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| Horribly narrow-minded student body, reactionary conservative professors, located in the ugliest, most boring and culturally bankrupt town in America. This is strictly a girls' basketball school. The coursework is an extension of high school, i.e. lots of multiple choice and regurgitation of facts. I hated it here, transferred to LSU and the difference was unbelievable. LSU is the best school in the state, and one of the coolest in the country. |
|Jan 01 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2000 |
| In all of the 5 years I spent at Tech, I never met more than 5 person who was not a hard core conservative. I have not demanding any body to be liberal. They hated and used n-words for Obama with a passion for no reason. Over 70% of students are hunters and wear hunting attires to school during the season. (I am brown(with very fair skin) with dark hair). In all these years, I never had a real white or black fiend because everybody has their own groups. One time you would interact with people from other races is when you absolutely had to like in group projects. I never enjoyed the town. Boring as crazy. Nothing to do. Three of my friends on different occasions were either served last or called racial slurs at the bar most frequented by students (dawghouse). So go out and about was never really fun because you always had this feeling of being an outsider on that town. Besides there is nothing to do anyway.|
I would not say all of them but based on my personal experience ( I am an A student in all my classes), about 30% are racist. (the rest are fine) I never play the race card but you could clearly feel the subtle hint in many occasions . So I never ever felt like I belonged to that place Although I found only a minority of professors were racist, almost all of them were not very friendly towards students. Normal non academic conversations , going out to eat or for movies, inviting professors for BBQ, etc. were unheard of. No body, no body does that at Tech. Professors are the King and they rule. The staffs in many departments are so rude and unfriendly (to anybody) that you will be surprised how they can be so evil. School never cares about if you find a job once you graduate or not. To this day, (graduated with 3.8 GPA in Nanosystems in late 2010.) I have not had a single person contact me concerning my status or employment or anything like that other than the promotional letter from the alumni association that wanted to know where I was working and not about if I got a job or not. There is no job placement program at Tech and they don't care.
There is no payment deferment system at Tech and you have to pay everything at once before the class stars and that's it. No option of multiple payments, deferment, etc.
In all five years, I never got to see the president other than the games and teh graduation ceremony. Only student related event that I know the president attends is the one organized by a ministry(Mid night madness). Every other invitation(from any organization) falls in deaf ears.
There is virtually no coordination between different departments and you personally have to go building after building as there is very primitive computer systems which requires most of the things to be done n paper and transported to different departments in person.
|Dec 07 2011|| 5th Year Male --
Class 2010 |
| If you do not worship Glenn Beck, God help you at this school. Yes, it is in the Bible Belt, but what passes for moderate in the rest of the country is considered radically liberal at Tech. Most of the students here come from surrounding small towns, and refuse to think for themselves. Ruston is redneck paradise. Most people go home for the weekend, and I definitely always do. I'm from Shreveport and Tech makes Shreveport look like San Francisco. My department is great and deserves better recognition. The professors are from all over and many hold degrees from top universities. If you can suffer through all the ultra-right religious nuts "witnessing" non stop, not to mention all the homophobic and racist talk all over campus. The architecture program is also phenomenal, I am always completely in awe of the stuff they do. You can find your own niche of friends, it takes time but you will, and just work all the week then party at home on the weekend. But I would have to admit, the ideal person best suited to here is a far-right wing, fundamentalist Obama-hater who's majoring in engineering. |
|Oct 27 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |