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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Need more things that are 24/7 and the cost is very expensive.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I believe that the school does a pretty good job with the strictness at the school.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I just transferred to New England College and having holds on my account is a struggle because the Financial Aid Office usually doesn't get back to me to help me fix them.

I come from a poor family so trying to make sure I get enough financial aid, grants and scholarships is very important because my parents have poor credit so loans are very hard to apply for.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really attend parties so I could not really answer this question.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food in Gilmore usually makes me sick and there isn't much to offer. At Simon the older people that work there are slow, usually over charge, and its really expensive so the flex cash goes out fast.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is okay, the rooms are not that big so that is a down fall but the cost to live on campus is the problem. Paying for your room, laundry, food and fighting for the showers in the morning become very difficult. When you come from a family with very little money and not being able to find a job in the small town I go to school in makes it hard to be able to do laundry and buy food. I buy food because the food on campus is not the best, usually makes me sick.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse racially, especially compared with the surrounding area. There are lots of black male students, although many racial groups keep within their race for a lot of the time.

There are a good mixture of religious affiliations: lots of Catholics, a fair amount of liberal Christians, and many who don't care. People are very accepting of your religious beliefs, I'm an atheist and it has no effect on my life in school.

There is a pretty diverse mix of political affiliations in my experience; a lot of the students in my writing class were supportive of capital punishment which was interesting. You will have no problem voicing your opinions. There's also a club for each political party, and politicians regularly come to NEC and you can have the opportunity to grill them!

LGBT diversity is not great, and it's hard to meet other LGBT young adults in the area. I am a gay male and have not had a boyfriend or even a hook-up during my time at NEC! This is one of the main reasons I may transfer to another school. have had no problems being openly gay though (I came out at the beginning of my sophomore year).

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Had an interview, which was good practice. I've heard it's not too hard to get in (education). You do have to take two classes to build a portfolio which I thought was kind of silly. Try and get field experience as much as possible. Also, write down everything you do (e.g. challenges, situations you could have handled better) that you could be asked about. I didn't do this at first and regret it now.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Education department is awesome. So much field-experience, interesting classes, service learning projects. The professors are great (e.g. Huckins, Meredith Bird-Miller, Bill Preble). The graduate lecturers have a ton of experience and are keen to have us visit their classrooms. We have so many opportunities to gain experience working with kids. The student teaching program is very extensive (I hate the lesson plans though and wish we had more freedom to select our schools). Job opportunities in the area are good. If you're an education major, APPLY TO BE A SUB!! in one of the surrounding school districts to increase your employability, experiences to share with class, and earn money.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I work at an elementary school nearby for Work Study. They are really flexible with my schedule and I can also just show up whenever to say hi. It's really easy to find an internship, and Eugene Durkhee is easy to work with and will find you the perfect one. I'm sure local businesses/organizations are looking for internships for credit too. I make $8.25 for my work study job. I think most on-campus positions are $7.25 so highly recommend co-ordinating an off-campus one that will give you experience in your subject area. I have had good experiences with student teaching/practicums. I came in with no experience and now have plenty, and many contacts in the area.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The buildings are pretty nice, the campus is large and has plenty of spots hang out (green spaces, work areas). The library is awesome! There are computers and printers everywhere, and the staff are very helpful. The scenery nearby is lovely too.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are great. Registering's easy and if you find a good advisor (preferably department head etc.), it's easy to plan your way through NEC. Workload is manageable and there are great resources like tutoring. I'd recommend the library as a study area with a great environment to work in and computers/printing access.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: There's a sorority but no frats, which is fine by me. There's still parties and opportunities to meet people on campus. I don't know much about the sororities but they seem friendly. I doubt having frats would improve anything

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a good school but not for everyone. I find the surrounding area to have not many people our age and there's no other colleges nearby. A little small for my liking and quite a few students are lazy and don't care about college. I would come again at least for my freshman year. I would recommend it for those who don't get into more prestigious colleges as a stepping stone for sure. The professors are great and classes interesting. Overall, I'd come again but potentially transfer out after two years. Definitely worth trying it though; if you want a small friendly school, NEC's a good bet.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NEC has been pretty good to me. I love the professors who are really knowledgeable and care. My major (education) has one of the best departments and it's really comprehensive with plenty of field experiences. I've been able to schedule classes around busy work life (I substitute teach 4 days a week with an above average class-load; crazy; this has probably been the best part about NEC).

