Rio Hondo College '13
Majoring in Mechanical Engineering
Member since 3/9/2011
Being an independent for taxes and FAFSA allowed me to have my tuition paid automatically when i registered wich helps alot. My other grants were directly deposited which also greatly helped with books and fees. I feel that my tuition money is not paying for the amenities that are needed like better parking, instead of remodeling a perfectly good swimming pool or a gigantic non-functioning flower pot art. So talk to the Student body representatives to change that path when you get there.
Great School, Same Problems – Overall, the entire school and programs/education is very good. My beef with the school is the parking. The first week of class is where students will drive around for an hour an a half looking for parking and their class started 45minutes ago. They are constructing very nice/convenient buildings and/or facilities, although they need to realize that students needs are greater than the students wants. Social scene is average like any other school, with the campus life mainly being the free food that the Associated Student Body give during club week. Many opportunites are available with few taking them. Above all, a great school that I am satisfied with, and can take my knowledge and apply in the real world.
AS Automotive Technology Graduate, Master Auto Technician now at auto shop. Took 3-4 classes at a time, graduated 2yrs while taking other classes to transfer to a 4yr for Mechanical Engineering to save money. Technology use in all classes were modern, not exotic, and useful. Homework quantity was easy with some challenges. Hands-on training was very high quality with excellent tools, facilities, and availability of resources. Checking in with the Auto dept councelor kept me on track and on time for me to continue to my bachelors degree.
Greeks Have All the Fun – Although they do get school done, at CSULA, the greeks take pride and make sure their fellow greeks party AND study hard. We host events, fundraisers, friendly competitions with other greeks, volunteer work, and much more. Although its not for everyone and we dont discriminate or avoid, were just a closer tight knit family.
Valley Blvd. The cost of off-campus dining is like anywhere else, a few different varieties and the old fashioned chain restraunt that never let you down with little money. Theres no discounts for students in the area, but theres mom and pop restraunts that are off the hook. Like Green Papaya, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, and a few others.
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