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| Make sure you want to go to a small, liberal arts college in the mountains. This school is not for everyone. In fact, it's not for most people looking for the standard college experience. If you want to party go elsewhere. If you want a school with plentiful funding and great facilities go elsewhere. If you want to be in a small classroom and develop meaningful and lasting relationships with your peers and professors then BC is a good place to do it. Professors here truly care about the success of their students. |
|Mar 06 2013|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2010 |
| If you are being recruited for a sports team by this college, some words of advice, go somewhere else! My experience was awful here! The college doesn't have a lot of money so they hire very young immature coaches, who have no experience thus very unprofessional. The women's basketball coach, like all coaches will lie about your scholarship and play time. Don't think oh I can transfer if I don't like it either because that is extremely hard. Plus all of your "Brevard" classes won't transfer to other schools. Friends have transferred and lost as much as a year of credits! Once your here your stuck! Back to athletics, the AD has had numerous complaints specifically about the women's basketball coach from players, parents, and the community, but refuses to handle the situation. It's hard for coaches to get fired when they work for so cheap they are hard to replace. I would suggest talking to FORMER players, the current ones can't be honest for fear of retribution. Being on this team is like being back in 8th grade with the head cheerleader as your coach! It's all good if your in her click but watch out if your not! Yes click, pitting players against each other and starting rumors, it's middle school drama all over again! Talk to former players or parents, they ll have stories to tell! |
|Feb 09 2013|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| Having attended other schools, I feel confident in using the cliche: There's good and bad in every school. Let's get the bad out of the way, shall we? Over-all maintenance at Brevard College is atrocious. To say the least, it's dirty. Among the worst things to note: The Graphic Design computer lab walls leek to the extent that the carpeted floor becomes saturated with rain. This is the case even after recent renovations. Also, paint peels off the library walls, which are spotted with water damage. Campus bathrooms are filthy and smell of mold, and the dorms sport broken glass panes and no AC. Mother would feel ashamed. (At least mine would.) As far as the cafeteria goes, I've never eaten there. But it doesn't come highly recommended, and I'm told it's expensive.|
So far, Brevard College sounds terrible, doesn't it?
Thankfully, it has some redeeming qualities. Most importantly, much of the college's staff and faculty are wonderful, knowledgeable, and caring people. If you're intent on gaining a top-notched education, they'll provide it. From the library staff, to the math and science departments, you'll find outstanding people everywhere. The trend toward employing adjunct faculty has resulted in less than exemplary learning experiences, though. Ultimately, this is due to the economy and low enrollment in a few concentrations. If you know what's good for you, you'll find yourself supplementing class lecture with significant independent study. In some cases, keeping up with technology appears to be a challenge, as well. The school would do well to remedy the situation, and from what I understand, updates are underway.Politics and pettiness can be found in any public or private enterprise. If you're of an isolationist mindset, you'll find your personal boundaries threatened. This could present additional challenges for those intent on getting away with less than exemplary behavior. (Sadly, academic concentrations are punished en mass for the infractions of the few, and punishments are harsh and of extended duration.) Overly punitive department administrators and privacy infringing behavior of RAs aside, the low student teacher ratios are more an asset than liability, if achieving a worthwhile education is your ultimate goal. If you're immature or less than ideally educated, there's a place for you here, as well. It's a mixed population of scholars/athletes and athletes/academic underachievers employing various methods geared toward attaining a very expensive degree. Ultimately, you determine the company you keep, as well as, the quality of that degree. Personally, I like it here. There's truly never a dull moment.
|Aug 07 2012|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2013 |