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Plymouth State University is a school that hasBrightCriminal
Plymouth State University is a school that has come a long way from what it used to be. The staff is knowledgeable, but there are a few teachers that don't really know what they are talking about. This, you can find at any University. There are always going to be good and bad teachers. I am a freshman enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program, and have had a total of ten teachers, and only one of the ten would be considered unsatisfactory. The criminal justice program has been awesome so far, and I do feel that I have learned quite a bit from my classes. As for the campus, they have a bunch of programs and activities to do. You just have to look for them, and that shouldn't be hard for a college student to do. As for the people who told you to come here for the skiing/snowboarding, the "hot" chicks, and awesome parties: they lose all accreditation of their reviews. Yes, the town lacks exciting things to do and I do feel that it should add other editions besides a bar because it can get a little boring. Plymouth is overall a good school, and if you choose to go here then make the best out of it. If you really don't like it, then just transfer. If you look past all the ignorant and stupid students you will see that there are highly intelligent people here, trying to get an education. Most of the students that get in don't even last a semester because they were not truly committed or serious about getting an education. Which then leaves all the other students who care and strive to do well and succeed. If you are looking at Plymouth, don't disregard it from all the uneducated and misinformed information from the other comments. If you are serious about getting an education then it doesn't really matter where you go, as long as you make the best of it.
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: D+
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An average school. Easy school work, teachers are great. Dorm halls are gross besides mary lyons. mostly all hippies and meatheads. athletics are good. cops are relentless. party scene is all hyped up... decent.. beer is really cheap. basically a secondary high school.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
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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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