Las Vegas, NV
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$20,615 ($6,705)
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Reviews 2693 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live near the campus and do not know anyone who does. As such I can not comment of this subject.

College Junior

Campus Dining: I do not eat on campus so I do not have anything to offer to this subject.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Having grown up in Vegas I love it. The atmosphere is very fast paced but a lot of our 'tourist' attractions also offer student discounts so that is a plus. We have a lot of things that we can do and see and there is a big variety to choose from.

College Junior

Health & Safety: I do not live on campus so I am not really sure what happens when I am not there. I feel safe and have never had any issues.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Living in Vegas means tons of options for whatever we would like 24 hours a day 7 days a week

4 College Junior

Facilities: I would like more green lawn and comfortable places to hang out - outdoors and indoors. Wish there were more activities not involving sports.

4 College Junior

Diversity: UNLV is pretty diverse. I have friends from at least 5 different countries, and of different sexual orientations. I think everyone is pretty tolerant of this diversity,

College Junior

Majors: I haven't had one yet, but I would very much like to find one for the next two summers.

College Junior

Majors: I can't comment on something I haven't done yet.

College Junior

Greek Life: I am not qualified to rate the Greeks since I have no experience in such matters.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Again, I live on-campus, but would like to live off-campus. Having a hard time finding a place that is good quality, close, and safe. - and inexpensive.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed all of my teachers. They have been very nice and I have learned a lot, even in the core courses, which werent of that much interest to me.

College Junior

Overall Experience: I have only been here one semester, and I have a couple years left, so I haven't really gotten into career prospects or internships yet.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I have to say that again, I haven't had much interaction with the police. Once one helped me find my car, and he was nice. I don't party so I don't know about the drinking etc. I am in the UCC, and they are pretty quiet. I know there is a lot of visitation in the dorms, but I'm perfectly fine with that, and am glad they are lenient.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I am not a sports fan at all, so I really wasn't qualified to answer these questions. I went to one basketball game last semester because a bunch of my friends dragged me there, but that's about it.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe, and I have not had any problems either during the day, or walking on campus at night.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: This was my first semester on campus, and living in the dorms was a good way to meet people. I was disappointed that my dorm really didn't do anything. I only knew my roommate, suitemate and that was it. Even the people across the hall I didn't know! The rooms weren't that clean, especially the bathrooms had mold at the very top (where I couldn't reach), but they are renovating this summer, so hopefully next fall will be better. I wish the rooms were more spacious. The one good thing, also, is that I can walk everywhere. Classes are not too far.

4 College Junior

Academics: UNLV is pretty high academically. Before I came here, I heard about their Writing Program, and Music program., and now they have just gotten a Graphic Design program that is supposed to rival those elsewhere.

5 College Junior

Academics: The teachers are great! They just got a new Graphic Design Program which I got into, and it is really supposed to be competitive to other program nationwide. I've only been here one semester, but I am really enjoying it!

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The mountains are beautiful! I'm not that into the desert motif (I'm from the Midwest and used to GREEN! However, there is a lot to do in Vegas, if you have money. Lots of places to eat. The Strip is really expensive, but fun if you can afford it. I would like to see more green parks. There is a lot of shopping opportunities everywhere.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's mostly chain restaurants and fast food. I've just been there one semester, but none of my favorite restaurants are close.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: UNLV doesn't have much money available for scholarships. It is really hard to find out about scholarships and their deadlines. The departments do not do a good job of informing students about money available, and when you apply, deadlines are very vague - until it is too late. They will easily hand out loans, though, if you want to be indebted for life!

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I don't really like the DC on campus. I am looking forward to the day I can live off campus and cook my own meals.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It's as strict as expected

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I believe the rooms are a little small especially for how much they cost but living on campus is the most convenient when being close to your classes.


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Meryl Manaog
Las Vegas, NV
Marketing/Film minor
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UNLV is an up-and-coming school. In the past few years alone, the University has made great strides with its academics and facilities. The Boyd School of Law ranks high nationally, even though only having been in existence ten years. UNLV just opened its doors in Singapore where students from the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration can attend for a year of study abroad. In the Entertainment Capital of the World, UNLV offers the Entertainment Engineering and Design Program where disciplines in engineering and the fine arts are interwoven to help create the spectacular shows on the Strip. The College of Business is one of the 6 percent of business colleges in the world to be accredited by the Association of the Advance Collegiate Schools Business, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools and management education. It’s also one of the select few business schools to receive the dual accreditation for both the college and accounting program.

The faculty members are not only known for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and as a Pulitzer Prize finalist, but many still work in their field and are willing to help a confused student in need and propel them into the real world with as much knowledge as possible. Though there may be the bad egg here or there, UNLV is filled with caring and helpful faculty and staff members who actually believe that they are there for the students. The facilities at UNLV have been revamped and built from the ground up to provide innovative, new technologies for the student body. The Science and Engineering building helps the university to move forward with research and The Lied Library and Recreation and Wellness Center are student favorites.

Located in a large city, UNLV has an advantage to offer its students, faculty, and staff—opportunity. With Las Vegas overflowing with residents and expensive housing, business is booming. And because Las Vegas is such a transient city, jobs, internships, and other career advancement opportunities are almost always available—and in all types of career paths. With the credentials and the sheer possibilities UNLV and Las Vegas present, students tend to have a sweet spot in their hearts for this place.

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