University of Nevada at Las Vegas Reviews
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.
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.
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.
I enjoyed my time studying at UNLV because I was heavily involved with campus organizations, which enhanced my networking and social experience. I was impressed most with my upper-level course professors because they were experts and invested in my education. All were available to discuss the classes and my future during office hours. Projects like submitting a marketing plan on the university radio and developing a consumer study on diversity marketing were memorable and impactful.
UNLV has such a great staff. The majority of my professors were so passionate about what they taught and always gave great feedback on my work. They also exposed me to such great literature and history and some of my favorite books are the anthologies that were given as assignments. There's every opportunity to openly speak with professors and they're quick to write recommendations or to help in any way. My only regret is having to work while going to school so I didn't have the chance to explore all the different clubs and organizations UNLV has to offer. But I didn't completely miss out. There was always something going on in the amphitheater or in the free speech zone where I got to witness how various clubs functioned. Other than that, if you go to UNLV make sure to become friends with your professors and your advisor. They are a great resource for figuring out how to get ahead in life and you'll definitely need that.
UNLV is a wonderful school if you are expecting to go to class and get a degree. but the school climate differs from what one would expect when applying to a university. There are no fraternity or sorority houses, as per state law, and the university lack the typical "college environment." Las Vegas is a transient town that cares little for sports. The professors and staff are fantastic, and the library is, so far, the best university library I have ever been in. I would recommend this school if your goal is to simply get a degree, but if you are enrolling in a university to get that "university experience," I would look somewhere else.
My college is definitely one of a kind. The classes I have attended so far have really opened my perspective to the broader world. On campus, every student is free to be who they want to be. Each class is diverse and immersive, compiling ideas from around the globe and presenting them in an enthralling manner. Additionally, there is always something happening on campus. Not a week goes by without at least a few of the dozens of student organizations hosting an event. There are several recreational athletic programs to be involved in even if a student does not wish to participate in formal college sports. Altogether, UNLV is the total package. The campus is large and diverse but has a homely sort of feel. I would recommend this college to any student weather they are just graduating high school or are transferring for a better college experience.
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.
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.