University of Nevada at Las Vegas Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (29)
Looking back at my program, I thought it did a good job of providing the material needed in order to embark on a career in Kinesiology. I think the department could do a better job of providing career opportunities and avenues for those in the major.
Dr. G. is a gem of a professor, if you can take his Professionalism in Kinesiology class (beneficial no matter what major you declare), I promise you will not be disappointed. The campus is really easy to get around, no hills to worry about and convenient for long boards, scooters, and bikes. Free parking is hectic if you don't get there early enough and to be honest it isn't worth the hassle, get a parking pass.
UNLV is growing and updating their facilities every year. Although it is placed in the middle of the busy city, the campus is not affected with the commotion of the Las Vegas strip. The campus is not very large and makes it easy to commute from class to class. The Lied Library is without a doubt a great place to study individually or as a group with the options of private rooms to rent or use. The school spirit is something to be noted, and every year when we battle for the Fremont Cannon with UNR, the campus lights up with rebels and scarlet and gray pride. My classes were difficult and provided me with a great challenge. The allied studies of Kinesiology were very interesting and gave me a little insight to what I would be learning in Physical Therapy school. The college academic advisors are great and put you on the right track to succeed. Once a rebel always a rebel!
UNLV was a school that prepared me for my career. Depending on the discipline sought, success in future career endeavors can be attained. The campus is almost always bustling with activity. I would venture to guess that the majority of the full-time students on campus spend a good portion of their time engaged in some form of campus extra-curricular activity. UNLV is one of the best colleges to prepare you for your future.
The University of Nevada - Las Vegas has proved a wonderful investment. I have been afforded some excellent professors who have been very involved in my academic progress. While many instructors are lax, there are instructors that will push you to realize your full potential. I can honestly say I have only had one instructor who was not willing to give me undivided attention to ensure my success in their class. UNLV has a large, diverse campus with many different departments. My degree program, Psychology, has introduced me to some amazing researchers and really prepared me for my participation in graduate school. Finding mentors who will guide you through your undergraduate degree is very achievable.
The university has a great campus with a very diverse student body. The professors are okay as some like to try to teach way above the class level.
The Sociology Department at UNLV was great to be a part of. All of the professors were very available to students and helped guided me throughout my education at UNLV and have created lastly relationships as a pursue a graduate degree. All of the liberal arts staff were very helpful, even those outside of my chosen major, in all aspects of higher education. In terms of education, I feel as though I have a very well rounded degree and have a background in much of what I want to pursue in a graduate program. I would more than definitely recommend the College of Liberal Arts at UNLV.
After transferring from another in-state institution, I decided to pursue elementary education. UNLV has not only helped me complete my degree program(s) but has allowed me to continue pursuing higher education with great support and guidance. I am currently finishing my Master's and then pursuing my PhD and feel that UNLV will prepare me for academic and career success.
The elementary education program at UNLV was a great start to my teaching career. I loved being inside the classroom for my practicum. It taught me almost all I need to know to get me started as a first year teacher. The only critique I have are the actual classes before your practicum. They're useless.
My university (UNLV) is overall fairly excellent. The cost is reasonable, and the program is well structured. However, the support is somewhat lacking, and the program takes too long. There are very few financial support resources. The university has superior instructors, but the support from most of the faculty is not really there. There are a few members of faculty who were very supportive, but left. There are a few new members of faculty who are supportive. There is a great deal of turnover in my department, so that is not very beneficial to students. It is often difficult to take classes, because they are not offered when needed. However, the faculty tries to work with students to get them the classes they need, so that is super! There are many time constraints that could be addressed using technology, but I feel that UNLV has not fully embraced technological resources. Finding the right course at the right time in the right format is a challenge, but the professors do try to help. Finding a professor to work with on research is a real challenge. It would be nice if there were more opportunities to work with the professors on research to learn more research skills in the "field". I have had the opportunity to work with some of the professors on their research. However, it has been difficult, and I was not able to continue to publication with them. Publication is very important, yet there are no classes that one can take to help learn how to get published. It is one of those requirements that are not supported, and I feel the school could do a better job in this area. It would be nice if UNLV provided structured assistance for publication.