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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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Everyone here is awful.
Everyone here is awful. The students are still stuck in high school and act like it and the professors are arrogant jerks who think your life revolves 100% around their class. Unless you want to get drunk every night there is nothing to do and no where to go. Overall I've been miserable and I think I might finally give in and leave.
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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