Metropolitan State University of Denver Top Questions

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


The fact that I have to take a 40 min train ride to school is annoying.


MSU is a commuter campus. There aren't any dorms or on-campus living. This is very frustrating because I have to take the light rail to school every day, or pay to park in a parking garage in order to go to class. I live in Parker, Colorado, which is about an hour of travel time away from Denver. Everything else about the school is amazing, but this is the one thing that makes going to school here difficult. If I had the option to live on campus, I would, because it would make going to school easier.




Metro functions as a commuter school, making it extreamely difficult to get to know people. My expectation of college was that it would be very social. But really, a lot of effort is necessary to get involved and to find a peer group, which causes problems for me because I don't do well with new people. So really the problem resides with me more than the school, still being a commuter school, people at the school aren't very motivated to make friends.


The most frustrating thing I have found is that it's easy to get lost on campus.


Parking is a big money issue. If you have car, expect to pay alot (anywhere from 4 to 10 dollars) for parking.


The most frustrating thing about Metro State is first figuring out where everything is on campus. It shares with two other colleges so it can be pretty complicated


The most frustrating thing about Metropolitan State College of Denver is the location. The campus is situated only blocks from the busy, noisy, and dirty downtown area. The campus feels overshadowed by the oppresive skyscrapers and confined by the din of the crowded streets and obnoxious trains. Peace is a rarity on the campus due to the penetrating noise of the bustling city. Just as one thinks he has found a quiet place out of doors, more city intrudes.


There were a couple of instructors that I felt were not good instructors which caused some frustration. The cost of parking and the difficulty of finding parking was a big source of frustration.


The most frustrating thing about Metro is the lack of organization that some of the offices have. One in particular, the Financial Aid Office, makes it extremely difficult to get anything accomplished. The financial aid policies at Metro are also a bit frustrating. Be forewarned: DO NOT DROP CLASSES.


Transportation to campus if you do not live in the city is difficult and the only mass transit is a train. Parking is terrible and exspensive.


The cost of parking and financial aid


The semester is way to short. I'm used to 18 week semesters, not 14 weeks. It allows for no mistakes and we all have lives even though i understand colloge is the most important aspect.


availability of certain classes.


They are working on campus living, but as much as I have seen, it leaves much to be desired. This is not the classic dorm situation and college experience most would like to have.


The admissions process, hands down! The advisors do not work with the finacial aid officers who don't work with the transcript counselors when working on the admissions process for a new student. Sudents are always confused as to why noone told them, for example, their general studies credits did not transfer ad that's why they do not qualify as a sophmore.


One of the most frustrating thing about my school is that the department is amazing and the rest of the school does not always reflect that. Hospitality is exciting, challenging and rewarding and our professors give real experience with real industry speakers. It is frustrating that all the majors Physics and Nursing don't reflect those same programs, courses, and assistance to help their students. I have friends that major in these fields and it's discouraging when leaving my department to see their's nearly without representation or a concerned person to work with them.


Certain basic courses drive me crazy. I understand that colleges and universities are trying to make students well rounded individuals, however making classes mandatory when they aren't within your major doesn't help. Classes like that are brushed off and not cared about and simply frustrates me and most of my friends. If the class isn't taken seriously what good does it do? It only adds cost to an already expensive situation.


The distance between classes.....I've got 10 min to get from one end of the campus to the other. Otherwise, I'm excited to be going back to school.


I attended Northern Michigan University in the fall and the toughest part of school was the schedule and the amount of time and effort it took. Being on the football team along with a 14 credit class made it almost impossible for sleep. Practice took up almost 5 hours a day and classes up to 12 hours some days. Constant sleep deprivation made it tough to keep up with physical activities, but with the sight of the end of the season the days moved quicker. For those couple months, the tough schedule was the toughest part of school.


I have severe asthma. I handle it pretty well and can keep it in check despite the walking around campus involved in any college student?s life. However, my biggest grievance with my school is that smoking is permitted on campus. There is nothing as upsetting as having an asthma attack when you are trying to get to class. I don't judge, people can smoke if they so desire I just wish there was a designated area so others would not have to suffer the effects of second hand smoke relentlessly.


The most frustrating thing about my school is that thyere are not enough online classes for students that want to go full time but also need to work.


The most frustrating thing I have experienced is the lack of communication between departments, and the unclarity of what classes I need for my major/minor. I am a Human Development major with a minor/certification in early childhood education. The psychology department (human development) and the education department have each told me different things regarding the programs, and I have about four different lists of classes I need to take. It is really frustrating to find out that a class I am currently taking, that was on the original list they gave me, is not needed.


I think that it is stupid that people have to take general studies classes. Degrees could be done much quicker and that way people are not in as much debt. Some of my friends are 130,000 in debt because of school and their flight training costs.