College Senior 2013-05-20T21:37:21Z
My school is very diverse. There's many different types of people at my school. Some from all over the world. Since my school is in the city it has many types of people. Everyone is accepted and kind to each other.
College Senior 2013-05-20T21:34:52Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The financial aid process is very long and somewhat difficult. The education I am getting is definitely worth the tuition. Although the financial aid I receive is decent I would like my school to have more scholarships to give me for being an honor roll student.
College Senior 2013-05-20T21:30:24Z
Love my major (Entertainment Management). It's awesome! Most of the learning is hands on. The professors work or have worked in the field an have many connections. I chose this school because of the major and I'm glad I did.
College Senior 2013-04-28T20:52:26Z
There is no gym, sports teams or athletic centers at my school. If you're an athlete you will have to find a gym in the city that you pay for each month to join. This stinks because you have to pay more money to some company because your school does not offer these resources. The library contains many resources and there are many activities that take place on campus. There should be more ways to meet students though. They should do this through activities and more school events.
College Senior 2013-04-28T20:47:41Z
Our career center is incredible. They have many connections with different people and organizations throughout Boston. They help students get internships and jobs right after they graduate. The teachers that work at the career center are helpful and genuinely care about their students.
College Senior 2013-04-28T20:45:14Z
My school is focused on your career. They make sure most of the classes you are taking are directly related to your career. For example, I am an Entertainment Major and taking a science course would be pointless for me. So, I don't need to take a science class since my major involves business, management, accounting and entertainment.
College Senior 2013-04-28T20:41:48Z
There are plenty of computers at my school but if you want to print something you can only print from 5 of the computers that are not located in the library. There is always someone on each computer that you are able to print on. You have to pay to make copies of something but the wireless access and internet connection is good.
College Senior 2013-02-22T15:18:51Z
Since the school is located in the city there are easy ways for the school and yourself to get jobs and internships, they have helped me with getting both jobs and internships very quickly.
College Senior 2012-10-24T15:35:56Z
I think the student body is average. People are friendly but at the Middleboro campus people are coming from their day-time jobs so they mostly want to get in and get their work done. Most people are friendly though and the class discussions are good.
College Senior 2012-10-24T15:33:42Z
The first online course I took was very helpful. The work load was pretty heavy but the professor was really great. She explained everything and was available for questions and concerns at all times. I learned a lot about the subject matter and about the LMS.
College Junior 2012-08-30T02:08:02Z
Responsibility, Hardworking, Independent – My major is really good when it comes to handling work and being the school that needs to be on top for everything. We have a lot of internships that are set for us and our jobs as the students is to go out and find those internships. That's where the independence comes and try to keep those internships and that is where the hardworking and the responsibility comes as well.
College Junior 2012-08-30T02:02:09Z
Unreliable, Slow, Unorganized – Our computers usually don't really work as well as we want them to work. Their either die out or the printer needs to restart or the printer ddoesnt work at all. A lot of students don't really get their work done because of this problem.
College Junior 2012-08-30T01:57:54Z
Sociable, Energetic, Capitivating – The school has a lot of lounges that we can go to and also we have a lot of friends that stay in dorms so it's great! We have a lot of stores we can go to, also a lot of food places and we just have a really good vibe and energy from the students here at Bay State College.
College Junior 2012-08-30T01:51:03Z
Availability, Style, Dignity – Although we may not have any sports, we still have a lot of things that can make up for the sports like fashion shows, open mic nights, dances, parties. But hopefully we can get some sports in to the school so the students can get into shape and do what sport they love to do.
College Junior 2012-08-30T01:43:36Z
Opportunities, Drive, Ambition – This school made me realize that their are a lot of opportunities at Baystate College and that anything is possible with being at the school. I got deans list and it was with the support my professors gave me and the drive and ambition that I had as well.
College Senior 2012-08-15T14:24:50Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Start Working on Early. Don't wait till last minute to do tuition and financial work.
College Junior 2012-08-13T22:03:45Z
Not worth the time and headache – I moved from out of state to attend Bay State somewhat knowing what I was getting myself into from reading previous reviews. I lived on campus and majored in Fashion Merchandising. To sum things I up, I only stayed ONE semester. I'll break things down piece by piece....
