Location
Holly Springs, MS
Undergrads
860
Tuition
$8,300
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 151 total reviews with an average rating of 2.9

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: To be a college student you need variety of travel places and there is not enough. Walmart isn't even 24hr, same restaurant's and too expensive.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very unsafe on my campus and as if I have to protect myself.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Basically the dating life is casual everyone has to be in a relationship.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: My school was a last minute decision. The dorms are very old inside and out its ok to live there , but I wouldn't recommend this university to anyone else.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid process is taking way too long and I feel like im not receiving enough aid.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is great at Rust College.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Depending on the dorm you stay in the rooms are not that bad. You have to remember that this is a conservative Methodist college and they are single sex dorms so this isn't the school for you if your looking for co-ed

College Junior

Transportation: There was talk of starting transportation at Rust however when I attended there was none available

3 College Junior

Scholarships: You have to stay on top of your financial business when you are at school and keep your own records of exchanges.

2 College Junior

Computers: Rust needs its wifi network updated. There isn't enough equipment for students and even if they bring their own computers, the wifi is down every half an hour.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is the number one complaint on campus. Its the same food every week and it rarely ever changes. The food itself isn't bad its just the lack of variety that makes people sick.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Rust College sports need a lot of resources for it to flourish again.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is typical Mississippi weather, one minute its hot the next its raining.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Rust College gives students the tools and education that is needed, however, it is up to the student to learn how to apply knowledge learned and seek answers and guidance.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: If the school gives you scholarship they decrease a portion of the scholarship if you quailify for grants/pell

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not many greeks are at the school

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: Nothing to do in Holly Springs

1 College Freshman

Campus Dining: No variety, the food is salty, nasty, and has a lot of lard cooked in it!

3 College Freshman

Academics: Rust does not have my major, I actually had to change to business major

3 College Freshman

Academics: Many of the professors aren't available doing office hours

2 College Freshman

Athletics: The school is not athletic appealing

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The school does not promote many diversity events

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's either too hot or too cold.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some of the residences of Holly Springs are not friendly.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There are no activities that mix the males and females. The dorms are always shut down and no one can have visitors even in the common areas.

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Destini Jones
Hometown
Milwaukee
Major
Business Management
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Since Rust is a small school with a population size of a little more than 1,000 students, students get one-on-one time with the teachers, and the classroom size is typically no larger than 25 students. This allows the students to focus and get extra attention. The workload may be heavy, but you have more than enough time to meet the deadlines. One thing that isn't heavy is the parking situation. Generally, there are plenty of spaces for students, probably because most students walk. On the other hand, if it's public transit you want, you won't find it here. 

The small atmosphere, while helpful when it comes to academics and parking, can be stifling when it comes to the social aspects of the school. Holly Springs isn't ripe with nightlife like other college towns, so students have to seek out entertainment. Also, with small size comes small options—as is the case when it comes to dining selection. There's only one cafeteria on campus, and if it's healthy food you're looking for, you are out of luck.

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