am currently a sophomore here at ASU, and overall my
experience here has had a few ups and MANY downs.
-The campus is very safe and
barely any criminal activity happens here.
-The ONLY friendly and
approachable people are those who are NOT from West Texas
cities and towns or have traveled outside of the city/region/state
once or more in their lives.
-The administration is pretty
helpful and cooperative.
-Most of the professors here I've had
were friendly and approachable, but I'm only saying this because
I actually researched my professors before I chose them (thanks
to the Rate My Professor website).
The Downs (which mostly
outweighs the Ups):
-A LOT of the courses here
are not challenging AT ALL! I came here expecting good,
challenging college work and all I get is crap that
I could've done back in high school! The academics are
so-so, but not challenging.
-Like other previous comments below me,
this school is VERY ultra conservative and close-minded. They do
not like liberals/Democrats at all (they ALWAYS talk bad about
Obama and some even called him the Devil) and they
always seem uneasy and nervous around minorities that aren't Mexicans.
If you are open-minded, unique or diverse, then this school
isn't for you I'm afraid. There's barely any diversity here.
This school is mostly white and hispanic and some of
the people here on this campus AND the city are
racist! Most of the people here have terrible social skills
so don't expect to befriend a lot of San Angelo
locals and have lasting friendships with them.
-San Angelo is
boring as hell. This city is mostly Republican and filled
with Caucasians and Mexicans (not that I have anything against
them). The only Blacks and Asians you'll find in this
city is in ASU! The night life here is terrible
and there's barely any clubs and bars. This is all
due to the super-religious nature of the city and because
of that they mostly got rid of all the clubs
and bars except a few. Speaking of religion (I'm a
deist), a lot of the citizens here are hardcore Christians
like someone below me said. I can't tell you the
countless times I've had a conversation with someone that led
to these questions, “Do you go to church?” or “What
church do you go to?” Seriously is it really that
important to know? And do we really need 7-8 religious
Christian organizations and Bible-study classes run by area churches on
a small campus? Hell, even the frats/sororities are somewhat religious.
-Dorm life here is terrible. I've stayed in three of
them so far here and they all suck! The reasons
for my moving is all due to the students and
my roommates. They are all lazy, annoying, uptight jerks who
do stupid stuff and rob others. The roommates I've had
we're all from towns/cities in the West and South regions
with barely any diversity, so it was hard for me
to get along with them since they never really dealt
with a Black person. I only had three good roommates
but the other six were just horrible people. I think
the administration is lazy on room assignment because I'm not
the only on this that complains about my roommates (roughly
70% of us here do).
-The meal plan here sucks.
Breakfast is good, but lunch and dinner here is nasty.
I recommend that you stay off the meal plan or
try it and get use to the food like I
That's all I have to say about this pathetic
excuse of a school. Do not believe any of the
positive comments and take advice from the negative ones. I
came here without little knowledge and coming here is now
the single biggest mistake of my life. I would transfer,
but I do not wish to go through that trouble.
I will not be going here for grad school, though.
All in all, stay away from this school. If you
come here, you'll regret it later in the long run. I can't wait to graduate.