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The University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Total Grad Surveys 12
Females 4
Males 8
Avg years at University 2.8
Research Quality C (4.6)
Research Availability B- (6.4)
Research Funding C- (4.0)
Graduate Politics C+ (5.3)
Not Errand Runners C+ (5.5)
Degree Completion B- (6.4)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] C (4.9)
Sufficient Pay D+ (3.2)
Competitiveness C+ (5.1)
Education Quality B- (6.3)
Faculty Accessibility B- (6.0)
Useful Research B (6.7)
"Individual" treatment C- (4.1)
Friendliness C (4.6)
Safety B- (6.1)
Campus Beauty C+ (5.7)
Campus Maintenance B- (6.2)
University Spending C+ (5.3)
Extracurriculars C (4.4)
Scholastic Success D+ (3.4)
Surrounding City B (7.1)
Social Life/ Environment C- (3.5)
Sufficient PayD+
Surrounding CityB
UNLV MSW program is very disappointingMar 14 2016Social Work
UNLV MSW program is very disappointing. I would not recommend it. The few PhD level professors are good, but they seem to be a minority. Many under qualified, poorly prepared individuals teaching classes. The Dept is very poorly run, very disorganized, and has poor communication. Students are a number: not student-centered. The classes are easy but everything else is difficult, like getting the classes you need (availability of classes, availability of electives) and getting support. Students are on their own.
Awful experienceMar 11 2015Education
Awful experience..... in Counseling department in the 80's.... professors all turn their backs on you at the end of your program... almost like a purposeful non support.... terrible exit exam...
Research Topic(s): none
I essentially moved to Vegas and when IMay 10 2012Political Science
I essentially moved to Vegas and when I couldn't find a job, I tentatively decided to attend the MA program in political science at UNLV. I have been interested in concentrating in American Politics, which according to pamphlets, can be done at UNLV. It can be, but the department doesn't really care for American politics and focuses largely on international relations and comparative politics, so its really hard to find classes I want to take and find enough classes to fulfill the requirements. But all in all the department isn't terrible, they just focus in things I could care less about. My main issue is with the school in general. They look for any reason to charge you with out of state tuition (which the are doing to me) then squeeze dimes out of you every chance they get. They charge you $50/ semester for parking of which there is none and the regularly cut out student parking for events at the Thomas and Mack center. They also charge ridiculous fees which they take out of YOUR student loans, essentially for no reason. I get my refunds directly deposited and they take upwards of $300 out per loan. The financial aid office is not helpful. All in all, I kind of regret coming here. I did get some masters credits but I overpaid for them. If you're from out of state, I'd suggest finding somewhere else.
I am not entirely sure how this isMay 04 2011Biology
I am not entirely sure how this is still an accredited university. At least in the biology department, if you have any other options (or even if you don't), don't come to UNLV - regardless of if you're a prospective graduate or undergraduate student.

I have been at UNLV for several years, and the department as well as university are incredibly unhelpful and destructive. The undergraduate requirements are basically nonsense and some of the actual courses are taught by people with only a bachelor's degree who don't entirely comprehend the material that they are "teaching" when much more qualified people with MS and PhDs are available and willing to teach the courses. This is because the department administration plays favorites and likes to show that they have power and can do what they want. This is UNACCEPTABLE for undergraduate student education and most students would be better off teaching themselves the material instead of paying the tuition dollars (and honestly, from talking to them it sounds like many of them have to do that anyway).

The faculty overall are great and conduct excellent research, but the university provides absolutely NO help in trying to defray the cost of research or living. There is some research funding available from the graduate student society on campus, but that's about it. Teaching assistanceships are deplorable and in no way cover the cost of living. You would make far more money being a janitor or working at McDonalds.

I especially do not recommend coming to UNLV if you have any kind of emotional or mental issues - you are restricted to a maximum of 10 counseling session throughout your entire UNLV career and are not allowed back regardless of severity of your condition.Take my advise and don't make the same mistakes I did.

I have been attending the UNLV graduate collegeApr 26 2009Social Work
I have been attending the UNLV graduate college for 3 years now and I am completely floored that I was able to stick it out for as long as I did. The faculty are very unhelpful and not friendly. They do not empathize with their students or make themselves available to the students. They were always too busy to help. The program is poorly ran and no one knows anything, but they do know that they can not help you. Also, what is ridiculous is their testing. Explain how it makes any sense to give a test to students 4 weeks before graduation. Give them the results two weeks before graduation and then if they fail tell them they can't walk after they have already made plans for family to come into town to watch them walk. How does that make any sense? It is humiliating and devastating to the student. Why wouldn't you set up a program where you are doing your utmost to ensure that your students pass the test and would be able to graduate with their class. The faculty at this school is atrocious and completely self absorbed. They do not care for their students and don't even pretend to.
The hospitality management program is quite less challengingNov 25 2006Other
The hospitality management program is quite less challenging than a business major on the same levels, BS, MS or PhD. If you want to be involved in hotel or restaurant operations management, such as a restaurant manager or front office manager, this is defintely THE school to go for. The college does a great job training that kind of talents. However, if you are interested in hospitality finance or hotel service marketing, or hotel real estate, then the hotel college really does not have much to offer. You will be better off choosing a business major. This applies for MBA vs MS hotel management type of choice as well.
The University of Guam is one exotic institution,Jan 28 2003Public Policy
The University of Guam is one exotic institution, which there are a strong diverse student population among it's campus. I would rate the institution from a scale of 1 to 10, a "8.5." The University of Guam has a master programs which consist of;

1. Master of Public Administration
2. Master of Business Administration
3. Master of Micronesian Studies
4. Master of Marine Biology
5. Master of Education
6. Master of Nursing and Health ScienceI would say, that the institution is fairly helpful when it comes to student/teacher relation concerning a project or just plain needed help with what their courses requires.

Feb 15 2002History/Histories (art history/etc.)
good urban university, cheap tuition. brand new library, and a fun town to explore on your own
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