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Let me start off by saying that this is a biased review.|
This review is based solely on my first freshman semester as a commuter.
Most of them are pretty dumb, not going to lie. I have yet to have an intellectual conversation with somewhere there, that does not involve blunt rolling techniques. I am in the honors program so there are a few exceptions, but think about it. The school has an 85% ACCEPTANCE RATE! However, has an astonishing 50% graduation rate of the freshman class. Pathetic. What does that tell you? They accept anything that breathes. The reasoning for this, is their quick expansion and expensive real estate in Boston. In my honest opinion it's not worth it. Many of them are not accepting and it's like high school all over again. Cliques are everywhere and international students don't talk to American students. I have made one good friend.. And I am VERY outgoing.
Education overall is not bad. My honors professors are very smart and some taught at Harvard and Yale, Suffolk pays them A LOT of money to teach here... Anyways, an interesting fact is that the inventor of the glue stick teaches here. I've heard good things about him. However, they make you take some dumb pre-requisite classes like SU-101... this is a waste of a class and it teaches you about college. It's an insult to your intelligence.
Seems to be nonexistent, like some eternal god that takes ALL of your money. Everything is extremely overpriced. Poptarts cost $1.75 where you could buy them at a machine for a buck. Also, everything is run by students, so the chances of talking to someone with power is slim to none.
Amazing city. I cannot stress this enough, Boston is a fantastic city. However, unless your over 21 or have a fake ID, your enjoyment will be limited to lame dorm parties.
Cannot argue, but they are some of the best in the country. But the most expensive... it's insane. 14k a year just to live there in a third tier school.
Non-existent. I went to join the track team, and in a school of 5000 people, only 5 people were on track team. Just did not seem worth it.
Also does not exist. No one cares for Suffolk, or has any pride for their school. Ex. I went to a women's bball game cause it was being advertised everywhere as a big event with lots of FREE pizza. Yes, there was free pizza, but there were only 10 people there watching. Very Lame...
This attributes to most of misery, if you can avoid commuting, by ALL means live at college. There is nothing worse then spending the most exciting 4 years of your life with your parents. Do yourself a favor and take a out a loan.
Avoid this school, unless of course this is the only school you applied to. I have one semester left here, then I will probably transfer to Northeastern University.
P.S. You know how they say, "College is what you make of it." Yes, that is 100% true. But there is nothing to be made of Suffolk. There are only classes, and no real campus, just a lot of buildings everywhere. Good Luck
|Jan 17 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2009 |
| So this is a totallyy unorganized review cuz i'm just speaking what's on my mind..|
Overall, Suffolk is a terrible school to go to, especially if you're looking for a legit 'college experience.' First off, I'm an art major and the art school is an approximate 20 minute walk away, depending on which building you live in. That's one hell of a walk if you're carrying a crap load in your portfolio and it sucks even more when you have class before or after on the other side of the school. It's honestly on the other side of the city. Unlike most schools with a campus, you'd have to cross the Boston Commons and the Public Garden in order to get to the art school. & That's no fun at all, especially walking through the Commons at night. Basically, if you're unlucky and is stuck with a late schedule at the art school, you're screwed even if you decide to take the T back to your residence hall. Why? because first off, you're tired, you don't want to be carrying a huge portfolio around, and from the T, you'd have to walk at least 2, or 3 blocks away (possibly even walking uphill on Park St or Beacon Hill if you live in Miller or the Holiday Inn) and by the time you've got to your destination, you're fuckedd cus you're so exhausted from the 3 hour art classes and crap.
Don't get me wrong, Boston is an absolutely gorgeous city and the surroundings of Suffolk isn't bad, but it definitely doesn't compare to Northeastern, BU, etc because they actually have a legit campus. The problem with Suffolk's location is that it's in the CENTER of downtown, which kind of makes it unsafe. There's tons of homeless people begging for money and that kind of makes it scary for people to walk around at night. And the fact that Suffolk is right next to Emerson (one of the most dangerous colleges) doesn't help either. Seriouslyyy, it's retarded.
The people at Suffolk aren't so dandy either. They're definitely not the brightest people around. Let's just say, almost everyone goes to Allston to part every weekend. Everyone's always getting drunk, despite what day of the week it is and that's absolutely ridiculous. Seriously? No one really gives a crap about their school work either. If they're a tiny bit stressed out, they drink. Not to mention, people tend to be extremely clicky. They are so immature and act like middle schoolers. For instance, the previous semester, people at 150 Tremont weren't allowed to have guests because they decide to pee and shit all over the suits. You can't tell me that's not immature and disgusting. Mind you, these people are COLLEGE STUDENTS, supposedly. ALSO, it's impossible to study in your room with people in the hallway running around like wild animals.
I was totally thinking of transferring but I'm obviously fucked because the credits aren't even transferrable. Apparently, the first semester, i'm supposed to have 4 art classes (which is what normal universities have) and i didn't. Therefore, I have to wait until next semester. Most of the classes don't measure up to other university's credits so it's not that easy to transfer, unless you decide to go to a community college instead.
It's impossible to save money in Suffolk. First off, your friends are most likely rich because come on now, you have to have good money to afford to go to such a nonsense school for so much money. And second off, people spend all of their money shopping (cuz there's not that much to do) or on alcohol since everyone is drunkies there.BASICALLY, i do not advise any to come here AT ALL.
|Dec 26 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| MY MAJOR|
I signed up for film studies because they told me it was a major here...TOTAL LIE. I am technically a communication major, which I did not want to be. Total film classes offered in this school? Give or take, no more than ten. Total joke.
First of all, when I registered, I registered under the supervision of student volunteers who had no idea what kind of schedule I needed. I had transfer credits from college courses I took in high school, so I had met some of the requirements already. I signed up for two classes that I didn't need and no advisor caught the mistake. I needed to drop the two, but there wasn't anything I could replace them with. So I dropped only one because if I had dropped both, I would have been considered part-time and kicked out of the dorms. I had tried to contact my advisor to help me, but I soon found out we weren't assigned advisors until spring semester. So no help. Paying $13,500 for essentially two classes.
This school is more concerned with your money than anything else. In the summer I was billed for one amount and a month before the semester was over, they billed me for another $2100. They said if not paid, I would not be able to to register for the following semester. My mom had to pay out of pocket because loan companies were not handing out anymore loans for the current semester. I asked where those charges had come from and they would not explain it to me. I looked at my bill and the amount was nowhere to be found. I did further research on my own and discovered they under billed me for $5200. I now have to find $3100 from somewhere for the following semester.
This school needs to offer more classes and more spaces. I know tons of majors who will not even get to take a major class because there isn't enough space. If they know there are x amount of majors, why not open that many sections and more? Oh, and when there are two-part classes, only one part is offered in a certain semester. Example: Spanish I, offered only in fall, Spanish II offered only in spring. It goes like that for most of the classes (language, history, science, etc.). The classes aren't all that interesting here either, very general.
The dorms are decent, but over priced, chances are that you'll get put in a hotel anyway. Not enough dorms. Oh, and if you don't live in a hotel, you're only allowed to eat in the cafeteria offered in your building, unless you get signed in by someone at the other building- a hassle and a half.
Staff likes to disappear whenever you need help with something, and when you do track them down, they're full of attitude. A lot of them don't even do the job they're supposed to do.
People here are a little unapproachable. They don't really talk to you and it's very cliquey. It's like high school all over again, but we have more freedom.
Boston is a great city, but unfriendly to those under 21. Money fuels everything here, without money, tough luck doing something. Things to do? Shop, shop, shop, walk around, eat, and shop. There are concerts and theater shows too, but like I said, money fuels it all around here. NOTHING to do on campus.
This school is ridiculously overpriced. Students are generally miserable and we pay all this money to get nothing back in return. This school is probably best for students doing very general studies, even then, it's overpriced.
|Nov 14 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |