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Since I live in the heart of Seattle, I wanted to go to a small private school like SPU. I liked the fact that students can built meaningful relationships with professors, since in the big state university, you won't get it when other people are like you. The campus was pleasing, and people (mainly faculty and stuff) seemed friendly during the Visit day, so I decided to attend SPU.

But it turns out, I am not really happy attending here.
My major lacks faculty members (one retired this June, so couldn't help it), so there's little opportunity for me to learn what I like outside of classroom, like independent study. I initially wanted to take the independent study, but couldn't because of the lack of faculty.

For commuters, if you don't have a car, you are kinda screwed, unless you have a friend that can drive you there. On their website, SPU claims that nearly half of their students commute to campus, but there isn't much of buses from where I live to there. And it doesn't help it when the class you have to take for the major is scheduled until late at night, and you have to ride a bus to the middle of downtown full of crazy people. I guess their meaning of commute means a walking distance from your dorm outside of the main campus. And because of this situation, I cannot join clubs, sense nearly all of them start at 6, and some of us still has got some class to do, or catch a bus.

Faculties are top-notch -- they genuinely care about you, especially your major advisor. But some students are very pretentious and passive agressive. Also, since they are Christian school, they will emphasize on that, even outside of religious classes. On Visit day, they hid that pretty well. If you are non-religious person who questions everything what the Bible says, take the class like that of history or philosophy, or do not attend here. By the way, SPU has great study abroad opportunity, so if that interest you, do it. They have financial aid for the ones done by them.

1st Year Female -- Class 1921
Surrounding City: A+, Social Life: D+
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The students are horribleNot so brightElectrical Engineering
The students are horrible here. Most are really spoiled, snobby, cliquey, and unkind. The facilities are lacking and the school just doesn't offer what most universities do.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: B, Individual Value: F
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The poor community has totally ruined my experienceNot so bright
The poor community has totally ruined my experience here. People are very close-minded, sheltered, fake, immature, cliquey, and unkind. Facilities, food, sports, clubs, etc are all horrible compared to UW/ WSU, most universities in general. I am not even Christian, so the whole aspect of the school being super religious about literally everything only worsened the experience for me.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: B, Individual Value: F
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