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Harding University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB- Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkC- Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationD
Individual ValueF University Resource UseC+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeD+
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Nov 08 2004
Major: Music - Performance (This Major's Salary over time)
There have already been some very good abstract reviews, so here are some more specific examples:

Very Good:

The unique feature of Harding is the faculty's warm interest in their student's personal lives. I would be surprised to find a university where you can become close friends with your professors. You attend church with them, go to their parties, watch their children, are invited to call them after hours and even to drop by unexpectedly.

Very Bad:

However, the institution treats people like dirt, and has no respect for people's time. Chapel attendance is required daily at 9 am, Bible class is required every semester (you pay 3 hours tuition for this while music major's core courses are worth only 1 - 2 hours), and there is a broad list of behaviors that will get you kicked out. As a brief example of the types of rules implemented here, hair and shorts (pants) length is regulated in the student handbook, and enforced daily by administrators. Drinking any amount of alcohol at any time at any place will get you expelled. The dean will also insist that you leave school if you are a male with a pierced ear and refuse to remove your earring.

Most people here would call themselves conservative, yet the belief-system is far too stodgy for the true sense of the world. If you want to see what conservative America might have looked like during the red scare, then this is the place. My experience has been a paradox of professors challenging people to rise to new ideas and to change the world on an individual level while being repressed and assimilated into a collective on an institutional level.

In a final ironic twist, the founder of the school James A. Harding who was known for his challenging ideas, refusing to give in to political and religious pressures, and sported a thick beard probably would not have gotten on well here.

commentEveryone knows chapel was a requirement … Harding gave me plenty of professional qualities we would not have received at other Universities.
commentI know your achievements, promotions are deserved. I grew up in Conservative states and regions and see the campus to be more then a think tank for people who can't handle the outcome or possibility of the unknown. I feel the families and fellow students are prying and nosy of their fellows at times, let's acknowledge it's not mopst of the student enrollment and their friend sand relatives that are extinct buffalo alumnae.
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