Location
Great Barrington, MA
Undergrads
341
Tuition
$45,125
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
Bard College
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Reviews 202 total reviews with an average rating of 3.1

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's not strict at all. As long as you're not waving drugs or alcohol in securities face, you'll probably get away with it. And even if you do get caught you probably won't get kicked out.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Great Barrington is a great little town. There are tones of local stores filled with all sorts of things. For the amount of restaurants there aren't many good ones, but there is a local movie theater which is great!

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no greek life. No frats, no nothing. It doesn't exist

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: At first it seems really wonderful but the more you eat there the more you realize it's the same. If you want to eat healthy your best bet is a salad, everything has lots of fat in it. There's generally some sort of meat and a vegetarian (but not always vegan) alternative. If you're gluten-free you're f**ked.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I honestly don't know what the diversity is like. I thought it was diverse as far as race and ethnicity, politically mostly liberal, and sexually mostly gay; but you'll hear many people around campus bitching about the lack of diversity.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I don't see why it matters

College Sophomore

Academics: I haven't picked a major yet

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Some professors are good, some are not, it all depends on the classes. I can say I have had more bad professors than good. The work load is really intense, there are no multiple choice exams, everything is essays and reading and weekly response journals. There's a lot of reading and writing required here and it's very time consuming.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience has not been good. I the find the majority of students to think they know everything when in reality they are the most ignorant people I've ever met. In order to get an aa degree the school requires you to complete three semesters of a seminar course, this is complete bull s***. My first semesters teacher didn't care at all and never gave feedback on my papers, but never gave high grades either. As a result I felt my writing backtracked. The school claims to encourage critical thinking but since I've been there I've stopped thinking critically and instead have thought calculatingly on how to pass my courses.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are tones or internship options and chances to meet up with alums. Although I have not gotten an internship through the school I did attend an event where the school brought back several alums in my field of study to answer questions about the premed major/career path.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: As far as majors go, there's no problem. You just say what you want to do and that's what you do. The biggest competition is getting into classes, certain teachers are really popular so their courses fill up quickly, but if you ask nicely they'll probably let you in. The range of majors is good too, you can essentially do anything. However I think depending on what your major is you might want to transfer schools. Social sciences are really strong while other sciences, although good courses and teachers, may not be setting you up the best for life after SRC.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Although I haven't declared my major, I consider myself a part of the premed major. The teachers for the sciences are great but there isn't really any premed counseling. I am personally not staying all four years because I don't think this is the best school for a premed degree. That's not to say that it's not bad, I know plenty of wonderful people who graduated and went on to med school, it just isn't the right match for me.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: It's okay, lots of people stay up late in the dorm rooms, there's a party almost every weekend in the APC. I personally don't like the nightlife so I'm not one to judge. It definitely isn't a party school though.

4 College Senior

Academics: Student to teacher ratio is great.

3 College Senior

Academics: Have to do specific classes like every where else for your generals.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe hear and the health services are great for basics.

1 College Senior

Nightlife: No nearby clubs that I could find.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the people here, just wish there was a lot more of it.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: There is work on campus and nearby in town.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: There is no Greek life. Although the one all men's dorm for freshmen is practically a frat house.

2 College Senior

Athletics: Small on sports, we are geeks.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They will help you out if you call security and claim it's "a call for help" this will make it so you don't get in any trouble but still get help.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Town is small and easy to get to.

4 College Senior

Diversity: I came here and feared that i would be rejected for my sexuality, but when I got here everyone was accepting. Only a few people disapprove but they tend to be only a handful.

2 College Senior

Majors: No help is given to students looking for internships. There is an email sent out once a month that usually offers four or so, for months from now, without pay or amenities, spread across the entire country. So if you happen to have a second house in California and randomly want to work in a field not at all related to your own, then great. Otherwise, there's nothing offered for you, or anybody else.

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