The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    The Library roof (you'll understand when you get here)
  2. 2
    Getting to know your professors
  3. 3
    A cappella
  4. 4
    Spring Fling
  5. 5
    Opportunities to do research
  6. 6
    Free movies from film series
  7. 7
    Sunday brunch at Dewick
  8. 8
    Great guest speakers (i.e. two former U.S. Presidents)
  9. 9
    Six miles from Boston, but with an isolated campus
  10. 10
    Smart, talented, and passionate student body

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
97% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 9 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
92% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
97% 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
50% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
79% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
53% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
61% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 48/52 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
95% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 75% 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.
Cheap Living Off Campus
Off-campus housing is only $4,580 on average.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 3% of students transfer out.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-45% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Being referred to as "Jumbo" all the time
  2. 2
    Walking uphill to class
  3. 3
    Trying to make brown and blue match
  4. 4
    Parking tickets
  5. 5
    Elitists - students who have "something to prove"
  6. 6
    Disgusting freshman bathrooms
  7. 7
    Administration crackdown on Greek system
  8. 8
    Ethnic self-segregation
  9. 9
    Long, drawn out battles between campus liberals and conservatives
  10. 10
    The small endowment

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $44,666, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
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