biggest mistake I ever made was choosing to go to
UMass Dartmouth. The nursing program is one of the best
in the state, but it is absolutely not worth the
crappy experiences I have had so far.
is disgusting, cement all over the place covered in stains
and mold. The dorms are grostesque, the bathrooms are rarely
cleaned—and not well at that. The freshmen dorms are borderline
unliveable. The carpets reak and are stained all over, I
was placed in a forced quad(used to be a common
room) with 3 roommates that had nothing in common with
me or eachother.
The campus is not well kept
or well lit. At night as a female I did
not feel safe walking across campus and security was almost
never around for safe rides. My car was vadalized several
times at the end of the year resulting in several
hundred dollars worth of damage, none of which the school
covered. IF you plan on going to this school, DO NOT bring your car.
There is nothing to do
off campus besides the occasional ride to Providence, but the
club trips are not worth the trouble. The drug and
alcohol policy only applies to certain residents, and I know
people who have stayed out of trouble after being caught
several times and many people who get in trouble once
or twice and were punished to the max of the
All in all, I am trying my hardest
to transfer to another school, but it is extremely difficult
as a nursing major to transfer after freshmen year! DON'T
make the same mistake as I did!