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This campus is dangerous.Quite BrightBiology
This campus is dangerous. Most recently they found someone who overdosed and passed away in a port a potty. DO NOT send your children. The President is rude and condescending. The food on campus is all healthy and not the food that most college students want to eat. The campus is in a bad section of town and it is so overpriced.
2nd Year Female -- Class 1922
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I am graduating in a month.BrightPreLaw and Legal
I am graduating in a month. I wish my parents would have let me transfer as I wanted to after my freshman year. WJ can best be described as a "no fun" school. There is no off campus housing although they consider the residence halls and frat houses off campus. The basically are glorified dorms run by the school. The surrounding area is a ghetto. Social activity even on the weekends is lame at best. They do a slick job of marketing the school and twist numbers of their alumni stats but in truth the career center is laughable. They basically tell you about public job fairs that ANYBODY could research or attend. Very few prospective employers come to campus to recruit. I am not even sure why they have the career development department to be honest. Compared to other schools, it is drastically lacking in helping their students attain jobs or post grad positions. As I mentioned, I am thankfully graduating in a month and not one single friend of mine has a job or solid lead on a job lined up. Spend your money and time else where, this place is over priced and really did not provide an enjoyable college experience.
4th Year Male -- Class 2016
Faculty Accessibility: D+, Education Quality: F
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I regret coming here.Bright
I regret coming here. I came here because I wanted to play D3 athletics and it was the worse decision of my life. The school just is not "student friendly". The campus security is constantly hassling students and the business office ridiculously nickel and dimes you to death. The meal and housing plans suck because it leaves little options especially when you compare the costs of the different plans that they do offer. No off campus housing except overpriced College owned glorified dorms that they call residence halls and frat houses. House keeping is just plain awful. Maintenance requests were ignored or untimely. Upkeep and cleaning didn't seem to exist. Of course, the business office always had a "community charge" for damages at the end of the term. The area and town immediately around the school is sketchy at best. Directly behind the "frat and sorority" houses are government housing projects. In short the school misleads its academic success, a dump and a terrible value for the money. Buyer beware!
4th Year Male -- Class 2016
Extracurricular Activities: B+, Individual Value: F
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