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The best thing about CMU is that it's a pretty large university but with a small university feel. People who are not from Central always feel very welcome when they come here and enjoy themselves (unless they're from Western). The biggest recent controversy on campus was the noose incident. There isn't that much school pride, but I feel that the study body is shifting in that direction with our vastly improved football team and with our new basketball arena being scheduled to done in 2010.
The best thing about central is that it is large enough to feel like a college but small enough not to be over whelming. They teachers here care. The food in the dorms is amazing. There is so many opportunities to be involved. The football games are so much fun even if we loose. I spend a great deal of time around campus during the day because I live off campus. I love how I can go pretty much anywhere on campus and be comfortable. I love spending time in the library, labs around campus, or random study rooms. They are great places to study and don't usually have very many distractions. I'd like to change tuition rate. I think that central should offer more scholarships. I wish there were more job opportunities.
I think CMU is almost the perfect school. It's a good size with a good curriculum and I think they treat their students well. There's a lot of pride, and our athletic programs are strong. Two things I would change, however, is that the tuition is too high for the prestige of the school, and I think the surrounding city isn't sufficient for the amount of students on campus.
Delta Chi Freshman
I think the best thing about CMU is the hospitality of the people who work and live in Mt. Pleasant. I think that CMU is just right meaning not to big or to small. It is small enough to where you can run into people more than once a month, but it is big enough to give you the full university feeling. I usually spend most of my time at the Delta Chi Fraternity House. The biggest problem I have with CMU is that they try to get as much money from you as they can fining you for insignificant things that weren't your fault. I believe that students have the most school pride during football season, it is a very big unifying event are the home football games.
CMU's campus is the perfect size; not too big or too small. The campus is very pretty, especially in the fall. The leadership program is a great asset to the university and is something that sets us apart from the competition. Greek Life is above the standards of many other schools and does a lot to give back to CMU and our community. I spend a lot of time in the library and studying at coffee shops. I do not like the expenses, but I do understand that that is something that will happen at any school. I disagree with the way money is spent to improve buildings on this campus that are not in horrible condition. Instead of renovating to make things more visually appealing, keep things the way they are, save millions of dollars and keep our tuition low, so more students can afford to attend.
CMU is a great university when it comes to engaging students in getting involved. The administration is here for the students and it shows in their dedication to helping students out. If I had to change something it would be the lack of diversity on our campus. We are working very hard to change that and it is a process. I just understand the importance of it on our campus. Since our football team has gotten better, our school pride has as well. We have more attendance to sporting events and people come ready to support our players.
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