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What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


The most frustrating thing about my college is the food selection. My school has several dining options, but none of them are very healthy or contain a decent selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. It makes eating healthy on campus difficult and therefore a lot of students complain about the food. I've found that having a selection of food in your dorm helps to change-up ones food options, and over all the food is not bad on campus; it's just more cooked foods rather than fresh foods.


It seems hard to get into the classes i want or need sometimes.


Carthage is extremely expensive. This is to be expected, since it's a private school, but it's a struggle to continue to afford to attend here. I would really like to return for another year, because I really love this school, but I'm seriously starting to doubt that I'll be able to. It's also very frustrating that despite the amount of money students pay to attend here, there are still a lot of technology issues. For example, the wifi is often very slow. There is also sometimes a lack of availability of public computers.


The most frustrating thing is dealing with the wind off of the lake while walking to and from class, but it is not really that bad.


The fact that they really over charge us for all of the food we purchace and the rooms are out of date for what we pay to attend school here.


The most frustrating thing about Carthage is that it is not well known! I believe Carthage is one of the top schools in the midwest. The small-town atmosphere, small class sizes, and amazing professors make Carthage a one of a kind education expeirience!


The most frustrating thing about Carthage College is the accessibility for food. We have the dining hall in the TWC and Baja Fresh, WOW’s, Seattle’s Best, Einstein’s, the corner store and Starbucks on campus. It seems like a lot to eat for such a small campus, but when I get out of class and finish homework it’s around eight at night and nothing except WOWS and the corner store are open. This doesn’t leave me a lot of options and makes me frustrated.


The Resident Assistants. They're all completely different. It's like the school has no set standard for being an RA. Some are super strict about everything while others are chill and laid back. As long as you're not doing something dangerous or really annoying, they'll let you be.


The most frustrating thing about Carthage is how the tuition has gone up from 32 thousand when I came in my freshman year to now 39.8 thousand this year.


The most frustrating thing about Carthage is the cost. It is expensive to go to at nearly $40,000 per year. For those of us who cannot afford to stay on campus, it can be difficult to commute, especially if you live an hour away like I do, which makes having a social life difficult as well as getting help from teachers on the side.


The most frustrating thing is our meal plan. We used to run on a "swipe" system where meals were worth a certain number of swipes. Now they switched it to "points" with about a 1:1 point to dollar ratio. However, when they switched the system, they also eliminated most meal deals and upped the prices of the other meals so we're paying much more for the same amount of food we purchaced in the 2010-11 school year.


The most frustrating thing about Carthage is the weather, it gets really cold and with the lake outside it feels even more cold.


The most frusturating thing is that there are no paper towels in the bathroom.


The most frustrating thing about Carthage is the tuition. I have quite a bit of financial aid, but it is still very expensive to attend this school. It is frustrating because I know that it will be worth it in the long run, but it is scary to think of how much debt I will be in after I graduate.


The most frustrating aspect of Carthage College is the tuition. For the 2009-2010 school year, Carthage's tuition was around 36,000 dollars. For the 2010-2011 year, Carthage's tuition was around 37,900 dollars. For the next school year, tuition will increase by 5.28{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c}, and the college expects to continue increasing the tuition by an average of 5{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} every year. For my senior year, the least that I will pay for college is 42,000 dollars. I don't understand why Carthage must raise it's tuition when it boasts of 22 consecutive years of surplus.


The most frustrating thing is having very bitter cold winters. The snow can pile up and walking to class can be trecherous. There is no complaining that we get the full effect of the four seasons.


The seeming lack of education and quality for the price I pay to go; the money doesn't really seem to go to improving the school, and much (but not all) of the campus looks unrenovated as if it were from the last 2-3 decades ago. Also, it doesn't FEEL like a place of higher learning; it feels more like either an expensive high-school or day-care. I feel mixed about the level of education. Some of my classes I really learn in, while others were the same or worse than high school.


lack of concern with environment and with situations that do not directly affect the students


I believe that a lot of the students don't have a priority to get their class work done because they can sometimes overlook at the fact that it is an expensive school. When your parents pay for classes, it's a lot easier to skimp on your school work, rather than when a student has to provide the funds for their education. I have to provide half the funding for my tuition.


