University of Utah Top Questions

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Savannah

It's built on a hill. As a student that has a lot of text books, it really sucks walking up hill to all of my classes.

Danielle

The most frustrating thing at my school is the number of students. It makes it a lot harder to get close to the professors when there are 60+ (somestimes 100+) students in the class.

Brody

The cost.

Samir

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Michael

The most frustrating thing about the UofU is the financial aid office, they always have a line and when you finally get the chance to talk to someone there it's similar to talking with a robot. They do not send notification if something is wrong and tuition is due way to soon into the semester so most semester I pay out of pocket and wait for weeks before seeing any financial aid.

Nikolette

The most frustrating thing about my school is how far apart each building is placed. It takes about fifteen to thirty minutes to walk to each class, which can be a real pain in the winter.

Kirsten

The cost of tuition is the most frustrating thing about school. It seems there are fees, upon fees, upon fees that never stop.

Thomas

The most frustrating part of going here is that the lecture halls can be huge. Usually this only pertains to a select number of general classes, but the halls can be up to 600 students.

Samue

The most frustrating thing about the school is that they didn't accept a lot of my transfer credits.

Shaswat

Important classes in the respective field are usually scheduled only one semster per year.

Nahomi

IT IS REALLY BIG AND IT IS REALLY EASY TO GET LOST

Jasmine

If you are not mormon, sometimes I feel as though it can be hard to fit in.

JEANARY

MANQUE DE PERFORMANCE

Armin

The most frustarating thing about my school is the freshman class sizes. I have a few classes that are 250 + students. I would prefer if there was a little more one on one with the teacher.

Analeigh

There is hardly any night life! There is, however, a Late Night Programming Board that creates events most Thurs-Sat evenings, but b/c this is a dry campus everyone moves off campus to party.

Victoria

The most frustrating thing about the University of Utah is that it is a commuter school. Many people drive up from home in the mornings and then leave right after their classes leaving no opportunities to meet other students. I have tried to veer from this habit but it is still present in students around me. The other frustrating thing is that the campus is huge and the Utah winters are cold! However, that's Utah and we all learn to live with it. :)

Mallory

The most frustrating thing about my school is the lack of environmental science program. The campus itself is making a strong effort to be environmentally sounds, but offers no environmental science degree. I was in apart of the biology program because that is what I want to study, but the program is so overwhelmed with pre-med students that us environmental folk get shut out, so I have switched my major to geology. I am not quite getting the ecological view point I was hoping for, but still enjoy it.

Candida

What I find most frustrating is how scattered everything is- it's such a large campus that you find yourself not having enough time in between classes.

Brandon

It can be frustrating to try to get in to talk to a financial aid counselor and nearly impossible to call them.

Laura

The most frustrating thing about the University of Utah is the ongoing construction. They finish ne project and as soon as you think the construction is over, they block off another parking lot and start tearing apart another building for improvement. It's not all bad though, because the improvements are always worth the wait. The biggest inconvenience is re-routing.

Leanne

The one frustrating thing that I have felt at this school is, the fact that they do not have a masters in psychology, in which I am currently going to be getting at another school next year. Other than that, I loved attending Columbia College, and would reccommend it for anyone who needs a school with small class sizes, and flexible schedules for the working adult.

Jamie

Very focused on grades, my undergrad was a 2.8 I didn't qualify for their programs, and had to go to a graduate school out of state.

Yili

The University of Utah is too big. Sometimes, I will lost my way.

Sara

It was impossible to get a hold of a real person in Housing; I lost housing scholarship money because no one was ever in the office to counter-sign the check, and I was charged a fee when I checked out of housing early because my RA was never around, and never responded to emails, to sign paperwork. I was thoroughly dissatisfied with my on-campus housing experience. (My sister, however, had a great time; then again, she had a room all to herself....)

Nicolaas

I don't know if I really do find anythig very frustrating about this school.

