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I was excited about going here before the fall of 2010. But after I was half way through my first semester my entire life just became a mess. I figured out that the thing about Rutgers is NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT YOU. Everyone is there for themselves and the fact that your here with 50000 other doesn't help. I started having problems understanding my professors and TAs who were all foreign and, although they knew what they were doing, they had a lot of trouble communicating with the students. The work for freshman engineers got very very challenging really quickly and I wasn't prepared for it. Furthermore one of my professors constantly would express her hatred for us and would always be out to fail us at something. I got a 60 on one of my projects in computers because I capitalized the entire title of the file. Alright, so the next thing that started getting to me is the fact that to get around from class to class everyday added up A LOT of time. Were talking hours and hours a week. Soon you find yourself being late constantly because the bus sat in traffic for 30 minutes. That is, if you even made it on the bus. Some stops, like Scott Hall are flooded with 100s of students all waiting for the same bus. And when it comes, it gets stuffed full with people back to back. And not everyone gets on. Once again, no one gives a shit about you, not even the counseling center. I made an appointment to get counseling, and they canceled it, never rescheduled, or called me again. And this was weeks after Tyler Clementi committed suicide. I tried reducing my meal plan before I started my next semester (because you pay the bill each semester). They wouldn't let me reduce it, even though I hadn't even paid them yet. Oh, and don't even get me started on the parking tickets. KEEP YOUR CAR FAR FAR AWAY FROM THIS HELL HOLE! My mother got a ticket when we were visiting it over the summer. I got a ticket as a student (with a $200 resident pass displayed), and my girlfriend got a $100 ticket when she visited me on a friday night. Rutgers has an underground squad of parking nazis that patrol every lot 24/7. Their main goal is to write tickets to ANYONE! And as many as they can. And if you happen to be a student, the DOT has the authority to put a hold on your student account, where you can't register for anymore classes until you pay them. (part of the RU screw, where rutgers tries to fuck over its own students in every way possible). President McCormick said it himself in his speech. Rutgers over-enrolls students for only one reason: To increase revenue. They know that they're gonna fuck over so many people in the process, but they don't care. The president will do anything to keep his university, which make's him half a million dollars per year (more than the president). The football gets half a million from Rutgers. I mean he really needs it considering the fact that he only gets a couple million in bonuses per year. But hey, coach needs that new Ferrari. Seriously, I went to register for classes last night. The online registration began at exactly 10:00 Pm. What happened with a school of thousands of undergrads? As soon as you went to register, the system got tied up and you didn't get anything because it would time out over and over again. Finally when it cleared up, you would go into many sections to register for classes that you NEED! I NEEDED some of those classes for my major, so I wouldn't be left back. But what happened? They were all filled up. With in a matter of ten minutes, 48 sections of intro to experimentation filled up. I wanted answers! But there was no need, Rutgers had an answer already listed on the web registration page (in the event such things should happen). It said "Special permission will not be granted to register for closed sections for any student". Basically they said, "Fuck you", just as they always do. Everyone here, student, facility, staff, you name it, is here from themselves and doesn't have any reason to give a shit about you. And if your not ahead of the game at all times, the system will chew you up and spit you out. There's no mercy and no forgiveness. Don't go to Rutgers, unless you have a near full ride. Get into a better college. And if you can't get into a better college, go to community college first. It doesn't matter if you get credits at community college. The one thing that is for certain, Rutgers will fuck you if you don't know all their tricks. They will take your money.
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