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| The faculty and education is worthwhile, as are most of the buildings and equipment; however, the administration is reason enough to avoid enrollment, leading one to prefer pursuit of a different institution. The administrative staff is as understanding and competent as they are allowed to be within the parameters set forth by Eastern policies.|
Eastern's counseling programs are actually professors from the students declared major, who are available for consultation on a rotating basis. Counseling in minor subjects follow a similar design. In my case, due to "counselors" not looking beyond their own designated zone, this system twice overlooked requirements needed to graduate on time, delaying graduation by two semesters.
Furthermore, Eastern has abysmal parking with confusing parking lot schedules and strict enforcement of the same. The parking permit office is not very understanding of any infraction.
A while ago, Eastern championed that they would not increase tuition, and would keep prices low for students. This was misleading at best. While it is true that BASE tuition did not increase, Eastern has added numerous fees to increase revenue; including department fees (those which are administered for each department of the registered classes), campus life fees (support the various groups and activities on campus), and lab fees (if the prescribed course has a lab along with it). In truth, these fees increase overall tuition and is a bit untruthful on the University's part.
Eastern has adopted a paperless policy for billing statements, which only mails a single paper statement after the balance has been sent to collections, often after numerous late fees have been accrued. It is also University policy to remove only 3 late fees regardless of the error and only if the bill is paid in full AND there is no history of fee removal.
Eastern touts themselves as understanding and friendly to students, in actuality the only friendly aspect has been the staff, and even then only some of the time. The University's policies are unfair and absolute with no hope of review. It is for these reasons that I will no longer be considering them as a graduate institution, nor will I be donating to any alumni funds.
|May 24 2013|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2011 |
| 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 have watched EMU use students as test subjects. They need to correct all of the last many years mistakes. Yet, there is no method that works in gedtting help. Just try appealing a grade. Don't go to EMU. And by the way, that dumb bird is no real mascot. |
|Dec 16 2012|| Male --
Class 2000 |