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Kalamazoo College

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Educational QualityB- Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkD+ Excess CompetitionD+
Academic SuccessC- Creativity/ InnovationD
Individual ValueD+ University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD+ FriendlinessF
Campus MaintenanceD+ Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsF
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Afraid, Broken Spirit

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Date: Oct 14 2009
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I pray that by reviewing K College that I can save at least one innocent person so that they don't have to go there. In all honesty, this school is a farce. I went there to play a varsity sport (I won't say which out of respect to the coach, who was a very likable guy) and was so blown away by this complete and utter joke of a school. I have since transferred to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (after only 2/3 of a year at kzoo), and thank the good Lord every day that I am here.

First of all, the school itself. It is a pretty campus; however, it is also roughly the size of my backyard. Do not be fooled by people telling you that going to a small school is an advantage- 3 of my 4 classes at U of M are under 30 students. Also, there is absolutely NOTHING to do. No rec center, no on campus eateries, no arcades, movie theaters, unions, clubs, parties, the weight room is open until like 9 oclock, and believe it or not, so is the Burger King at the end of campus. Please explain that one to me.

The student body is also an eclectic group of weirdos. There are probably the same amount of weirdos at Michigan, but there are also 22,000 normal people to dilute them. By weirdos, I mean people that wear top hats every day (no joke) or those that wear their computer gaming headset down to dinner (I wish that was a joke). For all the guys interested in the school, don't count on ever seeing an attractive girl, unless you head over to western. Girls, most of the guys at kalamazoo like each other. In all honesty, the school has to be 40-50% gay.

I cannot sing the praises of U of M high enough after having lived through such an experience. Oh and not to mention the fact kzoo is nearly twice the price of michigan, and you receive about 3% of what you would here. By all means, feel free to email me with any questions- I would be more than happy to answer them. I cannot stand by while this institution continues to deceive prospective students.

questionHello! I've been researching colleges and had K-Zoo in my Top list. Since you obviously have an opinion and sound like you know what you're talking about, I'd love for you to tell me more about your experience.. If you don't mind, just email me. _email_removed_
responseIn all honesty it sounds like you're a close-minded, judgemental jock.
commentFor the boy and his original comment: I'm sorry that you feel you need to express some sort of pride by exploiting your ignorance and common misconceptions of life's essential thought process while trying to big up your rudeness when really you seem to fit all stereo types. I hope you may evolve and I would imagine you are trying already
Please email me more, _email_removed_ was seriously considering this school, but now I need an honest answer and examples of why the school is so unfavorable. Can't wait to here from you!
commentI am an alumna (K'09) and I wanted to give some of my experience to add some nuance to this comment. I loved my experience at K—from social life to academics—and based on the freshman classes I've seen come and go, it sounds like this commenter is one of maybe 3% of each incoming class. This 3% are made up of people who don't necessarily try to get involved right away in campus life, and in such a small school, if you don't jump in right away, you may miss your chance to get on the social scene and have a rough time from there. I think in most cases if you give it a shot, you'll find your niche and have a great time. That being said, each person has their own needs and expectations from college and I'm glad this young man found a place he felt more comfortable.
questionHi, Thank you for posting your experience. I have bad grades and asked my counsellor to suggest an insurance/safety university and she suggested Kalamazoo. Hence, I wanted to know, should I apply here as an insurance (is it worth it judging by your experience) or is there any other university I should apply to instead which is a little better and is a good safety school.
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