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| Lately, I am so disappointed in SRU it's ridiculous. My main problem is Residence Life. Here at SRU, there are so many students that they basically keep Res Life in order the same way they would a boarding school for kids. They yell at you to scare you and get you in line, and they will restrict your access to needs if you get out of line. I lived in North Hall, and we were not allowed access to paper towels in the bathrooms. This was because one or two girls made the bathroom dirty, so we were all punished. We also were threatened with a fine of $200 if those one or two girls did it again. We had our trash can taken away at one point. At one point, the elevator broke, and despite HUNDREDS of calls to maintenance, it took them three and a half months to fix it. Not only that, but you HAVE to purchase a meal plan, and the food is AWFUL.|
As for faculty, I have never been more unimpressed. There are SOME amazing faculty, and I will be thankful to them for a long time. However, there are also some faculty who believe they rule the entire campus. Because of their tenure, they treat you like a number, and they create ridiculous policies to penaiize you for tiny little details that nobody should get in trouble for.
All in all, SRU is a cheap state school. It's a dry campus, so even if you're 21, the only place you can drink is Ginger Hill, where EVERYONE goes and it gets annoyingly crowded. You're treated like an inmate or a child as opposed to a free-thinking young adult. Please, if you have the money, go somewhere better. I would have, but I couldn't afford anything else.
|May 14 2013|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| I thought that I would enjoy my time here at "the rock," and I did during the first semester. I participated in activities, got excited about being an education major, and it was all good. During this second semester, I am realizing just how much I have been forcing myself to be happy. I am not truly happy here because the campus is so spread apart, so it is extremely difficult to get to know people better. I just found the social aspect of living here to be awful. I was not shy in high school, but when I got here I felt like I had no choice but to be. People were not friendly because you probably would not see each other ever again. I hate having all of these people around me because I do not feel a sense of community at all. I have tried so hard to get involved and I have realized that this is not the place for me. I know that I am making the right decision by transferring from here because it is not a "home away from home" at all. I am excited to leave because I need a smaller campus. If you are not a person who enjoys walking 15 minutes to go socialize with other people that might want to talk to you, then don't come here. Although the academics are great, I just don't feel like I belong, no matter how involved I am. There is only so far a good education can go until I need to be truly happy as well. I don't like it here anymore, and it took me a year to realize it. |
|Apr 16 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| i just finished my first semester here at SRU and i absolutley love it here. Some of the negative comments i'm seeing im surprised i transferred from Art Institute of Pittsburgh though and comparing the two is a no brainer SRU is far above AIP in so many aspects. Like the faculty and staff are approachable and very helpful. The class size is small and the class time is perfect for me. |
|May 12 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |