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Tarleton State University really is a good university.Quite BrightMath
Tarleton State University really is a good university. I'm always dealing with math or computers, and the program is fantastic. Expect a good workload, but also expect the professors to let you have extra time to get work turned in. As long as you attend class and make a half-way effort, you'll do fine.
1st Year Female -- Class 2008
Education Quality: A+, Extracurricular Activities: B-
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Tarleton is a great school that continues toBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Tarleton is a great school that continues to grow and improve every year. The instructors here care about their students and are helpful outside the classroom. The CIS department, for example, is nationally ranked, and the agricultural program is one of the biggest in the country. The campus is nice (despite all the construction), and is very safe. It's not a very big campus, so walking to almost anywhere on campus isn't a problem. New buildings and facilites are constantly being built. Right now they're building a new math building and remodeling the library, and soon they'll build a rec center, a new dining hall, and more dorms. The student's here, for the most part, are very friendly and outgoing, and tend to be sexually active (so be careful, or you could catch something). As far as the social scene goes, it's what you make of it. If you make the effort to meet new people and make friends, you can have a good social life. If you just stay in your dorm room and don't talk to anybody, you won't. There are many organizations that you could (and should at some point) get involved in to help you meet people (including fraternities/sororities, if you're interested in those). The only bad things about Tarleton, in my opinion, are the lack of parking on weekdays, and the city itself. Stephenville is in a dry county (so you have to drive 25 miles or more to buy any alcohol) and will take some getting used to if you're from a big city (so if you REALLY don't like living in a rural area, you may want to reconsider going here). Overall, Tarleton is a great school that deserves a lot more credit than it is given.
1st Year Male -- Class 2008
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Surrounding City: C
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I loved my time at TSU.Quite BrightEconomics
I loved my time at TSU. No where can you find faculty who know you by name a year after you take their class. Most of the time you could just walk up to a professor and start up a conversation about anything. I too came here with the intent of leaving for A&M, but as the previous rater stated, the school grew on me. I enjoyed seeing people I recognized off campus at the store, or even on my walk from class to class. You don't get that at the bigger institutions. Given the chance to attend school over I would only choose a different school due to my desire to pursue academic excellence. Not degrading TSU in any means, but if I could go to ANY school it would probably be Harvard or Yale, but alas I am not in the upper class so TSU was for me and am I ever glad it was. If you want to be involved and know everyone you can, if you want to attend TSu and have no one ever notice you - you can do that too. Great school, great people, and pick up truck required. =)
3rd Year Male -- Class 1999
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: D
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