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I have lived near Cleveland my whole life.Quite BrightPsychology
I have lived near Cleveland my whole life. I came to CSU from KSU and from the moment I made that decision I have regretted it. Not only did my financial aid take too long to come in the first year, I had to suffer because of that and years later I am still paying the price. I cannot believe that this school stays in business and claims to be a good school.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
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Cleveland State is a Diploma mill with GodBrightCommunications
Cleveland State is a Diploma mill with God Awful Parking. Everyday at CSU you start your day by searching every available lot for a parking space that doesn't exist. They oversell their $240 parking pass every semester, so you end up on a hunt going through every single parking garage getting more and more frustrated, only to end up parking several blocks away at a meter, and sprinting to class. The parking garages actually have street signs with a special Lot Full Light that can be activated, but the people working the garages are all immigrants who don't speak English, and only serve to sit there looking confused and make awkward hand motions when you bitch at them.

I'm in the Film and Digital Media program and it's a huge joke. Each class seems to have an assigned Grades regardless of effort. You know the guys who show up to class twice a month, never do the homework and leave early the few times they manage to make it to class? They get the same grade as you, and you'll most likely be forced to work with them. That's one of the worst things about this school, they love dumping group work on you. Essentially you'll be forced to depend on two unreliable idiots who will be late for everything or not show up at all, have zero input, and seem to be there only to criticize the work you do while contributing nothing. I currently am taking three classes that are covering the SAME FREAKING MATERIAL for the past two weeks. You don't learn anything here, the teachers give you a study guide for every test, and any report you turn in so long as you meet the word count will net you a B at least. I currently have a 3.7, despite my attendance being awful and I spend all my class time surfing the internet. I bet everyone else has the same GPA though, unless they stabbed the teacher.

The students at CSU can be split into two groups: Hipsters and minorities. The Hipsters are pretentious retards who wear thrift store clothes and talk about how superior they are, all while drinking their over priced coffee and smoking their cigarettes. They are all extremely short and emaciated, and have egos the size of the moon. The minorities are what you expect from basic stereotypes. CSU is located in the ghetto, but I'm a tall muscular man so I've never had any trouble. If I was female though, I'd be terrified. You see shady characters all around the school, and I can count the number of times I've seen security on one hand. Anyone can walk into the school and do as they please, there is nothing to stop them. Do not go to CSU! I previously went to Lakeland Community College and received the majority of my education there. I was challenged, I learned things, and most of the people there were pretty chill. CSU is a commuter school, so even if you make a friend odds are high they live an hour or more away from you. The only plus I can think of is the Professors tend to be pretty cool. It's awful nice of them to give everyone in class As they didn't earn.

1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Campus Maintenance: A-, Education Quality: F
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Cleveland State is located down the street fromQuite BrightOther
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.

1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Campus Maintenance: A+, Education Quality: F
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