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| I love this school. It feels like it's supposed to be where I am. I feel at home here. I have had ups and downs, but it's overall a good place to be. |
|Jun 11 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| I have such mixed feelings about UMF, honestly. Did I get a good education, for my major? Absolutely. Was it ultimately what I wanted out of my college experience? Not really.|
Overall, I hated the area, and can easily see how people can get stuck there forever once the "academic" part is over. It's very small, and secluded, and as is typical for Maine, winters SUCK. They usually do not cancel classes due to weather even though a lot people are commuters, and once you are off the campus line to "downtown," getting around is miserable.
The other weird thing about this school was that they really take "liberal" to the furthest extreme. There is a huge sense of reverse discrimination when it comes to gender and sexuality, and useless protests that are just to get attention.
However, after I finally got my feet under me, realized I could be my own advocate in the realm of advising (my advisor was useless, and actually harmful in the guidance she gave me) and found my real friends and support people, I made the best of it and had a positive experience.
At the end of the day, my writing classes, and the people in them reminded me why I was there.Character building? ooooh yea. Would I do it again? Not likely.
| Starting Job: Youth Coordinator, Preparedness: D+, Reputation: C- |
|Feb 27 2011|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| I was looking for two things when searching out a University, competitive academics and true affordability. This university caters to both of my needs. As an in-state student, I pay approximately 15k a year; other schools i looked at with similar quality of academic menu were generally at least 40k a year (though, admittedly, I was an out-of-state student looking at those colleges). I felt I've been challenged by all but the most basic courses I've taken, and I respect he vast majority of staff and professors I've met here, with some rare exceptions in the professor category. |
|Mar 11 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |