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Alma College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueC University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC+ FriendlinessD-
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsA+
SafetyA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Arrogant, Self Absorbed

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She cares more about Excess Competition than the average student.
Date: Aug 24 2017
Major: Communications (This Major's Salary over time)
The three years that I have spent on this college campus were the most challenging years of my life. I am a person of color and though I am labeled as a senior I refuse to finish my last year here. There are various problems with the school and how they treat students of color, L.G.B.T.Q+, disability, and low financial status. Where do I even begin! For students with disabilities involving mobility issues, there is only one mobility scooter on the whole campus of which you can use until 5 pm,there are only about 7 automatic door buttons that actually work on the whole campus, and even though they have dorm rooms for people with disabilities there are only one per floor and no elevators to reach the other two rooms. For students of the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community there are far more close-minded students and faculty then there are open-minded ones. Between students tearing the signs off of the "inclusive" bathrooms, to teachers bullying you because they don't want to acknowledge you by your preferred name. For students of color, I'm not saying that you are automatically going to be discriminated against, but you are going to have to work a lot harder to get through this experience. You'll have to watch how you carry yourself around others because there are many people around here that will quickly label you as a threat. Many will be quick to confirm stereotypes based on your actions and many of the staff will judge you for it. It is best for you to network throughout the school so you can obtain a somewhat comfortable experience. Finally, if you cannot afford the tuition I highly recommend you stay away from this school. To them, there is such thing as too many scholarships despite how many they say you are qualified for they will only allow a few. They force you to take expensive spring terms (that can't be covered by financial aid). And asking the business office for help is practically impossible they will highly recommend you apply for a loan despite what you tell them. All the school wants is your money they throw random charges and if you are offered a refund they find ways to charge you more to keep your money. (charged me a $67 spring fee WTF is a spring fee I wasn't even on campus). They don't even use the money to fix up the school, with all the mold, cracked walls and ceilings, not up to code themed housing, multiple insect infestations, and their very low maintenance response times. I could go on and on but that's not even the half of it, on a good note you will make a lot of friends and it is possible to have a social life on campus they try to provide trips and things to do but, honestly you will need a car to have fun elsewhere.
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