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| The Computer Science department is a sham. There are a few very good professors and some okay, but course organization is abysmal. |
Construction? Year round. $500 million in construction projects over the next decade. A football stadium on campus has been vehemently opposed by the community, yet CSU and it's decision makers -- Tony Frank -- decided to go ahead with it anyway.
Safety is another issue. The school closes only when someone is hurt. They are REACTIVE, not proactive about safety. They are useless, and some day they will lead to someone being killed. Falling branches? We might close the campus. Oh... a girl was hit by a falling branch? By the grace of something, this girl didn't die. Tony Frank repeatedly ignores poor weather and the fact that CSU has a large population of commuter students.
Parking -- do not waste time with parking. $200 for a yearly parking pass. Good luck actually finding parking. I have a ruined knee, so I tend to park as close as possible. If I cannot find parking, I use pay-to-park. I shell out a few bucks to park for a couple hours. Overstay your paid time by 5 minutes? How about a $20 ticket. Parking services is a bunch of ruthless, rude, sociopathic bastards who will not listen to complaints and threaten to double the fine if you continue to argue about it.
Have any complaints? Stick them into our shredder and we will get to them as soon as possible. You are ignored. You pay $15,000 a year or more to this institution, and you are brushed aside if you have any concerns about body and limb, mental health, or policy concerns. Avoid this school.
|May 07 2013|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| CSU is a huge school with hardly any diversity. Almost everyone you meet here is from Colorado & already has a group of friends from high school. Half the people here are really judgmental if you don?t fit in the CSU cookie-cut image, I?ve never heard the words ?slut? ?skank? ?bitch?... thrown around more than I do here. Expect to be outcasted by a large group of people here if you?re not 100% straight-edge. The other half of the student body is extremely friendly, however (like I mentioned before) it is a HUGE school & people just aren?t interested in branching out to other people. |
Dorm life is horrible. Picture a Pre-K running rampant 24/7 right outside your door. RA?s can?t/don?t do anything to control them. Dorm activities consist & coloring, watch G-rated movies, painting nails... I?ve never felt more like I was back in middle-school than I do now.
Religion is a pretty big part of the campus & an even huger part of the city. You constantly get stopped by church-promoters trying to get you to join their church, or have to walk around psycho preachers screaming about the devil & sins in the middle of the student plaza.
The cops here are truly a disgrace. I?ve never encountered any symbol of authority so blatantly uninterested in the well-being of their citizens. Cops here target college students & will treat you like a criminal even if you?ve done absolutely nothing wrong. They absolutely do not care about your safety, only making arrests & giving out tickets. Students as well as city residents will tell you the same thing.
The school?s priorities are business, engineering, and football. As long as these three areas are doing well, everything else can go to hell. Students do not have a voice here what so ever. If you want to bring about social change, this is definitely not the school for you (Though it does provide for good inspiration to want to right the wrongs.)
As far as academics go... don?t expect to be challenged. They do have excellent resources/services in all areas, especially for such a huge school.
The mix of pedestrians, long-boarders, & bikers can sometimes resemble urban Vietnam.Overall, my experience here hasn?t been terrible, but if this happens to be your absolute last resort, take a gap-year. This is school is by no means worth the money you are paying for it.
|Oct 31 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
|Not so bright|
| The Calculus 3 class is a complete joke. I suggest taking it at front range (a local community college) and transferring the credit in. The class isn't about understanding; it is about the grade only. |
|May 07 2012|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2015 |