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Your experience at Carthage is dependent on theQuite BrightBiology
Your experience at Carthage is dependent on the effort you are willing to apply to college life.
Have an unhelpful advisor? Ask another professor to be you advisor.
Paying too much money? Argue with the business office until they give you more financial aid. Apply for scholarships (this place offers an excellent fine arts scholarship) or research opportunities. Most professors are willing to hire research assistants, lab assistants, tutors, etc.

Not doing well in class? Professor problems? Ask another professor in the same department for help on the homework.

Hard time making friends? Join one of the hundreds of clubs on campus. Ask your classmates if they're in any clubs/frats. Find fellow Carthaginians on social media and meet up with them-- you're in the 21st century. Act like it. People don't exist in this world to entertain you; you are adults now.

The vast majority of the professors here are willing to help work with you around problems, or direct you to someone who will.

My biggest complaint is that school resources are not well used to keep this a well-maintained and accessible campus-- the dorms often have leaky windows and broken door locks, and are inadequate for students with food/airborne allergies, dietary restrictions, and other physical or mental health problems. Socially and academically, however, the experience is on you to make the most of it.

4th Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Campus Maintenance: D-
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Carthage College provides theQuite BrightChemical Engineering
Carthage College provides the month of January as time to develop, by allowing you to develop your own course. I had the opportunity to intern with a state representative during January and it provideed valuable learnings.
4th Year Male -- Class 1984
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Social Life: B+
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I am a current first year student atQuite BrightMath
I am a current first year student at Carthage. The school is not what college should be like. The school is full of close-minded people, including the faculty. Many of the students at Carthage are all the same. Everyone has their own clique and is content with that. No one is willing to invite others to be a part of their group. The campus itself creates a closed off environment because the dorms house sorority and fraternity floors. The tour guides play this off as "cool", but in reality it causes issues in meeting people. Plus, sometimes freshman get stuck on these special floors and are stuck being the only ones not a part of the sorority or fraternity. The whole campus has a poor sense of community. The semester is almost over and I know absolutely no one on my floor, let alone the rest of campus. Who you meet that first day makes or breaks you. I am not a socially awkward person, but everyone here at Carthage basically is. Everyone here thinks that they're all that. I warn everyone to not listen to what the tour guides and school tells you. They trick you into attending their college. It isn't as great as it seems. Plus the people in the financial aid office are stupid. I know people who had to leave Carthage a week in because they got a letter saying Carthage took away a grant they gave them and had to pay an extra 8,000 a semester to stay. And this year Carthage enrolled too many students and didn't have enough housing. So, these students had to live in a Best Western off campus. They have to be bused to campus. The hotel is about 10 minutes away from campus. Carthage wants to take your money and is basically a school looking for more people to make more money. Their slogan is "radical hospitality" and will try everything to get you to attend. The school's academics are the worst thing I have ever encountered. The small class sizes are great if you struggled in high school, but the intimate environment can get old after awhile. Plus, the classes are a joke. Everyone skips class all the time because you can never go to class and still perform well. I am a math major and am currently in Calculus 2. Just the other day we took a group test in class. Yes, I did just say a group test, in college. It's great if you are struggling in the class, but the class is ridiculously easy so the professor used this test to help boost people's grades who were struggling. Also, in my chemistry class we spent a month learning sig figs. I suggest that anyone who succeeded in high school and is a somewhat bright student to consider elsewhere. Carthage has worn me down and I would hate to see anyone else attend it and feel the way I do. Everything that I have stated will definitely not be shared with you during your visit.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Campus Aesthetics: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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