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Do not attend the ABSN program at MSMU.BrightNursing
Do not attend the ABSN program at MSMU. The program is unstructured, more than half of the cohort will fail both exams due to lack of preparation for the test on behalf of the faculty, 24/7 hours of study time feels pointless when the exam does not reflect the material you have been taught, the NCLEX pass rate is extremely low for this school, staff come and go. You have been warned!!! I wish I would have never heard about this program as do many of my classmates.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Collaboration/Competitive: A, Education Quality: F
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At first the Mount seemed like the perfectQuite BrightPolitical Science
At first the Mount seemed like the perfect place for me but that soon changed. Going to the Mount felt like high school, and the people who like attending the Mount are the ones who act like they are in high school still. More than half of the people I've met here transferred or want to transfer. There is absolutely no social life here, and the parties that the sports teams have suck. The Mount is not a real college, it is just a continuation of high school. Please take my advice, DO NOT COME HERE. You will have a much better experience at any other school. I did not take the advice I got about this school and I regret it now. I am just glad I got out while I could
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Surrounding City: F
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The president seems very cool.BrightUndecided
The president seems very cool. We'll all be sad to see him step down.
Overall I would say most professors here are intelligent and approachable. The core program is definitely unique, but not useful to any subject in particular. Some professors have even expressed disinterest in core material.

Mount Saint Mary's has probably one of the most beautiful campuses I've ever seen, and I think most could agree with that.

Dorms are as nice as you'd expect, and ResLife is fairly accommodating. Some of the RAs take their jobs entirely too seriously, but you can't really get angry at them for enforcing the rules.

The rules are the problem. For a college that is incredibly lenient about on campus partying and drinking, there are some ridiculous rules regarding curfews. MSM is one of the only colleges I've ever heard of that takes gender separation so seriously. After midnight on weekdays and two AM on weekends boys aren't allowed on girls floors and vice versa. This is a bit of an absurd rule to impose on adults. I say adults because no matter how immature most of us are, we are old enough to sign our life away in student loans just to go here. If I'm taking out a $30,000 loan each year, I expect to be able to have a guy friend stay the night in my dorm. The rules regarding this gender curfew wouldn't infringe so much on my opinion of MSM were they not so actively enforced. Two minutes prior to curfew on a weekend you'll see RAs monitoring the halls, making sure no one of the opposite sex is lingering on the wrong floor. It's absolutely ridiculous. On top of that, you may be immediately reported to public safety for doing so. This is just absurd to me. I'm not sure if the administration thinks sex only happens after midnight and/or 2 AM, or if they have this idea that general rowdiness only occurs when genders are mixing. Regardless of the reason, the rule is just stupid. We pay too much money to be treated like children.

1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Surrounding City: F
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