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| I went to Western Maryland College ( McDaniel College) hoping for a great experience with great people and a good education. What I got was a mediocre education, with some classes being easy and others being harder, my private high prep school was harder then college. The people on this campus were close minded, immature, self absorbed, arrogant students. Rumors spread rampant on this campus and gossip was common. I am an open minded and creative person who did not related to many people. The girls were slutty and only into who they get laid by. In terms of job readiness, I was ready to enter the work force before, but there career counselors were worthless. The connections they brought to the school were awful. Who wants to make a career with John Deere. I went to professional school after leaving McDaniel, to only find out that the school had a shitastic reputation. I did make a few life long friends from there, the greatest thing I learned was that from a person who was not on financial aid and paid upfront is that would never waste another dime at this school. For the amount one pays to go their, AC should be mandatory. The nickname is still great McDonalds University! |
|Aug 29 2013|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| Worst school on the eastern shore, wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy. If you want to be treated like a child and harassed by campus safety for 4 years, with no social life even if they did lay off your back..then sure go here. The school is situated in the middle of nowhere and its just down right boring. |
|Jul 30 2013|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| Overall, McDaniel isn't a horrible school. One gets the feeling that many professors truly care and take a genuine interest in students and the learning process. |
It seems as well, that the school is spending a lot of money to spruce up its image and its 3rd-class athletics program. Meanwhile, the theatre department is suffering so if you are an actor or tech person, this is NOT the college for you! The theatre is falling apart and gets funding through a government grant, NOT the school. In the two years I've been here tuition has increased from 39K/yr to 45K/yr. That seems extreme to me and given the current expenditures also seems a bit disproportionate to spending in areas outside of athletics, again a 3rd rate division.
In addition, the cafeteria, so called GLAR or Englar Dining Hall is a source of constant concern for students. There has been an outbreak of gastroenteritis each of my two years here. The food quality and service in the dining hall is at best, questionable. The employees there, all Sodexo except for a few students, seem to be miserable run down and defeated people who are angry most of the time. The portion sizes are also far too little and while you may have as much as you want but they dole it out in bird-size portions then tell you to come back for more...good luck NOT getting an attitude when you go back for thirds! There are approximately 3000 students on campus each semester and yet there is one dining hall, one fast food style place called the Pub which is predominantly fried and unhealthy foods, and the coffee shop on campus. They recently closed the fourth and consequently healthiest option leaving only these three. There is also a convenience store on campus which carries a wide variety of ridiculously overpriced items. The most egregious of which is the $7 jar of peanut butter.
The wellness center has turned me, and others claim the same, away from receiving any mental health help which I clearly am in need of, however, the general feeling for me is that they would rather send you somewhere else, thereby avoiding dealing with the situation. They outsource you and then say they helped when in fact they did little to nothing beside pointing you AWAY from them!
I am ready to leave and hopefully will get away from here but I?d think twice before committing to this school if I were you!
|Apr 12 2013|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2015 |