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15,885
Tuition (in-state)
$20,600 ($6,690)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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4 College Junior

Diversity: Have not attended classes to really answer this question but I hope this school is diverse. From what I've seen I'm pretty sure it is.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have a lot of international students at UNLV which is appreciated, but I feel as though they're not integrated as much.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The vast majority of the student are Las Vegas locales so not much diversity there. Due to the proximity due The Strip though it is pretty easy to diverse groups of people.

4 College Junior

Diversity: UNLV is pretty diverse. I have friends from at least 5 different countries, and of different sexual orientations. I think everyone is pretty tolerant of this diversity,

4 College Senior

Diversity: Diversity on campus is good. Although most of the teacher at UNLV are white. I would like to see some people of color once in a while

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Meryl Manaog
Hometown
Las Vegas, NV
Major
Marketing/Film minor
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Located in a transient city, all kinds of students are drawn to UNLV. It’s the school where you’re likely to bump into someone from your hometown, be it Portland or Tokyo. UNLV also takes pride in its diversity with the Ethnic Student Council and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. These groups take steps to insure that UNLV is an advocate of diversity in every way: race, color, ethnicity, language, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, and their lists go on.

UNLV believes that the more robustly diverse a community of learning is the better. Living with diversity positively affects academics, graduation rates, getting hired, and career promotions. But UNLV’s commitment to diversity is by far more ethically driven. Diverse? Yeah, but you probably won’t feel like a minority here.

Facts & Statistics

African American
8%
Asian
14%
Hispanic
21%
International
6%
Native American
0%
White
41%
Unknown
2%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
19%
Common States of Residence
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Hawaii
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 23%
20-21: 26%
22-24: 27%
25+: 25%
Female Faculty
36%
Male Faculty
64%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 11%
Hispanic: 5%
International: 3%
Native American: 1%
White: 76%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
In 1983, Las Vegas' first gay-pride celebration kicked off at the MSU. Since then, UNLV and its students have been pretty accepting of homosexuality.
Political Activity
Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Students Conscious of Protecting the Environment, UNLV Campus Conservatives, UNLV Young Democrats, UNLV Young Republicans.
Economic Status
All kinds go to UNLV, especially now that all Nevadan high school students are eligible to shoot for the Millennium Scholarship, which pays $10,000 toward college credits.
Most Common Religions
Christianity, in general, or more specifically, Catholicism, is the most common religion among UNLV students.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Armenian Student Organization, Bangladesh Cultural Society, Black Student Association, Hanoul-Korean Student Association, The International Club, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), Muslim Students' Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Student Organization of Latinos, UNLV German Club, UNLV Historical Dance Enthusiasts, UNLV Omai Fa’atasi Polynesian Club, UNLV Rebel French Club, UNLV Rebels Hawaii Club, UNLV Spanish Club

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% No
  • 20% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 119 responses

  • 3% Progressive/very liberal
  • 20% Liberal
  • 29% Moderate
  • 14% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 7% Libertarian
  • 24% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 119 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 24% Liberal
  • 29% Moderate
  • 2% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 35% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 122 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 122 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Republican
  • 0% Democratic
  • 0% Independent
  • 20% Other party not mentioned
  • 40% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 80% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 20% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 20% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 0% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 120 responses

  • 74% Very accepting.
  • 23% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 2% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.

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