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Freed Hardeman University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueA University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Condescending

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Date: Feb 26 2008
Major: Kinesiology (This Major's Salary over time)
Freed-Hardeman is a 9 month church camp for young adults age 18-25. The campus activities consist of devotionals and "social club" activities, not to mention the annual lectureship where the most arrogant hypocritical Christians on earth gather together. The faculty in my department was way below par, and only 1 out of 6 had some real world experience. The other 5 had spent their entire careers in academia. If you want to continue to be treated like a child, and not learn anything substantial for 4 years, choose FHU. Otherwise, this school is a waste of money.
responseThis is right on the money. I went there my Freshman year and I left to go to a state school. FHU does treat you like a middle schooler. Most students do not even want to do something super crazy while in college, but FHU doesn't even give you the chance. Their restrictions have a wide range from early curfews, locking you in the dorms at night, blocking normal cable stations like comedy central, E!, BET, MTV, FX, etc., and blocking websites - more sites are blocked than you might think. Oh ya, halfway through the year the sink in my dormroom overflowed with sewage and soaked into the carpet. Ruined my backpack and books. I was not reimbursed for the damaged books. I'm sure there is much more to write about. Beware!
responseI disagree. I think this comment is blow out of proportion. Both of these comments sound like they went to this particular school for the wrong reason. People come to Freed for a Christian education, while teaching in some fields are less than average, every university has less than average departments. Social life is restricted, yes, but mature people who are looking for a Christian education don't emphasize
doing something crazy
in college. That kind of stuff is for immature high school students. For people mature enough to handle going to school for an education and not just to party, Freed-Hardeman will absolutely support student endeavors to enrich their education. Both of these comments are quite sophomoric and bitter - not very objective.

That being said, it is my duty to point out that Freed-Hardeman is far from perfect things like grad school preparation in some fields, but as some one who went to a State university before and who has been to one since, the Freed Hardman courses are not that much easier - which could be due to the availability of professors and study groups/social support. Not absolutely worthless education. In fact, I have proven that due to my Freed-Hardeman education that I can compete with students from several student from across the country - including California State University. Most of these comments are just looking for something to complain about. No university is perfect, Freed-Hardeman is no exception. It is apparent that the former comments were made by people who were merely not looking what Freed-Hardeman makes an effort to offer and totally misinterpreted the mission of the university - educating well-rounded Christian men and women. And the social life isn't that bad. No, there's not much to do there but unless you came from a major city, you can usually find SOMETHING to entertain yourself. I give them an A for effort, despite all the growing that must be done.

responseAlso - absolutely NOT hypocritical. Maybe a little closeminded to guard their hearts and mind (by the way, I have found myself to be a more liberal individual since attending there), but Freed-Hardeman people are certainly not hypocritical and try desperately hard not be arrogant. A few people can not speak for the whole. These are people who are trying their best to improve their own and others relationships with God and not merely make Christianity a checklist of "do nots" which is what hypocritical Christians do. I refuse to let that be said of God's people who are trying their very best to not only spread the message, but act it out in the best way they know how to and to love the people to whom they teach it. I remind people that Christians do not claim to be perfect - in fact, it is the very basis of Christianity that were are NOT perfect. They are honestly trying their very best to be the best Christians they can, and if I do say so myself, their efforts are commendable. Hypocritical is not a word I would begin to use to describe Freed. I don't know why someone would be so bitter to have such a skewed perspective.
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