College Senior 2012-07-12T21:42:19Z
It is difficult being an English major because although you only have 10 required courses for the major, 5 of them must be at a 300-400 level, which is very challenging. The English professors are also very critical about your writing and really strive to make you a better writer.
College Junior 2012-07-12T20:37:02Z
Buses Are Great If You Need Them – The public transportation is usually pretty reliable for the Consortium schools in Worcester. Most of the times, the buses arrive on time, and they take you to all the different colleges, as well as nearby malls and shopping outlets. It's great for underclassmen who don't have cars, but the transportation system does have its drawbacks. Sometimes the bus drivers are not always clear about their bus schedule, and will tell students that the bus will arrive at a certain time, when in all actuality they are wrong. Students can easily be waiting outside at the bus stop for an hour wondering how they are going to get back to campus. Other than that, the transportation does really help get students off campus to see different scenery.
College Junior 2012-07-12T20:31:59Z
Nightlife around Worcester is definitely a great experience, especially if you are coming from a small town with no city life. However, going to school in Worcester, like any other city, really appeals to people who are 21 and over because most of the clubs are not accessible to 18+ after a certain hour. This drawback causes a lot of underclassmen to search for parties elsewhere, either off campus or on campus. Assumption College Campus police have hawk eyes from Thursday to Saturday night, making it impossible to even go to a party just to socialize. Many Freshmen, and sophomores end up going off campus to WPI to find a party and to meet new people.
College Junior 2012-07-12T18:51:26Z
Guys & Girls:
People on Campus – The assumption campus is more boys than girls but does not really feel that way. Most guys are atheletes. Because we are private school i find that a lot of students have a lot of money. sometimes the school can feel snobby or cliquey but there is a place for everybody to fit in somewhere.
College Junior 2012-07-12T18:49:43Z
Professors at assumption seem to be either a hit or a miss. I have had awesome ones that teach me a lot and I have had ones not so great. My english comp. teacher specifically did not teach anything about composition and she did not help me to learn anything new. It is kind of frustrating when you spend so much money for a class and get nothing out of it. But I have also had very awesome professors as well.
College Junior 2012-07-12T18:47:14Z
I have no problems with the nightlife on campus. There are some nights where nothing is happening but you can find that at any campus. Sometimes police are a little tight but they are doing their job. I find it easy enough to have a good time on the weekends on and off campus.
College Senior 2012-07-12T18:47:10Z
The housing lottery at Assumption can be disappointing. I wouldn't get your hopes up. I have never gotten the room I want but I do get the next best thing. On the bright side housing is guarenteed all 4 years at Assumption. The space and size are great and reasonable.
College Junior 2012-07-12T18:44:01Z
Being the accounting major so far has been fine. I am only in my second year of the major so I do not have quite the experience as older students. I have however had issues with acedimic advisors. My first advisor was not in the business department therefore could not really direct me in the direction i needed to go. Once i switched to an accounting advisor it was then told that there were things i should have previously done but i was unaware. It would have been a lot easier to have been originally assigned a business/accounting advisor.
College Senior 2012-07-12T18:41:02Z
There are a lot of computer labs located in many building of Assumption. I have never had to wait to use a computer before. The internet while using my personal computer can be frustrating though. The internet can be really slow or not even work at all.
College Junior 2012-07-12T18:40:46Z
Assumption has the perfect amount of strictness.They make sure that you are not doing anything illegal or out of line but they still leave room for fun. I believe they keep us in line but are not overly commanding. I have no issues with it. The people who deserve to get in trouble generally do and those who are better behaved are understood.
College Senior 2012-07-12T18:38:38Z
Health & Safety:
Extremely Safe – Assumption makes me feel so safe. There is only one entrance to the college and it has a guard house. They check everyone that comes in. It's a small campus and help is available pretty much everywhere. The social atmosphere is friendly and kind. I've never felt so safe anywhere else.
College Senior 2012-07-12T18:35:13Z
It's a Hassle. I have received a great financial package from Assumption, which actually helped a lot when it came to decision time of where to attend college. Getting loans and grants is quite the hassle though. I always have to do it a few times before I even get it right and approved. It can be extremely frustrating.
College Senior 2012-07-12T18:32:30Z
It's Pretty Good Here. Assumption is a little pricey, but most would say it's worth the money. I'm extremely challeged in all of my classes and get the attention and help that I need. I have made great life long friends and can't wait to go back. There is also plenty of things to do. There is no such thing as perfect though. I have had some tough times first starting out. It was a lot to get used to in a short period of time, but I have no regrets.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-12T17:13:17Z
the entire campus is clean and a great environment to be in. Students have a great time around campus
College Junior 2012-07-11T00:54:28Z
Some Sports Are &Quot;Better&Quot; Than Others – Some sports are definitely looked as "better" at this school. It only seems that football and basketball matter. Nobody (especially the staff) cares about any of the other sports -- track and field, swimming, crew, etc. It sucks actually because I am part of the track team and I went to talk to the staff about changing the program/getting new coaches, but nobody seemed to care at all about my concerns.
College Junior 2012-07-11T00:50:38Z
Mostly White, but Still Diverse! Assumption has mostly white students, but there are still many black, Hispanic, and international students. Nobody segregates from them and everyone seems to get along on campus!
College Junior 2012-07-11T00:48:10Z
Mostly all of the kids stay on campus, and nobody seems to dislike this at all! Although there isn't any off-campus housing, nobody cares and everyone seems to want to stay on campus!!
College Junior 2012-06-12T22:18:00Z
Buses and Cabs – There is a Woo Bus which brings you to local food stores and target and other stores, very convient
College Junior 2012-06-12T22:16:33Z
Pretty Good Can Be Repetitive – The food is not that bad there are many options to choose from and they have all types of food and they always have opportunities for you to tell them how you like the food
College Junior 2012-06-12T22:12:56Z
Could Have Been More Smooth – The financial aid process is tough anywhere you got but Assumption gives out a decent amount of money to all students.
College Junior 2012-06-12T22:11:26Z
Guys & Girls:
Very Fun Campus – Everyone is really welcoming and nice here. They are all really involved and many activities are always going on throughout the year... very fun campus.
College Junior 2012-06-11T22:59:22Z
Excellent Recreation Center – The Recreation center is unbelievable and there are always activities and events there. It opens early and stays open late with expensive equipment and plenty of space. The Library has a great set-up based on how much silence you require to study with three floors.
College Junior 2012-06-11T22:56:41Z
Drinking Is Popular, and Few Drugs Are Used. There are only select, small groups of students who partake in drugs other than smoking marijuana, which also does not play a big part in campus life. The majority of students are involved in drinking more than any other substances.
College Junior 2012-06-11T22:48:31Z
Charlie's Is Good but Taylor Has Few Options. Charlies always has something new and excting to eat however Taylor Dining hall gets very repetitive and boring. There are some days when nothing looks appetizing to eat, especially on Fridays during Lent when no meat is provided anywhere on campus. Taylor can be good, however, when the student suggestions are taken and the school tries new items.
College Junior 2012-06-11T22:38:49Z
A Safe Campus That Provides Individualized Attention – The classes are interesting and the teachers know the names of all their students. Assumption has a five year masters program for many areas of study and a rigorous Honors Program. Most of the professors are very approachable and reasonable. My only criticism is how unreasonable campus safety and the RAs can be in the freshman dorms.
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