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Hampden Sydney College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeC
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Feb 21 2008
Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)
Hampden Sydney is no doubt a great school however there are allot of problems with it. Allot of these other reviews make Hampden Sydney look as if it is a gentlemens school which is just booze, girls, and guns… which it is really. Last year however there was a very large drug bust and the campus is now crawling with every kind of cop. sheriffs, state, Longwood cops, ABC cops, and even DEA now. Since the bust the wide spread all out partying which has made Hampden Sydney so famous is now dead. A rather unfortunate year to starts going here.

No doubt that the best thing about Sydney is the friends. You build a great bond with the guys living around you. These other guys will tell you the all male campus is crawling with girls on the weekend… not completely true. I certainly still see at parties a 3 to 1 ration so still more guys. The girls who do come usually are girlfriends, or some girl from your high school who you invited to come visit. I dont enjoy begging for girls to come and visit me. Longwood University girls come sometimes but it doesn't take them long to stop coming either. When it comes to academics Hampden Sydney is excellent. Teachers are always willing to help you. Problem is…the academics are to Hard. Allot people you know will dropout. When you first arrive you are told

to look too your right and then look to your left. One of you three wont be here for graduation
And they werent kidding. Highest drop out rate ever. If you are going to enjoy college and have fun, good chance your going to fail out. Getting the grade of B here is like getting an A+ somewhere else. Very difficult if your trying to transfer like many of my friends are. The school makes the honor code look like a big bad giant, it isnt really. I understand what it represents but it just forces students to cheat and lie and get use too never telling anyone what they did. The surrounding town sucks ass of course, we are right outside Farmville Virginia so what do you expect really. If your one of those real smart guys you'll probley enjoy Sydney, but you'll be bothered by the drunk guys in your room on a Tuesday night screaming…haha. The school is considered a gentlemens school. It use to be. It use to sell tobacco and alcohol let you smoke in dorms etc… The school is starting to modernize causing it to loose its old gentlemens look. We still have a gun locker on campus but probley for not much longer. Most other schools would be amazed with what we were allowed to do a year ago. But with DEA breathing down the schools neck and NARC agents in the student body what can they do. School also is pissed at the frats because they were part of most of the drug bust, so school is closing down frats like crazy. Most dont even have their party licenses anymore. They make the football games here sound so big and important.. but they really arent. Most of the people I know dont go or go for a couple minutes. People are suppose to wear a blazer but I use to be the prepiest prepster at my high school and I dont even give a dam about it. Hampden sydneys alumni connections are strong but not as strong as they make it to look. For me I honestly dont want to be struggling to stay in school when I'm paying 38K a year to go here. For me ill be transferring to a bigger school. Best things are the friends and the awesome professors. Problems are lack of girls, surrounding town, and the rather absent large-scale party scene. With out the good old days the school has very little to offer other than extremely challenging academics that are more or less likely to cause you to drop/fail out. If you want big parties and lots of girls go to a BIGGER school… and save your parents the 38K a year.

And these other reviews? These guys must be from the good old days or are members of the student senate? they sound very cheesy.

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