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5 College Student

Athletics: Since i am in volleyball , I am a big part of sports . All the sports at Orosi High School have a really good team performance and know how to really work as a team to win our games . The fan support at our school is amazing at football games , basketball games , and volleyball games the whole stadium gets filled up and we usually have a really big crowd show up . The school sprit in this school is off the rook the student section gets absolutely filled up they paint their faces , they wear the school spirt shirts and they scream their lungs out just cheering for the schools team .

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: my overall experience in school has been great so far the people here are all outgoing and their easy to talk to , you can easily get along with everyone here at Orosi High School . The teachers at this high school have helped me out so much , doesn't matter if its during lunch , after school or during class . Anytime that i needed help they were always there for me especially during math i was slower than any of the other students and they went at a slow paste with me until i learned what i needed to learn. What makes my school unique is that everyone talks to each other and gets along with each other they have such great school spirit , that's why i absolutely love my school and my town . if i could do it all over i would choose this school , i have been to many schools from Santa Maria to Orosi because my parents often had to move a lot because of financial reasons and the school that i loved most would have to be Orosi high school and if i could do it all over again it would have to be at Orosi high .

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses offered are great but the class sizes are even better our class sizes varies but in the end the both the lectures and discussions are very interactive so each student feels personally well off.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Many students are offered internships in the nearby hospital that is in partnership with our school. Also since we are surrounded by a large majority of companies the opportunities for students pursuing a degree in fields like human resources keep growing.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Honestly campus crime isn't a big deal, the most serious thing that has ever happened has been someone stealing a students bike apart from that the school is pretty secure.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As far as for campus housing life is great, every day is a constant social gathering filled with new interactions and great memories.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek students are viewed indifferently due to them just being students, we are all treated equally in the end.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have only a certain quantity of sports like volleyball and soccer, the fan support is great but most students like to spend their free time in our nearby lake.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I have enjoyed the constant one on one situation a student has with their professor, the class size makes each and every lesson much more personal and engaging.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes are great. It is like a high school class size. Most professors are passionate on what they teach and I love that because it spreads a good atmosphere of teach environment, then there are some who just confuses students on what they're trying to teach.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I can only speak from finding a part-time job on campus, it's very bad and the website gives a difficult time when applying.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety and Security on campus is okay in Merced. There isn't much activity on campus, it is more off campus where its a little dangerous and you shouldn't walk by yourself. I feel safe during the day but at night i don't go out by myself. I feel more comfortable walking with another person and with pepper spray or with some sort of protection.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are fairly new but are in well conditions. Cost is a little expensive, and the social atmosphere is not the best. The RA's don't set up games so we can connect or dorm competitions. The housing process was pretty easy and you pretty much get what you want.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They're great, they're the only groups of people who are more social/involved on campus. However, the only disadvantage of the Greek life here is that they don't have their own housing so its not as big as other Greek life at other schools. They only do mixers, and social events.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is not a lot of sports at UCM. Not at a lot of students are involved with supporting the team, nor do we have a lot of school spirit. Athletic facilities are small and not a lot of them. Since we don't have a track field, swimming pool, football, softball/baseball field I think that adds an affect on the athletic scene.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's okay here at UCM. Very small campus since it is still fairly new, however its not much of a diverse school. I enjoy being surrounded by other cultures. An advantage at the school is that it's a small campus as of right now so you get a lot more help from the professors.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Different then other campuses and that makes it very unique

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I just rated this area based on other peoples comments

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Im new but i hear the cross country team is very challenging and can/ will become the best.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Its academically challenging and there is not much to do outside of campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: While sports do take part in campus life, I would be mistaken if I thought people enrolled in UC Merced with sports in their highest of factors

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: At first, I was worried about how rural the school was. While there aren't many things to do compared to a university placed in say...Los Angeles, it would still be hard to be a bored college student. UC Merced shows a clear emphasis in making sure students always have something to do, school related or not.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have not seen any peer-pressure and when it comes other who do say "no" to drinking or to do any other drugs those are still treated with respect and not seen any differently.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some of my professors were great while others were okay, I would never take a class where they were teaching. My favorite professor was Cher Finley I took her class twice for writing, she had a great sense of humor and she was very helpful with the work given.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our school offers sessions with police for training when it comes to certain situations such as walking alone at night and things like that. It's nice because you never know what can happen.

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There tends to be a fair amount of skepticism about UC Merced, due to its young age. Because the school is located in a fairly small town and only opened its doors a little more than six years ago, there are plenty of students who come to UCM concerned about how established the University actually is and how boring life might be on or off campus. However, students tend to be surprised at what UCM has to offer. It definitely lives up to the UC standard, providing students with research opportunities and leadership positions. Students tend to not only adjust, but eventually come to love the cozy, neighborly atmosphere of the school. Those very accustomed to the busy city lifestyle might be shocked at the smallness of the place, but the general consensus is that there is plenty to do, both on and off campus, and that it is just a matter of exploring.

Ultimately, the University is like any other college in the sense that there will be parties. However, the party scene is not so big on campus, due to its size and the fact that there are not any fraternity or sorority houses. But there is a fair share of off-campus parties. For students more interested in extracurricular activities, UCM provides awesome opportunities, especially since students will have a chance to be at the forefront of many organizations, or even start a new organization or sports team, and create more school traditions. Students agree that by attending UCM, they have the opportunity to lay the foundation for a University with great potential. Plus, the brand-new facilities—including the labs, classrooms, and even the new, clean dorms and restrooms—are an asset to being a young school. Thus, while UCM might not provide one with a typical college experience, due to its smallness and newness, it's definitely possible for a student to have a worthwhile experience here if he or she is willing to get involved with campus life.

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