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| Listen, just read this review and ignore everyone else ok?Sonoma State is the greatest place on earth. The college is beautiful, 7-3 girl to guy ratio, and there are parties all the time. For the guys that say that there is no social life are obviosly not social people. I never consider myself a social person, I have always been on the quiet side, but it is so easy to meet people and make great friends here. The school work is not that bad at all, the housing here is quite possibly the best in california, and it is definatly up there on the list for the entire nation. This place is hands down the perfect university, I promise you will be happy if you come here |
|Sep 19 2008|| 1st Year Male --
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 |
| Sonoma State admission and records has been a nightmare for me! They have messed up my transcripts and registration 3 semesters in a row and despite my priority registration status for sports, I never get the classes that I need. Yes, SSU does have small class room sizes but it is at a cost. The down side to their small class size is the 12 or so people on the wait list who never get in. If you don't get into the class on your first registration appointment, you're pretty much screwed. As a result, I should be a graduating senior this year but, now I will not graduate for at least another 3 or 4 semesters. The Art department is friendly but, severely understaffed! They can only offer one section of each class, so if you want intermediate painting and aren't in the first 28 to sign up for it, too bad. It is nearly impossible to get the art classes that are needed, people are on the wait-list in April for classes that start at the end of August and all the wait-list is good for is getting your hopes up and than having those hopes smashed come the first day of that class. As a student athlete I can also say that the athletes at Sonoma and the coaching staff are all very talented but, common sense is somewhat lacking. It is my honest opinion that while Sonoma state prides itself on small class size it doesn't having the numbers of professors needed to do so...if you want to go to college for 5 or 6 years go to Sonoma State. |
|Aug 27 2008|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2010 |