think I know who the previous poster is; I think
we had Spanish together in Spring â€™09. Regardless, I do
agree with her completely.
I am 22 years old
and I had to transfer from George Mason for economic
reasons. The only university I could afford was in my
hometown where UMW is. I was supposed to be a
senior but they made me a junior again. I was
supposed to transfer in with 97 credits but apparently, UMW
administrators felt the need to decide which classes I actually
learned something in rather than giving me, and GMU, the
benefit of the doubt. Because of this, It would have
taken me to Spring of 2011 to actually finish up
al the while, I realistically should have graduated a month
ago. Transfer students should avoid this school.
Even though this
is a liberal arts school, they shamelessly force on students
that already done the time. Even though I was attempting
a Bachelors of Science at GMU, they still felt the
need to force foreign language on me to which I
attempted twice (with earnest effort) and still got Dâ€™s both
times. I explained my situation to me Advisor and the
Dean of Academics but both were hardly sympathetic towards me.
Additionally, even though I studied 4 to 8 hours a
day for my classes, I still ended up getting Dâ€™s
and Câ€™s in my classes all the while, I knew
students that only studied half of the hours I did
and did way better than me. A senior with a
3.3 GPA doesnâ€™t just start doing badly but apparently, I
â€œshould haveâ€ studied an hour for every credit I took
as if I didnâ€™t already hold other responsibilities already (i.e.
Finally, I do agree with the last poster
that many (not all) of the students at UMW do
seem pretty sheltered. Many of them hold no job (which
therefore pay no bills), stay on campus vast majority of
the time and barley study anyway which amazes me since
they still manage to do well. On a related note,
the Dean told me that I wanted to do better,
I should only work 10 a week at most â€œlike
other student do.â€ As if 10 hours paid anything let
alone any job hiring you for those hours anyway. The
students here are nice but they are barley getting a
real world experience at this school; the academics at UMW
apply shielding yourself with a textbook at the time rather
than doing anything hands-on or practical.
Overall, if one
has been at UMW since their first or second year,
they will probably do well but for those who transfer
in and/or commute, their going to have a hard time
succeeding. Iâ€™m going to my local community college to become
a registered nurse, this school was a waste of my
time and has been a constant stressor in my life.
I am glad Iâ€™m never going back to this school. Sorry for being bitter but donâ€™t judge unless you experience.