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Reviews 63 total reviews with an average rating of 3.1

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

1 College Freshman

Administration: The only issue they have is people smoking pot in front of the dorms. Otherwise campus safety is utterly useless. They never answer the emergency or normal number. Good luck trying to figure out what the normal number is because it is no where on the school website or the pamphlet given to students at the beginning of the semester. All of the gaurds are mostly young men and women in their early 20's with bad attitudes.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: A lot of people drink with a couple of friends and play loud music in their rooms on Thursday nights. That is the extent partying on campus goes. If you want to go to real parties and dance, taking the train to Resevoir and walking to BC is your best bet.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The only reason finacial aid went smoothly was because I wasn't paying out of pocket for anything because of my need. This school WANTS YOUR MONEY, so they will make the process of getting it as seamless as it can be

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is 8/10 awful. At first, in August and the first half of September the food is decent. There is variety. But as the year progresses, everything gets worse. You will be surviving off of pizza, fries and bagels because everything else is either



or undesireable.

The vegetables are either dried out, rotten or overcooked. If you're a vegetarian the only options for you are limp lettuce and cubes of firm tofu thrown on rice. And I'm truly sorry if you are non-meat eater. There is very rarely fish, and if there is it is small and thin.

There a fruit flies and bugs EVERYWHERE. If you come to visit this school for an event, you'll get a pretty decent meal; know that is not what you'll be eating if you attend here.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus at Pine Manor has made me reconsider whether or not I should be in college at all.

I got a roommate that had beat the crap out of her roommate from last semester had to be briefly moved from the campus. Which, is cool (not). The bathrooms are disgusting. The tiles are lifting, there is a lot of mold and our school does a crap job of making sure the cleaning staff is paid so sometimes no one comes to clean for weeks. The common rooms, or as we call them, the "pits" are as appeasing as they sound. Dirty, moldy, various stains, rarely vaccumed. RA's are never around, so if you need some guidance, you're on your own. All winter all of the rooms, hallways and pits were leaking water. Provided, this past winter was a very hard one, but the buildings need to be renovated to hold SOME kind of integrity. The water was pouring from the ceiling like it was raining inside. The school had to pay for the damages of peoples things. Because I'm sure that cost a few arms and legs, do not expect to have wonderful accomodations for fall 2015.

The social life here sucks. Everyone, regardless of age, is pretty immature. So unless that's the kind of corwd you can have fun with, you will proabably be spending a lot of time here by yourself. There aren't really parties (at least not anymore). It's usually 4 or 5 people getting drunk in someones room and putting it on snapchat. There was a very big party in November that ended with a bunch of police cars, a bottle over one kids head and 3 or 4 young women arrested. PArties have all but ceased since this incident.

Speaking of incidents, in October the were a mild thunderstorm where the power went out. Without the power, anyone had access into any of the dorm buildings. Thousands of dollars of belongings and credit cards were stolen from the international students. The 2 of the 3 young men who took part in robbing those Chinese students were brought back to the over winter break to be on the basketball team

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Hassle to get to locations

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Do not provide off campus housing.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Tiny office, quick answers when calling, not many blue light services. Monitored security upon arriving on campus

2 College Junior

Party Scene: There is no party life!

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The local atmosphere is pretty great! The school not exactly being in the center of the city of Boston makes it even more charming. The people are a bit reserved, but they become friendlier and more considering as they become more familiar with you.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus regulations and policies are definitely suitable for any type of student. You are free to enjoy yourself, however others' rights to be protected, or to enjoy a peaceful moment can not be violated.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process was amazing. No matter how bad your financial situation is or how hopeless you are when it comes to paying for your college education, Pine Manor College will find a way, and will come up with all these aids that you wouldn't even dream of, to make you feel safe and covered. Therefore, make college affordable to you.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: If there is one thing that I love about Pine Manor College is its diversity. From economic background, to racial diversity, to sexual orientation, Pine Manor College is a mini-world just on its own. The students are from all over the world, and for just one year, it gave me the opportunity to make friends from places that I didn't even know existed.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The school does not have tons of options, or opportunities to choose from, but the faculty members do care and highly value the students. they make you feel important and needed in the overall progress of the college; and the dorm rooms are very big and cozy.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Very easy to get accepted

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Very easy class and the professors are just awesome

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The shuttle bus comes every 30 mints and sometimes that is not really in my advantage because if i do not catch it on time I have to wait for another 30 mints or I have to walk.

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