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  • 08/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 out of 30 people found this review useful. 1 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for academically oriented students; that is, students looking to go into research or professional fields. The music department is also very well put together and staffed (known from personal experience). And finally, the school is great for students who wish to participate in sports as UNLV is pretty well known for sports, especially basketball.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to think as you learn; that is, don't come to UNLV expecting to have to just sit down and take notes on powerpoint presentations as the professor simply reads off each item on the list and then sends you on your way after an hour and fifteen happens to go by. UNLV courses tend to favor critical thinking; that is, one must actually think and make connections about what's being taught. Notes are still important, but you'll be taking notes on the professors' explanations just as much as anything else. Thus, being able to type dictation is very helpful.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, UNLV gives you a lot of benefits for the cost. It's not as cheap as some other schools out there, but sometimes one gets what one pays for. Unfortunately, with the recent budget cuts prices have risen, and it can certainly be felt as each dollar you pay gets you less distance in your strides towards paying tuition. Even with the increases though, I found the tuition cost to be manageable. Textbooks are a bit of a different story. The UNLV bookstore charges quite a lot, so it would probably be a good idea to buy your textbooks at a different store online. Unfortunately, however, many UNLV courses use custom editions of certain books with content additions and removals, which can be hard to find. Therefore in those cases you need to either get lucky on eBay or, sadly, pay full price at the bookstore.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy my time at UNLV. The campus is well-organized. But one of the things I really appreciate which others may take for granted, is the presence of the many plants and trees throughout the campus. In my own opinion, they serve two purposes. First, they serve to keep students cool in the shade; that's very important as Las Vegas is well known for its burning heat (which was a consideration for me when deciding whether to attend UNLV, though not a large enough consideration to keep me from deciding to study there). Next, they serve to remove the visual blandness that saps students' energy as they walk the pathways at many other colleges out there. In addition to all of that, courses are intriguing and stimulating, so I'm generally always looking forward to the next day of school.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes offer an incredible amount of insight and new information. Classes tend to start off a little slow in my experience, but when they did get going they got going quickly and I learned a lot in short amounts of time. In addition, classes don't have lazy setups; that is, professors go into detail on each subject and don't simply list things for you to write down and memorize for the exams. Instead, they will actually take the time to explain and talk about each bit of content that comes up. Most professors also dedicate specific periods of class just for discussion about either the current or previous day's content. This allows for better material retention, especially after a semester ends when many students tend to forget things that during the semester they had only memorized.

  • 10/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 out of 24 people found this review useful. 2 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is known for being mostly a business school, specializing in hotel administration. After all, there are thousands of hotels in Las Vegas, this would be the best place to learn about hotel management. However, UNLV does have good programs in the health sciences college, education college and sciences college.

    Tips for prospective students

    UNLV is a really good school. There are great teachers, some may be graduate students so they know what you are going through and may be even more helpful than professors. I would recommend this school to anyone.

    Bang for the buck

    I know a lot of people who went out of state for schools, and if you are a in state student, going to UNLV should be your number one choice. There are a variety of students from all over the country and even some students from other countries. For out of state students, I know that out of other colleges, UNLV has the best tuition rates by far. Though there have been a few budget cuts as a result of the current economy.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are many events, football games, Greek life, clubs and programs you can be involved in at UNLV. At the beginning of each semester UNLV holds a community fair for a week, where different organizations, clubs, fraternities and sororities set up tables inviting students to join. Everyone is very welcoming and when you find a club that's perfect for you, your experience at UNLV will increase as well. There may be different views on fraternity and sorority life, but its not what most people think. There are parties but they also hold charity events, do volunteer work, and have little competitions against each other. Joining a fraternities or sororities will help you make connections with people, can help you get a job, and even get guidance from graduate students. At UNLV, I would say I've had a blast here. From joining various clubs, going to football games and meeting new people. It's a very friendly environment, I guarantee you'll have a great college experience. Don't let not being 21 bring you down, there are more things to do here.

    Am learning a lot

    Everyone knows college isn't gonna be easy, its a challenge. There are going to be teachers that only go over the general information in the lecture, leaving it up to you to learn the concepts through the book. But reading the book is required in all classes. There will also be teachers that go more in depth in the lectures, giving you a full understanding of the material before you study on your own. But all courses will offer a study group or tutoring, which is helpful when you don't get anything. Some teachers may have really thick accents, but that will just be another obstacle to overcome. So before you decide on your schedule, I recommend you look up the professor on ratemyprofessor.com, the reviews are usually straight on. Overall, you will learn a lot here, but you're going to have to put the time and effort in.

  • 06/06/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    21 out of 29 people found this review useful. 3 people found this inaccurate. 3 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Travel and Tourism or Hotel Management

    Tips for prospective students

    The Fine Arts College is extremely underfunded and is basically ignored by the administration. Most classes are taught by student instructors who don't know how to teach or understand the subjects well enough to teach. This college lacks in current technologies, programs and equipment.

  • 12/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 out of 17 people found this review useful. 4 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and friendly people will do very well! People who are capable of going out and having a good time, occasionally till the wee hours of the morning, and still having the drive to study hard and get good grades will have a great time! That is not to say that if you are shy you are not compatible with UNLV!! In fact, quite the opposite! Shy personalities have the opportunity to really thrive! Go in with a positive attitude, go to the games, get involved and have a good time! If you develop an appreciation for your school, you will want to do well academically because you'll want to continue to attend!

    Tips for prospective students

    UNLV is whatever you make it. If you want to create those fun memories that you always hear alumni talk about, you have to make it happen for yourself. Get involved, whether it be through sororities or fraternities, clubs, or performing arts or sports. If you spend it just doing your academics, (which is how I spent a good portion of my first semester) you will find that college isn't really as fun as you may have expected.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is quite reasonable, at least compared to some of the other schools I was contemplating. I've enjoyed nearly all of my classes this past semester, and I am looking forward to my upcoming semester as well. The textbooks are quite expensive, so my suggestion to any newcomers is to wait before purchasing books, because some classes don't actually ever require the readings. In fact, my most expensive book, (that retailed for $200!) was one that I didn't even use! Luckily I rented it for the more affordable $70, but it would have been nice to have saved the money if I had known prior to!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is spacious, and the people are friendly! There are always events and things for you to do before, in between and after classes. The weather is generally lovely in Las Vegas, and I have taken a liking to sitting and studying in the numerous fields around campus. The fresh air and the warm sun really allow me to relax and focus on what ever I am studying for.

    Am learning a lot

    UNLV is full of intelligent professors who are eager to teach to those than are eager to learn. However, what I have noticed is many classes base their tests on assigned readings, and that actual lectures in class are meant to reinforce the material, rather than initially teach you. This was difficult to adjust to at first, but now that I know what to expect, my future semesters will be much better.

  • 12/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 13 people found this review useful. 5 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is mainly a commuter school with a larger population from the Las Vegas area but its not limited to local kids. Future Law students may look into UNLV and the rising Boyd School of Law. As mentioned students looking into Hotel Management I definitely recommend UNLV's world renowned program. The history department is also currently rising up and is developing a close association with the Brookings Institute, a Washington think tank. The Business school is AACSB accredited and it is also one of the only schools in the world thats has a dual accreditation for the college and specialized fields of accounting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off too much. I mean, it is college and with a lower quantity but higher quality of assignments its easy to forget and get wrapped up in other things besides school. The city has a lot to offer as means of entertainment and the campus has just as much to offer in helping you through your courses.

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount I'm learning and the amount I'm paying I do think I'm getting the bang for my buck. With a great base of professors and so many on campus facilities to help succeed (counselors, tutoring, writing center) I feel that my tuition is not being wasted.

    Am enjoying being here

    UNLV takes alot of flack from local high school students because everyone wants the college experience, but this school has pleasantly surprised me. Besides the inevitable budgets cuts that a down economy has put upon the school, the programs here are pretty good. The Law school is 78th in the nation and the Hotel Administration program is one of the best in the world. The city itself is a great place to live. Besides the nightlife (when you turn 21), Runnin Rebel Basketball and other sports are always fun to go see, as well as the plethora of concert venues that are just down the street.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors I have taken really have a passion for what they teach. Of course you'll run into the professors the student body isn't fond of but thats a given at any campus. My experience with student teachers has also been a good one. The student teachers really relate to the students and also strive to be successful with their teaching.

  • 06/15/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    9 out of 14 people found this review useful. 6 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    hotel management and travel and toursim

  • 12/09/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 7 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hard work is required at UNLV. Most professors assign a lot of homework, so you need to have your priorities straight & stay focused in order to succeed. The Lied library is a great place to go in order to study. It's usually pretty busy, so I would advise finding your own quiet spot within the library in order to concentrate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you enroll on myUNLV as soon as possible. Otherwise, you'll end up on a wait list for a class which you really need. Also, make sure you take placement tests for subjects in which they are available, or else you will end up in a class that is too easy or too hard for you.

    Bang for the buck

    UNLV is not the cheapest school around, but I think that for it's price, you get a lot. As I said before, the staff is very helpful & cooperative. Everyone at UNLV is willing to help you with whatever you need. As an in-state student not living on campus, I think my tuition rates are great. Out-of-state is pretty expensive, but that's how it is a most universities. UNLV is worth the expense & I am sure that I will be glad I decided to go here.

    Will enjoy being here

    I have been to the campus several times for appointment & such. The students were all very nice, as I had to stop & ask for directions several times. The staff was very helpful & cooperative. The campus itself is beautiful, & the student union is awesome, as is the library.

    Will learn a lot

    I am already enrolled at UNLV to begin my first semester in the Spring of 2011. I have many friends who attended UNLV for the Fall semester & from what I have heard, the classes are packed full of learning experiences. They require much work, focus & concentration. The professors are very knowledgeable on the subjects which they teach, & they are willing help if you get lost. Overall, students at UNLV undoubtedly learn a lot in their time spent at the university.

  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 8 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're in the Fine Arts college, be patient with the campus, you will soon get to do what you want; but be patient because this is a growing Fine Arts department. My advice is to save up your money as much as you can so that you may buy your own equipment because most of the equipment provided by the school is only for school work. If you want to independently do your work, have your own equipment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get so wrapped up on being 21 in Las Vegas. Take your time and enjoy yourself while you're still under 21. Have fun and stay out of trouble.

    Am enjoying being here

    Not much to do in Las Vegas unless you are 21 and have money and a car!

    Am learning a lot

    Just meeting new people and getting to know a different world is a huge learning experience. The curriculum of my classes are really challenging.

  • 08/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 9 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is wonderful for students who plan on going into the hotel business. They have a whole major set aside for just that. If the hotel industry interests you, it is perfect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose a well-funded major, if you don't you stand the chance of getting second-rate everything for the same tuition as those who chose a well-funded one.

    Bang for the buck

    It would be much worse if I were an out-of-state student. The education is not worth the tuition. Especially with all the budget cuts.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was born and raised in this city. I want to get out of here. Going to UNLV because the economy is below rock bottom is the worst possible reason to be at a school.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors live in a city where the economy is more important. They try, but it is not as personal as some other public universities

  • 01/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 10 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is great for all types of students, jocks, international students, etc. Diversity is definitely shown on campus, there are all types of students attending this university. Like any other place, some departments do have more funding then others but everyone just has to work with what they are offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest insight tip that I have for prospective students is to become involved on campus. That is the key to having an enjoyable college experience. As far as academics go, form study sessions and use all of the resources the Academic Success Center on campus offers. Professors are also there to help, although they may seem intimidating at times, they're probably the best resource you can have. Stay on top of your game and you'll be fine.

    Bang for the buck

    The price of the university is extremely efficient, especially if you are an in-state student. Not only does the Millenium Scholarship cover a good portion of tuition, but if you add that with other scholarships you can go without paying out of pocket. Students do get their money's worth and in my opinion more because of these price benefits.

    Am enjoying being here

    UNLV is very practical and has provided me with the proper learning experience. It has also enabled me to keep a well functioning job at the university. The only criticism that I do have to say on this topic is that because many do not live on campus, many are not as involved with campus events. I for one would like to become more involved with on-campus activities, such as clubs or other organizations. You have to make your college experience what you want it to be.

    Am learning a lot

    The learning experience is quite beneficial, even though many would think being an in-state student doesn't give anyone an advantage. I would have to disagree with many who think that way. I can say that my entrance into UNLV was a pleasant surprise because I have learned more than what I initially expected. The professors have all been extremely motivated to teach and provide an enjoyable learning environment. So far as a sophomore at UNLV I am quite pleased with the learning that I have experienced thus far.

  • 09/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 11 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I would say this school is great for business and hospitality students... not so much for fine arts students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs! Clubs are always the best way to meet people and create new friendships. Despite the fact that UNLV does not have a lot of tradition... you can still make the best of it by finding opportunities to meet new people and enrich your experience here.

    Bang for the buck

    UNLV is definitely a bang for the buck especially when you have the Millennium Scholarship along with other financial aid. I have not paid for one cent for UNLV and have gained so much.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at UNLV, but the reason why is because I involve myself with the clubs that are offered here. Otherwise, it is very difficult to network and find people to meet and create new friendships with.

    Am learning a lot

    As a film major--no I have not learned a lot. I have taken 7 film classes and only one of them was not focused around lectures. In my general education classes though, I am learning quite a lot of new things, but this also comes along with which teacher you have and how good they are. For that, I usually take recommendations from my friends or look at ratemyprofessors.com

  • 06/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For students who want that in between. Where you can have small classes but also larger ones if wanted. Where the campus isn't small, but isn't to overwhelmingly large either. You can be apart of clubs and events, but you don't feel ostracized if you aren't. It's for students who don't want to pay a ridiculously amount of money for a good school that offers a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    The thing I recommend most is being involved, but that would apply for any where you go. Take part in class and make friends. Having a friend in your class is helpful for when you miss a class or need someone to study with or get help with homework. Take part in events on campus. If you don't want to be in a club, there are always things you can attend. Also, make use of the gym! It's already paid for in your tuition. The gym practically has everything and they also offer a variety of classes to take.

    Bang for the buck

    For those students who are already living in the Las Vegas area UNLV is worth the price tag (And it is for those who aren't in the area). It is a bit more expensive than CSN or Nevada State but at the same time you are getting more out of UNLV. With a larger campus, faculty, classes, students, and social events. The cost is cut down by a lot if you are planning to not live on campus, which if you are looking to go out of state will dramatically increase how much you are paying. When it comes to the text books you can usually get by with finding used textbooks online. I've gotten by with borrowing books from friends who have already taken the class. And you can always find people who are looking to sell theirs for cheap.

    Am enjoying being here

    To be honest I wasn't expecting that much from going to UNLV. I thought I was just going to get my degree and to be done with it. Though, it ended up being something completely different. The campus seems to always have something to do between classes. From lying out on the grassy areas, sitting in the WHI building where there is this little waterfall, hanging out in the SU, or at the coffee bean. If you are wanting to get off campus there is the strip near by. As for activities on campus there a lot of clubs to get involved with and if you aren't looking to join a club, there are always events going on. Two of which I absolutely loved where Take Back the Night and Homelessness Week.

    Am learning a lot

    I learned more than I expected I would in my first year at UNLV. Not just from the courses I took but also the events held on campus. The Professors all were enthusiastic about the subjects they taught and applied what they were teaching to everyday life. They are willing to talk one-on-one after class and help you out when needed. The classes vary in size, which was nice for the different types of learning environments. The events on campus are what pushed the envelope for my learning. Many of the ones I attended raised awareness for Homelessness, Racial Minorities, Women’s rights, Gay rights, Disabled, and other minorities.

  • 01/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is great for students who want to have some fun along with getting a degree. You defiantly have to be motivated and really interested in your major because you are going to have to take a lot of classes. if you like basketball then come here, our teams are really great, the last time I checked our Men's Basketball team was nationally ranked 20th in the nation. The University’s Hotel College I ranked number one in the country and the city of Las Vegas is an amazing place to study Architecture so if you're a student interrested in those areas then check out the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you were ever the big fish in a little pond, involved in tons of clubs and activities, get ready for a huge change. This school has 28,000 students, don't burn out then flunk out. This college runs on the semester system but the semester is gone in a blink, one minute it’s your fist day and the next its tome for midterms and then finals. If you plan on coming here try not to get caught up in the party mentality, remember that you are here for school and not to party in sin city. Make sure to check out the campus and see if you like it here, its the desert so it gets hotter then hot and colder then cold.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is rather expensive if you are out-of-state student. This semester I am paying over $13,000 for 13 credits but the different colleges at UNLV offer a range of scholarships. I would really look into the Good Neighbor Policy and Western Undergraduate Exchange if you are from CA, or any other state next to Nevada. Even though I am paying $33,000 a year to attend UNLV I feel like I'm getting my money's worth, it all depends on your major, and UNLV is great for Hotel and those studying some form of architecture. There are a lot of classes required for some majors, some of the students’ even joke that UNLV stands for U Never Leave Vegas.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really like being at UNLV. The dorms are nice, some a little nicer than others, I live in the Dayton Complex which is the newest. You can find a wide range of housing types we have international housing, Honors College, major orientated, 21 and over, and an all women's floor. There are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved on campus and in the community. Every semester they have a time when the campuses clubs set up tables for students to see what the campus has to offer. There are movie nights, rebel after dark events (its games, food, crafts, and sometimes there are performers), and open mic nights at a coffee shop across the street. Las Vegas caters to people 21 and older but if you not 21 there are still a lot of things to do.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm a first year architecture student in the college of fine arts. I have only been attending classes for a semester but I like it. The professors I've had wanted to see their students succeed and we were always encouraged to talk with them on a one on one basis. The Graduate Assistants that I had were really nice and dedicated to helping the students pass the class.

  • 04/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 14 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are outgoing and looking to enjoy college without being overwhelmed. Party people and scholars alike will find their future at UNLV.

    Tips for prospective students

    UNLV is a great place for students to work their way into the college experience. With money being tight, its an inexpensive way to get a good education. Definitely apply for scholarships and find out more about your major because there's so much to do and so many opportunities that you'll want to take more classes than you need.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to going out of state for college, UNLV is amazing for how much you pay. Studies even show that the in-state tuition here at UNLV is less than what other people pay to go to colleges in other states. For all that you are able to get at UNLV - the library, the rec center, all of the people and opportunities available - the cost is really inexpensive. If you're short on cash and looking to make the most of it, UNLV is the place for you.

    Am enjoying being here

    It may not be far from home, but this place is definitely fun. UNLV has a great location for doing things off campus, and the activities on campus are great if you're willing to get to know people and get involved. Aside from fraternities and sororities, the different clubs that you can join really spice things up and get you both involved and having fun. Meet a few people here on campus and join a few clubs and you'll definitely make the most of your college experience.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the things that are being taught here are definitely new to me, and the teachers are really well versed in their fields. They being a lot to the table when they teach, and if you pay attention you can learn way more than what the textbooks can teach. Definitely a great place to expand your horizons and learn a thing or two while continuing your education.

  • 06/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 15 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    As someone who has family in Las Vegas and works full time, this is a commuter school. If you are comfortable with the commute, this is a good place for you. If you are looking for the college experience this might not be ideal. The dorm life is less than ideal and there simply isn't the school spirit or unity that most think of when they dream of going off to college.

    Tips for prospective students

    My number one tip would be to know what you want. As you explore, try to keep a goal in mind. With the difficulties UNLV faces it is very easy to drag on your college experience and get stuck. If you have a plan, stay organized, and seek the most out of your years in college, you will succeed.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition continues to increase, and sadly the quality of our education continues to decrease due to the lack of funding. Our quality of professors declines every year and so do our opportunities for scholarships and grants.

    Am enjoying being here

    Obviously this is a personal opinion. I am thankful with where I am at and for the opportunity to receive higher education, but I very much would enjoy attending a different university with more funding and more opportunities.

    Am learning a lot

    UNLV is a school that has a lot to offer, but sadly because of how underfunded it is, the actual learning that takes place is going to depend on the student and how much you want to succeed. I have learned a great deal due to my own desire to learn, but the classes themselves will not provide you with the necessary tools to learn.

  • 07/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Greatest tip is to just stay organized. Keep all papers, notes, worksheets, everything possible to help study off of when midterms and finals come around. Use resources that are available at the campus: tutor buildings, the library, and computer labs. Do not be afraid to have an individual meeting with your instructor. They are more than willing to help in any area of that subject that one may be struggling in. It may seem intimidating at first, but it will be worth it in the end. Keep track of due dates, exam dates, and manage time wisely for better results.

    Bang for the buck

    UNLV is certainly not cheap, but their prices are reasonable for what a student signs up for.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment at UNLV is quite enjoyable. There are numerous events that occur throughout the campus every week. With these events, they give the opportunity to experience what is available on campus, and sometimes even let students step out of reality to relieve a little stress, such as playing games for prizes. UNLV also respects their students' academic careers and provide more than one place for students to study and do work, along with the technology if needed.

    Am learning a lot

    All colleges are similar in the way that they are a challenge. UNLV is no exception when wanting to learn as much as possible. There are many instructors who are very intelligent when it comes to their field. Some are a little more expectant of the students to do more academic activity outside the classroom rather than the class itself. However, they are very willing to help when a student is in need, but the student must put the effort in meeting with their instructor as well to get the extra help. One can learn in numerous ways rather than just sitting and reading straight from the textbook, if that is not the preferred way to learn. Instructors may also have slides, interactive activities, and the campus also holds tutoring for some subjects. Meeting new people in the class can also give the opportunity to create study groups.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Top Notched. Always police around to insure your safety and to help out even if it's just to escort you to a class if you get lost. You will NEVER feel unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    One word.....LOVE. Every individual chapter can stand alone but no matter what we are always united. You never see just the Delta Zetas or Alpha Gamma Deltas, etc hanging out only with their kind, they're always inter mingled. if you're a Greek no matter your letters, we are all family! Greek life here is like no other campus. And we often do have new chapters join our campus. This Fall '12 we are proud to welcome Tri Sigma. Definitely don't be afraid to go Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    WAY TOO MANY TO LIST!!! But believe me when I say it brilliant. And if you are interested in Greek life, honestly we have the best. We have many different Greek chapters but the difference is instead of always competing and being enemies or having a fear of hazing we truly are all one big happy Greek family. The chemistry is like that with all groups on campus. UNLV is the ultimate school to get involved in whethers going Greek, writing for the school paper, or being involved in student politics.

    Great for these types of students

    ANY AND ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!!!! If you're into urban affairs, liberal arts, business, or hospitality, or even law than I would definitely come here. Best of the best. Oh and dont forget opur performing arts majors.....half the campus is dedicated to you through Ham Hall. Oh and our sciences are top notch. Astronomy & engineering are amazing. Basically everything for everyone. Come one come all!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many traditions we have like Premier night which is a huge food and concert like festival with free shirts, and fireworks and all that jazz to welcome back the students. Super fun. We also have a lot of Greek life events and traditions that go on. & the Lied library aka Club Lied is definitely the spot to hangout. it is not your typical library. It's actually fun and high tech.

    Bang for the buck

    UNLV is still one of the most affordable schools around. & depending on your major it truly is as good as some of the ivy leagues in my opinion. You definitely get a lot of bang for your buck. By far a great investment.

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do for fun. There are always activities and events going on around campus especially if your involved in our organizations on campus or in greek life. Also you're minutes away from the strip, which has many fun options. Vegas is very fun. There are always cheap concerts going around, food festivals. And of course don't forget the basketball games! Amazing fun. Oh and did I mention a lot of high important people like to drop by, like the president, Nobel prize winners, celebrities, and anyone you can think of. I just saw Obama this summer. Amazing!

    Food and Dining

    The Student Union offers a great place to dine along with our dining commons however it can get boring fast or may not satisfy your taste buds if you picky. But there are a ton of food places across the street or next to UNLV. And seriously some hidden gems like Stephano's Mediterranean grill. Too die for food. And everything is fairly priced. Also the strip is only 5 mins away, so if you have a taste for gourmet you are sure to be satisfied.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is essential here. & the dorms are really excellent and decked out. I personally dont live in a dorm because i reside with my parents but I am always sneaking in the dorms to visit my friends. ITs actually a great hangout spot. & the security is top notch & there are 24/7 help desk always.

    Academic Rigor

    There are tons of different classes that help you to excell and gain new perspective. We really have some of the greatest professors ever. They all seem very willing to help you out & understand your own needs. This is a school where you can take an exam and then have an intellectual discussion over coffee with your professor afterwards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule a tour around campus, and talk to the students to get a feel of what life is like. Try attending an event and see if you can feel that burning Rebel passion. Also do research. UNLV has been climbing the charts when it comes to great universities. We have the top Hospitality program in the world, our law school is in the top 10, our journalism and media studies program is top of the line, our basketball team is top 5 in the nation now, and so much more. Also there are sooooooo many organizations to get invovled in. Just take some time out to visit. Or try just one semester. You will be glad you chose it as your undergraduate college.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is an amazing diverse and active campus. There is always some going on which leads to many ways to get involved. The passion at this school is amazing and UNLV is really a best kept secret.

  • 12/24/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 236

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    Great for these types of students

    I would say it is great for any type of student that is looking for a diverse campus. Also for those of you who love exercising for it is a pretty big campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask questions. The people at UNLV are there to help. Remember we were not born knowing everything so ask questions. Also give yourself sometime to explore the campus, whether it is during you lunch time or after your day is done. It is good to explore and learn about your surroundings and the opportunities the campus has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    There are scholarship opportunities here at UNLV. Though I am not the indicated to well inform you on them, since I am still learning about my these opportunities UNLV offers. Though if you wish more information feel free to visit our website unlv.edu

    Am enjoying being here

    I am a resident of Las Vegas,Nevada and I know it is a desert out here. However when you are at UNLV you can escape a bit from that desert environment one is used to being surrounded. What I mean with escape from it a bit, is that as there are trees and grassy areas at the campus there are also desert landscapes. I am also amazed at the things we have here like our gym, student union, free museum and many other things you can go or do here. UNLV as many opportunities just look for them and you will find them.

    Am learning a lot

    This is my first year at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Just took four classes this semester and phewww learned a lot. UNLV has many subjects to pick from and extracurricular activities too. I am a person that likes to stay well informed and I still have to learn many things. Do not worry though there are people that can help you,it is just all up to you to make an effort and look and listen to them.

  • 09/05/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 19 of 236

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    Great for these types of students

    As I said, it is good for local students, who have Millennium, and who only care about a degree, not about quality of education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose another school. Seriously though, the big thing you have to know if you are coming here is don't wait. I don't mean don't wait to come here, I mean don't wait for anything. Register for classes ASAP. Straighten out financial aid ASAP. Make sure your admission documents are in order ASAP. Everything should be done an ungodly amount of time before it needs to be, because this school has a tendency to be... not so good with paperwork.

    Bang for the buck

    Here is UNLV's shining area. It is cheap. No, it is dirt cheap. That is, if you went to high school in Las Vegas. If you are an out of state student, avoid this school like the plague. However, if you go to a Las Vegas high school and qualify for the Guinn Millennium Scholarship, you will pay only 1500-2500 dollars per semester, which is far below average. In other words, if you are local, have that scholarship, and only care about getting a degree so you can go to grad school, this is the place. But don't expect to have a exceptional learning environment.

    Did enjoy being here

    I hated UNLV with a passion. Generally, I don't find that the major problem with an institution is the support staff, but it is here. The professors need work, but there are some great classes. However, the support staff is by far the worst of any school I have heard of. For example, there are 3-4 counselors that work in the financial aid office at a time. The problem is that there are 30,000 students. There simply are not enough people working in these offices to help the number of students at the school. I also found that the ones that are working there, often know very little about UNLV policies. I spent 6 months trying to get my graduation application to go through because I was the only one that actually knew the policies regarding transfer students.

    Did learn a lot

    UNLV was reminiscent of a high school math course. You go through the motions of learning, but most of the professors just don't understand what it necessary to truly teach the material. Generally, you will have a million slide shows that are vague, and either completely restate what is in the textbook word for word or contradict the textbook to the point that you don't know what will be tested. I have even had a professor consistently contradict a textbook that he wrote himself. In other words, if your goal in college is to get a degree, this school is fine. If your goal in college is to learn, choose another school.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 236

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are athletic, outgoing, likes to meet new friends, and finally wants to be a leader. UNLV is definitely the best university for you

    Tips for prospective students

    Check rate-my-professor.com for the best professors to take in UNLV. Make appointment with your advisor as soon as class registration open to claim class spot or else you will have a messy schedule

    Bang for the buck

    The best parties are hold here! The most adventurous clubs and awesome clubs and sports are available. The people you meet here will be your life long future friends

    Am enjoying being here

    The offered extracurricular activities are so much, it' hard to pick just one or two. Students are able to attempt leadership roles at first experience and meet friends in class and outside of class.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are the best resources for you to learn anything you don't understand or find it confusing. The classes are list in the syllabus,so that students will know exactly what it's due and when it's due. A student will learn new materials each class and it's an experience you don't want to miss

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 236

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    Great for these types of students

    Business majors and Hospitality majors are guaranteed to have more experience related to their careers than any other student just because they are located near the infamous area in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Strip. They have more job opportunities and connections that awaits for these students while they are taking classes at the school or even after when they graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas can be the perfect university for you depending on what you want to gain out of your college experiences. From academics, friends, and connection, UNLV can be the second home you need and want. A tip to any prospective student is to take a visit down to the university and breathe in the numerous memories you will be making if/when you start attending there.

    Bang for the buck

    I must say, there are certain fees that I still don't understand because the prices are so high. The cost of the book needed for a certain class is painful to see.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being a student at UNLV because of all the resources, connections, and the experiences that I have gained. Each and every day is always interesting and different.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors on campus really have changed my life in one way or another. Each professor had their arms opened out for any guidance and advice that I may need. The lessons taught at the University are very balanced, interesting, and worth taking.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 236

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get your books from online schools. make sure you ask about your transcripts because they can loose them and then you wait 3 months and have to resubmit and wait another 3 months. Be prepared for classes to get cancelled because of funding.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 236

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    Campus Safety

    There's emergency call boxes everywhere on campus and cops that still ride horses. The police are constantly staying in touch with students through email, keeping them updated and aware. The campus is almost always busy, but there are those areas deep into the campus that should be avoided at night because there are no lights and drunk bums tend to sneak onto campus, but are almost always caught.

