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| I am yet another alumni unsatisfied with Hillsdale. I work a job that a college degree isn't needed for...a clerk at a big box retailer. The career planning office at Hillsdale is indeed completely useless, as others have said. I hate that I've got all this student loan debt to pay off, yet I have a job that I could have gotten with a high school diploma. |
|Sep 21 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| The social life and party scene here is pathetic! There are a lot of homeschooler/prudish types. For the most part the student body looks down on partying. Of the people that do party, the guys are all great and would fit in at most raging college parties. The girls that party, however, are extremely limiting. I don't know how to describe it other than they are "prudish partiers." They don't really drink much, they don't flirt, or even dance with guys. An example, I was at a frat party and I could not find a girl willing to grind. Basically there were a few girls dancing with their boyfriends and groups of girls dancing with each other but there was no opportunity to dance with anybody! Ultimately to have any luck with the girls here you have to become their friend and then become their boyfriend and then marry them! Also unless you get in with the party guys, You have to be very upright and religious to have any male friends. If you do not do these things you will be a social outcast. |
|Sep 08 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2016 |
| I have been out of Hillsdale now as long as I was there so I think my views have had some time to cool down and be tempered by reason. As time goes by, I do appreciate Hillsdale more and more for the opportunities that I was given. Some of the classes I took were absolutely amazing and a few of my Professors were wonderful. |
That said, I also have a lot of bitterness for the way in which I saw certain things handled at Hillsdale, particularly the "tough stuff". I knew several students who were struggling with mental health issues and they were either shipped off to the local counselor (who was inept) or local psychologist (who violated all sorts of privacy rules by passing along confidential information to the Dean). I have since come to realize that Hillsdale isn't malicious in this department, they are simply afraid, afraid to ruin their "good image", which I think is a shame.
I know one of Hillsdale's strong points is that they don't accept government funding. That is all well and good but it also creates tremendous pressure to present the "right" image, allowing a lot of issues to be swept under the rug. I worked for a short time in one of the admin offices and it was disgusting to see the level of groveling and pandering that is done go entice donors or parents to contribute money.I also felt Hillsdale was very inept at preparing me for the "real world". No effort was given for realistic job placement. As an English major,I had no desire to be a teacher so I felt like I was just shrugged off and left with no direction. My major has essentially been useless.
|Jun 20 2012|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |