One: UNLV is cheap. College is important, but the amount of debt that students have been racking up is ridiculous. The college, especially the honors college, prepares the students as well as any college out there; not to mention that it is the effort put in that matters, not the amount of money.
Two: Name recognition. When going for a job interview, it is important that the interviewer is familiar with the interviewee. Yes, it is impressive when one hears Yale, Columbia, or Standford, but being able to come up with something such as UNLV or the University of Oregon is also helpful. In addition to that, the interviewer will know that this is an accredited university.
Three: With it's top programs like Hospitality and Nursing, a person knows he or she is getting one of the best. I am going for Nursing and it is one of the reasons why I choose UNLV as the college I wanted to attend. The professors are animated, the teaching is thorough, and the quality of education is superb.