I have taken numerous classes in high school at this
institution and was basically forced into applying and being accepted
into this school, I do not have a highly favorable
view of this place. I commute to this school daily,
whether it be the general consensus of commuters or not,
I feel detached from this place. Passing from class to
class like a spectre, it feels more like work than
The classes are generally simplistic, some of the
college specific courses—those that are required to graduate—are a joke.
I do speak highly of my major's department, though, they
are all interesting individuals who do challenge the student to
learn the concepts of the field—this is the only challenge
to me, though, in this college. The labs look OK,
but some are definitely dated and “feel” antiquated as well.
The new humanities center looks modern, but the classrooms in
that building feel antiquated as well; one tone walls, not
all are completely wired, etc.
The population looks the
stereotypical upper middle class spoiled kids, though they don't act
it so much during the week, but I don't hang
around the campus enough to know what they do after
the classes (although its pretty obvious from other comments and
reading the local newspaper that the cops always bust something
or someone is mugged quite frequently).
I don't eat
in the main lunch hall (I've tried it once, it's
nothing special), seldom do I actually eat on campus, but
when I do, I eat at the small area below
the main cafeteria. I think the food there is much
better quality, its prepared in front of you, and the
workers there are generally nice who recognize you and greet
you if you frequent the establishment.
As a commuter
student, I obviously drive there everyday. Parking its abhorrent as
the antiquated parking garage is under repair at the moment,
though I can attest that parking for residents is horrible
as well since most of their parking is on west
campus—at least a mile away from main campus. The local
police departments make daily sweeps of the area for their
cash cow of parking tickets and general violations; its quite
common to see at least one person pulled over daily
around the college area.
All in all, its a
value for your money if you are majoring in Nursing,
a rather large program here; Forensic Chemistry, a program which
I believe is quite limited around the mid-Atlantic region; and
the newest building is dedicated to just Engineering majors, though
I can not attest to that program's quality. It is
relatively cheap, but you get what you pay for.