(Closed) How much do you hate YOUR college?

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 18
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Helper bee

I go to school at UF in Florida.
I don’t personally have to deal with classes filling up like that, but I know psych students do.

However… I’m tired of all the bureaucracy and attempts to rip students off.
I don’t know if this is a national thing, but they recently implemented a policy that if you hit a cap of about 130 hours (121 hours is the norm for a degree) you have to pay 1.5x the tuition rate. So basically they are punishing students for switching majors. I’m going to hit the cap next year. Like, what a way to motivate the future leaders of tomorrow by making them fear switching into something they enjoy. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@wouldyoukindlyy:  If you are talking about what I think you are it’s a new Florida law. I go to the University of South Florida and we have the same rule.

I actually really love my university. My friends in the hard sciences have issues getting into classes but they always manage to get something. I’ve never had a problem but my major is much smaller.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@LadyMoriarty: yikes, sorry you had such a bad exprience.

I went to SJSU and never had a problem getting classes. I know many people at my school would complain about never getting anything they needed, but as long as I registered for everything at the start of my registration appointment online, I was able to get stuff. Have you tried speaking to professors who teach the class you need directly?

Granted, I didn’t like my school for other reasons. But not beause of classes.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I go to Cal Poly SLO and I am finishing up my last two quarters. I only have 6 classes left, but I am registered for nothing right now. They just kicked me out of the only class I was registered for because I didn’t meet the corequisite, but I couldn’t register for it because the class was already FULL. So I have to go crash three classes on my first day. So yeah, I hate it. It wasn’t like this at all when I started, but now it’s a nightmare. I just want to be finished already.

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a lot of friends at UC Berkeley that don’t have complaints like this – saying “all” UC schools are horrible is a bit of an exaggeration.

I really loved both my undergrad (Texas A&M) and grad school (MIT) universities, and had wonderful experiences at both.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

I adored three of my colleges (Bennington, Wittenberg, Freie) and was lukewarm about the other (Aquinas).

Wittenberg was my all-around favorite, but I loved the academic set up of Bennington (no set major requirements, no letter grades). I didn’t like Aquinas because of how heavily Catholic it was, to the extent that my ethics teacher gave me lower scores on things because I wrote from a Buddhist standpoint rather than a Christian or Catholic one. It kinda sucked.

Post # 24
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Mrs_Amanda:  I don’t hate it,  necessarily. .. but I don’t donate,  either

Haha, for sure. My alma mater was ranked one of the best schools for your money this year, which was cool. I had some great profs, though the people in the offices were useless (which is why I graduated two semesters late, thanks to one of those bias too lazy to do my paperwork properly). My loans suck, and two years post grad I’m in a crappy job with no benefits and low pay, but that’s partially the economy anyway. I wish we’d had more resources for job-seeking graduates.

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@crayfish:  +1. I enjoyed my experience in undergrad and graduate school. I also feel my degrees are responsible for allowing me to have the job I have now. One bad experience doesn’t mean school sucks for everyone ๐Ÿ˜› I wish I could go back and not be a working adult anymore, lol.

Post # 28
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@vorpalette:  +1. I don’t hate my job, but I’m stuck in the contract world. That isn’t my school’s fault though, it’s the economy’s fault ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  What year are you? Have you considered going to a CC instead and getting all the core classes out of the way? I’ve found that your year in school dictates when you get to register for classes. So, if you come in as a junior, you should be able to get most of your classes right away (I went to USC, so we didn’t have all these CA budget cut problems like the CSUs do, but there’s got to be a way around it; I was able to graduate in 3 years by using a bunch of high school and CC courses for credit) Is there any way for you to get school credit to bring in to bump you up to a higher “school year”

 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

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@mrscali13:  My dad went to USC. Well, for the first three and a half years, then he transferred to Vanderbilt. He loved it there.

Post # 31
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love my college!

But I can understand the frustrations with some things.

I would do things differently if I could go back but I love the place.

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