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Look, its not the cream of the crop,BrightPharmacy
Look, its not the cream of the crop, so don't take the really negative comments too hard because if you were expecting Harvard, its you that has the problem. It's not the bottom of the barrel either. WSU was not my first choice as a High School senior, but I had to transfer here after a year at my dream school. It's really taught me so much more about failure and humility than I would have never learned at my old school. Sure, I could of stayed at my old school and had the best college experience ever, but I think people try and push that "college is perfect" image too hard. Its not. And I'm not talking about just failing classes or having bad relationships or roommates. I'm saying its just the same as every other part of your life. You decided what you do and how its going to turn out, the campus you go to doesn't have any effect on how you develop. Like me, if you are lazy and don't take opportunities, not even getting into Harvard would be me any good. There are frat dudes who haven't showered in weeks, but also students who have received achievements higher than Yale students. There are great programs here and excellent teachers IF you look for them. Yes, I'm so sorry you have to actually do some work; boo hoo for you. Make of it what you will, but don't shit on WSU just because you were mad about not making it into a more advertised school. There are some of the most driven and devoted student here that don't need your negativity and complaining as they are designing the latest technology or solving world problems. YES, there is a party scene, but guess what? Everyone else is just jealous that our parties fucking rock and theirs gets shut down in the first 5 minutes. The town in non-existent and I have nothing positive to say about that, but make friends!! Half the negative comments on here will tell you that they had a negative time because they didn't make friends. Don't blame the school for excluding yourself from people and bitch facing them and then not getting invited to events :)
2nd Year Female -- Class 2019
Education Quality: B, Education Quality: B
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You can shape theQuite BrightPsychology
You can shape the experience you have going to WSU, if you are ready for the responsibility there is every opportunity to have a great education and enjoy yourself. If you get swept up in enjoying yourself too much you might get a better education somewhere more rigid or with mire safety nets.
4th Year Male -- Class 2005
Extracurricular Activities: A+, Surrounding City: D
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So far every student I have talked to,Quite BrightChemical Engineering
So far every student I have talked to, including myself, have said their counselors are terrible. Their sole job is to be a counselor and they do a really shitty job. (Waiting until the last minute to inform you the class you need has pre-reqs you haven't taken, forcing you to wait an additional semester to certify in your major because they don't want to take the time to run the paperwork at the end of every semester). The class sizes are pretty large so don't let them fool you into thinking there will be 30 students per teacher. My ChE class has been the only small class so far. I have been here an entire year and not made a single friend outside of homework buddies. It's really easy to get lost in a sea of other students because some of the faculty don't even pretend to care about you. I liked Eastern Washington University much more. Transferring in is difficult because everyone your age already has a group of friends they've been close with for 2 years. The required ROOTS history course is a load of crap just like most of the other UCORE requirements. Pullman is a boring city and everything except the bars closes pretty early, so the school tries to put on events during the weekends so you don't go crazy.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Friendliness: A-, Individual Value: F
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