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| Menlo's academics are amazing, you get small classes with GREAT teachers. the RAs constantly organize little events that will keep you entertained for about an hour, 3-4 times a week. however expect A LOT of down time, not much homework is assigned and unless your into getting drunk in your room their are no big partys or social events to attend. Menlo feels a lot like high school with lots of little clicks. playing sports helps, as most of the clicks are based around the sporting clubs. most of the campus clears out on weekends, everyone goes home or to see friends at other colleges... Menlo is GREAT if you just want somewhere to go to grab a good degree with no distractions. but if you have ever seen a college party movie and want any part of that life style DON'T GO HERE! |
|Oct 07 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| I am a transfer student-athlete. The difference between the atmosphere at Menlo and my former school (a 'top-in-the-west' LAC) is amazing. The students at Menlo are diverse, friendly, interesting, energized, and just plain cool. The support staff is incredible. I got to know many of these people better in a few hours than in 2 years at my last school. Classes have just started so can't fully commit to prof evaluations, but so far so good. Very helpful and very well connected for future reference and networking.Don't know why there are so many negatives - maybe they're all coming from one or two disgruntled students?? The Menlo of 2010 is an awesome place and I couldn't be happier. |
|Aug 24 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |
As a Menlo alum, I find it disheartening that someone would try to devalue my education, as well as their own, by publicly berating our alma mater.|
Many of the reviewers here shared their opinions in their first or second year of attending the college. I feel one isn't yet qualified to appraise the value of their education until they have had an opportunity to use it. I wish they had held off on their assessments until they had gained the requisite insight to make a legitimate and fair judgment.
I feel obligated to refute some of the misleading and unfair claims made by my fellow alumni.
The college has a great reputation both locally and globally, and for its size, it's surprisingly well-known. The notion that an interviewer or HR rep would turn down a candidate because they are a Menlo alum is extremely hard to swallow.
President Haight is an enthusiastic person with a lot of heart. I've seen him speak a few times. He doesn't read from a script, opting instead to speak from his heart. Why someone would mock him for his frank presentation style is beyond me. Have a look at his remarks to the 2008 graduating class.
I'm especially surprised to see some people claim that students can get good grades without attending their classes. Most of the courses I took in my four years at the college had fewer than 20 students, and the professors usually know all students by name after the first day. There were some days I really wanted to sleep in, but it was never an option for me.
Menlo has a number of fun and interesting activities throughout the year. There's an annual luau, a huge talent show, movie nights, musicians, comedians, carnivals, art expos and a lot more. Every semester, on the first night of finals week, there's a "late-night breakfast". We would chow down on some pancakes and eggs in preparation for some serious studying.Another popular event is the weekly Study Slam. The students get free pizza, and there are always a few faculty members and student tutors to help students with their homework and projects. It's clear that student success is a priority for the faculty and staff.
|Aug 02 2010|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2007 |