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So, I went to Southern because I wantedAverageArt & Design Department
So, I went to Southern because I wanted to attend an Adventist University and they also offered the degree I wanted to go into. Our first year, the competition started where professors would praise people in class and tell other students to be more like them. By sophomore year, if you weren't already showing progress, professors had absolutely no interest in helping you. My junior year was when everything really went south. There was a dispute about a collaborative project within the animation department and if you were against the original idea, you were ostracized and then guilt tripped into working on the project rather than being allowed to work on your portfolio. It was a NIGHTMARE. The original project would be made on brand new program and the idea was too big for the students who were just starting to learn it. When many students voiced their complaints, our professor called us lazy and told us we didn't even deserve a peptalk. THEN senior year, we worked on our portfolios and talked about getting our first jobs. BUT we didn't have any opportunities to meet with recruiters from any studios or any form of networking available to us. I didn't even learn about recruiters until a whole year after I graduated. Once you graduate, it is almost impossible to get a job unless you are a technical animator and work with either rigging or coding or vfx. The placement rate is like 5% (in other words: Terrible). My recommendation is if you are interested in animation, RUN (all the way to California and attend school in a good location). Don't waste your money AND be unemployed.
4th Year Female -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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I just took the ETS exam and scoredAverageBusiness - Management and Administration
I just took the ETS exam and scored a 147. Our school pushed the narrative that we are apart of higher education, and we certainly pay alot for it. Nearly $30k per year, with VERY strick campus policies. Ok did not feel like I was prepared for graduation, the ETS exam, or got my money's worth. Very disappointed
5th Year Male -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Innovation: F
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Southern Is going to be what you makeBrightPhysical Therapy/Exercise Science
Southern Is going to be what you make of it. Keep in Mind this is a Private Christian Seventh Day Adventist University so of course the average partying, drinking, and raves are not going to exist in such an atmosphere. I worked for the Dorms and I will say that the females got alot less slack than the males and were more strict than the males which was sad but again SDAs are known to be shallow and sheltered. The reason most of the campus and faculty treat the students like children is because they are responsible for what happens to the students. Ifa girl pops up pregnant the school is responsible and potentially can be sued. SO with that being said I would say the campus life is mild and bland from other universities I have visited esp with the curfews but again its a SDA Private Uni.I wouldnt recommend this Uni for the older students or less sheltered students but for those leaving the academies you'll fit right in this is where your parents would want you.
4th Year Female -- Class 2012
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Social Life: C-
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