Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T21:28:14Z
Left the car home, used the public transportation.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T21:27:27Z
Guys & Girls:
I wasn't very out going with women, still not. But all my friends I made there are now dating one and other or someone they met while there. And the women are extremely attractive and in healthy shape, kinda hard not to be with the ridiculous amounts of hills and stares. And a decent amount are very intelligent to boot, then there's the business school. not to hark on actual business majors, but the Alfred business school was kinda a lame duck for those who really didn't care to try.Thankfully, for me at least sorry ladies, majority of that school was male, so you could generally walk up to a women and have a pretty decent engaging conversation.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T21:21:28Z
Your out in the middle of no where. Native tribes sent their men there because it was so isolated it left them in a state of temporary insanity for their "spirit walks". And the university did a good job of keeping it that way. its a small little town with some stuff to do, but its by far no city and we lack clubs. Our clubs consisted of bond fire and ewok tree housing with rope bridges. I'm not kidding either.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T21:16:01Z
I ended up switching majors part way through, but both schools were amazing in teachers and teaching methods. the teachers always had a sense of humor and barely ever really hated on students, and were generally too down to earth (cared about teaching not grades) to even care about favorites. As long as you did your homework, did it well and maybe made it a bit thought provoking, you were going places and could always rely on the teachers, as well as some of the local businesses who kept in touch with the school.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T21:16:01Z
Never participated in study options, but the best areas of study were the libraries, half because they were quiet (sound proofed walls sometimes) and half because sometimes you could find your professors there as well, and would be more than happy to help.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T21:10:51Z
The kitchen staff generally were the reason the food was edible. They got really creative at times with what limited supplies they were given and made some pretty amazing dishes, but it was only when those specific staff members worked did the food come out as decent. Most of the time it was bottom of the barrel Cisco food services. We were informed our meal plan was the level right under prison food. so the prison a few towns away was eating better than we were if that says anything. In terms of vegan or vegetarian options, had a friend who was vegan, her meals consisted of bagels and salads, she got the freshmen -15 because of the lack of options.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T21:06:03Z
Never had any trouble with them, granted it seemed if they ever showed up and there was some questionable things, like someone left their License at home, they ceased to care simply because they had bigger fish to fry, like a guy running down the street naked or something. Obviously there were one or two who really enjoyed the power a bit much, and made an effort to make your life difficult, even when you were following the rules, but power corrupts absolutely. Just don't be that guy running naked down the street.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T21:02:08Z
The University had an indecent where a Greek group got someone killed via alcohol poisoning in the back of their trunk, so greeks are outlawed save for one which is the school owned one, in a fairly run down house.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T20:59:42Z
for having so much stuff on campus, they did a really excellent job making the place look so beautiful. If anything was really a miss it was budget usage. We have buildings that were literally falling apart or falling off a cliff, but " no money" to fix it, but we had money to build two brand new performing arts buildings, both of which get used maybe 50 percent of the school session. Meanwhile they removed entire majors, including Electrical engineering, one of the most basic ground work engineering majors, because the school has some apparent hole of debt (aka deep pockets of the board of trustees). I imagine most schools have this problem though, and with that aside, it was a really beautiful place to be, the valley of insanity, where the earth meets the sky.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T20:53:18Z
Stayed on campus my whole time. Just a lot cheaper.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T20:51:53Z
it was a really amazing place with equally amazing professors and students. It had is calm quietness, but equally was fun and exciting. Generally the professors knew how to make a lesson fun to boot.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T20:50:13Z
The housing for me was a tad chaotic, but only because they had just swapped over to a new system that no one knew how to use, the following year it was smoother and smooth. No real hiccups.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T20:48:11Z
Ironically, the least accepted group was the bigot grade over zealous religious types. If you were homophobic or hatefully racist, you were gonna have a bad time, the main "rulling" clubs were LGBT and the international club. Everyone was pretty much ok with everyone, they even had a meeting hall that would do religious meetings, like mass and the such, on every floor. So you would have Judaic Christians and Muslims leaving the same building about the same time, just smiling and laughing away about what their respective religious leader had taught them that day.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T20:40:39Z
It was bad, but easy enough to avoid. Most of the heavy abusers were too lost in their own haze to actually cause trouble or encourage others to do drugs. A nice self regulating system really.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-19T20:38:12Z
It was generally pretty decent. Now and then you would get bumped off the internet but it really only happened if you were directly connected to the wall. Bring a cheap router and your set, its about what most people did.
College Senior 2013-11-11T03:01:20Z
There is a pretty big diversity on campus, and most of the time everyone gets along and intermingles. There is a large LGBT community on campus, which most people are accepting of.
College Senior 2013-11-11T02:58:39Z
I am doing ceramic engineering, which is one of the biggest majors on campus. Alfred is know for its ceramics, so they program is pretty good. We have really good professors and small class sizes which is nice. We do have different labs; such as spec, XRD, SEM, powders; which the students are all welcome to use once taking the course on the subject. A lot of the students work as research assistants, so you can get good research experience, you just have to work for it.
College Senior 2013-11-11T02:58:39Z
The core academic classes are fun. I have had some really great english, writing, history teachers. And its nice to meet people outside your major.
College Senior 2013-11-11T02:53:38Z
Alfred is in the middle of nowhere, with one little main street down the center and Alfred State College across the street. There are activities that the schools put on; they bring in bands, comedians, hypnotists. There are also shows put on by the students, like acapella groups, improv, theatre, dance. And there is usually a movie playing on friday nights in the student center.
College Senior 2013-11-11T02:50:18Z
Early fall and late spring can be really nice, but once winter hits, you better bundle up. It can be really cold and really snowy; it has snowed on graduation in may before...
College Senior 2013-11-11T02:48:07Z
A lot of people participate in sports, but those who arent dont really pay attention. The football team has done pretty well in the past. We are also bilding a new gym at the moment and they revamped the softball field.
College Senior 2013-11-11T02:41:45Z
If you stay on campus, you dont really need a car, everything is within walking distance. However, if you want to go grocery shopping, or to walmart, or bowling, or to see a movie, you need a car or a friend with a car.
College Senior 2013-11-11T02:39:59Z
I dont have a car, but it is pretty easy to keep a car on campus. I think the parking permits are around $90? But after five or on weekends you can park anywhere on campus without a permit because public safety stops checking.
College Senior 2013-11-11T02:38:05Z
The dorms are all really old, windows falling out and thin walls. They do have suites, apartments, doubles and single rooms, which is nice. Most dorms are close to classes, unless you live in Anne's or Joel's House, or the apartments. And last I knew, the laundry was free!
College Senior 2013-11-11T02:35:09Z
Ive been off campus for three years, and they have revamped the dining halls since Ive been there. They used to have really awesome brunch on ther weekends, but thats all I remember.
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