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| I visited King's College and knew of a few people that went there and loved it. I visited the school twice and I couldn't wait to go there. I decided to attend King's college because it was small and the McGowan School of Business was very well known. When I visited King's the school took alot of pride in it's Business and Physicians Assistant majors. They were constantly selling people on the idea that since they are a small school they give alot of attention and help to this students. Don't believe them! They are just trying to get your money! They hyped up their business school so much and how they have a AACSB accredidation which they said not many schools have. WRONG! I looked up schools that have the AACSB accredidation and there are ALOT of schools throughout the country that have it. All you have to do is go to the AACSB website and look up which schools have it. It's so important to research your school, major, program, and the accredidations!! Yes the AACSB accredidation is important but this isn't the only school that has it!! There are so many better schools out there!! I have a 3.5 gpa and i'm telling you this school is the biggest joke! Don't go here! There is no school pride and it's exactly like high school all over again except high school was actually better!|
I went to King's for a year and it was horrible! The only people that should go there are people who want to be a Physician Assistant major or an Accounting major. The school of business doesn't really care about you unless you're an accounting major.
It's fun and interesting the first semester but after that the school starts to show it's true colors. Almost half of the people that were in my class transferred out to other schools. The faculty are all arrogant. The campus security is a joke and will write you up for anything. So many of my classmates got in trouble for things they didn't even do. For Example: a friend who was accused of plagarism and didn't even write the paper or was even in that class. There were also incidents of accusing students of drinking on campus when they were only standing in the dorm lobby. The school is so boring and such a waste of money!
The surrounding area is ugly and not safe. There were a few attacks on and campus security did nothing to help. The school tried to blame the students and said there was nothing they can do. All of the parties run out of beer by 9 which is lame because no one goes out untill about 11. There is nothing to do and i've heard it's getting worse there each year.
King's used to be a good school with good faculty, programs, and parties but now it's lame. The upperclassmen have all told me that they are glad to be getting out now because the school has gone downhill so much. I'm warning you don't go here!! I left and i'm so gladd to be out of there and so is everyone else who left! The people who did stay regret staying! don't go there!
If you do decide to go to this school stay as far away from Ms. Mercincavage and Mr. McGonigal!! All they want is to have students kicked out. If you're looking into schools that are in Northeast PA i would suggest going to University of Scranton it has more people and a better location. They also offer more majors and better programs.
|Apr 20 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| OK, theres alot of things I can say about this school. I can sum it up in a few words for you: HIGH SCHOOL, PART 2. But I'll go a little more in-depth. First, the campus itself. It's nice, and the buildings are nice, but the surrounding city isn't that great and can be dangerous at night. The dorms are clean and well kept. The apartments on campus are very nice as well, but good luck getting one if you aren't a senior. |
Next, academics. If you aren't a PA major or a Business major, don't expect a good academic program. Half of the students here are PA's, and another third are Business. Anything besides those two gets thrown to the wayside. Their English program is awful (hence the reason I am transferring).
Social life at King's is exactly what you'd expect...if you are still in high school. There are so many cliques in this school it feels like a bad high school TV show. And don't expect to be popular at all if you don't play a sport. Athletes are the most popular people (just like high school) and are also arrogant as f**k. The guy/girl ratio is pretty good, and there are decent looking girls here, but the best girls are either taken or just sleazy. As for you girls, most guys here are douchebag athletes or bros (Jersey Shore wannabes).
Next, parties. The parties here are like an overcrowded high school party. Not enough beer, way too many dudes, not enough girls. The guy/girl ratio at any given party is seriously like 5:1. So guys, enjoy alot of competition, and girls, prepare to be bombarded with like 12 guys trying to get with you. There's only about 5 places to party at at King's: various sports houses, and the Gateway and Flood apartments. Flood and Gateway occasionally have decent parties, but you can't get in unless you know someone. So freshies, enjoy the awful sports houses. There is one "frat", but it isn't what you think. It's weird. Only really strange people party at EKE.Overall, if you are a PA or Business major looking for a good education and aren't worried about the parties, I recommend this school. However, if you are ANY other major, or you are looking for a good party school and alot of friends, DON'T come here. Save yourself the money and trouble.
|Nov 20 2011|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| I was one of the poorest students attending (financially) and the school made sure to remind me of it. Some teachers were a wonderful help, but most only care about their private school paychecks. They're unhelpful and play favourites. If they didn't like you, they'd treat you badly and/or give you a hard time with your work--but this only applies to the teachers instructing the major courses. The ones who worked there part-time as the business instructors were friendly and completely unaware of how horrible King's actually was until they questioned us about our morale and lost spirit.|
I was in the graphics program. The art director is the kind of man who thinks it's funny to be rude and I will admit he is intelligent and witty, but he is a very small man. He picks on his students and doesn't care if he hurts their feelings. The internet has an equivalent: Trolls. He is a troll who will call out someone for being 'butthurt' if he gets too mean to them. But he's worked there for years and the faculty respects his senior-ship so who gives a care if he's mean, am I right? He plays favourites too. it doesn't matter how much potential you have, he'll find a way to restrict your talents and downgrade you. Oh, and I complained to the head staff about him. They shrugged their shoulders and told me they had filed my complaint. They're private and liars.
Take for example that before I enrolled, I asked if they used graphics tablets in the art program. Now, the lady, understandably since she wasn't an artist, told me she didn't know what it was. I explained it to her and she said yes. Yes. That was an outright lie. There were no tablets and the art program itself is just a class for the art director to have fun in. I learned nothing there that I didn't already know.
Here's the real kicker. When I graduated, the job market was at its lowest point. Every time I called in to help get myself a job, the moment I mentioned I was from King's college, they hung up on me. Hung. Up. On. Me. I ended up not using their placement program because they were of no help, and found a job on my own using my skills, not my degree or my college name. Not to mention, I later found I could have paid half as much as I did at King's to go to another college for a degree higher than the associate's they gave me! And that college was better known! (UNCC)
I strongly recommend that if you are considering King's college that you throw the acceptance letter away and spend more time looking for a college that doesn't advertise misleading information. Get to know your college and please, research King's some more before you accept. This college has more negative credit than positive and I've now made it my civic duty to warn everyone not to attend there.Make the logical choice. Research your college.
|Aug 17 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2008 |