Is University of Nevada - Las Vegas a good school?

I am thinking about transferring there after I graduate from community college. I will have at least a 3.0 GPA by then (trying to get it a little higher though.) Does anyone go there or know anything about it? Also is Las Vegas really a good place to live, permanently, not just travel? I live in Chicago so I need a 24 hour city with lots of culture.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It is what you make of it. We get a lot of retired professors from really nice schools - my old history professor was from Duke University. My English professor taught at Yale. My computer science teacher graduated from Princeton. So the professors are fairly decent - every once in a while there will be a class taught by a TA. However, if you already have an A.A. then you might skip over those since they teach the basic classes.

    It is a 24 hour city. Many people complain about the lack of culture here but again, it is what you make of it. It just depends on what type of culture you are really looking for. I have been living here for five years and absolutely love it. We are surrounded by "mountains" (I am from Seattle so these things are tiny in comparison but oh well), one of the largest man made lakes, Red Rock National Park, and quite a few ghost towns. It gets really hot from May to August and ranges around 105-115 F.

    I would follow what your major is. If you want to become a doctor, then moving to UNLV is not your best bet since you will have to move again later (We only have one medical school and it is in Reno). Good luck & let me know if you have any questions.

    Source(s): Student at UNLV
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  • 1 decade ago

    Check to see if your community college education will transfer, some won't. UNLV is known for the Hotel Administration degree. It does have a law school and a nursing program, a degree in social work, plus other degrees. It is a small college.

    This is the Mojave Desert so the summers are very hot and the winters are cold and windy, but no snow like Chicago.

    Jobs are the issue right now. Unemployment is almost 14% and growing. Not a good time unless you have unlimited private financial resources.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ahh not culture like Chicago! Vegas school system is very weak- you will most likely be like a genius compared to your class mates =)

    Source(s): Chicago Native
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yea, UNLV is a tight school. Lots of partying.

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