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| Cleveland State is located down the street from Downtown Cleveland. Although sounding fun, there is not much to do in Cleveland. Secondly, it is completely unsafe with homeless or lower-class men constantly coming up to me on the streets hitting on me. I do NOT appreciate the 6ft black man in a trench coat missing eyes asking me about my body. |
It is a very easy school although very tough to make friends because most students commute. Although Cleveland weather is absolutely terrible, all buildings (excluding the library and other campus services such as parking) are linked together which makes it nice to avoid the cold.
Parking is very expensive, always full, and often far away. this makes it a hassle after driving through downtown only to walk a couple blocks to my class in the freezing rain/snow along with avoiding the frightening non-students walking down the street.
There is constantly construction going on in and around the campus, along with in Cleveland itself, making it very hard to get off the highway to campus, let alone park and make it to classes without running into construction. It is a terrible idea for freshman to attend because there is a hold on freshman that they may not exceed 16 credit hours in a semester, but also have mandatory class that is 1 credit (most commuters fail because it requires around the campus activities at all times of the day) and an optional but highly recommended class titled (Math 087) which is a review of Algebra 1. When scheduled, it say sit is worth three credits but in actuality it is worth none, setting most freshman back at least 4 credits their first semester, and unable to make them up the second due to the hold.
|Jan 30 2014|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2017 |
| CSU is a very straight forward place to get an education. There are organizations that get you involved around campus for both commuters and residence. Sometimes there isn't much to do if you aren't 21, but overall there is fun to be had and there are things to learn. The rec center is pretty awesome to workout at and join intramurals too. I lived on campus to start then moved out of the dorms, but still close to campus in an apartment. Although the dorm rooms are extremely nice, it can get annoying not having certain freedoms. CSU is mostly a commuter school but more people have been moving to campus with the new apartments across from the university. CSU's campus is urban and expanding with new buildings and a growing student body. The library is a great place to study alone or with friends or find information for classes. Like any university, some professors are top notch and amazing teachers, others will make you want to jump off the terminal tower. The engineering school for the most part has quality programs that get you into the working world. |
|Nov 07 2013|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| Cleveland State is great if you are either Black or an engineering student. I'm sorry to put it so blunt, but it's true. The music department sets it up so it is impossible to graduate in four years and then takes away your scholarship after the four years. Professors who barely speak English look to office secretaries to tell them how to handle a student requesting an incomplete rather than handling it themselves. The department itself is overrun with drama, much of it finding its source in the faculty and staff. They have many times allowed students to maintain seething blogs online blatantly attacking fellow students and teachers who have subsequently left the school. It's a venemous place to receive an education, if you want to call it that. As for the university itself, it's a commuter school who is trying its best to pretend otherwise. The school will do everything in its power to make commuters know that they are unwelcome. They are constantly tearing down garages and replacing them with student housing and charge a ridiculous amount of money just to have PERMISSION to park, not necessarily to park, because all of the spots are taken up before a majority of the classes begin for the day. |
|Aug 23 2013|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2014 |