The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Independent learning/academic freedom
  2. 2
    The professors
  3. 3
    Campus scenery and proximity to New York City
  4. 4
    The seminar system/small, intimate classes
  5. 5
  6. 6
    Getting your own room
  7. 7
    Campbell Sports Center
  8. 8
    Ice cream at Bates
  9. 9
    Welcoming and accepting environment
  10. 10
    The staff of Health Services

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
90% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
76% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
93% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
73% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
67% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
67% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
50% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
58% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
97% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 93% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

  1. 1
  2. 2
    Scattered sense of community and the poor intercampus communication
  3. 3
    Centipede and hipster infestations/students who engage in reckless drinking
  4. 4
    Long winters
  5. 5
    Handicapped accessibility/no air conditioning
  6. 6
    Lack of men and diversity (economic, political, and racial)
  7. 7
    The New Dorms
  8. 8
    Lack of nightlife, student attendance to events, and programming for graduate students
  9. 9
    Lecture requirement
  10. 10
    Laundry facilities

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $46,924, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
53% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $9,324.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $14,312.
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