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Reviews 609 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is expensive and very hard to come by. But if you are persistent you can find a deal.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is ok, but it's expensive.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: The school consists of mostly young students, so there's nothing going on for the older more mature community.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is pretty good off-campus dining. There's everything from traditional american to tibetan and thai to mediterranean.

1 College Junior

Administration: The administration has way too much red-tape and has no idea what's going on, on campus. The school might actually run better without them.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: I went back to school after taking time after high school to work. This school is not helpful for people who transfer in from 2 year schools. Right now I'm fighting with financial aid to be able to borrow the money i need to get through this year. I graduate in 1.5 years, and yet the school is telling me I might need to take an entire year off and cross my fingers that there will be more money available next year.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: It's hard to get healthy cost-effective options.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing scene is challenging because there are so many working professionals here and so many rich kids here. The prices have sky-rocketed so it's very very difficult to find a good place at a good price. It's not uncommon to pay $3,000/mo for a house or $1,000 for a single bedroom.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: I hear from traditional students that the party scene is mostly non-existent. Many kids are into video games and that sort of thing, and plus everyone's weighed down with homework so it's hard for them to have any real fun.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Golden is an amazing town. There is a ton of variety in the small down-town area, and if one is willing to venture to the southern part of golden there are a lot of other less expensive options. Good variety, lots of healthy choices, and the prices aren't out of control.

1 College Junior

Administration: The administration is horrible because they are unaware, or ignore, the huge disconnect between what the school says it does and what it actually does. It says it gives the best engineering education in colorado. In reality, it encourages cheating over learning, and actually penalizes those who refuse to cheat.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: This school is set up for rich kids who at the drop of a hat can have thousands of dollars put towards their education. They offer kids who start as freshmen straight out of high school special grants etc. Meanwhile, non-traditional students get about 60% of their financial need met. After that they're on their own. Sometimes special loans will come out but for the most part the school doesn't care whether you can afford it or not because they know so many other richer people are clamoring to get in.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: They are raising the price of food while also making it fancier, but not any better. It's often unhealthy. Also, since they closed Slate and replaced it with Mines Market, their ability to handle the lunch time rush has dramatically decreased. This makes the wait even longer than it has been in the past.

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: This school is very bad at educating and teaching engineering students, but is also very, very good at marketing and leveraging its reputation as a good school to attract students. I ended up going here because I had heard and read that it was the very best engineering school in Colorado. As it turns out, I've only had two or three professors who I think were good professors. All of my other professors were very sub-par. Not only that, but the school has an unspoken policy of drowning students in excessive homework assignments. This forces students to strive for good grades and shirk understanding the concepts. This leads to mass cheating. When the institution throws ridiculous assignments at the students and sees completed work come back, they decide to make things incrementally harder. If you are not part of a group that cheats, you end up spending all of your time working your hardest and only earning C's and D's. The administration is too proud to accept this reality.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I was a part of greek life and i very much enjoyed the greek community compared to other campuses where the greeks are separated by which house they are a part of. At mines, however, the greek all get along with each other

3 College Senior

Athletics: Varsity games are attended but the community is not a sports orientated community, however the fitness level of the campus if good for those that want it with the facilities being close to that of an actual gym

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: pretty easy to find housing just location might not be the most convenient, but there are plenty of places to be had if you look around early enough

2 College Senior

Party Scene: there is something going on on the weekends if you know who to talk to, but the the bars are the best place to go for hanging out.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a plethora of options for off campus dining and they all are really great if you find the way to get there, personally some of the best spots to hit are with in walking distance of campus if you know where your going

4 College Senior

Administration: I did not have any problems with the administration and they seem to be very helpful to students that show an earnest effort with there issues

2 College Senior

Campus Food: it's pretty bad but the shining glory are Einstein's bagels in the morning, and digger den at late night, but they shut that down contrary to what the students have requested. It is nutrition and thats about it

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: While there are many options for housing, the best is elm hall being the new dorm building, following that would be maple hall but it is more like a hotel and does not promote socializing, after that the dorms become more dated but promote more socializing

3 College Freshman

Administration: You can tell they care about us. It is a hard school, and they are always there to help. However, there are times when things like housing and getting out information come up that they are very inefficient.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was able to get the financial aide I needed. Some of my friends have had issues

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The new dining hall has greatly improved the quality of food that we eat. However, it does get old. Sometimes it does not sit well in your tummy, but most of the time the food is actually quite good! I would not be eating any finer if I was making my own food off campus. Plus, Einsteins is delicious and on campus, making up for it all. I love bagels.

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