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| Hollins blows. Roanoke sucks there is nothing to do. Campus is too small. No guys come here...ever. The department in which I'm majoring is really bad. But I've heard the creative writing is good. |
|Nov 10 2008|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| Fair-to-middling academics. Bad German program. The major is being eliminated from curriculum. The music department is no longer suitable for an advanced pianist to study at Hollins, despite news of "state-of-the-art" renovations to Presser Hall. Have Beethoven and Wagner (DWMs) been stricken from the department offerings, in favor of minor women composers? Afraid that college is now a politically correct indoctrination center. Probably would not go there today, if I were looking at colleges again. Other alumnae I've talked to are not recommending that their daughters go to Hollins. |
|Aug 17 2006|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| In all fairness, Hollins is a good school, IF one studies in the top majors and takes advantage of everything. However, I speak from hindsight. Twenty years ago, I did not know that I was going to be interested in some of the things that I am interested in now, or I would have better planned my major and studies around them.|
My major in German was not worth the paper it was written on. The German classes at Hollins during the years 1982-1986 did not emphasize reading, speaking and writing German, nor did they offer language labs. They consisted of "scotch" courses given to Army recruits. I wanted to learn German so that I could read the works of early twentieth-century psychiatrists without struggling or having to use a dictionary. Therefore, I was cheated in this respect, as well as there being no study abroad program. This lack of fluency hurt me in a later doctoral program, so much so that I fell into a deep depression and dropped out.
However, a lot of the other courses I took were excellent. The music department was strong for a motivated and talented student, and the philosophy, English, and classics departments had much to recommend for them. When I took my GRE's for graduate school, they were very high, so I must have learned something. However, today, I might look at a college with a better German program.
| Starting Job: Librar y Assistant, Preparedness: C, Reputation: B |
|Sep 20 2003|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |