University of Nevada at Las Vegas Reviews

  • 49 Reviews
  • Las Vegas (NV)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,132
70% of 49 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 49 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Irwin Munoz
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2021
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"UNLV does have opportunities for students in networking with students orgs, faculty, and community members. You have to go get it. Having a support system is a must and building one takes time and energy. I was able to attain a full ride and more than I could imagine, such as presenting research at international conference sponsored by UNLV and learning from doctoral students in labs. Although there are negatives to any aspect, such financial aid takes a lengthy time to process many things and the student parking is bad at times. These little annoyances didn’t deter me from seeking advice from my peers and professors who helped me attain professional skills and advance my education into graduate school."
Walker
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2020
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"UNLV is easily one of the worst universities in the country. They claim to offer a wide variety of degree programs however, they do not actually offer the classes to obtain that degree. The acceptance rate is over 80%, yet less than 40% are able to graduate. As someone who attended, its not because their classes are difficult, its because the classes don't actually exist or are not offered for4-5 semesters at a time. So what do you do when your scholarship requires a full-time commitment to cover the cost of education? UNLV has a wonderful scam going, because they force you to take erroneous classes to keep your scholarship and keep you in school longer. Why get you through in 4 years, when they can collect for 6 years and give you the same degree? Go anywhere else. Even if you're paying 10,000 more for out-of-state tuition, UNLV will scam you out of your money. If you still think they're legitimate I challenge you to try giving them a call-their numbers listed on the official website are "not currently in service". Do not trust this shady, extortionate institution."
Kelly
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I received a bachelors degree in healthcare administration from UNLV in 2018. The professors I took classes from were knowledgeable in their fields, particularly my internship professor. Through the internship program I managed to find a job at a local hospital and my first year out of college I made 50,000+ which wasn’t bad for a starting salary. Overall, my advice to other students would be to remember that what you put into your education is what you’ll get out of it. There are a lot of opportunities if you’re willing to apply yourself."
David
  • Reviewed: 2/4/2020
  • Degree: Music
  • Graduation Year: 2003
"I had studied at two excellent universities in other states prior to attending UNLV. I came to UNLV because I wanted to study with an eminent professor who was there (since departed), and I received a generous scholarship because of him. I was thoroughly disappointed and frustrated at UNLV because of the constant and obvious interoffice politics. Feuds and competition, infighting and general personality problems among members of the Music faculty got in the way of the quality of education that the students should have been receiving; they often used their students as pawns in these feuds. High faculty turnover rate. The department chair was especially unfit for his job, completely unhelpful, sexist and misogynistic. He was in cahoots with at least one other faculty member to deny tenure to some of the best individual faculty members the institution was ever fortunate to have had (because the ones to whom they denied tenure were advocates for the students; they knew what was going on behind the scenes and were striving for change). One professor was busted for child pornography charges and went to prison, and not long before that, another professor actually choked one of his own students in his office. It's a very small-town mentality at this institution. Several members of the faculty were actually musically inferior to some of their own students and even tried to stymie their own students' extracurricular opportunities (prevent them from participating in festivals, etc., and opportunities to study with other, more renowned teachers; wouldn't provide recommendations, etc.). Also, many of the courses most important to a core education in music (theoretical aspects) should be taught by the professors themselves; however, UNLV assigns most of them to inept graduate students who don't know how to teach and are barely passing their own classes. It's known as a party school, and it's disturbing how many students and faculty have serious drug and alcohol problems. UNLV also has a very high dropout rate. That area of the city (Maryland Parkway and that whole vicinity) is dangerous and plagued with theft and violent crime. There were several execution-style gun murders only a couple of months apart within one block of my apartment building, and my car was broken into three times in one month. During my second year at UNLV, I was attacked by a homeless person who was apparently living somewhere on campus. He hit me and actually succeeded in ripping my instruments out of my hands and tried to flee, but I fortunately recovered them when a passerby intervened and tripped him. In all, I agree with several other posters here that UNLV is not an institution that gives back. Students are indeed treated like dollar signs and cattle. I would never refer my own children or music students to UNLV for college. UNLV is a waste of time if one is seeking a superior education and a high salary afterward."
O
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2020
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I always felt like the professors cared about me and my wellbeing. Always pushing me to become a better version of myself and guiding me to become a successful musician. They’re always there when you’re struggling. I’ve learned something from every class I’ve taken."
Hanna
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2020
  • Degree: Computer Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"The school strive to earn money and profit by providing instructors who are not well equipped to provide students the required and essential tools to be successful. Most instructors expects you to know the material well ahead of time and shows up to class to do the least minimal work. The school as a whole doesn’t feel like a school. It feels like a business with the most atrocious customer service where all they want is the money but gives nothing in return. I am extremely displeased with this school and I did not enjoy 1 but if my undergraduate experience. This school has such a low graduation rate and yet has the most highest acceptance rate. The facility members feels entitled and are extremely rude and unhelpful. Starting from the department chair (example the computer science department chair and pretty much the entire computer science department) very rude individuals who has no integrity or professionalism. The school doesn’t offer classes that are required for graduation throughout the year and you had to wait a year or two year to take certain classes. Those are one of the reasons students either drop out or can’t graduate on time. There’s only 1 or 2 instructors who are so dedicated and devoted to help students. Majority of them are only focused on advancing their own career. The school doesn’t care if students complain. When students refuses to take certain instructors because of their reputation, the school start to make the instructors name anonymous so that students could register. Instead of coaching their instructors to be a better educators they punish students. Technically, the university is continuing to operate because of students, if there’s no students, there’s no business. This school is not equipped to prepare future scientists or engineers. I don’t recommend it, and I won’t go back either. I’ll take my business elsewhere. I regretted for coming to this school to begin with. Go to community school, they have better instructors who cares about students and better Curriculum than UNLV."
Ryan Meier
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2020
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I had an interesting experience with UNLV. I was a nontraditional student, going to work full time and school part time. I often found myself at bouncing between the advising building and the mathematics department trying to figure out what was required of me. Rarely did I get an answer that made sense. I also had issues with the math department about scheduling, books, and general processes. These negative experience cloud my overall time at UNLV. But, for what it is worth, I hear most universities don't know what is going on and are a headache to get through. On a positive note I did enjoy most of the classes I took. I found them to be interesting and at times challenging."
anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2019
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2024
"I hate the parking and I hate the location!! I'm a mother, wife, and homemaker. UNLV is not as accommodating as the community college, for people who live in vegas and have a family. They want every buck and coin they can squeeze from you! The location is south east of the city and that location is riddled with homelessness, crime activity, and low lives. There's always a suspicious character on campus everyday I go to class. The parking is ridiculous! They make students pay for a ticket or parking sticker to park and on top of that, there's not enough student parking! They make you either park super far away or pay for meters, if there's no where to park, which if you bought student parking for the semester doesn't qualify for "free" parking at the meters without paying the meters. I paid the student parking for the semester- NOTHING about it is free! But charging us to park, on top of paying the semester to park, is downright cruel and unusual esp. in this heat!! They have way too many staff parking, over 3,000 employees vs 35,000 students... really?!?"
Doriee
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"UNLV takes all kinds of students and has an excellent Hospitality program, but other than that, there isn't much to say about the school. Students are not overly competitive. The student life at UNLV is rather non-existent because a lot of students do not live on campus housing."
Janise Wiggins
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2000
"Upon enrolling at UNLV, I chose to major in Social Work, after having several social workers who encouraged me while growing up. The most impactful thing about obtaining my undergrad at UNLV, is the on-going professional support that I still receive from my professors, even 19 years later!"