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I was a freshmen at Marywood last fall and found that it did not suite me for several reasons. This year I had found some of my professors encouraging and I very much enjoyed the helpful relationships that I built with them. Due to the small classrooms, it was easy to get advice and learn from my professors and classmates throughout the year. On the other hand, I found other teachers to be a little bit inexperienced, immature and at some points inappropriate. Over all my classes were enjoyable and I did very well in all of them, but if you would like a challenge and a competitive environment, I would suggest attending another school. I personally found many people to be less then motivated and sluggish or closed minded when it came to the energy of the classroom.
As for the social aspect, Marywood was not only rated on the Top 20 Sober Schools List, but also, is the 9th Most Unhappiest School in America, according to Princeton Review (the other schools on that list are an assortment of military academies). Although many people enjoy Scranton, I found it dismal and mundane. Since I was an Art Major, I was disappointed with the lack of opportunities presented besides the First Friday and Drawing groups. I even found Scranton to be a bit backwards and behind in culture. And as for the party scene, it is available, but expensive (due to cabs to the University of Scranton) and often contains just the athletic crowd. Of course college is what you make of it. So if you enjoy fairly corny activities, being comfortable watching loads of movies in your dorm, knowing everyone in your class, went to a high school close to a farm, being under strict rules, enjoy cold weather, and being comfortable in the your own little world of Scranton, then Marywood is the place for you. If not, I would suggest another school.
|Jul 18 2011|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| Hi I am a junior in Marywood and have been very happy here. I just had to post something after reading through some of these reviews. First I would like to say, Marywood is on the Cold Sober top 20 list, so why in the world would anyone that is a big partier want to come here. Do the research before picking a college; it is a big expensive decision. Actually there are many students that do drink; there are lots of parties off campus and by the University of Scranton. Some students sneak bottles into Regina, out of all the dorms this is the one where student don?t seem to get caught. But Marywood is a dry campus, so if you do this, don?t get caught. I participate in a sport, so I only drink socially in my off seasons. The parties are fun and a great way to meet new people.|
There are many things to do at Marywood and in the Scranton area, but just remember, no one is going to take you by the hand and entertain you, and this holds true for any other college. I have made many friends and enjoy just hanging with them. You have to get involved, there is something for everyone. The people that are complaining I feel must be lazy and just want to constantly get drunk, in other words losers. I guess it is hard for some to socialize without boozing it up.
As far as academics go; I have not had a professor yet that I did not like and they all know my name. They have all been very professional, helpful, and have encouraged me to do my best. Marywood offers many ways for a student to find success. Professors all have extensive office hours, there is a writing center, and tutoring if needed. Marywood also offers special seminars and lectures, from learning sign language, software programs, to guest speakers on various subjects, so students can get that little extra in their education.
The food is good! When you visit a school, you should always check out their cafeteria. There is a good selection of fresh healthy meals. The student body is mostly white coming from New York, Jersey, and all over Pennsylvania, but I have met quite a few international students and some from other states. I live on campus, so I had the opportunity to meet a lot of people and I can honestly say that everyone is really nice.
My two years at Marywood have been wonderful. I look forward to returning in the fall. I am actually missing my second home so much right now. I love my classes and all the people at Marywood. I feel fortunate to have selected Marywood, as I have many friends that went else where and were very unhappy. If you are looking to make that college decision, do the research first so there will be no surprises. I hope this helps.
|Jun 14 2011|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| I'm involved in a graduate program and I would love to know who decided this was a program for "working professionals." How do these people expect you to go to work for eight hours a day or more, come home, and do six projects in three months' time? And have them be good? No social life or activities is fine with me - by the end of the day, I'm too tired and I go right back to my dorm or hotel room and pass out. But this is overload, not to mention most employers will not want to keep you around if you have to take off for 2-3 weeks at a time three times a year. I got fired from my job because of needing this time off. And the school is way too expensive. Almost five thousand bucks for four days? It's not worth it. I have not actually learned anything while here - just using what I already know and improving through nothing they are offering me. I wish I could drop out, but I'm being forced to attend, so I have no choice. I was trying to save up for a car (not easy doing minimum wage work) and I had to give all my money to this godforsaken place, thus remaining dependent. What they want from me every year in tuition is more than what I even made salary-wise. If you've got extra money to spend, then by all means, go here. If you're like me and are unemployed and can't get any loans or scholarships, then do not go. You'll be in the poor house trying to pay for their meal plan alone. |
|May 03 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |