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My experience at Eastern taught me to beLinguistics
My experience at Eastern taught me to be even flexible and keep working toward my goal. I got help from scholsrships and financial aid. They met with me and my parents every year to be sure that I got what was coming to me. I recommended Eastern to my daughter, but her experience with the school has been negative. She loves her professors, but has been sick from pot smells in the dorm. Her Junior year was rough and I found the administration unhelpful. She had bedbugs in her university apartment. The nest was in the university furnished sofa. She did not get the normal bedbug certificate and it took all day for her to get her keys on move-in day. She was moved to a different apartment, but still accrued $2000 in expenses. At the same time, her campus job hours were taken from her and given to a work study student. Financial aid has refused to give me a meeting regarding my daughter's award. I don't feel my daughter is getting all award money she is entitled to. The tuition also went up 7.8%, but I saw no on compensation in her financial aid package. This should be my daughter's last year. The school seems more concerned with attracting new freshman than helping returning students finish. This year, my retired husband and I (a lead teacher at a non-profit school for homeless youth) will need to go deep within our pockets and into our retirements to make sure she finishes because she is too fsr into her program to transfer to a school thst is less greedy and more ethical. Eastern has changed so much since I was a student!
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Eastern Michigan is a great school if allAverage
Eastern Michigan is a great school if all your looking for is an education. The professors are nice and easy to understand and get along with. The courses are pretty challenging even the 100 level courses tend to cause problems. You definitely have to work hard to get the grade you want. I think EMU does a good job at making students better fir for the real world. In a lot of major they give you real life experience rather then book work.

EMU is located around cities where you may be able to get a job right out of college. Ann Arbor, Brighton, Howell, Detroit/all surrounding cities, Lansing, Toledo. As far as Ypsilanti goes it's not the nicest city to be in. If your looking for the full college experience like living in the dorms meeting new people and having a good social life, that is REALLY hard here. Most of the people that go here are commuters from neighboring towns like Saline, Ann Arbor, Canton etc. Living in the dorms is not going to be the best socially. Your floor usually doesn't get together hardly ever and it's tough to meet people.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: C-
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Prepare beyond the scopeCommunications
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.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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