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The classes are awful, a student don't reallyAverageMath
The classes are awful, a student don't really learn. The school has a bad reputation that is well deserved. There is no social life, the area is surrounding by poor neighborhoods.Some teachers are arrogant and don't care about how a student feels or what needs.One day we were taking a test in the chemistry lab. There were only a few people to finish the test that consisted of performing an experiment and recorded the calculations in excelform. Most of the people who just finished the test were staying and talking among them loudly. The teacher was laughing with them and he didn't mind about the remaining students still trying to finish. One student started to sing close to me.I went as far away as possible but she just looked as she was chasing me.People in this school have no personal values.
3rd Year Male -- Class 1921
Perceived Campus Safety: B+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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RIC is a great college, particularly for aBrightBiology
RIC is a great college, particularly for a bachelor's degree, but you need to put the work in. The school is mostly commuters, but the campus life is not too bad. There are things to do around campus, however, the clubs and organizations could use some work and events need to be better promoted. There is some level of apathy among the students, perhaps because there is a small population of resident students and a lot of them tend to go home on the weekends. Therefore, it may seem like there is not much to do. However, Providence has a ton of nice restaurants, shopping areas, nightclubs and other attractions. The faculty are, for the most part helpful, particularly the Biology and Chemistry departments. Although the school of nursing is typically highly recommended, I have heard some horror stories about it. During autumn, the campus is quite beautiful but there are some buildings that really need to be updated. Thankfully they are being renovated soon. Also, there never seems to be enough parking, which can be a problem since the school is mostly commuters. The campus is also very safe and the campus security officers are very helpful.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Innovation: C
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I just finished my sophomore year as aQuite BrightBiology
I just finished my sophomore year as a chemsitry major. RIC is for the type of student that is particularly self motivated and can navigate throughout their major with little to no help from RIC itself. The advising system is dismal and discouraging at best and incorrect and misguiding at worst, so you would do best to know how to complete your major and declare your major asap, and steer clear of OASIS as much as possible. Parking is a nightmare and in the winter the sidewalks can be poorly cleared and icy to the point of being dangerous at times. Many of the buildings are old and literally falling apart. The labs are also old and cramped, and the lab gear is sometimes a little worn. Students certainly won't split the atom or discover a new quantum theory, but they will learn what they need to in the humble but reliable labs. RIC does offer some good programs, however the good programs are extremely competitive due to their small size and numerous gifted students trying to get in. As with any college or university, there are good and bad professors but for the most part the professors are kind and passionate and care about teaching and their students' success. However, there are also absolutely terrible professors as well so be sure to educate yourself on the available professors when selecting your courses and enroll as early as you possibly can. Students are mostly just trying to get their overpriced piece of paper so they can try to find a respectable job once they get older, but there are also some students that are truly motivated, intelligent individuals that care about the major they've persued and make for excellent friends and study groups.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: B, Education Quality: F
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