The most frustrating thing about Carthage College is the lack of focus toward commuter students. Being a commuter student myself, I would like to see more opportunities for commuter students to be involved and integrated with the school.


The most frustrating thing about my school is that adult students tend to be left out of "the Loop" when it comes to the events on campus and procedures for their majors/minors.


It's difficult to graduate on time here, yet the tuition is so high that students can easily go into debt.


I am in the middle of nowhere. Literally all we have to do on campus is eat, watch movies, and study. There aren't enough jobs on campus to support all their students so that is not an option either. If there were more to do on campus I would probably be more apt to have a good time and stay at the current college I'm at.


The campus is closed and not located near other businesses so I have to drive everywhere because nothing is within walking distance. It would be nice to have some kind of grocery place on campus which they are building in the next couple years.


I find that many of the students don't have a real passion for learning the subject matter, even when it's a class within their major. If students were to be more involved in the subject matter, all students in the class would benefit. I also find that there are many students that do not have opinions about subjects which I find to be important and even when they do, they are unwilling to discuss them with me if their view is differnt than my own.


The most frustrating part about attending Carthage college is when you're a varsity athelete you're expected to give 150{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} in your sport at all times to represent your school the very best you can however at the same time everyone expects just as much effort in the classroom. It's often hard to please teachers and coaches alike, but they try to be understanding of your situation.


Most of the time the prices of food and books. The food on campus is definitely over priced especially for students that do not live on campus or have a meal plan. The book prices are expensive and most of the time we do not use them much in class.


At times, it seems that the school can tend to be more focused on budget than what is truly important at the school. Although this can be frustrating, we as students tend to not realize the true meaning behind their decisions. Their decisions do usually hold the students at the core of them.


The work load obtained from being a science major, the labs on top of projects on top of homework can get quite overwhelming.


How much drama there seems to be withing the music theater and theater departments.


The most frustrating thing about my school is again the cost. It is very expensive and hard to afford. I love the learning environment and the size of the school and I would never want to go to a different school, however, the cost is making me think I might have to leave Carthage College.


The rules as far as alcohol and noise get very annoying.


Winters right next to lake michigan.


The person who took us on a tour told us there was tons of stuff to do on the weekends but in reality it is a ghost town most weekends.


Reistering for classes, you can see as the classes fill up, but you are not able to register until your appointed date or time. Planning each semester of coursework has involved having to change my plans, even after I have put in careful consideration of options to have the best possible schedule, it just doesn't work out has planned, so don't get too attached to any class plan for a semester, because it will probably change by the time registration is over.


It's hard to be able to move off campus before your senior year. The dorms are fine, but when you are ready to move off you have to be approved before you're allowed to find your own house. Depending on the number of incoming freshman, it can be difficult to get approval.


The most frustrating thing about the school is finding the money to pay for it, and the ways administration does not take what students say seriously and do not listen. It seems like sometimes problems with the school never get fixed.


Right now being a commuter is frustrating. They're doing rennovations on our gym/arena so the construction crews have taken away a lot of the commuter parking and we have to park farther away from our classes and possibly in an area where we aren't supposed to park which sets security on us. We've been harrassed by security for not parking in our commuter spots but that's becuase we don't have enough spots to park in. So I think we need more parking for commuters and everyone on campus.


The selection of food can get old fast, and the meal plan is not substantial. A car is a must for any fun at this school, and usually the weekends are dead because everyone has gone home. Most people are local (within a few hours). The dorms are ok, but in need of renevation.


The conservative, binge-drinking mentality of all these partying students around me. Most of the campus is heterosexual, white, Republican, and interested only in partying at this school. Most seniors say, "I don't know what I want to do with my life after I graduate." Also, I never feel as though the faculty, administration, or the school's *one* counselor actually care about me as a person.