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The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

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This isnt a bad school if you are a hardcore art or science major, you may enjoy the classes. but one thing to consider is that this school is very limited on majors and the majority of the credits you take here will not transfer to other universities. there are also about 2 yrs worth of credit hours of interdisciplinary study courses (IDS) that every student is required to take no matter what the major and these courses will not transfer anywhere. i originally came here to play baseball and now that i no longer play there is no need for me to be here because they do not offer what i want to do. i want to go into sports medicine, but they do not offer that at this university. so im going to transfer to OU where only half of my credits are going to transfer. it sucks but i have to get my degree somehow since USAO does not offer a sports med degree program. most of the ids classes are a joke and serve no educational purpose except for writing I and II. i dont believe that there should be a requirement to take a course like world thought which primarily focuses on ancient chinese philosophy. the campus itself is a joke as well. the living quarters are not worth what you pay and you are required to pay for a meal plan no matter if you use it or not and the cheapest meal plan is over $800. i cannot use my meal plan because im in class through the lunch hours of the cafeteria and im off to work before it opens for dinner. so im basically paying $800 for nothing and there is no way to get out of it. i am upset about that but i do not believe that i am missing out on much. the quality of the food in the dining facility is horrible. salad bar items are not fresh but maybe once a week. i have also, along with other students i know here as well, gotten sick on more than 3 occasions from the food in the dining facility. there is a cafe above the cafeteria, but all of that food is very poor quality as well. unless you like grease, i would not recommend eating there. the dorms are kept on lock down pretty much. the apartments are not worth the $2300 a semester that im paying to live. if there is any maintanence problems in your apartment or dorm, you have to submit a report to the RA (yes event the apartments have RA's) and they in turn submit a request to maintanence and they get to it when they get to it. this applies to everything. i had to wait a semester and a half just to get a new shower head, so in that time i was having to use my other roommates shower. it also took them 2 days to fix a broken toilet that would not flush even after it had been used. so there was a toilet full of urine that sat there. it also took them a week just to get someone up to look at why our a/c was broken and this was in early september, so it was still pretty hot here. so for a week we were living with no air conditioning. maintanence would not help me when i went to there office to follow up on the report which turned out never to be filed. they also regulate alcohol on campus. you can drink but you cannot have anything more than 3.2% alcoholic beverages in your apartmet. the dorms are dry. i was in trouble ($100 fine, semester probation, community service, and substance abuse class) for having a bottle of rum in my room, even though im above the legal age to drink. i figured i was doing the safe, responsible thing by staying home instead of going out to a local bar and then driving drunk. the book store is a joke as well. all of the books are way over priced and there is no sure thing that they will buy them back. i had a friend try to sell back a book last year and they would not buy it back because they said they were using a new edition this year. well this year im in the exact same class he took and they are still using the book that he had. they also did this with one of my history books. and both books were in good condition upon return. for the most part this place is no different than a high school. the community is terrible also. chickasha, ok is not a fun place. it is a poor white trash community, there is nothing to do here and the closest fun town is 45 min away. there are only a handful of restaurants that are not very good and the local bars look like the ones in the movie roadhouse. all in all this school and surrounding community are not a place where you can enjoy your college years
2nd Year Male -- Class 2011
Faculty Accessibility: C, Education Quality: F
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