Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The process is not very transparent, but it is not difficult to get through.I wouldn't say they are welcoming. If you are here, then you could go about your own business and not be a part of it.There is a much stronger focus on sports than is necessary in my opinion. There is a disproportionate expenditure on sports compared to academics.
The school is not as student-friendly as it used to be. There are outrageous increases in fees, insurance, parking and everything that you can possibly think of. Assistantships are barely sufficient to sustain you in the present economy. In a few words, they do not really care whether research students are leading a comfortable lifestyle.
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Advice for students:
I have recieved a couple emails alerting the students of a campus robbery. I feel we do need more security patrolling around, as I do not really see a lot. Our campus is on the edge of a pretty bad neighborhood, although that is getting better. There are emergency stations where you can call for help too.