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Old 03-27-2011, 05:49 PM
Location: Summerlin Las Vegas
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Anyone have any experience with Reno? Is it as bad as UNLV?

Additionally, do any bordering states offer NV residents in-state tuition rates?
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:05 PM
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What's so bad about UNLV if you don't mind me asking?

I am thinking of going there myself.

Not that I would go anywhere else but UNLV, but what was your experience?
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:07 PM
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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UNR...Nice city campus...from what I saw.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:51 PM
Location: Reno, Nevada, U.S.A
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I've heard that UNLV has a lack of a community from those who go there because it's a commuter University (which is great for those who need to work, but not so great for students who want to get together and do things - if you go to UNLV and this is wrong, please correct me). Otherwise, it's a great business school and top in the world if you want to do something with the casino industry.

As far as I know about UNR, it's actually pretty good . There's an active community there, the campus looks fantastic and gorgeous, it actually snows in Winter there, there's Burning Man and Lake Tahoe, and so on. I also think that UNR has a better Science program considering they just dropped quite a few millions on building a new Science building (which was built last year). One of the best mining and seismology programs in the nation (if that's your sort of thing). And the people seem well-rounded and definitely the kind of school where you have every sort of person and personality, it's diverse. But I haven't gone there yet except for one visit, so. But it seems like your average university and that's part of the charm . They do good work there without the snobbery that comes along with the top schools.

As for bordering states, there is something called the WUE (Western Undergrad Exchange). It's not instate tuition, but it's 150% of it. Google it for more information.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:25 AM
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Exactly what Lazydriver said. Nevada is a wonderful school, whereas UNLV, while it has some good programs, is just a commuter school.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:31 PM
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UNR is a lot nicer than UNLV. UNLV started more or less as a community college and they made the state SHARE the name of "University of Nevada" with them.

There is a Western Compact where pretty much from any of the western states can attend UNR for 125% of the instate tuition rate. Yeah, that is 25% more than the instate rate but it is still pretty reasonable. The reverse is true for Nevada residents in the other Compact states.

The biggest hit is the state is cutting funding to the college system. Of course, the "leaders" of the college will not cut sports to they cut education. If you come here you had better make sure your major is not on the hit list.
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