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Oak Hills Christian College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseC+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceD+ Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsD+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Apr 21 2004
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What makes Oak Hills Christian College good is the affordability. For a private instiution, you really are getting your money's worth when attending. Also, you could not ask for a more beautiful campus. It's on a lake, in the woods, just off the city limits of Bemidji and is really beautiful. However, the sad part is it's only accredited with the Association of Bible Colleges. Therefore, transferring without having a degree is really challenging if you were deciding to go to a public institution. Larger, private colleges have accepted credits and still do, even those without a degree earned—places like Northwestern College and Bethel in the Twin Cities. One thing I've noticed is that it really has a lot to offer, but needs a backbone in funding. The overall appearance of the college is declining due to out-dated buildings. Most money spent on fixing/up-keep has gone into 2 buildings that are the newer ones. Really, they need to wipe the slate clean and rebuild, but that needs funding. As an academic college, you are challenged to know what you believe and why and how to correctly express that. You are also encouraged to be all you can be. If at any time you struggle, the professors are reachable, appoachable, and work with you to create a solution. Majority of the issue is balancing your social life with your school life since the campus is so small. Those affiliated with Bible camps often come to Oak Hills and think of it as being very similar to a Bible camp. Majority of the student body has had a heavy background and major experiences, yet I am thinking that it's just part of this generation and think all colleges and universities have the same thing. In a Christian institution that prides itself on being inter-denominational, the students are encouraged to be in-tune with the Bible, interpret it, express what they believe, and grow. Spiritually, you will grow. Academically, there are very few classes that give busy work. These classes are found mainly in your general education classes like math, science, and history. That's hard to get around in those types of classes, but the profs do try to encompass the wide range of learning abilities and gear their classes to everyone. The theology classes and Bible classes have a lot of projects and papers. The papers are studied by most professors rather strongly in the grammatical and professional areas, but there are a handful of professors who care more about what the assignment, or class does for you than how well you can do sentence structure and spelling. If you are struggling, it's often thought that you face that before you attempt college, though being a Bible college there are resources for students. The resources include, but are not limited to: on-campus counseling, Bible Studies, counselor referrals, referrals to state-aide (i.e. MA, MN Care, etc.), and just 1:1 support offered from students' advisors in various programs. Looking back, I enjoyed my time and will soon finish my 4 yr B.A. there. Yet, given a change to go elsewhere I would because I don't think I want to get a liberal arts degree (like psychology) at an institution that is only accreditated with Association of Bible Colleges, though it is offered at Oak Hills.
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