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This school is an easy way to buyQuite BrightFinance
This school is an easy way to buy an education and not get much out of it. Don't waste your time and money coming to SRU, it is run more like a business (similar to most catholic practices). It's a great way for kids to seem nice and into religion to make their parents happy and put up a front. Newport is a great city, the campus is beautiful, but the education and money, as well as the student body doesn't meet standards to most colleges. Now that I'm at another school I can recognize that there is such a thing as school spirit and the sense of a community. In all seriousness, unless your stupid and filthy rich, don't attend SRU it's crap.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2011
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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Here's Plymouth in a nutshell:AverageArt & Design Department
Here's Plymouth in a nutshell:

- Take all the underachievers from your NH high school (the C+ students who never cared about school and only came to college for a job/because they had to).

- Put them in a university consisting of 4000 other underachievers from various high schools in NH and MASS in the middle of nowhere (the closest city with over 10000 people is Laconia which is an hour away by car. Concord is 1.5 hours away. There is nothing to do in either.)

- Leave them with nothing to do on campus but drink and party and fight with each other.
- Watch everything go to hell by the third week of school.I regret not working harder in HS so I wouldn't had to have come here. Next year and I'll be out. The drama at this place is ridiculous and it feels like HS all over again.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2012
Faculty Accessibility: B-, Useful Schoolwork: F
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If you're a big fan of the cold,Quite BrightOther
If you're a big fan of the cold, winter sports, drinking, and smoking, Plymouth State is a a great place for you. Oddly enough though, you are met with just as many muscled up jersey-shore-ish guys/fraternity brothers as you are with hippies. I truly wonder how all these guys found their way up here, but their drunken antics are less than amusing. I only went to a few frat parties there, and steered way clear of the two main ones which had numerous stories of slipping girls roofies and was also the place to do hard drugs, not my scene. The fraternities are not affiliated with the school, which is probably part of the problem, so it may not be fair to judge the school itself based on them. But the social scene was far from ideal.

The academics were not bad, but certainly nothing to rave about. I had some really incredible teachers, and some that were really boring or unhelpful. Boring I can deal with, everyone has a lecture or two that is painful to sit through. What I can't deal with is a teacher who is annoyed when you ask questions and is uninterested in helping you to accell. Thankfully I only had a few of these teachers, but they still really left a bad impression. There are some really good programs, like meteorology, and adventure education. I started out as an adventure education student, and while I really liked my classes, it didn't seem like a substantial enough degree for what we were paying. I ended up attempting to design my own major, which went really well at first, my advisers were really helpful, but unfortunately I had placed a large emphasis of the program on philosophy. The philosophy courses were cancelled semester after semester because I was one of only 3 students who would sign up for them. So I ended up leaving Plymouth in my junior year. If you're a huge ski/snowboard bum, then this is your mecca. I've skied since I was a child, but I've never been that enthused by it, and I don't love the cold.A little bit about the dorms quick. I'm told that freshman dorms at college are never ideal, but I think that other universities must have had better options. They accepted too many incoming freshman the year I started so I was stuck in a triple in a room made for 2. Students were not remotely respectful of the living space, so janitors didn't care that much about cleaning up after them. I remember there was vomit on one of the walls in the stairwell for about 2 months before it was cleaned. I was so sick that semester from how gross the dorm was and living in cramped quarters that I had to drop 2 of my classes. I ended up getting a doctor's note the second semester to move into the upperclassmen dorms so that I would be healthy enough for my studies. I loved Langdon Woods. The new LEED certified building was great, and I had my own bedroom in a 4 bedroom suite. My roommates were super mellow too, not big partiers which was helpful.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2012
Collaboration/Competitive: A, Social Life: F
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