been here for a year since I came here as
a transfer student, and let me tell you, this place
has its good points and its really bad points. The
academic programs and athletic programs here, for the most part,
are top-notch. This college has the best Professional Golf Management
program in the country. The small classes dont hurt either.
Also if you succeed in making good friends, you will
have the time of a lifetime here.
Now for the
bad part. The rules here are freaking terrible. No alcohol
allowed on campus. No visitors past 2 a.m. Starting this
year on-campus residency for non-local students is mandatory for two
years. And this college is led by administrators who seem
to fear growth and change. Sad, isn't it? There are
organizations that are built to fight for the students, but
nobody seems to care to want to get invovled unless
it's within their own area of interest. This is a
very apathetic place. Not a lot of kids are entirely
In addition, this place seems like one big
high school. It seems depressing at times, because if you
dont play a sport or fit it with one particular
group, you can sometimes feel left out. The PGM students
stay with their own kind, the football players stay with
their own kind, the PTM students stay with their own
kind, the baseball players stay with their own kind, the
soccer players stay with their own kind, the school choir
stays with their own kind, the foriegn students stay with
their own kind, the cheerleaders and softball players stay within
their own kinds (not to mention they hate each other)
and most of the blacks stay together. Did I mention
that these aforementioned groups constitute about 90 percent of the
student population? Regular students such as myself are few and
You can find parties, but they occur off-campus.
Half of them get broken up by the cops (especially
in the College Lakes area). By that time, it's time
to go to the bar. People do succeed in smuggling
booze into the dorms though...
This college is about 65
percent male. Enough said. I don't think this is a
coincedence either as a part of me feels that this
is part of the conservative makeup of the school. And
STD's are rampant.
The food is disgraceful.
the population goes elsewhere on the weekends.
Despite what I
just said, I'm enjoying myself here. I dread leaving here.
If this is your choice to come here, don't let
me scare you..I'm just giving a heads up. Make friends,
stay focused, do something about the issues here, and try
to have fun, and you will be OK.