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I did want the college experience of going away from home, getting out of my pretty small town, and just being able to meet new people and learn new things. I'm from a middle class family, I have a sense of reality, I have a job, I don't get everything I want, and that's okay with me. But at elon, you will be around people who are delusional and just not nice people to be around. I don't want them as friends and I don't want to be like them. I am planning to go to a more affordable and bigger place next fall.
You should also know that if you're hoping to get financial aid, It won't happen. 40 thousand a year for some fountains and a man made lake to look at while trapped in middle of no where North Carolina. It's a facade. The entire place is a brain wash. It's not worth a single penny. But for some people it's great. That's the thing with elon, there's one type of person who goes here: rich, spoiled, close-minded, rude and unfriendly. If you fit that category you'll be happy here. I'm serious, you'll love it just like they do. If you're different: meaning you wear anything other than preppy country club clothes, you have different interests or a different way of thinking or talking, you'll be judged and outcasted. Mature right? Don't come here if your looking to for reality, to learn something, or simply be treated with respect. You will not find it here.
That's why I'm leaving. I gave elon a very fair chance but it's just been a waste of time. I couldn't wait to start, I believed everything I was told about the school and it was pretty, it had to be great right? Well the well maintained campus gets old fast, really freaking fast. I actually want to gauge my eyes out hearing the name of the place at this point. My entire experience, from housing and roommates (oy don't even get me started with the type of people you'll be living with), to the lack of anything to do on or off campus (I walk around In circles from one boring place to the next), to the immature and obliviously ignorant, snotty and 1% people I'm surrounded by (It says something that I have met maybe a few normal people out of 5000 people here). What the hell? This place is one big lie. It's not reality and no one here knows a thing about it.
Buy multiple cars, a house, pay my parents mortgage: just a few of the things I could do with the money this placed robbed of me. It's a trap. And it's not even a good school. People don't even know what elon is. It's like being in high school taking boring, unstimulating classes with professors and people who don't want to be there. They only care about social life: that being there cliques, there appearance, their sorority and fraternity. They don't want to meet anyone different, know anything different. So if your someone different (not even different, just not a spoiled brat), you won't fit in. You won't want to fit in if you're like me, I honestly can't even be in the same room with these people anymore. And that's ok with me because I don't want to be like them. Just know it will be a very hard and depressing experience at this small school if you don't fit the clone of the people here.
I actually have to take a double take when I see an Asian or black person. That's elon for you; it's not reality. But of course, the elon clone doesn't have to worry about money or a job, and is happy being in the boring country club hellhole that it is.
I'm being completely honest and sharing my opinion on here because this school is not anything of what it appears to be and I'm so disappointed and upset about my experience and the bullshit I've had to put up with here. I see people on the endless tours and remember thinking it seemed like the perfect school. I turned down money offered to me from other schools because I wanted to come to elon. Fast forward two years, I only wish I knew and I would have never bothered with this place.
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