Trine University - Comments and Student Experiences|
Professors will help you if you ask, but arrogent if you struggle during the class itself.
Mostly male campus, so if female, who plays no sports, you really only make friends if you join a sorority.
The financial aid office sends you in circles if you try to get help with paying a bill. I was told I could only get $1000 in loans for a single school year, while others could get upwards of $50,000.
If you're not apart of the Trine family, you're looked at as second class, not needed.
Residence halls have no life, you'll find people quiet and studying, no events or fun after classes.
They are also run down. The newer apartments get fridges and more accommodations while the older apartments get broken furniture and half-assed bunks. The only reason that Trine is so credible is because its a private, expensive school. If you're lucky enough to have enough money, and get good grades, you will go far. But if you have to work to get what you want, they will through you in the gutter.
Throughout the middle of the next cohort to attend the program, it was restructured to avoid this problem. However, by this time the students were already disillusioned by the poor advising and administration. Many students stay because of the investment already made by the time this is made clear.
The individual that runs the program is also the advisor. She just is not good at what she does. Many students have approached her with very valid concerns with the program, and they are told to essentially "get over it." Because of this, many students have emotionally withdrawn from the program, as there is no recourse for problems or to be heard or validated.
One such problem is students with very low ability somehow earn high marks. It is obvious to the other students as to what is happening; Trine is giving them passing grades as to fund a struggling program. This cheapens the degree given. The degree is not achieved on intellectual merit, or even how hard one works in their studies. Students have even plagiarized and not been reprimanded.
To make matters worse, the advisor's husband is also a professor in the program. There is a blatant conflict of interest, and it blatantly shows.
So... If you are of below average intelligence or have a bad work ethic, don't mind demoralization, ridiculous "office politics" or a substandard (yet expensive) education, then Trine is the right place for you!
If you want an education worth anything, go somewhere else.
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