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Reviews 183 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I didn't really need to use my academic advisor unless I was scheduling classes, and she was very helpful then.

3 College Senior

Career Services: Not a lot of options and kind of hard to find and figure out.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The career prospects are nice but if your schedule conflicts it's a bit challenging

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: The professors actually know what they're talking about unlike in high school.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great school with great professors and great people.

3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Some classes I wasn't able to schedule, but that was a rare occurrence; all of my other classes were scheduled with no problem.

4 College Freshman

Online Courses: They are incredibly convenient and allow me to work on my own time. The teachers are tech-savvy and will respond quickly and appropriately to any questions or concerns you have.

3 College Freshman

Career Services: This school is transfer-oriented, so they really don't offer much for people looking to quit after an associates.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My professors have always been very understanding of what a student goes through. They are always available to consult with, and will gladly work with me on any issues. The professors here are fun, intelligent, and incredibly knowledgeable.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Not many employers come to campus, but there are definitely job options to be had around the school. Internships are offered after completion of some special classes, so for those who apply themselves, there are definitely some valuable experiences to be had.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: This school is really to help students transfer, so there are not degree-making classes here. I have met people who also want to work with environmental sciences, and we talk about our options.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Richard Bland College of the College of William & Mary provides solid transfer options, and the teachers have legitimately given me the knowledge to think in real-world situations, not just classroom applications.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: First year students are automatically registered into their classes - take note of this, and decide whether or not you want to switch things up. Teachers themselves are very flexible - gracious, willing to consider any difficulties you have, but they've learned to not take your bs. Be respectful of them, for the most part the profs are great people. Transferring credits is kinda a hassle - the registrar's office is lovely to talk to but difficult to work with.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: Online courses aren't bad, honestly. Limited, yes, but not bad. You'll have to stay up to date on online classes, in many respects they are more difficult than actual in situ courses. Discussion posts and interaction online is forced to be honest, but if you find an online study partner you can make it fun.

3 College Junior

Career Services: It's getting better. The school is starting to offer resume crafting services and demonstrate how to build connections. But the task is on you. You have to go find what options are out there and make the most of what you can.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Courses are small - and that's not always intentional. I had this one class that started out with 32 students but dropped to 8 once everyone realized the expectations. To me, these expectations were reasonable, but for other students it wasn't going to work for them. This was a 101 class, and I'd say it's pretty typical through out the college. Courses will be difficult, it comes with the territory. There's a pretty limited variety of courses - in the second semester there are some 250/299 courses that have some pizazz. But if you need to fulfill a specific requirement be vigilant about fulfilling that requirement - who knows, that course might not be offered next semester.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The value of a Richard Bland degree has value at the college itself, or in service/blue collar work. Job/internship prospects are slim, the alumni network is a silent enigma, few employers recruit on campus, and there is no official career center. That being said - if you devote yourself to your education, and network with professors and staff, you can get letters of recommendation. You can push yourself to do will, develop a LinkedIn, and offset the "Richard Bland" status by making the most of your connections. You can find jobs by talking to people - it all depends on how much effort you're willing to put in. You have to be your own advocate - this school isn't about to go do your work for you.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: There are some professors on this campus who I love. They invest time, do everything possible to help you understand the material, and are incredibly flexible. Don't think that when you come to Richard Bland your grades will be a piece of cake, getting an A will be difficult. You will have to invest deeply in studying and pay attention in class. Other professors aren't as dedicated to their students. Sometimes inaccessible, these professors are difficult to understand, and their material is (as typical, per Richard Bland) very difficult. Ask around before you take a class - you need to get in with the right professor. You can't BS your way through these classes. I'd say Richard Bland's academics are rigorous -- it's sad that the reputation of the school doesn't reflect that.

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: My favorite experience at this school was making a diverse group of friends. I don't think I would have had that opportunity at many other institutions. But besides that, I wouldn't choose this school if I could go back in time. As of right now, Richard Bland has a poor reputation (though it's getting better), a lackluster social life, low-quality food options, complicated financial aid, and hit or miss academics.

If you come here, you need to stay on top of every aspect of your life in order to succeed and get out. This is not the school where you can sit back and expect everything to function correctly, you have to advocate for yourself and stress the importance of your education and quality of life. My advice: try again in about 5 years.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is a excellent school.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Nothing too much or overload

5 College Junior

Online Courses: Easy learning nothing too hard. And most of all my teacher was easy to reach

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: As stated before my math teacher was horrible. But my biology class was wonderful and so was my English. My English class was not that small but enough people for a teacher to maintain. And enough where as he could know my name

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: My math teacher was not good at all due to it being he switched from philosophy to math

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's very different and teaches you the real world by stating on campus


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