I only selected NO for different University because I don't want to not be put down.
You can be doing nothing wrong and be completely innocent and get caught in the middle of a mob literally and figuratively. It's just the attitudes of the people here. It's basically like playing hockey where it doesn't matter if you try and avoid trouble you might still get hit. No one will help you afterwards either. Not the adults/faculty/ students. It's everything every bad stereotype about Massachusetts says except reality.
This goes for guys and girls. If you like being a girl who just gets it in and lives for that, and nothing else this is a good place. If you're a guy who lives for getting it in and nothing else this is a good place.
It's hard to get an education here or be productive because the environment is very negative towards being productive only seductive and effortless. If you're not trying and you cheat, and get drunk on a test night at UMASS you're a hero. If you try and do your best and stay out of trouble you're trying.
If you are not willing to be a macho tough guy and get punched in the face, knocked out, have your academics turn to C's or worse, get drunk off your face consistently and on school nights, then this isn't the right place either (you have to be willing or you won't have any fun here)
If you're looking for a city like academic environment I think you should go to UCONN. If you're looking for a suburb/country academic environment UNH. If you're looking for an effortless party environment, with hyper aggressive males and always willing females, and no commitment to legit relationships that extends to everything on every part of campus this is the right place.
If you sense any mild humor in this review, it's only while walking out the door. While you're here it's very cold.
The kinds of girls here are pretty bodies with often really low standards of being friendly or accepting (they are usually not, just sometimes.. They are really friendly if it's someone they care about, and really unfriendly if they don't like you)The guys here only care about being macho and tough guys and like working out and taking the easy way out in class and doing the least work possible.