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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek Life but some of my best friends are and they all seem to enjoy it. Some of the Frat guys have an over inflated view of self, but all in all they're good people.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Soccer and Basketball are really fun to watch, not many people attend the games but they can still be fun. Sports at a DIII school are very different then a big DI school. You go to games more to support friends then to have a great time at a sporting event.

2 College Freshman

Administration: I was involved in student government, therefore I interacted a lot with administration. The amount of redtape at this school is crazy. Their biggest concerns are saving money and increasing the size of the endowment. The administrators themselves are not that bad, the board of trustees holds all of the power and are the main reason for the redtape.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene on campus is the same every thursday through saturday. You see the same people at the same frats/ lofts every weekend. It can be an extremely monotonous night life, it can be fun for the first semester, but gets old fast.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food isn't that bad, it just gets old very fast.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms themselves are pretty nice, but the college house system is not good. It limits where you can live for the first two years of college and it makes it very difficult to make friends with people in other houses.

1 College Senior

Administration: The administration is ruining the nightlife here at F&M. They are doing everything they can to eliminate greek life from the social scene. I feel so bad for the freshmen who haven't been able to experience F&M the way I did. If I was a freshman now I would probably transfer

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: They are fairly strict but also care about students.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The psafe officers are extremely nice and care about students like they are their children. Campus is well lit, I feel safe. Appel health center is decent.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received nothing, but that was expected, so I'm really not the person to ask. I have heard that the financial aid people are really nice and accommodating for the most part, but I do know of people who couldn't come back sophomore year because of their aid falling through.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love my sorority, and generally girls tend to fit well with their sororities. Every girl gets into one for the most part. The fraternities are ok, they're fairly diverse and more competitive to get into. For the most part people have friends who are in greek life and friends who aren't.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are challenging but you learn a lot. There are so many great people here who are kind, intelligent, engaged, and diverse.

College Sophomore

Majors: Haven't decided my major yet but many options are appealing. The BOS major is definitely the big major here.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is fine, the Administrations noose around their neck is bad. They are limiting safe drinking options and are utterly incompetent at their positions.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Everything went okay. It worked well although I Didnt get the aid i needed

1 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration needs a massive overhaul, in my personal opinion nearly 80% of the administration needs to go. Nepotism and Incompetence aren't something we should have in a College of our stature.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Fantastic town of Lancaster offers options for almost anything.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Administration is cracking down on non existing problems.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: My particular program was very easy to get into. I basically just had to express an interest and sign up for the right classes.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Wasn't a part of it so I can't really comment. My roommate was and she had positive and negative things to say. It all depends on the individual.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Loved the majority of my professors, was able to develop strong personal relationships with many.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The costs are absolutely ridiculous! and you're required to live in F&M approved housing

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about it

3 College Junior

Administration: They will be strict with drinking if it gets you sick and if you are loud.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Friendly people, many activities downtown

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Contrary to however much they may complain, Fummers love it here. Once they’ve found their niche, they’re the happiest little bunch of workaholics you’ll ever meet. The only regrets come from those people who expected college to be a series of protests and consciousness-raising events. You can have those experiences if you really want to, but in all probability, you’ll have to organize them. Another popular complaint is the lack of privacy in the social scene—let’s face it, F&M is small, and everyone knows everyone else’s business.

The most common F&M experience follows a pattern of coming to know the school, getting to know people, and then having your initial high hopes met with reality. After a brief stint of disillusionment and dissatisfaction (this bit is optional), you’ll come to recognize the wonders of F&M and meet the people whom you will hopefully stay close with. You’ll close out your experience having grown both academically and socially. Not a bad job for four years!
 

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