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Reflecting on my two semesters at RWU IBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Reflecting on my two semesters at RWU I can honestly say it is for a very specific type of person. RWU is kind of like a large private high school. Most of the kids here are white and have money, socially you can make friends if you get along with your floormates. I was really good friends with most of the people in my hall which made it a lot more fun. If you're looking for parties, they exist if you're an attractive girl or a guy whose willing to drop bills on ubers and alcohol. Parties do get busted pretty fast but occasionally you'll find a good one. Most of the freshman take the RIPTA and go to shitty clubs in providence to overpay for drinks. If you make friends here you can make the best of it but if you want to be a loner no one will bother to talk to you. The food is overrated, it's better than most places but really repetitive and you'll get sick of it. The campus itself looks quite nice and the dorms aren't bad. If you're a freshman and you get placed in Cedar you'll have fun. Maple is pretty trash and is everyones last choice. I lived on Cedar 2 and the RA was super chill and it was a great experience. Academics wise this school has some good programs. If you aren't going to major in Architecture, Engineering, Business or a marine science this school is not worth it for you. The Gabelli school of business is pretty professional and the classes are reasonably challenging. The Core curriculum is kind of annoying but the professors are pretty easy for most of them. The university is on the beach but the beach is used primarily for kids to smoke weed and occasionally throw parties.Overall, if you are a white kid who didn't get into any elite private schools but still want a salvageable college experience than this isnt a bad option. Although I would not recommend going into debt to go here. RWU is what you make of it, i've made great friends here and I've experienced a lot, it has its negatives but it's not all bad.
1st Year Male -- Class 1921
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Surrounding City: C-
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This school sucks, and thats coming from aNot so brightCommunications
This school sucks, and thats coming from a girls point of view who isn't really into partying or doing drugs all day everyday. There is absolutely nothing to do on campus or around the campus in town. Providence and Newport are nice the first two times you go but after that it gets extremely repetitive and the sports here are just ridiculous. I played High School Lacrosse and played on the team here at RWU and had to quit. The other players were so bad and no one ever came to our games, I felt like I was apart of a town club where no one cared. The classes are ok, nothing to brag about but on a scale of 1-10 I would rate the school a 2 because it's just so bad. I transfered out at the end of my sophomore year and are at a community college and now I have to go an extra year, but thats fine with me I would do anything to not go to that school again!
2nd Year Female -- Class 2010
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I have recently finished my freshman year asBrightEngineering Department
I have recently finished my freshman year as an Engineering major and I can honestly say Engineering and Architecture are the only programs that are challenging and are worth the time at RWU but not the money! You learn engineering through a theory based curriculum instead of hands on. I am transferring out of RWU due to the cost and lack of extracurricular activities. The $45000 tuition is by far not worth it. If you wanna pay an extra 20 grand for great food then go ahead but its just not worth the cost. If your not in Engineering or Architecture your classes will be like high school all over again. You will also find clicks beginning to form a few months into the semester making you feel like you never left high school. Good luck cooperating with the ladies at the financial aid office too. There are plenty of tools at RWU just like every other school but if you be yourself you can find some chill people. If or when you plan to transfer out of RWU make sure you start early. Keeping your grades up while creating your transfer application is a lot of work. The professors are smart and nice and will help you with most anything. If your rich or a minority (the school gives so much aid to minorities) or wanting to enjoy an easy ride through college then RWU is the school for you. Hello UMASS!!!
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Campus Maintenance: A+, Campus Aesthetics: D-
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