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School fucking sucks.AverageArt & Design Department
School fucking sucks. i just don't agree with the fact as a photo major i still have to take a math, 2 labs and 2 englishes. proffessors could care less. just not worth the money. go to stcc or greenfield
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: B, Faculty Accessibility: F
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This has been the worst College I've everNot so bright
This has been the worst College I've ever been to. Oh sorry, I mean two extra years of high school.
Nearly everyone uses their phones in class and the professors do nothing about it. I had a professor even say "I got in trouble because the head department came in and saw people using their phones so you can't use them anymore." Umm.. hello.. they shouldn't be using their phones in the first place. I've talked to the professors multiple times about the issue and they do nothing about it because "They can't." Why don't they try to be the professor and THROW THE STUDENT OUT for using their cellphone? Oh, wait they'd have nearly no one to teach.

A professor also went 'missing' for a few days and never had sent emails and when I went down to the department after the third day of him missing class, she told me that she put a paper up on the board today. So it took her three days to do it? The professor had all of our emails he couldn't send one out? If it was a student who didn't show up for three days without emailing they would of been kicked out of class.

I hated the education department. I did a four classes of early education and WE STUDIED THE SAME EXACT THING IN ALL FOUR CLASSES. Piaget Piaget Piaget Piaget Piaget Piaget Piaget Piaget. I asked why we study so much Piaget and the professor responded "Umass is big on him." Ooookay. Well, I'm not going to Umass. He's NOT the only person who has studied children. I'm not saying that he wasn't smart or anything, but it's just an example of how bland classes are. I cant believe I've paid 1k+ to learn the same thing over and over. The only real purpose of the classes was to get field studies in.

Please please please, do not waste more than 2 years of financial aide here. You won't have any left for when you transfer. Do not believe your adviser when she tells you to just take the liberal arts major. Its a way for them to make you take whatever classes you want and use up all your aid so when you actually study something different, you don't have any aid left. Make your adviser go over your interests to pick a degree you really want. The only thing I could say about the college that I enjoyed was that they had a nice gym.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2014
Innovation: C, Useful Schoolwork: F
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The faculty are very disrespectful, and teach meaninglessBright
The faculty are very disrespectful, and teach meaningless subjects that would not be very well tied to what I wanted to learn from my majors. The faculty in the Frost building who are running the schedules are a joke. My English instructor has said that she has sent down a note to the Student Records Office, but when I went down there to check if my class courses were set according to the time. The faculty in the student records has told me that a "note" was not sent down here. Now that tells me that my instructor has lied to me about schedule changes on the time that I wanted to get changed. I do not like being betrayed by a campus who only feed on greed.
1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Perceived Campus Safety: C-, Education Quality: F
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