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| Transferred here, and thought I would get through with no problem. The education is here, but unfortunately the location is hit or miss. This college would be better if you're starting out as a freshmen. If you're the type of person that wants to do off-campus activities such as recreation, or work at places that is not a restaurant, this isn't the place. If you want an innovative campus full of brighter learning students, go to the University of Washington. Some undergraduates here at the freshmen and sophomore level, still act like they haven't left high school, but that going to be experienced at any college anyway. However, most people are pretty cool including faculty, which is the only plus I'll give. Do your research first for a university that is a best fit. |
|May 22 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| This is my first year here at WSU. I'm a transfer student, so if you are thinking about transferring then I will tell you that you are pretty much on your own. High school student freshmen are far more knowledgeable about how the university works than transfer students. We (transfers) are just another number. |
Before I get into anything else, let me just say that regardless of who you are, if you have a car and plan on bringing it then you better have at least $500 cash for a parking pass. When you get to campus, don't even step outside your car to look around or you will recieve a $75 parking ticket. I got 3 tickets my first day on campus (welcome to WSU!). And of course its added to your student account so you start off in the hole. Then they speak about "yellow zone" and "green zone" parking as if we learned that in elementary school. Common knowledge.....
I will say that there are thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands and of really good looking girls. Its insane. Thats the biggest plus.
Now as an African American I can say that if you are black and not an athlete, you should not attend this school. Eveybody kinda expects you to be on the football team or basketball team because well why else would you be in college right? A lot of students (I think) have never interacted with anyone outside their race (white) and so they stare and stare and stare as if they can't believe their eyes. "Dude, yo bro, whats wrong with his skin bro"...I can just imagine the converstaions as they walk by. Whispering and pointing.
This is not a party school. I think "party" is up to interpretation. Getting drunk is not partying. If you plan on being in the frat or sorority then you might can combine a few experiences to call "parties" but its pretty boring around here. Spokane to people here is the equivalent to New York City.....better yet....its bigger and better than Manhattan! Oh and lets not forget about Moscow, Idaho which supercedes Los Angeles in the "big cities" list. If this is a party school then I hate to see a non-party school.
Pullman is one of the most dilapidated cities in the U.S. But wait.....there is hope.....Pullman just got approved for the building of its first Wal*Mart!!!! yeah!!!! That pretty much says it all. Now I didn't expect anything comparable to Seattle or any other 21st century or (modern) city but I thought with all these "parties" going on that there would be some stores. But hey, Spokane York City is just an hour and a half away right?
I'm not mad at my decision, I kinda sorta knew what I was getting into; however I had no idea that there was a segment of the U.S. population, in the year 2010, who had never seen a non-white. I'm not sure whether anyone here has heard of a guy named "Barack Obama"......I think he is the President of the United States.....maybe I'm mistaken, maybe they still think his name is Barry Soetoro????? idk
The faculty is great though which significantly improves things. So I would recommend that you look for a school in an area where people have actually interacted with different ethnic groups like UW, U of Puget Sound or SeattleU. "Dude, why is that black guy hatin on our school and not practicing with the rest of the football team bro"?
|Aug 26 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| First off, GO Cougs! I am currently a Freshmen here at WSU and have had a crazy year. |
To start off, I'm not a partier--which is a little bit of a bummer here at Wazzu. Campus is highly Greek oriented, which just wasn't for me. So, it can get a bit dull, but there is always something happening. The trick to Wazzu is who you know. If you like to party, join a Frat or Sorority or know someone in one. If you don't like to party, you'll have to be a little more creative, but it is completely possible to find non-partiers.
The academics: Oh man. This is where I disagree with many people. Some of the majors are superb; Arch, Agriculture, Hospitality management, and Veterinary. The school of comm and the school of business have a good reputation--for a state school. Here, you'll learn how it works versus learning how to use it. A lot of the private schools I've looked at go MUCH deeper than Wazzu. Also, I haven't been impressed with the classes and class size. My smallest class is about 40 and my largest is 400. Professors are really hit or miss. I've had some that were decent, but I've had a lot of really crappy ones. I had no excellent ones, which was really disappointing. So in regards to academics, I can only recommend this school if you cannot afford or don't want to go to a private school. If you want easy courses and just get college over with, Wazzu is great.
I'm leaving because I want liberal arts. I want to double major in Musical Theatre and Marketing. WSU is cutting all performing arts and a lot of the fine art programs. One thing to weary about--WSU spends its money on athletics. Specifically their new athletic director that is guaranteed 478,000 bucks a year for the next 7 years. Also, our president gets 200,000 bucks a month. Education is dropping, but their salaries are rising.
Dorms suck! All freshmen live in dorms. As soon as you become a sophomore, everyone moves to apartments or the house. I was placed in Gannon-Goldsworthy. The one thing I do have to say is that I do have the best floor on campus. Our entire floor is like a giant group of brothers. We all party together, take care of each other, study together, eat together, and hang out together. So like I said earlier, it's all about who you become friends with.
Wazzu can be a great school if you just want you education cheap and want to just hang out while you get it. If you want the college years you see on tv, the ones that shape your life, where you pull college level nerd shenanigans, study like no other, and have crazy opportunities--choose a private school. I've loved my time here, but I can't wait to leave at the same time.
|Apr 13 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |