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Marlboro College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseC+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceC+ Social LifeF
Surrounding CityD+ Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Broken Spirit, Violent, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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He cares more about Safety than the average student.
Date: Jun 11 2014
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
Marlboro is a cross between Ivy-League academics and middle school drama. Everyone here is ranting about the education being wonderful - I admit that they are right. The professors are competent beyond your wildest dreams, especially the science and philosophy profs. You can study whatever you want - there is actual freedom. No one breathing down your neck in terms of what or how you study. If you are a recluse or about ten years order than your average student, then you will not mind it here.

Otherwise, be prepared for a dysfunctional codependent life full of teenage drama. There are some violent dudes on campus and sexual misconduct is a problem that is not addressed. The atmosphere is full of drugs, especially pot, and the administration makes you pay a soul-crushing five dollars to make up for it.

There is a reason that many people leave here and it is not just due to the coursework. It is because this school attracts a lot codependent and borderline students. You must bow down to the school's status quo, lest you be ostracized. You cannot question the students for their actions, and admin will do nothing to break up hostile situations. PNGs regularly show up again in their old dorm rooms. This atmosphere is a circus, and the climate of pathological narcissism is about as unbearable as the coursework.

Like I said, IF you are not concerned about all of the social hysteria,then I would go here and not worry about them. If you feel like you really want to come here because you want the BEST education, then try to live off-campus. Do not come here unless you have a license and an insured vehicle. Get yourself off campus as often as possible. Make more connections in Brattleboro then at school. Try to find a partner who does not attend and make sure that you are in absolute control of your own studies.

I believe students can succeed here, only those who have a social net established elsewhere or who do not mind blindly conforming and accepting abuse from others.

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