I broke it up into sections you don't have to read it all here is a list of the contents in order: Undergrad Survey/Safety/Resource/Aesthetics/Maintenance/ Individual Value/Social Life/Extracurriculars/Surrounding City/ Students are:/Faculty are:/ Bonus Hawks Landing Student Housing
The Last two are probably the most Important,If you read any part of the review read those sections. Those two things alone are the whole reason why I wanted to make this review.
I put all C's in my undergrad survey because I just switched majors
Safety is a D+ because it isn't safe to walk around that area at night, on may way to my room from class or the gas station I've been followed around by the same van twice. The apartments by the school as secure as they make it look is actually not that secure there's a lot of theft and some really shady guys who live there. Of course a few good souls but its really annoying not being able to hang out outside without some moron hitting or creeping on you. There was a rape in Hawks landing the whole neighborhood is terrible, i would've said F if it weren't for the emergency phones.
University Resource Use C- there is a lot of stuff I haven't seen but I added the minus because the school website is an outdated piece of garbage that doesn't work well.
Campus Aesthetics D+ they do try to make it pretty but its hard to dress up a bunch of drab grey concrete buildings. and endless seas of concrete floor.
Maintenance B+ usually clean, bathrooms don't smell bad there isn't garbage everywhere.
Individual Value F ( wish there was an F-) In this school you wish you would be treated like a number, maybe then things would be more organized on top of that the staff are a bunch of rude people. They're heartless automatons who listen to your complaint or question and just spit out an automated response they don't even try to help you.
Social Life F I didn't really expect much of a social life though it is a community college after all.
Extracurricular Activities C- I signed up for a club once and they never got back to me.
Surrounding City C great place to go to if you want to live near a bunch of strip clubs and the football stadium, good luck getting around without a car the busses are terrible, and even if you have a car traffic gets pretty bad here especially on game nights.
Students are: Very diverse, its not just one type or one age group. I had a class project with someone 30 years older then me and it was an awesome experience meeting different kinds of people.
Staff are: THE WORST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET! I hate the staff and this from reading other reviews goes across all campuses. This isn't including the teachers and janitors etc. I'm talking about the pricks in student services I have not met one person in that building that was nice or good at their job. Its like they are trained to be complete jerks, I met the dean once for a disciplinary reason and he is a prick like the rest of them. These people make kids cry on a regular basis, and they have no sense of empathy. A woman who had to take a bus that was running late, just to turn in a single paper was turned away because she got here 5 mins after closing. The people in the information area looked her in the face and just said we are closed after she pleaded with them. Another girl on the same exact day was crying because no one would help her and they just kept sending her from waiting room to waiting room. None of the people that work there know anything about their own jobs, 3 people told me that I had to pay for classes by the start date I waited the day before they started to go in and pay (I tried to pay earlier but I kept having technical issues with webadvisor I had to return to campus 3 times over stupid simple things they could have fixed themselves, and should of fixed the first time!) turns out those three people were wrong about the start date and I lost my classes because I made the mistake of trusting them. One time I had asked them about their credit by exam program they thought I was talking about CLEP and people kept telling me I didn't qualify when I did.
I HATE THIS SCHOOL SO MUCH IT HAS RUINED 2 YEARS OF MY LIFE!
This kind of crap could get me in huge trouble with the government because of financial aid issues I've been having, the whole experience has been a nightmare. Even the counselors who are supposed to be there to help you treat you like you're beneath them. When I asked this male counselor about credit testing he made a smart comment saying those tests are reserved for people who are actually skilled in those subjects not people who fail, basically implying that I was too stupid to pass. When I tell him that I know I saw something online that said that these tests are for students who got an F or a D in a class and would like to earn their credit so they can advance to the next course and I told him about my newly diagnosed learning disorder he didn't even apologize for the condescending comment or look into what I was saying. He just said sorry but you no you don't qualify (turns out I was right because its right there on the school website, I'm going to have to print a screen shot and show it to them) he just gave the automatic scripted response about registering for classes and sent me off. When I went to Fin Aid to ask for help for my Appeal, the lady gave me the scripted response about fin aid appeals and handed me the paper. I asked her if she thought my diagnosis is a good enough reason for appeal and she just repeated the instructions on the paper she gave me. When I pressed for a response again she said I would need to provide proof that I had this condition during both semesters basically rephrasing what was on the paper she handed me. I don't know what to do It's like you need to get a lawyer or something just to figure out how to navigate this mess.
DO NOT LEASE AT HAWKS LANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you still go to this school whatever you do don't rent at this complex. Its overpriced, most of the people there are aweful. There are fights, and break ins, they keep rotating managers and they're never good. If you are chlorine sensitive you can't take showers longer then 5 mins without your eyes and skin starting to burn and your nose starts to run and sneeze after enough time you have difficulty breathing. Prices are going up again. They will find any reason to charge you for something. 18$ to pay online 25$ late fee's Overage fee's on utilities. There's been a rape and a shooting here. You have to sign in your guests, when too many people want to hangout in the courtyard they will tell everyone to go to their rooms. No smoking inside or out. If you have cool roommates you might be able to smoke inside. Wasps nests. Guys outnumber girls. I've heard stories about people having roommates for sex offenders, people who got tricked into signing the lease. If you are bullied by your roommate the only solution is to pay a fee and then they'll move you while the bully has no consequences. Rumors about people getting charged extra or reported because of stuff they say online (don't add hawks to your social networking accounts). You can't break the lease, the only way out is to find someone to replace you. If you loose your key they charge you 125 dollars or more and their excuse is they have to replace the locks for safety reasons it would be just as easy to cut a new set of keys its not like the address is on the key! What are they going to do go door to door with the keys to see what it opens? I'm glad I left when I did because if you loose your card they won't let you in, people have had to call the cops to get into their own apartments. The people in the office know that the person who is trying to get in lives there but you know policy.
I might do something about this I can't stand the way they treat the students here, I just don't know what.