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San Francisco State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationC-
Individual ValueC- University Resource UseC-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceD Social LifeB
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant, Self Absorbed

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He cares more about Campus Maintenance than the average student.
Date: Sep 19 2004
Major: Electrical Engineering (This Major's Salary over time)
The Engineering department is tiny and dismal. It's facilities are ancient and run down. The labs lack proper ventilation and the equipment tends to be spread too thin amongst the enrolled.

The library is old, is rarely cleaned well. The carpets and upholstery stink, and the tables are covered in graffiti. The collection is tattered and barely adequate.

While crowing about its "diverse campus", the ultra politically correct atmosphere can be downright hostile. The Caesar Chavez Student Center might as well have a "Whitey Go Home" banner draped across its entrance.

The food in the Student Center is fair to bad due to the deference given to "Mom 'n Pop" food contractors who tend to cut corners.

That being said, the faculty I have interacted with have been…With exceptions…Very approachable and enthusiastic. I do see a bit of

reduced expectations
from faculty, particularly in classes requiring a command of English. This is due to the sheer volume of immigrant students in the school.

The caliber of the student body is not particularly good. I have observed a lot of academic dishonesty that the faculty seems to turn a blind eye to. Students rudely talk to one another during lecture and there's rarely a class session that isn't interrupted by annoying cell phone ring tones.

In closing, I'm very disappointed with SFSU. I have already applied to another CSU campus this winter that will better suit my needs.

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