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As an international student i was faced withSuper BrilliantFinance
As an international student i was faced with thoughts of fear and self doubt before i came to the University of Charleston. I was going to become a part of a new culture and new surroundings and i did not know what to expect. Thankfully i chose the perfect school to go to. From the moment i arrived at UC i was greeted by friendly faculty and even friendlier students. My first year experience was a very smooth transition because of the help from my peer educator and mentor. You will be hard pressed to find another school where there is this much emphasis put on knowing the students rather than treating students as if they were a number. Not only have i been able to be extremely involved on campus but also translate my hard work ethic into the Charleston community. This is definitely the school to go to if one is looking for a city that will be able to accommodate their internship and work needs. In addition, i became a part of Greek life on campus; Greek Life has made a steady improvement as the years have gone on and there is a healthy competition among Greeks to create the best events on campus and have more students involved. Overall this school only stands to get better and i am truly blessed to have been able to grow as a person at the University of Charleston.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2013
Individual Value: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B
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Very small school on the river in Charleston,WV.BrightRadiological Sciences
Very small school on the river in Charleston,WV. The surrounding city is ok, there are lots of restaurants and stores,but much outdoor stuff like ski resorts, climbing spots, or big known cities near by. Professors are very hard to get a hold of considering it is a small school. There is never anything to do on campus during the week. Everyone is from WV and go home to their parents or significant others every weekend, so the only people left on campus are athletes and out of state and out of the country students who are left with nothing to do because the school does not plan anything for the weekends, they seem to mainly rely on their sports teams as entertainment for their other students. One good thing for the weekends is that there are clubs near by to go too, but that gets old. Also there is transportation, but the guys is really creepy and never around. I had the flu last year and they said I would have to wait 4 hours to go to the doctors. So I told them I would call 911 and have an ambulance bring me. Also they are very un-informative. When students return for Spring, lots of students have left the school, leaving some students without a room mate and then when they had the whole break to inform students they wait 2 weeks into the new semester when students are already settled to tell them they need to move in with someone else or they will have to pay double for the room. This school advertise them selves as on the move because they have built a new building and have all these plans,but they have all these new fees they brought up my second semester. They told us that the new building and parking garage was built based on funds from donors, but then they sent us letters saying that students need to pay for parking and tickets so that they can pay for the building. Talk about a dean who is full of shit. I hope this review shows you the stresses that not only I indured, but other students that still attend there dealt with and still deal with this money hungry school.
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Innovation: F
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As an out of state student, the UniversityQuite BrightPublic Policy
As an out of state student, the University of Charleston was not my first pick. After spending the last three years here, however, I cannot imagine being anywhere else. The professors are extremely supportive and will go entirely out of their way to make sure you succeed. The President of the University has an open door policy and is accessible whenever you have a problem. The same goes for most of the faculty, staff, and administrators at the University, particularly the Dean of Students. She goes above and beyond to ensure the best experience possible for every student. Charleston is a very unique city and offers several events to partake in during the day and night. The organizations on campus are also very active and put on events almost every night of the week.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B-
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