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The school does a good job in tryingBrightCivil Engineering
The school does a good job in trying to help students succeed, but fails for a majority of the time. You have to be individually proactive in order to get internships or jobs. My problem with the school is they wait until the last minute to react to anything. There were instances that the university was not prepared for causing a delay in response on campus. Most of the hours for places are convient or helpful for most students on campus. Beside outside occasions are the only thing that are fun for students. It is usually dead on the weekends unless the Fraternities or rugby team throw a party or an event. The school needs also upgrade the residential places on campus to make it a better living environment.
3rd Year Male -- Class 1920
Education Quality: A-, Campus Maintenance: F
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I spent one semester and completed two coursesNursing
I spent one semester and completed two courses in the graduate nursing program. I received As in both courses and felt like I learned a lot. I dropped out and transferred to another university due to it being a very unsupportive, unprofessional environment. With two bachelor's degrees and a nursing job of 20 years, quitting was not my usual style.

One week before a discussion post was due and one and one half weeks before a major project was due, Professor Duhamel sent a memo to the class that said, "please note the changes to the syllabus." The post was now due the next day rather than in one week and the project was now due in three days rather than in a week and a half. In a panic, I emailed her and said this was impossible. It was not until this point that she admitted she made a mistake...and that we should have caught on and spoken up. Well I had not caught on. I trusted the syllabus. Go figure. She said she would grant me the original dates but it would mess up the grading system as it went beyond what was supposed to be the end of the term. There was no apology or acknowledgment that this sudden change would cause undue stress. I turned the project in three days after the new due date and four days before the original due date (that I had been granted). I made an error in setting the video for her viewing. She emailed me and told me to correct it immediately or the grading system would be screwed up. When I reminded her I had been granted the original due date, she lectured me about how the class was at fault for not catching the mistake. When I went to Professor Breda, the head of the department, she responded by what sounded like a pitch she gives to new students about the program and advanced nursing. She kept avoiding the topic. Even upon my inquiry, she refused to acknowledge any injustice I had encountered. She told me she could get me a new advisor (as my advisor was Prof Duhamel) but that I would still have to take the nursing theory course with her. When I asked her if I could take nursing theory at another university and transfer the credits, she said no. After dropping out of the program, I decided to take the issue further up the chain, hoping corrective action would take place for the sake of other students. In a telephone conversation with Professor Thompson, the head dean, she not only refused to acknowledge I had been wronged, but gave me serious attitude repeating several times the phrase, "but you're not a student here anymore." She missed the point. Really, all I wanted was something like, "The behavior you describe is not commiserate with the values of the university. I will investigate the matter as this is not a way to treat students. I'm sorry we lost you as you were a good student." I received nothing of the sort from either dean.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Not the greatest school, unfortunately I discovered thatAverage
Not the greatest school, unfortunately I discovered that to late and over and over again wish I had either transferred or switched my major or both. While I made friends there I struggled since Greek Life is huge. If you don't want to join I would strongly recommend that you don't go here, go to junior college and transfer to a different 4 year university.

My professors were for the most part really good, but senior year a few were not the best. That was about THE ONLY thing I liked about Uhart. The students were ok. Some I liked and befriended and others I thought were clique, immature and unintelligent and senior year I had a few run-ins with my roommates. I was not in a fraternity but somehow lucked out and still managed to find stuff to do most weekends on campus but it was pretty difficult. If you come here I strongly suggest that you bring a car because nothing is within walking distance of campus. The buildings need a lot of work especially for the cost of tuition. They are old and outdated and the freshman dorms look like public housing projects for the most part.

4th Year Male -- Class 2013
Faculty Accessibility: A, Education Quality: F
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