Chances of getting into University of Nevada Las Vegas

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82%
Admission Difficulty for University of Nevada Las Vegas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UNLV and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Nevada for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,527 out of 11,612 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. University of Nevada Las Vegas typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. 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
1030-1240
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 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1140

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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 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 estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Nevada for highest average SAT composite score. 33 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Nevada Las Vegas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >89%
1135 to 1240 Avg + 82%-89%
1030 to 1135 Avg - 73%-82%
925 to 1030 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 925 Low <61%
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UNLV ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
84%
ACT Scores for University of Nevada Las Vegas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Nevada Las Vegas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
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. 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.

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 >90%
21 to 24 Avg + 82%-90%
19 to 21 Avg - 75%-82%
17 to 19 Reach 66%-75%
Less than 17 Low <66%
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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. The school ranks #2 in Nevada for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.25 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNLV accepts 82% 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 Competitiveness
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 6,599 5,013 11,612
Accepted 5,559 3,968 9,527
Acceptance Rate 84% 79% 82%
Enrolled 2,387 1,757 4,144
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 43% 44% 43%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
28

Applicants have 28 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UNLV before the Jul 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

82% of those who apply are granted admission to UNLV. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1240. 33% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 84% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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