ACT College - Comments and Student Experiences
The academics: the reason were all here, or at least according to the school. Overall the school is mediocre, if i could describe my classes it would be "meh" theres nothing special about this school. The best professors are average and the worst ive had are very bad. Most of them suffer from being self absorbed and so high on their degrees and credentials that they ignore any freedom of thought. Not to mention the endless busywork of monotonous assignments that really dont help at all.
Housing: CNU loves to brag about its campus, how nice it is, how nice the dorms are, ETC. The dorms are possibly the biggest scam in this cesspool of a school. You have to live on campus for 3 years or pull some strings. It costs more to live in the dorms than it does to live in the surrounding apartments not to mention while they seem nice at first glance, they are dusty, dirty and rarely maintained. Only dire emergencies call for the repair team, commodities like washers are not repaired quickly not to mention some dickhead might move your stuff out of the dryer before its done so they can put their stuff in. Wifi is terrible and constantly crashes. Get used to the endless sound of leafblowers, lawn mowers and the stupid CNU bell waking you up. Its even worse on holidays. The CNU bells chimes every hour and rings to holiday songs, sometimes it goes on for 5 minutes straight. Imagine trying to sleep through that. The RAs are assholes, theyre the same preppy brainwashed morons the school likes to use for tourguides. They go out of theirbway to try to catch you with alcohol, ignoring the fact that theyre the same age as many of the people theyre snitching on. Regardless of whatever defense you put up, youll most likely be guilty anyways. Oh and dont use the elevators in James river hall, ive been trapped in them multiple times.
Campus itself: CNU is described as the ?Garden in the Ghetto? its pretty, and the grounds seemed to be maintained. Paul trible likes it that way because its all about image to him. The only thing this school seems to do well is maintain its image.
Off campus: welcome to the ghetto, an area of thieves, gangs, drug addicts, and homeless people. If you want to end up on a milk carton or a tshirt just walk off campus at night. I regularly hear gunshots in the distance and recently my car got broken into. CNU PD is more focused on watching the students and trying to write them up than it is about protecting them. Theres practically nothing to do off campus, no bar scene, no clubs, and if you want to go to the beach get ready to drive 25 minutes every time so find a DD.
Social: there are a lot of leftists here, and even a few communists. Overall CNU students are weird, dont leave your dorm room doors open as a freshman, most students take that as an invitation to walk right in. If youre not a girl, or in a fraternity, you will not be able to go to any parties, plain and simple. The inly silver lining is that fraternity dues at CNU are much cheaper than at other schools. The people at CNU are pretty boring, most have flat, shallow personalities, or are extremely manipulative. Watch who you pick as friends
Athletics: the gym is pretty shit, its small and they regularly remove machines, not to mention i hate the new layout. As for our teams, were D3, no one cares about the football team, we only go for the tailgate, not to watch CNU football get its ass kicked for the 100th time.
CNU clubs: good luck starting a club here, the school makes you hop through a bunch of hoops.The only thing keeping me at this school is my ROTC contract and the fraternity. If it wasnt for my friends or my obligation to stay i would have been gone long ago. Feel free to reach out to me if you want to hear any more horror stories about this puppet show of a school.
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