroad journey, and beyond! We are proud to partner with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and to be your direct connection to the admissions team!

Create your free EdAgree profile today to check out the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and all they have to offer!

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