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| I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!|
It's a gorgeous campus (can't beat the beach) with many student resources and clubs... I've made wonderful friends [I suggest freshman live in dorms, I've bonded with so many people]. I was accepted to TAMUCC & Texas Tech and the breezy vibe from this school convinced me to attend here. TAMUCC isn't for everybody, it's average sized which is good for me but I understand people that are looking for a larger, more challenging university, with more school spirit because there isn't lots of it here. However, I'm just here to party and get a quality education, you MUST be involved with the campus activities to make the most of the universities social aspect. I'm undecided but with the student aid I'm sure I'll be guided to the right decision and I recommend this school to people who want a drama-free & fun experience whilst working alongside great teachers for a good education! :)
|Dec 28 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| I graduated as the valedictorian of my high school class, and due to the medical program I was in, I was required to attened a Texas A&M school. Since I live about an hour away, I had to attend this school becuase of finances. This school was a poor excuse for a "university level" campus.|
1. I was extremly happy when I graduated high school, so I could be more challenged in college. I was sorely mistaking. The 'work' was merely copying word-for-word the notes off of the projector that the professor had written. When I asked a professor for chemistry about a concept, he didn't know how to explain it to me. This has happened with several professors.
2. There are some good professors, and then there are those who think that you are a waste of their time, and will see you only as a dollar sign. My biology professor avoided me at all costs, and became borderline hostile with me when I did manage to ask him for help.
3. The Supplemental Intructors, or "SI's" (which are merely 3rd or 4th year students), are supposed to help you grasp the material with tutorial sessions. I was a freshman telling them the information for study groups.
4. There are feral cats. They have a program to feed, spay and neuter these cats. I knew abou the cats, but I wonder where they are getting the funds. ( This was a concerning story when it came out on our local news)
5. There is no beach by the school. Period. You must drive to get to the beach. The water is dirty and polluted. I have lived in this area for 12 years, and we have a hard time even being able to eat the fish that are caught here due to pollution.
6. I dropped out of this school and transfered to our local community college. Now that was the best descision I ever made. It was a complete 180.
7. If you can, ask for an itemized list of expenses. My actual class costs are $1500. I pay over $3500. Hmmm.There are too many other reasons to list. But, if you like getting treated like a 2 yr. old, I would reccomend this school. So, I can say fom experience that this was the biggest and most expensive mistake I have ever made.
|Jan 09 2012|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| I actually really liked this school. There are a couple down points that people have named on here but from my experience most of those have turned out to be good things. The school life is relatively quiet, like there aren't any parties going on and there isn't a whole lot of school spirit but you wont notice unless you are a serious busy body and always have to have something to occupy your time. |
The scenery is absolutely beautiful and I spent most of my time at the beach or hanging out around town. There is nothing better then living on the beach, its always a little windy and it gets pleasantly cool at night. Sometimes it storms really bad and sometimes it feels a little hot, but either way you will end up with a tan and wind blown hair at the end of the semester.
The teachers are really nice and laid back and the work is mostly easy or average, occasionally I got something that I really had to work on, just not often which was a nice change from the community college I started out at. If you really like being competitive, overworked, or stressed out..then this is not the place for you.
I met some of the coolest people while going to this school. There are people from all walks of life going to this school, so the diversity is nice. There aren't any real snooty people or loud party goers. Its also really easy to meet people and get involved on campus, there is something for just about every interest..and if there isn't..you can make one.
Overall I wouldn't trade the experiences I had at this school. The atmosphere was rather relaxed and everything was just pretty great and lots of fun. I even lived on campus and the dorms are not half as bad as they are made out to be. The only real downsides to this school? You'll probably never get your hair straight ever again and there is always going to be sand in your dorm if you frequent the beach.
|Oct 15 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |