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Reviews 611 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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1 College Junior

Diversity: Its like someone dumped a bottle of bleach on the school. Its like 98 percent white here. Its awful. Racist undertones are everywhere

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1 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys are super stuck up. I will say most are nice about holding doors. But the guys here are all from rich white families. They can be total dicks

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1 College Junior

Overall Experience: Zero diversity. Majority of people are racist. Especially when drunk you'll hear lots of crap about the local synagogues and Jewish community as well as the black communities downtown in cleveland

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2 College Junior

Overall Experience: Class sizes are small and teachers treat students like high schoolers. Mandatory attendance in every class. You are forced to take some weird waste of time classes often

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2 College Junior

Overall Experience: Theres options but they are overblown

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2 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone acts like D3 is D1

3 College Junior

Scholarships: They give tons of scholarships to get people to go but they are overpriced as it is. They gave me a projected cost but it ended up being way higher when the bill came

1 College Junior

Party Scene: If getting beer poured on you by nasty white boys is your thing then go for it. Parties are small. Always busted around 12. Occasionally one good party will spring up but a majority involve sitting and standing around some guys playing pong

1 College Junior

Campus Food: minus the expensive food cooked at innbetween the food on campus is awful

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: lots of bugs in shower, fees for people who talk during quiet hours, only have swipe ins on womens side of building not mens side

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are great restaurants in the surrounding area. Sure, you have to drive a bit, but Little Italy, Melt, Legacy, Beachwood, and Coventry are all within 10 minutes. Also, some of the closer, lesser known places are excellent. Go to Donny T's or O'Rielly's!

3 College Junior

Administration: The shuttle can take you to most places, but waiting for it is hit or miss. It seems as though they're too busy playing on their phones waiting for students at each location that they forget to go back to where they need to go when no one is there. Oh well. Get a car and you're fine.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: This is the worst part of JCU. Absolutely ridiculous how hard it is to find a spot. During class hours, there's a good chance you're parking all the way by Dolan. Still, though, compared to big schools, the walking distance is very little, but it's all relevant. They need to build a garage where the main lot currently is especially with expanding freshman class sizes.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Tech at JCU is getting better every year. The biggest issue I see with everything (WiFi, printers, etc.) is the reliability. WiFi can be shotty, which is a shame since it is actually excellent Internet when you are connected. I have gotten download speeds of up to 70 mbps, which is incredible for such a large network. Classrooms all have a projector or large screen TV for presenting. There is supposed to be some color printing, but they never work. Hopefully as that ages it will get better.

THE BIGGEST ISSUE is that you can't use WiFi for any game console or Smart TV. Absolutely ridiculous that we have to rely on ethernet cables in 2015. Most every school has a separate network for this type of thing, yet JCU just lags behind. Hopefully Student Union can make something happen, because I know the Administration sure won't.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: Easily the second worst part about JCU (following parking). The caf food is passable, and that is probably being friendly. For the price, the quality is pretty poor. Also, there are times where the food isn't even prepared well (especially the chicken). I feel as though they skimp big time on quality simply because it is a buffet style.

The Inn Between is great though. Food tastes really good and as long as you don't go at a busy time, you can get in and out really quickly. The Meal Swipes thing is cool and I think they're expanding that.

Einstein's is perfect in between classes. They're the best workers on campus too! Great bagels, sandwiches, and coffee. Couldn't be in a better location either.

The Cubby also makes good milkshakes and specialty coffee drinks late at night.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms aren't all air conditioned. The cost is somewhat high as well, especially since a majority of them are rather dated. The real problem though is the upkeep. A few of the dorms that aren't even THAT old have started to age rather quickly. I don't think they have ever cleaned the HVAC systems, so it's extremely dusty.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Wish more people went to the games.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really party much.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms could use updating, especially the bathrooms.

5 College Freshman

Administration: I find policies very fair.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not part of Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Feel very safe when on campus.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: there is diversity here people some people fail to see it

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4 College Freshman

Majors: there is a ton of majors to choose from and you can alter them to fit your interest

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everything here is nice sure some things could be better but nothing here is truly awful. people are here because they want to be

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Overall, students love being students at John Carroll, but it is important to remember that there are always things that could be better—no matter the university. However, most John Carroll students said that they would pick JCU again if they had the chance to do it all over. The close community at John Carroll is really one of the University's biggest pluses. You will never love everything about the school that you choose, but it is important to pick a school based on what is important to you.  

A lot of students tell freshmen that if they don't get involved in things on campus, they will miss out on a lot of great opportunities, fun times, and wonderful people. This is true. College is mostly what you make it. It is about meeting new people, growing as a person, and taking advantage of experiences and opportunities that are readily available to you. John Carroll will become your home and your friends will become your family. It is a wonderful feeling to be at what you feel is "the right school" for you.

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