University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Narrative Description
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS N-10
State-supported, university, coed. Part of University and Community College System of Nevada. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1957. Setting: 335-acre urban campus. Endowment: $94.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $73.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5278 per student. Total enrollment: 27,344. Faculty: 1,435 (776 full-time, 659 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 7,042 applied, 81% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 7 National Merit Scholars, 37 valedictorians. Full-time: 15,570 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 6,213 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 65 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 8% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 26% 25 or older, 4% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Western Undergraduate Exchange. Study abroad program.
Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/2. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $3060 full-time, $102 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,527 full-time, $209 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $472 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $8326. College room only: $5278. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 140 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 6% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Rebel Ski Club, Student Organization of Latinos, Latter Day Saints, Hawaii Club. Major annual events: Premier UNLV, Spring Fling, Unityfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,000 college housing spaces available; 1,490 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Lied Library with 1 million books, 2.5 million microform titles, 9,536 serials, 120,128 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $13.5 million. 1,900 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Situated in southeast Nevada, Las Vegas is a great vacation and convention center located near Lake Mead and the mountains. Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States; some 1.3 million people live in southern Nevada. Community facilities include churches of most denominations, hospitals and clinics, and good shopping centers. The hotels feature some of the best entertainers in America. Nearby Charleston Peak provides expert ski runs and other snow sports facilities.
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