The truth about qu
Before I start, let me tell you several important facts about me
1)I recently finished my freshman year at QU
2) I was accepted into Binghamton University as a transfer which I will be attending in the fall
3)My GPA in QU was about a 3.3 when I applied for transfer
4) My SAT's were 1100 and I got a 10,000$ scholarship to QU before I attended.
5) I am a Political Science major
For the first semester I hated QU and for the second semester I did not like it much more. Before I bash the school, to be fair there are several positives that go along with QU that I should mention. First, QU provides a very good teacher-student atmosphere where the prof. actually seem to take an interest in the individual. I became friendly with all my prof. and they were very flexible with extensions, etc. It reminded me very much of high school. Also, the campus is beautiful and spotless. However, the beauty of the school is deceiving as it is by far their biggest selling point.
This school is boring. When you get there, you realize the beauty of the campus cannot sustain your attention forever. Each day I would wake up, go to class, go to the gym, go to the library, then go to sleep again. And this is not because I was anti social or did not explore what QU has to offer. THERE IS NOTHING THERE. I was bored nearly every day and so badly wanted a small town to walk around in that is near the school. Instead, I was stuck in this small campus with nothing to do from Sun-Fri until I went out on the weekends.
The kids are clickly. It is a small school and meeting friends early is essential. Kids won't hesitate to ostrasize you and the friends you make early on that live closest to you, will almost certainly be your best friends throughout the yr. There are a good amount of guidos which I hate. Lots of kids with muscles popping out with the gold cross and the gel in the hair really got me angry. Many of them were in my classes, contributed nothing, and made me wonder...why am I going to college with kids on this level. Although these are petty acusations, they were all jerks. Only about 25% of the males fit this profile but they are a real damper on the school as they are cocky, arrogant, and many times mean (especially at clubs when they drink a beer or two)
I consider myself a intelligent, sophisticated person and the biggest offense was on election night when NOONE SEEMED TO GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE ELECTION. I was a member of the Democratic club, and even there, the members seemed much more into food drives, clothing drives, etc. as oppossed to the election at hand. I could not find ONE PERSON to have a conversation with about the election as all anyone seemed to want to do was play Halo.
Dont be fooled by the beauty of the school. I was duped as many are, and I am warning you that there is more to a school than the appearance. Looking at that clock tower for 8 months gets very boring, especially when you are looking at it nonstop with no chance of escape until Friday night.