Most of the people come to USF for the city itself, not school spirit or activities. If you're looking for something to do, you'll always find it, but chances are it won't be on campus. Also getting up to lomo is a pain
People are very unfriendly after orientation. It makes it difficult to make friends and have a good initial college experience.
THE WORST THING ABOUT MY SCHOOL IS THE OFF CAMPUS LIVING. MY UNIVERSITY IS LOCATED IN SAN FRANCISCO, SO ONCE YOU ARE LOOKING TO FIND YOUR OWN APARTMENT, NOT ONLY IS IT EXTREMLEY DIFFICULT, BUT IT IS ALSO INSANELY EXPENSIVE. MY SCHOOL DOES TRY TO HELP STUDENTS WITH FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE, BUT THEIR HELP IS TRIVIAL. ALTHOUGH, IT DOES GIVE THE STUDENT A STRONG SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND PERSERVERENCE BECAUSE YOU CANNOT GIVE UP WHEN LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO LIVE. JUST LIKE ANYTHING, IT HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS.
There is no campus life at all. Many students are from the Bay Area and go home on long weekends. The students are not very adveturous. Sheltered private school kids.
There have recently been several administration decisions that negatively impact the student body. I belive it stems from a lack of communication, and it ahs become the worst part of the school because it directly effects the programs available to students.
Our science building is really outdated. Though the quality of education is very high it is hard to truly understand certain concepts and recieve hands on knowledge about the work when we arent able to use the modern equipment used in labs today. It is something the University is working on but it needs to get better so the students will benifit from a richer learning environment.
My school does not have any significant flaws. The only minor flaw is the lack of majors. I am an international business major, but I am still trying to determine what subject I would like to minor in. The University is highly respected across the San Francisco Bay Area and will continue to receive many applicants.
It has a limited student popultation and campus.
The school spirit and social atmosphere.
The worst thing about my school is that it is filled with wealthy students. Coming from middle class, I feel like most of the students don't understand how expensive attending a private school is because their parents pay for it. Sometimes it makes me feel out of place because I am attending due to the many loans I took out.
The worse thing about my school is the lack of cultural diversity. I chose this institution because I had read it was the 15th most diverse school in the nation. I have found this not to be the case. I enjoy meeting different people from different cultures. I believe that is how you grow as an individual. However, most of my dormmates are from the same geographical area which I am from. Although I do enjoy their company I would have prefered to connect with students from out of the area, out of the state and out of the country.
This year will be my first semester as an incoming transfer student at the University of San Francisco so I have not experienced anything yet that I would consider it being the worst thing about USF. One thing I can say that I experienced just by visiting the school is that the parking is not so great. Being that the school is located in San Francisco where parking is limited and located near Golden Gate Park, public transportation is a better option to commute to school.
The worst part about USF is how many cliques there are around campus. There are many different groups of people and it is hard to blend in with everyone. Not all of the students at the school are welcoming and make it difficult to feel a part of your school. It takes a little more effort to make friends, and since the school is so small it is almost like a high school.
The worst part about the University of San Francisco is the high cost of tuition and lack of scholarships available. Even coming from a Jesuit high school, USF (a Jesuit University) offered no help in the continuation of a Jesuit education. The merit scholarship was not on a sliding scale, so although my GPA was much higher than what they expected, my average SAT scores were not good enough and therefore, the school offered me no financial aid.
USF is very expensive to attend.
The lab facilities are a little dated and need to be updated. There are also not too many places for off campus students to hang out.
Living in the city can be expensive in itself and tuition is no easier.
I feel like our school costs much more than it is worth it. Tuition on it's own is very expensive, without all the additive costs. Living in San Francisco is expensive in general is expensive, so our school should do as much as they can not to add on costs. For example, we still required to spend $1700 dollars a semester in a meal card. Everyone mostly ends up not using all of it because the quality of the food is not good, and it either goes to waste or we buy unnecessary food items.
Being situated in such a metropolitan environment, the University of San Francisco does not allow a student the comfort or memory-making environment at larger, more tight knit campus provides.
The worst thing about USF is the way they squeeze as much money out of everyone as possible. They do not accept transfer credits from current students if the class they took somewhere else is offered at USF as well., and that is just one example. It seems a little odd that a Jesuit school would operate in that manner.
The complete absense of school spirit. I'm not sure whether it's because we don't have a strong sports program, or because our frats/sororoties barely have a presense, but sometimes I wish there was a little bit more of a community on campus.
The school is not focused enough on the real world, and instead, it preaches how to become a better person and how to make this world (theoretically) more just. That's fine, but that does not put food on the table. Hey, we came here to learn, and then get jobs--not do community service.
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