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The number one thing I have to sayBiology
The number one thing I have to say is COLLEGE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT! This is not a school where it is okay to sit by and wait for things to happen, you need to get involved.

I can say this with confidence because my college experience was horrible due to a family matter that put in in a deep depression for 3 years. When I finally came out of it, I had a great time! Campus events were fun and usually free, I ventured out into the city all the time with friends, and got good grades.

The Good:
I got a job one month after graduation, at a top five in the nation hospital. I feel well prepared from a character point of view for the real world and am grateful for my co-op experiences. I have maintained my connections to my Career Advisor (They are fantastic, something to definitely take advantage of). I was a tour guide and loved every minute of it.

The Bad:
I was not prepared intellectually for my job. Luckily, I am a fast learner, but my friends and I agree that many of our professors didn't care to have us learn, only to keep their tenure. Also, I am up to my ears in debt, even though I got a decent scholarship and grants. Think about what happens after college-feeling like you are drowning in bills is not a feeling I wish on anyone. Finally, I am sure you have heard of the "Northeastern Shuffle". This means that no one seems to know the answer to your question, and you get shuffled from department to department, getting no where. BE PROACTIVE with the administration, that is the only way around the shuffle.

The Ugly:
The president's salary is currently 7 figures. Think about that for a second....and tuition is now over 50K. There's a bureaucracy going on here...Bottom line, if you are excited about college and want to make the most of it, this is a good place for you.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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My experience was with the CPS program andBrightAccounting
My experience was with the CPS program and I would not recommend it. I'm a fairly personable individual and most of my classmates were very friendly, but interacting with the folks at 50 Nightingale Hall (CPS's admin. bldg.) always left with me with a bad impression; I've never encountered such apathetic individuals in my life. Some of the professors are great (Finance Professor Gary Osmond is amazing!) and others are literally, as the saying goes, just going through the motions. I transferred out and it was the best decision I ever made.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2000
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: F
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This is basically a private commuter school.Quite Bright
This is basically a private commuter school. There is no cohesiveness among students because of the haphazard "co-op" program. I was pretty much on my own as far as finding co-op work so I could graduate - and when that co-op was in another location, financial aid did not cover my living expenses (co-ops are unpaid). The faculty members are incredibly rude and administration (esp. admissions) are deceptive to get you in, then do nothing to help you along the way. There are much better universities in this area - go to one of them, not here.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2014
Campus Aesthetics: B, Faculty Accessibility: F
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