- Class: Junior
- Major: Business
- Gender: F
- High School: Coronado High School
- Transfer Student: N
The great thing about UNLV is that many of the students know what it means to work half or full-time. The UNLV Men's basketball team also brings tons of energy and spirit on campus. I would change the publicity policy on campus. It's so hard to advertise events on campus. The school's size is just right, but it's not a college-town campus. People don't give me an exciting feedback when I tell them I go to UNLV. It's as if it's below me. I spend most of my time inside the Student Union, especially since it is where I also work. I would like the UNLV administration to focus on what the students want more. The recent controversy is probably the tuition increase. The school pride here is very low. You see a lot of students wearing clothes of other universities. Nonetheless, there's a great amount of spirit in the athletic games (esp. Men's Runnin Rebels Basketball. More than 90% of UNLV students don't live on campus, so it's hard to build a college community. Parking and traffic around school is a regular complaint among students. For student organizations, the monopoly of Sodexho and scheduling makes it extremely difficult to put on events or to even publicize. Food is also a monopoly and the food we are allowed to order are so overprized.
The academics at UNLV entirely depends on the department, the class, and especially the professors. I've had amazing professors and then I've had not-so-amazing professors where I felt that it was better to spend the time reading the book instead of attending class.
The majority of the students wear casual clothes to class. Very rarely do you see any wearing pjs. Many students at UNLV are from Nevada, but there are also many international students. The financial backgrounds varies incredibly. There are those who are financially on their own and then there are those who are from very rich, high class families.
The Best Things
The diversity in students, events, and opportunities.
The Worst Things
It's not a college-town university.