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Their courses feel like they were put togetherNot so brightComputer Science
Their courses feel like they were put together in 2002 and the materials seem archaic. Instructors are old and lazy for the most part. Assignments not very interesting. I can think of only one outstanding professor in this department (Tyson). I suggest if you are serious about CS to avoid this program and instead do research on General Assembly, Code Academy, Hack Reactor and the like instead. It is my opinion that the CS department lacks vigor and dynamism and is not supportive or welcoming.
2nd Year Female -- Class 1923
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This school is theHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
This school is the place for you if you enjoy mindlessness boredom lefty politics and a body of professors that can be had at JC. There isn't a lot on offer in either this school or this town. Waste of money. Terrible and overrated in every way.............
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I am a Management Information Systems major.Quite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I am a Management Information Systems major. I came to the university because it was affordable and i wanted to get away from big city life.

I see a lot of posts on here complaining about becoming "just another face" on campus, I have the sneaky suspicion that they did not try to become involved with the many organizations on campus, or tried to talk to their professors to get to know them or their major more in depth. Like any other large university, you can slip away if you want to. Professors will be as involved as you are in getting you the education you want. Do you want to come to class hung-over everyday annd just scrape by? you can do that. Do you want to put effort to learn material, and build a lasting network within your program? you can do that too.

Everything at Chico is there for you to take, but you have to put the effort. I still speak with a few professors I had a few years ago, and they still are open to me coming by their office hours just to talk tech or business. They are not going to hold your hand, but in my experience will do everything to help you, if you ask for it.

The business department students really work together, especially in MINS once you reach upper-division classes its the same 60 people in all of your classes. We've often collaborated on studying and trying to learn as much as we could.

One thing I did dislike was what we call the "Farmer Bros" on campus. The very conservative white guys that believe they are better than you just because. There is underlying racism here and its obvious who is yelling racial slurs out of their 4x4 diesel truck with the confederate flag on it. Sir, were not even in the south, whats with the flag? I never had a racist experience personally but having to work with them when they obviously did not enjoy my presence was frustrating.

Overall I loved the education here. Some programs are better than others. Do your research, ask around. But the MINS program here prepared me greatly for my job. College is what you make it. if you reach out to professors they are there.On the party note. Yes, all the rumors are true. There's parties Wednesday-Sunday and they will distract you if you let them. Be responsible.

4th Year Male -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: D+
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