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Reviews 391 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: I've never had a problem with financial aid at my school. outside scholarships help too, though!

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: The parties always take place off campus, or you can get into a lot of trouble (that has NEVER stopped the alcohol consumption though!). The party scene gives you the change to branch out and make new friends. They sometimes take place is some questionable houses, but are nonetheless enjoyable.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms were fine as a freshman. Once you're beyond your freshman year you strive to be in the apartments or it's not as pleasant as you would like. It's always great to be able to choose your roommates after freshman year and it's never a bad atmosphere unless you get stuck with unbearable loud inconsiderate people living in the same building that have little to no respect for others.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The food places around campus are amazing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: They help out when the student needs it but they don't go out of their way to make sure everything is great.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The need for cars at this campus is not very high. Students can get around easily without a car.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Some days the parking lots are full and others their is spots everywhere

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The wifi will often drop making students use their own 3g. Though it is reliable at night and the weekends making homework very easy to do during those times.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Having a limited amount of money to spend at the corner or at the moose make it so the student has to go to wege. When going to wege the food their is not always the best. Sometimes it isn't worth the swipe that was wasted on that meal.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Aquinas College is a great place to be! This college has a community that you will not find anywhere else. The students help each other in a way that has not been replicated at any other place. Another thing is the teaching staff and other workers at the school help students feel more comfortable than they already are.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: Decent accommodations for the size of the school.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Pain in the ass (excuse my French) to figure all of financial aid out.

4 College Senior

Academics: Tons of homework. The only real complaint is attendance policies from most professors. Most of them are sticklers and will deduct your grade or flunk you if you miss more than 5 classes. Coming from the standpoint that we are adults and paying for this education, I don't find it fair they put a requirement on attendance. Once again were adults and if we're preparing ourselves for the "real" world than we need to learn to attend classes on our own, not because some professor wants to waste 5min every class figuring out who's here, who's not and who's late. If they want to learn they'll show up, if not who cares?

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: What's great is the freedom of living off campus without a meal plan, RAs or noisy people above and below (unless you choose an apt) plenty of houses for rent in the area. Tons of shopping in GR from thrifting to the mall, especially Target which stays open til 11p Mon-Sat and has a grocery section. Pricing varies on the location and size of housing option but generally students live together and split the rent making it affordable.

5 College Senior

Local Area: GR has a bus system and near by schools: GRCC (some students take summer classes here), GVSU (which some students interact with) and a couple of other Christian colleges. GR is a bigger city than the surrounding ones so nightlife, dining and entertainment are constant. Top breweries in the nation, a variety of clubs: country, hip hop, jazz..we have the Deltaplex and the Van Andel Arena where sporting events, concerts and other entertainment occur. Plenty of museums where they give student discounts and if you're an art student free admission to Meijer Gardens. Art Prize is another nationally recognized event GR has (and the color run!!).

4 College Senior

Diversity: We have a ton of different students varying in politics, socioeconomic backgrounds, not so much in race but we do have occasional foreign exchange transfers. Being such a small school the outspoken students can leave an impression of what most students are like which is laid back, liberal and easy going (hippie type and athletic types but it's not high school, we speak and intermix what could be identified as "cliques".

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Because we are a small school with a strict under age drinking policy and no drug tolerance campus (yet if you aren't obnoxiously loud and keep to yourself no one will most likely bother you), the partying is generally 99% of the time off campus in someones house. AQ students are known for being really loud though so if you're underage and see the crowd getting intense, it's time for you to leave. If you ask the students who partied if they've been at a party that got busted, probably 99% will say yes. This is a Catholic school with a small student body. If you want to party go to wastern...Western or MSU. Those are party schools.

3 College Senior

Majors: It's a small school so the number of majors are limited, but on the opposing side, since it's a small school professors and administrators work closely with every student to attend to their needs to complete their major or help find a suitable major for their interests.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of places to eat from breweries to Chinese places or your typical food joints like bdubs, applebees or checkers. The best food is the unique places you can find in East town and downtown, uncle cheetahs, stoner tacos(which is open after the bars close) and Marie Catribs which offers organic, GF and VF options. Really good delis and bakery's, as well as coffee houses like common grounds and the Kava house.

4 College Senior

Administration: Feeling safe has never been too much of a worry at this school. Campus safety is on top of any situation and informs all students immediately via email, text, Twitter, Facebook and posting flyers on every campus building in a brightly colored sheet. In the 6yrs I've been attending, there have only been 2 reported rapes. Any incident is horrific, but compare that to most universities in MI and we have one of the power rates. Approx every 70-100ft you can find an emergency phone, but the campus is so small you can most like rub to a near by building if needed.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Housing is over priced. The best quality for spending a fortune on housing is apt D or E. They are newer and students have a room to themselves, as well as 2 bathrooms per apt (of 4 people). The dorm life sucks as to be expected. It's 8 x 10-12 rooms with one community bathroom for 4 people. The dorm rooms are old and outdated. living on campus is the best way to stay involved in student life though, especially since AQ is small and close knit. Wireless is weak and sucks during exam time when everyone is trying to access the Internet.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Apparently all the houses that threw parties in the Fall were fined. So now in the Spring/Winter semester everyone is afraid to host parties.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I stated before how the department was smaller, but that is what I expected and I wanted. I am better able to establish personal relationship with each professor which opens the possibility for references and recommendations, along with networking.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: From an administration stand point the rules are quite strict. Realistically, as long as whatever you are doing isn't bothering or harming anyone else, you can get away with it. Many rules are set for on campus housing, but the RA's aren't the strictest at enforcing them.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Of course campus security can't stop every problem before it happens, but they do their best to prevent as much as possible. Our school also has a policy where if you need a ride from campus security for any reason within a one mile radius of campus, you are able to call.

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