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| I really dislike attending this university. The aviation department takes a lot of money for what they offer and they treat me as if I were still in high school, not like a customer. The social scene is terrible since students have to deal with the gestapo-like campus police force. Not the mention the weather is so ridiculously frigid... However, I have met a lot of nice fellow students and a few nice professors, but that is not enough to prevent me from leaving. |
|Jan 14 2014|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2017 |
|Not so bright|
I'm proud of my degree. I managed to graduate Cum Laude whilst working full-time, raising a family, and self-training in the IT field that would eventually become my career. Had it not been for the helpful staff at the Honors department, I never would have made it to the end.|
That all being said, I cannot in good conscience recommend UND. The factors against it:
Grand Forks, ND is not a pleasant place to live. The winters range from bad to horrific, the people are terribly unfriendly (I suspect due to undiagnosed SAD,) and there is quite literally nothing to do in the area. While this was helpful in allowing me to focus on my degree, it made for a stark, barren life while pushing to my undergrad degree.
2. No Links to Industry
It's common knowledge now that careers are made by who you know as well as what you know. While I left UND with excellent communications skills, the school had not provided any links into the industries I intended to enter. Simply put, the place is just too remote to have the kind of links necessary for undergrads to get their "leg up" to succeed.UND is a lovely school. Unfortunately, its location and its lack of direct links to industry make it a tough sell for anyone not already part of the northern culture.
|Jun 11 2013|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| The aviation department is large, and the name is known by many in the industry. But, bigger isn't always bigger. Here, you're just a number. The flight instructors only care about building flight time so they can move on, not your progress. They were treated the same way, so why should they treat you any different? The faculty are horrible, most are Teacher Aids with no clue on how to teach a class. They're just teaching because its a requirement for them to get their degree. The professors "advisers" don't give a crap if you need "advice". My adviser once told me "This is my second job, do you think I really care about helping you?" Moral of the story is, look somewhere else. Its cold, flat, and boring. Don't come here. Take your money where it can be appreciated!!! |
|Feb 04 2013|| Male --
Class 2000 |