2017 Best Colleges in Nevada

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  1. 1

    University of Nevada - Reno

    • Reno, NV
    • 3,378 reviews
    Sophomore:The University of Reno, Nevada is a beautiful school surrounded by rolling hills that go for miles. The student body is full of intelligent, goal driven, and motivated students that will soon go on to change the world. The University prides itself on academics, being a tier one university, that goes above and beyond to the call of education. My personal experience is a little different... I love being at this university! I love the expansive programs and degrees they offer and the many glorious social opportunities to expand ones network. The affordable price makes UNR and top pick for students living in the area as well as Nevada. Overall, my experience at the University of Nevada, Reno has been one of the most positive things to happen in my life. I'm excited to continue this journey and graduate with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology!
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    Nevada State College

    • Henderson, NV
    • 431 reviews
    Junior:Nevada State is an amazing state school. They have smaller class sizes and professors are great at communicating, besides office hours most professor have a 24 hour turnaround on emails and returning phone calls. NSC has many bachelor's programs, but not overwhelming and each program has their own set of advisers.
    Personal have never had a problem working with advisers, financial aid or registration people. They even offer a few academic scholarships and grants for students who are struggling financially. Last year, I took a workshop for help with my Praxis Test (teaching program admittance test) and the program paid for the class and textbook.
    Only problem is it is a smaller college and has certain amount of professors so at times, it is a challenge to get in classes certain times of the day. Also it is close to the freeway (awesome!) but kind of in the middle of no where.
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    Sierra Nevada College

    • Incline Village, NV
    • 180 reviews
    College Sophomore:If you are into the small town vibe and knowing everyone on campus then SNC is for you. It is basically a High School with better parties. The Ski and Board Teams are big on campus and people who come not knowing how to ski/board always learn from someone on campus. There is also a club for this.

    Events on campus are rad because student government funds many of them! Casino night is the best and the prizes are always great. Paddle boards, camping gear, gift certificates, season ski passes, ext.

    Classes are pretty easy. Your GPA will stay solid if you show up to class.

    Night life is fun because everyone from campus goes, but it can get old going to the same 3 bars in town week after week. House parties are big, but tend to get shut down in this small town.

    IF YOU SKI THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! no school on a powder day!
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    University of Nevada - Las Vegas

    • Las Vegas, NV
    • 3,572 reviews
    Freshman:Although I am currently only A freshman, I have been really enjoying my experience thus far. I am enjoying the college life far more than I enjoyed high school in the aspects of my education, my environment, and the people. One thing I really enjoy is the quality of professors. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is the second most diverse in the nation. This means that we have so many cultures joined together which surprises me that the professors are able to teach in a way that we all understand and are involved; no student is left behind. On the other hand, there is one thing all students would change and that is the parking issue. With over 30,000 students, parking is a hassle. Many students are late to class just because they spent more than thirty minutes contemplating where to park! Fortunately, they are handling this issue by constructing and opening new parking garages!
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    The Art Institute of Las Vegas

    • Henderson, NV
    • 171 reviews
    Freshman:I have dropped out of college twice because I do not like school at all. But since coming to The Art Institute of Las Vegas, I haven't wanted to stop! Granted, I'm only in my first quarter but I have enjoyed it immensely! The professors are entertaining and involved with the class, the classes are interesting. I am in the Culinary program and learning the techniques and trying the food has given me a real sense of accomplishment.
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    College of Southern Nevada

    • Las Vegas, NV
    • 1,816 reviews
    Freshman:First off, CSN cares deeply for the tutoring department and does all it can for the FREE tutoring services made available daily for any enrolled student. We even have courses dedicated to preventing students from dropping their courses and wasting their money. The professors here are either amazing or terrible. Books are a scam no matter where you go. That's part of college, get used to it. Don't complain, because you signed yourself up for it, and you can quit whenever you like. This is a fairly small college servicing thousands of students from an insanely diverse and overpopulated city. Not sure why so many have Ivy League standards for a community college with standard education and curriculums.

    CSN will save you money for your core courses, undoubtedly. It will also ensure that you learn something, as long as you put in the effort. Fin aid is easy to register for and obtain. Food choices are tasty but pricey. And finally, the tiny library is pretty great.
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    Great Basin College

    • Elko, NV
    • 151 reviews
    College Student:The campus is absolutely beautiful! The students and staff are all super friendly and willing to work together to achieve the best education opportunities.
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    Western Nevada College

    • Carson City, NV
    • 338 reviews
    College Senior:So far I have been very impressed with the care and compassion of the professors here. The grounds are kept well and the classrooms are hardly ever overcrowded, and when they are overcrowded they are always for popular classes so sign up as soon as possible to guarantee your spot in the class!
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