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Bennington College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityB-
Useful SchoolworkD Excess CompetitionD
Academic SuccessD Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueF University Resource UseD
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessD
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeD
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Violent, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Self Absorbed

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She cares more about Safety than the average student.
Date: Oct 08 2010
Major: Art & Design Department (This Major's Salary over time)
I started here a month ago, totally dreading it, and it's been even worse than I expected. I've learned nothing. I'm transferring to art school after this year because the school insists that I take mostly liberal arts classes instead of pursuing what I want. Academically, the philosophy that they advertise does not exist and the school is an absolute joke.

Socially, the place has made me absolutely suicidal. Unfortunately we do not have dorms so throwing oneself off the top story of any building would be totally useless. People are either absolute nerds or narcissistic "free-spirits" hell-bent on intimidating people by being absolutely as weird as possible. Parties are lame/contrived. You run into the same people every weekend dressed in the same American Apparel clothes talking about the same absolute BS and smoking hand-rolled American Spirits. There's also an intense sort of cult mentality that is seriously terrifying, especially in such a close-knit environment. I feel paranoid constantly about being murdered/raped/initiated into some sort of cult because of the weirdos fueled by weirder weirdos. I am by no means a conventional person but Bennington makes me want to go to a state school or community college just to escape the inbred, twisted Manson cult-type vibe I constantly perceive here. My advice: if you're level-headed and don't like bullshit, don't come here.

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