As of 2015, some of the highest-rated universities in Las Vegas are the College of Southern Nevada, the University of Nevada and the University of Phoenix Las Vegas campus. This ranking is based on affordability, academic excellence, career readiness and admissions selectivity.
Of the many qualities most incoming freshman look for in a university, financial aid is one of the most important. Superior costs and aid programs place these three universities among the most highly rated in the city of Las Vegas.
Of these three universities, the College of Southern Nevada is the largest and offers the cheapest tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students. The University of Phoenix in Las Vegas offers the most financial aid to students, allowing up to 98 percent of incoming freshman to receive aid.