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As I start my senior year, I wantQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
As I start my senior year, I want to share why I should have never attended Drake. Private colleges operate under their own set of rules and do whatever they want. You always feel like you are walking on egg shells in your interactions with others. Public/state colleges operate under state and federal laws. If there are any situations that private colleges don't like then you are dismissed even if it doesn't break a law. Several fellow students have been burned by this. Students don't think about this until they get into a sticky situation that could impact their college education. Don't be na've and think this would never happen to me since I know others have thought that and they are no longer here. These individuals have to start all over at another college which has a new set of requirements. Some new colleges may not accept you since Drake may have tarnished your record on the way out the door then college may not be an option going forward. I just wanted others to be aware of the burden of having this on your mind as you attend Drake. I don't want to say all private colleges are like this since it may just be Drake is worse than the rest.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2018
Education Quality: B, Individual Value: C-
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Just a warning for incoming fellow students sinceQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Just a warning for incoming fellow students since this has happened to a few of my good friends. I wanted to wait until I graduated and had my diploma in hand to give this review. If you get called into the Dean of Students office start looking for a new college. All it takes is one student to make an accusation against you and you are done. It is a scary time under this current Dean of Students. He lacks the understanding of due process, sticking to the facts, and listening to all the evidence. He makes sure that the student has very little rights during the process. His final decisions are based on his biased hunches. Much of his student dismissals have been learning by trial and error at the expense of the students. He has a higher degree of learning but this doesn't mean he is trained on how to handle these situations where he is judge, jury, and prosecuting attorney. His dismissals would not stand up in court and don't go to court except on the other side for the few brave students that have parents with deep pockets that will easily win lawsuits against Drake. For those brave students this takes time and they have to put their lives on hold while the process plays itself out in their favor. Keep in mind this could happen to you just weeks or months away from graduation and you would have to start over again at another college that may have a different set of requirements for graduation. Don't fool yourself into thinking this would never happen to me since I know that is what my friends thought that are no longer at Drake.
4th Year Female -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: B, Individual Value: D
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This college is extremely closed-minded regardless of whatBrightPhilosophy
This college is extremely closed-minded regardless of what they say during the campus tours. Opinions that don't correspond with those of the faculty are demeaned and ridiculed. Do not go to this college, I REPEAT DO NOT GO TO DRAKE UNIVERSITY! Attending this college has led me to become more depressed and hasn't helped my major at all. I'm placed into useless classes, most of which don't pertain to my major.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Campus Maintenance: B, Individual Value: F
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