State University of New York at New Paltz Top Questions

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Dana

The worst thign about my school is definitely the food. While it is not completely unbearable, you get pretty tired of the food at the dinning hall really fast. Still, there are some other good places to eat on campus and some great restaurants in the town.

Tess

The worst thing about New Paltz is trying to balance school work and social life. I want to be involved in many clubs and hang out with my friends, but often I have a lot of coursework and I don't have enough time to do both. And, scheduling is sometimes an issue. For instance, I have five classes on Mondays. It's a long day that ends with a lot of homework. However, it can be done with some effort, it's just very difficult.

Allison

The worst thing about my school is that there is not as much to offer for commuting students as on-campus students. I live 45 minutes away from my school, and professors do not always consider the time and money put into commuting to campus. They tend to assign mandatory meetings or talks that students must attend. They do not think about the work schedules or driving time and gas money that commuter students have to deal with each time they are asked to come to campus.

Karen

The price of books at the book store. Prices seem to rise every year ( even for used books)

Jared

The registration proceess was a bit daunting. Every semester it was a small battle to obtain a seat in the classes you want or need. If the class filled up it was very difficult or nearly impossible to get a seat in that clas..

Stephen

"Academic advising/registrar." We are a small enough school in which I stopped going to my advisor for problems and whenever I had a problem in any subject (getting into a class, problem with "progress report") I went to the chair of the department, everyone else was useless. That is the biggest piece of advise, oh and don't expect answers online, go to the chair to find answers to your questions.

Kathryn

The Bureaucracy. Getting things filed or paperwork processed is a nightmare if you don't guide it every step of the way. Very few students fully understand the way the administration works and there should be more emphasis on that. It would increase student success and involvement .

David

The oncampus food service.

Althea

Cannot say what is the worst thing because the college experience is really what you make of it. You can coast and enjoy life with no parents telling you what to do or you can go into college with a set plan and goals. Now that I am thinking about it, the worst thing about school is the freshman 15! I gained the freshman 30!

Alyson

The worst thing about SUNY New Paltz would be all of the g.e classes. I think they require too many.

Amanda

Typical administration...it's nearly impossible to get something simple done (ex. register for classes, get good advice from an advisor, etc.)

Mike

Some of the teachers aren't fit to teach for a variety of reasons. It's not too hard to avoid taking there classes. Even if you do end up with one, you just have to study on your own a little more.

Amanda

Repitition of the same kind of food

Ruby

The worst? Not sure

Colin

Lack of school spirit, and the pot community on campus. A lack of school spirit kind of just sucks, I do not like not having people back the sports teams. And the pot community on this campus is sooo annoying, they make a big deal oout of everything and cant accept the fact that pot is illegal, hide it.

caitlin

i dont like the normality that is associated with drug use i do not use drugs and i find that everywhere i go someone is. i also do not like the devide between majors people within my major are very commited to acedemics but outside my major people drink and dont take school seriously and i find when i am in a GE class students are very rude to profesors.

Cherie

There is too much of a stress upon GE Requirements and certain major classes.

Christina

I dont consider anything bad about my school

Ruth

The worst thing abou tmy school is that the transportation to go to the Mall.

Gianna

One aspect of my school that I am unsatisfied with is that there seems to be fewer classes available each semester than there should be. Us students should have more options open to them each semester, because for many departments, there just is not enough.

William

Honestly there is nothing so bad that is worth mentioning. US Weekly voted it the hottest small state school in America. I agree with them.

Michael

Not much! I love going to SUNY New Paltz. I'm a picky eater, so maybe the food?

Jamie

There is a limited selection of options for meal plans.

Katherine

What I consider the worst thing about school, I also consider the best thing, which is the location. Because of from NYC, whenever i feel home sick i can always go home, but SUNY New Paltz does not have much transportation so we can go to other places like Poughkeepsie Mall or anything. Theres not places to go to in New Paltz

Danielle

Disorganized records and registration.

Alysha

The worst thing about my school is how liberal it is, and its not even a bad thing its just different than I'm used to.

Chloe

Poor academic advising.

Andrey

The school schedules messes up the nightlife at the bars.

Blake

The dining services aren't that great. It's edible, but it could be a lot better.

Garrett

academic advising

Mark

the dining hall food is really bad

Michelle

I think the worst thing about my school is the fact that funds have been cut for the extracurricular activities. Honestly they did not have an excessive amount to begin with and for the next school year there has been a dramatic cut. This concerns me because in the '08-'09 school year I will be the Treasurer of one the clubs titled Latino Week. Our club is based on activities that we can provide for the school for one whole week and budget cuts will definitely affect how we can inform the public of spanish culture.

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