I have no complaints about the school. I'm frustrated with what I did with my time there when my education was free. I was on a full scholarship and my last two years there were not great becuase I started missing classes regularly. Prior to that, I had a 3.5 gpa. It is 14 years later and I will be attending online to complete my degree.
I hate to ever decry a library, but I'm no fan of their student laptops. They are, by and large, damaged and outdated, both in terms of hardware and software. I can't speak for other students, but I don't think I'm alone in wishing they had the budget to improve the student laptop service.
Coming from a larger college town, Emporia is very small and there are limited things to do. The people are fantastic, but you will have to become pretty creative on the weekends, especially if you do not want to drink. Although there are always things going on on campus, there is little going on in town. Also the ratio of guys to girls is pretty uneven. There are six times as many girls here as there are guys.
The food on campus because there isn't much of a variety.
Nothing but just keep an eye on your advising.
What I would consider the worst thing about my school is that the cafeteria does not have very many healthy options. I say this because everyday we are served the same things, pizza, hamburgers, and sandwiches. The only healthy options that are constant are the salad bar and water.
The small town makes it difficult to find some things to do when you have spare time.
The worst thing about my school is the amount of hours I am allowed to work. The school jobs close at 5p.m. I would like to have an opportunity to work longer hours at school because I need money to pay my college tuition and I feel safe on campus. I enjoy working on campus rather than off campus and therefore I would like more hours. This would help because many students who work on campus have a second job because there is simply not enough hours to work, and money is need for college tuition, textbooks, and housing.
Beyond the obvious of being land locked in the Midwest without in ocean in view or cascading mountains on the horizon, I have been most disconcerted by the online courses at this institution. This semester was my first experience taking online courses, not by choice, and as it turned out a very poor experience. Distant classes proved to be disconnected, and even poorly coordinated, and in one instance, hostile. Course material was often recycled curriculum that professors failed to up-date while insisting students spend necessary time of a normal course, in my mind professors should heed this advice.
I think the schools focus on being green or eco-friendly is really too low. It has no effect on the students being here.
I consider the worst thing to be the parking. I only say this because I live off-campus and some of the parking lots (where I have my permit) are a little small. Therefore during busy times or in winter when the parking lots and sidewalks haven't been cleaned yet, it is hard to find a parking spot and still get to class on time. (Unless you arrive super early)
I don't feel as connected to the school since I live off campus. Information about activities going on might be sent to your school email the day of the activity and that's it. I would like to see more notice and different ways of presenting the information. They need to put flyers up and send emails prior to the day of.
The worst thing about my school is the aged facilities.
There isn't much to do off campus in Emporia.
The diversity among my classmates and my instructors. I don't really see any instructors that are the same race.
The worst thing about ESU in my opinion is their Algerbra program. The good news is is that they are changing it. The reason why I say that the Algerba program (Beginning , Intermediate & College Algerbra) sucks at ESU is because they teach it though an computerized math program. And then give you a standardized paper & pencil test! For me and other people who have trouble with math it throws our grove off completly. The Algerbra program has been so bad that after flunking/repeating the courses students enroll in a local community college and transfer the math credit in.
Wow, The only thing I don't like is the fact there aren't more media classes available. That's a subject I enjoy and would like to study along with the economic and criminal justice classes.
The food in the cafeteria, is quite possibly the worst food i've ever had. Other than that, everything else is pretty chill.
drugs and alchohol.id rather be studying then polluting my mind and learning.
The deadness of the weekends. There is nothing going on. All of the businesses in the Student Union are closed on the weekend.
There is not too much to do around the Emporia area. We are out in the middle of no where basically and you have to find really close firends to just hang out with and make your own fun.
The school lunch. The lunch here is not very nutrional and i just don't like the varity they serve.
The town of Emporia is very undeveloped. There is not much to do in town as far as shopping and going out to eat. The more "developed" part of town is far from campus.
The size of classes this year.
The worse thing about my school is the terrible apartments available around the school.
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