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Hofstra University

Jan 18, 2021
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Hofstra is a Long Island university that appeals to spoiled, arrogant, self-entitled, annoying, vacuous and vapid brats. The classes are nowhere near as rigorous as other highly reputed colleges and universities and it is extremely expensive for what you get out of it. The faculty can be very hit or miss and the administration is interested in only one thing and that is taking your money and as much of it as they can. Do NOT be taken in by Hofstra's marketing literature and campaigns! There is a reason it is ranked in a tie for 160th in national universities. That means its peer universities don't think much of it. I am an alumnus who used to help recruit for Hofstra in a program called HART and after being removed from the program the year after I was its Alumni recruiter of the year, I started seeing Hofstra without my rose-colored glasses and realized I could no longer recommend my own alma mater. In the years since, I've done all I can to convince prospective students and their parents to look elsewhere. Hofstra is a waste of your time, talents and money.

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Richland College

Jan 14, 2021
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The advising at the Dallas College Richland Campus is horrible. The music advisors place students that are not qualified in the program to fill chairs for $$$$. Students are put in 100 - 161 credit hours. The Associate's Degree is only 60 hours. 66 is the maximum number of credit hours that will transfer to a 4 year university. All attempted hours count. At 150 hours Texas Universities charge residents the much higher out of state tuition. At 180 hours financial aid ends. The problem has been swept under the rug for years. It is a bloodbath for the students, their paying parents and the taxpayers. The end result is few graduate or transfer from the Richland Campus Music Department. Of those few that transfer to a 4 year university only a tiny fraction graduate. Students' academic careers are ended and they do not get any skills in a music department that will lead to gainful employment.

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Kenyon College

Jan 14, 2021
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Great experience

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University of Wisconsin Platteville

Jan 13, 2021
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Honestly was really a great school for the most part back before COVID when all classes were in person. Since COVID has struck and classes gone online they have very quickly gone downhill and handing the situation very poorly for learning quality.

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Calvin College

Jan 12, 2021
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My son graduated from Calvin in 2017. His choice to attend Calvin was one of the wisest decisions he made. His major was biochemistry. He was also a student athlete as a runner for Calvin. This University ( 2019-2020) is an amazing institution of higher education. Student to faculty ratio, environment that stresses diversity and supports a high degree of integrity , a great place to grow as a young adult. Calvin is not a party school. Calvin prepared my son to move into his chosen career. He is currently in his 4th year of a 5 year PhD program in Medicinal Chemistry on a fully funded PhD at the University of Michigan. Based on his undergraduate degree he had four full ride offers for PhD programs, including the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota. He had a great four years at Calvin and has made life long friends. Calvin is in a great location in Grand Rapids for midwestern travel to campus.

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