College Freshman 2013-09-26T03:57:23Z
Since I have been attending Daniel Webster, there have been plenty of sports games that you can go to. A great thing is the location of the campus, students can take city buses to get around town. There are plenty of stores extremely close by you can get there by walking, driving, or the bus. Also there are about a handful of clubs you can join.
College Freshman 2013-09-26T03:52:34Z
I am a commuter, but I have seen the dorms and they aren't the best in the world. Upperclassman have better dorms and they offer townhouses for students.
College Freshman 2013-09-26T03:47:35Z
Upon going to freshman orientation I learned that there were plenty of students that were from other countries or had dual citizenship with other countries. Everyone seems to get along with everyone, I am only a commuter so I am unaware if anything does happen when I'm not there. However there is a big diversity of ethnics and religions in the student body.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:58:07Z
I don't feel that anything about this school sets it apart from others. Once they got rid of the flight program, many students and professors transferred schools. The flight program is what this school was founded on and what really used to set it apart, but they are now just another small college.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:54:44Z
There is a very strict drug policy at the school. There are a few people who were expelled for drug usage. They are reasonably strict on people having parties and drinking. You can have a party as long as it doesn't get too loud. People don't normally pressure others to drink or do drugs, but you would feel weird if you were the only one not drinking.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:52:31Z
The school does try hard to make events for students. More events, however, are uninteresting and do not attract many students. There is no good place to study except for your own room because the library is often filled with noisy people watching TV (yes there is a TV in the library!). The volleyball court is a fun place to hang out.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:49:44Z
A lot of snow in the winter time. Classes are not often cancelled which is fine for on-campus students, but very difficult for commuters.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:48:13Z
Very few professors who seem to care about the students. Many professors are not knowledgeable about the topic they are teaching and cannot answer questions from students. I took a computer architecture course and we did absolutely no hands-on or relevant assignments throughout the semester. I did not understand anything about the class and still managed to pass with a B+. Overall I feel as if I have learned more through my internship than in my four years of schooling at this school.
College Senior 2013-07-17T13:24:30Z
There are a lot of selections for off campus dining..
College Senior 2013-03-03T02:50:12Z
Campus Security – Here at this college we have security, and the students here respect each other and the school.
College Junior 2013-02-23T23:11:03Z
I am of a different race and so are many others. I find the College very accepting of everyone.
College Junior 2013-02-23T23:00:37Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – I do feel safe on the college campus. Security seems to always be around and willing to help. The area seems well lite and everyone looks out for each other!
College Junior 2013-02-23T22:59:09Z
There is not enough offered in the form of scholarships, financial aid is the only component you can rely on. I was told they had eliminated many past scholarships.....
College Freshman 2012-12-10T18:57:42Z
All the dorms are close to the educational buildings and dining services. Fremont is the only dorm on campus that is not coed.
College Freshman 2012-12-10T18:56:12Z
There's only one dining hall on campus which is run by Sodexo; the food's good and there's always a good variety. There's also fast food, pizza, and other dining options within walking distance and most pizza places deliver until 1 or 2 in the morning. The Aerie is a small food store in the library where you can grab a sandwich or some coffee and pay with your meal plan.
College Freshman 2012-12-10T18:52:26Z
Lots of apartments and housing options off campus with a wide range of prices. There's plenty of room on campus for parking and there are commuter meal plans as well.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-13T04:01:04Z
Minimal Drug Use – The school has a strict no tolerance policy on drug use so it is not noticable in general. Half on the dorms on campus are dry regardless of the age of the occupants.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-13T03:53:40Z
Dedicated Professors Producing Quality Students – The aeronautical/mechanical engineering programs are of high quality and for those who put in the effort yields results. The Professors are constantly available though out the day and generally late into the evening. The these two programs are small (Only about 100 students in both Aero and Mech) which fosters a strong sense of comunity. Upper classmen are alway available and generally willing to help the classes below them because they know that the classes above helped them. The program is hands on from the first semester which allows students to go though a thorough design process a minimum of 5 full cycles before they graduate. I say minimum because there are several engineering clubs which provide addition projects to work on each year which gives the students further oppertunities to learn. Everytime you go though the process you learn new skills which improves your worth as an engineer. These addition projects are run generally by juniors and seniors with plenty of help from sophomores and freshmen. Because the underclassmen generally have the most free time the are able to get hand on experiance with the building of the projects and get the chance to work with software packages that the class work doesn't cover until junior/senior year.
To do well in these programs you need to dedicate yourself to the course work like it is a full time job with manatory overtime. However the benifits of doing so are excellent. In the summers after my sophomore and junior year I had an internship with a major defense contractor and my supervisor in my closing review told me how impressed he has been with engineers coming from my school (As I was not the first he had hired. I had recieve the internship off of the recomendation of another DWC student who had worked there previously.) DWC is not a large school, but the quality of the program put me on par with other engineers coming from Maryland University and Georga Tech.
Last thing: DWC is one of the few schools in the country that does physical flight testing as part of the Aero program. During your junior and senior years areos take two courses which require you to write flight test plans to put classroom aeronautical theory into practice in a fully instrumented Cessna 172R. This provides excellent experiance to enter the field of flight testing.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-13T03:27:11Z
Working Through Improvements. Since the school was bought a lot of effort has been put into improving the facilities. One of the oldest dorms on campus was replaced, the library has been renovated, along with the entire engineering building. The school moral took a hit though the buyout process, however the student government is making a deliberate effort this year to increase student engagement and help people get involved.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-13T03:20:54Z
Process Has Changed Since I Went Though. I am a member of the last class to go through the appplication process before the buyout. That being said I was able to recieve the financial aid that I needed. After the buyout the school dropped the annual tuition from 29k to 14k but now they do not give out nearly as much finacial aid.
College Junior 2012-04-11T04:11:18Z
The curriculum is not really run the best. There are good facilities and many classrooms. I enjoy the Air Traffic Control program because of the attention, the facilities, and the success rate of other graduates. Not too bad.
College Junior 2012-04-11T04:06:20Z
D3 All the Way! Volleyball, hockey, baseball, soccer and majority of the guy sports are rather good. Women's sports are terrible most of the time. There is little school spirit here, except for the hockey games. There are not that many facilities (one gym that is hard to get in to depending on the season). Overall, not too bad.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-06T18:34:02Z
If Every Year Could Be Freshman Year – When I came to Daniel Webster College i was very excited to leave my home state of Maine and experience a new way of life. I was not planning on playing a sport but when the girls discovered I had played fieldhockey since 6th grade they asked me to play and It was a decision I would never take back. During my freshman year it seemed as if everyone got along I made many friends and did some partying as well as studying with the help of some upperclassman. Today the general theme of Daniel Webster is "I wish I transfered when I had the chance" and I would say I agree. The school has gone downhill since then and become way to strict. There is unneccesary drama and lack of respect for the authorities due to the fact that every year there is a new president. If I could do it all over I would have transfered after my freshman year.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-06T18:29:27Z
Have They Gone to Far? In the past year Daniel Webster has become very strict in all aspects. It seems these days that they dont want kids to have any fun. They have sent many students to the hospital when it was not neccesary and also have placed students on housing probation for something as simple as stopping by during winter break to grab something from their room. Everyone on campus would agree that they need to lighten up and let us kids be kids.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-06T18:24:26Z
It's Hard Being a Girl – The majority of the campus is boys so its hard being a girl on campus. There are not many girls here so in most cases you sort of become "just one of the guys". Also it is such a small campus that if you hang out with a boy there will be rumors circulating the campus the same day. The freshman class only had 12 incoming females so there were a lot of freshman boys getting too wild the begining of the year.
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