The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Beautiful campus
  2. 2
    Sunny and warm, even in February
  3. 3
    Close-knit campus community
  4. 4
    Fall quarter doesn't start until the end of September
  5. 5
    Small classes
  6. 6
    Intramural sports
  7. 7
    Close to the beach, mountains, and city
  8. 8
    Personal attention from professors
  9. 9
  10. 10
    Tons of ways to get involved on campus through student clubs and organizations

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
95% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
86% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
56% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
98% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
76% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
90% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
55% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
71% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
79% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
77% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
60% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 51/49 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
93% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-57% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    No football team
  2. 2
    Housing is expensive.
  3. 3
    Lack of diversity
  4. 4
    Spring quarter doesn't end until mid-June.
  5. 5
    Tuition is expensive.
  6. 6
    Lame nightlife
  7. 7
    Everyone knows each other's business.
  8. 8
    Too much emphasis on image and status
  9. 9
    Difficult to do fun things without a car

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $39,048, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
54% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $10,962.
Want a Job? On Your Own
There aren't any placement services for graduates.
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