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| The school has a deceptive campus. Upon touring most applicants will probably have a good feeling towards their potential life at this school, but it not so hot. Here is basically what defines the school.|
Campus: The campus is GORGEOUS. I'll give it that. The buildings have thought out architecture and for the most part go together. It's easy to fall in love with this picturesque water surrounded school. The bridge is gorgeous especially at night. I'll miss it.
Social Life: Don't get your hopes up because there is non. After Freshman year people become very cliquish and its hard to meet people. Campus police are getting super strict on booze so even having a successful party is difficult. In the all freshman dorm they even have people who check your bags when you go in, as if it were airport security. Because the campus is so closed off the social life on campus is very removed from the parties off campus. This isn't where you should go if you want a typically college experience. At times it can feel so small it feels more like a boarding school life.
Classes: I hardly felt challenged and I consider myself a minor slacker.Surrounding Area: The great thing about the school is they provide you with a free bus pass that will basically get you anywhere in Rhode Island. RIPTA runs literally all over the state so when the school is being lame you can escape away to Newport or Providence. Granted they aren't exactly Palm Beach and the big apple but they aren't terrible either. Also, because the campus is so small there are very few jobs and getting one off campus is difficult too because there are also tons of unemployed locals.
|Jul 26 2011|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| This university is Big Brother. They teach the RAs to turn you in for smoking pot when the RA was smoking pot, and then they call the police and you are arrested. This is not a private school, it is a community college mentality with a private school tuition. RAs are rewarded for ratting. History has taught us about ratting. Do you really believe that neighboring shools, Providence, Brown turn in their students to be arrested. Transferred to another school. |
|May 14 2011|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| First off: College is what you make of it!!! So this is an opinion its not objective at all.|
If your rich and you want to get a college degree with no passion and you just like fitting in instead of being interestingly individual this is the place, you can act like your in highschool and get through with a sub-par education UNLESS you are in Architecture! Architecture program is engaging and difficult.
Location: Roger williams University is in Bristol RI and believe me its beautiful! but there is NOTHING TO DO without a car. and the RIPTA bus is very bad, I'm from metro Boston so I ride the T all the time this bus is horrible the RIPTA smells, and the people are terrifying. Getting off campus is difficult and annoying without a car.
Professors/Academics: The professors are AVERAGE Architecture is excellent, that is probably their best but anything else is sub-par, the professors are not challenging and some are too nice and difficult to work with. The Math department is really really BAD and the science is catered around Marine Science so if your into Marine Science your fine but premed, biomedical stuff its awful. English and humanities are taught by totally inconsistent teachers but nothing different than most colleges. Besides the Math department its not a bad school, just really fake and not passionate about academics.
Social life: This is where Roger williams suffers, the kids are cliquy, cliche, predictable and unintelligent mostly. The smart ones are really easy to pick out because everyone else is lacking in intelligence. The girls are EXTREMELY GOOD LOOKING... man but they are cliche and only date the classic douche with a chinstrap beard and a backwards fitted hat. so unspontaneous no one here wants to take a chance. Like if one of them was reading this they'd probably be like "dude ill fight you" thats how childish they are. If you find the right people your fine but other than that good luck.BTW: The campus looks amazing!! and the food is great!! so if you can afford it and thats the most important thing to you then come here, but if you have a chance to go somewhere better GO!
|Apr 11 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |