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I found that my first two years ofEconomics
I found that my first two years of school - going through the general education requirements were boring and a waste of time. Most of the teachers were tenured and taught like crap. The accounting courses were taught by professors that had never actually been in the profession so they couldn't answer any of my questions. Most teachers in general ed were extremely liberal and biased and I was graded down a few times for voicing my opinions. Back then we worked hard. We didn't need puppies and cuddles during finals. We studied 20 hours a day for two weeks and it made us tough. Tough enough to make it in the "real" corporate world.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Many opportunities for involvement and experience as long as the student is willing to put in effort
5th Year Male -- Class 2017
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I wish I could tell you that CSUN
I wish I could tell you that CSUN is a good school and worth the cash, but the problem is that, taken as a whole, it's a crappy place to be.

I came here from a small, private high school, and when I told my parents that I had no idea of what I wanted to major in, they advised me to either take a year off or go to CSUN. I went to CSUN for two semesters before transferring to a small, liberal arts college to study biology (I now work have a career in environmental management), and let me assure you, the difference in the quality of education, students, facilities and career prospects between the two schools was night and day.

CSUN is a public university that will take just about anyone, and most students here don't care at all. They don't do their homework, come up with excuses, and are late to class, which is distracting to anyone who cares about their education. Some say that working takes up time, but hey, I also had an on campus job, and I made the time. Also, there is a strong anti-white sentiment on campus (and whites are not the majority here), so you'll become accustomed to be hated on.

Some professors here really care, but others are downright racist and will favor students of their own background. Don't think that the Asian professors don't think more highly of other Asians. This is completely obvious and unfair. Other professors seem burned out from the students and just want to leave. This is a contrast to the liberal arts university that I attended, where professors were kind, loved teaching, and bent over backwards to help students.

Finally, due to budget cuts, it takes people forever to leave this university. A four year degree will take 6 years or more, and, guess what, an education here simply isn't worth the cost. It's basically a school that doesn't foster critical thinking, and might just condemn it's students to shitty jobs.

Come here for one year, maybe two tops, then transfer.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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