Class sizes are small and instructors are experienced. Professors are pretty lenient about deadlines but I'd say you should definitely get into the habit of passing things on time so it doesn't build up. Courses are fairly challenging, but by contributing to discussions, completing all the work and asking to redo parts of it, I have been able to maintain a high GPA with a high course load. There aren't that many courses to choose from for General Education, but they are quite comprehensive and well-taught and give you a new perspective. I took some online courses over J-Term and the summer, a great way to meet requirements but I feel I missed out on debates and meeting new people.

Overall, I'd recommend NEC for prospective teachers!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very good. Internships are easy to find at a variety of companies. Work study jobs relevant to your field of study are easily co-ordinated; I have worked at a local elementary school and it's been a great experience and very easy to set-up (I tell people to look into off-campus FWS positions that are better paid and actually interesting and meaningful!!) Career outlooks are good for education majors, particularly if you want to work in New Hampshire (NEC's teacher preparation program is well-ranked by principals). I have heard of several people getting hired by the places they do their internships/student teaching at (e.g. Hopkinton, Hillsboro, Kearsarge School Districts) The career center with Eugene Durkhee is a great resource, and there are often opportunities to meet potential employers. I am confident in my chances of getting a job teaching wherever I desire to end up.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys are okay, more attractive at other colleges, really depends what you're into. Personally, I find it hard to meet guys if you're in a female dominated major (education). There are quite a few who don't care about academics, and many who are into athletics. There are very few openly gay guys on campus or in the area which sucks for me (I think I'm one of six at NEC), so you probably won't want to come here if you're gay and hoping to meet someone! People are friendly and you can strike up a conversation most of the time (I like to meet people in the library). Students tend to dress casually (sweat pants, sports clothes) if they just have classes.

Girls are quite pretty and friendly. Easy to make friends with plenty of girls. I'd say girls are more academic-focused.

The social life is pretty good if you live on campus. I commute from far away which is awful for social life. I have found it pretty hard to meet people outside of classes as a result. So I'd definitely recommend living on campus for your freshman year.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I think there's a lot of good options, especially for such a small town. There's JinJins, a nice little Chinese restaurant which is very well priced two minutes from campus (they offer takeout too). There's a small cafe where you can get good breakfast sandwiches and coffee (open till 1?) right in town too. Also, Sonny's has pizza, subs, and ice cream. Overall, these three places are pretty well priced and convenient. Much better than most of the similar sized towns in the area.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus Safety are pretty lenient. I've heard of dorms getting busted occasionally. Campus Safety have always been professional and friendly in my experience. I had a parking ticket the first week back in September and they were very kind and waived the fee.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Scholarships are pretty good if you have okay grades. I would not come here if it weren't for the $20k annual Presidential Scholarship (you need a 3.5? high school GPA and to maintain a 3.0 or above at NEC) which covers most of my tuition. I had problems getting a Pell Grant (didn't send them my tax return and was never told I was meant to). I would recommend attending if you have good high school grades as the need-based grants aren't the best. They are quite flexible about late payments and have always gotten back to me fast. It would be nice to be alerted/informed about other scholarships that are available (i.e. dependent on major).

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lots of athletics and athletes at our school. Personally, I've never been to any games but I'm sure they're a great way to meet people. Personally, I think there's too much focus and money spent on athletics but that may be what you want. There are a ton of sports like rugby, field hocked, soccer, basketball if you play sports. We also have an excellent ice rink that's open in the winter. You don't have to be sporty to fit in though!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I don't eat at the main cafeteria often but I've found the choices to be excellent and the food good quality. There's usually pizza, Italian, Chinese or Indian food, plenty of desserts to choose from, a great selection of beverages. At the Simon Cafe, there are great choices of burgers, fries, subs, wraps etc. I've found the food there to be very reasonably priced (cheaper than most fast-food places) and tasty. The staff at the cafeterias are very friendly.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I dont live off campus but i know a few people who do and they have nice places but they pay more money to stay there then they would if they were in the dorms for the year and they dont have parking for most places.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We have 3 or 4 places to go and they all close early and offer mostly the same food, pizza.

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