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| I transferred to Monmouth University after attending my freshman year at a different college and honestly, it was the best decision I have ever made.|
The school is beautiful, so if you are considering going to Monmouth take a tour of the campus! Wilson hall is marvelous and is actually fascinating to look at. The building is considered a historical site so the school has to build around the rooms in order to not destroy history.
The professors are great. Some are challenging, but they all care about their students. The coursework is a bit more challenging here than at my previous school, but I still enjoy my classes. The class sizes are extremely small, so everyone receives individual attention. The professors are usually always open to give extra help during office hours.
As for social life, I love it. There is usually always something to do and everyone is extremely friendly. Every person on campus is open to make new friends. There are numerous clubs one can join to get involved. The frat and sorority life runs campus. As a girl, it is easy to have a night life without being in a sorority. It may be a bit more difficult for guys who are not in a frat. The Greek like is quickly growing on campus. There is no 'Greek row' and the Greek houses are all located off campus (not very far). If Greek life is not for you, don't worry! There are so many different people on campus. So it should not be hard to find a group of people you feel like you belong to. IF you ever lose anything on campus you are bound to get it back. Students on campus usually try as hard as they can to give back people's personal belongings, no matter how valuable they may be. It is rare for someone to steal on campus.
The only issue with this school is the price. The price is outrageous so you really have to be sure the school is right for you.
As for the parties, they get busted once in a while. They don't as often as people are claiming they do. It is rare for a party to get busted. It may be because frats are better at hiding parties from the police than they were two years ago.Visit the school and see if it is for you!
|Dec 27 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| Only go to Monmouth if you are a local. It is a commuter school. The only people who really have a great time at MU are the frats and sororities. Everyone else just goes to serve their four year sentence then leaves. It is a beautiful school but people are not friendly. Takes a while to make friends and I am a friendly person. The tuition money is spent on the landscaping. On a positive note, they have the most wonderful professors I have ever met. Oddly enough the professors are more likely to invite students to lunch and engage in a conversation with students than other students are. People are not very sociable. You will make friends only with the people in your department. It is a very small school so you will see all of the same people repeated. Oh and the athletes are given 100x more privileges than anyone else in the school. |
|Dec 08 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2018 |
| Total expenses of coming here are about Ivy League price and I wouldn't say it's worth it. I love to surf and I heard they had a good music program, and during visit/before coming I thought it was all around awesome. However, I didn't really research enough. I quickly found that it was much too small for me. I saw the same people in passing every day, and being from out of state I felt completely out of place because if I had to give an estimate, the student body is about 90% from New Jersey. The athletes here get treated like royalty from a social standpoint which was somewhat annoying. The rest just seemed like either rich jersey kids or "swag" type. Most people are approachable though. Very cliquey as well. The food is awful on campus. The party and social scene is OK at best, it gets hard to find fun things to do on weekends if you don't have connections and the parties are kinda fun, but get busted all the time. Professors are nice and helpful, and classes are moderately challenging with small size. Administration and Advising are pretty good too. Only parties are Greek/sports houses, and Greek life here is pretty lame and both Greek and sports houses are at least 2 mi. off campus. The area is very hard to get around if you don't have a car...but freshmen ARE allowed vehicles. The town of Long Branch doesn't have anything going on at all, and there's litter everywhere and a really ugly beach. The restaurants and markets around campus are great though, and Asbury Park is only about a 7 minute straight drive from campus. Overall this is a good school academically and just okay socially. It is very small. I'm trying to transfer only after 1 semester to somewhere bigger because I strongly dislike it, but many people like it here. Don't come here looking for the average college experience with lots of parties and amazing school spirit. Football and Basketball team are OK at best. If you like a small school, a small and good looking campus, aren't too picky about a clean natural environment, aren't too picky about food, and like to just sit and chill with friends a lot or go home on weekends, all while not giving up D1 sports, this is the school for you. I personally think it is not worth the upwards of $56k I'd be spending without scholarships/aid. Also keep in mind that most people writing reviews for anything are mostly unhappy people, and I read the negative stuff on this site before coming here as well. An online review doesn't take into account individuality, as I found out my dissatisfaction by coming here. Trust in whatever school decision you make, don't let unhappy people online decide for you, and know that wherever you go you can always change. College is not jail. |
|Nov 18 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2017 |