The most frustrating thing would be the sheer amount of people in some classes that I attend. The large population in some of the more basic classes make some of the classes more impersonal than my previous experience at a community college.
The most frustrating thing about the University of Kansas is that it's positioned on top of a hill, so walking to class is quite a chore! Also, the cafeteria area is somewhat far off from where most of the more common buildings hold classes. Somewhat of an inconvenience when you're trying to grab a quick lunch between classes.
Large classes and scheduling classes.
Walking up and down all the hills!
My school seems to be a bit disorganized. What I mean by this is that the different departments in the school don't seem to communicate together very well. This can make it very hard to find answers to your questions. It can be very frustrating when you can't find the answers to questions you need to know, and you have to contact many different departments within the school. This can lead to unnecessary stress. Also, different advisors tend to give you conflicting answers to the same question.
Some of the buildings need to be updated. ANd it is frustrating when tons of money is poured into athletics when I see other things on campus needing work.
The advising help can sometimes be difficult and/or not understanding. In the beginning I had to go through a few advisors before I found one that really matched my personality and understood my goals and difficulties/set backs.
What most frustrates me is how it is so hard for me to receive money through the school.
Walking up the hill everyday for class. It doesn't seem that bad but it gets tiring after awhile.
Definately the differential pay for classes. On top of tuition, students have to pay an additional amount for a class they are required to take in order to be admitted into the specific school for their major. It's frustrating to hear that your school has tons of money in their endowment, yet the students feel no effects. Rather, they feel is the annual increase of tuition and required campus fees. It makes it difficult for one to soley focus on school if a student has to work as much in a week as they do go to class.
When attending both the Edwards Campus and the Lawrence Campus, the students are charged twice for extraneous fees (i.e. technology fee). Since the students only have primary access to one campus, the charges shouldn't be doubled.
Great school where YOU can do what ever you want with your college experience. Lawrence is very supportive if the University and its' students.
Where I live it is hard to get to campus because I live a couple miles away. Too far to walk and not very accessible parking around campus.
so far i would hav so say, having teachers that really dont know how to teach since it's there first time teaching a class.
Some of the classwork and studying can be overwhelming. You just have to stay on top of your game and focus to do well in each course.
Probably the most frustrating thing about my school is the class sizes. First of all, there are the HUGE classes for general education courses, which makes things impersonal and, to tell you the truth, hard to attend and pay attention, no matter how close sit to the front. And second of all, there are the small individualized classes that people are being wait listed for because there just aren't enough teachers teaching that class. I think that if there are so many people wanting to take that class, they should offer more than one.
Enrollment can be very annoying as far as getting in the classes you want, especially if you are a freshman.
The lack of parking available on and near campus.
The bus system, while it is free, is always late.
My school is great and there is not much to complain about. The only thing that is a hardship is not having a lot of money. I go to school 18 hours each semester and have to work 35-40 hours a week 30 miles away so I can keep up on payments for school. Basically the most frustrating thing about my school is the tuition prices! Other than that I love the school, the people, and the entire city of Lawrence as a whole.
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