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Not sure why UPJ is getting a bad rap.Political Science
Not sure why UPJ is getting a bad rap. Be honest, it is what it is...a small school in a rural area that happens to be in close proximity to a once larger urban area. Yes, the surrounding area is rural and not aways "fun." Yes, there aren't a lot of raging weekend parties. Sure, diversity is not UPJ's strong suit. If you want fun, parties, diversity, and open minded people, go to Berkeley or Columbia, don't expect to go to the middle of Trump country and find a unicorn.

I was not a local student so it wasn't 13th grade for me. My professors were great, classes were small, dining hall food was good. I'm not the stereotype that many people on here have of folks from the area, but I'm not really, really liberal either...regardless, students were friendly and welcoming. I would recommend UPJ to anyone, but I would also point out that it is what it is. If you know this going in, it won't be a miserable experience because you wouldn't have applied there in the first place.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Little to no diversity.Not so bright
Little to no diversity. The students here are closed-minded and vaguely racist. Also, the faint smell is homophobia is also present. Full of Trump supporters that can't tell their hand from their a**
2nd Year Female -- Class 1920
Useful Schoolwork: C+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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This is by far the worst campus IQuite BrightUndecided
This is by far the worst campus I have ever seen. The atmosphere is nice, but you have cramped rooms with little to no storage space, no air conditioning, disrespectful people in the dorm halls, along with parking lots that don't have lines or aren't even paved. At the same time, the cafeteria serves the same food practically every day, and the snack shops aren't open at decent hours, especially on weekends, and there's not a whole lot of options for off campus dining in the area. For $20,000 a head, this campus is definitely not worth the money. The only good thing here would be the teachers, and mainly just because they are nice people and will try to help you out if you're struggling.
1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A, University Resource Use/ spending: F
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