Chances of getting into University of Nevada Las Vegas

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
81.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of Nevada Las Vegas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UNLV and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate. Last year, 8,003 out of 9,872 applicants were admitted making University of Nevada Las Vegas an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. University of Nevada Las Vegas typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 52% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Nevada Las Vegas is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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UNLV SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
34%
SAT Scores for University of Nevada Las Vegas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for University of Nevada Las Vegas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1210

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

University of Nevada Las Vegas typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. 34 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Nevada Las Vegas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >88%
1210 to 1310 Avg + 81%-88%
1110 to 1210 Avg - 71%-81%
1010 to 1110 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 1010 Low <60%
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UNLV ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
ACT Scores for University of Nevada Las Vegas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Nevada Las Vegas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Nevada Las Vegas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >89%
21 to 24 Avg + 81%-89%
19 to 21 Avg - 74%-81%
17 to 19 Reach 65%-74%
Less than 17 Low <65%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.25
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Nevada Las Vegas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Nevada Las Vegas was 3.25 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.25 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNLV accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Nevada Las Vegas students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 23% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

80% 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 21%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

University of Nevada Las Vegas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,692 4,180 9,872
Accepted 4,780 3,222 8,003
Acceptance Rate 84% 77% 81%
Enrolled 2,448 1,692 4,140
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 51% 53% 52%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Nevada Las Vegas and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Nevada Las Vegas Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
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.