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Reviews 280 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Honestly, it's a D3 small liberal arts school. If you want a Big 10 sports environment, go somewhere else. If you want amazing academics and a great campus life, come to K. People are supportive of athletes, though.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Some really nice places nearby. Crow's Nest is a favorite... also Water Street Coffee, Zazio's, Food Dance, and many more.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Mixed bag. The administration is super accessible, which is amazing. You can have anyone stay over in any dorm you want any time without checking in. Honor code is big here. The big problem is our alcohol policy-- it is absolutely horrendous and forces students to binge drink off campus. It is dangerous and I really hope that they can address this issue someday soon.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: K College made sure that coming here was possible for me. I got a pretty huge scholarship-- I don't get any need-based aid, but my merit scholarship covers a pretty huge percentage of tuition. Contact the Financial Aid Office and Admissions Office--honestly, they are super approachable and here to help.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties here are a lot of fun. If you're super into the big school frat party scene, K probably isn't for you (although you can go to Western's parties) but if you want to drink and smoke weed and dance with lots of people you know, K has some solid parties. You do have to go off-campus for parties...our on-campus alcohol policy is absolutely archaic and pretty terrible, but most off-campus houses that host parties are pretty close by. There is almost always something happening on Friday and Saturday nights, and occasionally during the week. Plus 30/30 in the spring, where there is a big party every day for a month.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food here is honestly really good. They rotate the choices out a lot, have lots of vegan/vegetarian options, great salad bar with all sorts of dressings and toppings, really good pizza...they try, they really try. Sometimes it gets old, sure, but it's good food for a cafeteria, and the staff really takes your comments to heart.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms here are quite nice for a small liberal arts school. You aren't going to have the ridiculously fancy state school suites, but if you come here you are coming for academics anyways, not for housing. A lot of the rooms are really big, even in the first year halls, and it's pretty easy to get a single if you want. I recommend writing on your housing form that you want to request a suite-style room in Trowbridge.

5 College Senior

Academics: The English Department is the greatest department of the college in my opinion. My writing has improved tremendously and I've been introduced to so many theories and schools of thought through the major.

5 College Senior

Academics: K College is the best school in Michigan with U of Michigan in Ann Arbor being its only real competitor. Though we only take three classes per trimester, this is a very tough school. Each trimester is only 10 weeks long so we move very fast. In the fall and winter, we're usually taking finals while most other schools are just getting into mid-terms. Skipping class can be fatal to your grade and is not something that is encouraged. K Students study during most of the week and leave the partying on Friday and Saturday night. Usually on Sundays, K students are back to hitting the books. Popular study areas are the lounges in dorms, Hicks, and the library. The curriculum at K is, in my opinion, the best one out there. The K plan allows you to customize your education and there only a few broad requirements. You have to take a language up to at least the 2 year level, you have to get 5 gym credits, and you have to take a seminar every year. Aside from that, the requirements differ depending on your major.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Student life is pretty good. I've heard a lot of students who live off campus express sadness that they lose touch with such a good student experience on campus.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Most of the locals treat K students very well as K has a great academic reputation. You can get very decent discounts from stores for being a college student.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Most students on this campus are white and from middle-class to upper middle-class backgrounds. Students tend to dress fairly well and it's interesting to note how many girls dress up for class. There's a lot of hipster fashion tastes and due to the type of eccentric student that K attracts, it's not uncommon to see students dressed in animal pajamas and walking around like it's not a big deal. Hooking up happens mainly at or through parties. If you're not the drinking/smoking weed type, it can be fairly difficult to hook up with someone. Mainly that's because since this is a small campus, pretty much everyone knows who's sleeping with whom. And this school is very cliquely. A lot of times it feels like high school with all of the drama here.

Most students here are fairly attractive physically and many students have great personalities. The weather tends to make everyone pale and it's not until the spring that people start looking really good. Most of the girls are pretty and seem to go out of their way to look nice. Most of the guys are hairy and there is an interesting phenomenon of guys growing full beards by the time they're seniors. Many do it by the end of their sophomore year. I'm not sure why. It could be that wearing a full beard keeps their face warm. The majority of students are very intelligent and I've often been impressed by the kind of conversations I can have with a group of people during lunch or dinner.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: My freshman year there were a plethora of crime alerts. There are still a few but not nearly as many. Campus security is friendly and approachable but I have to be honest when I say that they don't necessarily make me feel protected. Small, private colleges are actually more prone to being targeted by criminals and predators than big, state schools mainly because of the smaller security force. Western, which is near K, has their own police department. Our security force consists of a total of about 10 people.

College Senior

Greek Life: There is no Greek life because this school doesn't have a Greek system. Though it should be noted that some of the athletic teams have a faux Greek feel to them.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: This is a D3 school. That kind of speaks for itself. Though it should be noted that there is a significant divide between athletes and non-athletes. And I've heard a stat that there are actually more athletes than non-athletes though I'm not sure if that's true. There are also plans to renovate the athletic center and a new athletic fieldhouse was created about two years ago.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: My freshman year, I hated K. I felt like I had been misled about how close the community is and wanted to leave. But I came back because of good profs and mentors who showed they genuinely cared about me. My sophomore year things improved more and continued to improved junior and senior year. K is a very tough school. The stress culture is a little ubiquitous and it seems people try to outdo each other with how busy they are. But this school offers a great education and when I hear about the experiences of some of my friends and relatives who go to big state schools, the difference is striking. K is truly unique and though it's very expensive, it's worth it. K has forced me to grow as a person and care more about contributing to positive change around.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The small class sizes allows students to create personal relationships with the professors here. The profs genuinely care about your well being and that is something I've been consistently reminded of. When I experienced a tragedy recently, I received an outpouring of support from my profs, many who had become mentors and helped me stay afloat even as I was sinking. I came to this school because my high school was fairly small and intimate and I have not been disappointed by how strong the community here is.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: In my time at K, I've had a total of three internships. One of those internships was in government which not only boosted up my resume but changed my perspective on the world. K is known for being a tough and rigorous school and I've often been told that a 3.5 here is like a 4.0 at other schools. K may not be as well known outside Michigan, but the right people know of it and know its reputation. Graduating with a degree from K will put you in a good spot.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I have heard both good and bad testimonies of the off-campus housing opportunities. So I think it's about average.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus options are pretty decent and a lot of restaurants downtown offer a student discount. You can order pizza from Papa Johns at almost any time of the day if you need to eat late at night and the local places are pretty sweet.

3 College Senior

Administration: The Honor Code is upheld very strictly. If you cheat or plagiarize and are caught, you will most likely be expelled. So don't do it. Seriously, don't. However, I don't feel like the school is that strict about drug and alcohol use. Students are get caught participating in underage drinking usually are just put on probation and while the college doesn't encourage drug use such as smoking weed, I don't think they go out of their way to stop it.

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: The campus is really just too small for adequate parking.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: If I remember this stat correctly, I think the campus has the second worst wifi in the Great Lake Consortium or something like that. The wifi gets overloaded easily and it drops a lot. But it is what it is.

2 College Senior

Campus Food: The sad thing is we just got rid of a dining provider that was worst than the current one, but the current one still isn't that great. They do try though, bless their hearts. They just aren't that great. When we have Visit the Zoo programs where prospective students and their families visit campus it seems like dining services put in a little more effort. And Cafsgiving is legendary. But unfortunately, as of late, good caf days have been too few.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Well from personal experience, I feel like my housing assignments haven't been that great. I don't think the college is that great at assigning roommates but it could just be my individual experience.

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