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Sonoma State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsB-
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Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Self Absorbed

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He cares more about Safety than the average student.
Date: Oct 28 2011
Major: Kinesiology (This Major's Salary over time)
SSU back in the late 1970's to early 80's was very different. As SSU was surrounded by alfalfa fields, and not much else. The nice olympic pool that is there on campus was nothing but dirt, no football team, a good volleyball, basketball and tennis team.
The library was always loud and students were not well-mannered in the library. I remember having to do homework on the top floor that at that time only two tables and four chairs.
The dorms had a little pool, but I never used it due to the practice of the guys "jjjelelel". It was disgusting.
The dorms were nice, but many of the students who lived in them were into growing and smoking weed. Talk about toxic smells.
The school was very small and had little to offer. One of the largest drug busts happened just down the road, No apartments were on the road that leads to the campus.
One the plus side, SSU had some great instructors, especially in the PE department. One who started the Redwood Marathon.
So stop your whining about no campus life, you think it is bad now, when I was there , nothing much was there except one lousy apartment down the road, alfalfa fields, dust from the new neighborhood down the bike trail from school. If you wanted anything it was a car or bike ride to Santa Rosa, as the bus system was not very large and ran about once every three hours.

You have a new student union, a large beautiful pool, probably better transit into the city unless you have wheels of your own.

But do yourself a favor, if you know kids who are thinking of SSU, tell them and their parents to scope out the school in person, so they can see what they are in for. I went sight unseen. Had I known of the alfalfa, I would have never gone, my allergies were the worst.

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