| Sort By:
| Being Trinidadian and Polish, I have a different view on the campus atmosphere in general. I have run into some racism (from both the white and the black students), even though this is unfortunate, you have to keep in perspective that every campus has this problem. Next, I am from a big city, most of these people are from very small towns, they tend to be close minded. If you do not drink, there is nothing to do on campus, other then study and hang out with your sober friends. This is also a backpack campus, it is dead on the weekends, which can be nice, yet lonely because some of your friends will be gone. Yet, I have found numerous opportunities here. As a freshman I am doing independent research and one of my professors offered me a summer research fellowship. This is a rare opportunity. All in all, there are both negative and positive things about this campus and I am only staying because of the research opportunities that I am getting. |
|Dec 05 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| Although this university is rated at the bottom for "enrollment competitiveness," surviving and getting "that" degree is quite different. So in other words, yes, it's true that most people will be admitted, but many also don't survive the tough curriculum(s).|
Personally, I know many who have to switch out of electrical engineering because they simply don't comprehend the materials (or don't do the homework and seek help). Then some even switch again because they can't handle that "new" major and so on.
Some of the professors do have "accents," but from personal experience, these professors tend to be more understanding and write more stuff/examples on the whiteboards than professors fluent in in American English who just talk. Most students learn by writing things down and looking at it later.Downfalls: lacks diversity, takes the "wrong" diversity initiatives, hicktown rural setting, not a lot to do on weekends. That says it all. The university seems to think that diversity includes only African Americans, but we all know it includes everyone who's different including Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, gays and lesbians, non-Christians, women, and so on. A lot of the white students are arrogant and some have never interacted with someone who's "different" from them. It's funny to watch how insecure a white person is talking to an Asian American classmate. Lastly, it's located in a rural area, so there's not much to do (depending on the type of person you are).
|May 21 2010|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| Its a good school for engineering, business, and criminal justice, but there is nothing to do here that you couldn't do somewhere else. There are way to many guys here and it is difficult to find people whose social lives don't revolve around getting drunk four nights a week. Thats the honest truth. If you want a good education in engineering, come here. If you want an intellectually stimulating atmoshpere, go somewhere else. |
|Jan 16 2009|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2009 |