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| I am an out-of-state student who came to CU because my parents both went here. I would recommend coming to this school if you are from Colorado and/or you like to party. Though I have enjoyed most of my classes, I have found that many of the students in them constantly talk about getting drunk on the weekends. Everyone here parties. I am not a big partier, but I have gone to The Hill a few times and it is really overrated. Almost half the people on my floor have transferred or are planning on transferring. The majority of the ones who are staying are from Colorado. Some students are friendly and you'll meet nice people, but most of the people won't give you the time of day. Barely any smiles around campus. The gym is so far away from the dorms (unless you live in Will Ville, Libby, or Baker). There is constant construction (very annoying!) Overall, I found the campus unwelcoming. The campus is huge, so you will get apathetic about walking to class. You will love the school on your tour here, but just try to picture yourself spending every day at the school. Think ahead please. I am transferring at the end of my sophomore year (the only reason I'm waiting is because it is easier to transfer as a junior than a sophomore). |
|Feb 12 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| I am currently enrolled at CU Boulder, and I already regret it. It has not even been a full year for me, and I already regret it. I beg you, if you have the tiniest regret about going here, do not even consider it. Appearance and title is not everything. |
When you hear the rumors about CU Boulder being a party school, that is because they are true. About 99.9% true, save for the rare person you stumble upon who has the dignity not to smoke weed or drink every night. The things you hear in high school about saying no to drugs and alcohol, everyone here has disregarded; in fact, people will judge you if you DON'T do drugs and alcohol. A girl died here from alcohol poisoning about a month ago when Obama came. It was sad, but not a big surprise because this is the bad vibe you get from this school.
Here, a social life means going to frat parties and drinking and smoking weed and "Molly" and having sex. There are no real friends for you here, outside of doing those activities, because if you can't bring booze, they won't even consider hanging out with you. But people are really big on sports here, so that's great. Except if you're not careful, you might just get hit by a kid on a bike or a skateboard. Don't bring your bike because you will not find a place to put it.
You feel lost in this huge school. If you like being given undivided attention, and if you like it when someone remembers your name, and feeling mentally stimulated and enlightened, DO NOT GO HERE! If you want your college career to be a huge party filled with alcohol, sex and drugs galore, then just open your hand and you can get some here. For getting a decent, respectable, fulfilling education that is worth while, turn around and do not look back. You made the right decision.
|Nov 05 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| In order to graduate from the engineering school in 4 years, you must take the required course-load of 15-18 credits in an very strict order and never retake a course. Therefore, it is very difficult to graduate in 4 years, most students take an extra semester or two to graduate. |
|Mar 06 2012|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2014 |