Wright State University
Wright State University - Comments and Student Experiences|
food- its all opinion based but I like it, grade A-
campus-the campus is small but large which I like. The tunnels are great and the library is great as well. However the campus does look unappealing compared to other colleges, grade B-
dorms-the dorms are okay, Hamilton hall is close to everything but it looks unappealing, the woods is awful, but honors hall is nice, yes it is a hike but a lot of things and places are at this place, plus the dorms are nice too so grade, B-
administration-it is terrible all the bad reviews about the administration was right. Nobody helps you out, you have to figure stuff out on your own, financial aid office is trash, and the advisers send you loops to get every dime. For example I realized I didn't needed my year long English class, so I wasted my money on that there are problems that they don't want to solve. My grade is F
athletics-it's D1 with basketball but with no football so my grade is C
social/clubs-oh boy this is the worst part about this campus. The social life is HORRENDOUS. Most people commute meaning that they show up and leave and for people living on campus, they show up and go to their dorms and leave EVERY WEEKEND. I stay half of the weekends I get so bored since nobody is here and I end up crying. It is very HARD to make friends. I try so hard to make friends but I couldn't make 1 friend. Don't get me wrong they are nice people and I meet people and talk to them in my classes, but I don't hangout with them because they left campus all the time. Most people talked to their high school friends and don't include anyone else in their group. As for clubs, since I'm an engineer I don't have time for clubs but I have heard mostly some poor reviews. My grade is F-
student body-The student body is awful. it ties in with social life since most people come and go, nobody cares for this school and it makes me sad that the nutter center, which is a huge stadium is awesome place but nobody goes to sporting events and fun events since people come and go and that's the student body. they are nice and fun people but most just keep to themselves and nobody has pride. my grade is F-
party scene-no parties so grade is F
parking- terrible F-
campus resources-it has a rec center and stuff a regular campus has so grade is Boverall- My experience at WSU socially terrible and because of that I was diagnosed with depression. I know I praised the stem department because its good but don't go here. you want to go to a place where you can be happy. I know WSU networks with lots of jobs and internships, which is good, but go to a place where your happy because there is a reason for low graduation rates, retention rates and less hiring. It is because of the awful administration and the sad social life and nobody is happy. My grade for wright state university is a D+/C-
What others say about advisers being unhelpful or generally clueless is not some frustrated student who screwed up themselves and is looking to place blame elsewhere. The advisers honestly are no help. YOU need to know when classes are offered and YOU need to do everything regarding when you are taking classes in the future yourself. Collaborating with fellow students in your major is the best way to go. I started out an education major and often times you needed to apply for things or schedule certain classes by certain dates that you'll never hear about unless you're hounding the college for that information.
When I transferred to communications, I found some professors to be quite good at their jobs, while others are simply living off tenure (most notably the higher ups).
You often see reviews of students saying "This professor has an agenda" or "This professor didn't like me." That happens at Wright State and especially within both the education departments and the communication department.
I've had the head of the communication department tell me she would do what she could to make sure I wouldn't get a job with a local media outlet after graduation.
Many of the top professors in the communication department, which many times there is only one professor who teaches certain classes you need to graduate, have political and social agendas that take over lecture times and then the topic of the lecture that was supposed to take place during class is passed off to you as homework.
I ended up transferring from Wright State to UC. I'm not advertising for my alma mater but I strongly would advise you to look elsewhere. If you want to make Wright State your safety school and then look elsewhere to transfer, that isn't the worst plan in the world. Just be prepared to be your own adviser and teacher while attending.
In non-academic terms, WSU has no social life. Most students work full time and commute. Those who do live on campus leave as early as possible to go home each weekend. Students who attend WSU are the students you probably never really got to know if high school because they weren't interested in much of anything else besides sitting in their room alone. Nothing happens on weekends aside from some sporting events on the other side of campus that you honestly need a car to get to unless you want to rely on WSU's inefficient shuttle system.
If you want to meet people and have that "college experience" you're really going to have to work for it at WSU. Most people aren't here to make friends. They're here to go to class, leave as quickly as possible so they can go to work and then repeat it again the next day.I say this again, look elsewhere. Don't waste years of your life here like I did.