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This school is excellent as a last resort.Quite BrightMechanical Engineering
This school is excellent as a last resort. It ranks #197 in the nation but touts is Tier 1 status everywhere it can. Price wise there is a lot of education for the dollar if you can survive the conservative mind set living in Reno Nevada. Access wise the school has absolutely no parking and walk times even with the $300-$400 per year permits are in excess of 30 minutes, if you want to ride your bike don't forget it snows here so good luck with that. The classes are all waitlisted and being late on the first day or two will cost you your seat. Overall I would never have attended UNR if I had the option go to any other schools.
2nd Year Male -- Class 1920
Surrounding City: B+, Education Quality: F
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If I could have attended a different university,AverageNursing
If I could have attended a different university, I would have. Although the tuition for this university is one of the best in the state of Nevada, that does not compensate for the professors, and students. The professors, especially the Science professors, make their courses way too hard and they fail to teach. They expect you to learn the material on your own. This is inconvenient for students who have to work and have other classes to worry about. Greek life is huge at this university. If you are not a party student it becomes pretty hard to make friends. The university does have a beautiful campus.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2017
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: F
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Though UNR is a great school, it isBrightCivil Engineering
Though UNR is a great school, it is not a good fit for the rare few students that do not party every night and enjoy cussing, drinking, drugs, ect. excessively. Academically I love this place. The faculty in all departments so far have been really good-teach well, give out practice exams, are approachable, plenty of office hours. The size is really great too. You can walk from the dorms to the stadium in maybe 15 minutes if you're walking at a leisurely pace. There are a lot of stairs though. People-wise it's also a nice size. You can meet new people in every class and still have classes with last semesters friends or whatever. Our football team (and maybe basketball too?) are great and there's a TON of school spirit here. Half the people you'll meet are wearing UNR gear or have a UNR water bottle, sticker, hat, ect.Socially this place is all about partying. If you don't go out you'll have no friends and nothing to do. Tahoe is 45 mins away in winter, hiking is alright. So I hope you are into greek life, drinkning, partying, and all that jazz. Otherwise this place is amazing and you really feel like you're getting your moneys worth. Advisors (at least the engineering ones) and financial aid/cahsier's office staff are very helpful and nice and understanding. You'll almost certainly get into the classes you need.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Useful Schoolwork: A, Perceived Campus Safety: C+
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