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Super BrilliantPhysics
It's a very difficult school, but you'll graduate knowing everything you need to know and then some.
4th Year Male -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: A-
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Listen, it's plain and simple, the only people
Listen, it's plain and simple, the only people who enjoy dubjay are those who have never experienced another college (very few people). W&J is over priced, the campus is awful, parties are laughable, and the people are stuck in high school. I have yet to meet anyone who enjoys going to school here. DO NOT COME HERE. Trust me, I'm doing you the biggest favor of your life.
Male -- Class 2000
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It seems everything is about the money hereBrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
It seems everything is about the money here and the value is just not there for the costs. They offer little to no flexibility on several things. For instance, they promote their Greek life but it is a big rip off. The housing is the most expensive on campus and they do a horrible job of cleaning them. We have complained and they basically make empty promises and nothing gets done. I still haven't figured out what I am getting for the extra $1100/semester for my room in addition to another $1200 for frat dues. All off campus housing is controlled by the college including the frat houses. There is no off campus apartments. Nothing is equipped for meal preparation at the dorms or frat houses and they force you to have a meal plan. Housing and the meal plans are absolute rip off. Meals currently break down to about $150/week. Social life is disappointing as noted in the other reviews. Campus shrinks real quick and you begin to feel boxed in because the surrounding town is a ghetto. Wonder too far from campus and you are inviting trouble. Pre Med professors are arrogant and seem to take pleasure in the weed out process. After you are deemed unfit for medical school, there really isn't a program or department worth the cash they are commanding. This school does an incredible job marketing itself but really it is smoke and mirrors. Short of an highly demanding pre med program they really don't stand out, the surrounding area is a shit hole and the business office seems to be in your pocket every time you turn around and provides little opportunity to curb your costs. For example, if I am going to pay to live in a frat house with a kitchen why am I not able to drop the over priced meal plan? This is just one example where they seem to command premium dollar without delivering a premium product.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2016
Faculty Accessibility: A-, Surrounding City: F
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