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| School atmosphere is horrible. For the most part nothing to do. Segerated when it comes to school. Most people that go to the school are from small town very close minded and racist. Not much to offer people of color. Not much to offer from campus. If your an alcholic and don't careabout your safety perfect school for you. Residence life nor campus security ever do their job all they do is be a pain in the ass. |
|Nov 22 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| I am very happy with my decision to attend CSR. The student body is great, the faculty, especially in the science department, are amazing. I would say that my favorite part is the small class sizes. If you don't like having to actively participate in class, then Strose probably isn't the school for you. Geology is a very hands-on major, but many of my liberal ed classes were discussion-based as well. I wouldn't go so far to say that the school "holds your hand" and does not prepare you well enough for real life. Instead I would say that the faculty emphasize the importance of networking and will help you establish excellent professional connections. |
Yes, parts of Albany are dirty and unsafe, but that goes for all cities. There are also beautiful and safe parts of the city, and there is so much to do if you take the time to look, especially with the CDTA buses being free with student ID's. Strose security does a good job keeping the students safe, but wandering off campus in the middle of the night is not a good idea no matter where you go to school. Also, as annoying as the limited parking/expensive parking permits are, it's a trade-off for wanting a school in a city.
People get annoyed that we have prof's with thick accents, but I think we're incredibly fortunate to have such a diverse faculty. Every international professor I've had has never had a problem repeating themselves if a student didn't understand them. In fact, it's appreciated.
I will complain as much as the next person about how expensive everything is, but when it comes down to it Strose is a private college and they need to get their money from somewhere. I don't think I've ever met a college student that doesn't think they're paying too much...
Many of the liberal ed classes we have to take can be frustrating and irrelevant, but they're not bad if you make the best of it. I mean, you did sign up for a Liberal Arts school...No matter where you end up, your education will be what you make of it. Thanks to my department, I am very confident that I will succeed in the professional world!
|Jun 05 2013|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| I am very happy with my decision to go to St Rose. I came in as an Education major and changed to Geology my second semester. The Geology program here is great. It's very small so you get lots of attention from the professors. We go on many field trips and get tons of field experience. As far as the liberal ed classes, some of them are annoying but they're interesting if you keep an open mind. When I was applying to St Rose I was a little concerned by the high acceptance rate, thinking that they let everybody in. I couldn't have been more wrong though-- the students here are for the most part smart and focused... and those that aren't usually don't come back the second semester. Everybody here is so nice and the school is small enough that you always see people you know walking to class, but big enough that everybody doesn't know your business. I also recommend doing a Pathways program freshman year. There's a bunch you can choose from and it's a great way to meet people and learn your way around the school before the year starts. You also get to move in early, which is a huge plus. There's an Adventure one, an Art one, and a Community Service one. I have a really close group of friends from doing it and it's definitely the best decision I made (besides choosing to go to St. Rose)! |
|Mar 01 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |