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| It's difficult to decode whether or not I like this school. The kosher cookies are delicious, the facilities are up to par and then some, my dorm is massive (huge), and the faculty is usually more than willing to help out when prompted to do so. It should be good, but then again?it really isn?t. Here's the thing: Muhlenberg is advertised as this college that fosters and accepts diversity, creating a student body that is friendly and understanding. |
That being said, I have never felt so alone and uncomfortable in my life. Maybe it's because I'm not a theatre major- sometimes it seems as though 90% of the students here are. Maybe it is because I'm not part of the religious majority-there is so much emphasis placed on being religious [Jewish] here that it can be a little overwhelming/intimidating. But what bothers me the most about this place is how fake and devoid of depth the kids here really are. I've never been so afraid to speak out because, despite the description given during tours, the students here aren?t accepting of diversity of thought. In fact, they are more close-minded than most. The Mules resemble scared high-schoolers in both appearance and personality, and they can only be described as awkward socially. They are ostensibly friendly, but that doesn?t discount the blanket of awkwardness and tacit rage that is flopped over the entire campus. The unspoken arrogance (or spoken- I had a girl tell me that she used to be the one who set the curve in all her high school classes...she looks like a squirrel) only grants seemingly passive debate over who took the most AP classes in high school or who spent the most hours studying . Honestly. I could care less, and frankly, it makes me want to take a pencil, gouge out my eye and then eat it.
I expected to grow as person upon coming to college, but this place is more constraining than high school; I have never felt so confined and I have to work to keep myself from losing stamina. Add this to the fact that leaving campus isn?t smart, not only because Allentown is boring but also dangerous (yes, we had three armed robberies on and nearby campus in one night). I?ve been considering transferring to another college next year just so I can finally get out of this high school lifestyle and feel like an independent adult
|Oct 26 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| The student body at this school think they're going to an ivy league university. News flash, Muhlenberg is not hard to get into, and most people haven't even heard of it. The work is not difficult, and many of the professors are second rate. The facilities aren't bad, but the school really doesn't have a campus. The endowment is tiny, and their ability to expand is limited. I transferred to a much better school after a year, and I'm much happier. I really don't see Muhlenberg getting better in the years to come. Muhlenberg doesn't have the "it" factor. Crappy location, mediocre student body and no real college campus. Not to mention the high crime rate! Several people were robbed last year, and I heard it's worse this year! Don't come here. |
|Oct 14 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| This is my first year at Muhlenberg and I can honestly say, i can't wait to transfer. i do not feel like i fit in here, and the lack of diversity and the emphasis on religion is confining me in an environment with very closed-minded people.|
The classes are not challenging at all, and I feel like I learned more in high school than I have here since the beginning of this year. And when it comes to the social life, there is very little to do. I am a very social person and when I checked out a few clubs and went into Allentown with the shuttle, I was like "woah what am i doing here?" Theres nothing to do off-campus and I would rate the clubs as a C+.....you don't have anything to turn to on-campus if you don't enjoy the town.I strongly recommend you rethink applying here.
|Oct 13 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |