I just really want to Study Abroad. It's hard to make friends but it's one of those things where you have to do it on your own, and trying to force us to hold hands and jump doesn't really help when you don't live in dorms (*referring to orientation* I seriously met no one from there). I made friends with seniors/ people leaving to graduate and upperclassmen before making friends with people who were freshmen. =\ To which I must say, that I don't regret, but, when you make friends with people about to leave more, then it makes it difficult when they leave... but that's another story By the way, I'm irritated about the book that we were told was required for this year and wasn't even mentioned by our professors. Many of our professors didn't even know about the book... I'd prefer compensation for making me waste time reading that (when I could've been reading some other books that I'd prefer to read). [The book didn't even make sense to me.] However, I realize asking or even mentioning compensation would be pointless. I should get over it... But I could've spent that eleven dollars on Japanese Kanji flashcards instead which somewhat irritates me more =\ What adds fuel to the fire is that we were told that it was "required". Anyhow, no offense to the professor who wrote it, but I actually finished the thing... and my friend who didn't even bother buying it, was in a way rewarded, while I was punished for listening. I suppose that's my mistake. Again, thank you for listening to my rants and comments. I'm sorry if any of it was unproductive or offensive as I do not mean it to be.
SFSU is just a great school with many things to do. There are posters everywhere alluring newcomers to join different groups and clubs of different activities ranging from politics to acting to dating, etc. There's usually a live performance or band playing at the Caesar Chavez Center, right next to the diner where many people gather to study, eat, or relax. You can look out on the field and witness religious sacraments, or people playing football. SFSU often play historical documents and hold events for civic engagement. There's just so many things going on culturally, historically, and socially that the school easily engages students to interact with eachother and the community positively.
My main complaint is the smoking on campus. People walk around smoking all the time and it is completely disrespectful and unsafe to other people. I've seen students who are smoking who spot the police coming to ticket someone else for it and so they quickly throw it on the ground...so now they've been smoking around people and also littered on campus. How do we change this? Obviously the threat of policing for it isn't enough.
I think that people who choose this school will like it (not the commute though Hahaha.) On occasion, there's sunshine. But hell, what kind of city is the city of fog if there's sun? [=
SFSU needs to add more classes, more staff and change its registration policies! Seniors should have priority and should be able to sign up for all the classes that they need!
Don't let US News ranking fooled you on SFSU. It is a good school with some of the best professors I have met.
Some facilities are old on main campus. I am looking forward to see a brand new library soon.
SFSU is a decent school, the professors are decent, lots of cons.
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