don't know what a lot of people are complaining about.
First of all, the ones that are complaining don't have
a basic grasp of spelling and grammar.
all, campus aesthetics is purely an opinion-based judgment. if you
don't like buildings that were modernly built, then you probably
won't like SFSU. But the campus is FAR FROM UGLY.
It has wonderful grassy areas where people won't care if
you just lay in them and bask in the sun.
Second, people here are SO OPEN-MINDED. I don't know
where all the comments about people being close-minded are coming
from. No one will judge you based on how you
dress our express yourself, and definitely no one will judge
you for your sexual orientation. There are even club you
can join to meet other gays and/or transgender people.
Third, the social life here is what you make of
it. Of course if you stay in your dorm room
most of the time the social life will definitely suck
(which I am betting most of the people here that
commented negatively on the social life are doing). I stayed
in my dorm for a few weeks and I was
so lonely (of course I was, no one could see
me and I had no friends in SFSU!) So I
joined a few clubs. That widened my social network. Then
I wanted to watch True Blood, but I didn't know
anyone so I put up flyers asking where I can
watch it. Sure enough, people contacted me and asked me
to join them so I did! This is college, people!
Nothing will automatically be given to you. You actually have
to lift a finger to get someplace (oh my GOD!)
The academics here are quite good. I find my classes
challenging and I got a 1790 on my SAT (on
the first try!). You have to be independent. You can't
whine and skip class when you feel like it. That's
your loss (and you're paying for it so why not
take advantage of it?!) The faculty is extremely friendly and
accommodating. All you have to do is ask for help
and they are always eager to do so! My Poli
Sci professor for example helped me with tough aspects of
readings and projects. If you get bad grades, you can't
expect your professor to treat you like you're in high
school and put 'See me after class' on your paper.
You actually have to confront them yourself (oh my god,
they won't spoon feed me? what kind of college is
The most important thing is YOU'RE IN COLLEGE NOW.
Be more independent and self-reliant and you'll have a satisfying
experience. And you'll make more friends if you're reliable!