would recommend against coming to RWU. I acknowledge that this
school may be the perfect place for some, but I
can't say that I am amongst those. My grievances with
the school lie in the poor social life, “cliquish” high
school extracurriculars, poor undergraduate advising, and the bureaucracy.
parties at RWU are off-campus, but are usually broken up
so it is pointless to go to them. Therefore, if
you are a big-parties I would advise you not to
come here. If you liked social “cliques” in high school
then you will love RWU. For example, I was in
debate but quit after it became apparent that it felt
more like a high school extracurricular than the “typical high
school experience.” I did not want to do activities just
to fill time and make myself attractive to prospective colleges
which is essentially what I did by joining debate. Therefore,
it was time-consuming and very unenjoyable.
As a Freshman,
I understand that I can not declare a major. I,
however, did fill out a form prior to Preview that
specified my interest as history and that I would be
paired up with someone from the history department. What I
got, however, was a biology advisor and felt mislead from
day one. I hardly ever talk to my advisor about
stuff relating to declaring majors, courses, etc. as she does
not know anything outside of what is necessary for bio.
majors. Therefore, I have learned only to rely on myself
in finding out what courses I need for my major.
The bureacracy here true to what the Princeton Review
reports is definitely a nightmare. Finding the right person to
talk to about a specific economic problem is very difficult.
For that very reason, it is best to look elsewhere
if you want a smooth transition to college.
I can't wait to transfer to another college. If you
want a school that has a good academic reputation along
with a good social scene, go elsewhere!