Keene State College
Keene State College - Comments and Student Experiences|
I liked/like some of my professors but can't get past the idea of constant busy-work being thrown in my face. I'm a sophomore now and I feel like I'm still taking intro-level courses. Unless you're a safety major don't expect your department to go above and beyond to make sure you have a portfolio or teach you something that will put you above the rest in the job searching world.
As for the night life, we don't even have that going for us despite what our reputation says. Pumpkinfest as of now isn't a thing anymore because we *bleeped* that up and we've been paying for it ever since. Unless you are a freshman who finds it fun to wander around drunk as all hell in -5 degree weather and look for gross basement parties all night ? don't get your hopes up.
Be ready for the weather to be insanely cold for 50-60% of the year, it will HURT to walk outside, let alone find motivation to do anything aside from wait for the winter to be over and do your busy-work. It's early/mid April now and it's still FREEZING.
And for the BIGGEST problem about this school, atleast for me is the housing. It is the one thing that I find almost unbearable. Most colleges have doubles for freshman and then a wide variety of living choices for non-freshman, But instead this school likes to accept everybody and cram three people into these rooms that are supposed to be doubles.Freshman dorm rooms at other schools are WAY better then the dorm room I live in now, as a sophomore they require you to live on campus for two years so they can make that extra $$$. If I could rent a house/apartment off-campus as a sophomore this whole situation could be avoided, but no, Keene State NEEDS that extra year of rent pay even though they don't have adequate on-campus housing. I've just about had it and so has everybody I'm living with. I'm twenty years old and my family has given this school over $60,000 by now and I really feel like we are treated like cattle. This living space is disgusting and completely inappropriate for a twenty-year-old who is growing up and getting ready to live on his own. There is no space to think, work, have guests, walk around, enjoy privacy, in your own room. That's not okay and only adds to my stress and dissatisfaction with this school.
and often are seen lounging on campus, or having their heads smashed into the hood of a police car by Keene police. My advice to kids wanting to come here, is to look at other options. There are better schools, and why limit your potential when you could be around intelligent people instead of clicky frat boys, and sorority girls. Don't waste your time at Keg stand college.