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| Stay away from the psy graduate program. Dr. Ball is currently trying to keep students from graduating. When you need him you can't find him. You have to hunt him down. No it's not because he's busy he purposely avoids phone calls, emails, ect. He will tell you can do you third semester outside the clinic and then tell you NO he will not accept it. I'm telling you what I know I wish I could put it on the school website. He talks about how people don't like him. Looking back now I know why. |
|May 15 2013|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| When I first went to Commerce, I hated it. Mostly because I was away from family and friends and went to school with a fresh new start. I stayed locked up in my room all first semester, barely talking to anyone but my roommate or going to any parties. It was boring, there was nothing to do and school was the only thing that kept me busy. HOWEVER, I had to learn that college is what you make it. Commerce isn't surrounded with a lot of things to do. You have to make it what it is. |
To be honest, you don't go to college to party all the time and to make a crap load of friends, you go for an EDUCATION. The classes are small enough for the professors to know you by first name and are willing to help you. They actually enjoy teaching.
I transferred my sophomore year because I felt like I was wasting my time at a school that didn't have my major, physical therapy, when really they did. I didn't look into it, I was just in a hurry to get out. They just don't have it when you get to grad school. Now I plan on moving back to Commerce and finish my ungrad degree there then go to TWU for grad school. It really is a good school, you just have to be around the right people and find things to do. But if you don't get out and met people and become involved, you will not like it and complain and want to leave. The only bad thing about Commerce is the surrounding city. But once you get over it being in a small town, there isn't anything wrong with it. It's a pretty campus with great professors and students that enjoy being there. Because if they really hated Commerce like they say they do, they wouldn't still be there.
|Sep 21 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
I am third year music major at TAMU-C, and I am very glad I chose my school. However, I will keep my review objective and honest.?|
?Many reviews are saying that the campus is old and outdated. Many places on campus used to be. However, things are quickly being rebuilt and renovated. It is a great time for the school. There is a new multi million dollar music building that is absolutely incredible (the concert hall was designed by the acoustician who designed the meyerson), there is a beautiful student center and recreation center with tons of equipment and lots of activities every day. There are also new freshman dorms that are beautiful. Not to mention the science building, which is extremely nice as well. There are some buildings on campus that are outdated, but they all seem to be being replaced/renovated...except for perhaps Whitley..it's a bit of a mess. And I hear the family housing is ?bad, too. But I have never been there. However, the campus itself is pretty. Lots of flowers, trees, displays, etc.?
As far as the education I am receiving here, I feel that it is very high quality. I am mostly speaking of the music department, because I am a music education major. The classes are not often easy, but they teach you everything you need to know for tests, and all the work seems geared toward what you really need to know to be a quality musician an teacher. The private voice teachers are wonderful and pleasant, and the piano faculty is great as well. It's a very friendly and personal environment. The band directors and instrumental lesson teachers I have worked with have been a delight. As far as classes outside of my major, I have found most of the classes to be helpful and fair, and the professors will really work with you and help you out.?
Concerning campus life, I think TAMU-C does well. There are many free events hosted by the student center and recreation center, such as Salsa Night, Chinese New Year Party, Halloween Party, Winter Wonderland Party ( to name a few), and the events I have attended have been fun with lots of free items and food. There are also many fitness classes offered at the recreation center for a wide range of skill level. There are also many programs, concerts, and banquets. There are many social organizations to join (Greek and non) for a variety of interests and majors.?
The city of Commerce itself is pretty quiet. If you want to party and drink every night, this is probably not the right school for you. There are several bars in Commerce, but only if you like country music or cigarette smoke. However, there are a couple decent restaurants, and they opened a frozen yogurt bar, bakery, and mini golf course fairly recently. Things in the town seem to be growing--it looks as if more interesting places are up and coming.
-Relatively small campus
-Many opportunities to get involved?
-Professors are concerned for your learning?-The only things suffering here in my opinion are the night life and the older dorms
|Dec 29 2011|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2013 |