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I thought the small town feel of NorthQuite BrightCommunications
I thought the small town feel of North Dakata would be more welcoming.I didn't know that small town meant small minded. Im only from Minneapolis but most people here have never been to an inner city. So class discussions about poorly funded education, violence or even drugs are impossible. Its hard to make friends as a minority because you're largely ignored. Though there are so many orgs on campus, I feel so out of place. I get constant questions about my hair, people ask me to go tanning(my skin is brown enough), and even expect me to be illiterate or ghetto when they have no concept of what ghetto is. If you are an african-american, think twice. Its like you have to change yourself, the way you talk or your personality to fit it. Some may say that is the way the real world is but the difference is that you dont have your black family or friends to come home to every night. You are surrounded 24/7 by those who dont understand. Its hard. My department is helpful and my advisor is amazing so I stayed this long. I will graduate very soon but wouldn't have made the same decision to attend if I could do it all over again.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2010
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Individual Value: D
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NDSU is a nice University.Quite Bright
NDSU is a nice University. I like the small town values of the Community and do not equate them with being closed minded more like a positive choice. Being from Mpls and a 31 ACT, 4.0 GPA I had my choice of schools to attend. NDSU was a good Value. I guess if you are a lefty intolerant of opposing views NDSU probably is not a good fit.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Mechanical Engineering building and labs are very oldQuite BrightMechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering building and labs are very old and outdated. Some lab equipment is from the 60's and most is pre 1980. Prof's are ME Phd's but not educated or skilled in teaching. I have been told ND prof's get low pay therefore for most Prof's English is not the first language so communication is not a strength.
4th Year Male -- Class 2013
University Resource Use/ spending: B, Individual Value: F
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