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Harding University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessC+ Creativity/ InnovationC+
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseD-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsD-
SafetyA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Male
ACT:29
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Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
University Resource Use
D-
Highest Rating
Faculty Accessibility
A
He cares more about Extra Curriculars than the average student.
Date: Mar 21 2012
Major: Mechanical Engineering (This Major's Salary over time)
Harding University is… frustrating. The University treats its students like little children (12 AM curfew, no shorts to class, blocked websites, signing out when you go home, many classes take attendance—just to name a few).

The Student body is generally acceptable to get along with, although there are many hardcore "Bible Thumpers" that will rub you raw.

The administration is a pathetic and unmoving bulwark of idiocy that stands in adamant opposition to the advancement of humanity. The fact that the aforementioned rules are enforced (and quite severely, to be honest) is a testament to this fact. Look up the "HUqueerpress" debacle for another example.

Chapel is an every day ordeal with forced attendance and fake worship. I leave every day feeling annoyed instead of

spiritually refreshed
—whatever the heck that is supposed to mean.

The IT department is quite pitiful. "Dormnet," the service wing of the IT department is full of people who don't have the slightest idea how to fix a computer issue. An acquaintance applied to work for them, was accepted, and was taken "at his word" that he knew how to deal with technology—he doesn't.

The internet sucks. Plain and simple. The first semester I attended Harding, our browsers were plagued with 404 errors and this strange "blue screen" that occurred when you were removed from browsing because of maxed-out bandwith. They finally purchased more, yet it is nigh on impossible to play Xbox Live with the horrific connection speeds.

The drainage system on campus is even abysmal. You walk through ankle-deep puddles all across campus during any intensity of rainfall.

The cafeteria is mediocre on a good day and outright disgusting on a bad day. It is difficult to eat healthy, as the quality of the healthy food is so poor it is difficult to consume. They often run out of the fresh fruit and vegetables, when they have them, and the "comfort food line" is rarely acceptable. It's possible, but difficult.

Bible classes are as one would expect at an hyper-conservative private Christian University in the South. There are 3 religion professors at this school who are known to provide high-quality lectures and are willing to talk about things from other view-points than just the simple-minded elementary Christian angle (Dr. Cox, Dr. Sandlin, Dr. Adair, if any are curious). However these three represent a weak minority of the Department of Bible.

The professors are, however, for the most part, genuinely good people who would rather help a student than take the easy road and fail them.

I know many people who love the University, I know many people who hate it but have limited options to move to another school (myself included). It is apparent to me that the majority of students tend to "put up with" the circus that is Harding.

Responses
response" A weak minority of the Department of Bible" and " acquaintance that didn't learn and get technology" …, why the *&^& do you go to Colgate or Yale asshole.
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