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A reoccurring criticism that I had encountered whileBrightArt & Design Department
A reoccurring criticism that I had encountered while considering Hollins was its aggressive, nearly hive-minded student body. I had been warned that if I had any non-liberal views, that I should change them or find another school. I decided that this didn't apply to me as I was raised democrat and have left-leaning ways of thinking. Was I ever wrong. If you do not constantly subject yourself to the self-flagellation of white guilt, do not support self-diagnosis or are sympathetic to white men, you are labeled as a racist, ableist or any other "ist" they can conjure up. I was also disappointed to find that nearly no one attending Hollins is there to study. If the students put half as much time and effort into their schoolwork as they do in their thesis-long rants on Tumblr describing the neurotypical downfall of Steven Universe, their grades would look much better. Of course,so much as insinuating this would result in a witch hunt. I will say this for Hollins: they have excellent, accessible and dedicated professors. Unfortunately, their talents are wasted on a distracted, easily offended student body. Nearly every other day a mass email is sent out, apologizing for something said in a lecture,Halloween costumes (I wish I was joking) or for just existing in the 1800's. I'm all for being progressive, but the professors and faculty are trying to placate students who cannot allow themselves to be satisfied. There's always something to be up in arms about. Eventually, it gets tiresome and you wish your peers would contribute to their academics or society productively.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Campus Maintenance: F
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Hollins has been an incredible experience for meQuite BrightPolitical Science
Hollins has been an incredible experience for me - beyond the absolutely stellar academics, I have had countless awesome abroad and internship opportunities. If for nothing else, check out Hollins' amazing study abroad program (your tuition transfers with you!!!); I paid next to nothing to spend a semester in London. The faculty is very encouraging and makes an effort to get to know you as a student - very very close knit community. I definitely made the right choice in choosing Hollins.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B-
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Hollins Univeristy has been the biggest relief inQuite BrightArt & Design Department
Hollins Univeristy has been the biggest relief in my decision to coming to America. The community is so accepting, helpful and at the same time it is very challenging as well; may that be in or out of class. I can choose classes from a wide variety of departments. And its so wonderful to have such a dedicated faculty who are so approachable and insighful, and care about our success.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: B+
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