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First off, the coursework is really great.BrightOther
First off, the coursework is really great. I am learning quite a bit through CCU. I am a Theology major, and our department is top-of-the-line. As it is a Christian University, there are standards and boundaries as to how far out one can believe theologically. But CCU works hard to include as many Christian beliefs as they believe they feasibly can. Non-Christians are allowed to attend as well. Professors are very friendly and approachable, and will bend over backwards to make sure you are able to excel in their courses. Every one of my professors knows me by name, and I feel free to ask them about anything that I don't understand. For the most part, I don't have the urge to sleep in class, because the information is interesting, and the professors are just plain fun to listen to. Also, everyone here is pretty friendly. I am not a socialite, but I haven't had trouble finding friends.

However, I would be remiss to not mention a couple of things that aren't so great. The food is for the most part, awful. Breakfast is pretty good, albeit unhealthy. I eat elsewhere as often as I can find an excuse to, and I am planning to learn to cook this summer so that I don't have to eat the food here. There are sometimes when the food is decent, but it is the exception not the rule.

Secondly, though this may just be the country mouse in me speaking, Denver SUCKS. The whole city is basically a dump. Sure, there are a few nice areas, but it is really hit and miss. CCU brags that they are 15 minutes from the mountains, but what they mean is the crappy little foothills that Denver likes to think of as mountains. To get to real mountains you have to drive another hour or two west. Believe me, as soon as I graduate, I will be driving my doors off to get out of Denver, and Colorado. Basically the whole state is dumpy little towns and dumpy big cities. Though I feel safe on campus night and day, I wouldn't go anywhere else alone at night walking, because it would creep me out.

The weather is also pretty hit and miss. Sometimes, we get seventy degree days, then the next day is a blizzard. But then it all melts the next day and then we repeat the process. I can usually plan on wearing a t-shirt and shorts most days, though. The hail is apparently pretty bad here. I'm praying that I make it through my four years without any hail damage to my vehicle.

The campus aesthetics are getting there. They are in the middle of a huge campus redevelopment, and the campus will be pretty nice after that, but right now there is a lot of construction, and there is machinery operating when I am trying to sleep. We do have apartment-style housing, which is VERY nice!

Just one more thing. It seems like there is a lot of pressure to find a significant other here. If I am simply spotted having an in-depth conversation with a girl, it is assumed that we are going to start dating. People don't accept that some people (like me) actually choose to be single and are happy with that. However, the girls are very nice here, and if you're into that kind of thing, you shouldn't have a problem finding a date. Plus the ratio is like three girls for every guy.

Please don't take this review as negative. I love CCU, and would never switch schools. There are just a few things you should consider before you go here. If you are wanting city life, Denver is not what you are wanting. As long as you are simply coming here for school, you'll be fine. Also, the mountains can be beautiful, you just have to be willing to drive a ways for them.Hope this helps someone in their decision!

1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Campus Aesthetics: F
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I would strongly suggest that you would spendSocial Work
I would strongly suggest that you would spend a lot of time in prayer before committing to CCU. In my experience they rolled out the red carpet for student previews and promised the stars but once enrolled found administration and a good percentage of the faculty to be less than helpful in any area of life. In one instance when asking for help in the classroom I was told to go find a different school. Don't expect anything but trouble trying to get transcripts from them upon graduation either. CCU does not live up to its name and would much rather invest in new buildings than its alumni or students. It should by no means be a non-profit, and when half of the feedback on CCU is negative I would be skeptical. Again I would strongly suggest spending time in prayer and doing a good amount of research on other schools. There are a lot of Christian schools that are less expensive and I guarantee you will get the same education if not better and find administration and faculty that care a lot more.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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PROS: The professors and instructors at the adultNot so brightOther
PROS: The professors and instructors at the adult studies program of Colorado Christian University are above par. 90% of them are outstanding, which is better then I would have ever expected. CONS: As a business, CCU is unprofessional, unorganized, uncaring, and inhibit the adult student for success. If you are a veteran, please take my advice and do not waste your earned benefits here. I wanted to pursue a biblical based education here. Instead I was treated with less dignity then I could have ever imagined. This is not a rant based off my own experience. Other veterans that attended CCU with me experienced the same disrespect. They will take your benefit money for tuition and toss you to the dogs. BAH stipend? Don't plan on receiving it here. I spent hours upon hours trying to sort out the messes caused by the Student Service Central and in a nut shell, my family and I greatly suffered financially. THEY DO NOT CARE YOUR A VETERAN. THEY ADVERTISE LIKE THEY DO, BUT BE CAUTIOUS. I even met with the Dean of the adult program, he acted like he was going to look into the situation and figure out why I wasn't receiving my entitled benefits. Three days later I received a generic email basically telling me sorry I am out of luck. My GPA suffered as I had to dedicate so much of my time to figuring out my benefits that were being abused by CCU. Because they do not accomodate veterans, you can expect to receive $0.00- $260.00 BAH a month if you are taking 13 semester credit hours. Trust me, they won't tell you this up front. They will make it seem like every veteran that attends CCU is doing well. I care about my fellow brothers and sisters who have fought and sacrificed. You earned your college benefits, do not be deceived by this school. They will scam you and leave you stranded penniless. Please do not take this lightly, I wish all of my brothers and sisters the best and I want to see all of you succeed in your life after the military. Do not go here.
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Individual Value: F
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