Dudley, MA
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Reviews 117 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I saw the nurse when I had some strange virus that made me puke four times a day. She told me to sleep it off and said that she can only write a note to teachers if I went off campus for treatment. So when I missed class I had to email my teachers and ask them to get confirmation from the nurse that I was sick.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is good to start out because it is fairly quiet and not particularly difficult, however it does not set you up for a successful career.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The public safety officers do their best to prevent partying from getting out of hand, but are in the process of being evaluated. Many students complain about them having attitudes but this is only because the students are not respectful of the public safety officers and what they are trying to accomplish.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: a lot of girls are bimbos that just party and fail their classes, but there are quite a few that actually do well and try to be involved in campus activities.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Not much to do in Dudley, most student go to Boston, Providence or Worcester to go to malls and visit friends at other schools. There really isn't much to do within an hour radius of the campus.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Because I am doing a liberal arts focused major at a business school, there is not much attention put on these programs, the departments in the liberal arts program are very helpful and there if you need them. The career aspect is the most concerning. There are hardly any internships or jobs available unless you are an Accounting or Marketing major. Many graduates do not have jobs after graduating and are working part-time at a place that has nothing to do with their major. Nichols prides itself on its connections with alumni and companies but only a select few get the opportunity to get these positions.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is pretty safe. You can almost always find a public safety officer around once it gets dark and they are constantly driving around campus during the day. The campus could be more well lit.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Because the school is in the middle of no where you would need a car to get to any source of other transportation. Most kids drive home or get a ride from another student.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: No one really pays attention to the sports. Football is big for the first week then because they never win games, everyone loses interest. People make a big deal about the Rugby team but they are just a bunch of partiers, hence the team being disbanded for hazing this year.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It is obvious when there are parties and it takes way too long for anything to be done about them. A lot of drinking on the weekends and it can get really loud, before public safety does anything. The three strike policy for alcohol violations means nothing to most kids. Had over 20 transports just for the freshman class in the first semester.

2 College Freshman

Computers: There are very few computers in the library and during finals there are virtually none open. The Wifi is terrible and is constantly being worked on, but sadly nothing changes. Wifi in every building but service is hit and miss. Printing quota is pretty good though 250 per year.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Not all that diverse by any means in any aspect.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms for freshman depend on where you are housed. Shamie is great because you have your own bathrooms, however Budleigh is old and Center literally looks like a trailer. Roommate lottery is not so great. They try their best to stick good kids with the kids they think will party but they will tell you that your roommate is compatible. There is no such thing as a quiet floor even though they insist there is and although they advertise wellness housing they do not offer that either. People pretty much stay to themselves or gather in friends rooms.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Academics are alittle too easy at times, but the Honors Program enables you to be challenged some. If you did well in high school and focus you can very easily excel here. Workload is about the same as high school just with more group presentations and longer papers.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are hit and miss. Some are great and you can learn a lot from them but some others are simply not challenging or teach you virtually nothing. Most people study in the library or in their rooms. Registering for classes is pretty easy and changing your schedule is easy as long as you are a good student. Workload is light considering, many student have very few exams.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you are a good student and did well in high school you will definitely get scholarships. They also try to help out students who have financial need by giving them more scholarships, however it is alittle unfair that athletes get a full ride in most cases (especially football players) when they do not even try to do well while they are in college.

College Freshman

Parking: There really is no off-campus parking.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: New student center is nice but not much of an actual student center more of an office building. Not much for on-campus activities are pretty lame. Athletic center is pretty nice. Library is functional but old. Quads are nice. Not much school spirit and there is no effort by the Student government or faculty to create any.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Unlike most schools most freshman stay in Shamie where the rooms have there own bathrooms. This school focuses mostly on business but the liberal arts majors are a close knit group. Quite a few groups, but not a lot of participation. Tutoring is readily available to all students at the ARC. Professors encourage and support students who actually try to succeed. Career services for life, which most schools don't have.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't looked into off campus housing

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A few decent pizza places. Chinese place is nasty. Jimmy's is the only place really worth ordering from.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: People party every Thursday-Sunday. Very loud since it's a small campus. Look for any reason to "celebrate" so they can drink.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Very, very, very windy. But otherwise pretty much typical New England weather, people.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: On weekends food runs out within first hour. Same options pretty much all week. Limited servings. Lots of pizza and under/overcooked chicken. Stir fry station and salad bar are pretty good. Grilled cheese is good. On campus caf├ęs are expensive and not much variety.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: There is no Greek Life


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