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This is a great affordable university.Quite BrightMusic - Composition/Theory
This is a great affordable university. However, you absolutely must be your own advocate. It's not that advising staff can't or won't help, but they are generally so disorganized that they won't attempt to fix any issues until you explicitly and directly address them. My correct major wasn't in the computer system until my second semester. I've had to schedule meetings with my advisor to ensure that I graduate on time with all the right credits. My advisor has never contacted me about scheduling without my initiation. This is not the school for you if you are incapable of keeping track of every possible responsibility. That said, gen ed classes are incredibly easy. Far easier than any AP or Honors course I took in high school. However, classes associated with your major are incredibly challenging.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: F
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Almost everything about this school is subpar.Quite BrightPolitical Science
Almost everything about this school is subpar. The advising is incredibly bad. Advisors (and many teachers for that matter) are very noticeably just "there for a paycheck". Many will go through the motions and do the absolute minimum to get you out the door. The level of difficulty is low in classes because of the disparity of education among students (one student couldn't read in a freshman English class). There have been multiple occasions I have heard teachers telling students to drop classes rather than teach them material to help them be successful. Very infrequently will you come across a teacher who is dedicated to instilling an actual understanding of the material in the students. UNLV is honestly a small step above for profit schools like Kaplan and ITT Tech. Tuition is increased only to have the money be appropriated into the absolute wrong areas (mostly the pockets of higher officials), and the voice of the students is completely ignored. If you are an out of state student paying to go here, I would equate your purchase to spending $60,000 on a used Toyota Camry.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2016
Surrounding City: A, Faculty Accessibility: D
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I hate the lack of communication between departmentsBrightArt & Design Department
I hate the lack of communication between departments more than anything. It will cause a lot of trouble when it comes to making payments, and registration. They are very unorganized as well. If you call them now in 2015, you will hear voice recordings from 2014 with different information.

They seem to "trick you" into extra payment. They will tell you due dates, but nowhere will they tell you about late fees. You want to drop a class? You're still going to have to pay for it even though they say they allow classes to be dropped up until the end of February.If you're an art major, the buildings are dirty, falling apart, and uncomfortable. There was no air conditioning at my class at grant hall for the first few weeks of the semester. Then at another time, they were doing construction and the whole area smelt terrible. One thing I like is that there are galleries with some cool art around the area. Some of the art staff is good too. For a semester I had thought I was a painting/drawing major, and even met with an academic adviser who didn't tell me otherwise. Later I find out I was never listed as having a concentration.

1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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