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1 College Sophomore

Academics: The curriculum is not challenging at all. The teachers will barely punish you for poor attendance, which bothers me since I show up to class most of the time. You basically get a 100% if you turn your work in on time, but they'll drop it down to an 80% if they see that you couldn't care less. It is really easy to get an A. The teachers just want you to do well so they just give you a good grade rather than giving you the tools to learn on your own. I can't blame them entirely, since most of the students don't take their academics seriously and think this is still high school. The workload is really manageable, which is cool. The most popular study areas are of course, include psychology, but also business and biology. The biology class was actually really challenging.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't go out and party. I'm more of a bookworm/don't have the desire to be punched in the face by a man during a fight outside my dorm. If you're interested in smoking weed and drinking, this school is for you. But be cautious, there have been so many fights that arose at parties, one of which required the presence of police. It is really disastrous. But if you're into drinking/smoking, you can find a connect anywhere.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties mostly occur on Thursdays-Sundays. They're scattered around each village. There are a good amount of parties in the South and West villages. The students love to party, so I guess there's that.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: This school is probably the most racially diverse school you'll see. There are more Black and Asian students than White. However, do not allow this to fool you. This is not a sing around the circle and share s'mores, holding hands of every shade kind of thing. The American students tend to feel superior or entitled so the international students are often mocked or ridiculed. I am not sure about religion. There are a good portion of Christians, but they don't exactly behave like how Jesus would intend them to. The school is really keen on giving out great financial aid packets, helping out the mostly poor demographic of students. I don't really think many people here are interested in politics that much. It would probably be hard to engage in a conversation about Bernie Sanders' policies versus Donald Trump's so it could be a lackluster environment for intellectual thinkers. There is a huge stigma against gay people, especially towards gay men. Most of the guys here are into the whole hyper masculine persona so they'll often condemn homosexuals, whether it be for a religious reason or their own personal bias. It's disturbing. There have been instances of bullying towards lesbians as well, which the administration handled very poorly since the school has basically become a haven for the most sexist and bigoted men you could meet.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most schools have this issue so I'm basically desensitized to drug and alcohol use. It is so common to smell weed wherever you go that it's basically become part of the campus culture. Alcohol (from what I've seen) is stashed in some students' (including underage) fridges or in some other hiding place. I personally have been pressured to drink and eventually gave in many times because I didn't want to be bothered by the people I was socializing with. The alcohol/drug policy is the same as the law - no one under 21 is allowed to drink and drugs are prohibited. But at this point, campus security really doesn't care. They'll only give you a warning if they receive a call from a student. That's it.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: everyone does their own thing

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: its Fun outside of Campus

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: okay could have MANY Improvements

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Lack of Uniform updates, Gym , field , equipment

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Enviorment is Great Just little details can improve it very good

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: When I first arrived at Pine Manor I was excited and affraid. I was excited because I always wanted to live on the east coast, but I was affraid becasue of the school itself. I orginally did not like how small the campus was. Coming into my second semester of my sophomore year, I really love Pine Manor. There are so many opportunites provided by the school. My classes are great and my professors are so helpful. Honestly, if I could chose this school over I would, becasue you should always make the best out of any school, job, or opptuninity provided for you and thats exactly what I did.

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1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There has been a fight on campus that involved a girl getting punched by a boy. There has also been stealing and I myself heard stories about girls getting abused by their boyfriends. My friends have been harassed by some boys because they weren't straight. Campus safety does an awful job at protecting the students and incidents are rather hush hush. A boy has told me that rape isn't serious. This school accepts the most awful people.

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class sizes are very small, giving you the opportunity to get the help and attention you need from your professors. That's probably the only good thing abut the academics though. Many of the professors have good teaching to offer, but the students are lazy and arrogant, so many of the staff has given up trying to educate us. It is very easy to get an A here, which is good for many people. But if you're looking to improve your academic performance and be challenged, this school is not good for you.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The freshman class has attended many career panels during the first semester. The school invited previous alumni to discuss how their lives have been since Pine Manor College. I think that was a good way of helping us see what is there for us in the future. There is a career office, but I haven't visited yet, considering I'm a freshman interested in transferring.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If you want to study, good luck because there is a party every night here. I often see the cleaning staff in the residential bathrooms, but they don't do anything with the gym or academic buildings. I wouldn't be surprised if the staff told me they hadn't been cleaned in three years. The social atmosphere is good for smokers. As soon as you walk into my dorm, you are greeted by the smell of marijuana. If you're into that and drinking, campus housing is good for you. We haven't had many parties, considering the last time we did, there was a massive fight, a girl got punched in the face, and the police came. It takes me a good 10 minutes to get to my classes. The cost of the rooms are definitely not reflective in the amenities. Everything is quite bad.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics board only cares about the boys' team, which is ironic because the school used to be all girls. The misogyny is very apparent to me, especially when hearing how faculty and athletic staff talks about how bad the female teams are. The recruiting staff puts much effort into the boys' teams, but definitely not the women's teams, which explains our awful records.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes are way too easy; not challenging at all. The teachers let the students get away with lazy effort. Waste of money. Do not attend this school! I came here for athletics because I knew that I would get good playing time. Completely regretted my decision. The school does not care for the women's teams' successes, which seems very misogynistic and ironic, considering it used to be an all girls' school. This school has the lowest standards when admitting its students. Many are rude and ignorant. The school is so desperate to gain profit that it will accept anybody. If you want challenging academics, good facilities, and a great environment, you definitely should not come here.

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1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most people here aren't the brightest. Or, if you're American and not from their country of orgin, they aren't interested in speaking with you. The only guys on campus at this point (since the school is so small) are loud basketball players who care about nothing else but basketball.

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1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, I am so sad that I wasted all of this time, money and effort. Do not let the admissions counselors sweet talk you in. This school has an awful retention rate, everyone leaves once they see what's really going on. The money they give isn't worth the kind of experience you'll have.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are the only slightly redeeming quality of this institution. From those that I've met they're all really smart and kind people who care about education. However the severe frustration they feel in each class because the lack luster enthusiam of their students is palpable. You can often see in the faces of the professors that they baffled that a room of 4-20+ people can be so uninvolved and have zero drive to complete work well or on time.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you are a Bio major at this school, I can see you going far. Otherwise, I'm not really sure how much value a degree from this school means. The only other graduates I have ever met from this school work here... so that should tell you something.

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a lot of stealing and breaking into the rooms of people on campus. Campus safety and the school don't really do much in the way of helping. There are only 2 blue lights on campus, do they work? Who knows. Will campus safety come if you press it? Maybe. As far as I know however, secxual assult accuring on campus isn't an issue or a great concern of the student body on campus.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: There are sports teams, and I would say most students are involved in some kind of sport. BUT, none of the men's teams are in the league, the women's teams are awful and often get crushed at games. Unless you are on the team, or dating someone who is, nymo one really pays attention.

The gym was recently renovated. But it's hard to tell. The court looks like a highschool gym, with only one side for bleachers. The weight room is awful. All of the workout equipment is very outdated. The treadmills have giant dents in them.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: As far as I know, the only students who can afford to live in off-campus apartments in the area are the fabulously weathy Chinese students.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Pine Manor is located in Chestnut Hill which is a super affluent neighboorhood in Newton. Tom Brady and the owner of the Red Sox live next door to give some context. So, with this in mind the variety in Chestnut Hill is pretty good. But unless you're one of the internationals that goes here, most of the dining is out of your budget. You're best bet is going into Boston

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