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The University of Rhode Island

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityC+
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueC University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Nov 11 2009
Major: Accounting (This Major's Salary over time)
I am a Freshman here at the University of Rhode Island. I was excited to come here, even though I got into a few better (academically) schools. However, my opinions have opinion on the school is negative after attending for a few months. This school is nowhere near the academic level that I would like to experience during college. Many freshman year courses are taught by graduate students who do not have the slightest clue on how to successfully teach a class. This annoyed me the most because the university lacks the principle aspects of academic that will improve the school tremendously. The classes also are not very challenging. I am looking to transfer into a better institution because of this.

The social life here is decent, although students basically need to go Greek to have a good time (Aside from athletes). I really haven't been to impressed with the parties because I have had a lot of experience with drinking and such in my high school years. Some may say this aspect of my life isn't positive, but I feel that my experiences in high school have allowed me to judge social life here in a more mature way because I have already experienced everything that is offered here in terms of parties. I really haven't been too impressed even though I have made some good friends. The dominant Greek life is somewhat annoying as well because if you are not a part of a frat or sorority, you basically are limited when it comes to parties.

The food here is a plus, with two dining halls. Usually great dinners, burgers and hot dogs are always served along with a tremendous sandwich station and soup and salad bar. Coffee's are decent along with tea. The omelet station is great, with a variety of vegetables and meats to add in. Definitely worth getting a meal plan. At the top of campus there are also some quality bagel, sub, calzone, and pizza places that all except the Ram Card (Student ID).

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