- Class: Freshman
- Major: Accounting
- Gender: F
- High School: Galileo High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about SFSU are the random sleeping/resting spots, the greenery, the public piano rooms, the lounges and computer labs. I spend time randomly when on campus, apart from being in class. The biggest recent controversy are the budget cuts. That's all I've been hearing about this semester. The most frequent complaints I hear are either about certain professors who irk the students, or that everything is expensive and becoming more expensive.
Most of my professors, in my larger classes do not know my name. The professors of my smaller classes, or lab, do know my name. Class participation is more of a must in smaller classes. However, in larger classes, class participation is common among a few. Some students are competitive... not all though... and I kind of prefer it that way because when students are overly competitive, they don't always realize that creating friendships is also part of school... not just "winning." The most 'unique' class I took was BECA 201 - Life on TV; A Critical View. We viewed television from different perspectives that we normally wouldn't. It's outside my major and minor which may be why I found it most unique. My major is Business Administration, concentration accounting; minor: Japanese. I'm only taking the first semester of Japanese and it's becoming more difficult. I so far, enjoy my business prerequisites except for economics which I'm finding extremely frustrating at the moment. However, I enjoy my accounting class. I don't spend time with professors outside of class except for the occasional "hello" or if I'm asking a question after class and following them to their next class so that they will not be late. I feel SFSU's requirements are reasonable but somewhat irritating. I would rather not take three science classes nor certain social science classes. However, others would prefer to not take three humanities classes, while others would like to avoid some other classes. Again, on the other hand, some of the classes that are prerequisites for our majors, fulfill some of the general education requirements too. Education at SFSU is geared towards both... While GEs do allow people to take some classes that they might want to while not being in the major, some of them are frustrating as I mentioned. It also depends on the professor and manner of teaching.
I don't really have any comment on the racial, religions, etc aspects... I know some people who are in the LGBT community, but I hear "that's so gay" and "***" way too often for my liking from some of the students while walking in random places... or maybe it's the high schoolers around SF that I hear it from... To actually have those experiences, you either have to know someone in the community already, or to search for them on your own (with the exception that they come to you). I know people of other racial backgrounds, and kind of talk to them, but I don't go, "Oh, s/he's _____, I must become friends with her/him". It's more of, if they smile and don't seem intimidating, then I make conversation. Usually I'm more self conscious about myself than concerned about what other people are, other than hoping that they're nice. What kind of student would feel out of place? Students who want to make friends but have fear of people might have trouble. People who work better in smaller classes also may not feel at place at SFSU. Most SFSU students are from CA. Many but not majority, are from SF. Since I live at home, I do find it difficult to make friends apart from meeting them in clubs, classes, or random encounters (this one's rare, but happens). I don't really know about what goes on with SFSU life, so I'm not sure if students are politically aware. I'm not... but half the people I know, are, while the other have is as in the dark as I am. As for how much people will earn, it's sometimes mentioned, but not too often, or rather, not to me.
The Best Things
offering of Study Abroad, the greenery, and some of the wickedly cool people you meet (bonus points if you met them randomly)
The Worst Things
The expensiveness and the difficult of getting classes.