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Tarleton State University

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Most of the students are friendly and considerate.Quite BrightEnglish
Most of the students are friendly and considerate. There are also some faculty that are helpful and seem to really care about you and your educational success. Unfortunately, support staff and the majority of faculty are just awful. I had a very positive experience when I earned my first degree but I am leaving Tarleton after this semester. I leave school almost everyday discouraged and feeling awful. I have a 3.8 GPA, I am not saying these things because I am angry, I just have enough life experience to know that this is not the way college has to be. There are better choices for your educational dollar. Go some place where the professors really care about you. OH, and file your degree plan AND KEEP YOUR COPY, Tarleton is HORRIBLE about adding lots of things at the last minute to keep you there longer. What TSU does have going for it...Stephenville, Texas is a great town. Yes it's small, but it is also clean, safe friendly and close to big shopping if you need it.
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Campus Maintenance: A+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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Good school, but horrible town.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2011
Campus Maintenance: A+, Surrounding City: F
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Horrible school for engineering majors.Quite BrightEngineering Department
Horrible school for engineering majors. The engineering program is AWFUL. There is no where to go for help.. I'm taking Calculus 2 and the math lab could not help me. I came from DFW with a 4.0 transfer, honor's, dean's list, you name it. I get here to continue my engineering program to find out that the majority of the faculty are worthless and horrible at explaining concepts (this applies to 80% of the teachers I have had)

They essentially only have one time slot for every course (at least in math/engineering departments) so if you have work during those hours, OH WELL! Additionally, I have learned more from watching youtube videos by COMPETENT instructors then I ever did sitting in the lectures. These people cannot teach their way out of a paper bag.

Also, surrounding town is boring and depressing. For those of us who are mature students who don't like to drink and party constantly, there is nothing to do. Stephenville has 3 things to offer: Bars, a bowling alley, and a theater that has smaller screens and speakers than my living room... (a dramatization, but you get the point.)The worst mistake of my life was coming here to this school. IF YOUR MAJOR IS ENGINEERING, DON'T GO HERE!!!

1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Campus Maintenance: A+, Education Quality: F
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