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| BIGGEST NOTE FOR FUTURE INQUIRERS: THEY LIE, CONTRADICT THEMSELVES, AND COST WAY TOO MUCH FOR HOW VERY LITTLE YOU GET IN RETURN. - COLLEGE IS ALREADY HARD ENOUGH, DON'T LET THIS HORRIBLE UNIVERSITY MAKE IT ANY WORSE!!!! YOU ARE WARNED!!!!!!!!|
Academic Advisors- do NOT help you at all. (Don't answer questions, they don't provide you with any options to better your education/degree, etc. They just do the bare minimum to cover their own asses, but you get no where.
Bookstore- EVERY semester they lose/send my book the the incorrect location from which I had requested. Not one, not two, not even three times, which is honestly just incompetence at this point, but EVERY book order with each individual book has been lost EVERY TIME! Not to mention, the books are on average $100 for each book.
Financial Aid/Maintenance Department- Anytime you call BSU for help, which you constantly need because they are constantly messing up, they start transferring you to numerous departments. When you do finally speak to someone in the "correct department," they are belittling, arrogant, and they sound like broken records. They never factually tell you the correct information regarding your issue (which they most likely caused in the first place).
Dropping Classes- They literally give you one class session to see if you like the class or not. The teachers never do anything on the first night as far as presenting any sort of teaching style so you never actually know how they are until it's too late. By the second class, when they actually start teaching, there is a drop class fee in place with a 'W.' If you realize you will learn absolutely nothing from this incapable, idiot they are calling a professor, it's too late you have to either suck it up one more miserable semester, or you have to drop the class with an 'F.'
Parking Tickets- They LOVE to give you these!! Every time I have to go to the bookstore because they did not send me my book, I have an ugly, bright-orange parking ticket on my window. This would be completely understandable except for the fact that my parking meter is still blinking green??? That makes sense. Can they get any more money hungry?? If you try to fight it, it never works and they threaten your admission/student/school status for non-payment.
|Sep 07 2013|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| Although i would love to say this is the best university ever, i often find myself "dumbed" down by the general population. Everyone is friendly, but sometimes they let some people that do not belong in college through. overall this is one of the best experiences of my life, and the engineering department is phenomenal. |
|Sep 04 2013|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| Let me first say, that I came to BSU because I originally started going to an out-of-state school, but due to how expensive it was, I had to transfer back home to Idaho.|
Now... The reason I'm saying this, is because I think the price of the school played a part in the types of people that attended it. By far, the other students have been my worst experience here. There truly is a huge difference in the students here compared to how it was at my last school. At my other school, people were friendly, focused on their school work, easy to interact with, etc. BSU is the complete opposite. There have been a few exceptions of course, but overall, being here is far from a friendly experience.
In terms of faculty... I believe that each school will have its share of good and bad staff. However, going off my experience from my other school, it's definitely not better here. Some of the professors here are definitely willing to help their students (my Circuits professor comes to mind for this). Then there are others that seem to pretend to care about some of their students. When it comes to my student advisor, he's... Decent. He has helped me at times, but there were definitely other times when he was absolutely not helpful. However, compared to the students, the faculty are much more helpful and friendly.
I've only been here for a year so far, but it definitely doesn't seem like the kind of school to go for if you're interested in a science field.
The campus on the other hand has a positive side. At my last campus, it had a high international student presence. And lets just say, many of these people smoked. Everywhere. The non-smoking bits on campus is a nice change from my list campus experience.Overall, would I recommend BSU? Absolutely not. Definitely research your major and consider going to other schools. Please avoid going to BSU. BSU seems to be more focused around its sports than its education, especially when it comes to science related majors.
|Jul 17 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2015 |