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My school not only deals with students inBrightPolitical Science
My school not only deals with students in the United States, but also a lot of students internationally and we all are treated the same. We have a lot of different clubs and a lot of opportunities to create new clubs if the one you want isn't available. And the professors and advisors are very involved!!
1st Year Female -- Class 1921
Innovation: A+, Campus Aesthetics: C+
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U Mass, a.k.Quite BrightCommunications
U Mass, a.k.a. Zoo Mass, has its advantages. They have excellent programs in engineering, business, computer science applied science and agricultural degrees. I made the mistake of majoring in Communications which for the most part is a joke of a degree with little to no hands on approach to its curriculum. U Mass is a very difficult school as you can easily get lost in the shuffle and fall into the Zoo Mass/party/drugs aspect of UMass. However, there are quite a few who graduate from this school. The key is to know what you want and choose the right major.Furthermore, it's 4 years of post-adolescent daycare in a controlled setting. There are far too many students and many are naive that the return of investment of their degrees will backfire on them. U Mass lets far too many students in and U Mass has far too many worthless degrees. The best thing to happen to this school is a crack down on its administration.
2nd Year Male -- Class 1998
Surrounding City: A-, Education Quality: F
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I went to Umass through the Mass Transfer program, soAverageIndustrial Design
I went to Umass through the Mass Transfer program, so I only had to go for two years thankfully. I was not a fan of my time at Umass and ended up stacking classes to get out. Unfortunately I had to endure the ending of election 2016 in super left Umass. The university is largely left leaning, so is the area and many people come off as condescending and somewhat rude if you have a different opinion than them. In many of my courses, I refrained from participating trying not to get the whole class to attack my opinion. I made the mistake of opening my mouth a few times and was met with a roar of disapproval from my peers on subjectively uncontroversial subjects. Most of campus lands on the far left side of the spectrum and Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were held as messiahs. Rarely I met people I could have an open conversation with.

I know UMass is a giant school and it has every kind of person you could imagine, just remember that Amherst and Northampton are the meccas for "progressives" and their ideals. Really even if you try and stay away from politics at school, it remains so in your face that it hurts. I felt ostracized at times and questioned if I was stupid because I didn't fit in with many of my classmates.

Overall I'm glad I got through and wanted to go home every weekend. Now that I'm out I hope to move somewhere far away from Massachusetts. The Social justice bleeding hearts really made me dislike going here. the activist culture is alive and well at Umass. I just would like people to heed my warning about the activist culture around Umass. They are the "majority" here, and yes they were still yelling that months and months after the election was over. Third wave feminism is rampant. Black Live Matter, Socialists, Communists, The whole nine yards was there. Soaked in cultural marxism to the core. You can meet people that just don't want to talk identity politics and you can just have a casual conversation with, but I found them a bit hard to come by. Plus the size of the campus is quite large and going class to class can take up to 25-30 depending on where you are, FYI.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2016
Campus Maintenance: A, Campus Aesthetics: F
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