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I studied Computer Science, Mathematics and also businessComputer Science
I studied Computer Science, Mathematics and also business while at Plymouth. I LOVE learning (even now). I learned a lot while studying at Plymouth. I especially loved Plymouth's awesome Mathematics Professor, Barbara Dearborn, who made Calculus I-IV understandable and inspired me to formally add Mathematics to my existing Computer Science major. Once I got to Plymouth, I began to LOVE learning for the first time in my life so I took as many classes as they allowed and year-round (Plymouth mostly accepted all my summer and study abroad credits because after I got their pre-approval). Plymouth is the first school that first sparked my deep passion for learning which still fuels my career, life and parenting successes even now in my 50s.

If you are just starting out, remember that College is what you make of it. Our choices and actions each day, will add up to who we become. So, if you are fortunate to have the opportunity of college, choose wisely each day. If, you squander the opportunity you are given, by choosing actions toward a path of self-destruction--instead of seeking to grow, self-reflection, self-understanding, self-improvement, self-growth, selfless service, selfless...--then depending on which choices, actions and path you traversed, your outcomes/future will turn out very different. In other words, if one chooses to ESCAPE/RUN AWAY/SQUANDER their life via self-destructive habits of drugs, alcohol, TV, video games, "drama", then one risks his/her bright future, hopes and dreams. On the other hand, if one ignores the negative influences on any college campus and instead surrounds him/herself with people better than themselves in some way (athletically, academically, spiritually, philosophically, self-motivation-wise, study-habit-wise) then you can continue to grow and get better and will more likely not only reach but EXCEED your hopes and dreams for a better life. I originally chose Plymouth because I loved skiing, hiking and its tranquil setting surrounded by breathtakingly mountains, lakes and wildlife. Once I arrived on campus, I enjoyed the breadth and depth of multi-disciplinary academic opportunities, extra-curricular options, and all the free tutoring. My favorite place to live up there was Waterville Estates. I also highly recommend studying abroad and definitely get a Graduate degree after you finish your Bachelors degree. Stay in college as long as you can if you want the rest of your life to be easier. The real world is difficult if you aren't prepared.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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PSU is a school with a reputation forComputer Science
PSU is a school with a reputation for partying that it hates.
The Dean of Students likes to blame unrecognized Greeks for the 44% 4 year graduation rate in spite of how small of a population they make up. The sports teams party act exactly the same as the Greek lettered houses. As a point of advice, the Greek houses don't post there letters for fear of harassment by the local PD.

CS focuses only on programming, and later in the course you get some DBA and networking admin exposure. Most useful thing I learned before working was how to properly trouble shoot, sadly the philosophy courses are more adept then the CS teachers at doing this.

Dorms (except Mary Lyon and Langdon) are small, cramped, overpriced, and shitty. If you torrent, the network is unmonitored (or was at time of graduation) but ask them to make your wall-drop live, you will absolutely love the speed (they forced everyone to wireless).

The older the student the less dickish they will probably be. Freshmen are in general shit people, if your one of the few that aren't, but can't give up smoking pot, or suck at sports, consider the Greeks.

As for how chill the PD are? It depends on the relationship the people in the house have with them. They make up noise complaints when they think a party is getting too big, but they also might legitimately get noise complaints, that's because most rented houses are right next door to townies. Its a shit situation and it doesn't seem like there is an end in sight because the one thing that the locals hate more then the school existing is that people going there might want to have fun.Oh, parking/living. Permits are shitty, move off campus as soon as possible (Lie, cheat, steal) you will love the school so much more once you get beyond packing a towel at the bottom of your door and sneaking a 6 pack past the RA's.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Despite being a "party school", and full ofNot so brightPsychology
Despite being a "party school", and full of some rather assholeish students, this is an excellent place to be. The academics are quite challenging and the teachers are eye-openingly compassionate and patient. With the exception of some egotistical and too personal art-department professors who teach courses that first years are forced to take, the teachers for the most part grade quite fairly, and treat students like equals. This university has a large focus on mental health and student well being, and this message is spread all throughout the campus, and each student really feels cared about. Despite being filled with many students who simply want to be hedonistic and party, this is a great university and would not choose to go anywhere else.
1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B
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