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Departmental and Academic Advisors not helpful, want toQuite BrightUndecided
Departmental and Academic Advisors not helpful, want to get you processed and gone. Campus dining is worst I've ever seen: extremely limited choices poorly prepared. Juices are watered down. Was advised they were not purchasing ANY fresh eggs this semester to save money. Salad bar menu still shows hardboiled eggs. Scrambled eggs are powdered. Waffle mix is nasty using the same powdered mix. Chicken fried steak is processed and formed beef (the Moo version of old McNuggets.) Little tinpot emperors running the sport clubs (badly) and graduate student liaisons worse with no accountability for equipment or maintenance. Anything new comes in, it's stolen. Summer dorm life is nightmare of underage drinking and fighting with RAs getting booze bribes to keep things quiet. Summer dorms filthy inside and out; RAs can't be bothered to handle paperwork so it's a massive SNAFU all semester. Required Eng Comp courses don't teach Eng. Comp: sell 'special UWF' versions of off-topic texts that are never used. Attendance 'clickers' used are a joke: students around me have between four and ten they are activating for friends and payment. Stay away from Engineering majors: not much resources. As a matter of fact, avoid this school at all costs. All funding is going into their new football team/stadium. What a money pit that's going to be. And all team members are attending the same (easy) courses, sitting in the first two rows the first week and being introduced to the instructors by their handlers. Making sure they get the grades they deserve? Yeah, right. If you're thinking they pay any attention to the rudimentary 'What kind of campus room mate is best for you?' questionnaire; don't bother. The RAs and even the campus police don't know about the weeknight noise curfews or the 'quiet after request' rules. So the drunks keep their doors open and nobody cleans the puke off the sidewalks. I wish I was kidding. Take a look at the attrition rates for the school and don't believe the 'it's because of all the active military students' excuse. Locals bail after a semester to Pensacola State College where the funding levels are higher and so is the quality of the academic resources.
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Faculty Accessibility: A-, Campus Maintenance: F
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The Department of Computer Science is an utterQuite BrightComputer Science
The Department of Computer Science is an utter mess. Homework is NOTHING more than busywork intended to give the impression that learning is occuring.

Teachers don't answer questions when asked in class and actually browbeat and criticize student's that don't appear to be getting something professors deem they should.

"Well you should know that already..." are common responses that are never followed up with accurate answers. I've heard multiple teachers actually refer to their students to YouTube or Google to find the answer to questions."WTF is this garbage," is what I was thinking...thousands of dollars per class to be taught by Google? This place should be shut down--and don't think that going to the Department Chair (some foreigner from India) is going to help either. It doesn't. Waste of time and money going here, truthfully you'll end up teaching yourself in the end either do that or go to a real university.

4th Year Female -- Class 2014
University Resource Use: B-, Education Quality: F
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This university was so disappointing.Quite BrightComputer Science
This university was so disappointing. The faculty are disengagned and are quite honestly terrible teachers.

I watched a number of students fail courses, or make grades far lower than they should have, because they were unable to get assistance in class when they needed it.

The Computer Science department obviously has a "soft spot" for Indian instructors with thick accidents, which isn't surprising since the Department Chair also falls within that category.

There are a few teachers that are helpful and seem to genuinely enjoy teaching, but they are FEW and FAR BETWEEN at this school.In short, there are far better schools with far better programs - save yourself and attend a more reputable school with a more structured and disciplined department. These teachers do what they want, to whom they want, when they want.

4th Year Male -- Class 2014
Surrounding City: B, Education Quality: F
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