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My number one mistake upon going to this campus was arriving with high expectation. |
I expected the student body to be up-beat with "Aggie spirit" and have a mature eager attitude toward learning. You can in turn expect a student body similar to that of a middle school, an awkward mix of kids who act as if they are in summer camp, away from their parents for the first time.
Education- overall that of a public high-school. Library closes at 1am, so no place to study after that. Professors ditzy (one even lost one of my tests), poor english, more concerned with their own studies, show high lack of interest in their actual class. wi-fi absolutely awful all around campus.
Social life- Non existent. after about 9pm, you can expect students to be tucked away in their dorms, watching tv or playing xbox. during the weekends, the campus feels like a ghost town. Never been to a real party, because what these students call a "party" is really just a small get-together
Students- mostly small town, seems like they come from highly sheltered upbringings. don't care to academically challenge one another, and really don't care about grades at all. Most seem highly depressed, bored and unmotivated. Best way i can describe a typical student's feeling about this place would be that of a caged animal in a grey damp room having nothing to do but run around in circles, and having plastic to eat.
Campus- gloomy, old, floods often, no food after 7, small, construction everywhere, not very attractive
Dorms-old,moldy, damp, cold, small, overall not comfortable
Faculty/Staff- two words.... Complete Joke .... (although would recommend Meredith as a councilor though, she seems to be the only one who really cares, and doesn't feed u this "galveston is better than College Station,so don't leave" B.S, if fact, she went to cstat)when attending this campus, i guarantee you will hear "galveston carries the same traditions as College Station, just a smaller campus" i honestly forget im even at an A&M affiliated campus sometimes, no one has ever said "Howdy" to me, no one wear school shirts, and i feel out of place if i do,the corps is not serious in the least, defiantly not what id expect from an A&M school.
|Jan 13 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| I've attended Texas A&M Galveston for three years now, and will be graduating in May. I will be receiving a bachelor's in Marine Biology. Although at first I very much enjoyed my time in TAMUG, as the years progressed I was forced to add more and more negative associations with the school. Starting with the living accommodations, it grew to a parking issue, a lunch issue, then to a professor problem, and finally then to an administration problem. |
The dorms are disgusting, they are cinder block prison cells. There are mold problems in the bedrooms, and the bathrooms never look clean no matter how much you try. The lighting is depressing and the walls peel off.
The parking issue is another big problem, TAMUG's growing student population was been largely ignored when it comes to parking availability. There have been multiple times where the only parking available was inside the teacher lot. If you wish to find a parking spot, be sure to arrive at around 8 AM or your going to be out of luck. TAMUG has recently began construction on a new dorm building, although a good it has removed a huge portion of the parking available to students.
When I first arrived at TAMUG having a meal plan was somewhat convenient, but as the student population has grown getting into the cafeteria is just as hard as finding a parking spot. Ignoring the high cost of a meal, the food has become more tasteless each year. In order to receive a warm meal you have to arrive as soon as the food is served or your going to be out of luck.
Even though the professors, in most cases, are very knowledgeable in their fields they don't care at all when it comes to the students. Professors can be very condescending and will make you feel so small when you go to them with questions. I've also had an issue with a professor who was unhappy with the university and took it out on his class. Then there is Dr. Kanz, he has no interest in his students learning the material. The tests are beyond ridiculous and some of his jokes are borderline inappropriate.
The administration is fine if you never need anything or have an issue with anything. When I was unable to enroll for a senior level class, because they had allowed freshmen to enroll in it, I was told by the head of my department that I could wait and take it next year. I was highly upset by the fact that I was told to hold back my graduation for one class, that should only be available to graduating seniors. I felt like I was treated as an insignificant student, since my tuition checks were soon going to come to an end. I feel as though all TAMUG and Texas A&M College Station care about is money and not their student population. My latest problem with the university is that they refuse to solve a block on my schedule. The block on my schedule is due to the fact that the university owes me money. And in usual Texas A&M fashion they refuse to solve the problem, I've been calling them for three weeks now and I'm nowhere closer to solving my problem. I'm so frustrated and upset that I have spent so much of my time and money on a school who's only concern is profit. If I could do it all again I would not attend this university or any other associated with Texas A&M. If you want to be seen as more than a walking paycheck, do not attend this university or any other Texas A&M school.
|Aug 24 2011|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| I graduated from TMA, the maritime branch of the school. TMA is the cheapest of the state maritime academies, and it shows. The ship is nonworking and probably always will be. The (maritime) teachers are, for the most part, nice people and fairly easy to work with. Some of the general academia profs are pretty good too (I recommend Lawhon for history) but taking physics and calculus at Tamugly is pretty rough.The biggest issue I ran into was housing. The campus dorms aren't too bad at all, but the recently acquired "Cell Blocks" are pretty dismal. We discovered (during my stay) that the management was leaving the thermostat on 82 degrees in the last weeks of the Spring semester a couple years ago. Why? There was no reason for it. The wifi never worked and the cable was a cruddy patch in from the main campus. Moving off campus isn't really an option unless you're over 25, married or just very slick in the way you operate. If you've got a spouse or age, you'll fit in perfectly at TMA, btw. The average age is somewhere in the upper 20s. |
|Jun 19 2011|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2010 |