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| UMass Boston in general sucks, first the school is old, it has a nice view with the ocean surrounding, but the buildings are like prisons. The Campus Center is really nice being that it was opened few years ago, but the school is COMPLETELY crowded. Since I started 3 years ago, every year they keep accepting another 1500+ students, but no new classroom are created... the cafeteria is extremely crowded most of the times, the library? even worse it's a hassle to find a place to study specially for people like me who can't study at home... It's harder to make friends because most students go to classes, finish and go home. Also, the school is really safe, I've been there for 3 years and only saw a small fight once in Freshmen year and that was about it in term of crime or public safety.|
A cool thing though is that it's really diverse, and the professors really care about your grade, at least most of them, most will give you second chance, or chances to improve your grade if your not doing well. The classes are NO JOKE, just because UMass Boston is not Harvard or ... MIT ect.. Don't expect any easy ride especially for Sciences, those classes are though.Lastly, the "One Stop Service" is there to help if ANYTHING you need help with, financial aid, questions, classes, letter from school ect... it's where you go if you have any issue or problem and it's designed to be really convenient, but those staff are completely ARROGANT, NON-HELPFUL, RUDE AND MEAN. There's about 7 staff working in one stop and out of them only one is nice which is the guy, all those ladies, (I'm not trying to be sexist) are completely assholes, when you go up to them for your issue, they don't say hi or welcome you in, even if you say hi, they always seem angry or upset or unwilling to help you, with the attitude of "you can just do that yourself through WISER", but their job is to help you, not tell you to go do it yourself.
|Nov 24 2011|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| The only good thing about this school is that most (not all) of the professors are really great- willing to help students and genuinely concerned with their success. Everything else about it is terrible. Parking is unreasonably priced and inconvenient, the faculty administrators are the most arrogant, unhelpful, rude and miserable people I have ever met in my entire life. They are completely unwilling to help students and have a sense of entitlement above students (despite the fact that we pay their salary!!!!). Nothing is easy in any department. You have to fight for transfer credits and literally fight to get into classes. There are WAY too many students accepted into this school and absolutely not enough classes for everyone to take (especially in the sciences). Everything about registering is a hassle and like I mentioned before, no one is willing to help! The professors do what they can, but even their requests to the administration are sometimes unheard. The buildings are falling apart, the roof is about to collapse and when it rains there are 3 foot puddles everywhere. Also, in mostly all classes i've taken here there is an enormous scale because students are NOT doing well on exams. I think this is because of the extremely high amount of international students that come here and are not fluent enough in English to be taking these courses. On average, in the classes i've taken, an "A" is around a 50%. Meaning, if you get 20's on all your exams, you will probably end up with a C. This is frustrating for students who are doing well, who end up getting A's (even without the scale), who are receiving the same degree as people who are being passed along through upper level classes. Ultimately, you get what you put into it at any university, but this particular school has a quality of education that is far below what it should be, and what people think it is. |
|Mar 01 2011|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2011 |