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| Menlo College is very well known where I am from (Hawai'i). A lot of kids from Hawai'i come here because they like the feel of a small school in a big state. That's what I love about Menlo. Most of the faculty and staff are always more then willing to lend a hand and help you achieve all your goals. Every event on campus is entirely free for the students, including our annual Lu'au, which is known as the best Lu'au in the California. All tutoring is free, the writing center is very helpful for those students who struggle with english. The dorms are not perfect, but hey why would you spend that much time in your room? College is a time to get out and mingle with people. I don't agree with the fact that on campus students have to have a meal plan. I would have to say that Menlo is almost perfect, except that the Dean of Student Affairs is a complete fake! Yasmin Lambie-Simpson, she does not or rather cannot mingle and connect with the students because she has no respect for them. She is very biased and you can completely tell that she favors some clubs and people more then others. She goes behind people's backs and completely corrupts Menlo. Menlo really needs to get rid of her. |
|Apr 12 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| Menlo definitely not my first choice of schools. I visited the school 3 times before coming here because I was so sceptic, mainly because of the "small school" factor. There are no frats, no on-campus jamba juice, and everyone knows your name. But... some team members on your sport become like family, there is a jamba juice down the street (in safeway), and it's great that people know me. This "small school" vibe has enabled me to get things accomplished that I wanted to be accomplished. |
Your questions in the classroom will be answered, and the professors are always at their office hours. For those that do well in school but are horrible at math (like me), Menlo has provided a 'Math Lab' where professors will sit and tutor you...for FREE! There are 'Study Slams' every tuesday night with free pizza. It's not like Menlo is 'baby-ing' you at all... school work is very challenging, and Menlo is there to help you through it if you need it. They make sure you grasp the concepts to assure you graduate knowing your shit.
I am on Student Government, I work on campus, I was on a sport, but recently stopped because I couldn't juggle it with school and lost the passion for it. Although the Student Life may seem like its not super lively, we do what we can to make stuff happen! Movie nights, sharks games, paintball, carnival in the quad, menlo olympics, comedians, magicians, speakers, multi-cultural week, apollo night, mystery dance! There is not constant activity, but there is a fair share of events to the point where you have to choose which ones you have time for!
In the end of the day, I don't regret my decision in coming to Menlo at all. I love my major, I love the things I get to do, I met my girlfriend here, and most of the students are super down to earth and easily approachable. I feel like the biggest asset of Menlo are the connections and networks you get to have at the end. These professors have done some remarkable things before coming to Menlo, and they are great to keep in touch with. I can tell some of my good friends are going to be very successful when they leave Menlo, and I'm glad I have these relationships with these future leaders and innovators. When you surround yourself with good people, it gives you a better chance of being successful yourself. Menlo is what you make it... You can easily not handle it and have horrible experience and leave like some do... or you can embrace it for what they DO offer, and take advantage of the resources offered and come out of here very knowledgeable and successful. Feel free to get a hold of me if anyone has questions!
|Apr 11 2010|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| Menlo is a great atmosphere to be within. There are positive people and interesting things to do around the whole community. It is sometimes difficult when dealing with some of the staff and dealing with particular departments on the campus. Sports programs are on the rise and the athletic director is taking the right steps to place Menlo sports on among the upper echelon of small schools. |
|Apr 07 2010|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2011 |