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Pros: no hipsters, ghetto kids, or frat boys

Mar 17 2011Education
Pros: no hipsters, ghetto kids, or frat boys to be seen,
Cons: if you want to see what it would be like had the ori won in stargate go here. Segregation of guys and girls was harsh.Suggestions: dont follow ur love interest here. Also petition to add "grey warden" to ROTC programs cause it would bee cool
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
University Resource Use: A, Surrounding City: F

I would suggest not going to this school

Dec 15 2010Social Work
I would suggest not going to this school.
Spring Arbor University is located in a very small town. The nearest city, Jackson, is about 10 miles away. Jackson is a poverty-stricken city which means there are very few jobs available; so if you plan on working while attending this school, you wont be too happy. This school is just like a community college, the classes are no more difficult, but it costs waaaay more!

Last: Spring Arbor University is a very small campus, it feels like a high school; there are a lot of rumors and gossip around. It also has a lot of ridiculous rules & regulations & people get fined for almost anything. I understand this is a Christian campus, but we are adults, we should be allowed to be responsible for ourselves without being told what to do, like we're in jr.high.

If you are fine with: a small campus, nothing to do, very conservative & sheltered people, and ridiculous regulations; this is the school for you! =] There are some very friendly people & professors. The lunch ladies are also very nice; always having something encouraging to say.

1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Friendliness: B, Collaboration/Competitive: F

I attended SAU for a year and left

Oct 08 2010Education
I attended SAU for a year and left the first chance I got because in my experience, many of the students and staff were so closeminded and judgemental, I found living there miserable. The campus and student body is very similar to a high school atmosphere -- lots of rules and cliques and not many people around. It is a very conservative school, so if you have differing beliefs than the majority of the population there, be prepared to be ostracized as a "rebel." While some of the people are wonderful, kind, and fun, others are very judgemental and bully-like, all using religion as an excuse to put others down.

As far as the academics go, I had a very mixed experience. Some classes and professors were fantastic (Dr. Darling for psych. 100 was amazing). Others did not teach well or taught irrelevent things and gave a lot of busy work. Overall, it's probably like any other college with hit-or-miss courses.The nearest "city" is Jackson and there are not many things to do. This is a good school for some who are conservative in their beliefs and are looking for a tight-knit community, but for others seeking diversity and independence, this is not your best option.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Surrounding City: F
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