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Harding University

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Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionD+
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeD-
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsD-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Arrogant, Approachable, Broken Spirit, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant

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Date: Mar 11 2010
Major: Political Science (This Major's Salary over time)
I was raised in a Church of Christ my whole life, even though my parents were politically liberal. My older brother went to Harding and had some good things to say about it as well as some bad. I mostly ended up going because I was offered a good scholarship, didn't really know where else to go (the whole 'choosing a college thing can be intimidating for an 18 year old), and I was used to being around generally conservative Christians.

To anyone considering attending Harding University, I urge you to go somewhere else.

If you're serious about learning, Harding is not the place for you. The courses are limited in selection and aren't challenging. The Honors program is a joke- there are classes that are discussion based, but discussion is severely limited. The professors are mediocre in their fields, and research opportunities are nonexistent. Teachers don't have tenure, and do not feel free to express their true beliefs/opinions, even on their own subject.

If you are serious about being a Christian while in school, don't go to Harding. This might strike some as odd, but Harding has killed so many peoples personal faith. The doctrine taught to- no, drilled into the heads of- the students is fundamentalist to the extreme. Teachers are forced to teach from a perspective that is irrational and uncompromising, and takes pride in being those things. The religion taught at Harding has no place in the real world, and I never met a student who subscribed wholly to it. Don't go to Harding to escape the party school atmosphere. Kids at Harding are just normal kids, no more righteous than anyone else. Sex and partying still happens. Furthermore, by insulating yourself from 'the real world,' you are just going to be unprepared when you finally rejoin it.

If you aren't really serious about anything and you just want a degree, don't go to Harding. Its stifling environment and strict rules will make you miserable. Go somewhere where you can be an adult, not be treated like a little kid.

Thats about it. I could probably write a great deal more, and share stories that would shock and horrify prospective students. The only possible justification for getting a degree there is if you are a bible major who is planning on traveling back in time to preach during the 1950s in the deep South.

responseThe Religion taught at Harding is bascially to give students a fopundation of Christian life and teaching, who the heck ever said in one class, twice weekly you are going to get something that " won't kill people's faith, fundamentalist to the extreme and not wholly follwed by ayone." this is really thoughtless in that 1. You probably selected the wrong major. You are clearly obsessed about window watching and the personal lives of thers. 2. While not reading out of the book, Jesus told His believers" My yoke is easy and my burden is light." Maybe you ought to just geth to the relaity, that you had unrealistic never burgeoning expectation of your peers and own choices. The way you used Church life and history of the Church, you would make a great media, advertising or religious studeies student. God knows as horrible as "Fundamentalist exteme, uncaring, unpracticing students are… your divided house should stand. " Good luck in all your endeavours!
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