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The Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

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Edinboro is in the snowbelt. Enough said. Long, cold, harsh winters.
Most of the professors I have taken are very friendly and willing to help, with a few exceptions(to be expected). Classes aren't terrible, and attendance does count. The advisors are very helpful and make sure you have all the information you need and will help with scheduling down to a T.

Night life/partying? Nonexistent. Even if you are 21, there's 2 small-town type bars that people go to and they get extremely crowded on the weekends. Halloween and homecoming weekends are the only times I wouldn't be embarrassed to have people from out of town come visit as those are the two weekends everyone seems to come out of their shell and go out and have a good time.

Greek life is a complete joke here, which is a shame because I feel it is something I might have been involved with, had I chose to attend elsewhere.

There really aren't any groups or organizations I could see myself joining and enjoying, although I have struggled to get involved thus far. I would consider myself pretty athletic and outgoing, so that's kind of saying a lot. It seems as if you don't dive in and really strive and make it a point to make new friends within the first weeks, everyone has made their established group of friends within a very short amount of time. The students here seem to be very clique-y.

If you're one of those students that is going to have to hold a job while going to school here? Good luck- there are barely any places to work in Edinboro, so you would have to drive 20+ minutes to Erie to get any kind of job with decent hours.

If you choose to live in the dorms, you have to sign a 2-year housing contract. The dorms seem nice at orientation (especially the Highlands) but are built very poorly.

If I could re-do my college experience, I would not go here. I'm all for the "you get out of college what you put into it" but there really is only so much you can put into this school and I'm exhausted from trying to pretend like I made the right decision. I have made a great group of friends and have had some good times here, don't get me wrong, but it's not enough to make me want to stick around.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2015
Collaboration/Competitive: A, Social Life: D-
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Edinboro is an all-access dump, overpopulated by dumb,Other
Edinboro is an all-access dump, overpopulated by dumb, lazy students and a dumber administration. Though I've heard things are improving under Dr. Brown (the new Pres), Dr. Pogue (the old Pres) was corrupt and ignorant and ran the place into the ground. Most of the staff are rude and incompetent and the academic quality is ruined by having no admissions standards. People go here because it's cheap and within driving distance of home. No social life unless you're Greek, Student Activities and Dining suck (and so do the people in charge of them). Maybe Dr. Brown can clean house, but until he does, avoid it like the plague!
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I thought Edinboro would be a create placeQuite BrightUndecided
I thought Edinboro would be a create place to go to school it was close to home and seemed nice. The thing is you cant trust any of the staff unless they are the head of the department. Finacial aid and the busars office screwed me over multiple times each time it eved up costing me thousands of dollars. The last time they gave me false info I lost not one but all of my scholarships and now i cant afford to come back. So dont trust what they say.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Education Quality: A, Individual Value: F
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