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I attended 4 years and graduated without any problems. |
Most negative reviews are from students who couldn't even suck it up for one year. Nearly all the people that I graduated with that actually stayed four years and received a diploma would have positive comments.
Those who hated it after 6 months are the same people that hate any authority in their lives.
Yes there are rules such as no drinking, yes there are curfews, and yes there are dress standards that must be followed. Who cares? It's not that hard to follow. Anyone with half a brain can understand the reasoning for the policies and abide by them.
The work stations are easy. It's even fun. Once again those that complain about working 15 hours a week are the same people who are going to simply break down and cry once they are in the quote real world. I'm graduated now and have to work 60hrs a week just to pay bills! So like I said, not a big deal, and actually the work experience can be helpful with some employers.
Overall I would recommend College of the Ozarks. You can learn a lot if you apply yourself and you'll make some lifetime friends too.
My advice: If you're looking for college as an 'escape' from the 'rules' of your parents, as a place to 'party' it up, then this probably won't be a good fit. You'll most likely be expelled in the first 6 months and then have the opportunity to post a negative review on this website.
|Dec 05 2011|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2008 |
To start out, I went to College of the Ozarks for a little over a year. I thought that I would do really well there because I am a very hard worker. However, when I was there working, people slacked off all the time. The first job that I got there was working at Edwards Mill. However, two weeks later I was transferred to the Keeter Center because the Dean of Work had made a mistake when arranging jobs for everyone. At the Keeter Center, the supervisors were awful. One man, who was a chef at the time, sexually harassed a young woman. Fortunately, I got transferred to a different work station. One thing that doesnâ€™t make sense is how some of the supervisors can slack off, but they give students a grade based on their work performance.|
The classes there are mixed, and what I mean by that is that there are great to crappie teachers that work there. The resources compared to other colleges are out dated. The library needs to be completely up-dated. During my time at the college I never once saw a brand new book in the library. To me the English and the Math departments seemed to be the stronger departments of the school.
The Living conditions there are not very good. Some of the womenâ€™s dorms are way too small--especially for two people to live in. The air conditioning units are awful. There is mold growing in them and wasp sometimes fly out of them in the summertime. I would also see small green centipedes crawling around on the floor.
My social life there wasnâ€™t very great because I was working, going to class, or studying all the time. There was not a whole lot of down time there compared to the school that I am going to now. The students who go there get pushed to the edge in the since that they donâ€™t get very many breaks, the food isnâ€™t very great, and they donâ€™t have a very good living condition.
The administration there is not very good. I had a harassment issue with someone, and ended up going to the Dean of Work, Dr. Dawe. He told me I wasnâ€™t using the term "harassment" right, and that he didnâ€™t want to get involved in the story, and that "there are two sides to every story." He later told me that he wouldnâ€™t penalize me that time for coming in. I have never been spoken down to like that before.
This school is very political and would not recommend it to any one. Even if you are the poorest kid on the earth, donâ€™t go to this school. I would rather be in debt, than go back to this corrupt school.
|Dec 23 2007|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2006 |