Location
Putney, VT
Undergrads
473
Tuition
$49,793
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 78 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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1 College Senior

Student Body: The student body is hard to accurately describe. It's probably the most diverse school in the nation in terms of academic ability and intelligence. When I was on newspaper, there was a guy who wrote an article about the empty bowls fundraiser for the food bank and through the entire article spelled it empty bowels and did not write in complete sentences. He sat next to a girl who now attends Haverford.

Socially, the school is just as complex. Many, many students don't leave their rooms except for class and gaming. Many have social difficulties associated with their LD and it is important to learn to set boundaries (note: do not give out your phone number unless you're sure you want that person as a friend). There are also many people who are social and on the better end of the social skills scale. Almost everyone is nice, although you have to watch out for the very few people who are easily upset. There's a vibrant gaming and movie watching community and the RAs and RDs do a great job with programming and making sure all their students are doing as well as possible.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I found Landmark to be extremely helpful, but you really have to be ready to take control of yourself and your situation. A lot of students just seem to be there as a place for their parents to put them for two years so no one has to deal with them. Social life is nonexistent. But if you're there to learn about yourself and you're willing to work hard at that and really try to access the professors and services, it's a good place. Try not to get sucked in though. Learn what you need to, then get out as fast as possible, or the school may start to warp you a bit.

2 College Senior

Facilities: The school has recently been renovating, but the buildings look and feel like 70's USSR projects sometimes, especially the dorms. The student center is practically useless for studying and hanging out. The head of facilities is great, but the school isn't able to do a ton to make the buildings better. The gyms aren't great and need updating. Being in nicer housing costs $500 to $1000 extra per semester, and it often separates the rich kids from those on financial aid in a way that isn't beneficial to the campus culture. Many students also have issues with personal hygiene and cleaning their dorm rooms, so the dorms always smell pretty funky. There is practically no social life on campus. There are only 500 students, but I only saw about 200 of them regularly and only knew the names of about 70. Many people don't leave their rooms except to go to class. Students are generally nice, but if you're fairly normal (and I hesitate to use that word, but I'm not sure what else to say), you need to search pretty hard to put together a friend group. If not, you'll be among peers.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: The professors here are, for the most part, incredibly dedicated to their students and the school's mission. However, you have to be very careful in selecting your classes if you want a challenging academic environment (even then, almost none of the classes I took here were more challenging than my senior year high school classes). If you're looking to transfer to a selective college, I would look at classes you take here as a chance to expand your understanding of your LD and a chance to work on the challenges it presents rather than as content. Many students here are also far behind college level work; there were several students in my classes reading below a high school level. Teachers try to accommodate everyone (ranging from Columbia students on a bridge semester to people who can't even write a coherent sentence), but obviously some are much better at this than others and if you're on the Columbia end of the scale, this can be very frustrating.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Professors are, for the most part, amazing, available, and accommodating. The workload is fairly light; I saw it more as practice dealing with my LD than actual college work. The academic resources on campus, especially the DCAS (writing/science support) and math lab, are great. If you're coming from/looking to go to a competitive college, you'll almost certainly find the work below your level,'although you can alleviate this somewhat by choosing classes wisely. I failed a class my first semester because it was so easy I didn't bother to show up except for tests. Teachers are very strict about attendance. If you start having serious problems, there's a great support system of advisors, counselors, and professors in place to help.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: The Drake Center and advisors are absolutely amazing. The rest of the campus resources, not so much. The library is only open from 8-12 and closes early on Fridays and Saturdays (10-7 I think). While there are a lot of resources if you're interested in learning about your LD, both the fiction and non-fiction sections are lacking. We do have a couple amazing research librarians though. Computers and printers are available 24/7, but the internet is not the most reliable. They also recently cut back the hours on the gym. It's open from 5 am to 10 pm, and none of the three gyms have a very wide selection of machines.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: The internet is not great. Many students are serious gamers and many more revert to Netflix binges in the boredom of Putney, so the wifi is often overloaded. The period from 7-11, often referred to as the porning hour, is especially bad. The school requires you to get a laptop, although I believe this can be paid for as part of your financial aid.

College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I did not apply for financial aid. The tuition is more than I think is reasonable, and it's hard to see where the money is going sometimes.

2 College Senior

Career Services: They just replaced the entire college and career counseling, and they're a little clueless as of now, but I'm sure they'll improve once they figure out the school. Landmark is a very unique school to be transferring/getting a job from, and I feel like the staff needs to get a better idea of reasonable expectations for the students. Plus, Landmark doesn't have very many connections/alumni to draw from, so that's no help in finding a job or internship. Everyone is very nice and easy to talk to.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Teachers are very flexible when it comes to issues associated with a person's LD. The administration (other than the advising department) is much less flexible, the president in particular. The school also tends to reward a very specific type of student with jobs/awards/etc, usually those the perceive as hard-working and not necessarily the best or most deserving.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Its a two year school. I was able to get my entire A.A. within two semesters there. This place makes you want to buckle down and focus. Well either that or sleep all day.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: If you aren't looking for the traditional college experience and are looking for someone to help you either transition into a traditional college or just need to have someone help you learn than this is the place for you.

5 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: This school is expensive, REALLY expensive, but the skills you leave here knowing are definitely worth it. Plus the school provides you with health insurance and a shrink if you need one.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Honestly the teachers here are awesome. Definitley one of the only reasons why i stay here. I used to go and get a beer with my psych proffesor after class and discuss my grades

1 College Sophomore

Online Courses: We don't have any online classes

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are five buildings on campus, nine if you include the dorms. Nuff said

2 College Sophomore

Student Body: One word. WEIRD. If you are even slightly normal than congratulations, you're one of the five of us in total. If you are far from the social norm than have fun at the mothership.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You just have to find that SMALL group of people that are semi close to normal and try to tolerate them for the semester.

5 College Sophomore

Career Services: The career center staff is awesome and super helpful but being as that it is a small school there is only like 3 maybe 4 people on the staff so you better make an appointment

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Its a small campus so its REALLY easy to get around places and the buildings are almost always open. I know that the gym never closes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: It Honestly varies all the time. The campus is FILLED with big time gamers so sometime they overload and shut down the campus wifi. Printing is all done via wifi so you can print a paper before class and pick it up on your way there, that never seems to back up and shut down so, thats good. Everyone seems to get great cell service but then again that depends all on your carrier. There are 24 hour computer labs in the dorms as well.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I transferred to Landmark to stabilize and improve my GPA. With that being said, the administration and academics are very good. For the most part, the college upholds its mission statement. The only thing I have to outright say is that it is hard to have traditional college fun here.

4 College Senior

Student Body: Different kinds of students, however there is a majority of the typical awkward kids. However there are plenty of students who are more relaxed and are outgoing enough to hang out with.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Since a lot of students here have executive function difficulties, they do the best they can to help and fit time for their students - if they make the effort to meet them.

4 College Senior

Career Services: Transfer and Career Services really helps with finding, and applying, to colleges for further studies. They offer programs and websites that helped me find a good list of colleges for me to apply to.

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