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| I've jumped around many schools over my educational years in grade, middle and high school and I thought Shawnee would be another phase in this process but so far it has turned out to impact me in the greatest positive way yet. Graduating in the near by high school here in Portsmouth, I was already aware of Shawnee as a university with potential for itself and it's students. College is what you make it here, students that are antisocial will hate the friendliness this campus offers. This college is underrated, and the developments in the video-game field is impressive for such a tiny area, and I've heard wonderful things about our health-care degrees. |
Social life is contained almost exclusively on campus because Portsmouth isn't at a college friendly level yet, but that is slowly coming about with a hooka bar being opened just recently and the super strict laws on narcotics passed in the city about a year ago. Negative reviews will fail to point that out, but with any town there will be vices lingering around. This school is also honest about this position and coming transitions. I've never seen any pretension in staff and they only seek to help a student's success, that is from my experience in my freshmen and sophomore classes.
The cafeteria is bland however, but they will feed you, but there is an awesome mexican restaurant near by Toro Loco that acts as a wonderful alternative, and other such commercial restaurants and a movie theater near by. To find great fun, befriend an in-town student for the music underground scene in Portsmouth, especially if you enjoy punk/metal.
My major English of looks promising, but so far I've made greater advances in my two minors of Spanish and Music that has extremely friendly staff and will always be able to give you individual attention, especially as you advance in these fields. Unfortunately, neither of these come in a major. Shawnee still offers plenty of bachelors degrees with great educational quality.
|Nov 20 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| SSU had me jump through multiple hoops in regard to financial aid. It was as if they wanted me to pay out of my pocket out of spite. Professors are hit or miss. Get into a class early to get the good professors. It's a wonder that some professors are still even there (one of my current professors is pretty proud of having never given an A to anyone in this class). There's not much time to talk to professors as their office hours are almost nonexistent. Barely any parking space around Kricker. I don't feel safe walking back to my car after night classes because it takes forever for security to get to a location. SSU's website is never up to date and there is almost no information on clubs and organizations whatsoever. I don't feel like a degree from SSU will be worth much. |
|Sep 02 2012|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2014 |