University of Nevada at Las Vegas Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (35)
The University of Nevada Las Vegas is a good undergraduate university. For the biology department, there are a handful of professors that will require self-learning outside of class but that is to be expected in college. The research opportunity in University of Nevada Las Vegas is quite available due to various professor research or the Desert Institute Research labs. I personally worked in an Integrative Animal Physiology Lab for several years and learned more than I would have imagined. The university also has an integrated program called University of Nevada Las Vegas Honors College. In this program, the classes provided are more creative but may be more rigorous in workload. I enjoyed the honors seminar classes due to the variety of the topics and how passionate the professors were to teach their expertise. From Global Sustainability to Interpersonal Communication in various Health Disparities, I was fortunate to take such interesting classes. There are even classes with topics focusing on: western aviation, contemporary food studies, marketing and humanity, war, animals in human societies, global asian popular culture, soccer, Putin's Russia, and even LGBT history. It is annoying that there is a required amount of "honors credits" one must take to graduate. Since a biology degree requires so many credits already, I ended up taking 134 credits after my four years of undergraduate school. I took as many credits for honors college as if I were to graduate with a minor; however, the honors college does not provide a minor diploma. Overall I enjoyed going to the University of Nevada Las Vegas and I am satisfied with the education I received there to tackle medical school.
As an alumni I can tell you UNLV is overpriced and not worth it. CSN gives you the same education for half the price. More than anything UNLV constantly shows lack of care for students needs to the smallest details of refusing to print off 1 piece of paper in the library when you don't have your card. They use every way to make money off you from parking to general living. It's a typical Vegas, business where they see you as $ signs only and not students. Can't forget its right next to a bad area of town and students are harassed by the homeless. Go to CSN if you're local, if your out of town, your future will be much better severed at a real college.
I feel the BSW program at UNLV shaped me into a great social worker. The teachers emphasized the code of ethics, interviewing skills, self-assessment to identify biases and understand how your biases affect your practice. I liked the variety of backgrounds the professors had, from AIDS to child welfare, and from private practice to the public sector. My two practicums included the non-profit Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and the Henderson Welfare Office of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. I loved both! The only thing that is difficult for me, is that I am now working in the healthcare industry, and many tasks Im required to perform I feel are out of my scope of practice, because I have had to learn so much on my own or on the job.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UNLV in 2014. While working toward my degree and attending classes such as drawing; painting; photography; graphic design; sculpture and printmaking, I found intrigue in how my imagination and capability to design had evolved. The intrigue further led me to enroll in graduate school at UNLV in the architecture department. While studying for my Masters degree Ive found that the faculty at UNLV has continued to provide me the opportunity to grow that I once had as an undergraduate student. In three semesters, I will hold a Masters Degree in Architecture where I eagerly await the opportunity to further explore designing and shaping our world.
The UNLV school of life sciences is full of passionate individuals driven to teach well and make breakthroughs in research. After completion of my degree I have been prepared to continue to medical school, and have made various social connections within my community. UNLV is one of the most diverse campuses and people can be thenselves comfortably!
UNLV has a very diverse set of students and great extra-curricular activities that add to the overall college experience. The professors within the Biology/Chemistry department were great as well. The campus is expanding, fixing many problems like low amounts of student housing and many colleges in one building. The biggest complaint is about parking. The amount of local students attending UNLV has increased drastically, but parking has only increased minimally.
UNLV is a wonderful school. I recommend it to anyone pursing a career with a bachelors degree or higher. The school has several extra curricular activities available, a gymnasium available for all students and the campus is neat and maintained. The library is massive and they have several places to grab a bite on campus.
As a young Black woman, there are three things that matter during college: safety, community, and opportunity. At UNLV, I have received the gift of all three. The University and its staff stand behind their students in battle, and know to listen when at war with them. The culture of the campus makes everyone naturally feel included even if they've never met before or share the same background. I have not been proactive about networking, but UNLV's extensive alumni contacts have helped me obtain multiple opportunities that have advanced me tremendously academically and professionally. College will always be what you make it, but a strong foundation will help you build a future worth living. UNLV provides an experience worth having.
UNLV is my hometown unviersity and I decided to attend due to two key features it offered: a degree and program that prepared me for professional school and the numerous opportunities it provided regarding financial aid and scholarships. It prepared me more than adequately for graduate school and I look forward to starting graduate school at UNLV to earn my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree next month. I was also able to network successfully and became more ingrained in my community thanks to my experience there. It does not have the glowing reputation of a lot of state schools, but it is quickly working its way up the list and I think it will surprise many students that give it a chance.
UNLV is a great institution with a fantastic geology program. The staff are helpful, engaged, and incredibly knowledgeable in their respective field, research is available to undergraduate students, and the department is of a good enough size to where it's not too small but there is still a sense of community. I would definitely recommend it.