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| When I first went to UNC as an undergraduate, the atmosphere was a change, but a positive one for me. I had achieved high grades in High School and was able to maintain that momentum at UNC. I have to say that, aside from a few curve balls and lackluster graduate teaching instructors, the professors were great and personable. Overall, I felt like the faculty were more than happy and willing to work with me and offer their office hours to help me grasp whatever I needed help understanding. My best impression of UNC came after I graduated and attended graduate school in Ireland. My UNC Biology professors (except for my academic adviser. He was not much help. Too absorbed in his brief moment of local stardom to be bothered with undergraduates) really came through and helped to prepare me for what would be expected of me in graduate school, what to expect from grad. life and wrote me letters of recommendation. After studying at another university for my MS, I have come to truly appreciate my UNC professors and most of my previous TA's. I felt like people in my department and other departments (namely the Physics department) actually cared about me at UNC. I miss that most of all. Don't get me wrong though, the course load for my major (Biology) was demanding and stressful. I really learned to spend my time efficiently and prioritize. Lastly, I will say that my biology background from UNC has been applicable to everything that I've done since. A biology degree from UNC is very much interdisciplinary, and I've showed up my classmates in my current master's course time and time again thanks to that quality. I understand that peoples' experiences with UNC are all different, but mine was one which I value. Thank you my UNC professors. Oh and stay away from Arlington. It was a horrible place to live. Maintenance issues left and right and the people in the office should be fired for rudeness and incompetence. There were a lot of issues with particular RA's either harassing other students or stalking female students. Plus, they jack up the prices from rent, utilities, etc. every semester. Find housing anywhere else. |
|Jan 22 2014|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| What ever your major may be, it will not necessarily be directly applied to your career. Learn to be a leader, a strategic leader, learn to lead people. Master writing and speaking, understand basic finances (that is a must). Anybody can learn the technical aspects of a business (except a profession), but leadership is something you can't teach per se. |
|Jul 11 2013|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| I went to UNC for 4.5 years and am glad to say it was pretty good. Sure the University has problems but to be honest most of them do. I found the History department to be usually pretty good, especially if you got a good adviser (my first one was useless, but my next two were much better). The Financial Aid department was not the fastest at getting things solved, but they generally didn't give me problems.|
My biggest problem was the fact that it is a suitcase college. Most students pack up and go home during the weekends, so campus becomes dead pretty quickly. Most of the events are boring and not really worth while, and Greeley has some things to do, but not much otherwise. It is an older town and thus there is lots of run down neighborhoods but I think the whole crime and violence thing was blown way out of proportion. I never had one problem in UNC crime wise.
The resident halls are hit and miss, and it depends on your hall director and the RAs, as some are very useful and others are useless. My first Director was a huge jerk who liked to bully students around, but the others were nice if not at least pleasant.
I found the classes to be usually pretty good. Most of the professors were awesome, albeit the few bad apples. Some departments are more useful than others, and most of the time unless you got a good adviser you could count on them being either useless or clueless. I recommend checking with fellow students to see who the good advisers are and see if you can sneak into them, because some of the cool ones will see you if they aren't busy.Overall it was a decent school
|May 24 2013|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2010 |