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| The math here is taught predominantly by grad students, who are poor teachers at best. This place lacks a natural sense of common courtesy and the Alumni and towns people act as if the University belongs to them. Residential parking is poorly enforced and those of us that live on campus are often pushed out of our parking lot by those with out permits. Get you associates degree and complete any and all math at another college before coming here. Go to another University if possible you will get more help. I have a GPA over 3.7(over 60 credits) and still feel this way about U.S.U.,. |
This University would benefit from a complete change of all administration. The traditions of mediocrity seem to be passed down continually.
|Feb 20 2012|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| In the mechanical engineering department the undergraduate program is broken into two phases; pre-professional engineering and professional engineering. When you are a freshman and sophomore you are considered to be in the pre-professional program. You then apply to get into the professional program your junior and senior year. So far in the pre-professional program I have observed that practical and hands-on understanding does not matter here. If you are good at reading text books and regurgitating the information on a test then this is the the place for you. If you are a hands-on and/or a visual learner then avoid research universities. The faculty here do not care about your success, in fact, one math teacher I have had said that a 71% CLASS AVERAGE on his last exam was "acceptable". Why is almost failing acceptable? (yes, the math department, who cares nothing about application of math, teaches engineering students how to do their math). The college of engineering recently increased the minimum GPA for admittance into the professional program to all B's and only one C in ONLY math, science, and engineering classes. Generals and non-applicable classes do not count towards or against the GPA requirement. While this is good if you do poorly in generals, it is not good if you need those generals to help you out. The reason for this is due to the lack of teachers. They need some way to "discourage" (according to a faculty member who will remain anonymous) students from taking engineering classes because the university lacks funding to hire more teachers. All the while the university is building two multi-million dollar buildings right now!! My advice is for you to evaluate your learning style and avoid research based universities if you are a visual, hands-on learner. |
|Oct 11 2011|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| As has already been said multiple times--think twice about coming to USU if you're not Mormon. I often find that the majority of Mormons are very friendly on the surface. Once they find out you're not Mormon, they either try to convert you or ignore you. Once the ones who try to convert you finally realize it's never going to work, they ignore you. Of course, they're not all like that, and I doubt the majority of them even perceive that's what they're doing, but being a non-Mormon in Logan can be isolating sometimes. I used to wonder if it was really that bad, or if I was exaggerating things, but then I spent a summer living at the University of Maryland, and it was great! People were so open and seemed much more genuine than here. I had to come back for my last year of school (I'm on a scholarship here, or I would have transferred somewhere else), and I felt a deep sense of dread as I entered the valley.|
That being said, Logan has some excellent opportunities for outdoor activities if that's what you like. The problem is that most of those are only available for the 4-5 months of relatively tolerable weather. The rest of the year is spent in a bitter deep freeze. Some people don't seem to mind it so much, but if you don't prefer the cold, I wouldn't come here.To summarize--most of the Mormons I know seem to really love it here. I'm sure it's an enticing social atmosphere if you're Mormon. If not, I wouldn't recommend it.
|Nov 15 2010|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2011 |