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| For my first few years I thought FHU was the greatest. But my pov was as a very damaged, abused child experiencing love and freedom for the first time. By the time I had been at FHU for a few years, I realized that the quality of education I was getting there was not as good as I had anticipated and the rules were ridiculous. I also thought it inappropriate that each student was required to take a bible class each semester. Years down the road, I was able to see that the education I got there was far inferior than I had thought as a student. I also recalled that in all those required bible courses, we were required to complete tests/assignments with the "correct" church of christ approved doctrine. Anytime I inserted my personal belief that conflicted with church of christ doctrine, points were deducted from my grade. Students from other denominations were also forced to complete tests/assignments with coc doctrine or have their grades docked. Those same students were considered non-christians and all us coc students waited each year for the freshmen heathens to get converted. Finally, I'll mention that I was once turned down for a job because the administrator found out I went to a church of christ college and he was concerned that I would try to push my beliefs on coworkers and clients. That's the reputation the church of christ has and anyone who gets their degree at a coc school is going to be closely scrutinized or rejected for employment at some point because some employers, particularly in the south, don't want employees who think they're the only christians causing problems on the job. Even though I assured that administrator that I no longer held coc beliefs, nor did I attend their services, he was afraid to take the chance. I had a lot of fun at FHU for awhile and it was a healing place for me to be those first few years, but in hindsight, it left me ill-prepared in my chosen field and "marked" me as a religious zealot. |
|Apr 03 2011|| 5th Year Female --
Class 1991 |
| Freed-Hardeman University to me is the best school in the world! I knew as soon as I stepped out of the car that this school was for me! I have had been offered by a few of my family members to have my whole school payed for if I went to a State School, but I have always denied the help! Freed is the best place to have a christian atmosphere! God is always present here! |
|Mar 01 2009|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| FHU is a college for babies who need to be told everything they must do. If you like being over 18 and having someone tell you when you must be inside for the night, that you must go to their "mini-church"/chapel before lunch every day, what you can and cannot do with your free time when you're off campus, and numerous other things, then by all means FHU is for you.|
If you are expecting your college to actually respect you as an adult, allow you to make your own religious decisions, respect your convictions and let you be your own person, then you need to look for another school. If you don't want people constantly trying to convert you to their narrow way of thinking, don't go to FHU. Also, if you dislike it when people assume you are always having sex, drinking, or otherwise doing morally objectionable things, you might want to stay away from Freed.
The quality of education there is quite deplorable, as FHU prefers to hire members of the Church of Christ. Thus, church membership is of far more importance than academic competence and achievement. Most majors are direly under-staffed and the facilities are pitiful.
And once you graduate, the begging for money will not stop, even though the tuition you paid for the "honor" of going to this over-rated community college is about twice what you would pay to get a better education at a state university. Also, Henderson is a pitiful little hick town, but Freedies like it because it helps them stay inside their little "bubble" and prevents students from being exposed to a world that might actually give them actual experience. Sheltered brats!
|Apr 03 2011|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |