- Class: Freshman
- Major: Environmental Sciences
- Gender: F
- High School: Torrey Pines High School
- Transfer Student: N
The campus is actually very pretty, if you like the whole desert landscape. There really is no history to the buildings as they are all very modern. However, the stories behind the dedications of the landmarks and various plazas on campus have an interesting background. The campus is just about the right size, however there is barely ever anyone on campus as it is a commuter campus. The only way to get a sense of unity is to join a sorority or fraternity, which I refuse to. When I tell people I go to UNLV they are usually very confused about what I just said until I say I live in Las Vegas and I am studying Hospitality Management. Now that I have changed my major there really is no justification for others as to why I attend this university. I spend most of my time in the library, it is wonderful, as is the Student Wellness and Recreation Center which is brand new and has amazing facilities. I could live there. The area around UNLV is very strange. You feel very safe on campus but right when you walk across the street you have to watch your back. Do not walk alone at night. This is very unsettling for me and for my parents, but then again everything is a learning experience we can't always be so sheltered. All of the students complain about the lack of school pride. I think the food is actually very good and I am doing my part to make sure it is even better. Our recycling program is growing and I am very excited, Vegas deserves it.
The class sizes vary greatly, but I have always been satisfied with the size. Currently my English 101 Class has 8 people and it is wonderful I never would have imagined a college course to be that intimate it reminds me of 9th grade. I am taking Music appreciation I appreciate that they offer that as a fine art. If you are a hospitality management major, it really does not even matter if you graduate. For, if you take the basic courses and get your name out there and network, you can easily find a job without a BS in Hotel Mgt.
I love how this campus has such diversity. Most colleges I visited, everyone seemed to be from the same town. Since the price is right, there are people from all over the country and a majority are international students from places I never would have imagined. I absolutely love it. All students are very tolerant of racial, religious and sexual diversity. I have never heard of a problem. The students' background education varies greatly too which makes for interesting discussions in the basic courses....
The Best Things
The Worst Things
The lack of unity.