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Methodist University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeD+
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Apr 05 2005
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
Okay, now, where do I start? Well, let me begin by stating that if you're looking forward to modeling your college years after those depicted by characters in a number of motion pictures (ie, Van Wilder, Animal House, ect…), I wouldn't advise going here. Rather, if you're goal is to receive a well-rounded liberal arts education, which will be taught by a very friendly and very knowlegable cast of faculty, then, this may be the place for you. However, let me repeat, and stress out that this MAY be the place for you. There are a number of upsides to receiving an education here; however, there are also quite a few downsides.

First and foremost, let me give an explanation about the social life on campus and within the city that surrounds it. Campus life is plainly, VERY DULL. There isn't really much to get involved with and activities are few and far between. Looking to party, well, good luck finding one as there are zero on campus…unless I was somehow not invited to some secret bash that was held underground…Just kidding. You can find parties, but they occur off campus and aren't very exciting; most people just go to them to get drunk (Partly due to the fact that alcohol is prohibited on campus). Taking part in campus activities usually means getting involved in some kind of sport since nearly 1/2 to 2/3 of the student population consists of jocks/athletes who participate in one or more sports. Like the campus, the surrounding city of Fayetteville is very much a drag. For fun, you may hit up on one of the few bars, and if you love bowling, you'll be glad to hear that there is a lane right across the street from campus. Other than that, don't expect anything out of the ordinary with this small city; more than likely, you'll end up spending more time at the local Wal-Mart than you do anywhere else. Also, let me add that the weekends on campus get very depressing as probably 70-80% of the student body packs up to return home, leaving the campus as a ghost town of sorts.

People on campus, for the most part, are very approachable and friendly. Faculty members tend to enjoy spending time outside of class enriching your mind with their plethora of knowledge, and students, typically, like to interact with others because they don't have anything else better to do…Just kidding, again. Actually, most students are just friendly individuals, trying to better themselves in life by all means possible.

Education is fairly solid at this school. Difficulty of classes, like at all colleges, depends on the type of course and the professor it is taken with. Unfortunately, since this is a small school, you'll probably end up having to take at least one course where you have to deal with a professor you don't care for because he/she is the only individual who teaches that particular course. Having been a biology major at this school, I can safely say that you can expect to undertake some fairly-challenging tasks when signing up for a science course; however, none of the courses are unbearable by any means. Besides, if you have trouble understanding any of the topics presented in class, your professors are usually just footsteps away from the classrooms where they teach and they can offer you assistance. Overall, if you're definently deciding to come to this school and choose to become a science major, you'll love the faculty for their compassion towards their students; hey, I transferred out two years ago and they still contact me regularly, offering me assistance if needed. Truly, this school has some great professors. As far as other majors go, well, most profs are solid teachers, at least in the intro level courses. Besides that, I don't know too much about the other majors.

Well, I hope I covered nearly everything…Oops, guess not. Here's a few more things I need to add:

1) If you're a strait male looking for companionship, you need not apply yourself here; unfortunately, this school seems to abide by the definition of "SAUSAGEFEST."

2) If you're a golfer, good for you! You'll probably love the PGM program on campus, the golf course at the back of campus, and the abundance of golf courses to be found in nearby towns and cities.

3) Some dorms are decent, but most are roach motels, LITERALLY!!!Sanford, Cumberland, and Garber Halls are the worst! Bring plastic bags and containers to store your food. Also, bring a ton of RAID.

4) Cafeteria isn't very good. A lot of times you'll see dishes where the ingredients are comprised of two or more leftovers from the previous night, or nights.

***I'm sorry if my comments came out in a negative way, that wasn't my purpose. Rather, I hope I've been informative enought to where you can make a better choice in deciding to attend this school. Once again, Methodist College, a school with its up, but not without its downs. ***Thanks for Reading.

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