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My University experience at Andrews has been aQuite BrightPsychology
My University experience at Andrews has been a very positive one. For someone searching for a christian atmosphere this is a great school to attend as I definitely felt it here. Having said that, students are required to attend a certain number of chapels, hall activities, worships, etc.. each semester and are charged if they are not. I personally do not agree with this, but it is something that I have found at other christian institutions I have attended as well. Some say that Jesus is thrown into everything or shoved down their throat. I don't understand this complaint though as it is clearly a christian university and if they did not want Religion to be a large part of campus life, they should have attended a secular university. It would be equivalent to attending a french immersion school and then complaining that everything is in french.

The professors have always been very helpful to me, and have always been willing to make time outside of class to explain areas of the class in greater detail. The Administration Office staff are notorious for being incredibly slow, so take that into consideration if you're planning on coming here.

Students have all seemed very friendly, and depending on what type of friends you are looking for, you will find them. This school is the Second(I think?) most diverse university in North America and is... number 6? for vegan options in the cafeteria.

Berrien Springs is Incredibly boring, however St. Joseph and Benton Harbor are both about 15 minutes away, Chicago is 2 hours away, and Detroit is about 3. The closeness of these large cities makes the drabness of Berrien irrelivant.

If you're looking for a great Christian experience than I would suggest coming to Andrews if you can Afford it. Key word being Afford. It's about 34k-37k a year, although depending on what scholarships you get, you can get a lot of that knocked off. If you score in the highest range for the ACT or SAT I believe you get 10k a year off, and then if you aren't making a large amount of money each year you could get another 5k+ a year as an Andrews gift. So generally you're left with the year costing 20k or lower.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: A+, University Resource Use/ spending: B-
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Do not choose this school.BrightAerospace Engineering
Do not choose this school. It is focused on indoctrination into their religion, and anyone not of their religion has it stuffed down their throat. Let's just say that this is not the place for open-minded students.

Also, the Aviation program is deteriorating. It's not worth the private loans you will have to take out, particularly since it is not guaranteed that they will have the aircraft required for your course. And they don't give refunds past the semester that you registered for. So if you register over the summer for a multi-engine course and they sell that multi-engine plane in the middle of your training and promise to get a new one soon for you to complete your course, and then they don't get the plane until the next semester after half your money for that course is used for your learning, you have to find more money to start all over. Or, do what I did, and drop the program. Take my advice BEFORE you take out tens of thousands of dollars in student loans per this department's recommendations and go to Western for your Aviation training. Otherwise you will regret it and literally be paying for it for the rest of your life.You will also have to fight with the university for 2 years or so to get the degree that you were told by practically negligent advisors you had completed because the university decides that you actually haven't met their requirements. Do yourself a favor and go to a community college to start until you really know what you want to do, and then choose a university other than Andrews.

5th Year Female -- Class 2011
Friendliness: A-, Education Quality: F
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I love the atmosphere of debate that aboundsBrightArt & Design Department
I love the atmosphere of debate that abounds in Andrews. Even though it is a Christian University many non-Christians attend and the faculty is sensitive to that. If anything, I've noticed that the non- or jaded Christians tend to not give the school a chance thinking that they will be treated badly because they are not "Christiany" enough.

The bad part of extracurricular activities is the clubs being a bit lazy about their activities. There is A LOT of opportunity to reach out to the local community and perform community service.I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who wants a place to learn where changing the world is emphasized without proselytization of their beliefs.

5th Year Female -- Class 2011
Innovation: A+, Scholastic Success: B-
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