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The West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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Poor computer science program.Quite BrightComputer Science
Poor computer science program. half of the classes consisted of reading code printed paper while listening to professor read the code and comments out loud. (Java class, Epstein) Working on code together was founded upon. Having going into the program without prior programing experience, I also left without the confidence to acquire a job in the industry.
5th Year Male -- Class 2014
Campus Maintenance: A, Education Quality: D-
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Be Careful and Research.BrightKinesiology
Be Careful and Research. A lot of sites take down the negative reviews, but do not be fooled. Throughout this keep in mind that I am in-state, a POC, a female, and achieved above a 3.0 at this school. This school is money hungry, they keep adding coursework and hoops especially for the Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine areas. They allow almost anyone in and keep anyone who has good grades. This means, sexualt assaulters, violent, or problematic people are people they will fight for even if they act horribly. This endangers many on campus. For a POC, conservative mindsets plague the environment which means racism, homphobia, and sexist atmospheres are prominent. For example, the local wing shop has been investigated for racial slurs and homophobic slurs have been written on boards. Back to the coursework, the gen eds are meant to weed out people which sets them back and forces them to pay more or be kicked out entirely. A friend who was not notified that she was on academic probation, IMPROVED her GPA and was still kicked out to maintain success rates and grades. Other issues: not diverse, small town and not much to do, suitcase college where everyone lives close enough to and DO go home all the time, and no credibility or prestige outside of Central PA.
1st Year Female -- Class 1921
Campus Maintenance: A+, Surrounding City: F
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West Chester was my top choice, and IQuite BrightCommunications
West Chester was my top choice, and I was initially very excited to go there. The first thing I noticed right away was how terrible the social scene there is. I love going into town and doing things there, but the students are so self-absorbed and care about nothing but themselves. It was almost impossible to make friends in my four years there, because everyone who I thought was a friend was shallow and two faced. I was stalked by three different men while I went to West Chester, one of them in my freshmen year, and two of them in my senior year. My freshman year, campus public safety was really on top of it and helped me get a restraining order against the guy. My senior year, they took care of the first guy, but never caught the second one. He continued to stalk me for a while and I ended up being one of the timely warnings everyone gets emailed about. This was the most severe case I had but my other stalkers never touched me, and public safety brushed it to the side and never found the guy. For all I know, he's still at large and doing the same thing to other women on campus. I feared walking around at night and would call a cab to drive me back to my apartment when it was too late at night. My advice, carry pepper spray or something and be very careful in the area. On a separate note, the theatre department at West Chester is terrible. They are some of the most over-confident, egotistical, and non-inclusive people I've ever met. They don't like newcomers and only talk to people who are outrageously outgoing like they are. If you're shy, you will never be socially accepted in the theatre department and you'll feel like an outcast.
4th Year Female -- Class 2016
Surrounding City: A, Social Life: F
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