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Anna Maria College

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As a music student you half to takeBrightMusic - Performance
As a music student you half to take a lot of classes, and I was fine with that. What I wasn't fine with was the arrogance and lack of teamwork on some of the other students part. And the extreme lack of understanding on the teachers' parts. Students can be mean and childish sometimes, but hey, it's college. But even if you keep to yourself and focus on your school work it's absolutely pointless. If you need help, don't bother asking a teacher. They will literally tell you to drop out of their class and pick another one. This is what music students here pay almost $50,000/year for. For $5,000 I should have gone to Berklee. I chose Anna Maria because I thought it was going to be a quiet, helpful environment. But the moment you ask for help they treat you like an idiot and avoid you as much as possible. Dorm life is okay. The food is barely edible. There's no night life. You literally have to travel out of cow town and into Worcester, about half an hour away, to have any fun so basically if you don't have a car you're out of luck. On-Campus activities are okay but the good ones are far and few in between. Public Safety is full of retard cop wannabes because let's face it Paxton Police is a joke. If you have an issue with housing don't bother bringing it up. They're either too busy screwing half the football team to pay attention. Or in the off chance they actually care they'll tell you to see a therapist or leave the school. The once decent nursing program I hear is no longer certified so they lost all their medical students. And half the music teachers either quit or got fired. It's great that they're improving their image, but they really need to focus on improving life for their students and the quality of their staff. Becuase if I'm paying $48,000/year, it better be worth every penny of it. I left after the first year. It just really isn't worth it. For cheaper you can go to Worcester State University or UMASS. If you're a music kid, either go to Berklee or travel out of state. Otherwise, a degree from this joke of a school is completely worthless.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Innovation: A-, Faculty Accessibility: F
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This is the worst school in the history of colleges. do not go here
3rd Year Male -- Class 2014
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This school accepts EVERYONE.Quite BrightEducation
This school accepts EVERYONE. All they are out for is your $45,000. The faculty/administration are the most self-absorbed, racist, and condescending group of people I've ever met.

Nightlife: There is nothing to do in Paxton, MA. You will have to drive to Worcester, which seems close, but will use up a fair amount of gas. If you don't have a car, make friends who do, otherwise you will be trapped on campus. Also, the campus is a ghost town on the weekends since everyone goes home.

Security: Paxton police department are the public safety on campus. So if you are drunk and they catch you, you won't just be written up, you will be ARRESTED and sent to JAIL. If they catch you smoking weed, you will be ARRESTED and kicked off campus. I can't stress this enough. If you walk into your res hall and you smell like weed? You can be KICKED OUT PERMANENTLY of your residence halls for smelling like weed. It happened to five friends of mine.

Res life/campus policies: The new suites are not up to par with the $1 million they spent to build it. The a/c units do not work. The walls are uneven and easily chipped, which you will be charged for. Also it is a cell reception dead zone. Madonna Hall is mainly freshman, and is alright now that there is more housing available. Be prepared to pay for damages brought on by ANYONE who enters the building. If they don't catch who did it, the whole hall pays.

Also, don't expect to have fair rulings in disciplinary cases. If you aren't white, be prepared to have to appeal and kiss ass. They market themselves as very anti-racist, but the administration acts in the exact way they say is wrong. One person may get in trouble for hitting someone, but another person will not get in trouble at all.

Coursework: The coursework is easy. I had more in high school. If you don't plan on going to classes though, don't come here. Attendance is VERY important.

Students: The freshman class this year was a great group of kids, the upperclassmen weren't as awesome though. I feel that anyone who was alright had made the smart decision of leaving already.

Food: The food is absolutely disgusting. They hired a new food provider this year, but the food didn't improve at all. As disgusting as it is, be prepared to be shitting the entire year. It happens to everyone. Oh, and the food you taste at Orientation is not what you will be eating the entire year. We got excited when there were orientation days because we knew the food would be better that day.I withdrew after one year and will NEVER be returning to this school. About half of our freshman class left too. I wouldn't recommend this school to my worst enemy you can get a much better education for half the price anywhere else. Don't waste your time here.

1st Year Female -- Class 2015
Friendliness: A, Education Quality: F
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