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| When it comes to Sonoma State University, I'll spare you the lengthy discertation and cut right to the chase.|
If you consider yourself and individual looking for a college experience that centers around the immaturity of consuming alcohol, taking drugs, or smoking marijuana, then Sonoma State might be the perfect place for you.
However, if you would rather try and live a respectable lifestyle which includes the abstinence of the trivial ideals mentioned above, you may want to consider attending a different University.
(If you fall under the latter and still decide to become a student here, prepare yourself for a long and arduous first year. The majority of your peers will simply shun you and exclude you from social activities. I mean, who wants to hang out with a self respecting individual when you can flock with the other lemmings and indulge in a lifestyle dominated by substance and false personalities?)
I am currently awaiting a transfer request and, thankfully, it looks as if my stay here is coming to an end.
Make it a great freshman year, or not... The choice is yours.Cheers
|Feb 26 2009|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2011 |
| I have tried to "get involved" a number of times like the school promotes, but as a first semester freshman nearing the end of the semester, I am just about ready to leave. Advising resources, extracurriculars, field trips, and club meetings in general are unbelievable unhelpful and especially unreliable. I am getting good grades and the schoolwork isn't hard, but the faculty is lousy. If you are a go-getter and into clubs and leadership, maybe that is the only way you can enjoy this school. But if you are interested in a few extracurriculars, like studying abroad or getting help in advising; small things like that, don't count on getting any help here. |
|Nov 18 2008|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| Instead of getting in massive amounts of debt at a private art school, it was my goal to find a school in the CSU system and get a good education that way. I still believe this can be done, just not at this school. |
First, the Positives:
The campus is amazing. Lots of trees, ponds, clean air, wildlife (ducks, squirrels, turtles, etc). There is a good amount of food available on campus, coffee and snacks. The campus is also quite clean, and there are bikes everywhere, it's a very easy school/city to move around in on a bike. The city itself is mellow, with not too much to do, but the beach is close, SF is close and so on.
Now, the negatives...
It's next to impossible to get into the classes you need, if they are even offering it that semester. They are dropping classes, and part time profs next semester. So painting for example is being taught now, by a teacher that doesn't paint. They are very close-minded when it comes to style, even though they sa they are open about it. If you don't the 5-6 artists they believe in, then you will not do well. Art wise, they are stuck in an era that is passed, and have no intention of accepting the newer stuff.The students are uneducated about what is out there in the art world, they are tired, snooty, judgmental and really have no idea what they are heading towards.
|Nov 09 2008|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2010 |