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Sdsu Or University Of Nevada Las Vegas

codyz15codyz15 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2008 in College Search & Selection
I Am Having A Major Dilemma Right Now. Its A Tough Choice For Me Between Sdsu And Unlv. Here Is Why? Sdsu Is A Beautiful Campus In A Great Location. There Is A Great College Life There And The School Is A Lot Of Fun. They Have A Bigger And Funner College Life At Sdsu Than Unlv. At Sdsu The Major That I Would Get Is Hospitality With A Concentration In Events, Conventions And Attractions Management. The Program At Sdsu For This Major Is More On The Business Side And Seems A Lot Tougher Than Unlv. At Unlv, The Major Is In H0tel Administration With A Concentration In Meetings And Events Management And I Would Minor In Entertainment Management. The Program At Unlv Seems A Lot More Fit For Me And I Would Enjoy Learning More Of The Things At Unlv Opposed To Sdsu. I Am Wanting To Get Into Planning For Entertainment, Shows, Events, Partys, And Other Things In The Entertainment Industry.unlv Is A Commuter Campus, Only About Two Thousand Live On Campus So The College Life Is Nothing Compared To Sdsu. Sdsu Seems To Be A Lot More Fun, But The Program Isnt Completely What I Want. Unlv Has The Program, But Doesnt Seem Fun. What Do You Think?
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Replies to: Sdsu Or University Of Nevada Las Vegas

  • ceebrownceebrown Posts: 185- Junior Member
    You can drink till you drop at any school. If you're planning a hospitality career in Vegas, go to UNLV.
  • LugburzLugburz Posts: 203Registered User Junior Member
    I live in vegas, and i can tell you that if unlv is good for anything, its for what you want to study. unlv will give you a better education and better job opportunities after you graduate; las vegas is a great place for entertainment, conventions, shows, etc. There is a lot of money to be made in vegas. as an extreme example, i knew a family friend who was a bartender at a casino. he made a comfortable living, but wanted to do something more. he self-studied for his real-estate license, and now three years later is selling land for condominium towers around the strip, making literally millions of dollars.
    as for partying, there are plenty of places to party up, down, and around the strip. but if you go to clubs, expect to pay seven dollars for a beer as the strip is VERY expensive. that said, theres still a lot of local places to go.

    in short, i'd go to unlv. your education is more important than college life, and you can still have a fun at unlv.
  • world changerworld changer Posts: 2,503Registered User Senior Member
    I live in Vegas too.

    Like Lugburz said, UNLV is tops for what you want to do. And the internship and career opportunities are outstanding.

    It is technically a commuter campus, people still manage to find parties and have fun.
  • codyz15codyz15 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    this is a wierd question but would it get boring going to unlv, i will not be twenty one until my junior year and there is mostly commuters so meeting people is hard. I also agree with you guys, the school and area have a lot to offer in what i want to get into and the jobs are tremendous. Im glad i got people from vegas helping me out, i live about three hours out, im in victorville if you know where that is. From your perspectives, is it more of a desert town or more of a city and is the area fun, lots of things to do so you are occupied in your free time.
  • world changerworld changer Posts: 2,503Registered User Senior Member
    Nahh..I've lived here for about 7 years now, and I'm not bored of it. ;)

    The city only seems like a "boring desert town" to the people who want to think that it's a boring desert town. There's plenty of fun to be had, you just have to be willing to put yourself out there.

    UNLV's dorms are close to the strip, so there's lots of shopping, dining, entertainment, etc. right by. Recreation out here isn't half bad either - you can hike or ski in Mount Charleston, hit up the water sports at Lake Mead, golf, play tennis, etc. There are always food festivals in the fall, and when the weather is nice, you can usually find free concerts on park lawns in some of the more residential areas.
  • codyz15codyz15 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    Is there anybody that you know that goes there
  • codyz15codyz15 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    or has gone there. go to quick reply so its easier to talk
  • world changerworld changer Posts: 2,503Registered User Senior Member
    A lot of people from my school go there.

    They like it well enough.
  • codyz15codyz15 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    there is just a lot to think about. I like the beach a lot and sdsu campus is a lot nicer than unlv and as i have said the student life is really awesome and i like the city
  • codyz15codyz15 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    but unlv has a better program. i just dont want to go there and hate it because i cant find any good groups of friends or get bored with living there. i live in the desert right now so its not that different. From what i have seen while i have been there it is more of a city in a desert.
  • codyz15codyz15 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    i would also be living at the dorms my first year at unlv, for it is mandatory. have you heard anything about the dorms
  • world changerworld changer Posts: 2,503Registered User Senior Member
    It's no rush. You have until May to decide.

    (The dorms are okay - same as pretty much any other state school, I'd imagine.)
  • LugburzLugburz Posts: 203Registered User Junior Member
    just to warn you, unlv's campus isn't in the best part of town, but its not in the worst, and there are still places where college kids hang out adjacent to the campus.
    my friends brother goes to unlv right now, as well as friends who are older than me, and most of my friends from my grade will be headed to either unlv or unr

    p.s. if you're coming from victorville, i would'nt be worried about being bored in vegas :)
  • codyz15codyz15 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    I have been to the campus and checked it out and it isnt too impresive. There isnt a whole lot to it. It is right by the strip which is pretty cool but still, am not too impressed. Are the kids that you know that go there liking the school and being active in the school or just go there, get there work done and go home and hang with there high school friends. How is living in vegas in your perspective.
  • LugburzLugburz Posts: 203Registered User Junior Member
    i know some who live at home, and some who will rent an apartment/live in the dorms. how much they participate in the school is based on how many responsibilities they have to their families and jobs, so there is a little bit of both. i used to live in los angeles before moving to vegas, so i guess i'm able to have a little perspective on what living in vegas is like. for starting out your career here, it's a great place. you have to work hard and for long hours, but the money is there.
    now, to be brutally honest, i wouldn't want to raise a family here. while the residential areas away from the strip are nice, vegas seems to be a little too superficial as a result of all the casinos; everyone is out to make a buck. also, obviously, if you like nature or the beach or trees, vegas isn't the best place, unless you have a thing for desert landscaping
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