Elizabeth Murdock

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California State University Stanislaus

Gregori Class of 2014

Liberal Studies

Weighted GPA at Gregori: 3.0-3.5

SAT Composite Score (2400 Scale): 1580

Extracurriculars at Gregori: Global Club

When choosing between colleges, how did you decide amongst the colleges that you were accepted into?

Since I had so little information about college and not enough money to pay for several applications, I only applied to Stan State and MJC. I chose Stan because I did not want to be stuck in a junior college for a long time. I had seen that happen to many people.

What would you personally say are your school's strengths?

I believe my school has many strengths! It has a very low tuition for a university. It is close enough to home so that I can stay living there. It has an excellent credential program and many masters programs for future educators.

How accessible are administrators, registrars, professors, teaching assistants, etc.?

The student to faculty ratio is 21:1! I often find myself just walking into my professor's office without an appointment to discuss a homework problem. I have close relationships with many faculty members.

What are the classes like? Are they more lecture-based or discussion-based? Do you often partake in group projects?

I have have had some lecture-based classes, but since the class sizes are usually smaller compared to other universities, I find most of my classes to be discussion-based.

How would you describe the location of your college? (climate, weather, etc.) Would you describe it as a college town? (urban, suburban, rural) Does the location allow for activities outside of campus? (farmer's markets, concerts, etc.)

The weather at Stan State is much like the weather at Gregori. In fact, it's pretty much exactly the same all the time. The difference is, our Turlock campus is full of beautiful, tall trees, small lakes, and wildlife.

What types of clubs are offered on campus? Are you involved in any?

There is a club for just about any interest you could imagine. I am an officer in the Student California Teachers Association.

Are you able to talk to your professors on a one-on-one basis? Are office hours available to help you with questions with course-work?

I talk to my professors one-on-one all the time. Every professor has office hours, but just about every professor I've ever had is willing to meet with you outside office hours if you can't make it to office hours. I even once met with a professor at Barnes n Noble in Modesto on a Saturday.