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Date: Jul 16 2007
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
As far as student life goes many other have summed it up well. Campus residents are primarily freshman with a small percentage of sophmores, everyone else lives "down the line," meaning by the beach (15 minutes away), and that's where most of the action is socially at house parties, on the beach and at bars in Narragansett and Wakefield. If you don't have a car it's kind of a bummer since campus is pretty quiet. The school has been trying extra hard to get fraternities and sororities off campus, which I think is a mistake but they're worried about all the partying, so many of the greek houses are off campus now. Although campus is quiet there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, there are tons of varsity and club sports as well as different clubs and organizations you can join. If you want stuff to do you have to get involved, many people don't make the effort and then complain that they're bored, well nothing ever happened just sitting in your dorm room!

As far as the quality of education on the whole I think it's good. I did have a few huge lecture classes that were basically a joke (I went to my nutrition 101 class the first day of class and the day of the exam and got an A) but once you get past your freshman year the large lecture style classes all but dissappear and you have smaller more intimate classes with more interaction with the professor which is nice. I felt challenged but not overwhelmed.

The facilities are nice, they've been building a lot on campus and overhauling all the dorms so they are nice (although crowded). The food on campus is to be expected, it's just okay, but they DO have a lot of different options on where/what to eat. Campus Security is decent, something to be aware of is that campus security does have the ability to arrest you (most colleges/university's call in the cops to do that) and last I knew they DO carry guns, something that was a real hot topic for debate when I was there.

All in all I enjoyed the school a lot, personally I had a great social life, unfortunately I think I partied a little too much and took my education not as seriously as I should have!

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