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If you are a serious choral conducting studentMusic - Performance
If you are a serious choral conducting student who is looking for a graduate program, look elsewhere. UNR has the perfect environment for nurturing and supporting students who might not have an opportunity to get into larger, more prestigious schools. They could be an innovative program and environment that actually focuses on teaching music almost like an apprenticeship. They aren't and they don't. The majority of the faculty are at UNR because it was their last choice. Not all, but most. Now they are big fish in a little pond who are stroking their own egos and couldn't care less about their students. Graduate music history was a farce. It was all about dismantling the concept of music history as we know it because it was written by educated western Europeans. Of course it was! They had the background and ability to write it. Were they biased? Of course they were. Every writer is biased. There was no real opportunity to learn what one needs to know in order to progress in his or her field, in this case choral conducting, because so much time was spent trying to create a corrective for the context of music history as we now know it. It was an utter waste of time and money. The director of choral studies teaches conducting as well. Don't bother with this fellow either because he couldn't even be bothered to write a syllabus for any of his courses. He hid his laziness behind the pretext of "preparing students for post-graduate work" and independence. What a crock! This is not a viable graduate music program if you wish to do anything outside of Reno or Carson City after you finish.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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If you are a resident, the school treatsQuite BrightNursing
If you are a resident, the school treats you better. I have a friend with the same Nursing major as I am and she got into the Nursing program even her test score is lower than mine and her GPA is lower than mine. I am really disappointed once I learned that I did not get into the program but my friend did. I checked with the school and they said that residents have priority first. I would never recommend any body to attend this school if they are out of state.
2nd Year Female -- Class 1922
Campus Aesthetics: B, Education Quality: F
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This school is exactly like high school, exceptSuper BrilliantAnimal Studies
This school is exactly like high school, except I'm overpaying. Not only do they over charge you for random things that don't make sense, they don't understand that some of us don't have college fully paid for by mommy and daddy and will withdrawal you from classes if you don't have all the money right away. The financial aid office is run by wide-eyed students who have no clue what they're doing, and the experienced employees are rude as fuck. I literally don't eat so I can pay for this stuck up shit hole. Parking is way too expensive for the scarce amount of parking that they haven't turned into a construction zone. As for the "beauty" of the campus, it's barely above average. Don't come here, it's a trap. You're just another number to administration, just another paycheck and nobody is here to help you. The students don't even help each other, you're either in or out. And you're usually in if you're a low-key racist involved in Greek life. Do yourself a favor and don't put yourself through the misery of this university.
1st Year Female -- Class 1921
Social Life: A-, Individual Value: F
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