    Greek Life

    Sororities and fraternities hold many events throughout the academic school year. They are always taking up room in front of the Student Union with their big booths and signs. I've personally never attended and avoided them at all costs because it gets pretty busy.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many opportunities to join clubs and activities all over the campus. There's a club for everybody! Whether it's your scholarly merit or your heritage, there is a place you will enjoy yourself and feel welcomed. The SWRC (Student Wellness & Recreation Center) has many trips out to Red Rock and nearby locations for various outdoor activities. Most of them cost money, but there are quite a few free classes that are held at the SWRC like cycling, yoga, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Las Vegas is extremely diverse and there is always something for everyone. Clubs, activities, sports, and events are all made to fit to your needs and interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a garden between the WRI building and the Marjorie Barrick Museum. It's beautiful, but if you're allergic to pollen or bees, I suggest you avoid this area at all costs. Traditions include annual events and sports! UNLV always keeps you updated somehow so you won't ever miss out.

    Bang for the buck

    Never buy anything on campus! There's always online and stores all over Vegas to get a better deal. But definitely take advantage of the free stuff they give you at their free events.

    What to do for fun

    Two words: the Strip. No, I'm kidding. There's so many options for fun. UNLV holds free events for students like Rebel's After Dark, Movies that Matter, gallery openings, job fairs, and more. There's activities and classes at the Student Wellness & Recreation Center and there are clubs you can join as well. Just walking around is pretty fun because the architecture is amazing.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to choose from along Maryland Parkway. There's a mall nearby and so many plazas filled with so many different kinds of restaurants. Authentic Mexican, Japanese, Korean, and Greek are just to name a few!

    Dorm Life

    From what I can see, the dorm life is up to par. I haven't heard a single bad thing about it. Even friends who are born and raised here took a year out of their free rent at their parents house to living in the dorms. I'm guessing it was the food?

    Academic Rigor

    UNLV brings in a diversity of professors with all different kinds of backgrounds. Professors have been immersed into their field and provide exceptional knowledge from their experiences. Those particular kinds of professors will challenge you to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    When choosing professors, go for the elder ones. I don't mean any offense or am discriminating. I just found it more challenging from professors who have more experience in their field. TA's (teaching assistants) are students getting their master's so they have their academic life to worry about as well. Also, take advantage of all the free events they hold because they almost always give out free stuff too. The campus is pretty huge so you should always have someone with you as well, especially during the night. And always get to class early if you're parking! The parking garage will always fill up within 15-20 minutes of class starting. It saved me from being late and always getting the seat I wanted in class!

    In three sentences

    I have a love-hate relationship with UNLV as I pretty much do with anything. The good definitely outweighs the bad though. It's virtually impossible to sum up my experience at UNLV in only three sentences!

  • 08/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 236

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    Great for these types of students

    Hospitality, Hotel Management, Food and Beverage programs

    Tips for prospective students

    Disciple, no matter what you do, you shouldn't just skate through. Make an honest effort to improve yourself as an intellectual person, rather than simply looking for a means to an end.

    Bang for the buck

    As for Traditional Colleges in Las Vegas go; It's probably the best considering its the only one that isn't specifically oriented towards a certain trade, aside from Hospitality. Although it has gotten a little pricier to attend with a full-time credit list.

    Am enjoying being here

    The instructors are generally polite and knowledgeable about their subjects (so long as the class is not short staffed and the instructor ends up being a student themselves). Students can be often friendly but you have to make a effort to find some study-buddies

    Am learning a lot

    College is what you make of it, Indeed if you are committed to study no matter where you go you will learn a lot, just don't expect UNLV to twist your arm or give you a handout without effort. As a foreign language and liberal arts student there isn't as much offered when compared to Hotel Management or Hospitality, but there is some programs out there if you take the time to ask around.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 236

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    Tips for prospective students

    I highly encourage prospective students to apply for the Honors College, a college within the college. You can find out more about it at UNLV's website. Also, students who do enroll at UNLV should look out for the Financial Aid office. They are almost impossible to get a hold of and scholarships may take FOREVER to process.

    Bang for the buck

    I do not live on campus, so all I have to pay for is tuition. It is fairly cheap and manageable. Payment plans are available!

    Am enjoying being here

    To be honest, this was my last choice on my list. However, you have to make the most of your college experience. If you are a Las Vegas resident who is unable to go out of state for college, try UNLV and try to make it an enjoyable experience for yourself. It wouldn't hurt to try!

    Am learning a lot

    Of course, depending on the professors you have and the courses you take, you will get an enjoyable and enriching experience at UNLV. I have taken summer courses at UNLV and I will be an incoming freshman this fall. My teachers for those courses were, for the most part, very helpful and knowledgeable.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 236

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    What to do for fun

    the campus has its own gym. they also offer fitness classes which are very fun and you can attend them with your friends. the student union is the place where everybody hangs out.

    Food and Dining

    the food is good!

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are nice and its fun!

    Academic Rigor

    awesome!

    Tips for prospective students

    it is not a very big campus but it has a lot to offer its students.

    In three sentences

    it is a nice campus with lots of different architecture. every building looks different. teachers are very nice to their students and know how to explain very well.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 236

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    Campus Safety

    i feel super safe on campus. there are call boxes everywhere and they email you security alerts to let you know what is happening on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    theatre kids unite! unlv has a great theatre program and is really helpful at teaching in a safe environment. theatre students are required to go to the shows and may even get to work them but you form great connections that will last a lifetime.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i don't know any unusual traditions, but i do know of an unusual location. i like to call it the echo circle. there is a place near the science buildings on a less occupied part of campus, where if you stand directly in the center of the circle and speak it echos back. the first time i tried this it was very eerie. it was later pointed out to me that the reason the voice echos is because it is hollow under the benches. regardless of how it works it's a great place to practice speeches or just mess around with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    though i love our bookstore, they are way overpriced. a tank top that has unlv stamped on it costs about 25 dollars. luckily their is a target less than a block away from campus that sells rebel gear for half of that. (wal-mart is a great place to look as well) as for books research your options before you purchase. i spent about 200 dollars on my french books for fren 113 and another girl only spent 13 cents for her main book. trust me when i say learn to shop around!

    What to do for fun

    go to school events. students get free tickets to home games and are encouraged to go at least once. the su is a great place to meet up with friends. there is always something going on in the theatre department. students only have to pay 11 dollars to go to the shows.

    Food and Dining

    unlv has a ton of food opportunities to offer. the student union, or su, offers many dining options and is similar to a food court at the mall but less sketchy. the dining commons, or dc, costs about eight bucks to get in and is an all you can eat buffet where you can order food hot off the grill. unlv has two einstein's bagels on campus, one in the gym and one in the engineering building. they also have many food choices across the street from campus that include, chipotle, pita pit, porta subs, mcdonalds, jack in the box, del taco, cafe rio, paymon's, and more. needless to say you will not starve at unlv.

    Dorm Life

    unfortunately i commute to school so i can't give any helpful information on dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    classes range in size, however, regardless of size the instructors at unlv stress the importance of studying on your own as well as in the class. in english 101 you read about an article or chapter a night and write four major papers. in math 120 you pretty much repeat everything you learned from high school algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and probability. you want to make sure you read what classes are required for your major so you don't waste money for something that doesn't help you work towards a degree. advisors are super helpful at helping you come up with an action plan to graduate within five years or less depending on how hard you want to work.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved as soon as possible. unlv is known as a commuter school, this means that most students go to campus for class and little else. the more involved you get the better college experience you will have. the best place to study is the fourth floor of the library. students can acquire free tutoring by going to the academic building. students should also get to know people in their department because they will be spending the next four years with them. take a minimum of 15 credits. by taking 15 credits instead of the required 12 you allow yourself a little wiggle room in case you need to drop, this will also help you graduate on time.

    In three sentences

    unlv has a gorgeous campus that will make you forget you are in las vegas. they offer tons of free tutoring opportunities and studying locations. overall attending unlv is a pleasant experience.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 236

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    Campus Safety

    Everywhere you go there is either a campus police a camera or a emergency phone booth. I have never had any problems or felt uncomfortable living on campus or walking back from the library late at night. With the right precautions anyone should always take everywhere and the amount of security on campus it wasn't ever an issue for me.

    Greek Life

    There are multiple chapters to be able to get involved with. If you want to make the best out of it you have to put effort into being apart of it. If you have time to be around your chapter and help with philanthropies, organizing events and just going out of your way to do something then you'll have an amazing time. A lot of the events are worth it too, like the philanthropies each chapter puts on to help an organization in need and the events you attend are spectacular. The sororities on campus are very well diverse and you really fall in love with the one you choose and the fraternities are very close brothers to each other and each are unique in a way. It's a great way to get a college experience in and keep it going after college. But the best thing I thought was if you have a hard time being away from home it's always great to have some people to fall back onto to help you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always people around campus trying to get you to join in on something whether its fliers for a dunk tank to raise money or a group trying to get a team together for intramural games. There is also always free classes in the gym to go do like spin, yoga or just go relax in one of the pools.

    Great for these types of students

    I think its great for all types of students. out of state, in state and from all over. Its a well diverse school and you will find people that relate to you if you really look. It's not very close to the country so if you hate the city it's a little bit harder for you, and me. But it's still enjoyable and well rounded.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a HeyReb statue on the east side of campus going towards the theater rooms and a lot of times it's said that if your feeling nervous for a test people will go over and rub him for good luck. I still have yet to try it, but it's worth a try.

    Bang for the buck

    The school offers a lot of discount cards the beginning of the year they hand out to students a lot of people don't get them but I do. You can get buy one get one free on food near campus and cheap show tickets for shows like the BlueMan Group. Also, the best burger places are literally almost on campus and you will learn to save so you can go eat sushi a few times a month. A lot of the restaurants around school offer UNLV student discounts its awesome!!

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of different things to do for fun. Depending on the type of person you are there is a four story gym on campus, free to full time students, and also offers intramural teams each season that you can sign up for. SO FUN! Around the school there isn't too much that is walking distance, but a mile away is the Las Vegas Strip. There is roller coasters and restaurants for younger students and clubs for 21+ students. But if your an outdoors person there is Lake Mead down the highway that is gorgeous and Red Rock canyon which is pretty much for people who don't hike to extreme go getter's who want a challenge. There is also Greek Life that you can get involved with to meet new individuals and join a close group of people to help you and be a pseudo family for you away from home.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining commons mostly used by the students in the dorms because they get a meal plan, but the food is pretty diverse. It has good quality food and is changed up everyday in different areas so you don't get too bored with it. There is also a good amount of places to eat around campus such as Starbucks, Einstein bagels, Greens-to-go, Subway and more. But also the campus is walking distance to students local favorite spots to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not to big of a fan on the dorm life because there isn't a kitchen in the rooms, but they are quaint and spaced out enough that you and your roommate (if you have one) have your own space. There not super huge or anything spectacular but they really help you to get to know other students and make friends fast. Also, there is quiet areas so if you can't study in your room there are study rooms available that you can go into at anytime to finish your assignments. RA's are pretty good about helping you out with any situation you have and the buildings are monitored and locked all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    As lower classman the school work is what I would say is an introduction to the college life. The undergraduate teachers are a little more lenient about what type of homework you are assigned and they try to make it fair for you to be able to complete the assignment. Sometimes you catch a hardcore professor that can really make it challenging for you but class mates are usually nice enough to help out or 2nd floor in the library is a tutoring area for every subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking for a University that is very diverse and offers a lot of opportunities in multiple industries to help you jump start your career early this is a great college. It's located in a great area to help you decide what you really want to do after college and there is always someone that can help you with anything. From tutoring in the library to reviews with your teachers they want you to succeed if you put effort out to try to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere for students that are serious about studying and getting a degree. One of the top colleges for Hotel Management and has amazing variety of majors to offer. Has one of the biggest Libraries on the West Coast that does sure come in handy during finals week to make everything so much easier.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 236

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    Greek Life

    UNLV has all 9 Black Greek Sororities and Fraternities, and hundreds and hundreds of NPHC Sororities and Fraternities as well.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can go to the dollar movie theatre, hang out in the student union, which also has a game room, visit the library, attend games, play intramural sports like volleyball, basketball, etc, join organizations or create your own organizations.

    Food and Dining

    Great selections to choose from for both the healthy and unhealthy eaters.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm adviser's are easy to contact. Security enforces cameras, assigned ID cards for entering and exiting dorms, and study rooms are located inside the dorms as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    UNLV prides itself on making sure students excel, with that being said your studies are very important and they do deliver tough love, so make sure you study and complete your assignments in a timely fashion.

    In three sentences

    This university is very resourceful. UNLV has a beautiful campus. UNLV offers many majors.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 236

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had any sort of campus safety problem. Campus police will usually send emails to all students as tests for real safety concerns should any arise in the future.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs and organizations, but not as active as other school organizations may be.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to experience life alone and have some fun.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're not living on campus the classes don't cost that much, considering the lower rank of the school. But if you are I would think again.

    What to do for fun

    Get into clubs and other organizations to have fun on campus. If you're twenty-one and over you have the strip a couple minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety of food from taco bell to subway to panda express. There's also a starbucks and a jamba juice in the student union.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live there, but I'm assuming it would be a good experience living on campus.d

    Academic Rigor

    It's a good school, but the rigor is not on the level with other higher-rated schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want the college experience live on campus, otherwise explore other options.

    In three sentences

    It has great facilities. Seems more like a commute school. Some student involvement.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 236

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is great I always feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is plentiful and diverse.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a great many diverse clubs. There are clubs for all types and if you cannot find a club you like, it is easy to start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all types of students. No one student is treated preferentially.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition on campus is premier UNLV that takes place every fall.

    Bang for the buck

    The biggest bang for the buck on campus is at the Dining Commons since it is a buffet and they give out a coupon at the beginning of each semester allowing you to get in for only $4 plus tax.

    What to do for fun

    There are great places to go for fun. One great place is the gym and the pool offered in the student health and wellness center. Another great place to go is the arcade room in the student union.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Commons is a great place to have lunch. The food offered in the student union is diverse and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I do not have a lot of experience with the dorms other then knowing that they are expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers will challenge you but are always willing to help you understand the concepts.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips for prospective students are to walk around campus before classes start to learn where you will be attending class. Another suggestion is to create study groups to help you understand tough materials.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada of Las Vegas is a great school with great professors. The school has a great gym and indoor pool for those fitness minded students. The school also has some great outdoor areas to relax and study when the weather permits.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 236

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has a very safe feel, especially with its open environment. I have never felt insecure and going on campus is a safe and friendly experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    Currently not in any clubs, mostly keep to myself, but I have not heard anything negative.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to get into business management would benefit from this school, because of the high demand in the hotel and casino industry.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many students wear the colors of the school and support the basketball team for its success, often the competition with UNR is exciting and invigorating.

    Bang for the buck

    Good school and provides students with the opportunity to learn and make progress towards their goals and degree.

    What to do for fun

    The campus itself has a nice safe policy of no substances on campus, but because of its location in Las Vegas for those over the age of 21 the possibilities and opportunity for fun at night is endless.

    Food and Dining

    There is an abundance of food available on campus and around it. There are a lot of unique hole in the wall spots that are great to eat in between classes or simply to hang out with friends, definitely a great food area.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure how the dorm life on campus is, because I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    By applying yourself in the classes and putting forth effort it is very easy to receive a good grade in classes. All of the information is available by professors, it is just up to the student to take the time and do the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to save money then the UNLV campus is a safe way to go with in-state tuition. It is a nice transition from attending community colleges, and helps to take steps closer to achieving a degree.

    In three sentences

    The campus is easy to navigate and friendly to newer students with a helpful staff. It provides nice exposure to the next level of education, and is spacious. Friendly fellow students add to the experience.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 236

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    Campus Safety

    Campus cops almost everywhere but as you get to know them their pretty cool too

    Greek Life

    not into greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    Sport clubs and department major clubs

    Great for these types of students

    i wouldn't say great but its good to get experience in life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing very unusual except the sororities and faternities partys

    Bang for the buck

    determines if you really want to learn and if its worth the cost

    What to do for fun

    going to the student wellness recreation center to workout

    Food and Dining

    food is great different options to choose from

    Dorm Life

    mature individuals not a party school like some of the other universities

    Academic Rigor

    the professors are very dedicated to helping their students to pass the course

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your FAFSA really recommend it, and it can be very useful at times we're at with our economy

    In three sentences

    Its a great school the business department is really great. What I like most is the diversity of students, and how we connect well with everyone. The professors are very helpful and willing to help you as much as they can for you to pass the class

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 236

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    What to do for fun

    On campus, there are clubs: academic and sometimes the Dining Commons is turned into a club. There are also school events, the school gets really hyped up during the basketball season. If you like to stay in shape, you can always hit up the Recreational Center. Off campus, the experience is different depending on if you are legal or not.

    Food and Dining

    Some people like the dining commons food, some don't, you have to try it for yourself. If you don't want DC food, you can go to Subway, Panda Express or Taco Bell, etc. There are also off campus options that are in walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    It is really easy to make friends. If you don't get along well with strangers, dorm in a single. You get a big room to yourself if you get a single. If you dorm with a stranger you get to make a new friend. There are activities for the residents, so make sure you are around to join in. There are three separate dorms, this my opinion based on mine.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because it is Vegas doesn't mean you are automatically going to get A's in all of your classes. The work is difficult, but it can be done if you dedicate time to your studies. The work varies by teacher and grade level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to live off campus, it is cheaper. Get a car or make friends with people that have cars. Stay on top of your studies, you can get distracted by the strip if you let it. Check out the campus before going there, it is big and your classes can be spread out, so be cautious of that.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a good school to begin and finish your college education. UNLV offers several different areas of concentration, you just have pick one that fits you and your plan for your future. UNLV can open the door to opportunities that you wouldn't or couldn't have at any other school.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is security constantly patroling the campus. There is no need to fear at anytime of the day on campus.

    Greek Life

    They are truly involved in making the school campus and community a better place.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have such a large variety of Organizations that meets the majority of individuals expectations.

    Great for these types of students

    All Kinds. Any. No matter where they're from.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go on the library computers and download music or play games. In addition the school has a game room where one can spend great quality time with friends. Another positive enjoyable way to have fun and relieve stress is the UNLV gym; I practically live there.

    Food and Dining

    The food variety is great, and their customer service is fabulous.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm at UNLV, but it looks tempting. The area is clean, safe, and close to areas where lots of people constantly walk by. I plan to dorm next year in the Fall.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes gradually become rigorous. Overall, its a piece of cake, one simply has to do the homework and pay attention in class. If in doubt, asking questions is the best solution.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Study Study!! Always do your assignments once they are assigned. Learn to balance your schedule. College is such an amazing experience, and it goes the way one wants it to be. In addition, always seek for help and ask questions. There will always be somebody to help.

    In three sentences

    The school is fabulous. I love how all the students are engaged in successful;ly finishing their degree, and most of all are helpful with one another. the environment at UNLV is shaped by the astounding proffessors, and kind faculty; I couldn't ask more from this diverse University.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 236

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    Bang for the buck

    SAVE, everything you can college is expensive. I'm talking about everything from books to online codes. Use outside sources to get your books like amazon, saved me $400.

    Food and Dining

    food is plentiful at UNLV. we have food in school, around school, we even have food in our gym! It can be packed; try to ignore the big lunch times like one and you'll be fine.

    Dorm Life

    don't live in the dorms but from my outside perspective they look nice! must be nice to go home between classes.

    Academic Rigor

    TEST, TEST, TEST, i cant tell you how important it is to study. Study like you never had before, once one test is out start studying for the rest. it will really get you ahead in everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    almost everyone fails their first exam in collage. Weather it's because your nervous or didn't study but don't let it bring you down. Its alot of pressure knowing 4 test determine your whole grade. Just take it one test at a time and keep going.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love my school, i give it a 10. although it is in a busy area there are safe cross walks and lots of food around my school :) yummy!

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 236

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    Campus Safety

    Okay. A couple bikes have gotten stolen, but other than that it is relatively safe here on campus. I feel safe walking at night. The police are always around. There are call buttons in case of an emergency. Directly off campus is a horrible neighborhood, but on campus is great considering the area of Vegas.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of clubs to join from the Anime club, to Bible groups, to a pizza club. Come on. Pizza? But that is the point. In college there is so much to offer. You have an interest, start a club if it's not already there. UNLV is huge on involvement in the community too. Don't be afraid to check them out as soon as you get here.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices for things are pretty great for in-state students. Even out of state, there's so much offered here that is paid for in the tuition. It really is amazing.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the library for fun. There's a game room in the Student Union. There is a gym that we get to go to for free if you are a full time student (it's paid for in your tuition). Even if you get bored on campus, we have the pinball hall of fame right down the street (get some geek on).

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. I like the dining commons quite a bit. Sometimes the food is a bit bland, hence only four stars, but I like it.

    Dorm Life

    I do not actually live in the dorms, so this is a review from my friends. Some dorms are nice, but depending on which one you live in, it might be bad. Dayton has a lot of parties and broken stuff, so everyone on that floor gets charged. UCC and Tonopah aren't that bad though.

    Academic Rigor

    A majority of my classes require a lot of work from me. A couple of them are easy, but I have to say that UNLV went above my expectations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep on top of your work. Do not procrastinate. I know it is common to do so in high school, but you will get really behind from all the reading and work that you have to do here.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is definitely a place to go if you are looking for a cheap and nice college education. We have the second top business college in the nation and are not that far behind when it comes to law and some of the other colleges. I recommend this school.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 236

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency poles lined all the way down major walkways. Just push the button and it starts recording audio, and a police officer will be there ASAP

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you twirl Hey Reb's mustache, you guaranteed a boy/girlfriend by the end of the semester.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, I love to hang out in the SU or the library with a couple friends and just talk.

    Food and Dining

    I have only eaten in the SU, but the prices are very reasonable, and there's a machine in the center of the room that will give you a dollar off with your rebel card.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I find the classes very fair when it comes to difficulty. It's not high school, but it's not nearly as hard as I expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    UNLV is a very friendly school, if you get lost, more than likely there are a handful of people around that would be willing to help you. If you have classes that are on opposite sides of the campus, make sure you have a break in between.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a very big commuter school, I only know of about five people staying on campus. Class sizes are pretty large for the more common classes (i.e. BIOL & MATH), however ENG classes are a very good size (25+-). The library is gorgeous and the Student Union is a very common place to hang out.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 236

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved in sports or go to sporting events whenever they occur, especially basketball games. Other than that, you can just hang out with people on your floor and go out to parties or the Strip with them.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is decent but the restaurants around campus are much better. the selection is great. TIP: Get more dining dollars that swipes.

    Dorm Life

    I LOVE the dorm life. You meet new people everyday and it is amazing. I have met so many great people in only three months that I will probably keep in my life forever.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are either easy or hard depending on what you are taking. Either way you need to try your hardest in all of them. They make you think critically and keep you busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live on campus, get a single. Having a roommate is cool but sometimes you just want your privacy. It is easy to make friends on your floor so don't worry about that.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I live on campus and the community of friends i have made in just three months is amazing. I feel so free and comfortable here all while attending classes.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNLV has campus police patrolling on cop cars, on foot, and on horseback. If you need help or if there is an emergency you will be helped almost immediately by the campus police and security.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is very active. There are sorority and frat houses off campus, and they always do activities an philanthropies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always events at schools.

    Great for these types of students

    People that are outgoing, like to be by themselves, basically everyone would love to go here. This place gives you the freedom you need and also you can find a sense of belonging by joining sororities or frats or other clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus, food trucks come every day and bring wings and various other food to campus. In the fall, the campus has a party to start off the new year, with fireworks and food and live music and games and free stuff.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a Nevada resident, then it is definitely a bang for your buck school. This University is not that expensive to go to for Nevada residents.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities to do on the grass field, like soccer, concerts, barbecues, and other activities. There is a huge gym on campus that you can swim, play basketball, racquetball, run and lift weights.

    Food and Dining

    Whether you want cafeteria food, or a restaurant setting, you can find most every kind of food around UNLV. Within walking distance you can get delicious Mexican food, sushi, Italian, and sandwiches. Starbucks and Coffee Bean are also on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay in the dorms, but my friend does and her room is nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and fun at the same time. Professors make learning entertaining and you also take information that you had not previously known home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to go to Orientation Day! Also, makes sure to go and talk to your guidance counselor or email them, to find the right classes to take. Don't take too many classes your first year, you should take your time and get used to the college setting don't get too stressed out. If you need help finding classes or places to eat you can ask anyone around the campus or you can text the library which is very helpful.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada Las Vegas, is a friendly, and easy to get around campus. The professors try and help all of their students, and will respond to questions that students email them or talk to them in person. This University offers tons of classes, and the guidance counselors will help students find and chose the appropriate classes that they need to take for their degrees.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are pretty good places to eat around campus; however, the dining commons is so-so.

    Dorm Life

    Too expensive, Not worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes that you question yourself as to how this is considered college level courses. However, as you move away from general education courses and to your degree oriented classes it can become quite challenging.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is very open and diverse environment that gives you enough of effective old school teachings but with a modern twist. UNLV is a very big campus however something in the student body and faculty makes it seem like a we're on a closer level.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 236

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    If you're over 21, go to the strip, gamble, go clubbing, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Okay-quality food.

    Dorm Life

    If you look Korean, Koreans will stare at you and start talking about you even though they don't know you and you guys never talked.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easy, and some classes are hard. If you are taking the easy classes, you'll notice that 75% of the students in the classroom are Koreans.

    Tips for prospective students

    Becoming closer to your professor is the best way to make connection.

    In three sentences

    One of the best schools if you plan on pursuing a career as a hotel/restaurant manager. A lot of opportunities given to students which you don't get at Cornell or MSU. You'll see a lot of Korean and Chinese people on campus.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although the surrounding neighborhood isn't exactly the safest part of Las Vegas, there are major improvements being done to it. The campus police are extremely friendly, and are always driving around campus to ensure that everything is alright. They are also readily available past midnight to assist any student in walking across campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and organizations for students to join. There is a club and organization for every student, and many of these clubs are actively planning events and activities on campus. Every fall and spring, there is an Involvement Fair in which many of the campus' clubs and organizations recruit new members.

    Bang for the buck

    UNLV is consistently ranked as one of the best colleges in terms of value, and it's definitely an incentive for many prospective students.

    What to do for fun

    Participate in school-wide activities, visit the Strip, indulge in extravagant buffets, attend massive concerts, and simply absorb everything that Las Vegas has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    There are three places to eat on campus: the dining hall, student union, and Sidewalk Cafe. The dinning hall is buffet-style and the price ranges form $7 to $9 per person depending on the day and time of day. The food is of average quality, and may become boring before the semester ends. Meal plans are available for all students, including students living off-campus. The student union houses P.O.D Market, Jamba Juice, Starbucks, Metro Pizza, Greens-to-Go, Taco Bell, Sushic, and Panda Express. The Sidewalk Cafe houses a full Subway. There are also food trucks that serve up delicious and quick meals. Along with the dining options on campus, there are many more off campus, including Chipotle and In-N-Out.

    Dorm Life

    UNLV is a commuter-campus, in which student commute to and from school. Thus, the dorm life is relatively small when compared to the student population of UNLV. The dorms are average size, and contain features such as laundry rooms, lounges, study rooms, and volleyball courts. The RAs are friendly and plan many activities and events for students. The one major downside to the dorms is that they're located at the opposite end of most academic buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Full-time students can expect to spend at least fifteen hours per week on homework/studying. For most classes, slightly intensive amounts of reading are combined with occasional assignments. Of course, difficulty of classes depend on the professor and the student's skill level. Overall, the academic rigor is challenging enough to separate those who are willing to learn from those who aren't.

    Tips for prospective students

    Admission is getter tougher, so make sure you're doing your best to stand out. Also be aware that your major may have a first year GPA requirement in order to be fully admitted into your major. Be sure to talk with your academic adviser at the beginning of your first year to make sure you're right on track.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a young and unique campus located in a vibrant city full of opportunities. Student know how to work hard and play hard, as there are thousands of classes to indulge in and hundred of clubs and organizations to join. UNLV is best known for its sports, hotel school, business school, and law school.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 236

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety at UNLV is excellent. Your rarely hear about any type of criminal activity as there are emergency callboxes every few yards and a heavy police presence around campus at all times. The only drawback is that a few parts of campus are not very well lit at night. Still, I always feel completely safe walking around campus and I don't know of any other students or faculty who don't feel the same way.

    Greek Life

    There are frats and sororities representing every possible nationality and religion at UNLV. Only a few of them such as TKE have houses near campus however. If you want to join they have greek weeks at the start of every semester but if you're hesitant to commit you can simply attend some of the parties they put together so you can see if going greek would be a good fit.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every possible activity in every possible permutation is available at UNLV. The school has a directory of clubs on one of its websites so it's not too difficult to find one that suits your interests. The options are truly endless. You want a club that watches anime? They got it. A club that sits around discusses politics. They've got that. You want a club that cheers the basketball team? Join the rebellion. Just don't go crazy and join too many. Your grades will suffer.

    Great for these types of students

    Do you want a college education without years of debt? This is the school for you. It's also a great choice if you want to become involved in the gaming industry or or hotel management. They have programs specifically for that and deep ties with many of the local casinos.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a huge flashlight art piece that sits on campus. The university was going to shine the light in the sky as a beacon of awesomeness but the FAA didn't like that idea so now flashlight sits upside down and shines into the ground. That's right we have a two story flashlight that shines into the ground. Beat that, Princeton!

    Bang for the buck

    Any time a website or newspaper puts out a list of the best value universities, UNLV comes out near the top. There are cheaper schools but not by much and those that are cheaper are usually in BFE (nowhere).

    What to do for fun

    Drink. The campus is located less than a mile from the famous las vegas strip and there are dozens of bars that surround it. If you're more into outdoor activities you gotta be careful. In the summertime it gets so hot that it becomes dangerous to be in the sun for very long.

    Food and Dining

    There's gotta be like fifty dining options within a short walking distance from campus. You've got every from In and Out burgers to healthy choices like pita pit. If you want to eat on campus there a bunch of subway restaurants and Einstein bagels. There's also a student union which has a food court on the first floor. Another option to consider is buffet in the DC building. You can get a meal plan to eat there for really cheap and the food can be very healthy depending on what you choose. Don't worry about dining options at UNLV, there's plenty to choose from. I would worry about getting fat though; don't eat too much.

