My major is Biological Sciences and the instructors here really don’t seem that special. They are more focussed on their research and building their careers than the students. We had a graduate student teach us for 3 straight weeks because the professor was busy working on a research project, but his name is listed on the class. The graduate student seemed at a loss over how to explain certain concepts like Kreb’s Cycle.
I really want to get out of this university, it doesn’t feel like a real college experience. I had a 3.34 weighted in high school and I didn’t actually do so hot on my SAT (it’s a 970 out of 1600). Can I transfer out to CalPoly SLO, SDSU or UCR? Last year I got rejected by CalPoly SLO, SDSU and UCR due to my non-competitive stats but I got into UCM mainly because I was a “splitter” – higher GPA than median/ lower SAT than median. I really really hate Merced, it’s just a depressing campus. I should’ve visited the campus before I made the deicsion to go here.