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Where is Budapest Metropolitan University located?
Budapest Metropolitan University located at "Budapest, Nagy Lajos király útja 1-9, 1148 Hungary"
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Basing my review off of my experience here as an international student. I'll start off with the good stuff. This university has a great international environment. There's a relatively large amount of international students, and the university organises fun Welcome-Weekends every semester to give new students an opportunity to get to know each other. Besides the Welcome-Weekends, a small group of university staff members organises great trips and other events specifically for the international students throughout the semester (to my knowledge, these staff members invest their own free time in organising these, for which I give them endless credit). Campuses are small, and because it's so easy to make a lot of friends here, you're guaranteed to run into people you know all the time, just by walking around campus. The international community is pretty tight-knit. On to the not so good stuff. I'd say academics are the primary motivation in choosing a university (as long as its within your budget, of course). Academics are also why you shouldn't choose this university. To be honest, comparing this university to another university I've studied at, I don't even understand how METU is allowed to award academic bachelors and masters to begin with. Sure, the teachers have knowledge and expertise about the subjects they teach (not always). That doesn't mean that they actually know how to teach, though. Most of the teachers I had, didn't know how to teach. Classes were unstructured and no clear method was being followed, not even any course material sometimes. Just slides, your own notes and the occasional article on the university's online portal. Exams were generally a cakewalk, and it's not like I'm not some kind of genius. Besides that, the university is terribly bureaucratic, teachers can't be held accountable for sub-par performance and are hard to get in touch with, and facilities (at least at the main campus) are poor. Budapest is a fantastic city and METU does have a great international community, something that they put a lot of emphasis on in their marketing. If you're looking to go on exchange for a good time and not so much for academic reasons, I'd absolutely recommend going here. It's what I did. But the international community isn't all that matters. Yes, you can get an academic degree here, but at what cost? What is it worth? Are you gonna come out the other end with the same level of knowledge and skills as your peers that graduated at other universities? I'd say definitely not. A lot of my friends that did a full degree here felt unfulfilled and under-skilled upon graduating. I'd look for a different university.
These really were the best years of my life. The professors really put the effort in, the student community is fantastic. Of course the experience had its ups and downs, but that made it memorable and a real ride! If I had to choose again, I'd choose Metropolitan again.
Too small to be called as "University".