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| I have previously attended UALR in Little Rock and SAU Tech in Camden. I found both of the above mentioned schools to have been a far more positive experience. The financial aid office made many mistakes and caused a lot of problems with my aid and loans. Furthermore, they were generally very rude with me and seemed to really disregard the fact that they were causing all of my financial aid problems. I think probably what has caused me to really hate this school though, was the fact that the professors just did not seem to care whether or not I learned anything. I was dropped from my Geography class due to Bronchitis and this was with a professional doctors note with a stamp and seal. Overall, I found this university to be a terrible experience as a whole. The entire surrounding city is lifeless and so is the campus life. Many of the students and faculty were also very close minded and condescending and very judgmental. |
|Nov 03 2009|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| I am positive about activities, sports, friendliness, and campus sorrounding (still developing). The established professors are great and helpful. They could have done better had they had more money to put on research and program structure. Too bad. Administration is not very helpful. I feel this way partly because I was not treated well at times coz I am international as we have a lot of monetary issues since SAU won't help enough with scholarships even to faithful and deserving students. My Biology program structure was average. Chemistry labs were better. I wish they had research and serious equipments there to give practical knowledge to students. Homeoworks and lab works were challenging at times, but not well structured. If you want to go to grad school, go to a university where they teach a lot of lab techniques. Not SAU. Also, help and resouces and connections for job search are non-exsistent in this university. Its biggest drawback!!!!!!!|
Magnolia is a dry county. No alcohol. BUt we do have parties ocassionally. No one can stop that. The air stinks sometimes because of farm in the campus. I would rate people at financial aid and Registrar's office as helpful but in a condescending way. President Rankin is reachable but serious issues for helping internationals does not work. Right! who cares about internationls?
Apart from this, general people are conservative here. You will have to wear a freaking hunting jacket to mingle with them. Some people are still nice. For internationals: people here become very judgmental before they even try to learn about their struggle in campus. I thank SAU for making me a better person through its encouraging and discouraging nature. BUt I could have gone to 1st tier college had my conditions while applying back home were better.
|Oct 30 2009|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2008 |
| sau is a sports school, they place high value on the sports teams. I know sevral students like myself who will be 1 semester and done with this school. the cafteria treats people like dogs literally, and its obvious the money they charge for board isnt going towards the food.the teachers are the best part about the school especially mrs becnel shes very friendly and will go out of her way for a student. I know someone on our football team a freshmen whos even planning on transfering after this semester. my advice would be dont come here. the only good thing about it is the teachers. there is a large segment of international students especially nepalese. the school places a large value on promotion rather then retention |
|Mar 08 2009|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |