Diversity

Location
Las Vegas, NV
Undergrads
15,885
Tuition (in-state)
$20,615 ($6,705)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Junior

Diversity: Las Vegas is a transient town already that I see all sorts of different races, cultures, economic backgrounds, etc. They have alot of international students as well due to the Hotel programs. It makes it much more interesting!

3 College Junior

Diversity: I have observed diversity at UNLV.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: In my student work there are several exchange students and many students of different ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I am taking online classes.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are students of all nationalities, ages, origins, sexual orientation etc. The city and the university embrace diversity with open arms. I enjoy being able to study with people of varied cultures.

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  • 57th
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  • 266th
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  • 1132nd
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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
15%
Hispanic
19%
International
5%
Native American
1%
White
42%
Unknown
3%
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

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 115 responses

  • 6% Libertarian
  • 24% Not sure
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 15% Conservative
  • 30% Moderate
  • 20% Liberal
  • 3% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 115 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 2% Conservative
  • 30% Moderate
  • 34% Not sure
  • 24% Liberal
  • 9% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 114 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 114 responses

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

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 116 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 3% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 23% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 74% Very accepting.

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