Christine Little has a little article in the Las Vegas Sun proclaiming that a "National Study" flunked UNLV students and teachers. What the article really says is that UNLV is one of the top institutions in the nation, the only such school in the state. It appears that Little must not have done so well in journalism class because she fails to distinguish between a statistically invalid survey and a 'study' as she calls it. Study implies there is some validity to the numbers. What the survey really says is that the people from UNLV (as supposedly ascertained by a 'valid' UNLV student email address - which could be very difficult to ascertain) rate the university lower than respondents at other institutions.
The Rebel Yell has another article on the topic. Read more about UNLV rated among top universities in the west