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Capitol Technology University is an all around greatQuite BrightComputer Science
Capitol Technology University is an all around great school. That being said, it is only that if you are looking for a place to study, learn, and prepare yourself for your future career. CTU is split pretty evenly on students that want to be there to have fun, and students who want to work. Those who are there just to have fun tend to gripe about a lack of social events going on at school. Those who are serious about their education tend to gripe about how simple the classes are.

It is true that not much goes on at CTU. If you do not have a car, you are practically stuck on campus at all times. That being said, CTU does provide monthly events that they attempt to use to alleviate the lack of a social life most people have. However, many of these events tend to be unpopular. This is not because they choose things to do that appeal to no one, but because many individuals are asocial and would prefer to stay in their dorms and hang out with roommates. Overall, CTU does try and sometimes succeeds at creating fun social gatherings. I have personally attended many LAN parties that were tons of fun.

Addressing the content you learn, I like to think of CTU as Mr. Miyagi. You really don't realize how much you have learned until you are out there, in the field, doing it is what you have been studying for. Most classes provide hands on experience in fields such as Electrical Engineering, Information Assurance, and Computer Science. You will be creating physical circuits. You will be programming after and during every class. You will be using intrusion detection software to understand network security. At the time, it can just seem like play or mundane tasks. Once your education is done though, it is easy to see how well thought out the degree programs actually are. This school doesn't only give you an education, but also provides you with practical experience that is applicable in your future jobs. Include this with a job guarantee and partnerships with NASA and the National Security Agency, and you have created quite the powerful institution. All in all I highly recommend Capitol Technology University. If you are interested in getting a high paying job in a technology field that interests you, it is the school for you. If you are looking for an easy ride where you can party and play games with friends, you are looking in the wrong place. Although it has the same blips as any school, (a few bad teachers, a lack of funding in some departments) overall I could not recommend it enough.

4th Year Male -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: F
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I once believed in the mission of CapitolQuite BrightComputer Science
I once believed in the mission of Capitol College. But, the college has successfully turned a true believer into a cynic. The college speaks highly of influencing students with leadership, independence and more leadership. But as I have seen first hand the college is more involved with who has more power within faculty and staff rather than promoting leadership within students. There are less than 10 faculty members that truly care about the success of the college, the rest are on a "power trip". Why would a small college need more than 3 vice presidents who don't show accomplishments, but rather buy nice cars. Or a VP who leads campus improvements and hasn't stepped foot in the dorms in years. Financial aid is only concerned with merit. No matter if a student shows potential or leadership, merit is the only concern. The school does not see students as investments. Students graduating from Capitol with a popular degree and have some smarts will make at least 50k upon graduation (most of the time before graduation). But, the college fails to see the return on investment; IE, the college financially aids a student and promotes leadership; later in life the student will be financially successful and want to give back...but this is not the way Capitol operates.

The college employs some very helpful professors who want the students to succeed, but the politics of the college get in the way and hinder their ability to teach the way they think is best. Admissions accepts almost everyone and brings in a majority of students from inner city areas, most who could care less about learning. Those who care are very successful.

I was happy that I chose Capitol College over other schools, but after realizing how the college operates, 75% of the administration should be fired.Capitol College has potential to be a great college, but lacks the vision and legwork to make it happen. Many other students share these thoughts.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2014
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Social Life: D+
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It's nice when all the professors know yourQuite BrightComputer Engineering
It's nice when all the professors know your name and say "hi" to you around campus. As long as you don't fall through the cracks, Capitol will help you earn a great/well paying job after graduation. UMD is a nice school, but you're just a number and getting a job after graduating is quite a task. Social life on campus is nothing to rave about, but College Park (UMD) is 10mins away.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: B+
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