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Please, do NOT go to this high school,AverageCommunications
Please, do NOT go to this high school, oops i mean college. The first two weeks i was here and loved it. But suddenly everyone around you starts forming groups and once your left behind it is impossible to get into a group of friends. Everyone i talk to hates this place, wants to transfer, or already has. I plan on transferring in the fall thankfully i wont be here EVER again. the library is disgusting, noisy, outdated and small. The homeless probably eat better food then this "dining hall" gives us. I find myself and others visiting friends at other schools every weekend because there is nothing on campus to do, and if you do decide to go out, you will probably end the night written up or in major trouble since its such a small school the "cops" catch everything. Library closes at midnight. your backpacks, duffle bags, and even laundry bags get checked everytime u walk in ur dorm because alcohol is apparently the worst thing you could possibly do here. do not come here..there is numerous other reasons everyone despises this school but this would be probably a book long if i included that. so it is not worth ur time or a year of your life please dont come to this hell hole. and the hockey players think they are the shit but every sports team here sucks and there is no school spirit.
1st Year Female -- Class 2011
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Education Quality: F
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Warning: do not waste your time at thisBrightEducation
Warning: do not waste your time at this school. Despite that alot of the teachers are nice, and there are some friendly students, this school does not give you the full college experience. This school is way too small, everyone goes home on the weekends, and when your here you feel as though you are still in high school. This school is also very weird. There is no one ever outside or walking around campus, and many times while ive been walking to class it feels like the campus is completely deserted. Not to mention the cost of this school. You pay 42,000 a year to come here and ever since ive been here ive wondered where the money goes. The campus is pretty shitty and the buildings are all dull and boring. The cafeteria serves such bad food, so bad that I havent eaten there for 2 months and have to resort to the cereal I keep in my room. I never wanted to come to this school in the first place, and planned on staying the year before transfering, but its so bad I cant even stay another semester at this shithole. I'm not the only one who feels this strongly either- i have four roomates.. two of which are leaving next semester(including myself) because this place is so bad. Many people I talk to have the same things to say. End of story- dont even bother applying here, and definitely do not come to this school.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Social Life: F
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In a nutshell: please do not waste yourQuite BrightBiology
In a nutshell: please do not waste your time at this school
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- The campus:

pretty small a student body of ~2100 at the time I attended 01-05. The place is misreable, there is nothing whatsoever to do here. Fr/So were not allowed to have cars on campus which sucked even more gladly I was a commuter. The ground are not very well kept, there is a disgusting fake pond outside the science building. The library is poorly lit, dusty, and dated. Most all the buildings as well are spartan and not very well maintained. The student center will keep your interest until about spring break of your first year. In brief, the dorms are filthy digusting! You wont feel bad if you end up throwing up on the floor after a night of heavy drinking.


Not half bad, fairly easy to communicate with in the science department. BUT here is the real problem with merrimack, the student body is so stupid that often the teachers never can get through the syllabus, the students feel there being pushed too hard, OMG i have too much hw!! The teachers become overly disenchanted that they have choosen to dedicate their careers to teaching but can't really do it. By that point the teachers stop caring the few students who do want to learn cant...its just a very bad cycle that merrimack has fallen into.

- pretty much non exsistant, dont bother being a science major, you wont get a job and you wont have easy access to grad schools either

- med schools dont even know what merrimack is
- The business program has NO accreditation
Social life:
- GREAT, if your idea of social is drinking, playing X-box the going to sleep. There is an occasional party, and that is broken up very quickly by the prison guards, err I mean the wonderful public safety department. The school is located in North Andover, and really might as well just be North Andover High School part II. Being a north andover resident, you will have some of your old classmates with you, along with kids that come from similar communities from around MA/RI/CT. Thats another problem there is no diversity at this school, like 95% white new englanders....boring, and not in the least bit close to the real world.

- stuff around merrimack include a bunch of crappy old bars, they are all miserable and mostly old people. Even Boston doesnt have the best nightlife but better than North Andover.Bottom Line: Merrimack costs ~$40K/yr most any school costs that amount of money, for the love of god please visit other schools, there is no reason to go to merrimack. and if thats the only place you got in? Well either your not smart enough to go to college, (which is ok) or you are about to do something stupid and pay 40 grand when you could do the first two years at any community college and get the same if not better education. make the right choice and avoid the 'Mack.

4th Year Male -- Class 2005
Perceived Campus Safety: A-, Education Quality: F
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