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If you are a pre-med/dental/opt student, do not

May 23 2013Biology
If you are a pre-med/dental/opt student, do not rely on the pre-professional advisement or career office. I really felt that they could have been more useful in terms of providing information about opportunities outside of school, but I guess I expected too much with the amount of tuition I paid. They will give you little to no feedback, and tell you things that could have been found out from a basic web search (research, internships, continuing education). You're basically on your own once you graduate, so make sure you have your healthcare/research experience taken care of before applying to med school or etc. The faculty members are helpful and friendly for the most part, but it really is up to you if you want to seek out research opportunities in their department. If you stay self-motivated, you will be fine.
Alumna Female -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Grad Student Preparedness: F Reputation: D+

Okay this is basically a rant because im

Mar 18 2013Nursing
Okay this is basically a rant because im sick of this school. I went to take a shower this morning and surprise no hot water, im not talking like cold water that ti can quickly take a shower in im talking about ice cold freeeeeezing water. This is the fifth time this has happend to me at this school and i constatnly get e mails about water and heat shut down in other halls. I dont understand if i am paying so much money to go here how hard it can be to fix a heater. They shut down both hot water and heat all spring break to "fix" this problem and not even a full week later its broken again. This is ridiculous. I am in the process of transferring and it has been the best decision i have made in my entire life. if you are thinking of going here and want to spend four years taking cold showers freezing you ass off at night because your heat doesn't work, or eating disgusting food good luck.
Male -- Class 2000
Preparedness: - Reputation: -

I don't quite understand their "Best Buy College"

Aug 05 2013Other
I don't quite understand their "Best Buy College" status. It's really expensive, even with some sort of academic or talent scholarship. Perhaps if you're a Nursing or Education student, you'll be set, but if you're in the arts of any kind, connections and career planning are limited. Professors are proficient-- very few wonderful, most bland and average, and yes, a few are quite awful. Class sizes are small, which seems great at first, but after a while, often times, I feel like I'm back in high school.

The campus is quite pretty. Lots of trees, flowers, decorations, etc. But Public Safety, while keeping things "safe", are a little over-zealous, a little power-hungery, and a little bit rude. The food gets to be annoying. The buffet dining hall is a crapshoot, mostly a losing game mid/end of semester. The UC is limiting in their food choices, and always crowded during the day, mostly because commuter students can access it easy.

Student body, on a whole, is made up of snooty, arrogant girls without much financial hardship, and frat boys of little intellect, common sense, or manners. I'm not a Greek life type of person, so I don't regret not joining a frat, but if you want to be constantly busy and involved, you probably should join one. The campus becomes deserted at five o'clock-- even on weekdays-- so much that you can't get a bite to eat on campus after 9:30.

Residence halls are mediocre. Rooms are somewhat big-- bigger than other dorm rooms I've seen, so I'll give them that. But the facilities often are in need of fixing (water, heat, etc.), particularly in older dorm buildings.

This is certainly not a party school, which is fine-- but it's not even a slumber/study party school. Having guests over past 6 pm who are students that don't live in your hall is an ordeal. It almost seems discouraged. And of course, alcoholism is a big problem with college students, but the "dry campus"/"dry residence hall" policy ought to be rethought. Not taken away, but rethought. (Perhaps because I'm not under 21 anymore, I'm more persnickety about this.) If Adelphi sponsored some really terrifically fun things to do that didn't involve forking out $30 extra for participation, perhaps their problems with guests, etc. would be valid. But that's not the case. If you want to see people, friends, etc., you have no choice but to meet up together in rooms, lounges, etc. It's a pretty looking school. They sell that in ads, on the website, etc. And it's close to NYC. But if you're passionate about the arts, about literature, or even about business, you're probably better off IN NYC (NYU, etc.) should you get accepted to a college in the city.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2014
Campus Aesthetics: A, Social Life: D-
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