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the classes were all boring, mostly you just sit around watQuite BrightArt & Design Department
the classes were all boring, mostly you just sit around watching the sorority girls file their nails. i consider myself to be pretty friendly but most of the people that go here are rich snobs that just suck money off their parents .i was fooled into thinking that a school you paid so much for had to be would be better off going to state or central or mars, basically anywhere but here. alma is about the armpit of michigan, it's a weird mix of rich people who work for the school, pissed off migrant workers, BIG TRUCKS, and pregnant 14 year olds. the school would probably be tolerable if it were in a different town. but alma is like this creepy vortex that will crush your soul.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2006
Campus Maintenance: A+, Education Quality: F
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Alma is a fun place if you're willingQuite BrightArt & Design Department
Alma is a fun place if you're willing to have fun. If you want everyone else to provide entertainment to your satifaction definatly go somewhere else. It is true that greek life is a very large part of the social life. The classes are challenging but not to the point that you have to spend your life studying. People tend to mind their own business as long as you don't exploit yourself. There are a very small amount of students there and i wouldn't recognize 95% of them if i saw them on the street. If i could leave my friends i would still probably leave. but its not because i hate alma. Its a good place.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2005
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: C
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I believe that Alma College has helped mePolitical Science
I believe that Alma College has helped me to become very successful, thus far. I do not agree w/ some of the comments made by previous students, but i do respect them. I feel that Alma is a unique college and it is what you make of it. You have to make an effort. No one is going to come up to you and give you the candy. Once you show the initial interest the people (faculty / administrators) will go way above and beyond. I think this holds true for most places. Yeah, probably 6 out of 10 people are involved in greek life. However, they do not act snoby towards those who were not in a greek organization. I know this because i did not rush, and, I had many friends in the greek system. Also, i was one of those people who over achieve. That's just me. My philosophy is that you have to give a little to get a little. I will agree that Alma is in a boring place, but you know what that's ok. I am orginally from the inner city of Detroit and I am used to having a lot of things to do. Alma was boring for the first month. It was because i couldn't do all the things i was used too. However, Alma opened my eyes to new opportunties. I never really appreciated the fine arts much, but after going to some of the student art shows i began to take interest. Also, i went to a lot of speakers, few parties, and got myself involved in 4 organizations which most i held some executive position. It was really a learning experience for me. I got to meet a lot of people from small farming areas who think differently from most people that live in urban areas. Overall Alma was great. By the way no matter what school you go to there will be people who graduate that will work at mcdonalds... i.e., my friend who graduated from u of m ann arbor works at payless shoe store. I'm not trying to knock u of m because i have so much respect for that school, (in fact i may be appying to their law school in two years)but seriously people need to understand that it is not just Alma.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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