StudentsReview - Washington & Jefferson College - Life at W&JC Copyright 2015 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. http://www.studentsreview.com/PA/WJC_comments.html Life at W&JC - Comments en StudentsReview: Neutral Review about W&JC for Undecidedhttp://www.studentsreview.com/PA/WJC_comments.html Nothing exciting about my college experience so far. Not much here fun or stimulating. Professors are arrogant and typical academia types that are more interested in getting some babbling research pub... Wed, 13 May 2015 07:19:51 GMT StudentsReview 1217-161488 1217-161488 1217 52 Undecided Female Undergraduate Class 2019 1st Year Neutral Nothing exciting about my college experience so far. Not much here fun or stimulating. Professors are arrogant and typical academia types that are more interested in getting some babbling research published than actually teaching and preparing students for real life. Area around campus is a dump and the city of Washington has so many sketchy parts that it is hard to find anything to do in town. The college's administrative marketing depart deserves kudos because the image the project to prospective students and their parents simple does not match the reality. Deep very deep into their published post graduate figures and you will see. I am transferring because although it isn't the worst place on earth it just has not been an enjoyable experience and the value proposition simply is not here. Buyer beware. Wed, 13 May 2015 07:19:51 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/PA/WJC_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about W&JC for Undecidedhttp://www.studentsreview.com/PA/WJC_comments.html This college, although complained about, has been an extremely positive experience for me. People on this campus are very friendly, both professors and students. The campus is small but this has never... Tue, 05 May 2015 02:55:11 GMT StudentsReview 1217-161062 1217-161062 1217 52 Undecided Female Undergraduate Class 2018 1st Year Positive This college, although complained about, has been an extremely positive experience for me. People on this campus are very friendly, both professors and students. The campus is small but this has never been a noticeable problem for me and it is nice to see friendly faces when walking around campus. Professors are very helpful and some of the classes are smaller than my high-school classes, which is nice because the professors know who you are and are truly invested in your education. One thing I wish I could change about this place is the food. While the food is not terrible here, it lacks variety and the options are not always the healthiest. Washington is not the best area but the campus is pretty safe. The campus is about 20 to 30 minutes away from Pittsburgh and there are shuttles you can use if you don't have a car. The course work is challenging here- especially the sciences. Professors really are aimed at you having a full understanding of the material versus just memorizing the subject. This is nice but depending on what high school you attended may take some getting used to. The liberal arts education is very present as you will look at the same issues from multiple perspectives. Weekends are fun, some more than others, but if you are looking to attend large parties this may not be the place for you. Getting in is not terribly hard as long as you have decent grades and a okay ACT score. The college gave me very good scholarship finical aid. Altogether so far, I have really enjoyed my experience here. Tue, 05 May 2015 02:55:11 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/PA/WJC_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about W&JC for Physicshttp://www.studentsreview.com/PA/WJC_comments.html It's a very difficult school, but you'll graduate knowing everything you need to know and then some.... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:28:10 GMT StudentsReview 1217-156796 1217-156796 1217 33 Physics Male Undergraduate Class 2014 4th Year Positive It's a very difficult school, but you'll graduate knowing everything you need to know and then some. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:28:10 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/PA/WJC_comments.html StudentsReview: Advice Review about W&JC for Unknownhttp://www.studentsreview.com/PA/WJC_comments.html Listen, it's plain and simple, the only people who enjoy dubjay are those who have never experienced another college (very few people). W&J is over priced, the campus is awful, parties are laughable,... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:44:39 GMT StudentsReview 1217-156620 1217-156620 1217 0 Unknown Male Undergraduate Class 2000 Advice Listen, it's plain and simple, the only people who enjoy dubjay are those who have never experienced another college (very few people). W&J is over priced, the campus is awful, parties are laughable, and the people are stuck in high school. I have yet to meet anyone who enjoys going to school here. DO NOT COME HERE. Trust me, I'm doing you the biggest favor of your life. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:44:39 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/PA/WJC_comments.html StudentsReview: Negative Review about W&JC for History/Histories (art history/etc.)http://www.studentsreview.com/PA/WJC_comments.html It seems everything is about the money here and the value is just not there for the costs. They offer little to no flexibility on several things. For instance, they promote their Greek life but it is ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:33:24 GMT StudentsReview 1217-121711 1217-121711 1217 41 History/Histories (art history/etc.) Male Undergraduate Class 2016 2nd Year Negative It seems everything is about the money here and the value is just not there for the costs. They offer little to no flexibility on several things. For instance, they promote their Greek life but it is a big rip off. The housing is the most expensive on campus and they do a horrible job of cleaning them. We have complained and they basically make empty promises and nothing gets done. I still haven't figured out what I am getting for the extra $1100/semester for my room in addition to another $1200 for frat dues. All off campus housing is controlled by the college including the frat houses. There is no off campus apartments. Nothing is equipped for meal preparation at the dorms or frat houses and they force you to have a meal plan. Housing and the meal plans are absolute rip off. Meals currently break down to about $150/week. Social life is disappointing as noted in the other reviews. Campus shrinks real quick and you begin to feel boxed in because the surrounding town is a ghetto. Wonder too far from campus and you are inviting trouble. Pre Med professors are arrogant and seem to take pleasure in the weed out process. After you are deemed unfit for medical school, there really isn't a program or department worth the cash they are commanding. This school does an incredible job marketing itself but really it is smoke and mirrors. Short of an highly demanding pre med program they really don't stand out, the surrounding area is a shit hole and the business office seems to be in your pocket every time you turn around and provides little opportunity to curb your costs. For example, if I am going to pay to live in a frat house with a kitchen why am I not able to drop the over priced meal plan? This is just one example where they seem to command premium dollar without delivering a premium product. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:33:24 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/PA/WJC_comments.html