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UNLV Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UNLV? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,722 out of 7,603 applicants or 88% 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. University of Nevada Las Vegas typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 56% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Nevada Las Vegas is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,395 3,208 7,603
Accepted 3,961 2,761 6,722
Acceptance Rate 90% 86% 88%
Enrolled 2,228 1,556 3,784
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 56% 56% 56%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Nevada Las Vegas and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that UNLV regularly accepts students with ACTs of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Nevada Las Vegas.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 970 1190
SAT Reading 480 600
SAT Math 490 580
ACT Composite 18 25
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 19 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >93%
21 to 25 Avg + 88%-93%
18 to 21 Avg - 82%-88%
15 to 18 Reach 75%-82%
Less than 15 Low <75%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >93%
1080 to 1190 Avg + 88%-93%
970 to 1080 Avg - 81%-88%
860 to 970 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 860 Low <72%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 88% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 41 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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