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| I am a second semester transfer student who resides on the Madison campus. I'll sum up the social life here in one word BORING!!!! The school never has anything to do here. When I looked into transferring here the admissions people and the tour guides basically lie through their teeth. They tell you that there is always something to do on campus but the truth is there is NEVER anything to do here. Everyone goes home on the weekends as evidenced by the lack of cars in the parking lots and the limited hours food is served in the cafeteria.|
I was told that there would be special orientations for transfers to meet each other and that was so FALSE. The orientation that was held on campus before school started did nothing to help the students meet each other-it was strictly information and sitting with your parents The freshman students were able to move into their dorms several days before school started and were required to attend orientation meetings for a few days, but transfer students did not have any orientations or anything to help meet other students. I moved into an upper classman dorm one day and the next day classes began. There was nothing planned to help meet other transfer students or any other students. I was told to join clubs to meet people, but the club sign up day was a week after school started and the only clubs that were presented were the Greek life clubs and the cancer society club. Not much to choose from if you're not interested in Greek Life!!!!
There are a few parties at the pub on campus that are run by fraternities but the students have to be over the age of 21. I don't get why these parties need to be for 21 and over, considering the fact that most students who are that age are either seniors or graduate students. The bulk of the students are not allowed to go. The only other things that the school lists on their calendar are sports events. There are no theme nights, no meet and greets, no special trips planned - basically nothing. I guess thats why everyone goes home every weekend and a lot of people even go home on Tuesdays and come back Wednesday nights (There aren't a lot of Wednesday classes.) If you are looking to get the full college experience don't come here!!! The campus is really pretty, the buildings are really nice, but there is basically no social life!!!
|Feb 11 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| I was a transfer student with a 3.9 GPA so I was reeled in by their very generous academic scholarships and the fact that they were waiving the application fee (I figured I had nothing to lose) but don't fall for it like I did! |
I dropped out of this school before I even enrolled in classes for my first semester because of how I was treated by the advisers and their nasty secretaries! They were quite rude, no two people gave me the same information (plenty of contradictions), they spoke down to me, and I decided that my money was better spent elsewhere. After I sent them a letter to inform them that I was no longer interested in attending, they came after me for "broken contract fees." At that point, it was $200 well-spent to keep them from ever harassing me again.I'm much happier at my new school, which is in Newsweek's top 10 National Universities. I definitely didn't feel like I had to take their rudeness. It's a shame, because I really liked their charismatic president and the nice cafeteria workers.
|Jan 15 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2010 |
| I regret attending FDU. The worst engineering faculty I have ever met. My grades were low at first until you learn the trade of the game. Teaching staff are not friendly. They are friendly at first because you get impression you are paying for your education so they have to be nice to you sometimes. Once you are in the academic game you get the idea the only ones that get the teaching are the international students who studied engineering and prefer solving the problems their way. Some of the new teaching staff can pretend to act cool but eventually you will learn they are doing things just to save their job. By the time you graduate most of the things you learnt aint going to matter when submitting your job applications. Avoid Silver, Pappano and Reinish. I aint surprised if one of them are curious to know why students are nice to them since if the professor likes you or you act do nice things you get a pass grade. You probably havent learnt anything so transfer out and dont be tempted by that big financial aid they offer. im transferring soon and i heard nasty things about the computer science faculty. allegedly among students some of the professors got kicked out of their jobs and ended here. Avoid Operating Systems, Math Foundations, and Database. I should have gone to Rutgers instead. Plus the social party scene is quiet and nothing happens. |
|Dec 27 2008|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |