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Overall, I think AAMU is a mediocre university.Super BrilliantChemistry
Overall, I think AAMU is a mediocre university. You must remember that it is an HBCU with dwindling and limited funds. So be aware that you might have a waterfall down your wall for a month before you repair it yourself(Thigpen Hall), your professor might have a pronouced tardiness problem (Dr. Odatula), you have no earthly idea what your physical chemistry professor is saying due to his inability to master the English language (Dr. Chang), and that there is really no meat in the amorphic slop (Chuck Wagon) they call food. No, you cannot expect to receive a Harvard or Yale education. But it's academics, student life, and overall atmosphere can proudly be compared to that of Howard, FAMU, or Southern because all HBCUs are plagued with these problems. I enjoyed my time on "the Hill" by living on campus but socializing off campus, getting involved in numerous organizations, making friends with various backgrounds, and partying my ass off to boot! And I still graduated with honors within the scheduled four years. Coming from an affluent, predominantly-white neighborhood, I did miss the technological advances I had in high school because AAMU had dot-matrix printers, delapidated buildings, a library of an impoverished third world country, and the laboratories were pathetic. Still, I loved the parades, tea socials, step shows, football games, black functions (Greek picnic, Freaknic, Magic City Classic, etc), and making out in the library (we had to give it some viable use!). Truthfully, the great friends, weird faculty, and exciting environment made the school for me. Oh, and the fact that I went on full scholarship. With an AAMU degree, I was able to parlay my free degree into admission to grad school then a great $$ job! The best advice I can give you is to enjoy your college years and don't sweat the small stuff. Something is wrong with every college.
4th Year Female -- Class 1998
University Resource Use/ spending: B, Faculty Accessibility: F
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Always make sure you have everything you needQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Always make sure you have everything you need to come to A&M because ones you get here you are on your own. They want you to be adults and that includes sometime you might have to purchase your books and not wait for the financial aid to kick in. Sometimes I see people drop 80.00 on a shirt or at the club but can't drop 80.00 on a book.
4th Year Female -- Class 2003
Education Quality: A+, Extracurricular Activities: D+
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Don't listen to the goofball who wrote onSuper BrilliantComputer Science
Don't listen to the goofball who wrote on May 30. I used to attend A&M and everyone is always giving that BS "college is what you make it". You need some things at college regardless of what school it is. Resources need to be accessible.Going to college should be a learning experience not a homeless experience.Everything I said in the other negative comments is true.I'm tired of the party life where everyone just hung out at West until they got put out or tired.Black people from other countries don't feel welcome here and they are black! That in itself is a shame.Don't let these people tell you the positive things and none of the negative associated with the school.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2003
Surrounding City: C+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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