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Kalamazoo College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Self Absorbed

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Date: Feb 07 2005
Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
I am in the middle of the winter quarter of my sophomore year, and I am on this website researching schools to transfer to. I have been considering transferring for over a year, and have finally made my decision. 'K' is not the right place for me, but that does not mean it isn't a good school.

'K' is a very very small school, and, despite Western's presence, it feels small, and so does the city. I am from a very large city (Phoenix, AZ) and I like being able to be anonymous sometimes- here, any gossip is all over campus immediately. I am also a fairly social girl- and here you are fairly stuck in the same group of people you met during freshman orientation, which is not always a bad thing, I just need more variation. The campus clears out over the weekends since a lot of people are from in-state or hide in their rooms and study all weekend. The workload is very difficult, but manageable, just don't overload! Professors are AMAZING, especially in the English department, and classes are usually interesting- though the general education requirements can be frustrating. Check out the school newspaper if you visit (2004-05), it's my baby. ;)

Basically, this could easily be the right school for you, it just isn't for me. If you like to be anonymous, are really social and need a varied group of friends, plan on living somewhere other than the midwest (trust me, most people away from here do not know what kalamazoo college is) and want a large amount of possibilities in majors, consider somewhere else. Also, don't be fooled by the study abroad program- if you really want to study abroad, you can do it anywhere- it just seems huge here because every junior goes- which causes a HUGE divide between classes. If you can't speak another language well, do not want to go to a third world country or are an art major, you are basically out of program choices. Good luck! If you have questions, feel free to comment.

questionHi! I got in to this college as a psych major and I just have a couple of questions! First, how stressful is the workload, especially in English/Writing classes? Are dorms well built? Also I know that the faculty is really caring at k college, but is the school a good fit for me if I like being close to professors and like to hang out with two or three people, have no trouble making new friends, but do not like to be noticed by too many people(like to be anonymous)? Thank you so much in advance!
responseGive Harding University an application and consideration, Our campus welcomes transfers and you will be happy visiting , accepted. "Don't burn your bridges."
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