- Great work being done on the campus buildings and grounds. The facilities will be excellent when the program is complete in a year or two.
- Obviously one of the best hospitality and tourism schools in the world
- Top 100 Law School (Boyd Law ranked 88th in 2008)
- Under Grad Education program ranked 82 out of 180 in 2006
- The MBA program is no slouch! Trust me!
- Programs are being expanded every year
- Great athletic program
- A renewed commitment by the state and university itself to better its academic standing
- Extremely low average debt upon graduation
- Weather (if you are not here in July and August, Vegas has amazing weather!)
- A great place for internships and part time employment for undergrad and grad students. People in hospitality/hotel management, business, and law have great opportunities to learn outside the classroom</p>
- It simply grew too fast from the late 90's onward
- Very poor student housing, although there is a new dorm complex being built
- Admission standards were too low, but now starting to come up
- Low PhD count for professors (but is quickly rising)
- 4th tier ranking in US News (which is important to some, but not myself)
- Not much Greek life (for those into that sort of thing)
- College gets pegged as a 'party school', when the reality is that you cannot drink in this town under 21 years old anywhere due to gaming laws</p>
- Its is mainly a commuter school, but when the new dorms are done, it may start to change
- Parking can suck sometimes
- Mostly locals or in state residents
- You can get in trouble (gambling/drinking), but just as easily enjoy the mountains, hiking and outdoor activities as well as many other things besides partying (but it is available for those who seek it, obviously!)</p>
<h2>- Las Vegas has an amazingly low cost of living right now (2009), but jobs are scarce</h2>
<p>Overall... in comparison to New York State Universities, I would say in 5 years it will exceed them in many areas. Definitely equal to or better than Florida state colleges.
They are making great strides, especially since I first visited the school in 2004. I think they will move into the third tier of schools by 2010, and higher by 2014.
Personally... I would choose UNLV over a SUNY school.</p>