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Kalamazoo College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeC
Surrounding CityB- Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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She cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Jan 19 2004
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
(I am starting with the bad stuff, but I have loved this school. Read on)

I was initially disappointed when I came to "K" College, for two basic reasons. First, the caliber of the students coming in the first year did not meet my expectations - they were scared, rather closed minded, and I had to search high and low to find anyone that seemed genuinely passionate about what they were learning. Second, despite what anyone tells you about the abundance of entertainment opportunities available in Kzoo, the city is small. Yes, there are things to do if you look (and many students don't have much time play anyway), but it is NOT a big city, or even much of a medium city, and the downtown is focused on upper class Grand Rapids types, not college students.

But now that I'm in the end of my senior year, I'm amazed at what this school has done for me, or what it has facilitated to help me do myself. I've internshiped everywhere, TAed, taken really challenging classes in a variety of departments, run a research lab, lived in Philadelphia… you name it. I can honestly say that I have been able to do more and achieve more than pretty much any of my friends at big state schools, including the high-reputation ones like the University of Michigan. Rock on, K College.

The best thing about this school is the faculty, hands down. Whenever I ever got down about the students (and yes, if you are expecting diversity, IT AIN'T HERE! For the most part, a bunch of mindlessly liberal white kids), I remembered that I was thrilled about the faculty. The faculty is why I came here - and they have been endlessly supportive, and challenging, and worth the time and effort.

And the students, of course, get better, like at any other university. They find (most of them) what they like and do it, and they get happy and confident. Class discussions get better as the years go on!

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