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It really isn't that difficult at all toBrightPolitical Science
It really isn't that difficult at all to get good grades here- the professors are reasonable, as is the amount of work. The people I've met are focused on getting their work done during the week, and then focused on partying and drinking all weekend. It's a lot of fun and everyone is pretty relaxed. All the parties are off campus in the basements of houses. Everyone dances and gets extremely intoxicated. I'm glad I go here.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Social Life: A+, Perceived Campus Safety: B-
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I am a Freshman at KSC and mustQuite BrightAthletics/Training
I am a Freshman at KSC and must say, its kind of a waste of money. For $24,000 for out-of-state tuition, I thought I would get a good education, but thats not the case. I wonder how some people at this school even got accepted to any college. Professors are helpful, but coursework is extremely easy.

As far as socially, its mostly out-of-state students (CT and MASS mostly), middle-class white students that like to think they have more money than they do. Party nights are Thursday-Saturday, and nothing goes on in between. One major frat has a party on Thursday, then small sports houses have parties the other nights. If your over 21 the bar scene is really fun, but until then dance parties get really old. Most people are friendly, but come with friends from high school, because people stay with their core group of friends.

The freshman dorms are TERRIBLE unless you get lucky and get into Holloway (its extra money but WELL worth it), but the others don't even provide paper towels in the bathrooms. The food in the dining commons (DC) is actually really good for a low-budget state school, but definetly get flex as a part of your meal plan, or else u get sick of the DC fast. The library is really nice and gives you a great place to study (if you even need too). Not much to do in the town though, and during the winter it gets too cold to go out. If your looking for the "college expierence", although Keene is a lot like high school, you can definetly have some fun. Just note that most credits will not transfer from Keene, so if your looking to go there for just a year, its a waste. I would reccomend UNH to any conservative students, because most people here are extremely liberal or simple have no views on politics.

1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Individual Value: D
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I ended up at KSC after a familyQuite BrightMath
I ended up at KSC after a family emergency brought me back to N.H. from my first choice college. Once I left that school, the scholarship I'd been receiving was no longer available to me, and as an in-state student I decided to try KSC. The cost is great for your value, especially for in-state students. Campus life is vibrant and varied, and anyone who says otherwise has probably partied too much and become bored of the bar scene downtown. Frats and house parties are big, but there is plenty to do if that's not exactly your scene.

TIP: All concerts and shows (including campus groups AND traveling artists) are $5 with a student ID at the Redfern Arts Center... check out the schedule each semester to find a few gems. Also check out the Putnam theater near the Redfern for free movies, often on the arty side.

The "city" of Keene has plenty of good restaurants, shops, and a variety of bars and pubs downtown. Occasional live music, events at the Colonial Theatre, and Main Street-wide events like Pumpkin Fest keep things interesting. Brewbaker's and Prime Roast are great local coffee shops.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT: All of Main Street has free wireless internet. Many businesses also provide their own, which may be more reliable on certain days.

My best advice is to use Ratemyprofessors.com to check out which sections you want to take at KSC. There are some really great profs. here so have fun with your electives, and definitely ask others for recommendations-- I'm sure the majority of students will be able to tell you one or two professors you should take a class with before you graduate.

KSC has a very strong math program. It's hard to go wrong with the professors who teach math major courses, and they do often switch up which courses they teach.TRY TO STUDY ABROAD! Remember that you're going to a school that's not so expensive (it's all relative) and that you will pay that same price to study at a university abroad, through KSC. With the dollar being so weak, it's so worth it. I studied in England (U. of Wolverhampton) for the price of KSC tuition, even though the exchange rate was $2 to the pound and everything else was about twice as expensive there once I translated it to dollars.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2009
Education Quality: A+, Extracurricular Activities: B-
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