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Catawba College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC- Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationD
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessD+
Campus MaintenanceD+ Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful

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Date: Nov 02 2011
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
I'm on my first semester here at Catawba and I'm very disappointed. I am an Environmental science major, which is why I chose Catawba. The ES program still seems good, but almost everything else I've taken has been awful. I have 17 credit hours this semester and I find two of the classes bearable. I have had three horrible professors here. One of which, a racist old hag who can't go two classes without working herself into a 15 minute rant about how stupid American students are (we're fat and lazy too, of course). Another who can't teach for shit, he even had to ask US how HE should change how he lectures and writes homework because the whole class had D's and F's. Even though we asked for help and made suggestions to get him to teach us (because ultimately, that was his job, no?) he didn't change a thing. four of us dropped the class and have to waste time retaking it next semester with a different professor. And one last professor who always makes rude remarks when you answer something wrong or can't remember a specific detail when she asks for it… Calm down lady, if we do something wrong it's your job to tell us what we did wrong- not call us stupid. On the other hand, I have had two great professors here who 1, do good jobs lecturing class, and 2, help when we need it- not poke fun at us, not say things like
well if you american kids these days would stop playing video games all day…
, and not simply ignore us.

I had nearly straight A's in high school, my GPA coming here was 3.7. Now I'm struggling in all but two classes because the professors here, plain and simply, SUCK.

Next lets talk about the food. Holy hell is it bad. So over processed you can't tell what kind of "meat" they're serving. It tastes terrible, looks disgusting and is so unhealthy. They feed us, students paying 30 grand in tuition, like rats. This is one of the most infuriating things about this place. People will tell you "oh well no school has good food", maybe not, but I have plenty of friends in different schools around the state who are fed far better quality stuff than the shit I get.

I can't believe how badly they treat us here. All of my friends want to transfer, as do I. I'm very disappointed. I came here to get a good education, and most of my professors let me down. I'm looking at other options, and I want to transfer next semester. I don't want to wait until my sophomore year.

If you're a senior in high school right now and are considering Catawba, please reconsider. This school is not worth the $30,000 tuition. I'm not getting a good education and the food they feed me is killing me.

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