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This school gave me AIDS.Not so bright
This school gave me AIDS. Don't come here. The entire school is wrapped up in the 'Cult of CNU.' Everyone outwardly strives to show everyone how great and happy everyone here is, where the reality couldn't be further from true. If you come to CNU you better be planning to spend a few thousand additional dollars per year to buy your friends at the greek life auction. You want good wifi? Don't even think about it. Power outages, in numerous faulty fire alarms going off at 4am, not being allowed to legally drink when you're 21, and inevitable depression are just some of the fun perks you have to look forward to if you choose to attend CNU. Last year, a girl jumped out of a fourth story window in one of the residence halls. CNU wouldn't want to tarnish their record with a suicide on their hands so they made up a bullshit story about there being an accident. We all knew the girl and we all knew it wasn't an accident, there were plenty of witnesses. Dont buy into what the tour guides are selling, they are reading you a script designed by the university to sell you a faulty product. They only choose the bubbliest and fake individuals they can find to shit rainbows out of their mouths. The food is horrible and every week is the same menu. and you can only eat during three very slim unaccommodating time frames that do not allow for you to eat when you would prefer to eat. The PLP shit is a joke and leadership is a fake field of study. don't do it if you have a functioning analytical brain. the dorm rooms themselves are much nicer than any other universities dorms and are the one positive aspect I would attribute CNU. That fact is shadowed by the paper thin walls and hallways designed to carry noise like trumpets. don't you dare think about playing music in your own room or laughing too loud, as you will find RAs knocking at your door every day complaining about noise violations. instead of allowing students of legal age to peacefully consume alcohol safely in their own rooms while playing videogames or watching movies, Trible and Co. would rather have freshman girls walking miles out of the CNU bubble into the dangerous territory of Newport News. Above all, CNU's mission is to inconvenience you in small but numerous ways, increasing in number and magnitude over the course of four years to precondition you into accepting the reality that life is meaningless and nothing you will ever do is good enough. When I was asked what drew me into this school, I always referenced how nice and fresh the grass had looked on my tour. It only takes about a year before you realize that the grass at CNU is actually spraypainted green, and is in fact dead and wilted underneath, just like the students who attend CNU.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: B, Education Quality: F
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In all honesty, CNU sucks.Quite BrightPsychology
In all honesty, CNU sucks. They do not care about the students at all, their only priority is having the statistics to look good to potential customers. Throughout my time here I have frequently been denied access to the classes I need to graduate on time because they are accepting new students faster than they can grow their faculty and campus to accommodate them. All they want is your money. If you can, go anywhere else. CNU is a complete waste of money.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: A-, Education Quality: F
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My review of CNUBrightSociology
My review of CNU
This review is aimed at highlighting the most attractive and unattractive aspects of CNU as an institution from my point of view as both a student and a young adult.

First, I would like to explain who I am as a person, because some people truly love CNU and I am frankly not one of those people.

I am currently a sophmore at CNU and came from a high school in northern virginia (as most student here did) that had a graduating class about as large as my class here at CNU. I chose to come to CNU for two reasons, 1) I couldn't afford out of state tuition at ECU, and 2) I didn't want to dissapoint my parents by attending Radford (haha). My ideal college would have been one that was larger (like JMU or Tech), but nevertheless I came to CNU with an open mind despite some harsh criticism from friends back home. Also, I consider myself to be very intelligent, however I lacked motivation and work ethic in highschool which is why I wasn't able to get into JMU or Tech.

Students at CNU
Let me say first off that I've met some great people here. People that I have become friends with that will last the rest of my life. However, that being said, there are a majority of others who I just don't fuck with. Students here are either very religious, socially awkward, boring, or some combination of the three. My hall freshman year was filled with some of the most unappealing people to be around socially that you could imagine. The kind of people who would sit in their rooms on a Friday night and watch twilight kind of people (sadly guys and girls). The kind of people who would unmistakably judge you for walking back through the halls looking high/drunk on a weekend or tell you that they "used to drink in highschool" kind of people.

Housing is possibly the worst part about CNU. I don't care how "nice" the dorms are compared to other schools. The bottom line is that they're DORMS.? And if you don't know already, CNU has a mandatory 3 year on campus requirement which is absurd. While students at other schools are getting apartments or houses with friends their sophmore year, students at CNU are frantically trying to sign up for their spot in an on campus dorm room. What if you don't sign up in time? Tough luck, you're getting randomly placed in a room next year. Also, given that CNU is a dry campus, if you are an occasional drinker like me you are bound to get caught at some point by the RA'S. (HALL WALKS AT 9, 10, AND 12 EVERY NIGHT) so get used to that. Also, get used to waking up in the morning to leaf blowers outside your window at 730, or dump trucks slamming open the dumpsters because I am telling you, that shit becomes life.

Don't get me wrong, the education is good here. CNU gives you every opportunity to succeed academically. The classes you the are mostly 30 person classes. I personally prefer larger, lecture type classes but that's a preference. Also, there is an attendance policy so you can't skip even if the class comes easy to you and don't need to be there every time. (Sucks)

Social Life
join Greek life, plain and simple. There is absolutely no party scene outside of Greek organizations. But don't get too excited, CNU just implimented a new rule that says no house (east campus housing, basically apartments for upperclassmen that is still considered on campus) can have all members of the same greek organization. They must have at least one other student living in the house that is apart of another Greek organization. (In other words, you have to share a house with another fraternity.) Their reasoning? They claim it supports "Greek love", whatever that is. The bottom line is CNU feels like a day care center for socially awkward and introverted young adults. If you are a normal student looking for a college experience, do not, I repeat, DO NOT, attend CNU.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: A, Education Quality: F
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