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| I do not recommend going to John Carroll University if you are not rich and did not go to a private 50 student maximum high school. Let's start out with the social life. The students here are extremely rude and snotty. They are a type of un-describle weird when it comes to being social with others. They form their cliques at the beginning of the year and once they are formed it is impossible to become friends with them. They judge you and look down upon you if you do anything out of the ordinary or anything that they don't accept. They all come from very sheltered homes, have not experienced any real problems, and make a big deal out of the smallest things. As for the weekends, if you want to sit around a closet-sized dorm room packed with 20 people and drink keystone ice then walk to a shitty party 15 minutes away that most likely doesn't even exist, then John Carroll is the perfect place for you! You'll have more fun going home every weekend then staying at John Carroll, trust me.|
As for academics, I had three out of five extremely arrogant professors. They bragged about their money, material things, and their "hot wives and smart children" the entire class. One of my professors could barely even speak english. I got a D in her class because I couldn't understand half the stuff she said. How could they hire someone who can barely speak english? I taught myself more than the professors taught me. I was unable to form any great relationships with my professors because of their lack of interest in our lives and our education.
Last, the cafeteria food is un-edible. They have one cafeteria for the entire school that serves the same exact barely cooked food every single day for breakfast lunch and dinner. Absolutely no variety at all. It gets old very fast and if you want to get food elsewhere, then you have to go to the inn-between which serves a bunch of fried food that isn't much better for around $10. It gets expensive. Also, there's absolutely no where to get coffee on campus on weekends in the day time. Einstein's is only open on weekdays, and "The Cubby" opens at 6-midnight. Like who opens a coffee place from 6 to midnight? The common sense behind this school is almost non-existant.Overall, I had a terrible experience at this school. I did meet a handful of good people, but the majority were close-minded, stuck-up, and boring. I recommend attending this school if you are looking for 4 more years of "high school."
|May 10 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| What I have to say may be challenged by others, but there is a dark spirit hovering over this university. God is mocked here, and too many of the professors actively encourage that type of thinking and attitude as a way of being relevant in the modern world. If you happen to be a Catholic student that holds their faith dear, I would encourage you to attend a secular school over this one, which really is Catholic in name only now. Something else that someone should mention (so I will): There have been several suicides at this school in the past four years. Two happened within one month of each other. I'm not kidding when I say a dark spirit hovers over this school. Yes, there are disturbed students here, some of whom drink and party way too much. Others suffer from anxiety and depression. But I think it's more than that, and some of it lies in the spiritual realm. |
|Feb 28 2013|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2007 |
| Honestly, JCU has been an awesome experience! I love the small college town atmosphere, but near the city of Cleveland if you like the big city.I would go here over and over again... The experience was just wonderful. |
|Jan 30 2013|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2011 |