Dorms/Cafeteria: The location of the dorms are wonderful, I ended up living in 164 Marlborough. However, the area isn't really for college students. A lot of older, wealthy people live in the surrounding area and they aren't very welcoming. We were told at the beginning of the year that a security person would be by the front door 24/7, that lasted for about the first five days after move-in and said person was never to be seen again for the rest of the semester. I had three other roommates, four of us total. The room was big, I was told we lucked out and got one of the largest rooms of all. There was plenty of space and the room was clean. The bathroom was a different story. It was very unclean, had two showers and a toilet that wasn't covered by anything so you couldn't use the bathroom if anyone was in the shower and vise versa. The only microwave in the basement was only accessible by walking down very narrow, very deep set of stairs and the microwave was disgustingly dirty. After about a month it began to smell and no one took care of that. The floor around it was covered in old food that sat there all semester. The cafeteria was disgraceful, the food was HORRIBLE and if you lived in the dorms you has no choice but pay for the plan that allowed you two meals a day. I probably ate about 4 meals a week there. The staff looked like they had walked out of prison and were very rude. One time I waited to be served because everyone was on their cell phones and if something ran out they didn't re-make it and you heard was a rude, "It's all out and we're not making more." I would have rather taken that $5 a meal (that's about what it averages out to) and went to subway and got a foot long sub. Overall, please DO NOT live in the dorms, it really is a waste of money. Get an apartment in a more student-friendly area. ALSO, once you pay for the dorms you pay for ALL YEAR, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you want to leave after one semester you have to be put on a "refund list". This basically means that someone has to take your spot in order for you to get your money back (ex: if your fifth on the "list" there has to be at LEAST five people moving in the following semester). Don't ask about this list though because it is only in their minds. I went through this "list" process and it really was such a headache. I had to end up PAYING to stay somewhere else for two weeks in order to be higher on the "list" so I didn't just lose $6,000 the next semester since I was no longer going to be attending Bay State.
Academics: I majored in Fashion Merchandising Management (FMM), along with girls who thought being able to put an outfit from American Eagle meant you were destined to work in fashion. It frustrated me a lot because I was very passionate about my career path and felt that others took it as a joke. The teachers may be knowledgeable but they don't actually have (much) experience in the fields their teaching. One thing Bay State does is lure you in by telling having the career counselor, TerrI Mahn, tell students stories about great success and fashion shows, stories that I have learned aren't true. Yes, she does let students know of volunteer opportunities but they end up being very unorganized and most students from Bay State end up sitting at said events rather than volunteering. Bottom line, Bay State and Boston isn't really the place for those we truly want to work in fashion. You need to be with teachers who have real world experience and in a place (like NYC) where fashion actually IS. Also, if you truly want it you need to be around other students who want it just as bad, not ones who could cares less. ALSO, they will tell you that your credits will transfer to FIT but they DO NOT, only pre-requs such as english, math, etc MAY transfer, no fashion classes though.
I ended up leaving Bay State after one semester and now I will be attending FIT in the fall, a decision that is so much better for my future. The best thing Bay State gave me was one of my roommates became one of the best friends. Please really consider choosing a different school, one that can give you the real college experience and better opportunities for your future, especially those wanting to go into the fashion industry.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-06T15:50:41Z
It Was Okay. classrooms could be upkept a little more and given more time for students to get to each building.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-06T15:46:37Z
I Like My School and It Works for Me. i enjoy the college and the experience i have been having.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-06T05:10:26Z
Hard Workers – The Students are a mix of older working students and your normal expected college students.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-06T04:27:32Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Tuition Planning Needs Help – The education is top notch, but the tuition process could use some help. Though most of the workers in the financial aid office are friendly and know what they are doing, there was much to be desired when I received my bill in the spring and was told they had made a mistake processing my bill and i owed more than they originally said.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-26T02:05:09Z
Program Specific – Academic options for student really relate to the program. My program has a detailed flow sheet to follow and there is little room for deviation but I get everything that I need from the curriculum to prepare me for my certification exam.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-26T02:02:29Z
Solid Registrar – The registrars office made transferring credits easier than it had been at other schools. The school allowed me to transfer in a number of credits and I did not have to retake any courses.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-26T01:59:37Z
The school appeals to adult learners because it is primarily a commuter school but the programs are geared toward undergraduate students without competing commitments. The faculty and staff do foster individual relationships with the student body that makes the programs feel more personal and accessible.
College Senior 2012-06-16T18:48:02Z
My Experince – My experience at Bay State College as a freshmen was good. I was able to choose my classes at a convenient time for me and my personal life. I had enough time in-between my classes so that I can do my homework or ask for extra help. Bay State College made my freshmen year experience a great one.
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