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Lake Superior State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC+ Faculty AccessibilityC-
Useful SchoolworkC- Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:

Quite Bright
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Excess Competition
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He cares more about Excess Competition than the average student.
Date: Sep 23 2010
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
Before I begin bashing this place, I'll list the positives about this school:

1. The people are nice all over from head to toe.

2. Campus is safe. People wander around alone at 3am all the time (me included) and wake up the next day in their own bed with all their clothes still on.

3. 99% of the teachers are very good people and want you to succeed. These are the teachers that every university should be filled with and I pity the suckers at Ivy League school's paying 50,000 for a teacher that doesn't give a damn about them.

4. The administration doesn't walk around like they are gods. They are real people who will sit down and even have dinner/lunch with you regularly in the dining halls.

And now for the bad:

1. One of LSSU's main selling points are it's strong backgrounds in Nursing, Fisheries and Wildlife, and Fire Science. Unfortunately, the school's claim that it is one of the best Firefighting schools in the nation is backed by no evidence. There are no rankings, no awards, nothing to back up the school's claim as an amazing Firefighting school. As a matter of fact, the school can not even offer a hiring rate for students that graduated out of the program and Googling

Best Fire Science University
gets you not even a single mention of Lake Superior State University. Not only that, but the training facilities are pretty moot compared to what is offered at other universities.

I do not doubt that their offering of a Bachelor's degree in this field is special amoung Fire Science programs in the nation, as most only offer Associate's. However, I have had very little to re-convince me that this place is the utopia for Firefighters.

2. As far as the Nursing program goes, it is pretty much the same deal as the Fire Science program. I consistently hear nurses say that their degree here is great because

X-Hospital only hires Lake State grads
Whether or not this is true, I do not know. However… what place ISN'T hiring nurses right now?

3. Sault Ste Marie is a hell hole. It doesn't know what the it's identity is and living here makes you feel like you are in The Truman Show. Coming from a major world city, living in this place is suicide-inducing. It goes half way towards being a family town, a college town, a tourist town, and a nature attraction yet doesn't fully fulfill itself in either of those categories. Especially as a college town… it doesn't offer much of anything for the college students. Everything closes by 9pm for the most part except for a Taco Bell, Walmart, and a few other places like gas stations. Going into town makes you feel like you are in The Truman Show. Everything in this town as "Soo" in front of it. This is because the "Sault" in Sault Ste. Marie is actually pronounced "Soo". It also makes for a creepy-ass, bland, tacky experience everytime you leave campus.

I seriously doubt you actually attended LSSU because this definitely doesn't sound like the University I attended. The Town is not a hell hole for one. Maybe your personal preferences arn't the top priority of the town but again the town wasn't made to support you. The nursing program here is amazing enough based on the fact that a majority of the graduates get training in both Canada and the USA. All I can say is that you seem to have never taken a chance to actually enjoy the school for what it is.
commentThis sounds exactly like the University I attend. I was going to write a review, but now I don't need to. You pegged it.
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