The most frustrating thing about this university is the inter campus shuttle bus doesn’t run on the weekends.
The most frustrating thing at Loyola would have to be how many opportunities and clubs there are available to students. Loyola has a variety of wonderful and exciting clubs for students to get involved in, but sometimes the clubs aren't very diciplined with holding weekly meetings. At Loyola I think joining a club or activity takes much more effort and planning than I was used to in high school, so prospective students should be aware that it takes more effort to be committed to an activity you enjoy.
The lack of classes and the overall sense that no one cares. It's why I am transferring to Loyola.
The most frustrating thing about Loyola would be that unlike most Universities this one is always Reconstructing their buildings and infrastructure. On one such day I was walking to class to find out they are now remodeling part of the Workout facilities so I had to take a detour down their bright red path which, has beautiful trees and flowers along it. This is the only thinf that is frustrating about Loyola. If you can handle beautiful scenery and detours then you are in luck!
It is expensive to attend. Struggle to get enough financial aid
Definitely the tuition! The increasing rate of a college education is ridiculous, and while Loyola is generous with scholarships and there is financial aid available, it's still hard to make ends meet and pay for the crazy tuition, WHICH KEEPS INCREASING EVERY YEAR while the scholarship does not. Unfortately, I have had to take out loans; something that I had hoped to avoid in undergrad.
The most frustrating thing about my school is the enormous amounts of requirements for the CORE Curriculum Program. There are many programs that should not even be required. Also, the CORE requirements are not all exactly basic-level courses, so it is easy for some one majoring in a science to get stressed out. If you come to Loyola, make sure to stay on top of registration to get the best classes.
Again, I would have to say the social life
I always register late because I have trouble paying everything off on time. It causes me not to get the classes that I want or need and has now hurt me in the long run.
the amount of money i have to pay per semester, and there is not a lot of diversity
The only two complaints I have is the cost and the commute between campuses. One campus is in the heart of downtown Chicago's shopping district, and the other is on the north side of Chicago. By train, its about a 30 minute drive, by public transportation its about an hour ride, and the Loyola shuttle takes about 20-30 minutes but is only accessible every 30 minutes.
The professors in the English department are far more interested in their own work than in their students. As a whole, they have limited knowledge past their own realm of knowledge, and cannot offer the student as much as they should be able to.
It is expensive.
The weather in the middle of winter and how cold it gets outside and then having to walk to classes in the cold and the snow.
The construction that is going on and the parking!
It is extremely difficult to make friends, even if you are a social person. The classes are very difficult which requires a great deal of studying.
Certain majors don't have many classes to choose from, yet they are shown to be provided on our University's website.
I think the most frustrating thing about Loyola University Chicago is that there is not a wide variety of majors. There are lots of majors having to do with the liberal arts, and then there are lots of students planning to go to grad school in pre-med or pre-law, but other than that there is no engineering or architecture. Most of the students here major in psychology or philosophy as well, and I would just like it if there were more diversity.
The most frustrating aspect about Loyola is the process by which roommates are assigned for dorm living. Simply a short and inadequate questionnaire was mailed to each student, aimed at obtaining minimal information, which inevitably lead to absolutly dreadful roommate pairing for many students. Personally, I don't dislike my roommates nor do I like them, but for numerous friends of mine, they couldn't have been placed in a worse situation. They spend countless hours attempting to resolve their siutation, and are then roadblocked by the school when attempting to switch rooms, which makes focusing on school work difficult.
As a transfer student, the most frustrating thing about my university is all of the hidden fees and costs. I also often ascribe to the fact that the school doesn't do much to inform students about required activities and classes. While these things may seem bad, they aren't entirely. Instead of viewing this negatively, I chose to look at this as an opportunity to become more responsible.
One of the most frustrating things about my school is the availability of places to eat.
There isn't enough time to take all the classes I want to take.
The most frustrating thing at Loyola is the lack of diversity in the races of students. This is accompanied by the lack of understanding, in regards to the world as a whole, portrayed by the majority of students.
I wish I could get more financial aid.
The most frustrating thing about my school is getting housing if you were previously a commuter.
Teachers tend to be not of the highest quality and are not going to woo anyone with the intellect.
It can sometimes be frustrating to get the classes you want when you want them.
The Honors Program at Loyola is very rigorous, yet it does not get the outside credit or prestige it deserves. Although I may have to work as hard as students at higher ranked institutions due to the Honors Program, I will not necessarily recieve more notice due to my involvement in it. Loyola has much to offer, yet it must work on its reputation in order to help its students in gaining top jobs and acceptance into the best grad, med, and law schools. However, the school is currently focused on admitting more students instead of improving reputation.
The class load. I feel like professors do not understand how much work we are given my each professor. Perhaps they should communicate more?
The construction that is going on everywhere.
There are not alot of African Americans here.
Sometimes students aren't culturely aware. They make statements that could insult other cultures.
Sometimes it is difficult to get answers to your questions which is an effect of trying to localize where you need to go if you have a problem. Also, the cross walks take a long time.
It's never easy being on a campus that is going through changes. Sure, it can be exciting, but putting up with the construction is often a hassle.
Sometimes it seems too cliquey. People are not as outgoing as you would think college students would be.
It's very expensive
It's very expensive and some of my friends can't afford to attend this school.
The price of tuition is a pain in the rear.... Although I hear that Loyola offers a lot of financial aid, I don't really qualify for any :(.
A very lackluster social life, that forces many kids to look for their fun elsewhere. Not that it is terribly difficult finding fun in the 3rd largest city in America. You simply wish people were more open and inviting socially at this school.
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