|Major: Education (This Major's Salary over time)|
|Gender: Female||This person cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.|
Educational Quality C
|Describes the student body mostly as:|
Describes the faculty mostly as:
Excess Competition A
|How this student rated the school:|
|Educational Quality||C ||Faculty Accessibility||B+ |
|Useful Schoolwork||C ||Excess Competition||A |
|Academic Success||C ||Creativity/Innovation||C+ |
|Individual Value||B ||University Resource Use||A- |
|Campus Aesthetics/Beauty||A ||Friendliness||B |
|Campus Maintenance||B- ||Social Life||A- |
|Surrounding City||C ||Extra Curriculars||A |
is, itself, a fine school. Most of its buildings
are in great, clean shape, the campus is pretty clean,
and the teachers are, for the most part, helpful.
The main library on campus is gorgeous and awesome, and
there are plenty of places to sit outside (in good
weather) and hang out without getting stepped on. CMU
is clean, friendly, and feels pretty safe. Parking sucks,
but that's to be expected.
My only real complaint
about CMU has to be with its teaching program.
The resources available in Ronan Hall for teaching students are,
without a doubt, substandard when compared to the resources the
rest of the university has. Ronan is haphazardly designed
with very poor acoustics, shabby painting on walls, and bathrooms
that look like they were designed in the 40's.
All of that aside, the elementary
teaching program is full is spirit-breakingly-boring-and-tedious busy work. Wait
'til you take Foundations in Semester Two of your program
— you'll be amazed at how many people there are
who went through the program, decided that teaching sucks, and
plan to work in another field altogether.
the plus side, though, you take your classes as part
of a cohort — that means that you have, essentially,
the same group of twenty-or-so students in all of your
TEPD classes. It's a nice support system, and almost
everyone is quite willing to help each other out.