well i suppose when it comes to stereotypes there are two. the first being that they aren't the smartest. this is totally not true. for the most part, a lot of students go to unlv because it is cheap, especially compared to schools in surrounding states and with the economy the way it is, a cheap university is the answer. it is money savvy to both go to your city's university and live at home than paying 2 times more for the same education elsewhere. i know a few valedictorians who go to unlv for that reason.
the second stereotype is that the students always go out and party since the vegas strip is about five minutes away. this is both true and false. although there are many students who do party a ton, partying on the strip is very very expensive so a lot of the students tend to shy away from the vegas party lifestyle although they may partake in house parties and kickbacks.
These stereotypes are inaccurate. UNLV's existence as a widely-known university with countless opportunities, numerous accredited programs, some of the best programs in the nation, a prestegious honors college, and a wide variety of extra-curricular activites proves the sereotypeswrong.
NO! Of course students have a choice of where they are working, and many students do leave Las Vegas once they graduate. No one lives in a casino; in fact that probably would not be too much fun. UNLV is a great school! I have had so many opportunities! UNLV really is not a party school, and it is really easy to avoid parties if you want to.
Obviously not. However, I wouldn't put it past the school to offer a few of these courses for fun.
I would say so.
Even though the campus is minutes from the strip (I can literally see the MGM a few blocks down) the stereotypes about gambling are completely false. We all try to avoid the strip as much as possible and although there are students with gambling problems, it's not something that we all go and do after school. As far as partying goes, since it's a commuter college, a lot of the people that go here go straight home and party with their high school friends. I'm from out of town so I lived in the dorms my freshman year but there really weren't that many parties. Once you turn 21 though there's a huge advantage and being a local (especially girls) and knowing people definitely helps get you into clubs.
As far as how good our college is academically, I mean it could be better. But there are really good hospitality and real estate programs and the connections are great. The cheer team isn't really that bad either!
From my own experiences, yes. The joke is that "UNLV" stands for "You Never Leave Vegas."
No, its boring
depends on who you associate with
In some essence these stereotypes are true. We may not be one of the Top Schools, however, we have our own benefits for being in Las Vegas. We are known for our hospitality, business, and gambling areas here. Other places may not have the same opportunities to grow in these areas like Las Vegas. The second stereotype is the "Never Leaving Vegas". I don't think its entirely accurate. Its just that there are students who prefer to stay here with something they know, but eventually they will leave else where.
I would say for some people, the partying is accurate but everyone always gets there work done. There's nothing wrong with partying, just as long as you get good grades. I think that's how a lot of students at UNLV are. They know how to have fun, but maintain good grades as well.
Nope, everyone and everything at UNLV is different then what is carried through word of mouth.
Yes, if that is what you are looking for. No if otherwise. I go to UNLV to make and save money--not to party.
The stereotypes are not true. A lot of students I know are smart and motivated. UNLV might not have a good academic reputation, but many students here work half-time or even full-time. Many are financially independent and some can not afford to attend other universities.
Nope. alot that I have met are from Cali
No, if a student wants there are harder courses available that are just as rigorous if not more then some of the more well known schools and universities.
The stereotypes are not accurate because I believe that the education at UNLV is good, its education is the same as if it would be other schools where you have to pay more.
UNLV does have a lot of local students, but they go there because theres not much point in going to an out of state college that is probably exactly like UNLV.
There are lots of hot chicks at UNLV, and I'll assume that there are a lot of strippers.
UNLV is pretty easy so far, but it does get hard.
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