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The professors are very knowledgeable on the subjectsQuite BrightCriminal
The professors are very knowledgeable on the subjects they teach us and are very approachable, however, the finance, academic, health and housing people can be quite rude at times. I have had several issues with all of these departments such as my finance and academic advisors canceling meetings without explanation or setting a new meeting date, the nurse not taking health seriously (I had food poisoning once and she told me to take Advil and rest in which I ended up in the hospital later that day), with housing the dorm room I was set to move into was trashed from the people who lived there prior (garbage that was left over the summer, mold in the bathroom, mold in the washing machine, mold in the dishwasher, mold in the fridge and bugs). They ended up having someone come in and clean but they only cleaned up the bathrooms and the garbage out of the room, I ended up having to clean the mold out of the fridge, dishwasher, and washing machine myself. When I approached housing about this issue all they could say was ?sorry about that have a good school year?. I also cannot count the amount of times I?ve gotten sick from eating at the dining halls at this school, which is quite sad for an institution with such a great culinary program.
4th Year Female -- Class 1920
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Quite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
A major department in any university is the Financial Services Office. You can call multiple times on the same day and get many different answers depending on the number of people you speak with. You can physically visit the Financial Services office and deal with the same issue. There is NEVER any consistency. Everyone will give you different answers and frustrate you to the point of flipping out. And, to top it off the staff who are supposed to help you (with an already stressful part of any college experience) will give students attitudes when you call out their inconsistencies. When you want to make a complaint, you are transferred to Monica who conveniently is never in her office. Even if you leave a voicemail she never gets back to me. In other words, this department at JWU?s Providence campus will never change because the inefficient, inconsistent, and unprofessional staff that form this office will never be held accountable for what they do to students who are paying thousands of dollars to the university each trimester. Avoid all these issues and go to another university. I unfortunately learned my lesson way too late. Please learn from my mistakes choose a different university that values its students and holds staff accountable.
5th Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A, Faculty Accessibility: F
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Do not look for any social interaction, asQuite BrightComputer Engineering
Do not look for any social interaction, as the vast majority of students suffer from headphone syndrome. Teachers range from really great, to condescending not only towards students, but also the University. Lastly, you will never have contact with any academic adviser due to them avoiding constant emails, and supposed arranged appointment dates.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Collaboration/Competitive: B, Education Quality: F
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