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San Diego State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueD University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeF
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:

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He cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Apr 17 2010
Major: Art & Design Department (This Major's Salary over time)
I'm sure there are a whole bunch of people that would love SDSU, but if you're into any type of art or culture, its not for you. SDSU has the reputation of being a party school, and while in many cases that's not a bad thing, it is here. every single thing there is to do on the weekends has to do with the greek system, which is by far the most prominent thing on campus. Not only is the greek system sketchy and out of control (there have already been multiple accusations of date rape and a fraternity actually got kicked off campus for that reason while I've been here), but everyone is narrow minded and shallow. For someone who is interested in art and music, I felt like the only friends I have made here either also plan on transferring, or are commuters that have no choice but to go here. If you plan on being in a fraternity, you are more likely to have friends, but at the expense of being as shallow as possible, and don't expect to get any good grades, because everyone I know involved in the greek system goes out and parties EVERY NIGHT. I'm not smashing the fraternity system as a whole, but the ones here are ridiculous. They don't let guys into parties at a lot of houses, only girls. while i'm not sure if SDSU is the only place where that happens, it seems like there are about 100 potentially bad scenarios that could come out of that.

As far as academics, all the teachers are really nice and approachable, and I think thats a result of the general student population not being involved with academics enough to talk to them. And I have actually learned a lot here. As an art major, I think the art department is one of the better ones for promoting creativity, at least compared with the other schools that people have told me about. My overwhelmingly big complaint is the social life, which is dominated by narrow minded fraternity and sorority members who forgot why they went to college in the first place a long time ago. So if thats the life for you, then San Diego State is perfect. If not, then you will either be sucked into it or wind up sitting in the lobby every night.

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