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Reviews 796 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Sophomore

Weather: It doesn't really affect my campus experience.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: You need a computer, but they provide a lot.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about greek life.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Top of the line courses, I couldn't ask for better

4 College Sophomore

Majors: They have something for everyone.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's not too bad, but you can tell there are drugs

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It is there if u need it and safety isn't a problem

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't go out much

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are types of people from all walks of life.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I've lived here all my life

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I love the school I attend

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The school is very diverse it is not uncommon to see groups of people from tons of different nationalities and backgrounds hanging out.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Public Safety does an fantastic job ensuring the safety of the students. My only criticism is that the Dean of Greek Life needs to be fired he is throwing away the safety of the students at this college and needs to go.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The reason I give it a 5/5 is because the course load is rigorous, I constantly find myself busy. Before I got to college this was a bad thing and I didn't want this, but now that I'm here I realize it is preparing me for the outside world and is helping me develop connections with friends that I wouldn't have otherwise.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school needs to change its policy on non-registered student housing. The off campus options provided by the college are overpriced.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm consistently challenged by my professors and the curriculum and I've learned a lot in just one year.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Lancaster has become one of my favorite cities. Central Market is a delight to go to over the weekend to get fresh fruit and a smoothie. The Punk Rock Flea Market twice a year and the Chameleon Club as a venue are super fun.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking seems to be the only kind of entertainment for most people here.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They give a decent amount of grants but due to the already high cost, it still ends up being very expensive.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: It's pretty chilly in the winter and ridiculously windy once it's warm, but on a sunny day it's gorgeous.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The range of housing goes from ancient dorms with furniture falling apart (where I life) to the brand new dorms all the way across campus. The housing process is needlessly complicated and rewards students who have violated serious campus rules because it's entirely random.

College Freshman

Athletics: I don't participate in sports.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown Lancaster has a ton of diverse dining options.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety is very reliable and friendly when you need their assistance.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Amtrak station is only a twenty minute walk away and there is a bus depot in downtown Lancaster. There are nightly and weekend shuttles always running.

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Danielle Glass
New York, N.Y.
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Contrary to however much they may complain, Fummers love it here. Once they’ve found their niche, they’re the happiest little bunch of workaholics you’ll ever meet. The only regrets come from those people who expected college to be a series of protests and consciousness-raising events. You can have those experiences if you really want to, but in all probability, you’ll have to organize them. Another popular complaint is the lack of privacy in the social scene—let’s face it, F&M is small, and everyone knows everyone else’s business.

The most common F&M experience follows a pattern of coming to know the school, getting to know people, and then having your initial high hopes met with reality. After a brief stint of disillusionment and dissatisfaction (this bit is optional), you’ll come to recognize the wonders of F&M and meet the people whom you will hopefully stay close with. You’ll close out your experience having grown both academically and socially. Not a bad job for four years!

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