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| CUC, now called Washington Adventist University, is a college for those who want a balance of religion and hard work and preparation for the real world. It is a Seventh-day Adventist school. |
Read between the lines here. If you?re living on campus, don?t expect to have the ability to go out every night clubbing. As a matter of fact, don?t even expect to be able to booze it up in your rooms. Just about everything and everyone is monitored, and that?s mostly because the school is very small. In addition to that, don?t let the religion thing scare you. It helps instill ethics, something that this world really does need. Granted, I?m not a Jesus freak, but I do have a certain level of respect for my religion.
The truth is that CUC/WAU has come a long ways, but still has a long way to go. About 20% of the faculty care about boosting the school?s ratings and try hard to make the students accountable for their work (some of the students I?ve encountered are a bit lazy), and the other 80% are very flexible. That?s partly because the evening program is compromised of working adults and the day program are your traditional students.
In my humble opinion, the big problem is the administration. President Spence has done a lot thus far to bring the school into the 21st century, but unfortunately he cannot do all the work. I?m sure he must know that the admissions counselors, financial aid representatives and those who work in the accounting office are on the front lines and these are often the one?s who turn students off or give them a sour taste of CUC/WAU.
I?ve had a member of the staff actually say to me, verbatim, ?I didn?t know colored people [lived where you lived].? Seriously. I wish I were lying about this. I thought about suing the school, but decided that it really wasn?t my motus apperendi; my motto has always been, ?I have bigger fish to fry.?So for those thinking about CUC/WAU, understand that it?s the individual students that can truly make the difference. It?s not a big named school outside the Adventist community. It is a small student body, but that just means that you, as one person, you have the power to effect changes. Fight for what you believe, understand that it?s ok to learn about a Higher Power and be positive throughout your tenure there.
| Starting Job: That's my business!, Preparedness: C, Reputation: F |
|Aug 28 2010|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
This school is the worst school in the world.|
I would rather go to a community college rather than going to Washigton Adventist University. (columbia union college)
This school was the worst experience of my life.
First of all it looks dead. Not many people you see walk around the campus. Also, it does not look like a college.
Has a christian college, i thought it would not be bad. but everyone in that school was so fake. They pretended to be so religious meanwhile they were all figthing with each other.
one thing i notice about this school is they lie!. they did room checks, you have so sign a weekend leave. Curfew offcourse for a christian college but its too much. girls were sluts too. No one cared for that school. had a food fight. the dorms were so dirty and smelled. the bathrooms were gross.
The faculty was terrible. everyone is always miserable in that school. NOTHING WAS GOOD!the education was crap. I honestly thought th school was disorganized they are a scam school. they try to take your money and everything. i felt like i was in jail. or in another planet. i would recommend no one to go there. it was my first year 2009 and i was so glad to get out of there. now i am ggoing to a new school in the fall.
|Jul 01 2010|| Male --
Class 2000 |
i decided to attend cuc because it was a mile away from downtown silver spring and my apartment. i thought to get a bachelor degree any college would do. |
i made a mistake. learn from it. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!!!
- faculty do not know what they are doing: they are hired because they are Adventists not because they have skills
- faculty is not trained for the job: they lack Customer Service Skills, they'll lose your files...
- the instructors are a joke, i mean if you ask a question you are undermining their authority, especially the black instructors and the inexperienced instructors...
- beware business major students, there are only two business advisers and they are very very seldom available...
- very few instructors do their job right, most are slackers
- students are lazy: they always complain about homework, they drink, they are ignorant, close minded, unfriendly, and they seem always angry and always give an angry look at each other, especially the black students (no offense)...
- they have no manners whatsoever: you open doors for them, they do not even say thanks, and above all, they really really really like to gossip...
i have spent a year and a half there and each time i have received B's when i should receive A's it was because i asked pertinent questions. there is a culture of manipulating students grades when the students do not act to the liking of their instructors.
i have started the process of transferring to a different university. i gave it a try, was not worth the pain.
one positive aspects: i will one day open a university and cuc helped me to know exactly the things i will not want my students to experience.
|Dec 29 2009|| Male --
Class 2000 |