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Reviews 79 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I made great friends, had a couple great dorms, and made some good friends. I hated a lot about Landmark, some of the students, some teachers, most administrators. Go there for the degree, but don't go there for a regular college experience.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It varies, some teachers are great and care about students and want them to pass. They were my favorites. I had plenty who were the worst, and high school teachers were better then them. My advice if you hate the class and teacher, get out as soon as possible.

3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: The students are diverse, but weird. Some are very friendly, but others are not friendly or very strange. It's hard to make friends there, but the friends you do make are great. The students are a rich bunch, but very few people flaunt the money in clothes. There are more white students, but the school is not racist. The school is a little homophobic, but it depends on the student, but administrators are kinda homophobic. Religion is very accepted though and so is politics. The school is far more guys then girls.

2 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: I didn't use financial aid, my friends had mixed experiences, the tuition is very high.

1 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: It's barely existent, but it isn't the point of the school.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Depends on the teacher, and the material.

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: I am a student with several learning disabilites and I am on the autism spectrum so Landmark is a great school for students like me. i am currently on the Deans list for my midsemester, but my tuition is very expensive for my family, so i would like to help any way i can and a scholarship would be great.

3 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: I am still in the process of trying to get my dream job after im done with school.

1 College Senior

Student Body: The student body is hard to accurately describe. It's probably the most diverse school in the nation in terms of academic ability and intelligence. When I was on newspaper, there was a guy who wrote an article about the empty bowls fundraiser for the food bank and through the entire article spelled it empty bowels and did not write in complete sentences. He sat next to a girl who now attends Haverford.

Socially, the school is just as complex. Many, many students don't leave their rooms except for class and gaming. Many have social difficulties associated with their LD and it is important to learn to set boundaries (note: do not give out your phone number unless you're sure you want that person as a friend). There are also many people who are social and on the better end of the social skills scale. Almost everyone is nice, although you have to watch out for the very few people who are easily upset. There's a vibrant gaming and movie watching community and the RAs and RDs do a great job with programming and making sure all their students are doing as well as possible.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I found Landmark to be extremely helpful, but you really have to be ready to take control of yourself and your situation. A lot of students just seem to be there as a place for their parents to put them for two years so no one has to deal with them. Social life is nonexistent. But if you're there to learn about yourself and you're willing to work hard at that and really try to access the professors and services, it's a good place. Try not to get sucked in though. Learn what you need to, then get out as fast as possible, or the school may start to warp you a bit.

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2 College Senior

Campus Quality: The school has recently been renovating, but the buildings look and feel like 70's USSR projects sometimes, especially the dorms. The student center is practically useless for studying and hanging out. The head of facilities is great, but the school isn't able to do a ton to make the buildings better. The gyms aren't great and need updating. Being in nicer housing costs $500 to $1000 extra per semester, and it often separates the rich kids from those on financial aid in a way that isn't beneficial to the campus culture. Many students also have issues with personal hygiene and cleaning their dorm rooms, so the dorms always smell pretty funky. There is practically no social life on campus. There are only 500 students, but I only saw about 200 of them regularly and only knew the names of about 70. Many people don't leave their rooms except to go to class. Students are generally nice, but if you're fairly normal (and I hesitate to use that word, but I'm not sure what else to say), you need to search pretty hard to put together a friend group. If not, you'll be among peers.

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3 College Senior

Academic Experience: The professors here are, for the most part, incredibly dedicated to their students and the school's mission. However, you have to be very careful in selecting your classes if you want a challenging academic environment (even then, almost none of the classes I took here were more challenging than my senior year high school classes). If you're looking to transfer to a selective college, I would look at classes you take here as a chance to expand your understanding of your LD and a chance to work on the challenges it presents rather than as content. Many students here are also far behind college level work; there were several students in my classes reading below a high school level. Teachers try to accommodate everyone (ranging from Columbia students on a bridge semester to people who can't even write a coherent sentence), but obviously some are much better at this than others and if you're on the Columbia end of the scale, this can be very frustrating.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Professors are, for the most part, amazing, available, and accommodating. The workload is fairly light; I saw it more as practice dealing with my LD than actual college work. The academic resources on campus, especially the DCAS (writing/science support) and math lab, are great. If you're coming from/looking to go to a competitive college, you'll almost certainly find the work below your level,'although you can alleviate this somewhat by choosing classes wisely. I failed a class my first semester because it was so easy I didn't bother to show up except for tests. Teachers are very strict about attendance. If you start having serious problems, there's a great support system of advisors, counselors, and professors in place to help.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: The Drake Center and advisors are absolutely amazing. The rest of the campus resources, not so much. The library is only open from 8-12 and closes early on Fridays and Saturdays (10-7 I think). While there are a lot of resources if you're interested in learning about your LD, both the fiction and non-fiction sections are lacking. We do have a couple amazing research librarians though. Computers and printers are available 24/7, but the internet is not the most reliable. They also recently cut back the hours on the gym. It's open from 5 am to 10 pm, and none of the three gyms have a very wide selection of machines.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: The internet is not great. Many students are serious gamers and many more revert to Netflix binges in the boredom of Putney, so the wifi is often overloaded. The period from 7-11, often referred to as the porning hour, is especially bad. The school requires you to get a laptop, although I believe this can be paid for as part of your financial aid.

2 College Senior

Career Services: They just replaced the entire college and career counseling, and they're a little clueless as of now, but I'm sure they'll improve once they figure out the school. Landmark is a very unique school to be transferring/getting a job from, and I feel like the staff needs to get a better idea of reasonable expectations for the students. Plus, Landmark doesn't have very many connections/alumni to draw from, so that's no help in finding a job or internship. Everyone is very nice and easy to talk to.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Teachers are very flexible when it comes to issues associated with a person's LD. The administration (other than the advising department) is much less flexible, the president in particular. The school also tends to reward a very specific type of student with jobs/awards/etc, usually those the perceive as hard-working and not necessarily the best or most deserving.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Its a two year school. I was able to get my entire A.A. within two semesters there. This place makes you want to buckle down and focus. Well either that or sleep all day.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: If you aren't looking for the traditional college experience and are looking for someone to help you either transition into a traditional college or just need to have someone help you learn than this is the place for you.

5 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: This school is expensive, REALLY expensive, but the skills you leave here knowing are definitely worth it. Plus the school provides you with health insurance and a shrink if you need one.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Honestly the teachers here are awesome. Definitley one of the only reasons why i stay here. I used to go and get a beer with my psych proffesor after class and discuss my grades

1 College Sophomore

Online Courses: We don't have any online classes

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There are five buildings on campus, nine if you include the dorms. Nuff said

2 College Sophomore

Student Body: One word. WEIRD. If you are even slightly normal than congratulations, you're one of the five of us in total. If you are far from the social norm than have fun at the mothership.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You just have to find that SMALL group of people that are semi close to normal and try to tolerate them for the semester.


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