- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Accounting
- Gender: F
- High School: Coronado High sChool
- Transfer Student: N
One of the best things about UNLV is that the university is always expanding. This is a greater incentive and a greater investment to attend and graduate from UNLV. By the time you graduate from UNLV, 10-20 years down the road, your degree from UNLV is going to worth much more than it is today because of the continuing expansion. I think the size of UNLV is just right at the moment. However, one thing I would like to see is the renovation of the classrooms. They should be more technologically advanced and in better condition. In the states around Nevada, people know where UNLV is, and people normally have a pretty good image about UNLV. I heard from many people that extraordinary attractive girls attend UNLV. I am not sure if that is true, but I suppose it's worthy to check it out. I spend most of my time in classrooms or at the Lied Library. I also like to go to the new Student Rec Center. The Student Union is also a great place to hang out since it is close to the Business Building (BEH). UNLV's administration has been very helpful to me. Whenever I have a question, I am always able to find an answer in a timely manner either on the internet or by phone. There was one time where the Registrar added a late fee to my tuition because of a computer error, and the cashier fixed it right away. I don't think there are a lot of school pride, but I think it's something that is doable. UNLV students are so friendly that if they were to know about events, I am sure they will attend. UNLV is a very active university. Any time of the day, you will find the library with people studying or hanging out. Since we are expanding, students benefit a lot from the new technologies and new buildings. I think we have the coolest library I have ever seen, and I have seen many libraries in the US and in Hong Kong. We also have the coolest student union and rec center available to its staff and students. Also, UNLV students usually have jobs, and this is awesome because you get to meet a lot of people who will become somebody later on. And you are meeting them in college, so you are kind of ahead of the game! I will always remember my first day of college. I didn't know where I was going, and there were these informational booth set up around campus. So, I was able to ask them where my classrooms were, and their smiles just reassured my choice of UNLV. The most heard complaint is parking!!! We don't have enough parking spaces!
In a class of over 100, the professors will not know every student's names. But they will try, and I mean they really really try. In a class of 60, most professors know their students' names or at least remember their faces. I think UNLV students are very hardworking. They are always in the library studying or at the quad areas. Class participation can be common if one to two person speak up first. If they speak up, then the rest of the class follows suit. I also think UNLV students can uphold an intellectual conversation outside the classroom because they learn in the classroom and learn from their jobs. Students can be competitive at UNLV, but we are competitive in a nice, friendly way. We all are trying to make the grades, but we understand the capacity of ourselves and each other. I am an Accounting major, and the Undergrad advising center is such a great help. They are always busy, and the staff can be a bit frustrating, but they are mean well. If you give them some time and prepare your question, they are more than willing to help. UNLV's academic requirement should be increased in order to create a better academic environment. UNLV has many programs that help students prepare for a job after college. It is amazing with what the Career Services do to help you be prepared for life after college.
I love the UNLV student body. Everyone seems so friendly. Even if they don't seem friendly, if you talk to them, they are actually very nice people. So, you cannot judge a person by their looks. I think students who like to compete and are rude would not fit in at UNLV because we are very laid-back, relax and nice people. Students usually just wear t-shirts and jeans to class. Around the BEH, however, you will find more professional looking attire very commonly. It is wonderful because you can wear whatever you want and you won't feel uncomfortable either way. Our student body has a mix of financial backgrounds. However, this doesn't change anything. I feel like by the time we step in our classrooms, we check our financial background at the door. No one cares if you drive a Bentley or a run-down family van; it is all about what kind of grades you get that proves who you are.
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