University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV 89154
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The University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV was established in 1957and has gone through some name changes throughout the years. This public university serves more than 30,000 students, making it one of the larger schools in the area. It offers students many academic programs, including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, and students will be able to receive truly robust educations at this school. Degrees are available in many different fields and UNLV prides itself in providing students with a top-tier academic experience incorporating many diverse student programs and student organizations.

The UNLV nursing program has been teaching nursing students how to achieve professional success for a long time. This school has both undergraduate and graduate nursing degree programs including a 16-month bachelor’s of science, a master’s of science, a doctorate of philosophy, a doctorate of nursing practice, and much more. There are even convenient online programs for working nurses to consider. All nursing programs at this school are fully accredited and will provide nursing students with the best possible tools to succeed in their professional careers. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students30,471
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 23 100
Master's degree 1 34
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 9
Postbaccalaureate certificate 1 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1964 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
03/01/1990 - 12/31/2010
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1974 - 12/31/2010
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/25/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/25/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1030 to 1240
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $60
Graduates $60

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$216/credit
In State Students$216/credit
Out of State Students$453/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$269/credit
In State Students$269/credit
Out of State Students$566/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $9,720 $9,720 $20,385
ADN 70 $15,120 $15,120 $31,710
BSN 125 $27,000 $27,000 $56,625
FNP 50 $13,450 $13,450 $28,300
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of University of Nevada - Las Vegas's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 41% $4,448
Other Federal Grant 5% $702
State Grant & Scholarships 72% $2,077
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 32% $2,752
Federal Student Loans 33% $4,746
Private Loans 2% $13,906


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,392
$30,001 to $48,000$9,377
$48,001 to $75,000$11,613
$75,001 to $110,000$14,233
Over $110,000$15,014

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nevada state board of nursing.
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pky
Las Vegas, NV 89154

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