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Reviews 66 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Student

Academics: like the program and teachers are involved

3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: quit and peaceful but not much to do

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3 College Student

Computers: there are some available at all times

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3 College Student

Nightlife: some kids go crazy some stay in

4 College Student

Parking: plenty of parking and not many problems

2 College Student

Facilities: Not much to do when not doing school work

3 College Student

Facilities: small school get personal attention in academics

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3 College Junior

Parking: I thought the cost for the resident permit was a little high but after hearing what some other schools charge it's not too bad. The lot isn't very big but there's usually a spot available. I'm kinda picky about where I park because of the set up of the lot and the fact that I dont really trust these college students not to ding my car. I've seen it happen. The commuter parking has a few options available around campus and generally its easy to find a spot (maybe not the closest but it's not bad).

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't too many options because the town's pretty small. Most places on the square (the non-chains) have some sort of student discount. The chain options are all along the main road through town, so fairly close together. Havent really found anywhere that really stands out as THE place to go...kinda thinking there may not be one...

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The rating of this depends on what you're going for. Personally I don't support the underage drinking that is so rampant here and technically there are consequences but they are rarely enforced. I do like the flexibility the staff here exhibit in relation to processes connected with student organizations. At the previous college I attended they were so strict about everything being jsut so and done in much and much an order, but here it's easier to ask questions and the people are more willing to help you do what needs done.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Many of the guys here are involved in sports. Typical winter dress includes hoodie, track/sweat pants and tennis shoes or those athletic sandals. Girls often have leggings, skinny jeans, a trendy top, and boots or sweats and hoodie. Warmer weather gear is typically pretty casual. T-shirt and jeans for guys; jeans, shorts, and t-shirt or blouse for girls. Not a lot of dresses/skirts but you could do it if you wanted.

4 College Junior

Weather: The campus is so small that you're never that far from where you need to be. The worst part is definatly the snow though because the campus workers seem to have trouble getting out and clearly the sidewalks. The whole town is a little slow about it though.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I personally have chosen not to go to parties or hang out with people who chose to drink. However, discussions of parties, easy access to alcohol, invitations to parties between students, and stories from previous parties (often involving alcohol) are frequently heard. I have heard that the local police don't really do anything if they're called to a party other than send everyone home. The school policy is that you are allowed to have alcohol only inyour room with the door closed and no one under 21 is permitted in the room. You must bring in the alcohol in concealed container (ie a non-see-thru bag). If you or a guest is under 21 and alcohol is found in your room (even if it's your roommate's and they are over 21) you are still written up. On weekends I often hear the people on either side of my room as well as other residents being loud in the hallway (clearly having imbibed in some alcohol). It gets annoying.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: All the buildings on campus are really old (classified as historical i think) which means they aren't the most modern. I haven't had any experience with the down campus freshman dorms but have heard they aren't too great (partly the residents and partly the buildings themselves). The upperclassmen dorms are suite-style, two double rooms and a bathroom. the heating system looks so old it's scary and sometimes it doesn't work to well. That is balanced out by the times when it kicks in and is super hot. It's tough to find the perfect middle ground. The rooms are decent sizes and furnished with bed, desk, and dresser. The housing process is super easy; there's only a short list of questions you answer about your preferences. That's probably because the student population is so small that if they asked you more specific questions they probably couldn't find someone to match you. I really like that the campus is so small and a plus of being in the upperclass dorms is that you're centrally located on campus so you're pretty close to all the academic buildings. Each of the dorms hosts activities thorughout the week ranging from something in the building to outings like roller skating or movies or whatever so you can be involved or not.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I like the atmosphere here because I like the small town vibe. The town doesn't really offer that many choices for eating, shopping, or doing things but that's ok. There are several parks in town that are very nice. There's a town square that includes several restaurants, the movie theater, and there's a farmers market there in the summer/fall. Springfield is close enough if you have to get something that isn't available locally but far enough that it's not worth the drive all the time.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Nobody is bullied for who they are and everybody knows most everybody

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The town I am in is really small and there is not a whole lot to do

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have met some really good friends and am able to play baseball.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The options are hidden and if you don't know the right people you can't get in.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not everyone partakes in the use of drugs, and you don't know when someone is.

College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't really thought about getting an internship yet. I don't really know how to go about getting one either.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Our campus gets really cold and hot based on the season we are in, but nothing that is unbearable.

5 College Junior

Athletics: MacMurray's football, baseball and soccer teams are highly looked after!

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus is not too strict but the overall welfare of the student body is always considered!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining options is great because you have different ethnics and vegan, too!


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