Alverno College - Comments and Student Experiences|
con's: some biology professors are bitches. they treat you like everything you do, you are stupid, and they bully students as well!! (but students are so afraid to tell anyone because if you snitch on one professor, you've put a target on your back and the entire department hates you)
once you're in, you can never get out. they do anything and everything in their power to keep you in their school- these people are so money hungry!
tuition is up the ass and all of technology is so outdated! they spend tons of money making the school look "pretty" when they should be spending it on better things like technology-- which we pay so much $$ for. we only have one main computer lab that's always available-- which only consists of about 30-40 computers.
fitness center is so small, when it's packed you can never get a good workout in-- and the school is about being "healthy".
athletes: the athletics department is also corrupt- the director was sleeping with an athlete before she graduated-- oh and now he's marrying her! they totally favor their athletes here over everyone else!
if you want to persue higher education after your undergrad, they make things extremely hard to get your grades! or if you want to see them in general- which i don't understand why it's so complicated when they're your grades and you paid your tuition!
there's no such thing as graduating with honors if you have straight a's-- they only way you can graduate with honros is if you're extremely involved and litterally is the school's "bitch", other than that your straight a's grade equivalency does not matter!don't go to school here unless you're a nursing or educdation major and you're never gonna change majors!!!! every other major here sucks! and you won't find a job b/c of the stupid grading system!
With a lot of women, though, comes the petty gossip and general bitchery. It is particularly bad in the residence halls, because people literally have nothing better to do than talk about one another. The social scene here is almost non-existant, so after the first couple of months, you will see many people begin to get stir-crazy.
There are clubs to participate in, but the student participation is minimal at best. The school does make an honest attempt to involve all of the students, but most of them are simply not willing. For example, there is a theater group, but it only has room for 6 (SIX!!!) members. They don't even put on actual productions.
Our sports teams? If you don't like to win, they're great.
The food. Decent. The same as most other colleges/universities/summer camps.
The residence halls? Don't expect a hot shower. Ever. And everyone on campus knows that your closet doors will NEVER stay on the hinges. Seriously. We have a Residence Hall Association, but they don't actually do anything. The Page Board does a decent job of setting up performers in our coffeehouse on Wednesdays, but that really is the only enjoyable social activity on campus. There are earnest attempts made by other groups on campus (such as foreign films and various volunteer opportunities)but, like I said, they don't flourish because of lack of student involvement.Overall, if you can survive the pettiness inherent in the student body, complete lack of social life, and cold showers, your degree and real-world experience gained here will do you a real service in your career.
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