    Dorm Life

    This is one of the few drawbacks of the school. Few students live in the dorms and those that do don't typically stay after their sophomore year. The dorms are a lot more expensive that apartments around campus and there aren't dorms specifically for grad students. Some of the newer ones are really nice though so if want to live in a dorm you can be quite comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    It is difficult to predict how difficult will be classes at UNLV. Some classes are tougher and others are easier then you may expect. For instance, ESL class I took was tough because teachers drilling materials and give bunch of home work assignments. ENG101E and F are easy, you'll be required to write only 2 essays for each of those classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you first start , take a bunch of pre-reqs and maybe just one class that's required for your major. That way you won't worry about wasting too much time if you want to switch majors (everybody switches).

    In three sentences

    It's a cheap state school that's in Las Vegas. There's always something to do and there something like a hundred majors to choose from. We also have a pretty good basketball team.

  • 12/19/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 236

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students looking into the hotel management aspect of the college.

  • 05/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is a HUGE commuter school, meaning a very small percentage of the students live on campus, so students looking to live off campus would not be alone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take the Las Vegas heat into consideration - I've seen a lot of students turn down UNLV because it's too hot, when in reality it isn't unbearable during the fall and spring semesters.

    Bang for the buck

    UNLV offers one of the cheapest educations in the West, but I'm not saying it's cheap. Students coming from out of state might be underwhelmed at the curriculum.

    Am enjoying being here

    UNLV is a blast. Even though it's mostly a commuter school, I have found a lot to do on campus. And, of course, it's Las Vegas, so there is always something to do!

    Am learning a lot

    The academics at UNLV are like all academics in Nevada right now - going downhill. Overall it depends on what degree you are looking for. If you're looking at UNLV for geoscience or hospitality, this is the place to be. UNLV also offers a lot of majors that UNR no longer offers, if you are a Nevada resident looking for in-state education.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for careers in the hospitality area

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and make sure you walk around the commons

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I think it would be alright for most students.

    Tips for prospective students

    UNLV is a great starter school, though I do not think it would be a wise choice for graduate school. Funding is low and students are greatly affected by the budget cuts.

  • 08/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 236

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    Great for these types of students

    for people who are outgoing and nice and like to get involved also for student who are doing the hotel administration stuff

    Tips for prospective students

    do not leave things to the last minute like picking your classes or putting in paper work for your financial aid.

    Bang for the buck

    i think it is the tuition is good especially if you are a state student because i know it is pretty expensive for the out of state students. the books are pretty expensive tho.

    Am enjoying being here

    i actually like attending here. the campus is nice and big and there is a whole lot to do. it is pretty easy to get involved in school.

    Am learning a lot

    this is my first year here at UNLV and so far all of the teachers have been pretty good. they are really nice and from the ones i have, they really enjoy their job and make the subject pretty interesting.

  • 09/03/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to be living on campus, join a club or 2. You don't want to be stuck in your dorm room all the time. Lead Library is a great place to study but it gets crowded, fast. Most of all, have fun! You learn a lot more.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though it costs more then other universities, you get the best instructors for what you're paying.

    Academic Rigor

    I learned a lot while taking classes there. The instructors made class interesting and fun.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I wish they kept the culinary program. but now i will major in film (:

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas has a few good programs. Their Law school and Nursing program are top ranking programs. The budget cuts is affecting student tuition, life and the well being of the university and its programs.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There is the university police which is right next to the campus, and there are emergency buttons at every corner. The students on campus are very safe and secure.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is great! The fraternities and sororities volunteer around the city and also put together activites for the entire school to participate in. Also, the bond you will receive with the people in your fraternity or sorority is amazing and you will create friendships that will last forever.

    Clubs and Activities

    Rebel Pride is a club that plans events on campus for students. The events range from movie nights to talent shows.

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in the Hotel College! The University of Nevada-Las Vegas is the number one hospitality school in the world. The teachers have worked in the hospitality industry and are able to give real life examples about how the industry works. Also, teachers are able to set up job or internship interviews for students.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending this university is well worth the money. The classes are great, the teachers are superb, and the atmosphere and location of the university is excellent. The education that students will receive at this university will help them in everything that they do in their future.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in Las Vegas for fun. The most popular attractions can be found on the strip. The strip is located right outside of the university. Many students will go there on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, the cafeteria dining is not great. Many of the students who have to eat in the cafeteria complain about the food, but the students union building does offer food choices such as Subway, Panda Express, Jamba Juice, and many other places.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is excellent. The rooms are large enough for two people and offer more than enough space for storage. Living in the dorms allows students the opportunity to meet and socialize with people from all over the country and the world.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor merely depends on your major and which classes you decide to enroll in. There are classes that will take up most of your free time outside of class, and then there are classes that do not assign any assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, be sure that you are able to live in very hot and dry weather conditions. All of the programs and classes are fantastic, but if you are interested in the hotel and hospitality department then it is crucial for you to take HMD 101. It is a great class that teaches students about the different career paths within the hospitality industry.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Las Vegas is an amazing school with so much to offer. It's diverse population of students allows the opportunity to meet, socialize, and learn with people who are different from ourselves. The faculty is outstanding and I would not want to attend any other school.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security Guard everywhere roaming around the vicinity, and offer classes of safety.

    Greek Life

    There's a lot of Program, and Campus activities that everybody enjoy most.

    Clubs and Activities

    GPSA and BGSA

    Great for these types of students

    Accessible to everything, within the city and University that you can be proud of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can study well in Unique architectual library and cozy Park.

    Bang for the buck

    You will meet different people in all walks of life.

    What to do for fun

    Sports Center, and different school Programs.

    Food and Dining

    Affordable healthy foods, safe environment.

    Dorm Life

    Affordable, safe, and quiet place with different facilities that student needs.

    Academic Rigor

    Knowledgeable and approachable Educators, as far as different Programs to meet student needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard to meet all UNLV requirement as High Standard school.

    In three sentences

    Affordable high standard school that all student will meet their needs. Accessible to community, church, shopping mall, grocery, and airport.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the library is honestly the hang out spot. either you catch up with some friends, read some books, surf the internet or hit up the coffee bean which is conveniently located in the library for a little treat!

    Food and Dining

    it's like the food court at the mall.

    Dorm Life

    i wouldn't know, i don't live in the dorms but my friends do.

    Academic Rigor

    i feel challenged to do better everyday.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to attend class everyday and not to slack off on the readings and you'll do just fine.

    In three sentences

    the criminal justice professors are enticing. the university is welcoming. the resources are overwhelming.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    only have heard positive things, hope to get accepted

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there's many different options and something always going on on the campus no matter what your taste.

    Tips for prospective students

    my number one tip is to stay on top of your application process, and any other handles with administration. start early and stay focused!

    In three sentences

    university of nevada las vegas is a great school no matter what you're hoping to get out of your college experience. it caters to students of many different walks of life, while provided a comfortable environment. i recommend it to anyone looking to return to or begin their college career.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    hang out on the strip of course.

    In three sentences

    this school looks very interesting, full of activities and oportunities. my step sister goes here and she loves it!

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safety is always present on campus! there are panic buttons all over campus and there is constant security roaming the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    fitness students will love student health center.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not aware of anything unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    unlv is a beautiful campus and has the best resources. if you need time to pass, you can grab a coffee and catch up on homework or simply read in the amazing 4 level library. there are even study rooms there so students find these to be very useful including myself.

    What to do for fun

    unlv has many things you can do for fun including game room activities or if you simply want to relax. there is a student wellness center that has massage chairs that will bring any student into peace.

    Food and Dining

    great food on campus! food court has many options that appeals to almost anyones taste.my favorite is the coffee bean!

    Academic Rigor

    the courses can be challenging, but with anything, if you work hard it will pay off.

    Tips for prospective students

    get through your general education and after that, all your upper division courses at unlv are so much fun!

    In three sentences

    unlv has many resources for success. there are endless ways to complete your goals, help is everywhere you turn and classes are almost never full.unlv has a great staff in any department. very friendly and always willing to help.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the big flashlight is a must see. the arboretum is a great place to study and get a little quiet time.

    What to do for fun

    movie night on the lawn is a lot of fun. even though it's in las vegas, try not to spend all your time on the strip.

    Food and Dining

    there is lots of variety in campus food. between the fast food at the student union, the dining hall and the market, it's your own fault if you can't find anything to eat.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are hard while others are a piece of cake. the thing is to balance these out.

    Tips for prospective students

    find your classes before the first day. most people underestimate the size of the campus.

    In three sentences

    the teachers are 99% super helpful and informative. the class sizes are large enough that you can get a good discussion going but not so large that you get lost in the crowd. the campus is gorgeous.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there is security: on horses, phone calls away, walking the campus, etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    i am currently appart of the national society of collegiate scholars. that is such a fun and wonderful organization, open the door for many of activities to participate in.

    What to do for fun

    get involved in as many activities on campus as possible. there are gym classes, sports, organizations, parties, etc. there is pretty much anything you can think of here at unlv.

    Food and Dining

    there is food all around, campus dining, fast food resturants, grocery stores, and various local resturants around the way.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is extremely convenient, everything is at your reach: food, stores, gym, class etc. i live on campus my first two years and i admit i enjoyed myself. met alot of different people, had awesome roomates and had a blast.

    Academic Rigor

    this school is not that strict, just be respectful of others and dont position yourself to cause self infliction or harm others.

    Tips for prospective students

    have self control, learn how to master time managment, get involved, stay postitive, stay focused, diversify yourself and meet new people, build relationships wit your teachers, enjoy yourself and most importantly apply everything you learn in your daily life as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    in my experience unlv is a 4 out of 5 quality school. although many of the programs were cut there is still many of things you can do to get involved and participate in that will not only impact yourself but others around you. i already have and would definately recommend attending this university.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    dining options at and around unlv are never ending. there is a student union filled with everything from smoothies, to panda express, to a salad bar. around campus there are additional food establishments. many restaurants around the university offer discounts for unlv students as well.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are a great way to meet new people and create study sessions. dorm rooms are very organized and set-up in an easy and convenient way. there are even little get togethers arranged on a monthly basis, such as, pizza and board game night.

    Academic Rigor

    the school offers a variety of programs filled with a wide range of electives. depending on the major, the school offers scholarships based on these departments. academics is stressed at unlv and there is never a chance to fail!

    In three sentences

    as a runnin' rebel, one gets to experience the life of both academics and sports. in between these two is the option for a social life at the student union, where you can meet a variety of individuals. settle down the day by cheering on the rebels to victory!

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    unlv has an emergency notification system, but i hardly ever receive texts or emails from them. i have never felt that i've been in danger on campus. if you're a girl, however, always walk with someone else when it is dark on campus or in the parking lots, just to be safe.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students who like to have a good time and hang out with friends. not so great for students who go to school, then leave to go straight home.

    Bang for the buck

    since i'm actually getting paid to go to unlv because of scholarships and financial aid and i'm getting a degree that will help me find a stable career, i am definitely getting my bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    unlv premier is the back-to-school week celebration party. it is held in the north field and is really fun. there are games, food, free t-shirts and a picture taken at the end. it is a great time to hang out with friends or make new ones.

    Food and Dining

    i have not eaten many times in the dining hall, but when i did, the food was good.

    Academic Rigor

    i am not sure that unlv has prepared me for a master's degree. however, i believe that the teachers genuinely care about the students and most of them will go out of their way to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're going to live on campus, join as many activities as you can. use the gym that is part of your tuition and go to all the sports games. if you're not going to live on campus, still try to get involved in as many things as you can. try not to go home and be lonely; make friends that you will keep for a lifetime.

    In three sentences

    unlv is the perfect school for las vegas natives. they have the program i wanted. i do not have to pay anything for school.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    there's so many little places around campus, always something affordable to eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    know what you want to study, get ahead with summer classes!

    In three sentences

    it has many great things to offer! the atmosphere is great and teachers are too as well.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    i love food

    Dorm Life

    I heard is good

    Academic Rigor

    I heard is good

    In three sentences

    I am starting summer semester soon, I'm excited but don't know what to expect, expect a lot of studying and learning.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for EVERYONE.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a place by the soccer fields on top of a hill that has the greatest view of the Strip in the city. There are many little hidden places like this around campus that are beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    Out-of-state tuition is pretty steep, but I think the overall experience is worth the price.

    What to do for fun

    Las Vegas is a great city in that you can be anyone and do anything you want. This city has everything anyone could want, if you go looking. Music to shopping to clubbing to a nice cafe to sit and chat with a friend, this city's strength lies in its diversity and availability. And it doesn't hurt that the Strip can be seen from almost everywhere on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Commons are hit or miss, but is a decent place to go for campus residents. The Student Union houses good options and a variety for a quick meal (pizza, salads, Subway, Panda Express, etc.) and the two on-campus gas station-like stores are a good place to grab a snack.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were a good place for me to meet people, but it wasn't the greatest experience. It's pretty overpriced for the quality of the rooms and few students actually live on campus. It's not the worst place to be, but the experience could be much better.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take, things can be fairly simple or extremely rigorous. You'll find some teachers and classes are much harder than others, but I believe there are more important things than just textbook lessons.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a commuter campus so many student come to class and then leave, but there are a million ways to get involved. Join a group or club (of which there are tons for all interests!) and you can create a sense of community in a place where it's not readily available otherwise.

    In three sentences

    I'd give UNLV a 3.5 out of 5 overall. I love my classes and the the diversity of the campus is second to none. The dorm life and school spirit could be better, but overall this is a good school.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are everywhere on campus. You are so safe there it's like having your mom right next door. They have emergency phones ALL over campus in case something happens and they are not there. There are security cameras too.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs here. They have sports clubs, language clubs, ethnicity clubs, food clubs (they have a club just for different types of cheese!), hobby clubs (including Star Wars), and so much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Sometimes you think you're all alone on campus because you don't know anybody. That's how I feel sometimes. There was this one time that I was walking around campus during my free time and I walked into the Student Union where a group of people came up to me and told me they were one person short for a game of softball and they asked me if I wanted to play. I said yes and ended up having a great time and I met some new people. My point is...shy people...you're never really alone. Make the effort to try things so you can break out of your shell.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you explore the campus by just randomly walking places, you can find shortcuts to class. I used to think there were only a few places to park around campus, but since I've explored, I found this other parking lot that is right next to my class and it's right behind In-N-Out Burger!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Student Union! They have everything in that building...from playing pool with a group of friends, to relaxing in lounge chairs and hanging with friends. Or just go outside and soak up the sun by playing Frisbee or football with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome food! They have pizza, Italian food, burgers and fries, fish, a salad bar, a desert bar (including frozen yogurt), and unlimited sodas, milk, water. They have anything you could want.

    Dorm Life

    My brother lived in the dorms and said they were awesome. I saw them and I concur.

    Academic Rigor

    You have some classes that are easy A's while other classes that are challenging. You have to devote the time to your classes to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Attend classes and sit in one of the front rows. 2. People (including you!) are paying for these classes now. So stop talking and learn something without having to whisper the entire class to one of your best friends sitting next to you. 3. Do your homework...seriously. 4. Join study groups, it really helps. 5. Ask your professors questions during their office hours...that's what they're there for!

    In three sentences

    This college is perfect. It has everything you could ever want and so much more. The people are friendly and the college is in walking distance to everything from grocery stores to post offices.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The strip

    Food and Dining

    good food

    Dorm Life

    average

    Academic Rigor

    pretty good

    Tips for prospective students

    vegas is fun!

    In three sentences

    clean campus, very good programs

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    GOOD! There is campus police and emergency police phone stations

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you can think of

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing or shy. Any!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Library! the sound proof rooms

    Bang for the buck

    Work opportunities available

    What to do for fun

    movie, clubs, dining, library

    Food and Dining

    AWESOME!

    Dorm Life

    Great!

    Academic Rigor

    It's within your efforts

    Tips for prospective students

    Just Go To Classes!!

    In three sentences

    Very nice environment

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is relatively secure, but there are times when random people, such as homeless individuals or those down on their luck, show up walking around. There are bright blue emergency poles located all over campus, so if there is any trouble, all one need do is push the button and help will come. There is a campus police force, but the phone number has to be found on the college website; we aren't made to put the number in our phones at orientation, for example. There is a mounted police force that is seen occasionally, and the officers are very kind.

    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is great for those students who don't mind an average education, can make friends easily, and are open to try new things that maybe they were skeptical of before. There are lots of opportunities to go out and party, but it's also easily avoidable if one so wishes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a little garden placebo and pathway kind of hidden on campus. The placebo is covered with vines and plants that provide shade, and it's a relatively quiet place to go and contemplate things. It's hardly ever populated.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering that it's cheaper than going out of state, the education you get for what you spend really is quite good. The quality isn't top notch, but it does serve for getting a decent education and provides the platform for a career later in life. Tuition prices have gone up, and they continue to go up little by little each semester, which can be a real problem if it continues to increase.

    What to do for fun

    Since it's Las Vegas, there is always the Strip. There are many free things to do there, such as watching certain shows and seeing the many shops and such, as well as walking around just to enjoy the view. That's the biggest attraction, but there are other things to do that only locals know about. Such as hiking in Red Rock, visiting the Springs Preserve, and other little shops and stores, like karaoke, that no one else would know about.

    Food and Dining

    On campus dining is surprisingly good for what it is. The dining common does have some variety in food choices, and there are healthy choices, like salad, soups, yogurt, and fruit and vegetables. Protein is provided, such as chicken, steak, and hamburger, and there are also the common junk foods, such as pizza and desserts. But the food really is decent. There are many fast food places and restaurants off campus within walking distance, from sandwich shops to mexican restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    While I myself haven't lived in the dorms, I have been in my friends' dorms, and it's average. The rooms are about medium sized for dorm rooms; you can move around easily and have some space with two people, and there's enough room for a sizeable group to fit, as well. The rooms do differ in size depending on what building you're in. The bathrooms are set up so 2 rooms share one shower and toilet, but sinks are put in the actual dorm rooms so there's no jockeying for space in the bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take and the major you're in, it's not really all that difficult to keep up with the work and do well. There are some challenging classes, and it mainly has to do with reading the materials and textbooks and digesting the information than anything else. It's important to understand the material being taught, and to apply it to other situations and consider different perspectives to really understand it. The curriculum is a little writing heavy, but it really isn't anything more than I did in my AP classes in high school. I am learning a lot of new information, and my eyes are being opened to all the possibilities there are out there.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for top notch quality education, you're not really going to find it here. But if you're just looking to get a decent education and can deal with some of the pitfalls of living in Sin City, such as the partying and the Strip being basically right down the street, then it's a good college to attend to get your degree, or even just to take some classes.

    In three sentences

    UNLV isn't a bad college, it's just that Las Vegas isn't a college town, it's just a town with a college in it. Locals make up a large proportion of the student body, but those from out of state are relatively warmly received and can make friends easily.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police would often patrol and there are always police stationed in Student Union.

    Great for these types of students

    All Business as well as Hotel Management majors.

    What to do for fun

    Join social clubs, hang out in the Student Union, and meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    There are so much food joint to choose from inside the Student Union. These include Subway, Metro Sub, Panda Express, Taco Bell, and so on. UNLV has a buffet style dining as well if you get tired of these places.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so I couldn't tell that much. Although, working as a lab monitor in these dorms (Tonopah and Dayton Dorms) I could say that these dorms are well maintained and there are front desks that could readily help out a student. The dorms are clean and complete with everything you may need.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here at UNLV are hard, but doable. As long as you can invest a lot of time reading and learning for each class, then you will be able to pass them. Determination and motivation is the key!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of what UNLV has to offer and don't take your classes lightly. Even though UNLV is known as a party school, in reality, these events have their time and places. Focus on your education and have fun later.

    In three sentences

    I would rate UNLV a five star overall. The campus life is amazing and there are tons of social clubs where you can meet up with anyone. Unlv offers tons of classes not found anywhere else in Clark county. Unlv offers jobs as well that accommodate students' time and also they are easy.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus it is safe. There are car break ins, but where isn't there? I wouldn't recommend walking off campus by yourself late at night.

    Greek Life

    Since 5 or more women living in one house in Clark County is considered a brothel, there are not any houses. The greek life is made up mostly of Las Vegas local with a few random add ins. They exist but nothing compared to the south.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs but I haven't seen much of them. Different clubs do bake sales which are always great snacks between class.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for local kids or in state due to prices. If you want to go in to Hotel Management, come here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't any that I know of. University of Nevada Reno is our in state rival.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is great. Out of state on the other hand isn't very nice. Apply for WUE if you are one of those states and attending UNLV.

    What to do for fun

    The strip is less than 2 miles from campus. Great food for good price are found in the casinos. Lake Mead is about 30 minutes from the campus if you want to go boating.

    Food and Dining

    The dining commons havea good selection of food. They recently updated it with a nice salad bar area. The student union also has a great selection of resturants.

    Dorm Life

    Since UNLV only requires freshman to live on campus, it is a commuter school. The dorms aren't the cleanest. There isn't a variety of styles on dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The dificulty of your major depends on what you pick. Science majors are a lot more difficult than Communication or Hotel Management. It is possible to graduate in 4 years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Commuter school with only freshman living on campus. Register as soon as you can because classes do fill up. Pick a major you will enjoy because all the majors offered here are great.

    In three sentences

    There are great professors, especially in your actual major. The hotel management program is great and not offered many places. Commuter school but you do meet a lot of people.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I can't tell you much about the dining hall, but you do get a huge choice from the many places in the Student Union and the the places that are a a walk away from the campus. It's just that everything is a little bit more expensive than usual.

    Dorm Life

    Don't really know, I live at home. 3 because it's asking for a rating either way.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty much like everywhere else, it can depend on your professors. Either you get some pretty awesome people that help you every step of the way, or people that just fumble about, confusing you every step of the way.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fun? I have to much homework and kids to attend to ;)

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options and two different coffee shops. Woohoo!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are planning to attend medical school, be prepared for long hours. There is a slew of tutoring centers for the advanced classes and once you find friends on the same track, it makes it easier to progress further.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for large, crowded classes and tons of studying. If you dedicate the time, you will have the GPA that reflects your efforts.

    In three sentences

    I love the teaching assistants and instructors. I do not, however, like the crowded classes and feel like just another face in a sea of students. It is a great choice and overall, I am happy to attend this university.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    U.N.L.V. is always hosting events for students to attend. For instance we have a movie night.

    Food and Dining

    Our Student Union offers a variety of food choices like Panda Express, Subway, Einstein bagels, Starbucks, and many more.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus as most students do.

    Academic Rigor

    Our graduation rate may be low at 35% but if you put your mind to it anything can be achieved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to seek help and get tutoring if needed it will really help improve your grade. Do not be afraid to ask questions regardless of the size of your class. Sit up front in lecture.

    In three sentences

    Lots of opportunity to get helpful tutoring if needed. Many student organizations, so no matter what your interest or major is you can get involved within your field. The continuous events hosted by U.N.L.V. are fun ways to meet new people and life long friends.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They do their best to keep it safe around here. At night it gets pretty dark, so if you have a buddy to travel with your ok.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot of clubs and you would like to participate if you have the extra time.

    Great for these types of students

    If your Mormon, there is a student center in the middle of the campus so you can mingle with other LDS members.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Easy going school, no real traditions, people know how to have fun since they are in Vegas.

    Bang for the buck

    A little expensive, was cheaper about a year ago, the school really messed up things for the students by having such a hike in tuition recently.

    What to do for fun

    The stripe is close by, but you probably want to stick to the campus so the night life doesn't take your time from studying.

    Food and Dining

    Food is not that great on campus, you need to get your own place and cook for yourself, if your not able to eat out often.

    Dorm Life

    You should live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Its okay not the very best

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a place to live, I do not recommend living on campus.

    In three sentences

    Nice, contemporary, the teachers are nice and you might want to get a little scooter since the campus is very big and it might take you a while to get to your classes.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a full size gym, access to all athletic courts and arenas, and many dancers and musicians that per form within the school. The school is surrounded a mall, movie theater, restaurants, and local hangouts. It is impossible to be bored on and around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The choices for dining are endless! There is everything from fast food to the healthiest of meals. There is enough choices to satify the taste buds of all students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms could use a little remodeling but are very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be very challenging depending on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a fun place if you have a good head on your shoulders. It is essential to create a balance between your studies, extracurricular activities and student nightlife. It is a beautiful school. It is full of various programs and activities to help manage the enormous level of diversity.

    In three sentences

    The university is full of school spirit. It is very culturally diverse. It is an exciting place to be if you get involved!

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lectures held on campus all the time. The Student Union is where most people usually are, but there's nothing in there but the food court. You can join a sorority or fraternity if you want to pay for friends!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to every class! Since most of them are lectures with hundreds of students, it may be hard to pay attention. In that case, sit up front, take legible notes. Also make sure to spend quality time every day looking over notes and studying.

    In three sentences

    This school is very expensive despite me being a resident. The teachers will be either horrible or great due to them assigning way too much, or some do not assign any at all. From a 1-10 scale I would say 5.5.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Student Union has a game room with different games. There are many different activities to do all around campus and off campus.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is very up to date with their programs and very helpful in decision making for different colleges. The learning environment is great and the teachers are nice. There are a lot of activities to do around campus all the time.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty good considering the school is surrounded by not nice neighborhoods.

    Great for these types of students

    Hotel majors

    Bang for the buck

    5 stars if you are a hotel major 1 star if you are a poli sci major headed to law school

    What to do for fun

    Go to a men's basketball game and get there 15 minutes before tip off to get the whole Runnin' Rebel experience.

    Food and Dining

    Dining commons is either bad or the hotel culinary kids are working in there and the food is amazing. Student union covers your basic needs mexican, pizza, chinese, sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    Most (like over 90%) of the student body commutes.

    Academic Rigor

    If you have half a brain you can do minimal work and revieve a Bachelor's degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to a law school other than UNLV's Boyd Law School, choose another undergraduate institution.

    In three sentences

    Beware of parking enforcement, also be prepared to have them extort as much money out of you as possible. Expect lots of difficulty with enrollment services as well as your advising office. Great school spirit for men's basketball.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    UNLV is a very active campus with sports clubs for the athlete who doesn't want the pressure of mock-celebrity college athletics, sororities, fraternities, organizations delegated for different races, majors, and activities. And on occasion, there will be events for the entire student body to enjoy throughout campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Commons, Student Union, and POD are all places you can find different foods to feed a hungry student's taste buds. The DC has cooked foods with a salad bar for healthier choices, and the SU nearby for the quick fast-food needs or snacks to keep in your dorm in the POD.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are spacious and livable with the usual amenities like a bathroom and beds to fit all heights. The people staying in dorms are very friendly and quick to meet incoming students, so having fun in dorms will be simple.

    Academic Rigor

    UNLV does not have a strong academic reputation compared to universities like Harvard, Yale or Brown; however, it offers a lot of opportunity to broaden one's mind with knowledgeable staff to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice I can offer is to find their niche. It is very easy to get lost in the mist of all the personalities on campus and if one has not defined themselves, they will spend more time alone and not get the full college experience. Pick an interest one enjoys and find a club or organization that feeds that interest, then one has the opportunity to meet people with the same mind.

    In three sentences

    The campus is a great symbol of Nevada's infamous desert terrain. It uses a rocky-landscape and various shades of sienna to accent the dry ambiance. It is not a strong academic school, but reputable nonetheless and very diverse.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    security is intense, very nice too.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is famous all year round.

    Clubs and Activities

    Basically there is everything and if not available one can make its own club.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a lot of studying people very focused.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Carnavals at night are fun.

    Bang for the buck

    There are a lot of coupons availables for on cumpus food.

    What to do for fun

    Play under the trees go to the gym or recreational areas or watch a movie in their theather

    Food and Dining

    They are getting better with promotions and getting different food but I give them a 7.

    Dorm Life

    People seem to like it but is expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    I see a lot of studious people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a bike and try to explore the school is big and ancient to me.

    In three sentences

    I give them a 6. I do not like the facilities they are old. The classes are too crowded.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous organizations (including Greek) you just have to do some research and ask around. Attend the Involement Fair, to learn more.

    What to do for fun

    If you're under 21 there isn't too much to do other that attending the college's sporting events hiking Mt Charleston of Red Rock and going to Lake Mead. If you are 21 the options are endless.

    Food and Dining

    The college is only a mile or two away from Las Vegas Blvd (The Strip), which is home to so of the best restaurants in the world.

    Dorm Life

    Basically nonexistent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a student already in your intended major and learn more about which professors to take as well as when to take certain classes. It always help getting advice from someone who has already traveled the road you wish to venture upon.

    In three sentences

    The Hotel College is the center of the atmosphere for UNLV due to the Hotel Administration Degree, but the Engineering College is relatively large as well. Due to substantial budget cuts courses & degrees have been dropped. The isnt alot of school spirit but Las Vegas is full of culture and plays host to numerous events & conventions.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The Dining Commons on campus has improved. They have more variety and are better with their meal plans. The food places on campus are good but they are making more changes as the years progress.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the best places to meet and connect with a lot of people. Expensive of course but the people are great to know and there are a lot of activities to participate in since you're at the college 24/7.

    Academic Rigor

    Their academics could be a little better. It depends, if you want the best then I wouldn't suggest here. Don't get me wrong, the professors are laid back but I wouldn't say majority of the professors here are the best. Academically, I think they are average- depending on the major you are in of course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although football may not be the biggest winning factor for UNLV, their basketball here is one of the best (I have to say). For academics, their hospitality program is the best- from resources to professors it is a definite plus if you plan on majoring in the hospitality field. Ratemyprofessor.com is a life savor for those pre-requisite courses- especially for math teachers.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a very laid back college. There is a lot of diversity here. People here are approachable and fun to get to know and hang out with.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved as much as possible. UNLV has more than 300 student organizations providing many opportunities to make many friendships and many memories.

    Food and Dining

    UNLV has a lot of places to eat including a buffet-style dining commons. The food is fresh, more often than not, and throughout most campus locations, food is reasonably priced. They have flexible hours and two convenience stores that are open late.

    Dorm Life

    UNLV has a large percentage of students come from out of the state. With that said, the resident life is cohesive and it allows a vast amount of opportunities to become involved thereby getting the most out of the college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The student that wants to make the most of their academic experience will do so by its own will and not necessarily the faculty membership. They rely a lot on the student to acquire the knowledge needed to succeed. The faculty, in general, is not as strict as it could be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved outside of the classroom in order to compliment the experience inside the classroom with real world experiences. Due to the commuter aspect of UNLV, it provides a lot of opportunities to gain experience throughout the local community!

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a young school where learning happens in the context of diversity, inclusion and a wonderful atmosphere for learning. It is big as well as small in the sense that it is a big campus with a colloquial feeling.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Party, eat out, shop

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your emails and notifications.

    In three sentences

    It's going to be a huge change if you're from out of state. The social life is great. Make sure you have your finance in order.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs here, but you have to go searching for them.

    Great for these types of students

    Art students and engineering students are certain to enjoy it here. I cannot say for sure for other types.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a few hidden galleries around campus in places you would not expect. The fun part is accidentally discovering them.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the local community college, UNLV is far more expensive, but also offers bigger classrooms with better materials and a bigger collection of professors and class times to choose from. All in all, it offers more options.

    What to do for fun

    Besides the performing arts center theater productions constantly going on, the strip is right by to provide entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    The food court in the student center has a pizza place, Taco Bell, Panda Express, Jamba Juice, a burger joint, and something else I cannot remember at the moment. But what's even better is that UNLV is right by the strip with a bunch of other food options once you find yourself sick of the food here.

    Academic Rigor

    All English courses here take up a lot of time outside of the classroom. Expectations vary remarkably between professors, but most will happily go over drafts with you during their office hours. The writing center offers some free tutoring help too.

    Tips for prospective students

    You can figure out if a professor's teaching style is for you by the second class. If it isn't working, drop the course. Sticking it out is never a good idea, especially for your GPA. If there is a professor you connect with who teaches in the field you are interested in, don't be afraid to visit them during their office hours. It's a great time to ask questions and build a relationship with someone who has already been through it all.

    In three sentences

    UNLV has a great variety of classes an professors to pick from; they really gather some of the best of the best. But poorly paid part-time student workers means many mistakes happen in the administrative areas of the college. As long as you keep on top of making sure all your information is correct and accounted for, you are in for a fantastic experience.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's tons of clubs and groups you can associate yourself with on campus. Make sure you stay active on things going on on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    I've only been at the school for a short period of time but if I were to say anything for someone coming to campus, it would be don't psyche yourself out too badly about everything because it causes way too much stress. Also make sure you stay on top of everything they give you to do for registration and class.

    In three sentences

    I find the university of Nevada las Vegas to be an excellent place for learning. The staff are all very eager to help with any questions you may have or with any difficulties you're having with something. During orientation, your group leader for your major is very knowledgeable and will answer any and all questions you could have for them.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have yet to go a day without seeing a campus police officer patrolling. An added bonus: I live a block away from campus police HQ.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from...

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love to socialize.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I have come across. However, the more you walk around on campus, the more things you will find that you have overlooked.

    Bang for the buck

    Meh, so far it's ok. Not my first choice in schools, but it's starting to grow on me.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus. You just have to find something that interests you. Off campus, there are other places to go besides the Strip. Walking down the street is quite the adventure in itself: many shops and food [places to visit. There are some museums for those of us that love to learn.

    Food and Dining

    Blah, I rather eat at home or off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but I have a friend who does. From what I've heard, it has it's ups and downs.

    Academic Rigor

    Be creative. Use proper citations. Be prepared to pay attention. Missing one day could set you back, depending on what you are majoring in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose your major wisely. I found it hard not knowing what to major in, especially since I transferred here with many, many credits. Also, check to make sure your credits transfer correctly or you'll have to retake/be forced to take general ed courses. Explore the campus thoroughly; after a whole year, I finally found the campus Subway. Now I need to find a healthier eating place.

    In three sentences

    Considering that I am from a neighboring county in California, the tuition and fees were much cheaper than the UC and CalState schools. The professors have been very helpful, more than the academic advisers. The only problem that I have had was with Financial Aid assistance.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is nice by being buffet-style. There are also places to eat near campus, and many will give a student discount when you present your Rebel Card.

    Dorm Life

    I will not be living in the dorms, but I have not heard any complaints about them. The only downfall I have heard of is the cost.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone I have talked to says that they are happy with the academics. They really like that there are help centers on campus that will ensure that you pass your classes and can get the best grade possible.

    In three sentences

    UNLV has a very good sense of community. Every student is proud to be a Rebel and they let people know it. There are many things to get involved in that make you feel like you matter and can make a difference at the school and within the community.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Really safe, the campus is all light up through the night and it has those emergency phones that you can push and security will appear. As long as I was there I was never in a threatening situation and never heard of someone who was.

    Clubs and Activities

    UNLV offers a variety of clubs and activities, you'll have to check your rebel mail account very often to be aware of these happening or check the posters in the Student Union.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like to study in a quiet place like me check out the the 4th or 5th floor of the Lied Library. There's almost nobody there and you'll find the best view of the school.

    What to do for fun

    As I said before if you're under 21 there's not much to do so try to join as many clubs as possible and if you have the money to join a sorority/fraternity do it. There is also the opportunity to fun road trips to California, Arizona, and Reno as long as you have a car or a friend of your does.

    Food and Dining

    It's really good at the beginning but you eventually get tired of it. It has a lot of variation and they offer different foods from different cultures which I liked because I got to try new foods. The desserts are the only food that's not really good, but everything else is. The workers there are really nice, I even became friends with a few of them.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are bigger than I expected and the all the RAs I met were really nice, the same with the staff working there, but the problem is there are no enough fun activities to do around Las Vegas if you are under 21. That's why I rate it 2 stars.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are strict as any other professors but if you attend class everyday and show interest in the class, you won't have a problem. Don't be afraid to ask the professors anything they can be really nice but do it preferably before class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't underestimate school events, they can be really fun. I also encourage people to live in the dorms if you can and join clubs you might be surprise of what you get out of it.

    In three sentences

    It's the perfect school for commuters, and academically is really good with many options and resources to guarantee your success in class but the social life is not very good if you're not in a fraternity/sorority or over 21.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Awesome, so far. We are in Sin City, makes sense to keep a secure environment for everybody. However, carry a taser gun or knife just in case.

    Greek Life

    We have no houses, makes everything seem distant. They have their recruitment in the fall. This is one of the best ways to get involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have many clubs, you can start one on your own if you want. Getting involved with campus life takes up time, energy, and will power. The type of people we need are the ones that do exactly that.

    Great for these types of students

    There are no types when you enter college. Everything isn't black and white. Many different colors emerge that give a spellbound mystic approach to anything and everything you do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have rivalry between UNR. When it comes down to sports, we bond with people we have never met, faces we have never seen. A very usual occurance, yet amazing to witness.

    Bang for the buck

    That would be why I am on all the web sites that offer scholarships or grants. School is expensive! A part time job can help, some is better than none.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! Don't expect anything to be given to you on a silver platter, get out there and make friends. It all comes down to who you know.

    Food and Dining

    I usually don't eat on campus. There is nothing but junk food and I am a organic-fanatic. My mother is a superb cook, her food is delicious and nutritious.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home with my parents. It is a headache at times, but it doesn't cost me anything. I'd like to stay at the dorms since I'd be on campus at all times.

    Academic Rigor

    Study hard! Make it a priority to review notes you took in a class one hour a day. Be careful when it comes to who you befriend, they are sometimes the best distractions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect to struggle at first. Nothing is easily obtained that is worth having. Just remember, it doesn't matter how you start, it's how you finish.

    In three sentences

    School is expensive! Save your money, don't spend it on items that are not important. Use it on food, water, and books.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During the Welcome Back Students they light up fireworks. Freshmen line up in the U, sophomores in N, juniors in L and seniors in L and its spelled UNLV!

    Bang for the buck

    It is not very expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Going to our Basketball games! Our Basketball team is the best! You can go to Lakemead with your friends! Also you can plan a picnic on Mountain Charleston.

    Food and Dining

    It's great! Very delicious even has discounts. The staff is very helpful always a friendly and safe environment.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not have a dorm because I'm a local. I have heard the dorms are amazing and you will feel just like home.

    Academic Rigor

    It is ranked as the most populous university. Their Business school is at its finest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and accept your admission to UNLV. The next step is important, register for classes as early as you can. Sign up for orientation, they will give you a tour and will even help you find your classes. Visit the campus before classes to know where your classes will be in. Enjoy college!

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere of the campus makes you feel at home. The library is a must see if anyone has the chance too take a look, it's BIG! The administration is very helpful and will try to resolve any issues you have as soon as possible.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UNLV Police is quick to any calls that come in their center. UNLV make sure that weekly emails are sent to the student/faculty body that allows individuals to be aware of their surroundings. The campus has plenty of lights around campus to ensure that there is no spot is dark.

    Greek Life

    The greek life at UNLV is not visibly the main focus at UNLV. Greek life is more in the back ground, but there are yard shows and events that the sororities and fraternities put out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over fifty clubs at UNLV which gives student a variety of clubs to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is well-known for its hospitality and business majors.

    What to do for fun

    On a weekly basis, UNLV has some sort of talent show, Open Mic, party, etc for the students to enjoy themselves. Fraternity and sororities, football and basketball team put on several events as well. Also, located 10 minutes away is the great Las Vegas Strip.

    Food and Dining

    UNLV offers the dining commons which is a buffet style eatery. Also, there is also a building called the Student Union which includes several places to eat such as Jamba Juice, Subway, Starbucks, Metro Pizza, etc. Not only is there food on campus, but there are several places to eat within a 5-10 minute walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life at UNLV. The plus size about the dorms is the availability and size options. UNLV offers, singles, double, triple and suite rooming options. The best thing about the dorms is that you do not have to share a bathroom with the entire floor and instead one or 3 other people.

    Academic Rigor

    UNLV academic standard in regards to general requirements are not hard to follow and be successful. However, when a student get into his or her major then the academia work load become harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    When choosing a college make sure that the college actually has your major. Also, if the college does have your major get INVOLVED in an association or club that will help provide community and networking involvement in your future career.

    In three sentences

    UNLV offers students a wide variety of classes that will struggle a prospective/ current students' intellect. UNLV allows an individual to branch out and provides growth for both men and women. UNLV utilizes academia in ways that make college a fun place to meet life long friends.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun at UNLV. Like to work out? There's a humongous gym ready for any UNLV student to use, free of charge! Like swimming, tennis, or basketball? UNLV has it all! There's so many activities provided on campus, you don't need to go around town wasting money when you could do it at UNLV for free! Not so much of an athlete? Well, UNLV provides a fresh, cool library with private study rooms if needed too! Of course if you aren't much of a reader, why not join some organizations available on campus? Believe me there's tons. Some organizations include: Student Government, Kiwanis, DECA, etc..

    Food and Dining

    I have yet to experience the food and dining on the actual campus. However, from a recent tour of the school I could see that there is an enormous variety of foods to choose from. This was a very pleasant surprise, considering how more choices made it easier to attend to different students' preferences.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not living in a dorm at UNLV. However, during my tour of the school we passed by the dorms which seemed very peaceful and commendable.

    Academic Rigor

    This University is amazing when it comes to clarification of any matter. Have a question? Unsure of what means what? Still don't understand? They will attend to your concerns for as long as you need, until you understand the subject up, down, left, right, and all around!

    Tips for prospective students

    Dear Prospective Students, Don't wait until the last minute to start looking for scholarships. Don't feel dejected if you do not receive a specific scholarship, you win some, you lose some. Keep moving forward and you'll surely succeed in whatever academic/career path you choose. Never give up, and stay optimistic.

    In three sentences

    UNLV's campus is extremely Eco-friendly. I especially love the art work and culture displays shown all around campus. The staff is quick and efficient, which is a very important aspect I believe a college should attain.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite being in Downtown Las Vegas, the campus is very safe. Distributed throughout campus are emergency buttons that will have a police officer arrive in minutes to ensure your safety; for example, they will escort you to your dorm at night or even to your car. The police station across the street ensures that students enjoy their education while being safe and feeling safe.

    What to do for fun

    Entertainment can be found when getting involved in the many events that occur monthly at UNLV, in the Student Union, or the Gym. If the entertainment in UNLV still isn't enough, try going to Town Square for shopping, and a movie or South Point for bowling, a movie, arcade, and some Steak'n Shake. Las Vegas attracts various tourists, there's plenty of entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    If the Student Union and many fast food places available throughout campus aren't enough, why not try going across the street? Across the street of UNLV, there are various restaurants that cater to students. If these places still aren't enough, don't forget you live in Vegas now and go out and explore the beauty of it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms for undergraduates are a blast. Why? Freshmen have their own dorms where they can mingle, and create connections for the next four years of their academic careers. This is where best friends meet and study buddies are made.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very important and that's what you are going to school and paying so much for. This doesn't mean it has to be boring. Create study groups, gather in the LIED library, or a nearby starbucks and collaborate on projects and studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're not living in the dorms and are planning to commute from home, get involved! School and studying just isn't as fun without a break with friends. Go out to one of the plays organized by students, sponsored events, or even out of school to the playground of Las Vegas.

    In three sentences

    There are so many things to do on campus. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to say that UNLV is boring unless they don't get involved. Getting involved with sports, clubs, activities, jobs, internships, academics, programs, and sororities/fraternities will most definitely make attending UNLV an exciting and resourceful experience with all the connections to be made and fun to be had.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe at school because campus police are always driving around campus and most importantly, emergency phones are conveniently located throughout campus.

    What to do for fun

    School activities are held throughout the year and at all hours. Basketball is huge here, so games are exciting. Most people have a large sense of school spirit and it is extremely obvious when game days are. Movie nights, plays, and festivals are common during the school year.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! The dining hall has various options for dining and fast food places are all over campus and even some near campus. Panda Express, Taco Bell, Subway, and other are located inside the Student Union, and In-n-Out right next to campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I have been inside and they look clean and comfortable. Because I already live in Las Vegas, there was no need for me to live in the dorms, but from what I have seen, the dorms seem very united and active in school activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough, but they aren't too mind bending. Just listening to lectures, doing homework, and on top of that studying the topics taught in class will help anyone achieve higher grades. There are some classes though, that require much more work than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I would say that getting to you your advisor and making yourself known to professors is crucial. Professors are more willing to help when they know who you are and know that you participate during class.

    In three sentences

    Overall, UNLV is a great school because various facilities are available to help students achieve stellar grades in their classes. The library is my favorite because it is so spacious and there are specific areas for groups and individual study. Of course, like any school, there are professors who are helpful and others who aren't so much, but luckily most of the professors I have taken classes from, are extremely knowledgeable in their field and patient when teaching certain topics.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and they have their own police force and many emergency phones with a one to two minute response time after calling. The only crime they get nowadays is theft and that is because students will feel so safe that they will leave their laptop or phone unattended and it won't be there when they get back. Apart from that it is very safe on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do on campus that you don't need to leave campus to have fun. There is hundreds of clubs and study groups, hang-out places and entertainment opportunities, as well as work opportunities that work around your schedule. Movie nights and concerts as well as discount tickets to off campus fun.

    Food and Dining

    They offer a lot of different food in the Dining Commons but also a wide variety of food from different fast food restaurants, and don't forget Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    They try their best to connect you with others that have the same interests or personality as you which can become a lifelong friend.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone wants you to succeed only if you want to yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    ALWAYS use the resources that are available to you, and you will not regret any of it because there is so many things this school offers.

    In three sentences

    According to the college this is one of the safest schools in the west even though it is in Las Vegas. The resources that are available to the students is bottomless and it is all open to them. The campus also offers a wide variety of students from all fifty states and over ninety countries.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have been told to always walk to places with someone especially at night but i walk by myself alot and I have been fine but it is always good to take precautions. Also, the school has a crime report on its website so it is accessible to everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a great variety of clubs. You can even start too!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a premiere night where students from all years gather and form a U N L V sign and we do this each year. It's pretty fun, I like it. You get to meet people and lay back.

    What to do for fun

    The strip is located about 10-20 minutes away from UNLV so there's always tons to do there.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is pretty good. There is a wide variety in the Dining Commons with the buffet style and also the student union provides a variety of fast foods such as Panda express, burger studio, metro pizza, taco bell, subway, jamba juice.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms. It is so easy to wake up around 15-30 minutes before you have class or work and be there on time. Also, living in the dorms makes you more involved with campus activities and going to gym, joining clubs and reaching leadership positions and things like that. I am not saying that you can't do that while living off campus, just that it makes it easier. Some of the dorms are pretty old but all the freshmen get to stay in the newer dorms such as Dayton. I stay in Tonopah and I like it because it is close to everything like the student union and classes. Living in the dorms are very expensive and cost about $5000 a semester but it includes a meal plan.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here is not too bad. Make sure you do not procrastinate and you should be fine. Also, taking 15 or more credits while having a part-time job or being involved in campus life CAN be done. If I can do it, so can you!

    Tips for prospective students

    UNLV's tuition did rise but they have a good amount of financial aid to help assist students with costs. Also, I advice applying to as many scholarships as you are eligible for because it all adds up in the long run. UNLV is a very big school with 28,000+ students here. There are tons of opportunities to grow as an individual. I advice to become involved in campus life and the very many clubs that are offered on campus. You learn to grow to become a better person and even as a leader.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a pretty good school academic wise and in terms of student involvement. I really like the environment it exudes. People are very friendly and want to learn about different cultures and people.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    UNLV is in a big city but on campus I feel safe. The university has multiple emergency stations. Each of them has a phone and a security pager. It is great when you are walking at night by yourself and want help.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of activities and clubs to join. They said if I did not find a club I liked I could even start on myself.

    Bang for the buck

    Gets you what you need. I live in Vegas so it is much cheaper, but the meal deals and free activities really makes it great.

    What to do for fun

    Many students have talked about all the great basketball games. Students get discounted tickets, which is wonderful for me and my family!

    Food and Dining

    The DC is great, set up like a style buffet. They also seem to have good meal packages for students. The campus is very open and has lots of area for eating outside.

    Dorm Life

    I have not seen the dorms personally, but I have seen pictures. They seen to be average sized. I gave it two stars because I hear they have community showers, instead of shared Jack and Jill style bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes seem to be good paced. Many reviews I have seen for my teachers are good.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip I would give a prospective student would be to try and get your classes all in the same CBC building. The UNLV campus is beautiful but also huge!

    In three sentences

    UNLV has a great spirit of excitement on campus. Great diversity among the students and staff. Multiple FREE recreational activities on campus!

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The universities campus security is prepared. Campus monitors roam the campus almost hourly and can be on call from any emergency phone box. Cameras line the buildings and lighting is set to help.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over a hundred different clubs and activities that go on daily at the unviersity. From the greek life to chruch groups. On campus daily their are concerts in the courtyards and much more in the student union.

    Bang for the buck

    As all colleges seem to be expensive the university of nevada las vegas seems to be put at a fair price. If a student is unable to afford schooling their are many grants, scholarships and financial aids that can be applied for.

    What to do for fun

    The Thomas and Mack Arena is one of UNLV's main attractions, as it is the best on the west coast. Many concerts sports and activities are located in the arena on campus grounds. There is also many activities in clubs and areas around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food at the university is in an extreme variety! Not only is there and in n out burger in walking distance but there are many other food choices and restuarants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on the campus are very well kept and they are always full of life. Students are kind and curteous of others and the dorms are kept private from others.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are put at the upmost part of the university! Students must not only succeed in their schooling but be honest. Staff at the university is always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    UNLV is a great place to start your college career, they have so many different degrees and many advisors to help you set your way. All students like anywhere else should go prepared and ready to learn from the best!

    In three sentences

    The university of nevada las vegas is a very clean and exciting school. The facualty is very helpful and eager to help you learn and understand things. There is so many opportunities and activities to always keep your mind off of just being at school!

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is okay, not excellent, but not great either. UNLV is located in the center of the city which is not such a good area. There have been some incidences of muggings in the parking lots and garages and a few incidences in the dorm rooms. There are a few homeless that also come into the library to sit and read, I don't really mind, especially during winter when it's cold outside, but when they start asking for money while we are trying to study it annoys me. I myself don't feel comfortable leaving campus alone late at night after studying. I always leave with my study buddies to feel a bit safer. I feel there should be more security and campus police.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs that can be joined on campus. I myself am in P.A.W.S. a pre-veterinary/animal lover society.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite locations on campus to study is in White Hall. There is an annex with a waterfall and several plants and trees. It's a nice place to study and relax, it's quiet and all you can usually hear is the waterfall. It's also cool during summer and warm in the winter. Perfect place to study.

    What to do for fun

    UNLV is a commuter campus and much of the students attending don't stay on campus. There are occasional movie viewing nights, as well as fundraising opportunities that tend to be fun to attend. There is also a game room in the Student Union that many students use, however I have not. I enjoy going to the UNLV Recreation Center to take classes and work out. They have an amazing lap pool and a track on the top floor that are both enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining available on campus is actually quite good however the choices available are rather unhealthy. I would recommend Greens to Go, it is pretty expensive to get a salad there however it is delicious and the salads are large enough to either be split with a study buddy or to have plenty for later if you are spending a night studying late. Excellent food for the price. There is also an Einstein Bagels on the other side of campus that is an excellent choice for breakfast on early study mornings.

    Dorm Life

    I am guessing on this since I currently live off campus, but the dorms I have seen are not all that great to be honest.

    Academic Rigor

    My major is Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and my classes can be quite challenging. I cannot attest to the difficulty and challenges of other classes in different majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take full advantage of all the tutoring and student academic success opportunities available for you. Don't be complacent with your classes, take EVERY class seriously and push yourself to do your best, if you are struggling with a class, admit it to yourself and get help.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada Las Vegas is an excellent university dependent upon your major. If you are a hospitality or business major, art major, etc, this school is excellent, however, if you are a science major such as myself this school leaves a lot to be desired. Every semester poses a challenge just to get into a class, hardly any sections are offered, and when they are they only have a certain amount of spots available, this causes your degree to take much longer than expected to obtain.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UNLV is a very safe campus. We have our very own police department stationed on campus, we have blue light security stands all over campus and there are always others around.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great at UNLV. If you want to be active and part of the UNLV community, you join Greek Life. Greek Life is the social life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are thousands of clubs and activities offered at UNLV. All you have to do is find the one that suits you and you are set.

    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is a great school and if you attend, I am sure you will love it. All you have to do is put all you can into it. That's what I did and I love it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual thing about campus is the Echo Circle. Its a good secret kept but there is a spot that is circular in design and echoes your voice and sound in a 15 foot radius. It is really cool.

    Bang for the buck

    UNLV is just like every other college and university. It's like a backpack, whatever you put in it, you will get out of it.

    What to do for fun

    Sports is a big part of campus life, especially the Running Rebels. You can hang with friends at the games, and there is also a great Greek Life on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining at UNLV is pretty decent. There are tons of restaurants on campus and also a Dining Commons. The food is good and you never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life on campus is amazing. Not many students live on campus so you get one on one attention from Ra's, staff and faculty. Those who live on campus rule the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of the courses offered very greatly. Some classes will push you to your limits and others you can breeze through. It all depends on your class and your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I would give for prospective students is first, focus on your schooling. Study and learn the material and you will do fine. Second, put all you can into college and it will give it back.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a great school. The professors are very personal with their students and they actually care. The school as a whole is continually bettering itself and becoming one of the greatest Universities in the nation.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for Business and Hospitality students

    What to do for fun

    It is Vegas you can never be bored.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are studying business or hospitalities this is the school to go to. If you are studying the sciences or liberal arts, Arts go to another University.

    In three sentences

    I feel that they do not support their Geology program very well, There on-campus housing needs to be remodeled. They do not treat everyone equally I know this as I worked in the Enrollment and Student Services office and I was able to see what goes on behind the scenes. I rate them a 4 out of 10 I am currenlty finishing my last semester with UNLV online this fall and starting with Metropolitan College of Denver Spring 2013

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are plenty of Greeks on campus, but I do not affiliate with any. Some are friendly Greeks whereas others not so much. But then again, that could be someone's reason to want to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to choose from on campus along with various sororities/fraternities. Though the latter may not be as easy to join, the accept quite a few people at a time.

    Food and Dining

    The Student Union has a pretty variety of selection and there are a few places like Subway and Einsteins in other places in the campus. The Commons, used to be known as Dinning Commons is an all you can eat buffet that does not have the same home styled meal everyday, or even from lunch to dinner. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's a waste. A win-lose situation.

    Dorm Life

    Being in the dorms is a great experience to meet new people from not just the United States, but the world as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    The teachers I have had were nice and appreciate respect from their class. Being a rude and/or rowdy student will get you and the class nowhere. Being disrespectful to the teacher only makes it worse and your classmates would not be happy with you.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a great school with opportunities to help you succeed in the field of your choice. There is never a point where you can't find help with class, resumes, and other various things. If you have the potential and desire to want to go far, UNLV faculty, teachers, counselors are always there to help.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    There is a lot of Greek life social, academic, social and otherwise

    Clubs and Activities

    You can do almost anything here.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a state university, what do you think?

    What to do for fun

    Vegas Baby!

    Food and Dining

    Great! if you have the money. Jamba juice is there as well as panda and some other places.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult but fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the facilities, sometimes the staff are not as helpfull over the phone.

    In three sentences

    The facilities are new and in top notch condition and the staff attractive and helpful.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I am a very athletic person and so I plan on spending most of my time in the gym working out and joining some of the intramural teams and possibly joining the schools team.

    Food and Dining

    I wen to new freshman orientation and we were able to eat in the dining hall and it is pretty cool. everything is buffet style and it is a very chill place to hang out and eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    I learned from high school that it school is lots more fun when you get involved and that is something that I encourage everyone in college to do. It makes the college experience that much better, plus there is a chance that you will meet some people who may become life ling friends. Its definitely worth the thrill.

    In three sentences

    The campus is amazing! I am a local and at first I did not think I wanted to go to UNLV but now I am excited for the first day of school. This University has great opportunities for everybody who enrolls.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The student union and the recreation center were the places to be. There was something available for evreyone.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining had was delicious and there are a variety for all the different taste buds out there.

    Dorm Life

    Regardless of what room style one gets, one can still connect with other both literally and figuratively. You'll understand what i mean if you attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on your studies in college. High school seniors do not let your grades slip up because it can hurt you.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is located in an area where it can be very hot or very cold.In the orientation one can really get a feel for what the school is all about. There are many opportunities for all people to succeed.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't feel that being on the campus or even commuting to the campus is safe, due to all the violence in downtown Vegas and car accidents.

    Food and Dining

    The food court is actually like a mall, there are a lot of options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't much better than the apartments downtown and make me feel unsafe.

    Academic Rigor

    I heard some good reviews about the professors there.

    In three sentences

    I honestly feel unsafe when I walk around this campus. I was walking past the library and came across a hobo digging through the trash, it wasn't exactly pleasant. The only good thing about the school was how close together everything was.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    People are watching all over. Security is great and on top of their work.

    Greek Life

    A plus.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot to choose from. You will be pleased.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who can balance school and fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You get all you want at this school. Education, health, Fun, activities. You get it all.

    Bang for the buck

    School needs to drop their prices.

    What to do for fun

    The las vegas strip is right behind our school, so go have some fun and explore!

    Food and Dining

    A lot of different options, including healthy ones!

    Dorm Life

    I didn't stay in the dorms so I would not know.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are hard, but willing to work with you. I am happy.

    Tips for prospective students

    A lot of hidden Fees, Plan accordingly. Remember fun is great, but school needs to come first.

    In three sentences

    The university actually has some wonderful professors here. You get the fun plus the great teachers and great curriculum. Over all a good school. Tuition is too high and too many expenses. Worth it if its your dream school or you are a local or you just want to experience Las Vegas.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe, pretty much you need to have an ID card to get into the build at all times. It's always security guards that are there to help you if you need it. They also have these little blue lights that you push in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    Greek life if awesome especially ZBT- Zeta Beta Tau they throw awsome parties. Also ZTA- Zeta Tau Alpha have awesome philanthropies such as cancer Awareness.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, if you are not 21 it's not much to do but walk the strip and go to fraternity and sorority parties. You kind of have to make fun by yourself and all the friends you make.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright, in the dining commons. We also have this place called the Student Union they also have other food options available. However, right up the street we have inn n out burger it's amazing for those who have not had it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing,especially if you have an amazing roommate and suite mate like I did. It's a big transition but it's worth it, we also have an amazing view of the Strip from the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not that bad, I mean some teachers are strict but it's not like you are on pins and needles everyday. However, it's like every other school if you want good grades you have to keep up with the work and put in the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would make sure all of my paperwork is alright, keep on them. Call them just to verify everything and make sure you look into the distant education especially if you are out of state and can't afford to be on campus they offer a discount rate.

    In three sentences

    I rate University of Nevada- Las Vegas on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest I rate it a 8.5.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. There are Las Vegas Metropolitan Police on campus that are driving around vehicles on campus. There are also mounted police officers on campus. Yes when I say mounted, they are on horseback. You can also see them on bike (not motorcycles), but mountain bikes. They are friendly and willing to help.

    Greek Life

    Rush week is around the beginning half of the semester. Look for Student Involvement at your My UNLV account or go to http://www.unlv.edu/getinvolved.

    Clubs and Activities

    MECHA Take Back the Night Various Events Breast Cancer Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness, Eating contest for charity, Take Back the Night, Rush Week, Free Movie Night. During the first week of the semester, the student union hands out free planners, water, pens, pencils, coupon books for stuff on and off/nearby campus. They are very friendly and also there to help you with directions if you get lost.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are studious: library extended study area, The Barrick Museum, or 2nd floor in the Student Union lounge go to the first student lounge door (from left to right) Gamer: Game room is set up on 2nd floor at the Student Union. Going from left to right, 2nd door. Sleepy student: I have seen students sleep on the floors in the various buildings in the hallways against the wall. The best places are the library 5th floor and the 3rd student lounge room (going from left to right) on the second floor. The lights are always off. That is considered the sleeping room.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Look for sidewalk chalk writings and drawings on the sidewalk going toward the Student Union for any events. UNLV athletes use the campus sidewalks for running laps with students going to and from classes during the time of day when campus is highly occupied.

    Bang for the buck

    Many of the local magazines such as Seven and City Life can be found for free near the bookstore or coffee shop on campus that have information on local restaurants and various events. These local magazines are very thorough and informative. Don't forget to set up your Rebelmail account (student email campus account) and do the surveys for free cafe beverage or smoothie of your choice. Don't forget to help yourself and have your own personal free stash of exam books, scantrons, and #2 pencils from the information desk at the Student Union. They are free.

    What to do for fun

    As far as nightlife is concerned in Las Vegas, if you are not 21, the casinos, night clubs, and bars are off limits. If you are 21, the nightlife isn't too bad. For people under 21, there is the art galleries in casinos and downtown and downtown's First Friday (First Friday of the month) event, plenty of malls to shop at, tons of movie theaters for reduced rates for college students, and places to hang out at and eat. There are Greek, Italian, Lebanese, Thai, Vietnamese, French, restaurants, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for places to eat depending on whether you are eating on the go, sitting down for a while, or grabbing coffee, pastries, or smoothies. I love The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf next to the library with sandwiches, amazing coffee, small selection of Greek food, and other drinks.

    Dorm Life

    You are given the option to live in a certain type of dorm based on academic standing and class standing i.e freshman, sophmore, etc. You are also given the option to live in a dorm room to share or to be alone in. The gym and parking for dorm residence are very close to the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on whether you are just starting out as a freshman taking your 100 & 200-level classes. The academic rigor increases once at the 400-level.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors willing to help students as needed and willing to schedule office hours when needed. For more information on a particular professor, I recommend www.ratemyprofessor.com. The students are very honest.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a large campus. The Lied Library has excellent resources such as the digital library, renewing checked out books online, and inter-library loans. The students are very busy and can seem more occupied with their lives, but if you talk to them they are very friendly and outgoing.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I find what I am getting out of UNLV to be great for what I'm paying for tuition, which is around $6,000 a year. (I'm paying in state tuition.)

    What to do for fun

    Well, seeing as you'd be living in Vegas, what the campus lacks in activities, can be made up in the metropolitan shopping and night life in the surrounding areas. Town Square and the Fashion Show Mall offer exceptional stores for anybody's style and The Strip contains a variety of activities for even the biggest book worms.

    Food and Dining

    On a tour I went on, we were able to eat the food in the dining commons and I found the food to be quite exceptional! Also, the Student Union has quite the selection of fast food dining that fits anyone tastes.

    Dorm Life

    I will not be living on campus, so I have no input on dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Since I am attending in the fall, I have not yet experienced any of the academics UNLV has to offer. But I am told that they're classes are challenging but not impossible to get an A in.

    Tips for prospective students

    UNLV is a desirable place for unsure students. I mean, who wouldn't want to live in Las Vegas? Besides, the campus (if you're living on it) is very accessible to The Strip! Also, if you're looking to transfer to medical school, UNLV has one of the best pre-medical programs out there!

    In three sentences

    The campus is large and well kept. The buildings have an antique quality that makes them charming. The wellness center is one of the best I've seen.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Police patrol the campus 24/7 so no worries. And there are emergency telephones stationed aroung campus every 100 yards or so.

    Clubs and Activities

    Check out CSUN or join Rebel Yell newspaper staff! There's a club out there for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is one big tradition where all incoming students new and old get together for free food, music, and entertainment. You meet all types of new people and get invovled. At the end of the night each grade forms the letters UNLV with candles while someone high in the sky takes the picture. It's a great moment to be a part of andyou don't want to miss it!

    What to do for fun

    Check out the game rooms at the student union center or chill with friends in one of the many lounges.

    Food and Dining

    The food is spectacular and is never too far away. Check out starbucks or grab a bite at subway the choice is really yours.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing!! Great space and the atmopshere is relaxing yet its still a good environment to have some fun. It's home away from home and you'll meet new people every 5 seconds!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Math classes are hard and challenging by not letting you use calculators. Writing papers can be horrible but your professors always make sure you understand what they are looking for and the writing center can help revise your papers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you sign up as soon as possible to get an academic coach. This person will be there to help guide you and answer any questions you may have. They are like your own personal cheerleader and their only intention is to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada Las Vegas has very supportive staff members who are always willing to answer your questions. The signs are easy to navagate so getting from building to building or finding your next class is a piece of cake. The student union center is very imformative and a great place to learn all about what UNLV has to offer.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Good, but pricey.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not knowing what you want to study is okay, as long as you do your best and seek for help. Enjoy studying but not too hard that you forget to participate in fun events in UNLV.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a first-rate educational institute. Although there are some flaws, overall, UNLV can provide exceptional services and facilities for students. Students can also enjoy participating in academic and non-academic activities easily, with help in almost every aspect.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is generally pretty safe. There are many emergency phones located around campus that will immediately inform campus police if you need any assistance.

    What to do for fun

    There are many coffee shops and restaurants located around campus. Meeting up with friends and chatting at these places can offer some quick, fun social time in between classes. On the weekend, the Las Vegas Strip is located just about 10-15 minutes away from Campus. There are movie theatres, arcades, plenty of dining options, and shows that you can choose from.

    Food and Dining

    While UNLV has a variety of food options such as Panda Express, Jamba Juice, and Taco Bell, the dining commons here on campus really doesn't have the best food. I would avoid eating there unless it's a last resort option.

    Dorm Life

    There are a few options for dorm locations here at UNLV, the largest being Tonopah. Each dorm has floor events and an RA assigned to it. Feel free to ask them any questions.

    Academic Rigor

    The general ed professors at the school are challenging and helpful. Definitely check out the ratings for professors before taking a class. It is hard to talk about each professor because every department is different.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take a tour of the campus before making any decisions. Sometimes many students are set on a particular school, but the campus turns them off. Definitely take a look and see if you can see yourself being a student at the school for the next few years.

    In three sentences

    UNLV was my first choice transfer school. It was appealing because of the wide variety of degrees. The campus is beautiful and also on the larger side.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are inter-murals and sport clubs you can join. There are also events throughout the year that make school enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    There various options in dining, but for me I prefer the Dinning commons than the Student Union.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in a dorm, but I've heard the newer dorms are better than the older ones.

    Academic Rigor

    As in any other school there are professors that good or bad. Your save bet is just to talk to the professor if there are any problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dealing with the financial aid office can be difficult sometimes, but they do their job. Stay way from the book store because the books are often overpriced. Be prepare to handle difficult professors.

    In three sentences

    The wellness center on campus is very well equipped. There are opportunities to study abroad. Lastly, there are varies events toward students.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    join a club or a school activity or hang out with friends on the campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whenever you need help always call your advisor.Take a tour with a friend or anyone to get to know the school better.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very big and beautiful! A great place to relax and hang out with friends or even study.They have a lot of classes and everyone there is very friendly and helpful.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NOT WELL LIGHTED IN SOME AREAS IF YOU HAVE EVENING CLASSES

    Clubs and Activities

    STUDENT CENTER IS VERY HANDY AND HELPFUL FOR FRESHMAN

    Great for these types of students

    ATHLETES

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    EVERYTHING IS PRETTY BASIC COLLEGE STUFF

    Bang for the buck

    CAMPUS IS IN CLOSE PRXIMITY TO TARGET AND SEVERAL DISCOUNTS STORES AND EATING PLACES, YOU LEARN HOW TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY WELL.

    What to do for fun

    ITS VEGAS, YOUR SURROUNDED BY CASIONOS, FAST CARS AND PEOPLE, AVOID AT ALL COST! DONT'T GET SUCKED IN.

    Food and Dining

    THIS IS GREAT, SEVERAL PLACES TO EAT ON CAMPUS WITH YOU PAID FOR MEAL PLAN, VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.

    Dorm Life

    SINGLE ROOM IF YOUR NOT PREPARED FOR CLOSE LIVING QUARTERS WITH SOMEONE YOU DON'T KNOW.

    Academic Rigor

    AVOID WEB BASED CLASSES IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. YOU MUST BE DILIGENT TO ACCOMPLISH THESE, I PERSONALLY NEED AN INSTRUCTOR.

    Tips for prospective students

    BE PREPARED, HAVE ALL YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW WITH FINACIAL AID AND FUNDS TO ATTEND COLLEGE

    In three sentences

    THIS UNIVERSITY IS IN AN EXCELLENT LOCATION. IT HAS THE FEEL OF A PRIVATE COLLEGE BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE CAMPUS. THE BASKETBALL TEAM IS AWESOME.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police is there to provide a safe environment.

    Great for these types of students

    The art programs!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everybody is very laid back at UNLV. They don't judge by your appearance, race, ethnicity or religion. The only way to impress someone is to be friendly and polite.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of fun classes and many fun activities at UNLV. Some of them are internships which are a great way to communicate, get college credits and learn about what you love.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions when you're not sure about something. Participate in classes and enjoy what you're doing. Remember: this is about your future, so all you'll learn will apply later in your life. Learn - but have fun!

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a great school. The professors are very helpful and really care about the students. I'm very satisfied and happy to attend this university.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Hearing news of creepers in student union. Even sexual offenders at night.

    Greek Life

    Present and obnoxious

    Great for these types of students

    Smart. Resilient to weather conditions

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    big flashlight monument by the performing arts center, and rebel mascot footprints near the chemistry building. Beginning of each year, student create UNLV with lamps and each other.

    What to do for fun

    Arcade, Student Union and library with friends. Jogging through the forestry part of campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Its hot and its cold throughout the year. Many races and religions. Some professors are easy and some are hard, its all about luck and ratemyprofessors.com. Its a pretty big campus.

    In three sentences

    Mid-Level School for a solid degree. Diverse and great technology. Good hospitality program.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNLV does a great job making their students feel safe. While waking the campus, one will always find wandering officers or patrol cars, even police officers on horse at times. There are even emergency phone booths and the UNLV Campus Patrol station right across the street.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is one of the most exciting aspects of college, especially at UNLV. From the week of rush to initiation, no better club gets you involves in your school and acquainted or befriended to so many new people than going Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    From fraternities to sororities, academic and non academic, and even major-based clubs, UNLV has an organization for even the quiet students. It is close to impossible to not find a club or organization that works best for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student looking for an opportunity to meet different people from all over the world and enjoy the perks of going to a large school will feel well suited at UNLV. It gives you the opportunities to meet some of the most fun yet distinguished students from all around the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the best things about UNLV are it's convenient resting spots. From the amphitheaters outdoors the the second floor of the Student Union that overlooks the entire campus. After a long hard day of classes, it's nice to rest easy somewhere just for a moment.

    Bang for the buck

    Based in your choice of major, UNLV is worth the money. It's an exciting and intellectual experience anyone would enjoy. It also possesses some of the best professors I have ever had.

    What to do for fun

    Almost every week of each semester UNLV offers so many opportunities to have fun. From football and basketball games to weekly movie nights. My favorite night is the UNLV Premier where the entire campus gathers and enjoys free food, music, and tons of interaction.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining offered at UNLV is top notch. Not only do you have guilty indulgences such as Panda Express and Del Taco but healthy options such as Subway ad Greens to go. There is also a dining hall and a small grocery market.

    Dorm Life

    Those who live in dorms have almost twice as great as college experience as those who live off campus. The campus is large enough to enjoy nice log walks and even has a three story gym.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging depending on what you are studying. Be prepared to work as much as you play.

    Tips for prospective students

    Anyone looking into management, especially hotel management, would be extremely pleased at UNLV. Not only that, but UNLV does know how to get their students involved. The Rebel spirit is very strong and something you'll be proud to brag about.

    In three sentences

    In my experience at UNLV, I would rate it as an 9 on a scale of 1-10. While socially there are a plethora of opportunities for students to get involved, academically it is evident where they want their students to focus their studies on. I would love to see an even distribution of money to each field offered.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    fairly safe, good feeling of being safe.

    Greek Life

    not the most largest college with greeks, but there are certainly a good amount

    Clubs and Activities

    a great variety of different clubs at unlv.

    Great for these types of students

    sociably capable

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Library is a fairly big hot spot

    Bang for the buck

    there are some different ways to get money.

    What to do for fun

    socialize with friends either at the student union or at the library while studying

    Food and Dining

    great range of foods.

    Dorm Life

    not very sure as i do only visit a single friend which lives there.

    Academic Rigor

    passable classes

    Tips for prospective students

    get your act together, before school starts make sure your classes are what you wanted, get scholarships, and procrastination will take your money and your time.

    In three sentences

    the school has a great atmosphere with kind and intelligent students. Its students are fairly diverse and active in their school. teachers vary

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Activities provided by the school, concerts and events in downtown Las Vegas, parks.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    They do not have dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    Undergraduate studies are not very challenging.

    In three sentences

    The school has the essentials but fails at the little things like taking care of the campus and student respect. The best thing about the school is the Wellness and Recreation Center. They also have a free parking lot for students.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. Not sure about night time. First semester at the school and I haven't had any problems. Security are always around. And they have UNLV Police around campus.

    Food and Dining

    At the middle of the campus in the Student Union, they have Starbucks, Panda Express, Studio Burger, Taco Bell, Subway, Jamba Juice, A salad and pizza place. And around campus they have Coffee Bean and a bagel place. Prices aren't too bad.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    All professors will treat you like an adult. They will not tolerate lateness or not paying attention. If you miss class, it's your responsibility to hand your homework on the day it was due. They will not favor you and change your grade just for you to stay in your fraternity. They are strict but very friendly and make class interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have the motivation to graduate. Be serious about studying. Learn how to manage your time because you will always have a lot of readings. Students and professors are nice, if you need help don't be afraid to ask.

    In three sentences

    I love it here, a lot better then University of Hawaii schools. They really do want you to graduate and all associates on campus are willing to help you. They are strict with having electronics in class which is good so you stay focused and get your money worth of knowledge.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of activities always different events going on.

    Food and Dining

    Great food variety of everything, not everything is good though.

    Dorm Life

    The only way to get a real feel of UNLV.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you read what your suppose to and do the work, it's a piece of cake, nothing to challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    If your freshman get a dorm you'll meet new people and have a better feel for this college and just do your work and make an effort while doing so.

    In three sentences

    It is decent academically,The variety and amount of activities available around campus.The atmosphere of UNLV and the city of Las Vegas.The Runnin' Rebels, can't forget about them.

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe, always have campus police roaming around campus on bike or on horses.

    Greek Life

    Although it may not be as big compared to other schools, UNLV has 36 different greek organizations. Make sure to research your options to find out what org fits you best. Know about the different greek councils on campus. Inter-fraternal Council, Panhellenic Council, National Panhellenic Council , and Multicultural Greek Council.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a lot cheaper than other schools. We have a state of the art gym and the first completely green building in the state of Nevada.

    What to do for fun

    Intramurals, on campus events like Premier and Rebels After Dark, Go Greek, etc...

    Food and Dining

    The dining commons has improved a lot from previous years.

    Dorm Life

    From what i hear everyones close.

    Academic Rigor

    I guess it would depend on your major and class load.

    Tips for prospective students

    -If you have an iphone download the UNLV campus map. -try to buy your books online, its cheaper (ex. amazon, ebay, etc) -get involved -do your research to see what services are provided for free on campus

    In three sentences

    Although UNLV may mostly be a nontraditional commuter school, students that go here do try their best to make UNLV part of the community. Many different organizations are available for people of many different interests, you just have to look. If you make the effort, it's easy to find your place.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police on campus and there are emergency call stands where you can call the police at anytime.

    Clubs and Activities

    I love the organization that I have joined. Intervarsity was a good place to meet people with the same beliefs as me. It also helped me grow and made me overcome my homesickness.

    What to do for fun

    I like swimming at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. I also go to Intervarsity a Christian fellowship on campus. There are meetings once a week and there are many bible studies available on campus or off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Commons can be better and improve, but there are lots of good dining options on campus and you aren't limited to always eating on campus. There are so many good places that are right near campus.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm. I currently live in a double room, but is treated like a single because my recent roommate moved out. I have a small privacy wall which is really good, because I have some of my own private area.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many resources to use if you are struggling with your general classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up if you are from out of state on the West Coast. You will be able to a recipient of the WUE Scholarship which lowers the tuition rates.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a great place for a diverse community and a great deal for out of state students like me.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things that a student can do for fun while in the university. For example, students like join sororities and fraternities in which they do things there.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. There is a variety of foods. They have a dinning hall in the form of a buffet like in the casinos.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty sweet. The dorms range from only girls/boy, depending on your major, all the way to co-ed, its depending on what the student decides. You meet new people and its a nice way to make new friends. However, some dorms are small.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is depending on the class. However, most of them are easy to handle if the student is determined.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should come to the university with an open mind to learn. This University is filled with different resources to help students succeed in their academics.

    In three sentences

    I would rate this University a 9.5. It is a very diverse school, and a great environment to be around. There are a number of clubs and activities students can get involved with throughout the year.

  • 09/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is security on campus with horses that monitor the campus's safety. If something bad happens they are there to protect the students.

    Greek Life

    I aren't seen much of the greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is clubs and activities of all kinds that can relate to everyone. The clubs are always out there to try to find new members to contribute into their club.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of ethnicities are welcomed in this school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We bring a lot of spirits onto campus and do many events on campus that show we have the best spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth paying to go here. You will have loads of fun throughout the semesters and will gain a great experience while on campus and attending events.

    What to do for fun

    We have premiere where we get together and contribute to the school year and celebrate it.

    Food and Dining

    Unlv has a variety of food restaurants that are both healthy and tasty.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are spacious. To me they are very homey.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulties depend on what class your taking so it varies.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is the school to be in. We have a really fun community and safe famous. You will always feel safe and welcomed here. We always offer free snacks and other things while you walk around campus. The teachers are great and very helpful.

    In three sentences

    From a 1-10 rating i would give the University a 9. No school is perfect but this school is pretty much close to it. I love going here.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always security on campus.

    Greek Life

    I am in Sigma Kappa and i absolutely love my sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    All Students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Library on campus is awesome! Teacher are very helpful!

    What to do for fun

    Everything!

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a wonderful school and campus with so many opportunities

    In three sentences

    I love this school. I am a freshman and I already feel right at home. There are activities for everyone and the academies are great.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNLV has school campus police.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs do not meet that often.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The location of UNLV is in a neighborhood some might consider ghetto.

    What to do for fun

    Sports games, benefit concerts, the strip, malls, and school clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Food court line is always a billion years long.

    Dorm Life

    This school has lots of parties and not much sleep. Stay away from the party life and focus on school.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers give a lot of work and its very time consuming.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Find a club to join 2. Keep track with your classes syllabus' because UNLV gives lots of homework.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada Las Vegas is a great school to attend. Classroom sizes are a great student to teacher ratio. There are lots to offer like jobs, activities/clubs, and tutoring services.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Strip is a couple miles away. The Fashion Show Mall is at the end of the Strip and Town Square is a 20 minute drive if you go by freeway.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't very good and a meal plan is required if you live in the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm size is reasonable, but I would recommend not bringing everything from home, unless you have to. We do not have community bathrooms, rather we share with 2-4 depending on what type of room you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up in high school because you will be eligible for scholarships that help pay for college.

    In three sentences

    This is an excellent school for those that want to go into the hospitality industry. The Bachelor's degree requires 1,000 work hours and an internship to help gain the experience needed. There are a lot of opportunities to meet recruiters for a specific hotel during hotel college mixers and career fairs.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I usually hate big cities and being near the strip, but i feel very safe inside UNLV.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything and everything. And if you still can't find the one you want, you can start a club yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a really great psychology program at UNLV.

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure you use the coupons from orientation, and put money on your rebel card. You don't pay tax on things when you use your rebel card. And wherever you go, especially when you are close to UNLV, ask if there is a student discount. Many places only give the discount if you ask.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of social events, clubs, and a HUGE gym.

    Food and Dining

    Many choices for food in the student union and dining commons. You can't get bored! The dining commons are like a buffet everyday!

    Academic Rigor

    UNLV is a lot harder than Coronado high school. I really have to study hard and focus on school work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do assignments (Especially reading assignments!) on time. If you don't read you will fail the test.

    In three sentences

    UNLV has been very helpful with the transition from high school to college. I have lots of support from staff and students here at UNLV. If I have a question about something I can walk up to any student and they will answer kindly. If he or she can't answer the question, the staff will.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UNLV has several events on and off campus. From sporting events to social events. You are sure to find something to do every weekend.

    Food and Dining

    There is so much variety at UNLV. From healthy, to junk food, you can always find what you are looking for. UNLV students will never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great to jump into college life. Several more opportunities are available for dorm students than regular commuting students. Living in a dorm is a must-have experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Picking classes is the most challenging part. Classes are hard, but that is to be expected from a college level. These classes teach you what you need to know to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students would be to get involved. Getting involved makes experiences and friends that will last a lifetime. It enhances the college experience like nothing else can.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada-Las Vegas has exceeded my expectations by far. This school welcomed me in with open arms and I truly feel like I belong there. Attending this school has already made me into a better person.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are poles every 100 feet for students to press a button for help.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities going on and they some times make a stand on the side to advertise themselves to other students.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students who wants to do more than being in the classroom.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We take a picture in order from your class rank of spelling out the word UNLV and we rub the Rebel guy's stash so that we gain good luck through out the semester.

    What to do for fun

    There are club activities that are available in UNLV or community services to help others in the community. There are places around campus where you could apply for jobs to save more money, Lake Mead, Red Rock, Mt. Charleston, and beautiful sites to hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    UNLV's dinning commons provide a variety of food for their students and at the same time there's a student union where there are different restaurants for students who want fast food.

    Dorm Life

    It's fun to live on campus and the people who live around you are the people who become your best friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major but UNLV requires its students to take certain classes so that it prepares them in the future for their career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just come to college ready and with an open mind. This will make it easier for you to go through your classes and to meet new people. Have good communication with one another so that you're able to build a relationship with your professors or advisors to advance in school.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a very good college for students who are not only looking for class work but being interactive when learning. This college makes you do classwork but at the same time makes you participate within the community so you can gain experience within what you plan to do with your major. They also have their students undergo research or create research projects to figure things out and to share with people around the world.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is motivated and wants a fun college experience should go here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a large DNA model made from t-shirts in the library.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is in high standing for hospitality management.

    What to do for fun

    There are events going on in every club and organization, you just have to join one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to take only 12 credits as a freshmen so you can get used to the work load.

    In three sentences

    A great place for hospitality management and business. There are always new events going on. All the students are welcoming and kind.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do there for fun so to say. However there are groups such as frats and sororities that you can join as well as a full time gym, Pilates classes, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts as well as a pool :)

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is amazing. From Metro pizza, Panda, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Jamba Juice and burgers. It doesn't really get much better than that :) PLUS! They have a snack room next to Jamba Juice and you can get those late night studying munchies like: chips, candy bars, drinks, shakes, gum and ramen noodles.

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't live in the dorms however I do have friends that do. They love it and the one thing everyone is worried about is their room mate. What I can say is that at UNLV they are very lenient and flexible if you already have a friend you want to room with or if you want to change. As far as I know, none of my friends have changed room mates and everyone gets along really well :)

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard if you don't put effort into the work or study material given. If you are a hard worker and know how to study and take good notes, you will find your college experience a fun one rather than a frustrating one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to teach yourself a lot of the material. Sometimes you will get professors that teach the material well, and others not so much. If you need more assistance however, the students are more than willing to have study sessions and the professors have office hours for help as well. Work hard, study, have fun and you'll do just fine.

    In three sentences

    Currently a freshman at UNLV. Students and faculty are very friendly and more than willing to help you. I love the feel of being independent and this college definitely gives you that experience in an enjoyable way:)

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are very visible at night, but the sciences side of campus is kinda dark at night. There are almost always other people around, but it's less populous at night than non-commuter schools' campuses.

    Greek Life

    People complain about them, but they're a small part of campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of in-fighting in some of these groups. Find a group you like and work to develop it, is my best advice.

    Great for these types of students

    Laid-back kids

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of crazy people in the free-speech zone

    Bang for the buck

    It's seriously cheap of you are from Nevada.

    What to do for fun

    The Strip is literally behind you. If you get bored with that, bars and athletic events are probably your best bet. For the academics, there are lectures and cool events on campus sometimes.

    Food and Dining

    The dining commons used to be good but they remade it recently, and I haven't gone yet. The union has a few good options an there are a few places nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms but have visited. It's fun but cramped.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major. I have friends who study all day and others who have gotten out in 3 years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs, have a voice, go to athletic events and become part of campus

    In three sentences

    UNLV is what you make of it. Get involved, work hard and overcome the dumb stuff the Admissions and Registrar's offices will put ya through. It's good if you work at it.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    THE BEST. JOIN ALPHA DELTA PI!!

    Clubs and Activities

    GO Greek!

    What to do for fun

    hang out in the student union.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms, it is so much fun.

    Academic Rigor

    the perfect amount.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the library. Don't go to the student union to study.

    In three sentences

    I am in love with this school. I could not be any happier here. This campus and the classes are perfect for me.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    UNLV has over 120 clubs.

    What to do for fun

    You can walk the strip, which is about three blocks down.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for scholarships.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is an amazing school. It is an amazing school if you are interested in the hotel management program. They have many internships, some even include a internship with Disney.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    adequate safety personnel on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    definitely a lot of things to get involve in.

    What to do for fun

    The Las Vegas Strip is in the University's Backyard :)

    Food and Dining

    Dining is okay. There's a lot to eat around the university though.

    Dorm Life

    On campus dorms are definitely kept up to standard.

    Academic Rigor

    Under the right study plan, no class is too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to get some sun.

    In three sentences

    The Location is great. The facilities definitely meet expectations. Overall college experience is one of a kind.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The UNLV campus is very safe with emergency call stations throughout the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is a good choice for any student, but especially any science or liberal arts student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the UNLV runnin' rebel games, the student section holds up large cardboard cut-outs of celebrities and players to distract the opposing team.

    Bang for the buck

    UNLV is an excellent value. The education that you earn at this college is cheaper then most universities.

    What to do for fun

    UNLV has a great basketball team and throughtout the winter there are games on campus. Intramural sports are available on campus monthly. There is always something going on around campus with dorms, the student union, or sports.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different places to eat on campus. There are many options all around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I feel like I would be satisfied if I did. It isn't too expensive to live there.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor is inconsistent. Some teachers don't take attendance and give no homework. There are some teachers who take attendance every day and give homework every class.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend getting into classes as early as possible and get to class early every day.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a very diverse university with many different kinds of people. The UNLV campus is sprawled out with many different things to do on and off campus. I couldn't ask more from any university.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Las Vegas offers many exciting activities at relatively lot prices. check out a Las Vegas Weekly magazine or ask a local.

    Food and Dining

    Typical college dining experience.

    Dorm Life

    Typical dorm experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Attendance requirements that affect your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Make friends quickly -Don't go to the strip too often -Explore the off-campus amenities

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada-Las Vegas is a great school for international students interested earning degrees in business and/or management. Other notable degree programs are the architecture, biology, physics, and sports medicine degrees. Campus life is entertaining with a multitude of groups and clubs to participate in.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I very rarely see campus police especially at night which worries me because of the location of the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Those that are in college to party. Enjoy the frat or sorority life. And those who enjoy drama and the weather.

    What to do for fun

    Unless you are 21 theres not much to do around UNLV other than hang out with friends. Its in a very harsh part of town. Very sketchy people are always walking around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is not good. It is always soggy. Constantly has the same foods, no variety.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not well secured. To many parties going on all hours of the night. They are also very dirty.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers do not help as much, emails are very rarely responded to. Assignments are not of college level. And the tests are not easy to interpret even when studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking to go to UNLV make sure its the correct college for you. Take tours and talk to students before you attend. There may be a better college for you!

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a decent school, however, it is not all that it should be. The teachers aren't worth the money. Classes are always cancelled and college workload is not very good.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For those students who stay late at school the campus can be a little scary but the lights and emergency phones help ease that fear.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym or the library.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus can get a bit boring, but the food will suffice any college student's appetite.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is interesting and there is always ways to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and a student must put a lot of time into each subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the places of the major buildings on campus, this will help you navigate your way to class.

    In three sentences

    This school is very diverse. There are many areas where students can get help with their subjects. The staff is helpful well.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food choices at UNLV are amazing. There are so many places to choose from and if you don't like the choices on campus, there are a lot of fast food restaurants around the area that are walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not really sure about this because I've never stayed on campus but as far as I can see the students living on campus are pretty happy.

    Academic Rigor

    The class sizes are big so it might be difficult for some to learn at their optimal level. Sometimes it's difficult to speak to the professor because there are so many people with questions.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not in a great area, but there are emergency alarms around campus if something were to happen.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of sororities and Fraternities to join if you would like!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many are offered, such as SODA, Dance clubs, Research events, and Sports events to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    Variety of places offered to eat around campus. Few selected places to eat on campus. The dining common's food is not that great.

    Dorm Life

    Great way to meet new people. Downside is not being able to cook your own food.

    Academic Rigor

    Be organized and get help when needed (free tutoring and professor's office hours) then you should be fine. You must study and work hard for the grade on your own also!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend living at rebel place, which is off campus,but it's close to the campus. These apartments offers shuttles to and from school, so an expensive parking permit isn't requirement.

    In three sentences

    Overall, has caring staff and teachers. Many clubs are available to join. And the UNLV recreation center offers work-out classes, which is a great way to release stress from academic courses.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    UNLV is actually one of the cheapest colleges you can go to in the U.S. It helps out in the long run because of food and dorming rates but all in all, it has bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    The recreational center is fun and it is right by the strip so there are many things to do. If you're over 18 there are hookah lounges and night clubs which are always fun too.

    Food and Dining

    The food court is pretty well stocked. Taco bell, metro pizza, starbucks and einsteins bagels are my favorites. They even have independent stands that sell baked goods and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    The RAs are pretty strict when it comes to the dorms. They expect you to be an adult and take care of yourself but to also give UNLV a good environment to be around.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are strict and try their best to push you to the limit. They want you to succeed and get to your goal. So the strictness is actually benefitial.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask people for directions or help. Vegas people seem intimidating but we are all just trying to make new friends and get an education.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a very accepting place. People are welcoming and friendly and there are many places you can go to for study groups or to catch up with friends. Honestly it is the only college I have had the privilege of going to but I like it alot.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are usually mounted police during the day on campus. There are also emergency phones located throughout and classes offered to those for self-defense.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge on campus. Rushing takes over the beginning of the year and most parties are fraternity related.

    Great for these types of students

    If you need quiet to study, the library has multiple floors that all have silent areas. The rest of the library allows you to talk and eat which is great if you have people to work with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Dark Room in the student union is a room in where the lights are off and people go to take naps. The room is always packed with unconscious people.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition comes with many benefits. There is a health center with physical and mental health services that students can set appointments up for free. The Student Wellness and Recreation Center is an amazing multi story gym. Membership comes free with tuition. Food, however, can get expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Most weekends there are fraternity parties. The Strip is also just blocks away. If you need to shop, want to see a movie, or eat, there are many close spots.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is just okay. If you don't want fast food you have to go the the Dining Commons, which can be expensive unless you have a meal plan. They have more options. There are, however, many great places to eat off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Most people don't live at the dorms, as UNLV is a commuter school. Room sizes are average. People who live there seem to like it, but it is nothing special.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on the class. Those that I have taken have been relatively easy in work load and stress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Download the maps app if you have a smartphone to help you get around. Make sure to try the food off campus. Take care of financial aid and class scheduling as early as possible!

    In three sentences

    UNLV has a great film program. UNLV is easy to get around. UNLV is in the heart of Las Vegas, with everything near.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a never ending list of activities to do at UNLV. There are many clubs to join which help take the fun further than just on campus. The gym is always a popular place with 5 stories and scheduled classes for dance, aerobics, kick boxing, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large selection of places to eat, not only on campus, but off campus walking distance as well. Everything is delicious, well-known, and affordable. Restaurants on/near campus often take a college student's budget in mind and give discounts.

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally dorm, but I've heard from many people that it's a great way to make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you are focused and learn how to manage your time wisely, the difficulty of the academics at UNLV are not difficult at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take every semester seriously. Don't be the freshman that regrets not focusing as much as they could have in their previous semesters. Retaking classes can be expensive. Discipline yourself to put school as your number one priority because chances are, there's going to be more parties and outings that you'll be invited to in the future that will be just as/more fun.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is full of people who know how to party, but get work done. You are able to get the full college experience in comparison to a smaller community college. UNLV not only offers on campus classes, but online classes as well to help fit your schedule needs.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    This is Vegas, is there a place more fun?

    Food and Dining

    The dining common is a great atmosphere. The deserts are to die for.

    Dorm Life

    A blast.

    Academic Rigor

    Although rigorous, what in life worth anything is not?

    Tips for prospective students

    UNLV is a great environment for learning and meeting new friends. With that, make it a time to learn about self.

    In three sentences

    I have truly grown to love UNLV. I have received much encouragement and great support from the professors. The professors are passionate about their disciplines, and show a genuine concern for those students who exhibit that passion as well.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You'll be sure to see Campus police everyday, on horses, walking, in cars.

    Greek Life

    Abundant

    Clubs and Activities

    LOTS of clubs and activities to participate it that you'd wish you could split yourself to be two places at once.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People usually like to crowd the library on finals week. Also, if you are commuting, try to come early if you want that close parking lot.

    Bang for the buck

    Good for the money

    What to do for fun

    Being near the strip, it is not hard to find something to do with friends.

    Food and Dining

    You have dinning dollars and dinning swipes and when you run out you can purchase more.

    Dorm Life

    Typical dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Its just right.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared and bring your all and you will be successful in your classes. Also make sure to use your time wisely and use every tools available for you.

    In three sentences

    It is a convenient college that works around the student, whether they stay at the dorms or are commuters. The programs are considerate. There academics is well rounded

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always things to do. There's always a party going on or a game to go to some don't worry about being bored.

    Food and Dining

    If you live on campus you will get sick of the food before mid-terms. Make friends that live at home so you have other options and you won't go broke.

    Dorm Life

    The people that live in the dorms are super friendly. It's a good experience to live on campus so you get the whole college experience. Plus you have somewhere to take a nap in between classes.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're focused, you'll pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus to see if you like it. Check out the basketball games to see what to expect for when you come!

    In three sentences

    I can't complain about UNLV so far. There's always things to do but nothing that will distract you from your education. It's overall pretty cheap compared to other 4 year universities.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The nursing program implemented differential tuition, so my financial aid won't even cover all of my tuition.

    What to do for fun

    I read my textbooks.

    Food and Dining

    They have many food options on campus, but there aren't as many on the north side of campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The accelerated BSN program is very challenging and demands almost all of my time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find the academic success center first and they can help you navigate everything you need to do to get enrolled. Otherwise you end up getting sent all over campus by work-study students who don't know or care what they are doing.

    In three sentences

    It is very challenging. Staff is not very helpful. Each instructor has different expectations.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They do have UNLV police cars (sometimes on campus walkways). The worst I've heard so far is a bicycle getting stolen.

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in research, hotel management, or business.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The main walk near the library can either be great or horrible, depending on who's clogging it up. Sometimes, a crowd means free stuff, other times it means lots of people trying to sell or hand you stuff.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition price is what drew me in. Where the school I transferred from started at $20,000 per year (minus room and board), UNLV starts at about half of that (for residents), and residency only requires a one year stay.

    What to do for fun

    It depends on what you call fun, but it's Vegas. You'll find something.

    Food and Dining

    The Student Union and other food areas on campus are decent, with options such as Panda Express, Subway, Greens to Go, etc. The campus is also surrounded by a good variety of food such as a pita place, Smash Burger, various ethnic and fast food places.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Many professors are only part-time professors, some are current graduate students. Keep ratemyprofessor.com handy at all times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check accreditations before applying. Although UNLV offers many programs, some are not accredited (i.e. Library Science) and will not lead to a career in that field.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a reasonably diverse institution, but some aspects of the experience are lacking. They are primarily research-focused, which means that most degrees are catered toward labs, mathematics, and other research-related matters. UNLV is a great starter school, but if you are looking for an intellectual challenge or a flashy certificate, you may wish to look elsewhere.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I am more so a home body but i like music, going out to eat with my boyfriend and my kids or just relaxing with a good book.

    Food and Dining

    I do dine on campus from time to time they have a great student union and all the places are fairly priced

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulties i have had so far at UNLV is finding my way around campus. They really helped me in every aspect of my learning and picking my courses for my major. i am doing well and are happy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to do before you just jump into a major, but if you need help always consult your academic advisor they are really great at helping you make the right decisions on what you want to do with the rest of your life.

    In three sentences

    I think UNLV is a great college, they offer so much versatile education courses. They have a great criminal justice department and i really enjoy the time i have been there so far. The class load is well organized and they offer so much help if needed.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Their is a lot of groups to get involved in. You can also go to the Rebel games.

    Food and Dining

    Food is amazing.. We have our own buffet!!!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms but I hear their great.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are up to date and easy to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in the school. Join a club, organization, sorority, etc. Focus on the schoolwork and ask for help whenever you need it,

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a great school. The teachers are very helpful and make you feel at home. It has a big university feel, without the humongous crowd of students.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    While I walked alone on campus, I did not feel any danger, in fact, everyone seems to be very approachable and helpful.

    Greek Life

    Sorry, but I cannot provide any information on this. I am not familiar with Greek life nor is it part of my interest.

    Clubs and Activities

    I enjoyed walking around campus seeing the students actively involved in extracurricular activities. Give you a sense that they really are trying to help the community.

    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is great for anyone in the hospitality/casino industry. This environment can accommodate both younger and older crowds, it made conveniently for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Can't remember the campus too well, but nothing unusual comes to mind. I think it's a great locations.

    Bang for the buck

    Lots of opportunities to get work experience especially in the hospitality/casino industry. Tuition seems reasonable, for the amount of time to attend, the cost will be considerable to what I purchase my vehicle. Wish I looked into this before I made the purchase.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of on campus activities, however, the campus is also not too far from the strip (MGM). I find it to be walking distance it you can withstand the weather.

    Food and Dining

    Food is phenomenal. A variety of cuisine available provides convenience so there will be no need to go elsewhere.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot provide any information as I have no interest in living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I am fascinated that this is one of the top hospitality schools in the nation. In fact, I am so happy the the city itself provide the hands on experience that can be applied from the course work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Overall great campus, not too far from strip. I made my own tour, walked around and asked questions because I did not book an official tour on time. I was amazed at how helpful and friendly the staff and students were. It's a very positive environment. Do visit the campus during the summer, heat can be overwhelming, but manageable. oh and visit the department you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a positive, friendly environment with excellent resources for anyone. Great location, not too far from the strip. I am amazed at their hospitality program and all they have to offer.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Adventure Dome is relatively cheap for an amusement park for all ages. Bowling, sports leagues, and gyms are all available. There are many fun things to do once you are 21 years old too.

    Food and Dining

    On campus, the food is not that great, but it's Vegas. There are so many great restaurants.

    Academic Rigor

    I remember have so many research papers, work study research based assignments, and on the job training.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are struggling, talk to your professors. They are people too. They know you have a life outside of school.

    In three sentences

    I have a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education from UNLV. I loved the teachers. I learned so much. I was a working mother, wife, and a student.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many fun things to do at UNLV and around campus. There are social events close to campus, and the strip is a few minutes down the road. With shopping, laughter, parties, and fun, anyone is bound to have a great time!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining offers such a delicious variety. With a buffet style meal in the commons dining area, there are so many succulent options to choose from. If anyone is used to fast food, the Student Union has great fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here is simply entertaining. With an intimate space inside rooms and showers shared only amongst four students, it is almost like home. Living on campus is a great way to get to classes on time and engage with fellow students.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are absolutely amazing! Between personal office hours and the academic tutoring center, there is always professional help for any student in need! UNLV is a wonderful institution with challenging yet educational courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are really into a variety of social experiences, then this is the college for you! I recommend Greek life here because so many people love the atmosphere and involvement. If you want to make friends, the Student Union is always filled with energetic, fun people.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a very diverse college with a huge social life. There is so much to do on and around campus with much excitement with new activities going on everywhere. There is so much school spirit and pride from attendees and future students, alike.

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall, I felt safe walking alone at night at UNLV.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a great way to get a sense of a college community. UNLV does not have a Greek row and does not require new initiates to live in any assigned housing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life is a great way to get a sense of a college community. UNLV does not have a Greek row and does not require new initiates to live in any assigned housing.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that love tailgates and don't care if their football team wins or loses. Also great if you are interested in the nightlife and entertainment industry that the Las Vegas strip has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    Go to clubs and other night life on Las Vegas strip; not a whole lot of bars. The mountains are not far ad neither is Red Rock; great opportunities for hiking!

    Food and Dining

    It's alright, but not fantastic.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are good. Share a room with a roommate and a bathroom with two suite mates.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your area of study. Mine happened to be a bootcamp where I learned a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club, go to UNLV premiere night the first week of school, or go greek if you are looking to meet people! Not much of a college feel at UNLV because there are so many students and most commute to work. If out of state, stay in dorm first year while you search Las Vegas area for an apartment. You WILL need a car to get around Vegas area.

    In three sentences

    Great school, but very large commuter school. Classes range in size depending on major; core classes are lecture hall style. UNLV has a great nursing and law school program if that is what you are interested in.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not much fun here on the campus, but most people enjoy spending most of their time in the library studying.

    Food and Dining

    Food is a bit overpriced and quality is not the best.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in dorms.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a great school to attend especially for those who wish to pursue a career in Dental or Engineering. The people are friendly, most teachers are quite tough which is good because they are preparing you for the real world.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of people don't get involved because they don't stay on campus, but there are so many great clubs that will make your time at UNLV more enjoyable!

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is GREAT, but the cost for out-of-state students is very high in comparison.

    What to do for fun

    There is tons to do in the area- the Strip has all sorts of clubs, the lake is fun, Nelson's Landing in the summer for cliff jumping... there is something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    Check out the restaurants around the school- a lot of them will give discounts!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus, and try to sit in on a class in your prospective major! Also, get involved. UNLV is largely a commuter school, and getting involved with make your college experience so much better!

    In three sentences

    UNLV has great programs for Hospitality, Architecture, and Nursing. Other programs are great too, just make sure that you research them first! Great value for in-state students.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Myself being an architecture major, I spend most of my fun-time int eh Architecture Studies Library. They don't monitor your computer habits (like in Lied) so you could easily spend hours watching movies on YouTube. Also, they have a Lego/block area and a bunch of couches-perfect for a nap!

    Food and Dining

    UNLV has a wide variety of food to choose from, my favorite being Metro Pizza in the student union. It's made fresh (you can watch!) and it relatively inexpensive for the penny scraping college student. Aside from that there there's the a sushi place, Subway, Taco Bell, and the Dining Commons. The only bad thing about the Dining Commons is it REALLY matters the day you go there. Sometimes the food will be exquisite, other burnt to a crisp.

    Dorm Life

    While I don't live in the dorms, I've walked past them on almost a daily basis. Although not centrally located on the campus, they are pretty close to the Student Union and all the food and activities. Plus, you're about a block away from the strip, so if you stay on campus, you can have a great party life outside of school.

    Academic Rigor

    UNLV's academic rigor really depends on the classes. I've had teachers who are super strict about what you do, when you do it and how its done. However, I've also had the teacher that really doesn't care if you come to classes at all. With UNLV you've really got to put the pressure on yourself to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any incoming students, I would definitely suggest that when you enroll you pay big attention to the location of your classes. Try to find ones that are close to each other... Those long blistering heat waves become killer and even though there are filtered-water hydration station located all over, it can be rough to bolt in 110 degree heat. Not to mention Vegas's bipolar freezing winters and the wind!

    In three sentences

    UNLV, despite being on the surface of the sun, is really fantastic to it's students. There's always something fun going on whether it be bouncy house, or a ton of food trucks competing for your service. There's also helpful booths with water (yay!) planners, coffee, and friendly faces to help answer your questions- perfect for if you get lost!

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    friendly and approachable police officers frequent patrols

    Greek Life

    Great variety and fun booths available to check out

    Clubs and Activities

    Great variety and fun

    Great for these types of students

    aspiring pre-professional students (great pre-professional advisor) laid back, but studious students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rebel Night - fireworks, lights, games, etc at the beginning of the semester

    Bang for the buck

    Cut in funding significantly decreased the amount of sections per classes available, but one can usually sign up for their desired classes as long as they do it early and on time.

    What to do for fun

    Las Vegas strip is 1-2 blocks away. Karaoke, food, sports games, friend parties, student organization activities, shows, games, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Good restaurants are nearby on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure, since I don't live in their dorms, but my friends had an average experience living there.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are knowledgeable and their exams require a lot of studying and dedication to get a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not party too hard on your freshman year. It will bite you back later.

    In three sentences

    The university provides great scholarship opportunities. The education is great. The institution is located in a big city, so there's always something to do in your free time.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    While it may not be large community the experience is worth it. It is small but very close. You have to chance to meet some amazing people.

    Clubs and Activities

    Go Greek

    What to do for fun

    Go Greek!

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Commons gets old fast.

    Dorm Life

    The RA's are great and the overall experience is organized and fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Use the available tutoring opportunities as much as you can.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need financial aid help, good luck. You have to basically harass the office to get correct information. Be careful while choosing professors. Live on campus, become involved

    In three sentences

    It is a huge commuter school and it is super noticeable while living on campus. I've had some great professors and a couple not too great ones. I love the atmosphere overall.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are sports games to go to, there are parties, step shows, open mic night, movie nights, they do something for the holidays. There is always something to do here.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is okay. In the Student Union we have: Panda Express, Taco Bell, Metro Pizza, Greens to Go, Sushi C, Subway, Jamba Juice and Starbucks. There are mini stores on campus too, that sell snacks. The dining commons is a buffet style cafeteria and the foods vary there. You will find something that you like here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty chill here, but it all depends on what dorm hall you are placed in. My dorm hall was really fun. The people on my floor were really cool and we had activities to make our bonds closer. I love staying on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Out of the 9 professors I've had thus far, 7 of them actually cared and went above and beyond to help the students. If you don't do your homework or go to class that is the only way you should fail. You should look your professors up on rate my professor before enrolling in their class if that would make you feel better.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell all prospective students that if you are not a morning person, do not take morning classes. Also, don't take classes too late, you will feel obligated not to go. Lastly, buy and read ALL of your textbooks, and you will pass all of your classes.

    In three sentences

    I would recommend UNLV to anyone. This school is better than I thought it would be. Out of the 9 professors I've had thus far, 7 of them actually cared and went above and beyond to help the students.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food was acceptable in the student union which is where the fast foods are. The dining commons was for students who lived on campus so I never really had the chance to dine in there. The few occasions that I did, I was satisfied.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't hard at all if you stay on tops of things. It becomes difficult when you slack off and fall behind. It's all about self discipline.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that other students stay on top even though the professors aren't as difficult as others. Don't wait until last minute for things and then expect help. It's not as hard as people may make it seem as long as you do what's needed.

    In three sentences

    Overrall, I enjoy this college. The professors that I have had so far were amazing as well as the classes. I would recommend this university to others!

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food options in the student union are amazing, and it helps that you can use your RebelCash as payment.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small and private. It is two to a dorm and four to a suite.

    Academic Rigor

    It is the best option for a university if you are a business or hotel management major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan on being ready for the weather. It is extremely hot in the summer months and can be pretty chilly in the winter months.

    In three sentences

    UNLV has an amazing campus. It is beautiful and student life is fun. Plus its about 10 minutes away from the strip.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is VERY safe. That is saying a lot, considering the area outside UNLV is very unsafe.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is pursuing a music degree, a law degree, a business degree, or a hotel management degree

    Bang for the buck

    UNLV is affordable at times. However, their on-campus bookstore rack up very expensive prices for their textbooks. There is actually a bookstore just across the street from the campus called Beat the Bookstore, where you can get textbooks for sometimes 1/4 of the price that they sell at the on-campus bookstore.

    What to do for fun

    I highly recommend the Student Wellness and Recreation Center, or the SWRC for short. It is a large recreation center with impressive fitness equipment and classes. Even if you don't like sports, I also highly recommend going to either one of UNLV's basketball games or their football games, Even when the teams lose, the atmosphere is still very energetic, and the student section gets to show off their team spirit.

    Food and Dining

    Even though the dining is somewhat good at UNLV, there are not a lot of options for healthy dining at all. That is one thing that disappoints me about the college. I recommend staying away from the dining commons. Also, every single dining place at UNLV closes after 7 pm, which is really inconvenient for those with night classes.

    Dorm Life

    Like I said, apply early if you want to get more benefits out of your college experience. The earlier you apply, the better dorm you'll get. There are also some very fun activities exclusive to those who dorm at UNLV. Occasionally, you get to go on road trips sponsored by the Residential and Housing Association for a very cheap price.

    Academic Rigor

    As stated in my overall review, teachers are either hit or miss. A lot of times, teachers will do whatever it takes to help students get good grades and will even hold office hours outside class to do so. Sometimes, you get teachers that know a lot what they are doing, and other times, you get teachers that do not either care at all. Overall, if you want to make sure that the teachers you pick will not cause you to have a poor classroom experience, check RateMyProfessor.com first and look through other students' reviews of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! There are MANY benefits offered for those who apply to UNLV by February. For example, there are a lot of scholarships that can pay for most, if not all, of your tuition. Talk to the financial aid office about grants offered by the school as well as other scholarships awarded by the program you're majoring in. Either way, you will be able to have at least some of your tuition paid off at UNLV.

    In three sentences

    It is cheap and affordable for Nevada students who don't want to pay more than $10,000 for college yearly. The campus is relatively brand new, as well as the technology. However, depending on your major, the teachers may be either hit or miss.

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Yayo taco across the street has live local bands that perform. There are also hookah bars and regular bars around campus. My personal favorite is a comic book store by the school.

    Food and Dining

    On campus the food is not all too great, but across the street and around the campus, there are tons of little hole in the wall restaurants which are phenomenal.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but I'm sure the dorm life is not terrible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your own lunch. As a theater major, the days are extremely long and too much of my money goes to the 7-11 across the street.

    In three sentences

    For an affordable University, my time at the University of Nevada Las Vegas as a theater design and technology major has been enjoyable. Everybody in the program is extremely nice and willing to help other students in whatever way they can. The students are teachers which makes for a comfortable learning environment.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Sororities! Work of campus!

    Food and Dining

    Great food choices.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know yet, but I'm excited to find out!

    Academic Rigor

    The Education college program is awesome!

    In three sentences

    I'm really excited to attend this school because I have gotten a lot of help when I ask for it. The orientation was very informal and it made me feel better about the classes, living on campus and the social aspect of it.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Get a local ID. There are a lot of local discounts.

    What to do for fun

    It's Vegas Baby! The land of opportunity. Fremont Street is a great place for locals to go. Great people watching, and they do have free concerts. If you're in to sports, UNLV has a great Basketball team. The Football team is fun to watch too.

    Food and Dining

    Las Vegas has some of the best dining in the world. There are also great spots to eat around campus. My favorite place is Steakout.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It's important to put your best foot forward when attending school. You do have the resources available to you at UNLV to help you succeed. You will do great at UNLV as long as you don't let Las Vegas get in the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to go in to the Hospitality Industry, look no further then UNLV. They have one of the best programs in the country. If you have housing needs, look in the 89120 and 89014 zip code. It's 5 minutes from campus, and in a nicer part of town.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is located in one of the most exciting cities in the US. The campus is awesome, and has a high degree of culture. Everything you need is literally in a 5 mile radius.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Apart from random vandalism and petty theft (forgotten laptops go missing, we had a rash of bicycle thefts last year), it ain't half bad. We have university police, which seems to deter any violence from occurring on campus.

    Greek Life

    We have several national, a few international and some very prestigious Greek chapters on campus. Its not easy to find, but if you attend Greek Week you'll be able to see all that the university has to offer. Otherwise contact folks in OCED and they can direct you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and organizations, and there's lots to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the non-traditional student as the university is gearing more toward online/unconventional education opportunities. If you want to go back to school or have just waited about 5 - 10 years to get your degree, its a good place for you. Still a good place for the traditional student if you're interested in involvement.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Haussels House is dedicated to the research of the extraterrestrial, go there for some interesting/fun times. There's also the nuclear museum, a bit hard to find but you can check out glass made from atomic blasts and learn the history of atomic testing in Nevada.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap-ish education, but for the most part quality. Lots of potential here if you are interested in being a shaker/mover. Get involved and the possibilities are endless. Also, the university is looking at bumping up to a new tier in research and acclaim in several areas (STEM, Business, etc). Now is an exciting time to be a part of the new face of a public institution.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of student organizations on campus, both Greek and otherwise. You can go to the UNLV website and check out all of the organizations on the Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity's (OCED) website. There's also CSUN Student Government, with lots of experiential opportunities and a few fun things we throw throughout the year such as Parties in the Pida (Pida Plaza outside of the Student Union) and Rebelpalooza (a concert in the Spring Semester). We're working on getting bigger and better things happening, but again it all ties back to involvement. The more you get involved the funner it will be, otherwise you can join the majority and just look at the university experience as a transient ends to a means.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options are available for food and dining. Unfortunately, its a bit expensive. We have RebelCash and Dining Dollars here. The Dining Dollars are good for any food service on campus, to include Starbucks, Taco Bell, Subway, Metro Pizza, Coffee Bean, Panda Express and a new sushi place. RebelCash is also good on campus and at several locations around the campus. Both offer tax free food on campus, but off campus seems to still charge tax anyway (don't know why).

    Dorm Life

    No idea, I'm non-traditional so I don't live on campus. I hear it is pretty good, though.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the colleges in the university are quite flexible, with the exception of the Lee Business School, the College of Engineering and the College of Health Sciences. LBS is currently seeking AACSB accreditation, and so you won't find much flex on programs and courses. Engineering is harsh on students, could be a mentality of the cream rising to the top. Health Sciences has so many students apply that they can afford to be selective, and if you fail to pass a class within predefined standards you're out of the program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an eye out for various opportunities to get involved and take advantage of scholarships. The biggest problem here is a lack of involvement, and the university has more of a transient feel to it than one of pride and connectivity. Also, even if you're a non-traditional student (the average age here is 27) there are plenty of ways you can get involved and lots of opportunities to pursue degrees either online or during evenings. I'd say the best advice would be to be bold and speak up, that's the only way the university will tailor degree programs more for us non-traditional types.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a very diverse institution of higher education with over 24,000 undergraduate students. It excels in diversity initiatives and is quickly becoming a research powerhouse. Unfortunately, due primarily to budget cuts, the quality of education is not as high as one would expect with greater than half of all courses taught by part-time instructors and other non-tenured faculty.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Ther are lots of them, from anime clubs to academic clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    if you like a good night life, this is the place for you, the city never sleeps... but i would also reccomend this for someone who can balance social life and studies well

    Bang for the buck

    If you're a hospitality major, this is honestly the best place to be. UNLV has the advantage of being only 2.5 away from one of the largest congregations of hotels and restaurants the world has to offer, and many of the hotel teachers and adcisors have connections in las vegas and around the world that would be hard to pass up on.

    What to do for fun

    There's the most glorious 4 story gym and recreation center on campus, which offers dancing and exercising classes, massages, an indoor pool, 5 baskeball courts, 2 racquetball courts, a weight room and an indoor track. all the standard sports games greek fundraising events parties The las vegas strip is close enough to see from campus, why not go out on a saturday night

    Food and Dining

    For a school boasting the #2 hospitality program in the country, its a bit disappointing to see that the Dining commas isn't at least UCLA dining commons status. the foods not terrible, but its not fantastical and the best meal you'll ever have. Luckly the school has a great variety of options on and off campus, ranging from ramen and boba to tacos and fancy french cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorm hall is a wild, wild world. I expected no less from students away from parent supervision and independent for the first time in Sin City. But the other halls are pretty okay. Not as large or spacious as a princeton dorm, and only the upperclassmen hall has kitchens but the air conditioning and heater work just fine. Security is fine, but you should still be wary of the wandering hobo. The weekends can get pretty noisy and wild, especially in the freshman dorm, but as long as you aren't on the first floor, you live, and you'll even grow used to it. Also note: You live in a desert, there are bugs EVERYWHERE during the warmer part of the year.

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard to say this school is easy. In my first year I had like one or two classes that were pretty challenging. My the best adivice I can give is that if you did well in high school, this class will be generally be a breeze, or at least for general education it will be. I see many students in other majors who struggle. Know your weaknesses as well as you do your strengths.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepare for the weather. Its generally either deathly hot or brutally cold, but there are a few days of perfect sunny days (not Cali perfect though ^^). Try to get your Gen. Eds. out of the way before you attend, it means less time spent on reviewing high school and more time actually spent towards your career oriented classes. Also be aware that this isn't a true party school in the sense that it is located right next to a party city (Las Vegas). Don't come to this school if you cant commit to the grades.

    In three sentences

    Many dedicated teachers. Hot weather. Memorable students.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many security guards around campus to supervise and look out for anything that seems suspicious. There is also a school justice club to ensure that the staff and students are as safe as possible.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs for all types of majors, ethnicities, religions, and much more. If your into a particular thing there may be a club for it and if not you can make your own club if you get enough people to join.

    What to do for fun

    The Las Vegas strip is not far from the campus. There are many attractions and things to do on the strip like the New York New York roller coaster or the water show at the bellagio. There is also lot of hiking up at mt. Charleston, valley of fire, or red rock canyon. Then there is always your basic movie night, shopping, or bowling.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good and there are many options including vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    My friend will be living in the dorms and is really excited. It's the best way to really get invoked at school. If you are able to live in the dorms do it.

    Academic Rigor

    UNLV is a very good school for business related majors. One of the top schools for business.

    Tips for prospective students

    Back for rainy winters and very hot summers.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful. There are many art pieces around the campus. The gym is the best part, it is huge!

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Although tuition is high for UNLV like any college, UNLV will give you more bang for your buck. It is a lot cheaper than most Universities being in Las Vegas.

    What to do for fun

    One can do many things for fun such as go to the Thomas and Mack center and watch basketball games. One can also attend Greek Fest and meet a lot of new people. Finally one can attend plays and band concerts.

    Food and Dining

    UNLV has some of the best food and dinning I have ever experienced. Almost any type of fast food restaurant you can think of they have. From Taco Bell all the way to food for vegetarians only, they have a wide variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but i have heard it is very great to live on campus. Very spacious rooms and friendly people to live with, finally there is a lot of room.

    Academic Rigor

    Great professors who are very enthusiastic! I would have to say they have some of the top programs and courses. Actually learn the topics that are being taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to stay determined and focused at the task at hand. Never lose sight of your goal and always strive for success don't settle for less. Do something you love and you will enjoy college.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school with a ton of opportunities. Great campus, and not only that but there are also many things to do on campus. One of the best universities I have visited.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is awesome, anywhere on campus you will find this red pole that has an emergency button on and it and it transmit to the Campus Security, who I see on their bikes patrolling, and they come to your rescue. They also have counseling for those who need it and they're very confidential.

    What to do for fun

    At UNLV there are many Greek clubs, but I'm not really into that so what I do for fun is just roam campus, and join club. Though I have yet to join one, I've seen so many and they're all so friendly.

    Food and Dining

    I love SUBWAY, and at UNLV there are two places to get Subway. At the Student Union and at this small Sidewalk Cafe. Also in the Student Union there are varieties of places to eat, not only at the Student Union and also around campus and outside of campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in their housing, but I have a friend who does. She gave me a tour and honestly it is decent, but to me it kind of reminded me of a prison cell.. I never been in one but I've seen documentaries of a prison cell and it reminded me of it. But my friend said that you'll get used to it and it's comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    UNLV is great at their academics. They want a student to pass all their classes and graduate in time, and that is why they have ASC or Academic Success Center. This center tutors any subject and they can cooperate with you and your schedule. Also not to mention, their tutoring is FREE.. you just need your Rebelcard and dedication and you're set to pass that Bio or Math class!

    Tips for prospective students

    I am an incoming freshmen so I don't have many tips to share, but I do have some. Buy a scooter or bike, or even a skateboard because the distance you walk from class to class is huge, unless you're lucky and your classes are close to each other. Another tip is to get your remedial classes out of the way, just cause you do not want to pay for a class that does not count toward your graduation.

    In three sentences

    It is an awesome school, I do not get why people do not want to attend UNLV. But one draw back at UNLV is their prices on their textbooks, I think it is the same at any college, but $194 for a mathbook? It's just ridiculous. Overall, setting aside the textbook prices, UNLV is awesome.

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There seems to be something about longboards that everybody seems to have one.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to events,there's is countless things you can do at campus. There is a library,game room and a dining hall.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is big so bring a skateboard or bike to ride around.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school with great people. The classes are very informative and actually teach. The teachers are all nice and understanding when you need help or if something is wrong. The campus life is alot of fun with all the events.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While the surrounding area is very dangerous, roaming campus police and frequent emergency booths create a safe atmosphere for UNLV students. Moreover, because of the amount of people that attend here, it is very difficult for any violent crime to occur in the middle of crowds.

    Greek Life

    Greek life seems very prominent at UNLV. As for myself, I am currently rushing a fraternity at UNLV known as Nu Alpha Kappa - a small bunch of individuals dedicated to helping the children in Vegas. Every fraternity is known for their own philanthropy, and they all seem great for their intended purpose.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently only involved in a few clubs and activities at UNLV, but I know from the fairs and the various students I have talked to that there's almost a club for EVERYTHING on campus. If there isn't, a student only need to find seven others interested in the same thing and the university funds their club.

    Bang for the buck

    UNLV is incredibly cost efficient. Most locals choose UNLV out of any out-of-state university simply for how competitive the pricing is.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the dining commons is not the greatest, but with the meal plan a student receives what is called dining dollars, which the student may use at various fast-food restaurants located on campus. This includes Subway, Panda Express, Metro Pizza, Einstein Bagels, Starbucks, and a sushi restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    From my experience, the dorm life is amazing. Most people are friendly on the entirely building. The few that are not stay in their dorms and keep to themselves. The building has plenty of residential assistants who throw events and keep students involved in what is going on in the building.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, I'm taking six introductory classes, I have an internship, and I have a job, and I manage. I definitely study a lot more than I did in high school, but the work load is manageable and I still have plenty of free time.

  • 09/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    1. Go to sporting events 2. Make friends! 3. Sorority and Frat get togethers

    Food and Dining

    Great places to eat on campus! Try to not eat during lunch hours from 12pm-1pm. You will be waiting in a very long line to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived on campus. But I have heard they are awesome to live in

    Academic Rigor

    As with any education you have to apply your self. A lot of the professors want to help if you are helping yourself. Go to office hours, read your syllabus and make friends in the class so you can study together. Going to office hours can really benefit you. I have ha

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Join clubs! 2. If you choose a sorority or frat..choose WISELY 3. It can be lonely the first week or two but don't let that stop you from being friendly and getting to know people in your classes 4. USE RATE MY PROFESSOR 5. Be prepared for large classes. Try to sit near the front or the middle of class so that the teacher gets to know you 6. Have school pride. I would definitely advise on attending at least ONE football or basketball game.

    In three sentences

    Its a university where you must live by, Its all about what YOU make it. Its a University that is full of commuters (People that do not live on campus) and people of all ages, colors, and backgrounds.

  • 09/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go to the strip

    Tips for prospective students

    get a map of campus

    In three sentences

    Okay. Pretty campus. Feel disconnected as a grad student.

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    GREEK. LIFE. DO. IT.

    Food and Dining

    I was actually really surprised at how great the food on campus is!

    Dorm Life

    Stay on campus. Get a job on campus. It is much easier than driving everywhere.

    Academic Rigor

    Things get very serious very fast. Be prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not fall behind with homework Get involved at school STUDY

    In three sentences

    This university is so much more than I expected. There is so much to do and always somewhere to be. This experience is amazing and I can't wait to spend more time on campus.

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is 24 hour security with emergency phones placed all over campus. If you ever felt unsafe or threatened, you use one of the phones and an officer will rush to you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a million clubs to join, especially if you are interested in the Hotel college!

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is fair for the average university but still pricy.

    What to do for fun

    UNLV has an amazing gym fully equipped with exercise equipment and racquetball courts!

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat! Subway, panda express, and in-n-out!

    Dorm Life

    Excellent dorms with new facilities!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging. The sciences are very hard. My English 101 class was an excellent class, with a superb teacher! She helped us learn and had fun while doing it!

    In three sentences

    It is a good university with great resources and help. The professors care about you and have great office hours. The worst part is that they treat you like a high school student with mandatory attendance and other useless rules.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Some areas could be more lighted but the overall safety of the campus is great im always getting information on Student Safety and Personal safety programs and assistance for people with safety problems at school. UNLV is doing a great job in promoting safety not only for the student but also promoting the awareness of your surroundings they always asking how can they improve.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lots of club and information daily events from the clubs and student assistance from student government.

    Bang for the buck

    none

    What to do for fun

    I am a very busy person so i dont go the event at UNLV but i'm always getting information about special event and fund raisers and student assistance event where we can help with scholaships and school problems i think UNLV is not only a community but i they take to the next level and makes you part of a family always giving the help and information needed.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dinning area is well balance and has many options. I think that is a lot better from my prior college was a little to much fastfood and not many healthier options available.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm for me. Live in House.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a full-time student and i think im planning to stay full time. The courses are good and i wish there were more night classes open for my degree in Public Admininstration but so far the work load is challenging but it is fun with great instructor. Students and class is very open minded and makes the courses run smoothly.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think a transfering students should decided and apply to any university because of all the administrative and processing and also think about your FAFSA. Always timing and having the your documents ready and also your transcript sent to the university on time makes it a lot easier for the conselor to get your started with classes and guide you to the best degree if unsure. Dont leave thing to the last minute, it might hurt in trying to get your tuition paid and or scholarships due dates, fafsa processing, get it done and you will one step ahead and enjoy the time at UNLV.

    In three sentences

    I was very unsure in transferring to UNLV due to my dream career is to work Homeland Security and the major seem pretty basic. After I decided to transfer and getting good comments from a close friend i decided to give it a shoot and let me tell you that it was the best choice i could have done. The counselors were awesome and explain the degrees and review my degree and explain that if I go with another degree I would have better chance in getting into the career I wanted. I feel that the counselors were like a big brothers to since I am the first in my family to go and graduate from university it makes me feel more confident. I am sure anyone coming to UNLV will think the same and have fun meeting new people.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Wonderful student union.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too tough.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Football games are always fun to watch, whether they win or lose. Hanging outside on nice days if always a great option. The student union is a great place to get work done between classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Never schedule a class before 10am if you are commuting Check prospective professors ratings before signing up for a class Take a tour of the campus, because it's huge.

    In three sentences

    This school is everything I could ask for in a college. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting and the campus is convenient. Who wouldn't love having a Starbucks on campus?

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Movies, eating, skating, and almost anything else you can think of.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help with anything the staff is helpful and nice.

    In three sentences

    Diverse and interesting environment. Caring teachers that take the time to help students individually. I like the people, teachers, and knowledge I am learning.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel really safe on campus you constantly see our Campus Police patrolling as well as are student security.

    Greek Life

    I know we have numerous fraternities as well as sororities at UNLV, though I have not pledged to any or know anyone who has.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a variety of clubs that can be joined as well as intermurals in every sport imaginable.

    Great for these types of students

    If your looking to do anything in business management this is the school for you, we have one of the best programs in the nation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any, but we do have a really good basketball team and its fun to support them and do the rebel yell, REBEL!

    Bang for the buck

    The prices per credit here is actually very cheap in comparison to other Universities around the Nation. It is a tier 3 school, but you still receive a quality education for a reasonable price.

    What to do for fun

    UNLV has the best gym in Las Vegas with indoor track and pool. The lifting area is state of the art if I'm not studying I'm at the gym.

    Food and Dining

    Our Student Union has a variety of fast food options as well as throughout the campus there are several other locations to purchase a good healthy meal.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms, but from what I've heard there pretty much party central.

    Academic Rigor

    The class aren't too challenging as long as you study and take notes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your going to rent an apartment, do not rent with in a one mile radius of UNLV. Crime is rampant in this area.

    In three sentences

    It's a nice open campus with numerous majors to choose from. Staff is incredibly helpful and want to see you succeed. As well as there many internship possibilities to help network into your career prior to receiving your degree

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency phones are EVERYWHERE on campus for quick response, plus they send alerts to your email. Campus police is usually within view. Plus, people here are just nice. We also host a take back the night ceremony every year. It feels safe even in the darkest parts of campus, 24/7.

    Great for these types of students

    music, law, hospitality, business, and nursing.

    What to do for fun

    If you're new to vegas, check out the strip and fremont street and do the tourist thing. There's a big nightclub scene downtown, but if you're more into local culture there's first friday in the arts district, a few grittier bars on south fremont, the cue club, and the sic-fi center off of sahara and 6th that shows classic horror and sci-fi films and monthly rocky horror. if you ever end up in henderson, check out e-string for nightly karaoke.

    Food and Dining

    The dining commons is pretty good, it has a big salad bar and a mongolian bbq station too. The student union building has a food court area, and you can use your meal plan swipes there. the area around campus has TONS of great food and if you're feeling like splurging there's Paymon's hookah lounge and mediterranean restaurant really close by and sushi on tropicana only a few blocks away.

    Dorm Life

    In the Tonopah building, you share a small room with two beds, two closets, and a sink. The bathroom is shared between the two units, so you may want to have a bag for your toiletries. But hey, no big communal showers. There's a variety of dorm buildings, so you have a lot to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm in the music program here and it is INTENSE. It's not nearly as competitive as conservatories, but the department has a lot to offer. The music education degree I'm working for is a six-year degree that not only incorporates your specialization, but methods for teaching all areas of choral and instrumental music.

    Tips for prospective students

    On your first day, GET A REBELCARD! You will use it for the copiers, printers, your meal plan, student discounts, and you or your parents can load money onto it for use on and around the campus. If you want to nap, go up to the silent areas of leid library or the student lounges on the second floor of the student union building.

    In three sentences

    A lot of people UNLV as a second-rate school due to the location and age of the university, but it has some amazing degree programs. Their fine arts department is great, as are their law school, business school, and hospitality programs. Student life is fun and very active on campus.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are around for help and available to walk you to your car if you have any late night studying at the library. They have emergency phones that can connect you to the campus police. It feels like a very safe environment.

    What to do for fun

    Football games are at home at least every other week, but I can't wait for basketball season, because I hear that those are a lot of fun. They are held in the Thomas and Mack Center, which is the only college basketball stadium that has fireworks in the building.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of places on campus to get food and there are constantly different kinds of specials for the students. I don't eat their regularly, and mostly bring lunch from home.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home, so I do not know anything about dorm life. The three star rating is to indicate neutrality, since it will not let me submit the survey without putting something down.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not had too many classes as it is my first semester, but most of my classes keep me busy throughout the week. It is challenging enough to keep it interesting for the most part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and live on campus, if you can. A good percentage of the student body is from CCSD, but not living on campus has limited my ability to participate in social events. Or at least have a car.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school, full of diverse academics and student organizations. You will feel welcome on campus, and if you find a group of friends with similar classes it will make the experience a lot more enjoyable. It has pleasantly surprised me in how involved it is in the academic aspect of its students' lives.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have emergency phones throughout the school and emails are sent out whenever there is a problem on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs. There is a club that fits to anybody's interests.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is more for people majoring in business.

    What to do for fun

    I really enjoy the media lab at my school. They have all the up-to-date programs and people could basically do anything digitally in there. It's a blast!

    Food and Dining

    There many places to eat on campus and they have a decent variety of food. People can also cross the street to the many other restaurants in the area also.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms so I do not know.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard and others not, but isn't that how it is at all colleges?

    Tips for prospective students

    Join some clubs. It's really difficult to network in class so clubs are very beneficial.

    In three sentences

    There is not really anything special about this college. Everything is pretty average about this college. Nothing really stands out to me.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police around if you need them. Additionally, there are emergency call phones along all of the sidewalks on campus, so you can reach them if you are in trouble and cannot reach or do not have your phone. All dorm rooms are accessible only with your or your roommate's Rebel Card, so you will not have unwanted guests in your room. The campus in general is a safe environment, I myself have not really encountered too many safety issues. However, as the campus is very close to the strip, it's always a good idea to keep your guard up, and to not go out at night - whether on or off-campus - alone.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus. Most days just walking from class to class there are food trucks students can try out. Also, there are a ton of sports events, and home games are always free for students. If you enjoy going to the gym, there is a 4-story gym which students have a free membership to that includes everything from an indoor swimming pool to kick-boxing and Zumba classes.

    Food and Dining

    When you sign up for a meal plan, you are given a certain number of swipes that you can use at the Dining Commons during their operation hours. as well as Dining Dollars that you can use at any of the on-campus restaurants. The dining commons provides an all-you-can-eat buffet for students with every swipe they use. Their is a salad bar and a vegetarian area, and some of the other food options range from hamburgers and fettucini alfredo, to pork, corn and mashed potatoes. If you don't feel like eating at the commons, some of the dining options on campus include Starbucks, Panda Express, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Metro Pizza, Subway, Taco Bell, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean, and Sushi. Hungry after the commons and the restaurants are closed? The P.O.Ds (Provisions on Demand) located at the Student Union and the dining commons will provide students with food and drink, as well as the opportunity to satisfy that sweet tooth.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the Dayton Complex, which is only for Freshman students. The double is a pretty decent size; my roommate and I fit quite comfortably. There are two closets, as well as a sink and medicine cabinet in the room. Each person has a bed, dresser, and desk. The height of the beds is adjustable. There is a thermostat in each room, so you are able to keep the room at a temperature that YOU want it to be at. The bathroom has a shower and a toilet that you, your roommate, and the one or two people living next to you have to share. Toilet paper is not provided, so make sure you bring some with you! Individual microwaves are not allowed, though individual refrigerators are. If you would like to have a microwave as well, you can rent a mini fridge/microwave from the school to use for the duration of your stay. Each dorm complex has there own special events, ranging from outdoors movie nights to Halloween parties and Hawaiian Appreciation Day. Students can also propose additional events, as long as they get them approved by the Residence Assistants.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor really depends on the classes you are taking, though from experience I can say that most teachers do not accept late work, or at least do not give credit for late work when it is turned in. Your schedule can get pretty cramped if you have a lot of classes on one day, but the work load in general is not that bad. Not all classes give homework; some classes base your grade solely upon classwork and test/quiz scores.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A very effective and professional police force. You should feel at ease here, the surrounding area not so much.

    Greek Life

    From what I hear, pretty great.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a great variety of clubs and institutions on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for an education on a budget.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whenever they beat UNR they paint a cannon with red paint. Kind of weird, but charming.

    Bang for the buck

    Can't beat the in-state tuition, and the out of state is not too outrageous either.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of activities, clubs, and other groups.

    Food and Dining

    Great food vendors, but pretty poor food in the dining commons

    Dorm Life

    From what I hear it is pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too bad. Some classes are down right easy, some are challenging. Overall a good balance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't assume because it is in Las Vegas it is a party school. UNLV is a real college with real expectations.

    In three sentences

    An all-around decent school. UNLV has some pretty good professors and honest, generally nice students. The traffic is not too bad on campus and the layout is fairly easy to understand.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have campus police who patrol on bicycles, segues, horses, cars and on foot. You can sign up for alert text messages alerting students, faculty and staff if there are any pertinent incidents on campus.

    Greek Life

    Although I am not a member of Greek Life myself, I know a few people who are. They love it! I have attended Greek Life events which are sometimes open to the public and very interesting.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have so many clubs one can join in addition to Greek life, Honor Societies and Honor Fraternities. There is also a plethora of sports classes, intramural sports and teams to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, over achieving and social students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a tranquil Xeriscape Desert Garden on campus where students can go to relax, find peace of mind or find inspiration for their studies.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're tired of traditional classes, you could always take Wine or Beer tasting offered through our Hospitality school. UNLV is less than 10 minutes from the Las Vegas strip where you can find anything from live music to food prepared by world class chefs and even an amazing show. Lastly, The Thomas and Mack center on campus hosts many events from Professional Bull Riding, to concerts to Disney On Ice! There is so much to do here as a student, it's unbelievable.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus for students to do. Everything from movie night, to the game room, to the Wellness & Recreation center. UNLV even hosts alternative break ideas for those who want to get off campus and do something meaningful. For Halloween the dorms decorate and have safe trick-or-treating for kids in the community.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexho is ruling company on campus. Therefore this limits what companies can be on campus. We do have everything from Panda Express to Einstein Brother's Bagels and Taco Bell. I would prefer other healthier options. On the up side, we do have Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    I'm rating the dorm life 3 stars because I have not experienced it myself so I don't feel I can rate it good or bad. I did experience the dining commons though, which is really great. Buffet style, healthy options and even a build your own omelet station.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes for the most part are passable. Of my three years here, I've only had one class where the teacher was bad and I had to teach myself. Certain schools have high standards to get into such as the Nursing School and the Lee Business School but they are very attainable. Professors are really great with extra help if you need it. There is also free tutoring in the library for almost every subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what major you want to study. See your advisor at least once a semester. Get involved with at least one group on campus! Stay focused.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a spacious campus that allows student to be immersed in an educational environment. Diversity is abundant as well as extracurricular activities one may join. I've studied at other schools and overall, UNLV is the best school and campus I've come across thus far.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is great campus security. There is campus police patrolling the campus, police station right next to campus, and emergency phones on campus. UNLV is probably the safest place to be in Las Vegas.

    Greek Life

    Although sororities can't live in houses together due to Nevada law, Greek Life is still very popular on campus. There are several sororities/fraternities to chose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything and anything. If you find that there isn't a club for something then you can start a club with jut a few people.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a more home bound student and don't like big groups, you will make friends in the dorms regardless. Everyone lives together and are very friendly and open to hanging out and socializing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone has their own personality and personal life, you can always find someone who has a strange tradition or location.

    Bang for the buck

    If you life in state, the school is great for the small tuition, however, if you are out of state it is a little expensive. Make sure to get scholarships!

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities to get involved. Dorms always have events for the residents, the gym has classes and sports, Greek Life is very popular. There is always something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning commons offers a great variety of food for vegetarians and non vegetarians. The always have cereal, pasta, salad, pizza, and several other food items. They also have fresh and new batches of food on a daily basis.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. I honestly think living on campus is great and convenient. The dorms are fit with beds (make sure you get a mattress pad!), desk, drawers, closet, sink and a bathroom you share with 2 other people. They are very homey.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major academic work varies. Business majors have a lot of speeches, presentations, and projects. Engineering major is very difficult and require a lot of math and study groups.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you chose to live on campus as a freshman, live in Dayton Complex (it is a freshmen dorm), it will help you befriend people your age. If you chose a dining plan chose one of the lower meal plans so you can get more dining dollars where you can spend at the campus store or fast food places on campus (Taco Bell, Panda Express, ect). Get involved in Greek Life, sports, clubs, organizations, anything to keep you social and busy.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is an amazing school that helps students connect socially by constantly having an event to attend. The professors are great educators who truly care about your future and helping you succeed. UNLV also provides students with internship and job opportunities for all students to help build a resume right away.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety measures of UNLV are one of the top key points on me being able to dorm and attend UNLV. On site campus police, emergency phones/ tiggers every 20 feet, secured entry into dorm buildings, etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerours clubs, coming from Hawaii, there is even a Hawaiian Club.

    What to do for fun

    UNLV offers so many activities on campus!! There's a Student Activities Center 'gym' which is 4 stories high and this facility is loaded!! Interchangeable courts, swimming pool, free weights, cardio level, indoor track field, etc.. you want it, they got it!! Better than a 24hour Fitness!! They also have free shuttle service to Sam Boyds Stadium for Football games, not to mention the on campus sport events.

    Food and Dining

    Wide selection of dining choices. From buffet style to ordering takeout to a little grocery 'general' store. Selections like: Panda Express, Jamba Juice, Starbuck's, Subway, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and so on.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life!! Clean facilities and safe environment!

    Academic Rigor

    An Academic Advisor will help you plan out your classes of your major. Variety of course selection is available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to schedule an appointment with the Academic Advisor, this helps a great deal. You are also required to attend a madatory orientation which helps as well. I would highly recommend taking a campus tour.

    In three sentences

    I would recommend UNLV to anyone. They have an excellent campus. Top notch courses of studies and graduate schools.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus, students are generally safe but if you have a class late at night, you may want to be careful as the neighborhood around UNLV may not be so safe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When UNLV wins the cannon back from our rival, UNR, during football season we paint the cannon scarlet red and everyone eagerly watches. Some students can paint it themselves too.

    What to do for fun

    Participate in clubs and sororities! Also, UNLV sometimes holds campus events (usually they give out free stuff) so participating in those events are also fun with music and food.

    Food and Dining

    Their food is good but expensive. There isn't tax on food chains (on campus) but their prices are a bit more than you'd expect.

    Dorm Life

    I heard dorm life is pretty sweet. The dormitories are not far at all and many students just wake up, go to class, and go back to sleep. Also the dorms have a dining center called the Commons which is pretty much a cafe/buffet (breakfast, lunch and dinner). They have everything you pretty much need to feel comfortable living at UNLV.

    Academic Rigor

    As a starting freshman, of course UNLV's Academics are difficult but I think if students were to really put more time into studying (as in, more than usual), then the Academics wouldn't be that difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look out for who you choose as a professor! Some may grade your work as hard as if you were a graduate student. Also, try to get involved. UNLV is really boring if you're not involved since UNLV is known to be a school for socializing.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a large school with many students from all over. Competitive majors are business, nursing, hotel administration, medical in general, and many others! Personally I don't feel like I fit in any sororities or clubs. Overall, it's an okay school.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops ride on horses! :D

    Great for these types of students

    All.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freedom of Speech walkway - where students present opportunities and advertise their activities.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely get a very good value for in-state tuition costs.

    What to do for fun

    Sports games, volunteer opportunities, field days, and various other activities offered and clearly communicated via myunlv.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research professors and classes before taking them so that you can wisely choose the best option that suits you and your goals. Enroll on your enrollment date so that you are not stuck unable to take the classes you need. Study more hours than you think you need to, trust that this will pay off in the end, especially for finals week.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada - Las Vegas is a fabulous school with numerous resources and excellent professors. Classes have a good range with small to large class sizes, that help the student learn in his or her best manner. A commutative college, there are thousands of students who attend which is great for students seeking networking opportunities and who enjoy a social college experience with hundreds of clubs and activities available.

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    WORK OUT!

    Food and Dining

    UNLV offers a great variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    Noisy people on supposedly quiet floors.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are way too easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved.

    In three sentences

    While University of Nevada Las Vegas isn't a top-tier university, it is still an affordable option for many students. UNLV's campus is beautiful, however the weather in UNLV is much to my dislike. UNLV will give you the tools you need to succeed, you just need to apply them.

  • 12/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Not so prominent, but avaliable

    Great for these types of students

    People that have a car, enjoy city life, have fun meeting people from lots of places

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Premier UNLV- at the beginning of the year, the student body is invited to participate in spelling out UNLV at night. Hey Reb Statue- rubbing his mustache brings luck during finals

    What to do for fun

    The Strip is very close- will often go there to people watch, shop, or see a show. Attend athletic events- the basketball games are the best.

    Food and Dining

    Gets very old after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Live in Tonopah- ideal location and especially good for freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are tough, but I feel that I am learning real world skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember, this is heavily a commuter school. There is school spirit and such, however campus life is much smaller than other universities.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy the diversity on campus; I can meet people from different parts of the country and the world. The faculty, especially in my major, really cares about me; the teachers know my name and we talk at least once a week. The job opportunities are excellent; because Las Vegas is always full of tourists and new companies, these places often recruit students from UNLV.

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UNLV's area is pretty unsafe but during the daytime security is good

    Greek Life

    Pretty decent Greek Life, but compared to other campuses, it isn't that active or dominant. Still, it's there and it is what you make of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Good variety of clubs and activities, but definitely wish there was more available.

    Great for these types of students

    In-State students looking to save money. UNLV offers tons of scholarships for great students and the full-ride is easily covered. No out of state debt, no loans, which trust me is better in the long run.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    None

    What to do for fun

    Stuff

    Food and Dining

    SU offers some variety but you'll get sick of it easily. Luckily there are tons of dining options within walking and even driving distance of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    This is a commuter campus so dorm life is what you make out of it.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on classes and professors and your major, most definitely.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think this school is a great choice for in-state students if you're looking for no to no debt.

    In three sentences

    A good school for those planning on furthering their education or career in hotel and tourism. Business school is just as cool. Overall a very decent school for the price.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Explore!

    Food and Dining

    It's got good food, but it's also located in Las Vegas: home of endless restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    You bond with a lot of people.

    Academic Rigor

    It's academic for certain majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go there!

    In three sentences

    UNLV has a beautiful campus! I am excited to see the endless opportunities I've heard are offered. Their hospitality management program is also top notch.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a gym on campus that is available for students. The fee for it are mandatory so all students already paid for it in the beginning of the semester. There's also a game room to hangout with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus are OK. They are not something someone would want to eat every day. I would say to eat at home before going to class and try to hangout off campus to save unnecessary spending.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus so I don't know how its like. The cost to live on campus at UNLV is also affordable but you can save a lot from living at home since the campus is not far from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very carefree. It is totally depends on the students and what they want to do. There will be no peer pressure to do an assignment nor will the professor nag you about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for new students is that take 5 classes. Make sure to balance out the classes of the difficulty levels. There is a big difference between a 2 credit class and a 4 credit class.

    In three sentences

    The university is very helpful and concern about their students. They held events very often and let students meet one and other. This university is very affordable in comparison to other universities.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    What you pay for is what you are getting. The school is trying to improve but it will be awhile.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join. There is also a game room people can play video games, pool, and other games in.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good in the Student Union yet for college students it is a bit pricey. Two slices of pizza and a drink are $6 that's a bit much for students who are working, paying for college, gas, and books.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard it is nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are what you make them. No one is going to hold your hand while you write an essay or make sure you turn it in. You are in control of your grades and that's where the challenge occurs.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is not hard to get into the school, yet once you are in the classes do take up much of your time, so start learning time management now.

    In three sentences

    Being a stay at home and go to college student it's not the experience most get. Yet UNLV has made it feel like I am still getting a great experience. Everyday there is something new on campus to keep me intrigued.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs as well as participate in different activities during the semester

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate on studying because it is not that same as high school where you can just bs it.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a very diverse university. Most of the classes are enjoyable. Great way to experience college with different clubs and sororities.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm sure students come to class more drunk and hungover than any other college. The strip is 5 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    I think I wiped out the cereal section.

    Dorm Life

    Should we have Clorox sponsor our school?

    Academic Rigor

    I was a full-time student and worked 2 jobs one semester and walked out with a 3.5. Sleep wasn't an issue.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't have to go to UNLV, don't. There is so much potential in yourself that can benefit another college. But if you have to go to UNLV and are serious about your education, make sure that you are ready to endure the excessive static created by your fellow classmates underneath your professor's lectures.

    In three sentences

    When a college is in a city where synthetic beauty runs the town, you can be sure that inspiration does not find its foundation in a classroom. University of Nevada-Las Vegas is credited for its aesthetically pleasing student demographic but does not fulfill long term ambition for its students. All in all, graduates can expect a life of mediocrity, which is fine for those who can settle.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is an open campus so it is not too safe to walk around at night. There are, however, police escorts that can take you where you need to go.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge at UNLV. There are tons of fraternities and sororities to choose from and pledge.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of accessible clubs and activities for everyone to join.

    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is great for social students who love being involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the dorms -Tonopah- has a Halloween tradition where every floor decorates their hall in a specific theme and kids from less privileged areas come trick or treat.

    Bang for the buck

    As a Nevada state resident, UNLV is not expensive at all, and thanks to scholarships and grants tuition can even be free for some. However, for out of state students, the tuition can be quite pricey, but in most cases you really do get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    The strip is really close-by and there's always lots of activities on campus. Greek life is pretty big at UNLV and the fraternities and sororities often throw parties.

    Food and Dining

    The food options are far from great. You can either have junk food at the student union (which gets really boring really quick, and is closed on the weekends), or go for a meal at the dining commons, where the food is pretty horrid and which closes at 8.

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms are quite nice and in the center of the campus, so it's really easy to get around. There aren't too many fun dorm activities, so it's often up to you to become friends with your hall-mates but when you do dorm life can be really awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are good, but most of them are an easy A. Homework is doable, but don't get too caught up in your social life- your grades will show.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved from the start. Don't be too shy to attend events or ask questions. Get out of your dorm and start making friends!

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a great school with a beautiful campus. There are many classes you can take -most of them aren't too hard- and the staff is always very friendly and helpful. It's quite close to the strip so you always have a place to go to on the weekends!

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not many fun things to do unless you are in greek life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here only if you are interested in the hotel management degree.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a school that most kids commute to school. There is not much school spirit. Not many people live on or near campus.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Greek life is a great way to get involved and be connected on campus. Living on campus allows you to get to know roommates and suitemates. Attending sporting games is a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dining commons is not a great place to eat. There are a few fast food options on campus, but it is fairly limited. Lots of food off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but people don't always hate it. They get sick of food, but it is convenient to just have to wake up and walk to class.

    Academic Rigor

    Low level classes are not too hard. Going to class is important if you want to keep a high GPA. Taking 14-16 credits is not that bad at UNLV. It is fairly easy to manage a social life and classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a good option for anyone who isn't sure they can go far from their family, don't have a lot of money for tuition, or don't have the GPA/SAT Score for a lot of schools. Students are diverse academically, and scholarships are available.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is great for Vegas residence. It is easy to get in and start taking classes. The area isn't super great, but we are still a university. Some good sports, a few good teachers, and we're constantly growing.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus has an open policy so of course we run safety risks because of its location near the Las Vegas Strip, but our police force on campus is definitely strong and they care a lot about the safety of students, faculty, and residents.

    Greek Life

    Although there are no houses for the Fraternities and sororities, Greek Life is very strong here. Their members are very outgoing and it's definitely a good outlet for those interested in leadership.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a portion of campus that is set aside for a majority of the math and science classes. We call it the Dark Side because... well who likes going to math and science???

    What to do for fun

    There are dozens of student activities, probably a few hundred even and the all touch on literally every single interest and subject one could think of... There is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    Recently the Dining Commons were remodeled and the menu was completely redone. It is all sorts of fabulous!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and recommended for incoming freshman. The experience living on campus is definitely worth the money for at least one year of your college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are pretty easy... even upper division. It's honestly difficult to fail if you're not taking too much on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you have a general idea of your interest and don't be afraid to take classes that would immerse you in what you love... In the end, it's not your major that's important... It's whether or not you're taking the right classes for you.

    In three sentences

    UNLV has a very friendly environment. The staff and teachers are helpful and very willing to offer their time and service.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UNLV is in Las vegas. There are plenty of things to do. Lots of touristy places, bars, clubs, museums,and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    Not quite as good as other schools but UNLV hosts well known names for their dining options

    Academic Rigor

    I think the campus can be as academically rigoress as any student will allow.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest living on or very close to campus and not drive to and from building to building on campus.

    In three sentences

    I honestly believe that UNLV is a great school. The class sizes are small and the teachers seem to actually be approachable and invested. The only real downside I've observed is that there is definitely not enough student parking and the faulty parking seems to be taking over a lot of the student parking lots.

  • 01/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can join various organizations/clubs but don't forget that you came there to study!

    Food and Dining

    It's pretty okay I guess. I don't actually buy much because my home is near the school. UNLV has a lot of food options inside the campus and it's awesome.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not in a dorm but I know that it's good. I just saw their brochure and I think it's a pretty good offer, plus you'll be inside a university with everything you need!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not sure yet cause I'll start next week, but I'm sure that it'll be easier than my previous university! It depends on the students actually. Use ratemyprofessors.com when picking classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Contact your advisor/counselor so you'll be able to focus on the degree that you want. Don't decide everything on your own! UNLV is a great school.

    In three sentences

    I am in pre-professional studies and the faculty really helps me alot. They provide and are concern over the little things so the students can focus on the big things. My previous university was fun but UNLV allows me to be more independent, competitive and matured.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Is it easily accessible with a good variety.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I am new so I have yet to really experience the rigor. That being said, I do feel a bit more encouraged to look ahead and enjoy educating yourself.

    In three sentences

    So far, UNLV shows to give a broader more interesting environment for learning. The college ambience is intellectually stimulating. The atmosphere is socially exhilarating.

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Honestly, there's nothing much you can do when you're under 21 and living in Vegas.... Don't get your hopes too down, because I've learned that not everything fun goes on at The Strip. HIKE! Hiking is a great alternative. Also, it's very healthy. Your'e exercising! There's Red Rock and Mt. Charleston. Las Vegas may be a desert town, but during Winter, Mt. Charleston is filled with snow! ROADTRIP! Dude. California is right there. Heyyy, Coachella! Oh, there's Utah and Colorado. Yeah, we're surrounded by some pretty awesome states. Heh, and there's DISNEYLAND. :D FOOD! We have some fabulous restaurants here in Las Vegas.

    Food and Dining

    There is a limited amount of restaurants that you may go to that's affordable and tastes good. The Dining Commons at UNLV are not worth the price. Definitely check our restaurants outside of campus, such as Aloha Kitchen or Cafe Rio. Aloha Kitchen is inexpensive and closest thing you will eat to a home-cooked meal. Cafe Rio is just really awesome. TIP: Never eat at the same place three days in a row. I mean, you can, but don't. Why? Let's just say I can't bear the taste of Panda Express anymore.... and Aloha Kitchen is about to join that group, so switch places once in a while.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was convenient. I met a lot of people living in the dorms. It's just expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    There are great professors, and there are bad professors. If you major in a subject you are passionate about, then it's not really studying. It's learning what fires you up, your passion. The courses becomes rigorous when professors are no help at all. To overcome such a dilemma, talk to your fellow classmates and form study groups. ;)

    Tips for prospective students

    Listen to your Academic Advisers. They are meant to guide you through your college career and help you make decisions on what classes to take or any dilemma you may encounter. Don't be afraid to talk to them and use their presence to help you graduate on time. If you're having a hard time in class and you're afraid to fail, talk to them! They will help you resolve these issues. Academic Advisers do not want you to fail. Hey, that's why they're there! To help you succeed in school. Many Freshmen and Sophomores believe that College classes are easy.... So easy, that they can slack-off and skip classes. The classes you are taking in your first two years are MEANT to be easy. Utilize their easiness to maintain a high GPA. Your goal? Go for it, and go for a 4.0. Once you get to your 300-400 classes, they become more rigorous. The classes you took in your Freshmen and Sophomore year will become the backbone of your GPA. Also, get into the habit of being productive with your classes, regardless of how EASY they are! NEVER skip a class because it's boring or the professor won't notice. Trust me, I've been there before.

    In three sentences

    Fired up with Scarlet and Grey engraved in our school's blood and a mustache that fuels the energy of the diverse student body, is nothing but a canon that bursts into confetti of spirits sprinkling across Las Vegas. A confetti that illuminates the greatness of UNLV across the Meadows, in which no student shall pass due to the fun that generates in the school�s social atmosphere. Here, you will call UNLV home, if a college career filled memories is what you want to pursue.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Vegas has an incredible nightlife, but the daytime are just as great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your hardest!

    In three sentences

    Great looking school! Have gone for various things and the buildings are amazing! The campus is a place I wouldn't mind spending most of my time in.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I believe the campus at UNLV is very safe, no theft, no people causing violence, no illegal drug use so I consider campus very safe. There is police in the area at all times, people monitoring the campus at all times, people in golf carts passing by and the cameras are on at all time. When it gets dark and the sun comes down and lights go up and shines the darkness so it is a very safe environment.

    Greek Life

    I'm not in any Fraternity but from what I see is that its there and that the Greek life is there and interacting with classmates or other student of the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of activities and clubs. It's not hard to join but definitely hard to choose which one. Many clubs, the pool club, paintball club, star wars club and many clubs which I din not know existed on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for any types of students. Even if students are struggling in anything there are work labs and training and tutoring centers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Events happen at campus almost every day although there are religion based events although it has nothing to do with the University.

    Bang for the buck

    It's very multicultural so you see a lot of different people, who knows you might meet people you like or even the ones you didn't know existed.

    What to do for fun

    There are many fun things at campus, go out for a little jog, go play tennis or swim, workout or even play basketball or ride a bike around campus or inside the wellness center. Perhaps even go to the game room, enjoy a nice game of table tennis, pool or even play games like chess or checkers, or even monopoly for those who think its fun. UNLV is in Las Vegas so who can forget walking the Strip or going to casinos or even clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at the campus is excellent, so much to choose from, anything to Italian, Mexican, some Cuban, Chinese and even traditional American food. Tacos, pizza, Cuban sandwiches, subs, cheese burgers and even orange chicken and rice and even salad bars. Too many choices which is a good thing for the students of UNLV.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus but from what I see and hear is that the dorm life is very cool, chill, laid back and but also interesting and many things going on at the dorm buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a few, although its there to prepare the student for their future and to help them become a better person in life and to become a better citizen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for UNLV, take your time when deciding what you want to become and to be ready for the unexpected and everything in between. When accepted try to do everything there is to do on campus.

    In three sentences

    A school that is a 10 out of 10 in everything they have to offer. So much different than other Universities. Very diverse, which is what makes a University very different and incomparable.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UNLV security and police like to make sure that everyone feels as safe as possible and they like to make sure that everyone feels comfortable and at home.

    Greek Life

    I am in a sorority and it is one of the best decisions I have made since I came to UNLV. I would suggest it to everyone but especially out of state students.

    Clubs and Activities

    UNLV likes to make sure that people are involved as much as possible to they try to make sure that there is always something for people to do and be involved with.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do even if you aren't 21. You only have to be 21 to drink and gamble but there are other things you can do.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the greatest but I am also a picky eater. They also have a lot of variety which is really nice.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms arent the nicest but they are big which is really nice. It's nice to learn how to be on your own and enjoy the little things that you took for granted before like a kitchen.

    Academic Rigor

    The academuc standards are not that high here in Nevada so some of the classes are pretty easy and self explanatory but I have heard but as you get into the more advanced classes, they are more a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to get away from home I would suggest that people come to UNLV. Especially if you live in California, it's not too close and not too far. It is a really good experience. If you are thinking about going into the hospitality or business, business, this is definitely a school to go to for that.

  • 03/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are an established campus police services on campus that will help reassure your safety.

    Greek Life

    It's the best! You will not regret getting involved with Greek Life at UNLV

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rebel Red is on Thursday's and students and staff acknowledge this by wearing red.

    Bang for the buck

    Get your books online!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun at UNLV. The most important being greek life. You can't miss out on the friendly and supportive environment of greel life on campus. You can participate in a myriad of extra-curricular activities and contribute to many philanthropies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just as you would prepare for every first day of school, do the same for UNLV. If possible, go above and beyond by applying and finding out the materials you need ahead of time. It will save you time and stress.

    In three sentences

    UNLV has a very involved and dynamic atmosphere. Education is top notch, and extra-curricular activities are right there with it. UNLV is the place to be for the ultimate college experience.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You don't have to plan anything, just go to the student union and fun will find you!

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is only 4 minutes away from most of the dorm buildings. Amazing food, with a variety of almost every type of food you can think of.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many options and floor plans, and it's like a never ending sleep over. You don't have to be super quiet, and you don't have to worry about being bothered while you're trying to study. There are so many places you can go inside of your building if you just want to get away.

    Academic Rigor

    This does not apply to all the professors, but I do like to think I was blessed with some really great ones. Those that I have encountered for the most part, give you every tool you need to be successful. It is all about you using the tools that are given to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start off hard. Study 10 times harder than you think you need to, and you'll find out that that's exactly what it will take for you to get the grade you want and maintain the GPA you want. Don't make the same mistake and mess up your first semester, be different!

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is one of the most diverse universities I have been too. I have visited over 15 colleges, including UCLA, ASU, Stanford, and UNR, and UNLV is just the right balance between fun and business. There is always something fun to do and new people to meet, but academics are very much encouraged and demanded.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I never dined here.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm at this university.

    Academic Rigor

    The majority of the courses taken here were not worth their money. As an education major, I was hoping to take classes that would prepare me for my future career as a teacher. However, this university is only concerned with how their graduates look to other competing districts and university systems around the country, so their course loads are filled with fluff assignments and information so that they can say they taught you something that may or may not actually help you. Also, the only time I had actual tenured professors teach me was when I was in my higher up courses. They make you pay thousands of dollars to be taught by inexperienced graduate students until your last year at their university. Their focus is skewed and you will become one of the masses when you attend here.

    Tips for prospective students

    UNLV does not care about you, so you should not waste your time, money, energy, or any other precious thing that you have with them. Do not attend this university unless you are rich and have clout, or are bored with your life and don't care that you will get screwed royally when it comes down to it.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is an ineffective, greedy, and disrespectful university that teaches you nothing but to distrust the system that you are a part of. This university has a biased system of professors and higher-ups that focus on how to make money rather than give their students a good education, which was my understanding of a university in itself. I have faced nothing but grief and adversity when obtaining my degree from here, and would highly recommend running as fast as you can away from this school.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BE CAREFUL around the holidays. If you're in the dorms, make sure you lock up and even then, if you're not an a secure building, anyone from off the streets can break in. (The apartment style buildings are terrible so avoid them. They look nice, but easily infiltrated.) Other than that, throughout campus is safe. Use common sense at night (most crimes happen when common sense is not applied); don't walk in dark areas alone, don't wait alone in dark parking lots, etc. There are campus police that make their routines, but there is simply not enough of them, so you have to be on your guard.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a good place to let your dollars stretch, you just have to be wise on where you choose to spend (for example, avoid the dorms/food & dining; too expensive).

    What to do for fun

    Engage on-campus activities, but a lot of students do not. Being full active will help to get the best out of UNLV. Attend some games, if you're into theatre (don't have to major even), audition for productions. Be apart of the scene as much as possible, if you can, and you won't be bored.

    Food and Dining

    It's not all THAT great, but it's decent. It's junky, but tasty. From the commons to the Student Union, where the fast-food places are, it's decent. AWFUL if you want some healthier choices and to cook your own meals to save money. Food and dining can eat up your expenses really fast.

    Dorm Life

    Very expensive and not all great. No private bedrooms, so you'll be sharing with your roommate (going single is so expensive, it's not even worth it). Regardless of a single room for privacy, you'll still share a bathroom with your wall-mates (the group living next to you). No kitchens (unless they've upgraded that!) in most dorms, so they encourage you to eat at the commons (very selective, can be good if you're not into eating a large variety, quality is so-so, nothing terrific) and at the Student Union (where you can spend some meal plan money on Subway, Panda Express, Taco Bell, etc). Prepare to eat junky. If you're alright with that, then just remember that you have to take out a meal plan if you live on campus, which makes things more expensive. Bottom line, get an apartment nearby, Rebel Place is perfect. Seek elsewhere if that apartment is not good enough to your standards, but make sure you know your options before signing the contract. Once signed, you cannot break that lease until your year is up.

    Academic Rigor

    You will get out from it whatever you put into it. The knowledge and experienced professors are there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you're attending for and attack it headstrong. Take every class seriously because it's your money. Get involved with extra activities and even volunteering will help to enrich your experience here. Dorms can be expensive, so be sure you want to live on campus, because there are other apartments nearby (Rebel Place is probably the best/safest).

    In three sentences

    Definitely worth it for the theatre program. Very competitive, but nothing short of reality - it's a good start.

  • 03/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Nothing ever happens on campus because the Strip being so popular everyone trying to commit a crime want to do it there instead on the campus

    What to do for fun

    UNLV is just a short drive away for the famous Strip where anything can happen. If you are not into the club scene then you can find things do to outside less an a hour drive from campus. Anything from the Spring Preserves to Mt. Charleston.

    Food and Dining

    Not a great deal of options on Campus but a five minute drive to the strip will change all of that with every different kind of food anyone can think of.

    Dorm Life

    LIving on campus is great if you just really want to be involved in the school but its better to live off-campus so you don't have to worry about having a roommate you are not going to get along with.

    Academic Rigor

    Nearly every program available with teachers expert in there field coming for well known universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    You can get into any class you want as long as you meet with an advisor prior to the next term sign up date and already have your class picked up. Also unless you like to sweet a lot then pick classes that are in the same building or very close to each other because the sun is murder trying to walk across campus.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a great university that has lot of diversity of people from all over the world. It has nearly every program available and it is cheaper then most other colleges for both out-of-state and residential students. UNLV also has a large sport fan base since there is no professional team in Las Vegas.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The strip is just a bus ride away! The CX bus at the Transit Center also takes you right in front of Fashion Show mall where you can shop, hang out with friends, and enjoy food. On campus, there are lots of weekly activities offered for students by students.

    Food and Dining

    Exceptional and at a reasonable price. My tip is to go outside of campus to the nearby food places because they offer student discounts!

    Dorm Life

    I'm not part of the dorm life, but I've visited the dorms and they are quite nice. Floor mates are friendly and you get to meet people from many places like Hawaii and New York. The disadvantage is that it's a bit far from the closest classroom building.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are taught at a high academic rigor. It makes the class tough, but it's good for the long-run. Study hard, do the assignments, go to class, and you'll be just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to take on lots of responsibilities and to get serious. This part of life is where you start learning to be on your on and to be independent. Take it seriously, but also learn to have some down-times because you're still young--have fun!

    In three sentences

    UNLV offers a lot of majors, which a lot of people don't think they would have. Located in one of the busiest cities in the US, there's plenty to do and a lot of opportunities to evolve and grow. Although Las Vegas is known for clubs and casinos, UNLV is a great school and I enjoy attending it.

  • 05/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can take part in various activities. The one you choose depends on you.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's nice to have fun, but keep your studies as your top priority. Try to equally balance your social life and your education.

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a vibrant campus.There are plenty of extra-curricular activities one can choose from. If you need help, there are so many resources and facilities you can choose from in order to become successful.

  • 05/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym to lift weights or play basketball Hang out at Student Union

    Tips for prospective students

    Listen to advice on ratemyprofessor.com, but take heed since not all info is correct Learn to study and alter study habits

    In three sentences

    UNLV is a nice campus which includes a four floor gym, complete with basketball courts and weight rooms, and a center to eat called the Student Union. Getting to class is also easy since the campus is small enough to where five minutes can take a person from end to end of the campus. Professors are also nice but a person should always do their research on which professor is best.

  • 05/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a big concern on campus. Because of the location of the school, it is always well lit, full of security personnel, and emergency phones scattered throughout campus. You are never alone on campus but it is always important to remember the buddy system after hours. Better safe than sorry!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not a big deal at UNLV. You see many members of different sororities and fraternities fund raising, getting students involved in various activities, and a ton of recruitment. Unless you are a part of any house, the Greek Life is housed in the homes of the members. This experience calls for a lot of free time and effort and the members are always friendly and helpful.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over two hundred different clubs and organizations to join at UNLV. These are an enjoyable way to spend your time at school and look great on resumes. There is so much to do in Las Vegas. The city is vibrant, alive at all hours of the night, and all about pleasure. A student will find life very enjoyable attending UNLV.

    Great for these types of students

    For students who do not live on campus and rive to school, there are many free and accessible places to park. The only time you have to pay for parking is to park closer to class or apply for a permit for reserved parking. There are many different lots and few of them are connect. The best thing to do to avoid confusion is plan ahead of time and know where you need to park. There is also public transportation for students without cars and a reduced fee with a student ID.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It may be just a college tradition, but students and administration are all very friendly and very mature. The great thing about UNLV is it's diversity. There are so many different people for many different backgrounds and classes. Despite the diversity, it is an accepting and pleasant atmosphere. The Lied Library is one of the best I've ever seen. It is clean, organized, and full of free, helpful resources for students.

    Bang for the buck

    The best thing about attending UNLV is the discounts and freebies both on an of campus offered by different eateries and stores. The professors are knowledgeable in their field and incredibly helpful. The school has an abundance of free resources to promote success and counseling available to anyone in need.

    What to do for fun

    Las Vegas offers students at UNLV many activities to participate in. Between the party scene and the local outdoor activities like hiking, everything has a all day all night convenience. Despite the town's business on the strip, there are quite, scenic places to relax and enjoy Las Vegas. On campus activities range from sport games, clubs and organizations, and an open, accepting atmosphere to take full advantage of the college life.

    Food and Dining

    There are an abundance of place to grab a bite to eat both on and off campus. The school is located on a busy intersection and the area has a variety of fast food, fine dining, and restaurants to enjoy. On campus dining is affordable, accessible, and has many different places to mix up your diet everyday. There are food trucks everywhere on campus during the day, and at night the streets are full of eateries.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very clean and its location is incredibly convenient. The buildings are located in the heart of campus, near food, the gym, and classes. The dorms house an excited atmosphere and give students the full college experience. The dorms are the best place to meet new friends and create homely on campus life,

    Academic Rigor

    Every teacher is different regarding their grading and course requirements and the workload may be substantial, however, there are many resources available to help ease the pressures of a full time student and receive help. Professors tend not to take attendance, but it is important to go to each lecture to succeed in the course. The first couple of years consist of core classes and however tedious they may seem, staying on course with your studies will be a huge benefit in you future academic success.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing about college is keeping up with your workload, Every teacher provides a semester syllabus covering all of the future assignments and tests. With this incredible advantage, it is crucial students utilize this tool. Many students tend to complete each assignment as it is due, however, many take the opportunity to finish their assignments early and stay ahead of the game.

    In three sentences

    The University of Nevada Las Vegas is a large, diverse school with an accepting and helpful atmosphere. There are an incredible amount of different classes and several disciplines to explore and take advantage of. The students are well educated and the administration is fair as long as you are not reckless.

  • 05/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus I have never felt a time that I was frightened but there have been some incidents were bikes were stolen.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of different Greek clubs to be a part.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for practically anything you can think of from Pre-health Associations to star wars. If there isn't a club for you its alright because if you talk to your counselor you can make one!

    Great for these types of students

    Out going people and shy people the group projects that need to be done in classes are a great way for meeting new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a spot on campus that allows you to hear yourself talking like an echo. You don't have to yell just talk as if a friend was in front of you and your voice sounds like an echo!

    Bang for the buck

    There are many jobs on campus that students can take advantage of for a little extra cash for the semester.

    What to do for fun

    Student Union has a game room with a pool table and ping pong table to help students relax. Also the gym has basketball courts, volleyball courts and indoor soccer.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is very good they have several fast food restaurants that are very popular like Panda Express, Taco Bell and several others. It is very convenient especially when you don't want to go far to get food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and comfortable because they are on campus. Most of them are right in front of the gym so it is good motivation to workout and stay healthy.

    Academic Rigor

    It varies from major to major but it is still important for yourself especially to do good in class. College is a place were your own initiative is tested constantly by your professors. Also several courses are much tougher than others and it is important to pay more attention in those classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    It may be fun to come to UNLV but it is our responsibility to know our schedules for assignments and exams. Being at UNLV is as fun as you want to make it for yourself, if you want to make friends it is amazing how many people you will find with similar goals as yourself. Always have fun to relax from stressful semesters or exams.

    In three sentences

    Amazing campus and environment it feels completely different than high school. It has great amenities such as the wellness center and the student union. Overall its a great place to learn and meet new people.

  • 05/23/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security guys riding around so I feel pretty safe walking around campus. However, I will still take caution walking around at night. It is an open campus therefore there could be strange people wondering around at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a bunch of clubs and activities at UNLV. UNLV participates in team sports that includes Track and Field, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, and others. There are a variety of different clubs that UNLV provides. Chess, skydiving, anime, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Kiwanis, Honor clubs just to name a few.

    What to do for fun

    There are different fun events that different clubs puts on at UNLV. Some including an asian festival, video game fundraisers, a theater showing new movies, etc.

    In three sentences

    It is one of the top schools for students interested in hotel management and pretty average when it comes to other degrees. I got my biochemistry degree here and I wanted to go here for Physical Therapy, but got wait-listed. I was very impressed with the Physical Therapy program because the students and faculty seemed very personable and I liked how they incorporated iPads into the program and even had a scholarship to help pay for them.

  • 05/30/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    everything!

    Tips for prospective students

    eat!!!

    In three sentences

    It's pretty nice and i was going to attend but unr was cheaper so yeah haha. overall looks great and the basketball team are ballers. people there seem pretty chill

  • 06/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is AMAZING! Im in one of the sororities on campus and i absolutely love it We are like one big community within a community. Its amazing to have that extra layer of support while in school.

    What to do for fun

    Im in a few clubs on campus and also a sorority as well. I love to hang out at the DC or the Student Union in between classes. And i also love working out at the SRWC with a workout buddy or hitting the library to squeeze in some extra study time.

    Food and Dining

    Between the Dining Commons and the Student Union, youll never go hungry on campus. They are open late/early for whichever schedule you have that year. And there is also a bunch of small shops located all over campus for your convenience such as Subway, Einsteins Bagels and the POD campus store!

    Dorm Life

    Ive never lived on campus but i heard that its super convenient and fun!

    Academic Rigor

    Most prerequisites are pretty easy if you understand the material. Just pay attention in class and you'll do fine. Also our teachers are always here to help!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you tour the campus before your first day of classes, you dont want to get lost wandering around this large campus! Get to the book store early! The lines for the bookstore the week of classes is always out the front door! Take advantage of the Student Union and Student Recreational and Wellness Center. These amazing facilities are included in your tuition so you might as well get the most out of them!

    In three sentences

    UNLV is very mixture diversity and and culture. It is the perfect blend of the amazement of the Las Vegas city and the calm of the Nevada desert with top rated programs and professors from around the USA. Going to UNLV, you get the best of both worlds!

  • 06/12/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Same here I have not attended the school yet so it is hard to answer this question, I cant wait to experience what UNLV has to offer.

    Greek Life

    Same here I have not attended the school yet so it is hard to answer this question, I cant wait to experience what UNLV has to offer.

    Clubs and Activities

    Same here I have not attended the school yet so it is hard to answer this question, I cant wait to experience what UNLV has to offer.

    Great for these types of students

    Same here I have not attended the school yet so it is hard to answer this question, I cant wait to experience what UNLV has to offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Same here I have not attended the school yet so it is hard to answer this question, I cant wait to experience what UNLV has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    Same here I have not attended the school yet so it is hard to answer this question, I cant wait to experience what UNLV has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    I know there is a lot to do and experience at UNLV and the surrounding area. Being in Las Vegas there will never be a dull moment I am sure. Cant wait to start my future at UNLV.

    Food and Dining

    Same here I have not attended the school yet so it is hard to answer this question, but I am sure the food and dining is excellent at UNLV and I cant wait to experience i,and I love food so I know I will be experiencing all they have to offer.

    Dorm Life

    Same here I have not attended the school yet so it is hard to answer this question, but I am sure the Dorm life is excellent at UNLV and I cant wait to experience it.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attended the school yet so it is hard to answer this question, but I am sure the Academic Rigor is excellent at UNLV

    Tips for prospective students

    I is hard for me to answer this question because I have not attended UNLV yet, but i would tell students to look at UNLV as a choice of your college they offer so many programs and advantages for your future and being in Las Vegas gives you and advantage to internships that you could never get anywhere else.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the University of Nevada- Las Vegas excellent. They have made my first impression of them to be a college that cares about their students and they are willing to help you in anyway the can, The have answered all my questions and if they didn't have and answer they will find it. I am getting ready to go visit the campus and do my orientation and I can not wait to meet some of the wonderful people that i will be spending my next four years with, I chose UNLV because I want to get into film and music and the opportunity for internships on the strip are the best around. I can not wait to being my future at UNLV. Thank you Tiffne Stewart

  • 06/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is pretty good, especially in recent years, I've seen a lot more of campus police, and they have a notification system that sends out mass emails and texts if the university has your phone number. These mass communications have been about anything from the seldom bike/laptop theft to very seldom attack to safety concerns such as flooding during heavy rain or power outages.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like learning and can curl up with a good text book in a quiet corner, there are plenty of places for that, especially in the library. If you learn better by doing, you have to be a little more outgoing, and have to push yourself to look for those opportunities, or create them yourself

    Bang for the buck

    Like most schools, you get out what you put in, in terms of cost, I don't think you get what it is worth, but then again, I believe that higher education shouldn't cost anything, especially in todays world where it's pretty much expected for most people to have a bachelor's degree.

    What to do for fun

    If you want to have fun, get involved in a club or sport or start your own. There are a fair amount of activities around campus, but you have to look for them sometimes depending on the popularity of the activity.

    Food and Dining

    The dining commons or DC has a semi decent selection, but it gets old really fast. and any unused meals area definitely not worth what you trade for at the end of the week....it's pathetic.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus for one year to get an idea of what real college life was really like, but I'm pretty sure I did not get the real experience I was looking for. Not great for a typical dorm life experience, most people seemed kind of withdrawn unless you put yourself out there. I have since moved back home and am a commuter student which can be good when wanting to get away from school.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of the academics really depends on the major, but each one has its own difficult classes. Like I said before, you have to truly study and put effort into your classes, especially if you're in a degree like engineering. If there is something in your field you're interested in, start reading, doing research, getting involved as early as possible. If you know what you want to do freshman year, focus on it and learn as much as you can outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like most colleges you have to actually study for your classes, don't think that it's just like high school where you didn't have to study at all. Some of the professors can be tough to understand, but being an engineering student, that is almost always a given, so get used to that. If you want to get to know people, you have to be a little more outgoing and introduce yourself, but people are usually pretty welcoming.

    In three sentences

    UNLV has fairly low in-state tuition but that is quickly changing due to tuition hikes. Out of state tuition apparently sucks, especially if you're a full-time student. You get out of the school what you put into it, most of the time.

  • 10/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's plenty of people on campus throughout the whole entire day. I have a class that doesn't end until 7:30 at night and there's still plenty of other students walking around campus. However, if there isn't a lot of people around, there are security guards constantly patrolling the campus, and there are emergency call boxes on every corner for students to pick up and it will notify campus police that they need help.

    Clubs and Activities

    I think that UNLV offers a wide variety of clubs and activities for any student out there. Everyday there is a new club or organization hosting an event or booth that has tons of opportunities for UNLV students. All of the club and organizations are very active and like to participate in volunteer work. Personally, I am currently trying to join the organization called, American Pre-Health Professions (APHP), which is similar to a fraternity or sorority, but without the partying. Members of APHP are dedicated to their school work and are trying to enter graduate school for the

    Great for these types of students

    UNLV is great for students who want to attend a university in a big city, yet still have the little small town experience because Las Vegas is a big city, but also a small town at the same time because there is only a small amount of people who actually live there in houses, not casinos.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My absolute favorite place on campus is the library. There are five floors to the Lied Library on campus, and each one is different in it's own unique way. On the first floor there is security offices, a cafe, circulation desks, computers that are for the students to use, large rooms with booths that students can rent out for free if they would like to work on a project with their friends, and LASR. LASR is a machine that can access thousands of books that the library has held in circulation ever since the school has been open, and some books are ever older than that! The second floor is mainly for tutoring, but I love the little desk cubicles that each have their own power strip filled with tons of outlets for laptops and other electronics. Then, the third and fourth floors are both silent rooms that are only for students who like to study in absolute silence. The third floor also has a completely separate area designated specifically for the Honors College. In the Honors College area there is a computer lab just for their students, and the Honors College offices and classrooms. Finally, the last floor, the fifth floor of the Lied Library is my favorite floor because its the largest floor with all of the science books, desks to work and study, as well as a wonderful view of the Las Vegas strip.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that UNLV is worth the amount of their tuition. It is a bit overpriced at times, especially since you have to pay so much for brand new textbooks in order to receive an access code, but I think it's all worth it in the long run. They have wonderful teachers that are willing to assist students in office hours and outside of their work times as well. Plus, your tuition money goes towards upgrading the school and it's services.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I like to go to the main library on campus and just relax on my laptop or study for upcoming exams. However, if I don't feel like studying that day, there are plenty of events all over campus that happen daily. There's always some form of greek life performing or hosting an event, petitioners trying to beg for signatures, and open mic nights at the Starbucks cafe.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices in the food court are pretty good. I get a smoothie from Jamba Juice every Friday as a treat for completing the week with good grades. However, I think there could be better restaurant choices, perhaps a few that are a bit healthier and not filled with so much sodium. I would also recommend eating in the library instead of the student union because I like a quieter environment and it isn't as crowded in the library.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I am not in a dorm room, I live off campus with my parents as an in state student. However, my best friend lives in the dorm rooms and she loves it! The only thing she doesn't like about living in the dorms is that she didn't get the roommate she wanted, but UNLV did assign a great roommate for her, and she adores her!

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of school work done in both class and as homework, but not too much where a student is overwhelmed. I would recommend prospective students to just keep up with their school work and develop proper study habits that they find fitting for their own life and schedule in order to prepare for the many college years ahead.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should keep up with deadlines and complete early admissions to receive special benefits such as, dorm rooms, scholarships, and the best classes.

    In three sentences

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a fantastic school! Everyone on campus is nice and friendly, willing to assist their colleagues or students as much as possible. Along with the people who work and attend the school, they have a wonderful and well organized curriculum in each class no matter the subject or different educational backgrounds.

  • 10/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is absolutely no harm on this campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is advertised immensely with a no hazing policy that entices any on-goer.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student government and the variety of clubs makes for a diverse student population.

    Great for these types of students

    The library is one of the best. Studyholics or partyholics are both appealed to this university as it offers both at an appropriate magnitude.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As far as I know, there are no unusual traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    This university is in the top 25 most cost-effective colleges.

    What to do for fun

    There is an abundance of extra-circular clubs and Greek Life that would provide for a joyous experience.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food choices that will satisfy anyone.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is not as luxurious as can be.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors challenge the students in an ideal manner.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think this university is sub-par because it is near the strip or in town.

    In three sentences

    This university is superb. The professors are brilliant and have an unrivaled caliber. The education obtained from this university will go far.