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Where to start with this train wreck ofBrightPsychology
Where to start with this train wreck of a school. I'm in the fully-online degree program for Psychology. I have attended or dealt with a few other colleges before this one, and am only attending this one because I need to finally finish my degree and it's the only online Psychology program in GA. The teachers I've had aren't that bad, Dr. Brenner is great and seems to be the one of the only ones who cares about his students in the psychology department. The staff however in the Financial Aid office are horrible. They are lazy and do not care about helping you with your financial aid. You are basically on your own. It has been a battle almost every semester. The Registrar as well is unresponsive 99% of the time. There is a lack of professionalism at this school and a lack of communication between staff. I know this is a HBCU but there seems to be an underlying racism issue against white people. There is a mandatory class called Social Diversity you have to take and most of the book is basically about how white people have wronged every one. Offensive that I have to partake in discussions about how horrible my race is.I am going to be embarrassed to put this school on my resume.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Collaboration/Competitive: A, Individual Value: F
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I was shocked to see that Fort ValleyQuite BrightNutrition
I was shocked to see that Fort Valley had a B+ rating. I am not critical but I think people rate it well based on tradition it is a hbcu. But most of the actual classrooms are so tore up, I remember the first day of speech class, it was double booked, students were standing, the tile on the floor was peeling up and was brown and the desks were mismatched and worn. However, I do acknowledge that looks are not the most important when it comes to education but I was disappointed with the academics too. Fort Valley is like a urban highschool part 2. The teachers who do enjoy their job and are knowledgable get ran over. I felt so bad for my philosophy teacher, I have no idea how he kept the courage to come to work. I did not feel academically challenged here for the most part, but if someone had to choose between no college education and Fort Valley id say go ahead and go. As long as you stay 4 years and bully the financial aid office until they do their job you will receive a degree.
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Friendliness: B+, Education Quality: F
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First let me say that I love my school.Quite BrightAgriculture/Horticulture
First let me say that I love my school. Up until my Junior year of High-school,I was set on attending Albany State University, (whom I can now proclaim as our rivals). However, after a tour of Fort Valley State University's Campus I instantly felt a connection with the school. I knew it was the one for me. Growing up in a rather urban area, (the second largest city in Georgia) I was looking for a change, and a subtle place where the transition of being on my own could go quite smoothly.

Fort Valley State University is a great place for first-time college students. Although it is located in a rather less exciting, very small town, it is very close to Warner Robins, Macon, and only 2 hours away from Atlanta.

All of the students that I have met so far are very friendly, and treat everyone as students instead of "underclassmen" or "freshmen fresh meat".

Unfortunately there are some negative points to Fort Valley that I must share. Although the falculty are helpful and friendly, the system perhaps needs a little more fine-tunning. There may be a lack of communication between various departments, such as admissions and finanical aid, and if you are not on top of your own paperwork, and keeping up with everything that you do and when you do it, chaos can often come into play.

It is PERTINENT that you stay in contact with necessary individuals, such as housing officials, your financial advisor, and always keep close tabs with a falculty member, that can always look out for you. Other than that THE Fort Valley State University is a great place to take that next step in education. However if THE Fort Valley State University is not the school for you, wherever you end up going stay active, don't be afraid to make new friends, and have LOTS OF FUN!!!

1st Year Female -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: F
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