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| The schools board of directors are so wrapped around the importance of money they seem to forget about the thoughts, feelings and needs of the students attending their school. The school has wireless internet covering the entire campus but the internet that is provided is the poorest quality available. Houses receive the scraps of the wifi giving students no choice but to go to academic buildings, why internet is not accessible through ethernet cables in houses is because the school would have to spend some of its money. |
The food provided by the school is the poorest quality and lacks variety, you find yourself eating the same dried pork or chicken constantly. The terrible food provided by the school is probably also another attempt in saving money.
Campus security is the biggest joke I have seen when comparing to other schools. Lynchburg College has teemed up with the local police force to be there and end social get togethers, "threaten" to through kids in jail, and keep people in check while not being there when they are needed most. Lynchburg police is the most incompetent police force that I have dealt with, when my bike had been stolen from within my house on campus it was like dealing with a cable television customer support line.
Freshman had once been able to have the choice to live in dorms with Upperclassman but now they are forced to live in freshman only dorms isolating them from the rest of the campus and the upperclassman. These freshman dorms are now monitored by video cameras and have police officers patrolling them every few hours.
4 years I have been here I have noticed a decline in overall moral and happiness in the students. The freshman transfer rates have increased greatly over the past years as well as the freshman class are realizing what is behind the curtains earlier. I blame the lack of social life that this school has. The school bans two things the ability to enjoy an alcoholic beverage outside or on the porch of your living area as well as Kegs. Riding the campus of these two things may seem responsible but in reality the school is just attempting to save money when it comes down to paying for it's insurance bills.I have enjoyed the first 3 years of my college experience as I had joined an organization and that was within Greek Life. If you do not join an organization you are basically no body as this campus is greatly segregated by its different organizations and different sports teams.
|Oct 15 2013|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| I came to Lynchburg College because I was recruited as a D3 athlete. On myh visits, it seemed like a nice school with decent facilities and an all around fun atmosphere. Unfortunately I was wrong. Although Lynchburg College is a small liberal arts school and therefore potential students should look past a few of their shortcomings, it is far from worth your money to go here. The academics are very easy unless you choose a tougher major like nursing or AT, and most classes are not really challenging as long as you put forth minimal effort. Faculty are helpful, but their are so few that if you do not like a professor in your major then you are probably SOL because they are not going anywhere and there are most likely no other options. The facilities are subpar at best, with the only new and modern looking building being Schewel Hall. The rest of the buildings (student residences especiallyg) are run down and have countless unfinished repairs. The cafeteria food is terrible, and Westover is the only other option even accessible with a meal swipe on your meal plan and it is not much better. Finally, the social/night life is just not there. Although some students try to have fun on the weekends, the majority of the time your weekend nights will involve atleast one talk with campus security during which they will try to bully you into admitting something they can punish you for whether you did it or not. Additionally, Dean Eccles spends more time writing lengthy and incredibly not funny emails instead of finding more ways to improve the college and make it a more relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for the students. Luckily, I will be gone from Lynchburg next semester, and although I have met some friends here that I will keep in touch with, I could not be happier with the switch and would advise any potential students to seriously look into what they want out of their college or university before making the decision to attend Lynchburg College. |
|Sep 19 2013|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| I am so happy I transferred out of this school. I would highly suggest that any prospective students/parents look at the retention and graduation rates for LC. A five year graduation rate of 50%? ! That is embarrassing and the college thinks it is totally acceptable. They do not seem to care about individual students which is pretty ridiculous considering the extremely small size. |
I cannot think of any redeeming qualities. The dining options are horrendous- expect to gain weight because all of the food is unhealthy (unless you want to eat less than fresh salads every day) and the dining hall closes at 7pm.. the same time that many evening classes let out!!
Residential "life" (services) is a PAIN to deal with. They will nickel and dime you for absolutely anything they possibly can, and are extremely rude and unhelpful when something needs to be fixed or they make a mistake. The receptionist/secretary is a witch.
Classes are generally okay.. the professors are probably the best thing about the college, but certainly not anything to brag about. The other students are less than stellar...don't expect to be challenged.Also, I would really consider your employment options after college because LC does NOT have a good reputation of helping students out or putting students in a good place to get a great job. So, so glad I got out while I still could. My current institution blows LC out of the water in every way. I would not recommend this school to ANYONE.
|Jun 01 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |