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Lawrence Technological University

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Date: Jul 31 2003
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
LTU was such a negative experience for me I could write a book! I returned to LTU just to get a "bachelor's degree." I was originally shafted out of the degree I set out to get back in 1993. I was in Computer Systems (highly technical oriented) at the time. Then, the University came along and cut the program and changed it to Information Systems (more business oriented). I hated the program, I’m more of a technical person, but I stuck out the 2-year program. Then I dropped out, disgusted for reasons too numerous to mention here.

I returned recently just to get a degree. I’m in the IT field and it’s critical for me to have a degree even if it’s business oriented. Going anywhere else would have met another full year. LTU was the shortest route to a 4-year degree. When LTU added the extra dorms they sacrificed parking space. The parking is crappy. I had to walk further to class every night. They don’t have the isles marked so finding your car can be a nightmare at night!

Some of the teachers there are very condescending and exhibited disrespect. Some of them had me so upset I couldn’t think straight for 3-4 days. I had some teachers that got downright nasty with me and other students. Who wants to pay $500/credit hour and walk into class upset all the time? Also, you always wonder what will happen next? When you went to talk to a Dean about problems in the classroom, the reply was always on the side of the instructor despite complaints I was hearing from other students (e.g. ridiculous grading standards, condescending attitudes). Some of the instructors were ill prepared for the class (couldn’t solve the problems, yet I could) they were teaching, although they were knowledgeable in their field. Some barely spoke English. Trying to learn from somebody that didn’t speak good English was too much effort for me especially when I felt I deserved more for $500/credit hour! They had foreign students working the registrar’s office and getting my point across with issues at times was a problem because they couldn’t speak English very well either…lol!

LTU didn’t prepare me for what I wanted. What I know, I taught myself, on the job, or classes taken elsewhere. While I did take some computer classes at LTU in the 1990’s, it was information I had already acquired on the job, or it was information that I couldn’t use because the curriculum got slashed (in 1993) and I was unable to grow with the classes I already took.

While LTU may be fine for the engineers, I would think twice about enrolling in the business management program. Yes, I’m graduated, but the whole experience was unpleasant and I’m not alone! I’ve talked to plenty of students who feel the same way.

I carried a high gpa at LTU and graduated with top honors. But, I have this advice, Beware!

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