StudentsReview :: Merrimack College - Comments and Student Experiences
-or-
Search for Schools by Region
 

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Providence College -- Providence, RI
Saint Mary's College of California -- Moraga, CA
Saint Joseph College -- West Hartford, CT


  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


Merrimack College

There are 6 Comments

View:

Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
Solid school if you put the work inQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Solid school if you put the work in and separate from the herd. Also a great place to go out at night contrary to popular belief if you know people and dont just hang out with one small circle. One negative though, most girls at Merrimack who go out at night will develop MBS (Merrimack Bitch Syndrome) where they tend to believe as well as act like they are much hotter than they truly are. A soft 7 tends to think that they are a hard 9. Early signs of this disease are found in Freshmen who plan on getting a hockey player as a boyfriend first semester and are quickly kicked to the curb. Nevertheless, you will still find them pushing people to get into the bar/party, not saying thank you after a door being held for them, and snapchatting their whole evening out leaving you wondering if they ever had their phone down all night. Take precaution.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A, Surrounding City: C-
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
This is a great school for someone lookingAverageBusiness - Management and Administration
This is a great school for someone looking for a college experience that allows them to live comfortably and feel apart of a community being a small school. There are some people here who complain about how boring it is simply because they do not get involved. As much as you may have heard it you really need to get involved on any campus to have the time of your life. No one is going to walk up to you pick you up, bring you into a part and give you a drink for free at any school. You gotta make friends and get involved around campus in clubs or even intramural sports. Yea it's not a big party school but if you get to know people you will be able to go out every weekend. My only problem with the school is that they are a little strict about drinking but it is understandable considering it is a small catholic school. If you are to compare this school to a Saint Anslem type school where they have more rules and enforce them more strictly then it is not that bad at all. So if you go here don't be a negative Nancy and go out and meet some people to make your 4 years here the best they can be.
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Scholastic Success: A, Surrounding City: B
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
First off let me just say too Christian?Business - Management and Administration
First off let me just say too Christian? Its a catholic school. it prides itself on that. So you should expect it on campus. IF you want to go to a small school with 6-20 people in your classes, then this school is for you. It does have that "high school" feel to it because they lowered expectations for high schoolers to get in so they can get out of debt. Expect students to go all out in the first year. Yeah they do check bags for alchie but there are ways around it. Become friends with upper classmen, join some type of council, or become friends with the copo. Then you wont have a problem. THe dorms when I was a freshmen were almost new but by the time I was a senior, the newer dorms had become incrusted with beer stains, torn apart by drunk kids, or stunk from the trash bins. DO NOT GET A ROOM NEAR THE TRASH ROOM!! The food is tolorable but not recommended. Trust the cereal and weekends when brunch gives you the opportunity to have eggs/omletes at 2pm. That will save you! I am going to warn you that some of the students are complete idiots who are lazier than a 12 yr old playing WOW. Students do think that HW or tests or quizes are the worst thing that could happen to them. Trust me, there are students who are on campus who take education seriously and arent there to breeze by. I did have a good amount of challenging teachers and those were the ones that I had learned the most from. Although, there are the teachers who get scared of the students and tend to lean towards changing due dates. Its nice at times, esp during midterms, but annoying when you just want to get it over with. One thing I did like about this college is that you could start up a club, with enough interest, and have fun with it. Ex. Italian club, ultimate freesbie. It is a religious school but 90% of my friends/classmates didnt go to church or talk about religion much. You are not forced to go to mass or to be angelic. One HUGE downside is the library. Its old, outdated, and smells like whatever the Den is serving because people do bring in food in the main study area. I hated studying in there because if you wanted quite time you had to be located inthe reference room or in one of the study rooms but those get filled quickly. If you do want to have access to cameras, movies, good laughs please do make friends with Kevin in the lib basement. DONT get the school computer!! Waste of money. They promised the entry class of 05 a new one junior year. It was a verbal saying that was never put on paper BUT everyone remembered them saying it. My school computer died junior year from a bad battery and crappy hard drive. The IT sucks, they dont know alot. I was better off just brining mine to one of my friends who knows about computers. Just get an HP. You dont need the school computer for business school. I didnt have one the last 2 years and I made out fine. Just have the powerpoint, excel, word and you will be fine. Overall, this school is average. The parties are always there, easy to get to, dont have to worry about drunk driving. I really wouldnt recommend having your car on campus unless you really need it. I was lucky to have mine free Junior and senior year. I hear now it is over 100. Vandalism is a major issue because the CoPO (Campus police) are a bunch of idiots. When I mean Idiots, I mean the average IQ has to be lower than 60. Ugh they are just a pain. Jsut be careful crossing the street on campus, they tend to not stop at stop signs and hit you. It has happened more than 3 times. There are great teachers amoung horrible ones. Just find them and just keep taking classes with them. And do try to take an art type class. They seriously save you from all the stress from your main classes. There realyl isnt anything to do in the town but Boston is a 45 min train ride or 21 drive. Not bad but be prepared to be bored. Overall, Merriamck istn that bad. The administration could use some work but they are working on it. At least they got rid of Gatti.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
Compare MerrimackSave Merrimack

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→