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Oakland University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeD
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsD
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Condescending

Lowest Rating
Useful Schoolwork
Highest Rating
Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
He cares more about Useful Schoolwork than the average student.
Date: Feb 20 2011
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
The school actively recruits high school students across the area and gives them field trips around the campus. Most of these students are not the competitive students applying to top ranked universities, but more so students who just go to school and go to class and then maybe do homework after school. The experience felt exactly like high school since many of the professors treat you like you are a high school student. The average maturity level of a student is not very high since the grand majority (About 90% or so) of students commute and still live at home with mom and pop. Given that they don't have a very high level of motivation, classwork is tailored towards busy work and repetition instead of high level thinking and/or abstract reasoning. In itself this is not necessarily a problem of the university but more so of recruiting students who have not been fully prepared to complete a degree in higher education. In many of the 100 level classes students skip class and don't even bother to read or do homework. It is the students who essentially make the university good or bad. I wish I had gone to school somewhere else for undergraduate study, as I had the gpa and drive however personal issues got into the formula and I decided to stay and home and commute. It was not a very good decision, however I still was able to get through the university and move on with my life.
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