College Senior 2013-06-04T17:32:25Z
Throughout the semester i have good scores in quizzes but sometimes when finals week comes around i get nervous and think i fail.
College Senior 2013-04-14T19:05:20Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
well im in the HEOP program so in really paying nothing which is a good thing because college is expensive especially for a commuter. but because of this im able to go to school.
College Senior 2013-04-14T18:55:18Z
I've seen lots of post grads come back to the career center and either get jobs at the school or get help with find jobs in there field.
College Senior 2013-04-14T18:51:01Z
Mostly, my school consists of just graduating high school students with part-time jobs or families. they are happy to socialize and make friends, this is not a priority. They are also trying to learn the ins and outs of the music business.
College Sophomore 2013-02-16T22:00:55Z
I transferred. I had issues getting paperwork necessary to enroll and received the utmost attention to my issues. Only 1 class that I needed was not available but I was quickly offered another and it was perfect!
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-21T21:44:07Z
I was a Audio Technology major. Your not as hands- on as you may expect for a audio tech major. The equipment however, is always the latest. The coursework is repetitive as you progress. will not recommend this college to anyone.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-15T16:54:56Z
While I do appreciate the graduate schedule starting in the afternoons around 4:30, many of the courses offered that are required by students to complete for their designated majors are only offered every other semester. For students who enter mid school year often get stuck because of the lack of flexibility in the schedule. Prerequisites often hinder a student's ability to finish on time because of poor planning and guidance by student advisors. If a student is undecided with their major, there are plenty of courses that overlap between the majors to give them time, but it still causes problems later on when two required courses are offered at the same time.
College Senior 2012-09-30T18:52:02Z
The academic flexibility of Five Towns college really depends on the specific professor or subject. For the most part, the faculty in question for my classes have been very lenient when it comes to working around my work schedule, as well as the amount of time needed to complete assignments.
College Senior 2012-09-30T18:48:40Z
My school mostly consists of music business majors- that is, not actual musicians that auditioned to get into the school, but rather those who were accepted regardless of a low GPA or previous academic performance simply because the school can make money off of them. Our school has a 60% drop out rate, surprising no one as a result. The music business majors are mostly 'producers' that occupy space, class time, and overall noise level trying to make it big in the hip-hop world, acting as a deterrent for actual music students or people that would actually want to learn things at our school.
College Junior 2012-08-01T15:37:52Z
The wifi at my school works well but, the only thing is it doesn't work that well in the dorms.
College Junior 2012-08-01T15:36:13Z
Downbeat Cafe – My school has a downbeat cafe which unlike the upbeat cafe is not just for food. they have a stage, some instruments, couches, games, and an xbox 360 and it is a place that gives you the creativity to do anything. Many different performances and lectures take place here.
College Senior 2012-07-29T20:17:29Z
The student body at the school is amazing. FOr example, if i ever forget my thumdrive or cell phone by accident somewhere, I can be confident that I will find it. Everyone looks out for each other. SInce it is a small school, everyone tends to communicate with other people with different majors and work together. It is a great small community of people of different ages, religion, and ideas. Regardless of the differences you can always find many people making you feel like you are with your other big family.
College Junior 2012-04-14T06:18:04Z
Quality of Post-Grad Services Currently Do No Apply to My Situation – This is my first year at Five Towns, I haven't had the opportunity to speak with any graduate students to determine what a post-grad experience would be like
College Junior 2012-04-14T06:13:56Z
The overall experience my for my first year at Five Towns has been great. While getting an education, I've grown as a person. The staff and upper class men make you feel at home and like your with family. I'm looking forward to my sophomore year at Five Towns.
College Sophomore 2012-04-12T20:56:55Z
Online Course – online courses are no where helpful as much as an in class, professor to student course
College Sophomore 2012-04-12T19:42:31Z
Job Prospects – There are plenty of work opportunities here at Five Towns college. We have internships from various corporations.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-01T15:30:07Z
Got a Lot Out of the Experience – I learned a lot in my 4 years at Five Towns. I'm leaving with a degree. I have multiple job offers. Little of that has to do with this school.
Let me start of by saying that if you are coming to Five Towns College to study audio, you can get everything you need and want from that department. It is incredible. The Audio Department has been the best I could ask for.
Similarly academic support at Five Towns is wonderful.
Those things aside, liberal arts are entirely a waste of tuition money at Five Towns. They hire "professors" unfit to teach the curriculum (or teach at all), and the curriculum itself is at a middle school level.
Business classes, although they have improved in my time here, are still overall a disappointment. Under qualified professors, poorly structured curriculum and an in-cohesive department lead to a mediocre business education at best.
Music professors for the most part are wonderful, and the music classes are great. If you put in the effort you'll learn what you need to know. The department doesn't get the resources it deserves however.
In general, the best advice I can give about Five Towns to those who go, is get involved in everything you can, find the things that give you what you are looking for, and dedicate all of your time to them. Do your own leg work because it won't be done for you. Its probably true of most places, but at Five Towns I can attest that to be successful you need to take the reins on your own education. You have to be very motivated and self directed.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-01T14:45:18Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Bursars Office Is Friendly and Helpful – Although this may not have been the case for every student, personally I have always had very pleasant experiences with the Bursar's office. Their approachability has allowed me to established a relationship with the office, and assured me that they take a personal interest in meeting my needs. Tuition may be high, and I may feel that I'm not getting what I'm paying for, however Bursar's office has always helped me get what I need.
College Sophomore 2012-02-06T00:23:27Z
Good Music School, Dorms Are Boring. The professors are very knowledgable in their subject area. The classes aren't overly difficult, and the courseload is managable. However, living in the dorms is boring. There's barely anything to do on campus. The student center has nothing but a TV, some pool and foosball tables, and a stand that sells premade sandwiches after dinnertime. Many students spend their free time off campus. The meal plan only covers cafeteria food. I spend a lot of money on delivery food, because the only food options on campus are sandwiches, salad, and the hot meal specials, like in a high school cafeteria.
College Sophomore 2012-02-06T00:18:56Z
Mostly Performance Students – Most of the students are performance students (music, theatre, and film). The students are friendly and it's easy to make friends, especially within your major. However, there are very few students attending the school, so the pickin's are slim.
College Junior 2012-01-18T02:56:18Z
Its really no different from other colleges. The social scene could be enhanced. Only thing that's unique is that fact it's a music school, just for performing arts.
College Junior 2012-01-18T02:49:56Z
At my college the computer labs can get overcrowded. The wireless connection is up to date.
College Junior 2012-01-18T02:42:57Z
At Five Towns College classes can be arranged to fit your busy schedule. Only one problem, there suppose to be 16:1 in a given classroom. That was what i was told about before i came to this college. There probably 27 in a classroom.
College Junior 2012-01-18T02:38:08Z
It's has been great so far, but i beleive there should have more activities for commuting students. I think more actions should be taken to make the college more enjoyable, as being a music school. Overall my college experience was unique and different from other schools.
College Junior 2012-01-02T11:02:37Z
I Heard – I don't have online courses but I heard that they are not difficult.
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