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If you can afford a better university, go!Super BrilliantChemistry
If you can afford a better university, go! Professors are frequently unfamiliar with their own course material across the board. I have had chem professors start examples on the board, work them half way through and give up, telling the students that if they want to prepare for the test they can look up how to work it out online. Foreign language departments are actively pushing for total online immersion with no face-to-face interaction. This makes SPEAKING a foreign language very difficult with 0 contact hours. If you do register for classes, most teachers are not fully fluent, disorganized, and of little help if asked language-specific questions about grammar and syntax or word choice. Rosetta Stone is more effective at conveying the message as is the free software, Duolingo. Also, the money that you save in tuition will be spent on parking tickets. The department does not label its parking lots and if you spend the time to learn the correct designations, and park in them depending on your status as a resident or commuter, you will still receive tickets days before registration for the next semester's classes. This is done because outstanding tickets are active holds on student registration. Until you pay tickets, you cannot register for classes or graduate. The appeals process takes over a week so you have a choice as a VSU student, wait for the appeal on your ticket, which was given to you for parking validly with a decal, and lose seats in classes that you need for graduation or pay the $15-$60 that they extort you for. Note, there are no refunds after you pay the ticket and you will receive more than one ticket an hour. 5 tickets=towing your vehicle with the $50 decal you paid for to the vehicle impound. You CANNOT appeal after you have paid the ticket in order to register. They have you right where they want you and I have paid just under $1000 in said tickets before graduation. You get what you pay for right?
3rd Year Male -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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I just started going to school here.BrightNursing
I just started going to school here. I parked in the wrong area the first day of classes and received a ticket. I appealed the ticket with the explanation that there were no signs posted where I parked, it was the first day of classes, and I just transferred here. That wasn't sufficient to appeal the ticket???? They must need money and my family and I will not be donating anything to them for their short sightedness.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A, Surrounding City: D
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I came to Valodsta State from out ofBrightLanguage - French/Spanish/etc.
I came to Valodsta State from out of state, and lets just say its not worth the drive. The atmosphere around here reminds me of the stereotypical high school movie. The teaching for your core classes is dreadful. They treat you like you've never learned any of the information before, when all of it is a review. The people here are either in a sorority or fraternity or just reserved. Making friends is challenging because you get the same basic person after the other. The food sucks, its either pasta, pizza, or a friken sandwich every day. Or the limited options of fast food on campus. The dorms aren't too bad, but campus safety is. The blue lights around campus don't hit spots that they should, and the park across the street is ghetto at night and some girl in my building got mugged in the second week of school. Let's not even discuss the city because its dirty and ghetto across the bridge. Am i coming back next semester, hopefully not. Am I coming back next year? hell no.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Scholastic Success: A-, Surrounding City: F
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