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Colorado State University - Fort Collins

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkD Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueD- University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC+ FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeC
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Oct 31 2012
Major: Sociology (This Major's Salary over time)
CSU is a huge school with hardly any diversity. Almost everyone you meet here is from Colorado & already has a group of friends from high school. Half the people here are really judgmental if you don?t fit in the CSU cookie-cut image, I?ve never heard the words ?slut? ?skank? ?bitch?… thrown around more than I do here. Expect to be outcasted by a large group of people here if you?re not 100% straight-edge. The other half of the student body is extremely friendly, however (like I mentioned before) it is a HUGE school & people just aren?t interested in branching out to other people.

Dorm life is horrible. Picture a Pre-K running rampant 24/7 right outside your door. RA?s can?t/don?t do anything to control them. Dorm activities consist & coloring, watch G-rated movies, painting nails… I?ve never felt more like I was back in middle-school than I do now.

Religion is a pretty big part of the campus & an even huger part of the city. You constantly get stopped by church-promoters trying to get you to join their church, or have to walk around psycho preachers screaming about the devil & sins in the middle of the student plaza.

The cops here are truly a disgrace. I?ve never encountered any symbol of authority so blatantly uninterested in the well-being of their citizens. Cops here target college students & will treat you like a criminal even if you?ve done absolutely nothing wrong. They absolutely do not care about your safety, only making arrests & giving out tickets. Students as well as city residents will tell you the same thing.

The school?s priorities are business, engineering, and football. As long as these three areas are doing well, everything else can go to hell. Students do not have a voice here what so ever. If you want to bring about social change, this is definitely not the school for you (Though it does provide for good inspiration to want to right the wrongs.)

As far as academics go… don?t expect to be challenged. They do have excellent resources/services in all areas, especially for such a huge school.

The mix of pedestrians, long-boarders, & bikers can sometimes resemble urban Vietnam.

Overall, my experience here hasn?t been terrible, but if this happens to be your absolute last resort, take a gap-year. This is school is by no means worth the money you are paying for it.

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