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The last comment is pretty spot on

Jan 27 2013Business - Management and Administration
The last comment is pretty spot on. I did transfer after Sophomore year to a university in a more urban area and really got screwed over from the credits. Only the econ transferred from the business school and all the core classes could only be used as electives. The school is in the middle of nowhere, so you really need to be involved in a sport or club team to have a good time. The other main problem kids seem to have is the strictness with drinking, parking fines, etc. In reality, its the same way at most other schools. Its just really bad at the Mount because its so small and there's nothing else really to do. You need to be 21 to go the bar, no fakes and you need to show your school id, and house parties always have cops show up. The locals really do hate the college kids.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Social Life: D

Faculty is great but administration is what screws

Feb 20 2013Undecided
Faculty is great but administration is what screws this school up. Blatant disregard for law, underage consumption of alcohol is encouraged by university (even by president himself). Administration annihilates any sense of order in class selection by adding copious numbers of transfers to the system (core classes nearly impossible to get into). Administration routinely adding more students than it has the capacity for leading to students being housed in converted lobbies.

Extreme amount of alcohol consumption has lead to deaths in recent years, yet administration continues to turn a blind eye. Commuting students are treated unequally (only one offense to be expelled as compared to a residents count of 3). President of the university spent majority of his time in 3rd world country (had incoming freshmen watch recorded speech of himself, what the heck! )Overall the faculty of the university are great, but the administration is the epitome of incompetence.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Faculty Accessibility: B, Useful Schoolwork: F

I was a student athlete

Dec 04 2012Accounting
I was a student athlete. The "core" curriculum is a joke. Barely any of those classes ccould transfer(Yes, I looked into it. I felt trapped at the University because I wasn't a rich kid who could afford to pay for another semester to make up for lost credits due to transferring. I can't say anything about most of the Business, criminal justice/sociology programs the faculty was useful, but I could have got that at a college in the Philadelphia or Baltimore area. Much of the Faculty (english, philosophy, theology, history)are sooo condescending and full of themselves its pretty sad, especially considering I probably made more money than they did bartending. The school is in the middle of nowhere and there is no public transportation. the only thing to do on weekends (athletics/academic responsibilities permitting)is drink. The locals don't want the students there. President Powell is downright stupid when it comes to aesthic renovations as opposed to fixing the infastructure. The athletic department is like a bad Soap Opera. The school is extremely right wing too (and im a republican.). It is also costly. the student body is a 50/50 split between wannabe academic types(pompous,arrogant; you know the type) and people just trying to get the 4 years done with and get the hell out.

That being said if you want an over priced education in the middle of nowhere, where the focus isn't your major, where you get talked down to, then go for it, but make sure you have some liquor handy to help with the lingering sense of cabin fever.

The only positive thing i can say is that the Business and CJ departments were extremely helpful.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Starting Job: team leader, US Army ORD Corps Preparedness: F Reputation: F
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