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Azusa Pacific University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessD+ Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessC+
Campus MaintenanceC+ Social LifeD
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsC-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Sep 23 2009
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
This university has few positives and many negatives. Firstly I will say my poor experiences here have nothing to do with the teachers who are incredibly intelligent and are very friendly with time for 1 on 1 tutoring or just time to give advice. The teachers are both wise and incredibly personable and are possible the only thing keeping me at APU. Now to get in to the negatives of a school like APU. The biggest problem I have with this school is the fact that it is a Christian school, while I would consider myself a "Christian" strictly in the sense that I have a relationship with God and Jesus, most people or "Christians" on this campus are narrow minded at best and hypocritical at worst. The board of the school feels the need to prove to everyone that they are a Christian university by setting ridiculous standards and rules to their students including the paradox of allowing non-Christians to attend school here but forcing chapel and God upon these students, and the curfew rule which forces members of the opposite sex to leave your room by midnight on weekdays and one am on weekends (if you are an upper class-man and even earlier if you are a freshman). One of the major points of college is to discover who you are by being on your own, not having rules coerced on you by close minded conservative "Christians." I am currently 20 years old yet I have a curfew. This statement may be the most ridiculous statement I have typed in my entire life. During most of my time at this campus I have felt like I am at Christian camp, surrounded by hypocrites who like to pretend they follow the Word of God when truly they spit a negative image of mediocrity to non-Christians and live by rules and standards that simply do not exist in the real world. I stay at this university for two reasons alone. The first is that the professors I have had for religion classes and philosophy (I am a business major, so these classes are few) have been some of the most influential and intelligent people in my life. The second is that I have found several like-minded students who enjoy real life and not living in a bubble who I love and enjoy to be around. Although I love everyone at Azusa it is sad to see so much wrong with such a great campus, and it is only becoming more strict and rule-based.
questionHow do i get out of the bubble?? i transferred here & its horrible..
questionTo the person above me, I hate this school too and coming here was a horrible mistake. If only I knew then how awful this school is.
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