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Assumption college is high school 2.BrightEconomics
Assumption college is high school 2.0. If you were hoping to escape the cliqueiness of high school dont come here. everyones too worried about being cool, your image seems to counts more then anything else. Also FYI to my fellow smokers this school isnt for you.You can get in trouble for you, or your room even smelling like weed, no questions asked. So if you think you'll be smoking in your dorm or anywhere on campus you better choose a different school. But if you enjoy being treated like a criminal for enjoying something less harmful than alcohol please pick assumption.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2018
Friendliness: A, Scholastic Success: F
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Do not come here if you are aAverageUndecided
Do not come here if you are a fun person. Everyone here is so boring and all they care about is looking cool. I have always been a fun socialable person, I like to drink and smoke and have fun with friends. This school is NOT for that! You can't get into a party unless you know somebody and when you get in it sucks. It just a bunch of drunk rednecks and the most basic girls with no personality you will ever meet and you have to literally whisper so the cops or RA don't come and shut it down. The school is very clique and the stupid POD set up makes it so you only see the same 11 people everyday.

There is no way of getting off campus, you'll literally go crazy. The "bus" doesn't exist I have tried to go on it several times and its just not shown up. Assumption is stuck in the middle of nowhere so there is nowhere you can go unless you want to UBER which costs you $15+ dollars just to go to target. Assumption pretends its in the "great" city of Worcester, yeah if you want to pay $20 to uber to some shitty bar you might as well drink in your dorm.

The food is okay but only 1 course changes daily so you end up eating pasta, chicken, and pizza all the time. Charlie's is pretty good but have fun going there 4 times before you run out of dining dollars.I am so glad I get to leave this school and go to a REAL college ((this is a high school prison))

1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Innovation: F
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This is an extremely honest review - I'mBrightEnglish
This is an extremely honest review - I'm taking everything into account and not just focusing on negatives. Assumption was the best four years of my life and I wouldn't change it for anything. While the population is relatively small and pretty much the same, the people (students and faculty) are very welcoming and friendly. Everyone can find the right group for them at any school, you just have to put yourself out there and join activities and groups (easier said than done, I know).

The English/Sociology/Women's Studies departments are great. I always felt like I could talk to my professors about my problems and speak up in class. My only complaint would be that some tend to focus more on what they believe to be the most worthwhile and focus on their opinions instead of individual thoughts. Also, some classes for your major/minor/general education requirements might not be the most interesting to you and that you end up having to take. However, the thing to remember is that this is going to be true at every single campus, no matter what people say. Don't be afraid to change your major, just make sure that you try and figure out things with your counselor so you can get everything in that you need.

Some dorms are older and some are new - just like at every campus. As usual, they get nicer and more expensive as you get older. They have a great program where you can apply for the Living/Learning Center (an apartment style dorm starting in your sophomore year) based on your grades and activities. Freshman year especially, you have to remember that you're living in a college dorm. They are all pretty much standard and you learn to deal with what you have.

The food, just like the housing, is standard to any college. Assumption has Sodexo, so it's all pretty much the same. One particular favorite is the mac and cheese, and of course the breakfast. There's tons of stuff that you can have that's available every day - cereal, deli sandwiches made to order, pizza, pasta, soup, salads. It does get tiresome after a little while - people usually alternate between the dining hall and Charlie's (better food and less of a walk but more expensive), especially when it's raining.

There are a million activities that you can get involved in and meet new people. Each weekend at least one group holds some type of event on campus. They also have shuttle buses daily around Worcester (restaurants, downtown, Target/Stop and Shop, etc) and zip cars, but also have free shuttles to Blackstone Valley Shoppes and Solomon Pond Mall on the weekends. There are a ton of bars in Worcester and activities going on, you just have to make a little effort to find things out for yourself.

The thing that people have to remember, especially incoming freshmen, is that most people love to talk negatively about things. Assumption has similar flaws to most every college out there. What I believe sets it apart is the sense of community that you feel on campus. There is a huge sense of Assumption school spirit - everyone wears sweatshirts, sweatpants, etc. Most people love the school and are friendly. You can walk to class and say hi to many different people. You can find students laying outside on towels during nice weather. You can find people running around campus in the middle of the night when the Red Sox win the World Series. There are always problems at every school, but Assumption has one of the most welcoming atmospheres that I've ever experienced. I wouldn't trade my four years here for anything, and I haven't met a single alum that would say differently.

4th Year Female -- Class 2011
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Education Quality: B+
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