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You have to be a good fit to got here

Oct 21 2013Undecided
You have to be a good fit to got here. You have to be willing to put up with terrible weather, super arrogant people, extremely hard classes etc. If you are coming for business, pre law, engineering I would recommend it. Anything else a definite nono, especially premed where classes are curved to a c+/B-. This means that a good 75 percent of the class is weeded out of being premed. This not just intro premed but also the upper level premed. So, in a sequence where 4 chem courses are taken only about 10% of students have a chance at getting into med school. This is terrible considering the average act/gpa to get into this school. SO if you wanna do premed here, plan on having 0 social life at all and just studying and that's pretty much it. One thing to mention is the facilities are a toss up. SOme are extremely nice, but are only open to select people: athletes, grad students, professors, etc. The facilities for everyone: gym, undergrad library, large lecture halls are awful and always packed to the max. Being the highest tuition in the country, the university is clearly not utilizing undergrad tuition for undergrad improvements.
4th Year Male -- Class 2014
Perceived Campus Safety: A-, Education Quality: F

This school is not for people of color

Jun 17 2013Biology
This school is not for people of color. Well, not for BLACK people. It seems like every other race is accepted at this school. I think the biggest problems arise for Black students who are not product of athletic scholarships and handouts. A cluster of us worked our asses off to get here and people don't appreciate. The biggest difference is how people treat a black athlete versus a black student science major. I guess a black person who's jumping around like a money for the university is placed at a higher value than a black student in the sciences. "A nigger can't be too smart" because it's a threat. Honestly, I've had the worse time here and people wonder why the transfer rate for blacks is so high. If I could choose I would've gone to an HBCU but the University lied and yelled at this bullshit about "diversity". Where is it? Not here!! The best thing is that when something racist happens like the defacing of the ethnic departmnet in Haven hall or an extremely offensive video of Da'Quan being passed around the one cares. No one addresses it then call us (black students) crazy for feeling offended like racism doesn't motherfucking exist on this campus. I have to prove myself over and over again before I can even be considered as group partner, I've developed anxiety issues because of the blatant disrespect and ignorant comments being thrown without regard to anyone's feelings. It's amazing just how ignorant some people are...I can't. I'll graduate at this University because I'm paying money and a degree from this school looks great but these past 2 years ( and I'm sure the future 2 will be) have been absolute shit. Too many pompus rich white kids with no type of regard for those who are different than themselves...don't even try to fucking correct it.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2015
University Resource Use: A, Social Life: F

Not very many positives I can honestly say

Oct 21 2013Biology
Not very many positives I can honestly say about the school, in my senior year and still thinking about transferring. Parents wouldn't let me transfer freshman year so I have been miserable ever since; tried by hardest to enjoy it but failed.The school has many problems.. If you plan on getting in a good graduate program avoid this school at all costs unless you want to spend every last minute studying and never have any free time. The classes curve to a 2.7 and most science classes are all 'premed' which is ridiculous considering that 85 percent of the class probably won't be admitted to med school bc their extremely low grades...Social life is pretty awful, you pretty much have to join greek life to make friends. People are approachable, but aren't for a good reason. I had been lied to in classes about hw do dates intentionally among many other things. Everyone on campus has this sense of entitlement that they are the best people to ever walk this earth and everyone else is some kind of second class citizen, which is reallly annoying because no one has any compassion for anyone else, and only makes friends in order to obtain some sort of self benefit. The weather is god-right awful to which just makes things even more depressing. YOu can go weeks here without a drop of sunlight. The wind chill is also terrible so it can feel a dozen degrees colder than even other regions in the midwest. SOme profeessors are decent though and there is a decent amount of research positions if you even have the time to apply yourself considering the breadth of the classwork. Good luck in college search, would not recommend if you are looking for a good social life, livable climate, decent gpa, and free time. Would apply if you are arrogant, going into a field where ungrd instution matters the most, want to live in a very hostile environment, have an easy major.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2014
Perceived Campus Safety: A-, Scholastic Success: F
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