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| I had some amazing upper division professors that taught classes more focused in my major that did everything they could to help me succeed in all aspects of college life. From jobs (both during and after school) to financial help to course work, they knew what to do or who to talk to. I will forever be greatful to a handful of my professors.|
I had problems with the Bursars or Financial Aid office every single semester I have attended. There was always something wrong with my scholarship, work study award, even tuition and fees. I learned to never talk to student workers and ask for a full time staff employee as soon as I go to any of the offices. Otherwise I would be told 10 different things, none of which were right.
The lower division courses were "weed out" courses. The course work, especially the tests, would include material that was never covered in the texts, lectures, or any other course materials. I understand that we need to be challenged and should think beyond what we are told, but that idea was taking above and beyond what is reasonable. They were also more focused on their research than the courses they were teaching.
I was placed in the engineering honors dorms, but was in a prep program to get better prepared for later course work. The program was great, but being in a dorm full of the "smart" kids was TERRIBLE! As soon as anyone found out that I wasn't in their same courses our your parents weren't fellow engineers, scientists, professors, or made a ton of money, they would never want to hang out with you or be your friend.
If you didn't find a good group of friends freshman year, it was really hard to find new friends. Everyone was very clicky. They will work with you and get it over with, but nothing more. I had multiple lab partners who I worked with every week all semester and they still didn't have a clue what my name was at the end, only because I wasn't their friend outside of class.I was thankful to become really close friends with a couple people in my program as well as some transfer students, but it was rough until then. I also found an amazing university job where I learned a lot in engineering and real world business practices, made a ton of connections, but was still understanding and flexible to meet my school needs.
|Jun 21 2013|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| Here is a question to think about if you want to come to any school, "are you a huge partier"? If so then come to this school. If you don't like to party, then say NO to this school immediately. I knew that this school had a reputation of being at the time the #1 party school in the country but I thought I would find people who didn't do that kind of stuff, but man I was wrong. The school's location is absolutely amazing. The buildings are beautiful and the dorm rooms aren't too bad. There is a big reason why people want to come here, its because its a crazy place. The people here are friendly but if you don't smoke weed or drink, then you are 100% an outsider. I am not going to lie, I have had some great moments at this school. The football games were fun as hell even though we sucked,The rec center is a ton of fun and the c4c which is the main cafeteria on campus is nice, and the basketball games were a lot of fun as well. If you don't party, then you might have a hard time finding people who are similar to you who don't drink/smoke. Sadly I left CU after 1 semester. CU is a fun place to be and is near amazing ski resorts and is an overall a great school. The social life was difficult because no one I knew didn't drink/smoke. I know weed/alcohol is everywhere but if you don't do that kind of stuff then good luck my friend trying to find people like you. But hey, if you are a partier then you are going to have a blast here. I wish you guys nothing but the best who read this comment. I hope I gave some good advice. |
|Jul 11 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2016 |
| Okay, honestly.. This school is beautiful. The campus and buildings are outstanding. But really- it seems to me all the kids here are rich Nd wasting their parents money on drugs and alcohol. Every weekend multiple lids would be taken out of the dorm from alcohol poisoning. It's a complete mess there. Everyone I met there thinks they are cool because they live in boulder. It's so silly. Upper level classes definitely have better teachers but I think other schools would be better. It definitely is a 'scene' out there and if you don't want to be a part of it, don't go. If you do, and realize how stupid it is.. Get out while you can! Drugs, dubstep, alcohol poisoning, and sex. That's boulder, and it's not that great. |
|Nov 30 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |