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It rains all the time.Quite BrightCommunications
It rains all the time. There is no social life other than a few parties that get broken up by midnight. Professors are extremely helpful and really want you to succeed. Food is good but gets old really fast. Super windy in the winter.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: C-
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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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When I first started looking for schools IBrightUndecided
When I first started looking for schools I had no idea what I was getting into. RWU is not as it seems to advertise, which is a given at any school. It's housing is ridicuslously expensive but most of the dorms are shit. Students are mainly very shallow, stupid, and actually really lame to put it in better words. There are certain social niches and people you might find relatable or different and smart, but they are few and even those choices are limited. i looked up the studentsreviews before I came and was discouraged by the negative comments saying the social life sucks, people suck, and basically all the typical attributes at RWU, but I wanted to go and like it so badly that I put on a positive attitude and figured it really is what you make it and the comments were biased. and it is, but there really isn't much to make out of it and i learned that those negative comments were actually quite right, even for people like me who can have a good time anywhere. my first year i was friendly, open to everything and everyone, and made a good time for myself, and made good friends. however, after that it started getting stale on campus and even off around the surrounding area. branching out at this campus is extremely difficult if you are of a unique personality which i think many people are but they are rare here for some reason. this school is perfect and suitable for those in the surrounding new england area since everyone is from around there mostly or new york and everyone either knows each other or are similar so they have lasting experiences. i have been to all aspects of the social life, from partying and going out at nights, smoking to numb the boredom, and just about everything, and yes did let myself have a good time, but it gets old very fast and even going to the city or clubs and bars is tasteless and not as fun as other colleges are. in a way the experience i concluded with here is just...lame. even the few people i became friends with became stale company and attempting to breaking away and finding better more like-minded people is difficult because people here are needy and unimaginative and cannot think outside of themselves and their cliques and are afraid of meeting new people. aside from social environment, the education is lacking unless you are in law, architecture, communications, and marine bio. teachers are critical yet their assignments are jokes and the advisors are useless in making sound life or academic decisions. they will fuck up your transcript. transferring is not the best option, it is actually a huge risk which might ruin your future and it is best for you to suck it up all 4 years but if you know of better then go for it. i know many people who are the typical students here and are happy. the girls are spoiled, judgemental, poseurs, and dress up to go to a shoddy small get together to have nattys spillt on their going-out forever21 dresses by drunk beefy and extremely predictable dumb bros, take milllions of facebook pictures, and probably hook up with said bros and those bros will probably talk about their latest lays at the gym as they often do, focus on sounding overtly masculine, try to talk like the rappers they idolize, and everyone will eventually graduate and the girls will graduate with and marry the bros that felt them up over a handle of burnettes and they will have children, live in their partents' homes, and teach kindergarten and become alcoholics. if this traditional northeast life sounds familiar and true to you, then come here. there is a feeling of lacking at this school, that makes it unlike a true college experience. everything is just less than mediocore and the only people having blasts are the sheltered graduated high school students from surrounding areas.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Campus Maintenance: A, Education Quality: F
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