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They exploit international students and never offer any help or assistance regarding their Visa application which normally ends up with refusals, it has a bad reputation in BC as well for being a relatively new university without any achievements to be mentioned, I had to refund my tuition fees after a horrible experience with them, never recommend!
They exploit international students and never offer any help or assistance regarding their Visa application which normally ends up with refusals, it has a bad reputation in BC as well for being a relatively new university without any achievements to be mentioned, I had to refund my tuition fees after a horrible experience with them, never recommend!
TRU is just concerned about their money and only thing that this university works for is how to earn more and more money by exploiting international students.They charge exorbitant amount in form of tuition fees and also other charges without even providing any services.Staff of TRU is extremely unhelpful. If you'll go to then with your query, only thing they say is that it's not in their hand and they can't do anything about it.
Student union of TRU is such a waste. It can only conducts elections and do nothing to help the students.Most of the professors are lazy, rude and just make students read through the textbooks. Also they force students to buy textbooks of every course.Clubs are not at all active food available in campus is terrible.Most of the courses have only 1 professor available because of which you'll have to wait to get yourself enrolled in a course.They are just looting students for money and I being a student of TRU will not recommend anybody to join the university.
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Online learning with TRU is like read from page 1-5 attempt quiz read further attempt quiz. There is no leaning when it comes to studying with TRU's both online as well as classroom experience. It's just a money minting university and doesn't care about students needs at all. Worst experience of my life.
If you are planning on transferring to TRU's Open Learning programs (online studies) from a different school, then good luck! It took me 8 months of back and forth communication to get the most simplest of things done. They are rude and very very slow at getting back to me via email because their phone lines are almost always off. They have caused so much frustration as their online student record is not well suited to OL students. You HAVE to pay for tuition with a credit card and it is nearly impossible and very confusing to get them to differ your payment if you are waiting on loans. I only transferred to them as they showed that most of my credits would be accepted, however now they are no longer accepting a vast majority of them.
Would never have applied if I knew it was going to be this frustrating.
If you are planning on transferring to TRU's Open Learning programs (online studies) from a different school, then good luck! It took me 8 months of back and forth communication to get the most simplest of things done. They are rude and very very slow at getting back to me via email because their phone lines are almost always off. They have caused so much frustration as their online student record is not well suited to OL students. You HAVE to pay for tuition with a credit card and it is nearly impossible and very confusing to get them to differ your payment if you are waiting on loans. I only transferred to them as they showed that most of my credits would be accepted, however now they are no longer accepting a vast majority of them.
Would never have applied if I knew it was going to be this frustrating.
Thompson Rivers University is a fantastic school with profs who truly care about their students and lots of opportunities to get involved and get the most out of the university experience.
With the covid-19 pandemic all on campus courses were moved online. The profs did a really good job of transitioning and making sure that our final exams were fair and accessible. Lots of profs were using online resources to enhance the in class experience even before this.
The school is smaller than other schools making class sizes smaller than the average university class size. Professors are great and are very helpful if you make the time to go see them. There are many opportunities for university transition.
Decent university, Kamloops is a great city, the university could improve a little bit. It is very small, which is nice for class sizes
The campus is gorgeous, and most of the buildings are updated. Old Main is getting old, so is Arts and Education. It is situated close to surrounding amenities, and Kamloops is a great city. Food selection could be improved on the campus. Overall a good university.
Everything is clean nice, always someplace to go and do things.
No Greek housing available. Not a big presence on Campus. Only 1 fraternity. The Sorority is local organization not recognized by any Chapter. I've been working towards trying to establish a Chapter, but have run into difficulties connecting with the Dean of Students.
Fairly expensive for the rooms you get, especially in the older dorms, amenities are ok. Very convenient to school activities, classes, transportation.
They take pride in the sports teams, but there is not an equal number of female sports to male sports. No Title IX
Not Too Bad! Whatever you're craving, you'll probably find it. There are a lot of restaurants or diners around here. But, once again, you need to find a way to actually get there. Fast food is always readily available though (if that's your kind of thing).
Pretty Good! There are quite a few computer labs on campus (some of them are restricted to psychology or journalism students though), computers are new(-ish) and you can print for free (although you have to pay for the paper).
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Could Certainly Be Better! It certainly needs improvement. And I believe international (non-Mexican) students can't even apply for a scholarship or any other kind of financial aid.
Heroes & CJ's – Unfortunately, a lot of clubs have been shut down lately. However, CJ's still seems to satisfy most people's needs. Getting there can pose a challenge though - unless you've got a car, that is. I mean, you can always take a cab but that's going to be rather pricey in the long run. Buses only run until about 10 pm (Mo-Sat) or 6 pm (Sun or on holidays). Although that is somewhat inconvenient, Heroes (our on-campus pub) pretty much takes care of that problem if you live on campus. It's easy to get to and even though it's rather small, a lot of students seem to enjoy hanging out there. If you live off-campus, you're probably going to need a car!
Lacks Enthusiasm/Passion – I don't really know a whole lot about what it's like to play sports at TRU but I do know, however, that our games aren't usually all that well attended. Although TRU offers what I would consider to be "the basics", one can't help noticing the lack of enthusiasm or passion (in terms of our "school spirit").
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