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Acadia University (Canada)

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You are taught not to learn but taughtBrightEngineering Department
You are taught not to learn but taught to write an exam at the end of the year. At the end of the degree many students leave not really knowing a whole lot about their degree but rather how to Google answers for assignments with which they are heavily laden. Also, different learning styles are not taken into consideration. Teachers generally are not creative to the point of making the material interesting and relevant; they do the bare minimum.

However, this does not apply to all the teachers/courses but out of the majority that I took, this was my experience. Wolfville, on the other hand is a very beautiful town with a friendly atmosphere. Wolfville is not just a town of students but 'real' residence are here, which changes the atmosphere of the local businesses to create a more respectful environment which in turn the students also become more respectful.

4th Year Male -- Class 2016
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Acadia is not a school, it is aAverageEducation
Acadia is not a school, it is a business. They are very money hungry. The financial office tells students a different thing every time they visit. They are terrible to deal with. I lost out on job opportunities because they canceled classes last minute which caused me to not qualify for loans.My courses are subpar, and the administration is very disorganized. After attending two universities personally, and hearing about many friends and families university experiences, I have some to the conclusion that Acadia and their reputation are all marketing. If you want to spend large amounts of money and get no education for your investment - Acadia is the place for you!!
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Individual Value: B-
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I only say I would go to aQuite BrightBiology
I only say I would go to a different University because I like variety and I like a lot of different experiences. I don't regret my choice to attend Acadia one bit, because it is the most amazing university I could have ever dreamed of. But I would also have liked to experience something a little bigger than 3,500 students. And it follows then that if you are not a fan of small towns, of being able to walk the entire length of the town in fifteen minutes, do not go here. Despite having three bars plus an on-campus bar, there really isn't much to do on weekends unless you get creative or travel down to Halifax or something.

But Acadia is amazing. The professors go out of their way to help you- I was very sick last year and my English professor told me to stay home and that he would extend the deadline for an assignment for me. They encourage you to come in and have a chat in their office if you ever need anything.

And the other students? Aside from the usual couple of rude, stuck up people that can be found anywhere, I am always finding other students who want to help. In my first week at Acadia, I had a fourth-year in my program come up to me and ask me if I needed help finding anything. It's always the same and you always feel at home at Acadia. It's such a close, tight-knit community. Not to mention the incredible Biology program, taught by internationally-recognized professors. Everyone is brilliant and there's always something going on- the Student Union is fantastic for planning events and the support for sports teams is outstanding! If you don't mind the smallness of campus and Wolfville, then by all means, Acadia is for you.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B
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