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Please heed my warnings.Quite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Please heed my warnings. For those who do not want to read all of this, DO NOT GO HERE. That being said I'll explain to you every detail about this University. Simple question, you're a young adult right? You want to go to college and have fun? Meet new people? Party? Go out and have a great time? Guess what, this University is probably the most anti party University in New England. Let's get some facts straight, fraternities+Sororities, does RWU have them? Nope. How about a football team at least? Nope. Right off the bat this school has no base for fun but hey on campus parties exist right? Well let's break it down even more. This school supposedly has 6k students. Take away the commuters that number dwindles down to about 4,500. I'd estimate about 500 to 1000 kids go home every weekend. That leaves us with 3,500. This school has 2 off campus housing options. An old former hotel called baypoint and an apartment complex called Almeida. In total about 1500 kids combined live in these places. You're left with 2,000 kids and the worst dorm parties imaginable. Even if you get something remotely decent going guess what? Public Safety or your RA is gonna end that so fast. As a freshman you better pray you live in Cedar. It is the only traditional building with multiple floors and halls. Willow are scattered town houses and you will make no friends living there. Stonewall is where the honors kids live and is more quiet than a morgue. Housing is nothing to write home about, small dorms with no notable amenities or options. Now that you know the social life sucks and the dorms aren't great, you still want to go here? Well I thought you'd say that. Let's delve deeper here. People brag about the food here but on campus you are limited to 3 options for food. All campus based. No Chipotle, McDonalds none of that. The food at upper commons is always cold buffet food, dry chicken, awful pizza and annoying supposedly healthy choices. Lower commons serves made to order food which is decent but has nothing great to it and it closes at 2 on weekends. Law school food is ok but realistically no one eats there. So the social life, dorms and food sucks. Oh man what about the academics, are they at least top notch? No sir. You will pay 50k+ a year to get a whatever education. The school shafts you by making you take two writing classes, a math class and 5 "Core" classes on top of your major and minor. Your advisors will intentionally trick you into taking classes you don't need. As a business major you don't need to take Writing 200, guess what. Your advisor won't tell you that. The core classes are a concoction of bullshit. Philosophy, Anthropology, Biology, History, Art. You won't ever need any of that stuff for your job but they don't care. As business major you have to take business core classes on top of your major just to really add to the cesspool of garbage. Professors are nothing special. Typical lecture on, 3 tests and a couple papers type. They won't go out of their way to help you and they don't really love teaching here. No way it can't be all that bad is what you're thinking. I'm a junior and I will tell you as a straight white guy who came here with money and hopes. It really is that bad. This school isn't BC or UConn. No one outside RI or MA knows about it. The kids here hate their lives and spend mommy and daddies money on weed and just smoke all day to get by. People here are pretentious D-bags. The school has a rep for being rich white underachievers and it is exactly that. They've started admitted every minority who applies in order to take more pics for pamphlets. I studied abroad last semester in Italy, best decision I made. Anything to get away from the cold depressing campus. Sadly I'm back and faced with reality. People boast how beautiful the campus is but that's only in the summer and early fall and the last week of the semester. The cold wind is gonna whip against your body when you make the dreaded walk to your mediocre classes. Sports here? D3 but should be D17. No one goes to any of the games because the school would be defeated by any varsity team at a high school. What more do you need? I'm not a negative person. I came to this school hoping to find a great group of friends and make memories. Excluding going abroad(which is the only thing that can save you) and freshman year this school has been a terrible time. This is coming from a guy who you can probably relate to. I don't want to see you end up pissing away 4 years for 50k+ a year. If you want to know about off campus housing. It's simple. Almeida is an apartment complex with a kitchen and bathroom but if you have no car you'll have to take the shuttle which is never on time. Oh and there's no food so you'll have to buy your own groceries. Pretty much only sophomores live there and throw the worst paries imaginable. Baypoint. A hotel that is really a motel 6. Slightly bigger beds. Made to order food for lunch which is decent and a dingy gym that you can struggle to make do with. Again only sophomores live there. There isn't much more to say adminstration won't even respond to your emails and changing your major is awful here so it's not recommended. So now do the right thing. Don't sell yourself short. You're better than this.
3rd Year Male -- Class 1921
Perceived Campus Safety: A-, Surrounding City: D
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I transferred to this school for my juniorQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I transferred to this school for my junior and senior year. I have never been talked to so condescendingly in my life. I am not the type of student who gets in trouble, however I am the type that will ask a question if I don't understand something. The housing department has never been clear about anything- Tony, especially, has been nothing but rude since I've lived here. I had to fill out and hand in a degree application 3 times before I finally was put on the graduation list because the registrar had lost them all. Since transferring, they have had problems keeping my information organized. The woman who deals with the parking situation is extremely condescending, not only was she extremely arrogant, she had the nerve to laugh in my face after a problem I had with my car. If you haven't gone here since freshman year and haven't had your own little clique, good luck finding a group of friends who are nice enough to talk to you out of class..
2nd Year Female -- Class 2013
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Campus Maintenance: D-
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The architecture department is very well organized andQuite BrightArchitecture
The architecture department is very well organized and i learned a lot from it. the campus itself is also pretty nice. however, thats about the only thing going for it. if you like school spirit, you should probably stay away from rwu. there is no football team, no frats...to tell you the truth, no one really cares. most of the students are only focused on drinking and getting high. none of the go to rwu to learn. it gets frustrating when you are trying to take your education seriously.
1st Year Female -- Class 2010
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Education Quality: B
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