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Wayland Baptist University

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I absolutely love WBU.AveragePreLaw and Legal
I absolutely love WBU. I am a Senior going to UT Law next year and i really can not say how wonderful the external campus in Lubbock Texas is. As a nontraditional (old) student i really enjoyed the diverse environment not only in age but also in both gender and race. I would assume that WBU is odd for a private Baptist school in that religious tolerance and in fact tolerance of every kind is practiced by not only the administration, but the student body as well. You will have grandparents, fresh from Iraq war veterans, wealthy businesspeople, midlife career changers, as well as just your average 18-30 something students (some career students love this school because of how easy going and helpful the faculty are.)

Every semester you will have someone in your classes that you know, and the average class size is about 12, however i have had classes as small as 3 students and as large as 17 students, however these are very rare.

Wayland's application system is pretty old fashioned. They really like to meet with you, assign you an advisor, and then let that advisor hold your hand through out your University career (and they do a really excellent job.) Most of these advisors are the retired principles and superintendents of the small school districts that are across the South Plains, and they really like to help. The only complaint that one might have is that this old fashioned system takes time, however it works great.

I often compare going to Wayland as opposed to a public school like Texas Tech as the difference between shopping at Neiman Marcus and Kmart. Yes both schools will get you an education, however at Wayland you are given top notch and first class service. As a senior i walk in the front door and am greeted by the secretaries by name. I can call my campus up on the telaphone and tell them my name and they know who i am and ask about my children. If i need to talk to my academic advisor i never have to wait longer than a few minutes and it is usually because he is talking to another student already. I can walk into the Dean of the colleges office without an appointment, be greeted by name, and talk over what i need.If you want a truly white glove first class education go to WBU, you will not regret it! The only drawback that I would see is that the commuter campuses do not give a true "college" feel to the environment and that if you are a young person who is looking to meet new friends or engage in college activities than go to the campus in Plainview, i have had a chance to go there and can assure you that the people are really nice.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Extracurricular Activities: F
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There is lots of running around, with outNot so brightNursing
There is lots of running around, with out communication. that is the biggest problem. you would think that after about 6 years of doing the nursing program they would have it down to a science, but they don't they still don't have the general curriculum down. they are always changing things up every semester is very different then the last. 8 students were forced to withdraw from the school because they didn't pass a math test, which they were only given three chances to pass. you are required to do this every semester. so you could be forced to withdraw if you fail even if you are in the last semester. you can only fail one class if you do you must reapply to the program to see if you can reenter. if you fail again then you are dropped from the program and can never reenter. you have to really desperate if you decide to go to the nursing program at Wayland. monitor their nursing accreditation they are on probation due to low pass rates
1st Year Female -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: C, Education Quality: F
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Man this school sucks.Quite BrightKinesiology
Man this school sucks. The social life is terrible. There's nothing in that town, they use sports to get kids and their sports are terrible besides track and field. All in all DO NOT GO TO WAYLAND.its a waste of time you'll do better walking on at a school you'll be happy with.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Friendliness: A-, Education Quality: F
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