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I had the misfortune of enrolling in ubBrightChemistry
I had the misfortune of enrolling in ub from 2003-2013 for an undergrad degree in chemistry. there, I took classes part time (usually 8-11 credit hours) and worked full time to pay. still after taking two years off to work, it took me almost 8 years to complete. the rates per credit hour were reasonable, which was good. and the only good, I might add. the rest was hell. first, everyone there hated the school and each other. honestly I thought everyone was going to shoot each other in dorms at night.

dorms- parties 24/7, even at night. no way to study or get any work done. last few years I had the bright idea to move out and live a normal life in an apartment in Amherst. that was another sad tangent to this story which shall be talked about later.

libraries- the desks were full of graffiti, chewing gum (YEARS old), various bodily substances can be seen on the carpets, desks, and chairs everywhere. although they are quite quiet to study, just bring along some nitrile gloves and disinfectant.

classes- the professors genuinely hate you. seriously, they want you to fail and hate anyone who asks questions. the professors in general hate everything and everyone, including you. god help you if come to them during office hours with a question. the teaching assistants speak really really broken English and can be totally incomprehensible. but they can be your ONLY ally to pass courses.

parking- its a warzone. if you get to the parking lots early like before 9am, you can get a parking spot. but if you don't, then there's no hope for you other than an hour of frustration.

campus police- one time my girlfriend who was a smart enough to not enroll at ub, dropped me off at one of the circles on the north campus, we parked and chatted for like 2-3 minutes since I needed to kill a few before class, when the police showed up behind us ready to issue a parking ticket till we hugged and said goodbye. attacks on students happen all the time from the cretans in buffalo.

social life- I worked all the time full time so I met a lot of people at work in the buffalo areas. virtually all were good people so I made a few friends. inside of ub though, most students were very focused and committed. partied were nonexistent, the frats and sororities were boring and stupid. so yeah, get a job off campus to make friends and party. the parties in Canada rocked though!

finally, I tried to transfer out but found out that anywhere I tried none of the classes for chemistry of physics were accepted anywhere else. I felt like I was in a star trek episode, beamed down to a planet and now realizing I can't leave. after leaving there, I entered therapy for putting up with all this for nearly 8 years. so yeah, don't go there please. life is too short to put up with this bologna.

5th Year Male -- Class 2013
Surrounding City: C, Education Quality: F
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If you live in Governors we don't haveAverageBusiness - Management and Administration
If you live in Governors we don't have a lot of social events here, in ellicot there are lots of events mostly in the weekends not everyday. I hate the fire drills in governors because I once went out with flip flops when it was really cold when I was in the dining center. We had to walk near the campus and into the buildings for warmth, in ellicot the buildings are not that far from each other, so if you have a fire drill and your cold, you can just go to another building which is really not that far for shelter. The good thing about living in governors is that it's close to your classes and much quieter than ellicot. The housing how it's set up, sucks like hell. The furniture in the rooms are put weridly like the outlet is suppose to be behind the tables not under your bed and which sucks because UB doesnt allow long extention cords. They should have a curtain or a wall in the room because me and my room mate don't sleep at the same time, and the light from our laptops bothers us. The light from our laptops bounces off the room, so when shes doing work in the room, I can't sleep and etc. The housing system really sucks because I moved three times already within less than 2 months while I was here and it's so hard repacking all your stuff and unpacking it even with your friend's help. They should literally install a curtain right in the middle of the room. So, sometimes me or her have to go outside to do work when either of us needs to sleep, but in the hallways even if there's a desk and chair for work, it's still cold. Why don't they have heaters out at the halls when Buffalo is known for it's cold weather? I like how we can control the heat in our room though, but it would be nice if we have access to heat everywhere in the residence building. UB has a lot of diversity, but it doesn't work that way because people will just hang out most of the time with their own ethnic groups. Some people won't help you, sometimes the faculty member put in information wrong. The health center here is really good, you don't have to wait long and they always have free stuff on the counter. The education here, they give a lot of homework that you find yourself not having a lot of free time, or you have to make free time. Here, the only breaks you get is Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Winter Break and Spring Break. You don't get a day off on Veteran's day, Lincoln's birthday, you don't even get a day off if the pope came, however winter break is a month off though. If your struggling, there are tutoring opportunities everywhere, in every residence building there is a tutoring center. I like the events here like learning how to make pillows, the food is good too, but the work is tedious depending on what classes you have of course because some classes drop your lowest test score. There's shuttle buses free of charge if your a UB student. Overall, I'm going back to the city because of what I experience in this school. I don't recommend going to this university if you don't love the cold. You should live off campus to avoid fire drills, and maybe have your own room and sleep or study whenever you want. Honestly, don't come here unless your a heavy sleeper because I get bother by the noise and the light because some room mates forget to turn off their T.V's. The residence building charge you for changing rooms on the first month because they also have to figure out where to put the overcapacity students.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Scholastic Success: A+, Useful Schoolwork: D-
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I entered UB as a freshman and haveBrightBiology
I entered UB as a freshman and have attended ever since. I never made the decision to switch schools, and will be here till i graduate. Although it may appear as though I am doing well here, I have made the Dean's list every semester while Pre-Med and a double major; It is a daily struggle to tollerate this university. The only thing I like about this school is the fact I've been here so long that I know how it operates and am used to it here. I have never once felt as though I belonged to the school, most of my classes are 400 kids + and that has not changed in the three years i've been here. Most students are nothing more than a number at this university. I made the choice to attend college and get a degree, and that is what im getting, but if you want to enjoy your time at college I would consider options other than this university.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2016
Surrounding City: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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