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UNLV Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Nevada Las Vegas

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
81%
Admission Difficulty for University of Nevada Las Vegas
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UNLV and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UNLV is 81%.  It ranks #2 in Nevada for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Nevada Las Vegas is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 10,740 out of 13,256 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 1030/1250 ACT 19/25). University of Nevada Las Vegas typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.43. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UNLV application fee is $60 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Nevada Las Vegas is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

UNLV SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1030-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT 
33%
SAT Scores for University of Nevada Las Vegas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for University of Nevada Las Vegas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Nevada Las Vegas?

University of Nevada Las Vegas typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. UNLV ranks #2 in Nevada for highest average SAT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Nevada Las Vegas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >89%
1140 to 1250 Avg + 81%-89%
1030 to 1140 Avg - 69%-81%
920 to 1030 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 920 Low <54%
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UNLV ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
84%
ACT Scores for University of Nevada Las Vegas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Nevada Las Vegas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UNLV?

Admission data indicates that UNLV regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Nevada for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Nevada Las Vegas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >89%
22 to 25 Avg + 81%-89%
19 to 22 Avg - 69%-81%
16 to 19 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 16 Low <54%
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UNLV GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.43
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Nevada Las Vegas?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UNLV. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Nevada Las Vegas was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Nevada for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.43 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNLV accepts 81% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Nevada Las Vegas students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 3.93% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.73% Good
3.50 to 3.74 22.79% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 22.24% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.65% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.28% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.93% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.28% Reach
less than 1.00 0.28% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

82% of University of Nevada Las Vegas freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Nevada Las Vegas students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 82%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Nevada Las Vegas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,779 5,477 13,256
Accepted 6,435 4,305 10,740
Acceptance Rate 83% 79% 81%
Enrolled 2,581 1,894 4,475
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 44% 42%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
209

Applicants have 209 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Nevada Las Vegas is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Nevada Las Vegas and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Nevada Las Vegas Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Nevada Las Vegas
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=182281 IPEDS survey data for University of Nevada Las Vegas.

FAQs

Does University of Nevada Las Vegas prefer SAT or ACT?

33% of students submit their SAT scores to UNLV. 84% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Nevada Las Vegas?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to UNLV. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Nevada Las Vegas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1250. 33% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Nevada Las Vegas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 84% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.