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I was accepted to UIW on a scholarship.Communications
I was accepted to UIW on a scholarship. The only reason I went there instead of St. Mary's is because my brother went to St. Mary's. I came here with such optimism, but one thing I learned very fast is you do not matter if you do not have money. All they want is your money. No one here has school pride because there is nothing to really be proud of. If you walk around campus, you will notice students wear shirts and sweaters from bigger schools. Hardly anyone wears UIW apparel. The administration is rude and the students are very, very stuck up. The students are also a bunch of morons or half-way athletes. Anyone can get in to school here if they can pay.

I made the mistake of trying to work for them after I graduated, which was a big mistake. They ask you to donate money back to the school you work for. The HR department is the worst. Very unhelpful and very, very rude. I cannot recommend this place to anyone nor am I a proud alumnus. I regret coming here to spend my college years.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I love UIW, it has a beautiful campus,Super BrilliantBiology
I love UIW, it has a beautiful campus, my professors are genuinely involved in my aspirations for medical school, and I wouldn't have chosen any other university to attend. The faculty treats you like a person, the classes are no larger than 25 students, and the research that I am currently involved in is exciting and will look amazing when I apply to medical school!
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: B+
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So, let me start by saying I choseQuite BrightAthletics/Training
So, let me start by saying I chose this school due to the fact that I knew I'd get in. I attended community college and had a 3.5 gpa when I transferred. However, I withdrew from many classes during my time there; I figured it would be hard to get into better schools in south Texas.

What a horrible mistake going to this school. I was suckered into the athletic training program by the director at the time. I wanted to go PT, but he insisted that athletic training would be a better fit. So, I pursued the AT program. Words can't describe how bad the program is. They have one professor who actually knows what he's talking about. Another professor that can't ever make it to class, and when he does, he looks like he just rolled out of bed. Lastly, they have another professor who throws things together at the last second. She contradicts almost everything the book says, gives students flawed test questions, and is more focused on her religious beliefs than actually helping students learn. She puts more thought into her class prayer than she does the material she's teaching. When she teaches, its like watching paint dry...she basically reads straight from the power point/book.

I'm going to keep this short and sweet - if you're even thinking about athletic training, here are some things to consider: First, reconsider the profession entirely. Second, go to a different school. Third, don't let any ATC from UIW evaluate your son or daughter. athletic trainers are required to take the Board of Certification test to practice as an athletic trainer. This semester, 8 out of 8 students failed to pass their BOC. Similar schools in the area are handling the test fine, some have a 100% pass rate. Why is UIW lacking? Sit in on a class and you'll find out quickly.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: F
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