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Old 04-25-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Oakland
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Can anyone give me any advise on which to choose for hospitality management program between these two colleges? I'm currently living in the Bay Area

UNLV:
is obviously more expensive.
is out of state.
way more diverse.
weather.
pretty well known of this major b/c of the environment there.
budget cuts.
better name for this degree?

CPP:
less expensive.
5 hours away from me.
not diverse.
small classes to learn better.
better weather?
one of the first college to have this major.
not having much budget cuts.
idk about the name.

what else?
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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Both schools are state schools, so neither is immune to budget cuts. Cal Poly is in state, but check the tuition at UNLV, it may be inexpensive. UNLV is more urban and Cal Poly more suburban. UNLV used to have a lot of non traditional students (meaning working and going to school part time), but now there are a LOT of people living/working/playing on campus.

I don't know much about the schools itself. Pomona is very suburban and (not that nice). Las Vegas is well Las Vegas. I would imagine the internship opportunities are far greater in LV, but you might want to contact the programs to be sure.

Las Vegas gets chilly in winter by Southern California standards, particularly at night. During the summer, it is very hot.

Las Vegas is much cheaper apartment wise, but more expensive for social life because the Strip is part of the social scene.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:15 PM
 
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Can anyone give me any advise on which to choose for hospitality management program between these two colleges? I'm currently living in the Bay Area

UNLV:
is obviously more expensive.
is out of state.
way more diverse.
weather.
pretty well known of this major b/c of the environment there.
budget cuts.
better name for this degree?

CPP:
less expensive.
5 hours away from me.
not diverse.
small classes to learn better.
better weather?
one of the first college to have this major.
not having much budget cuts.
idk about the name.

what else?
What the heck does that mean?
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Oakland
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What the heck does that mean?
the community isn't too separated. that's what i've heard
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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UNLV & Cornell are THE places for hotel/hospitality management. The brand name of those two schools stand head & shoulders above everyone else. If you are going to invest years of your life pursuing this career, why settle for an also-ran?
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Oakland
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UNLV & Cornell are THE places for hotel/hospitality management. The brand name of those two schools stand head & shoulders above everyone else. If you are going to invest years of your life pursuing this career, why settle for an also-ran?
where did u get that source?
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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I recently applied to the Masters in Hotel Administration program at UNLV. Hopefully I will be going there in the fall. I looked into the program at UNLV and Cal Poly Pomona. The biggest difference is that the UNLV program is rated number one or two every year and trades spaces back and forth with Cornell. The reason I didn't pick the Cal Poly masters program is because it is fairly new. There bachelors program has been around longer. The alumni and networks are just as important as the degree.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:34 PM
 
Location: South of Northern California
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Chucky beat me to it, but as a nearly lifelong Las Vegan, I can confirm what he says about UNLV being rated as one of the best, along with Cornell. On top of that, you're in the middle of a city built around the hospitality/hotel industry. There is the heat factor, though. Coming from the bay area, you'll definitely be feeling it the first year or two. But for quality of hotel school, UNLV's one of the best.

The school does have a lot more on-campus housing now(when I was a student, they were just starting to build dorms, we were all commuters). The school may be more expensive, but the general cost of living will be cheaper than southern California. My husband goes back and forth to Vegas for work still, and he's always pointing out to me how much cheaper the gas is for him there. The booger. :P
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:57 AM
 
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Chucky beat me to it, but as a nearly lifelong Las Vegan, I can confirm what he says about UNLV being rated as one of the best, along with Cornell. On top of that, you're in the middle of a city built around the hospitality/hotel industry. There is the heat factor, though. Coming from the bay area, you'll definitely be feeling it the first year or two. But for quality of hotel school, UNLV's one of the best.

The school does have a lot more on-campus housing now(when I was a student, they were just starting to build dorms, we were all commuters). The school may be more expensive, but the general cost of living will be cheaper than southern California. My husband goes back and forth to Vegas for work still, and he's always pointing out to me how much cheaper the gas is for him there. The booger. :P
Did you get a hotel bachelors or masters from UNLV? If so, how has the degree helped you in your career?
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:27 AM
 
Location: South of Northern California
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Sorry...been away for a while and missed your reply. I actually got a degree in music. But people come from all over the world for the opportunity to attend UNLV's hotel college.

You should try heading up there for a visit to the campus and the area and get a first-hand impression of the place. Might want to try it this summer, so you can decide how you feel about the heat.
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