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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived on campus my first semester and it get me by. However it was incredibly expensive considering that my bedroom was not very big, my light fixture came out of my high ceiling, there was a huge hole in the wall upon moving in and I had been ticketed for parking by my building even though I had paid a pretty penny to park at my apartment. I had a meal plan because for some reason housing automatically billed me with a meal plan even though I was not required to have one, the positive thing is that the dining hall was right next to my building which is perfect especially on those cold days! considering it is a dining hall, the food will mostly be the same however I did enjoy the food provided despite my limited diet. I just wish it would have stayed open at least an hour later especially for students dealing with late school hours.

I recently moved off campus into an apartment that is the same distance from the building I take class in and it is a few hundred dollars cheaper and I do not have to pay for parking and it is a bit safer than on campus housing. it is also larger in total. I feel that on campus housing is great for those who can get their housing paid for by the school, but for those who cannot it is more affordable to rent a large house with friends or an apartment.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I actually would not necessarily know about this topic. there are ladies and some young men in my department that ar in sororities or fraternities and I did not even know it until I saw some of their clothing. so it is not that Greek life is useless, but I have not noticed a huge scene revolving around Greek life. I also go to school in Utah which in a sense affects just how much Greeks can party comfortably because the religious community tends to have a lot f influence over what happens at the U even though the college is not a religious college. I am not saying this as a bad thing but I think it is something to consider. I do not have a problem with it because I do not believe that Greek life has to be huge on campus just for people to have a great college experience. However if it became a huge deal on campus and the organization had a good influence on the students/community, I would be thrilled to participate in some of their events.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I do not like to give this rating but the questions on this survey are so broad hat I was not really given the opportunity to answer questions based on my department. For example, the faculty in the department I am in are great but that is not a reflection of the many professors teaching general studies courses. Since most of my courses revolve around my major i believe the faculty are great at what they do because they're passionate about what they do.

when it comes to the school however, I believe tuition is outrageous. Over the past two years they have increased tuition twice and recently they did a survey about whether or not students would like it if a fountain was built in honor of the senior class. this made no sense considering the fact that this fountain would be build in the stadium parking lot where students park at which they charge over $200 for students to park. on top of that taking away much needed parking, the student's paying hundreds of dollars to park at the school they pay over $40,000 to attend also have their parking opportunities taken away whenever there are games. the parking in front of the dance building is also taken away when there are football games as well. the worst part is that the fountain will cost about $17,000 and will be paid for with the students tuition that they paid. Therefore I believe this school should be genuine about what they tell students; they should show they care for their students by making it more affordable to attend instead of building things way out of their budget.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school spirit for football is great. The department I am in has incredible faculty and the department is rated as one of the top 3 dance schools in the nation yet the school is not as quick to appreciate the talent lying within their campus. It is not the arts departments that are the problem but the school. I wish the school would bring more recognition to the arts especially since so many students are missing out on witnessing incredible art for free.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school really just accepts everyone to rack in additional revenue and once they have your money they do not care about your problems.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Many options perhaps too many I would rather pay less in tuition than have so many opportunities to share school spirit.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This campus is very clean. I feel pretty safe being on this campus.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some of the teachers are really good but most of them don't really seem to care about the students.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't know much about this but I think this school has a great name for itself.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The sage point dorms are amazing. I love having my own room.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I really don't know much about Greek life

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Most sports have pretty amazing facilities. The pool however, could use some updating!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The athlete facilities are amazing. The dorms are one of the main reasons I chose this college!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms, like any other school are expensive but allow the resident to be closer to campus and get involved the many school events.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are many notable sororities and fraternities that engage in the community and have members who are looking for great things.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletes are like any other student at the school; caring and driving for success.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: School is a melting pot of different cultures all whom are working for a better future.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Just trying to get through college on my own and it's expensive and I'm exhausted from working two jobs.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The social work program is 10th in the nation.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: They do presentations on the subject in orientation

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Im not big into greek life but I like their philanthropic goals.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Out of state tuition here is outrageous, but Idaho had nothing to offer me....I knew I deserved better.

5 College Junior

Athletics: We have a great football team at the U!...

5 College Student

Campus Housing: Easy to attain, well maintained.

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4 College Student

Athletics: Students are offered facilities at no expense to them. Facilities are nice and well maintained.

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The University of Utah is a campus of contrasts. On the one hand, it’s cold, bureaucratic, and impersonal, but on the other hand, because it’s so large, there's no shortage of opportunities in which to distinguish yourself, groups to join, or people to meet. On the one hand, it’s a bleak commuter campus, but on the other hand, you have arguably the finest on-campus housing in the United States. You have the LDS Institute of Religion on the South Side of campus and Greek Row on the North Side of campus. You have a magnificent light rail system to get to school, and you have a harsh, brutal parking system if you drive.

The trick to having a rich experience at the U is to get involved. If you live off campus and only come to school to “go to school,” then your good old college days will be very bland, indeed. There is no campus community; there simply isn’t. But there are dozens and dozens of sub-communities on campus to find and become a part of. People who enjoy the U are those who take ownership of their education and college experience. Those who complain about it are generally those who just sit back, waiting for someone else to make college great for them. There is a very clear divide between Mormon and non-Mormon students. This can be difficult to overcome but easier for people from out of state. One of the reasons there’s less of a community feel on campus is the “us versus them” attitude that some students and faculty take, which is really too bad.

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