MyHanh

If you have the habit of procrastination back in high school or whenever, stop and I mean really STOP procrastinating, because once you fallen behind it's really hard to catch up unless you are like those superkids who always never do their work and somehow they are able to maintain a really good grade.

Jordan

The most frustrating thing about my school is probably the cost of living on campus. The cost is much higher then it would be to live off-campus, so while it is desireable to have a transition from home to being completely on your own, the price is very high.

Harrison

The most frustrating part about my school is all the contruction that goes on.

Nhu-Y

The tuition. It's not too much compared to Standford or Yale, but it's still a troublesome topic every semester, especially for me as my family and I barely make it in time for the tuition due date deadline. Financial aid says our family makes too much (which is not true) and scholarships never seem to want to help me.

ERIC

IS THAT MOST SCHOLARSHIPS ARE BASED ON GPA AND DON'T ACCOUNT FOR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Collin

The most frustrating thing about the U so far is the parking. It is an extremely large campus, and if you get an affordable parking pass, it puts you half mile to a mile away from any popular building. I don't remember having to walk this much at any of the other colleges I've attended.

Jake

That there are many prerequisite classes that are unnecessary. I feel like I have taken many classes that are not applicable to the field of study that I am going into which is Physical Therapy. I had to take many math classes like Trigonometry, Algebra, and Statistics but I will not be using math very often if at all when I become a Physical Therapist. Math is just one example of these unnecessary classes. If we could take classes only that will be meaningful to us and teach us only what we need to know then that would be great.

Zach

Having to walk to classes that are clear on the otherside of campus than your class before.

Michelle

There is not a lot of diversity. It has improved over the years, but still limited.

Heidi

As a working adult, I would love to see more internet based classes. College is extemly expensive and being able to work and attend school online is essential. I wish the University of Utah offered more online classes.

Matthew

The faculty-to-student ratio is very low. It is hard to find time to ask questions or have a discussion with the professors.

Rahz

Some classes are purely lecture and it's SO boring. Pure lecture and then your grade is based on nothing but 3 or 4 exams. It's VERY conducive to a lot of stress.

Julie

This school is a commuters school so traffic in the morning is horrible

Alina

the cold weather, limited amount of classes to take for upper disvision, expensive cost for textbooks

N/A

The most frustrating thing about my school is perhaps how there is a limited selection to upper division courses. It causes upper division students to have to schedule their work around school because they only have the option to take a course at one or two times that conflict with another limited upper division course. It is difficult to get a good schedule that works well for you academically and careerwise.

Jason

Many students work full time to support themselves and the school is not fully up to par in accomidating for this. With this, it is hard to graduate in four years because students are not able to take full loads of classes due to having to work so much.

Madelyn

The most frustrating thing about my school is the clicks that alot of people have and how it is hard to become someones friend if they are in a click.

moises

The most frustrating thing about my school were the residancy requirements. I was forced to pay out-of-state tuition for the whole two years I attended, to make things worse out of state tuition here is expensive.

Haley

The University of Utah is a commuter school and not many of the students live on campus. If you want to be involved in campus life, you really have to work for it. The experiences and social life are out there if you know where to look and you are willing to put forth the effort. I had a great experience but I would definitely say I had to make the decision to be involved.

Patricia

Be sure you have enough time to wait for shuttles, they are pretty unreliable.

Kate

The academic standards at the University of Utah can be very high depending on which classes a person chooses to enroll in. Many of my classes have been so difficult that taking them in combination with each other put me under extreme amounts of pressure and stress. It's frustrating knowing that I will be graduating in five years instead of four. I'm glad the the University of Utah pushes its students, unfortunately about 1/4 of the people I know (attending the University) have the same problem I have, and many of the others have already dropped out.

Dane

The city and state have very strange laws. Very little in the city is open past 10pm and almost every is closed on Sundays. Parking on campus is very problematic as is with most Universities, however because only 5,000 of the 29,000 live on campus the remaining 24,000 comute on a daily basis. The University informs it's student primarily via an email system it provides, but very few student, myself inclueded, check that email and we have all given alternate forms of contact information.

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