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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This place sucks. If you are an upper-middle class prep school kid with average aspirations, hoping to meet a good husband, or coast your way through life, by all means go to this school. However, if you want a college experience that is worth the money, stay away. You are judged mainly on how much money you have and your appearance. Not only is the social life lacking, the academics are also unfulfilling. This school only has a strong reputation because of the connections formed, not any of the material learned. By no means should this school have a good academic reputation. The administration is incompetent and do not understand the students, and the students themselves are terrible people. I have had dedicated and intelligent professors who would love to delve into their subject deeper, only to be shot down by the lack of student interest. This place is terrible. I wouldn't recommend this school to my worst enemy.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of alum work on wall st. You will be able to make connections and get where you want, regardless if you're competent or not.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The students are what really define this place. 90% of them are just terrible people. Rich, elitist, snobby, preppy WASPS make up the majority of the student body. Most came to the school because it was simply the next step to getting a job from daddy/someone in their family. There is a distinct lack of a collegiate environment. I've been told that it is almost exactly like prep school, just with slightly more freedom. Practically no one wants to work hard, and finding someone who you can have a decent conversation with is impossible. On the upside, almost everyone is gorgeous. The guys are all clean cut and the girls are hot as hell. Very homogeneous though. Everyone fits the same mold.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life has a presence on the campus, but it's not huge. There are no sororities and only a handful of fraternities. The chapters range from stuck up, coke snorting trust fund babies to down to earth, yet kind of nerdy guys. Overall, the brothers are mostly privileged assholes, but they do throw decent parties (when you can get in).

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The DI lacrosse team gets the most love. The football team has had a couple of strong years and is sending a kid to the draft. The hockey team won their conference. The basketball team is above average. What they share the most in common, however, is the lack of student support. Most of the sports team are good for their divisions, but no one gets pumped for games unless it is the playoffs, and sometimes not even then. It's pitiful.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: One is not allowed to live off campus in most instances, and I believe only upper-classmen are allowed to in certain circumstances. However, those houses always have the best parties.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A few nice restaurants that are hard to get to without a car, but no more than a 5-10 minute drive. Dominoes is the drunk food of choice if your'e lazy, but the best is Joes Hots, located downtown and near the bars. The garbage plates are a great drunk food, and everything else they serve is delicious.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: I know it has been a tough year for the college. Dealing with the New York Times article was definitely going to change the school. But damn, the nightlife is rough. Yeah, if you know people from prep school or have a ton of money, there is usually a party happening. But there can be nights when absolutely nothing happens. The hardest part is actually getting into a party. Once you are in, it's alright. Almost always dancing and loud music. The best part by far however is the free booze. There is never a cover fee, and there is always free booze/liquor early in the night. The keg might eventually run out, but by that point most people are already drunk.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Pretty out of touch with the student body. I heard they get better as the years go on, but my first year experience with campo and the administration has been awful. They are convinced that every first year needs constant supervision, and treat the freshman as such.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Received all the money I needed to attend this school. Very generous. I know of below average student who received 20K+ a year to come to this college. The cost is high, but very few pay 60K.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: With only one main dining hall on campus, it is easy for most to get sick of the food quickly. I personally found being able to eat as much as you want good enough. The cafe has better food (Mexican, sandwich and a grill), but it is overpriced. The Pub is the closest one will get to actual restaurant food. It is delicious, but again, ridiculously priced.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not the best, not the worst. There is something for everyone. The freshman housing, for the most part, is average. Not very new, not very clean, but nothing any worse than my friends at others schools. After that, the housing is either much bigger or much nicer. It gets better as the years go on.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There could be more food options, but everything is good.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus is nice and clean.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't ever looked into off campus housing but the few apartments that I have seen look very cute and nice.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Local restaurants in town give discounts to the students all the time. They deliver fast and easy and its generally pretty cheap.

2 College Freshman

Administration: It is almost scary how easy it is to get away with things on campus. Living in the campus dorms there have been numerous times that students have gotten back drunk and in danger from their drinking. Oddly enough they are very strict on clubs and protest for social issues.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid people are amazing. They helped out every step of the way and made sure that I got all the help I needed so I could go to school.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party so it's hard for me to give an accurate description of what goes on. I just hear what happens and it doesn't sound like my scene.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The staff that work at Saga are amazing. They are kind people that generally care about the students. The food is pretty decent for school food and they try to understand certain allergies so everyone can find something good to eat.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's an average freshmen college housing complex. You can choose if you want to live co ed housing or not which is nice and they also allow students to take a roommate matching quiz. The quiz would be nice...if it actually worked for everyone. For example, my roommate and I are completely different people and have all together stopped talking to each other. The social atmosphere is also not perfect for all. The dorm I live in now, if you don't drink then there really is nothing to do and you don't really connect with anyone. However, next year I am moving into a substance free honor house which should be significantly better. The substance free honor house is apart of the "themed housing" on campus that allow students to apply to be apart of the house.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: 1. My roommate had her laptop stolen off her desk in the library after getting up for about 10 minutes

2. Sexual assault is a huge issue. Within the first 2 weeks of my freshman year I knew (or knew of) about 5 different girls who were victims of sexual assault. Some came forward, some didn't. Some were believed, some weren't.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There aren't any sororities, but the frats are viewed by non-Greeks as very- to put it delicately- douchey.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not a lot of options.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: If you're into preppy types, welcome to paradise. If you're not, then welcome to an awkward 4 years. The school is pretty cliquey so if you don't know someone from your friend group, you probably will never talk to them. There definitely aren't a lot of couples, and the dating scene is more of a hookup scene. The students are pretty good looking, but many only seem attracted to WASP-y types.

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