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Reviews 489 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Senior

Athletics: The teams are good and practice often but almost never win. The work-out equipment in the gym is horrible, limited, and small.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's cheaper to live off campus. There are high-end apartments available as well as low-end or houses you can share with roommates.

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1 College Senior

Party Scene: Some girls are so uptight that they report you if you're listening to music in the shower too loudly. It's impossible to have a 'party' on campus. Go to JMU for a party.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly fast-food. The local places are too expensive for college students. You need a car to get around.

3 College Senior

Administration: The campus is strict about all the wrong things. They recently took away students' rights to carry pepper spray. That is a right provided for by the United States, the college cannot take that away.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: This is hard to talk about because it is so different for everyone. Long story short: if you do not check over your statements each semester, they will make you pay more than you agreed. They add on extra fees and take away grants if you do not keep up. Do not trust them with your statements, make sure you look over it every time you receive it.

1 College Senior

Campus Food: Hunt as almost never passed health and safety. They have been caught cross-contaminating foods. Their chicken is frequently undercooked. The lettuce at the salad bar is often brown or unwashed or left in big pieces. Their dishes and utensils are often dirty or bent. Everything is over-salted because all of the cooks smoke. The food makes almost everyone sick and ruins your digestion. Even though the food is absolutely disgusting, they try to do 'portion control' but their portions are way too small. I have gotten food poisoning from the food on this campus. Pub has a bad smell, their grilled chicken looks like a sponge, the only good thing there is their fried chicken when it is actually cooked all the way through. The food is bad here... really bad. Watch Out for the rats and cockroaches that infest the building.

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: The food will ruin your stomach, they close at 6:30 p.m., and have no late-night alternative. The dining facilities on campus haven't passed health and safety in a few years and they have been guilty for cross-contamination of the food. Also, cockroaches, flies, and rats are found crawling into the dining facilities at night and early in the morning. The town closes early (around 8 p.m.). The closest places to eat are approximately 1-3 miles away so you need a car. The places in town are too expensive for college students.

The dorms are falling apart, they're covered in mold, are infested with cockroaches, there is no air conditioning in the summer months and you can't open your windows because the screens have holes. The dorms also have no bathroom ventilation system and there is inconsistent house-keeping.

The school cleans up for visitors but does not clean up for the students. When there are events on campus, the students must relocate their vehicles as parking is taken away from students and given to visitors. Freshman parking is dangerously far away. Parking for Faculty is also poor as they often must park on Staunton streets and move every two hours.

There is also a huge disconnect between the board of trustees and the campus body. For example, throughout the years faculty and staff have mysteriously disappeared with no words nor explanation.

There is a serious problem with security as there are only two in-shape security officers currently employed. The rest of the officers are over the age of 50, smoke, and have health problems.

Tuition is too high for what you get, it is not of good quality for the money spent.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus, and cannot attest to the off campus living situations, I only know that the prices are high, unless you have multiple roommates.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food is great, the prices are average, but the only drawback is the fact that there are no student discount for restaurants. The best places to go to are the DEPO, Split Banana, and Baha.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I do not party, so I cannot answer this question. All I know is that a lot of people go to JMU and VMI for parties.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The people down in financial aid helped me every step of the way. They were able to show me what I needed to do to get more aid, and everything was smooth.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is not always the best, but it is edible and good food. The only major complaint that I have is the fact that the vegetarian section seems to be lacking in options a lot of times. I know about 1/3 of my freshman year, and even a few times this year there was only hummus as an option, and that does not constitute as a meal.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office is always confused.I hate having to have to pay money still and I took out two loans, pell grants, and have scholarships.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: We have many lectures, which are great. The adviser does a lot of one on one meetings.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Parking is taken too seriously. I think parking passes need to be cheaper or nonexistent.

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1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't feel safe on campus. We need more lighting. And we need better security, ours suck.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I wish we had sororities but we don't and it makes the college experience suck.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: They need more sports. They need track and field, a lot of students transfer or don't apply here because they don't have a track team.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You have to give the school a reason to why you're moving off campus which sucks.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's dirty. The showers never get washed. And it looks and feels like we live in jail.

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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's mostly fast food restaurants. I wish the meal plan allowed us to get food off campus.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There is no typical look, intrests or dress at this school. Mary Baldwin is very diverse. There are mostly lesbian relationships on campus since it is an all female college

3 College Senior

Athletics: The athletics are ok at Mary Baldwin. They varsity sports and club sports are not a big part of campus life. The arts such as theater, choir and dance groups are way more popular than varsity and club sports

College Senior

Greek Life: My school does not have greek life


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