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| I'll be honest - I only came to Eastern because I was offered $4500 per year in two scholarships. At the end of my first semester, I lost all of that money because the university failed to post anywhere on their site that the better of the two scholarships was contingent upon keeping the other. If I could do it all over again, I would have gone to my first-choice school rather than this place. In the two years I have been here, I have heard of a murder, a shooting (where only one non-student was injured), and dozens of armed and unarmed robberies. I'm terrified to walk around campus at night, which is a shame, because the beautiful campus is the only thing Eastern has going for it. Do not be fooled - if you want a true university experience, this isn't the school for you. This is a HUGE commuter school, and even the majority of people who live on campus go home on weekends. There is nothing to do on campus, and the clubs/organizations are difficult to get any information on. People are very closed off here - I haven't made any friends that I plan to talk to after I transfer. Ypsilanti is a mediocre city - There are quite a few great restaurants (if you're ever in the area, check out Aubree's and Tower Inn), but other than that, there's nothing to do. You have to drive the twenty minutes to Ann Arbor to be able to do anything, which sucks if you're like me and don't have a car, because the public transit is more confusing than the coursework here. Professors range from great to horrible - I've had one amazing professor in my minor, but a horrible professor in my major who made me despise that field. Overall, coming to Eastern was the worst decision I ever made, and I can't wait to transfer out of this school at the end of this semester. |
|Apr 01 2013|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| I was a commuter student taking pre-nursing classes so I can get into a 2nd bachelor nursing program. I end up going to UDM for the nursing program so I was only at EMU for a year.|
I'd say the classes were pretty good but social life SUCKED. And here's my breakdown.
The classes were challenging enough and if work at it, you can get good grades. More than half of the teachers were very helpful. Although there was one who never replied emails, and some teachers were clique and don't seem to like students coming into their office hour/hang-out-with-coworker-hour. But many teachers give you extra credit (i know right, extra credit given in a university, how generous!) I went into the ultra intense 1 year long UDM nursing program feeling very prepared so I'm thankful for the classes I took in EMU.
Social-- like, serious, people are antisocial here. I usually am able to make a lot of friends no problem. As the matter of fact, I'm quite popular in many places. But here, it's like, serious. I think I've made like 5 friends as a student (3 more as a tutor/supplemental instructor), and only 1 still communicate with me regularly. Oh and I still communicate with one of my professor, he's a cool dude.
Anyhow, when i tried talking to people they're either bleh or always too busy to do anything with you. Or they just want to go home asap. Some people were flaky as hell too. And so many students are so whiny! about classes too. I mean come on why do u whine about classes that give you extra credit, and teacher let you know exactly what pages to read?!
There weren't many student clubs/organization to choose from either. Tried to do some "green" and volunteer stuff and they screwed me over. Tried to join some video game developing club and people just won't communicate (like they tell me when and where to meet AFTER meeting was over). And I walk around in badass video game shirts only had people comment like twice.Any how, attend the school if you are only looking for education and don't give a crap about making friends.
|Mar 17 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| Prepare beyond the scope of your major. Do not limit your horizon and make sure to stir clear of departmental politics and bias. Take advantage of university resources to prepare for life after graduation. |
| Starting Job: Public Relations specialist, Preparedness: B+, Reputation: C |
|Dec 22 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |