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| Alright- let's get down to the nitty gritty. |
Pros: cheap, caring faculty, FREE tutoring, FREE labs, FREE gym, FREE writing center, accessible faculty, lots of new buildings and majors are being added because of the increase of students.
Cons: Parking is a joke. However, they've tried to compensate with adding a parking garage... but I haven't seen anyone actually use it. Also, the amount of adjunct faculty really is staggering. It's unusual to have an actual professor. While sometimes this provides a different pragmatic approach to learning, it also sometimes provides dumb instructors who don't know what they're doing. I have often thought "I could teach this course."
Most instructors often cater (to an extreme) to the students. I have had several instructors ask the students what they wanted the course requirements to be. One actually agreed that we would have a "if you're here, you get credit" FINAL. If you do well often comes down to how much you can get the instructor to bend in your favor. Good for students who want to slack off, not good for students who actually want to learn and work hard for their education. Starting off at this university will give you incredibly unrealistic expectations about how difficult college really is.
Social life is lacking, and there is absolutely NO school pride. Often people are hesitant to even tell people where they go to school. It's that bad. There's also no sports. I suppose we have teams, but no one goes because it's expensive-- even for students. Overall, if you really have no where else to go and have a pulse, this University is for you. Or if you're planning on transferring, go for it! But, don't expect to take away a lot from UVU.
|Sep 11 2013|| 5th Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| I was very impressed with the curriculum at Utah Valley University. I'm graduating this semester with a BS in English Lit, but I'm planning on staying and getting another degree in Behavioral Science. |
I feel that I was challenged enough for me to learn, but not to the point that my college career was ruined for me. My brother attended BYU and he was so stressed that he had no time for even a part time job, and he couldn't wait to graduate and get out of college. My teachers are understanding, I'm able to have a full time job, and I really don't want to leave.
I really like how the school prepares you for your life after college. I actually never expected to have a job in the future utilizing my English degree, but now I almost want to quit the job I have now to persue something in a related field. Some of the teachers can be arrogant, but I almost feel like they deserve to be. Even though they are full of themselves, they're still willing to help their students.
|Oct 16 2011|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| This University is the largest, fastest growing University in the state but is also the least funded. You encounter lots of problems when it comes to using the latest and greatest. I have been told multiple times about the broadcasting department requesting 120k for new cameras and only getting 30. You deal with what you get though and they certainly have. The Digital Media department is fantastic though. All the teachers are knowledgeable and experienced in what they are teaching. I have had classes taught by legitimate Hollywood producers, directors, and editors. You learn from practical experience and getting out and participating in activities with your classmates. Summer boot camps are held where students come and film a medium length film with the teachers in a professional style environment. Broadcasting is done each semester and the School is just starting to get legitimate in that. This semester multiple games are being broadcast nationally on Fox Sports, and the students direct, produce, shoot, and organize the broadcast with very little help from the teachers. It seems daunting, but the way everyone is so open and helpful about it is fantastic. There is no rather school I would rather be at. |
|Sep 16 2011|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2013 |