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Marymount Manhattan College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityF
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceD Social LifeB-
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsB+
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Date: Apr 23 2009
Major: English (This Major's Salary over time)
Marymount Manhattan College is just like any other college . It has its good points and bad points. Starting with the bad first , Marymount charges you an arm and leg in school fees but you never see where all that money is going. For example , students pay about 150—200 dolars in technology fees but the technology at the school , especially at the freshmen dorms, are beyond uncepptable. The internet connections at the dorms rarley work continiously. At least once every day the connections is brooken and whatever research or homework I was doing had to wait a good hour or two until it decides to reconnect. Keep in mind , that there have been DAYS when I have not been able to use the internet at all. My computer is brand new and keep it updated- it is not my computer. I also have 6 roomates and we all have the same problem. One would think that after paying an outrageous fee IT department(technology assistance) would eb able to help but all they do is tinker on your computer and say"You're good to go." The problem, hwoever , is never resolved. All six of my roomates , including myself , have complained and each time IT promises to come down to the dorms to looka t the ports but they have never came. I have been waiting on someone for over a month.

My next issue is that the school forces you to buy a 1,000 meal plan if you live on campus. First of all , the food selection is terriable. You can either order unhealthy and subpar food from ONE resturant with a rude staff or you can eat at the cafe in Marymount which is the worst choice . The food at Marymount but taste good , depending on the day , but you first have to order it from a inpatient , buy it from rude and smart-mouthed cashiers, and then , once you settle down to eat it , it is quite possiable that you'll find bugs in it.A month ago a girl reported finding maggots in her yogurt and just 3 weeks ago i found a dead fly in my salad. After finding dead animals in my food and growing tired of one particular rude cashier, who instead of focusing on the customer in front of her likes to yell down the line for people to order and often is smart with them when they arent quick enough to respond , i decided not to eat from the school's cafe or visit its coffe bar known as Java City. SO i paid for a 1,000 meal plan that i cannot use because I do not wish to eat dead animals and don't like to be yelled at cashiers.

Now , on to the postive. The teachers here , at least 8 out of ten , are amazing. A lot of peopel say that , unless your a dance or acting major , you dont receive your money's woth and that is simply not true. I'am an English/Acting major and the English department is simply wonderful. The teachers truly know their craft and are very helpful and challenging. You might not like their class at the time but they do prepare you for a career. Each department has its qualfied and talented teachers. It dosent matter if you are a Science Major or an Acting major; the etacher are more then qualfied and more then ready to help you.

So overall , the only thing Marymount reall has going for it is it's teacher , most of whom have taught at elite schools like NYU and Harvard. It is a great liberal arts school , for a well rounded education. However , the school

is school needs to hire a staff that is not rude. They should also invest in a capable IT department who knows is not lazy and knows what they are doing. Btter yet , they should used that technology fee to do so. Lastly, they should no charge an arm and a leg for a mean plan and dorming. The food they offer is downright unhealthy and extremley expensive; 10 dolars for a lunch contaminated with dead bugs? The dorms are over-crowded and not worth the 12,000 price tag.

  • p.s- except for the teachers , Marymount is seriously lacking and until these problems are resolved , your money would be better spent elsewere.
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