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| Lynchburg College's pros far outweigh its cons. Like any college, it is more about what you put in than prestige, major, etc. A poor student at a good university often remains poor and unsuccessful. Likewise, a motivated student at a small, unnamed college can still achieve tremendous success.|
I'm halfway through my education at LC and I've already landed two internships, both government jobs. This upcoming fall I get to do independent research and present my findings at a state-wide undergraduate conference. None of these opportunities would have been possible without excellent guidance from my advisors.
Many of the students who do not like the school don't get INVOLVED... and one frustrating aspect of the college is the number of students who are there ONLY for drinking and parties. The silver lining is, however, that I get more time to communicate with professors and staff.
Now I do agree with the level of social life off campus. The city of Lynchburg if DEAD. The city is not walkable, the public transportation sucks, and the only place that doesn't close at sundown is Walmart. The only positive thing about the city of Lynchburg is that it is driving distance to DC, Charlotte, and Richmond for weekend fun.
Everyone on campus is pretty friendly, especially the MACs office. Some students are cliquish though. You can definitely distinguish between the athletes, student government bunch, and Virginia natives/non-natives.
Before I get too long-winded, I'll just say that the opportunities at LC are endless. It's a matter of being VOCAL about your needs and articulating your wants to your advisors and professors. They love motivated students. If you are going to college only for a party then no use going to college at all, just show up to campuses on the weekend.
|Aug 18 2010|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| I would strongly advise that potential LC students take a close look before coming here. I will not pretend that my experience here was entirely awful, I'v had some good times and met a lot of friends I plan to keep in touch with. But with that being said, I don't intend to return next year. For me, the college decision process was probably a little different than for most as I was a recruited athlete. Unfortunately, I made my decision primarily based on athletics rather than the whole package. What I expected in my college experience was a school with a big athletics program, good academics that challenged me to grow and adapt, a vibrant social scene, and a tight campus community. The athletics at LC are great, almost all of the fall sports made it to the NCAA's. But I think that D3 sports aren't taken as seriously, I was looking for a bigger atmosphere. The academics are decent, I found it easier that my high school though. The teachers are, in most cases, readily available if you need help. Being a small school, the professors seemed to prioritize their students over their research. The social life was somewhat sub par. The campus itself does not lend itself to going downtown, but even if it did I'm not sure that there would be bars or clubs to go to. Instead, the social life revolves around one or two sports teams(guys lacrosse, and girls soccer). They have the only parties that are really worth going to. The campus has a good community feel but lacks an area for students to meet, or any real activities or events. There is no student union to speak of, and the SAD(student advisory board) is more of a social club that a planning committee.Overall, I would not advise against going here. But I would strongly encourage prospective students to do their research and really get a good feel for the school and how they would fit in. |
|Feb 27 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |