College Sophomore 2013-12-02T20:52:48Z
There are devos or singings just about every night somewhere on campus, if you look or ask around. The campus itself could use some work since there is currently construction going on, but they are working on that.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T20:52:48Z
The strong spiritual aspect ingrained in the majority of the students enrolled makes FHU such a unique environment. My upbringing is even more enforced by being able to attend this school
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T20:49:18Z
I'm not involved in athletics, so not applicable.
College Sophomore 2013-07-07T10:07:06Z
There is a great team of people helping every single student find the major that best fits them. They work with us to find a major and concentrations. They offer career counseling. Interning is required upon graduation. The department directors are very helpful when it comes to answering any questions one may have.
College Sophomore 2013-07-07T10:03:09Z
Freed-Hardeman is accepting of diversity for the most part. As far as sexual orientation, homosexuality is frowned upon at the institution. They believe it to be ungodly. The majority of the people on campus are Republican. There is a Republican club but not a Democrat club. The majority of the students are Christian and members of the church of Christ. Several are of other Christian faiths and there are a few that are not religious at all. People think that everyone that attends Freed is rich but I promise, that is not valid. Several nations represent our campus, however the majority of the student body is Caucasian.
College Sophomore 2013-07-07T09:51:14Z
When it is sunny out it is great! Everyone does their homework and eats out in the common area. Several groups go to the state park nearby and have a day of fun. It doesn't snow here often so when it does several students, mostly male students, go outside and have snow ball fights. When it rains it pours and it definitely rains a lot at Freed. During tornado season we get a few warnings. Then we must go to the basement of our dorms with the rest of our dorm mates. It is great bonding time.
College Sophomore 2013-07-07T09:43:44Z
Gano is ok. I only ate there on Sundays after church my second semester of my freshman year. Lions' Pride and Pizza Hut are good. The pizza can be a bit greasy at times though. KC's coffee shop is great!! This coming school year the students will be able to use their ID cards (Lion Bucks) at surrounding fast food restaurants to purchase food (including Taco Bell, McDonalds, Jack's Sweetly Ever After and a few others),
College Sophomore 2013-07-07T09:38:34Z
There are computer labs in just about every academic building on campus. The WiFi can be a bit slow just about all of the time. Printing seems to be a problem with several students. There is a help desk to assist you with your tech needs.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T19:07:36Z
Boys are not allowed beyond the dorm lobby in girls dorms and vise versa. You can only miss a certain amount of chapel per semester. There is a dress code.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T19:05:22Z
There are lots of different races. There are kids from many countries. Most students at Freed are church of Christ. Freed is accepting of those who dress modest and follow the Holy bible.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T19:02:16Z
Registration is organized and easy to follow. Each student is required to purchase a Macbook. It makes studies easier. The one thing Christian universities have over state is bible classes. It is required so you have that to study along with all your other classes. Freed offers a wide range of degrees.
College Sophomore 2013-06-12T00:00:54Z
The faculty and staff do not communicate. it's too expensive for too little.
College Sophomore 2013-04-17T20:20:06Z
Freed has some awesome facilities! We have the Sports Center that has a 1/11 mile walking track, weight room, racquetball courts, and two gyms. We also have fields and courts around campus and a small gym just a few feet off-campus (quite literally). Students are constantly encouraged to engage in activities and traditions and to meet new people!
College Sophomore 2013-04-02T00:23:27Z
Health & Safety:
There is very little crime on campus. The biggest problem would be theft, and that's pretty rare. The security is friendly and always available, and will come get you wherever you are if you ever feel unsafe.
College Sophomore 2013-04-02T00:20:15Z
In the winter, it hardly ever snows, but it does get very cold and windy. There is a lot of rain, so I would definitely invest in rain boots and a rain coat. During fall and the spring, it is very warm. Despite what I've said, though, the weather is very unpredictable, especially in the transition between seasons.
College Sophomore 2013-04-01T23:59:12Z
Compared to other colleges, there are few majors offered. However, with it being a small school, Freed actually offers a wide variety of programs. Unless you're looking for a very specific major, Freed probably offers it. The registration process is seemless. The professors are always available to help you out or to simply talk to you, and are very knowledgable of their subjects. The workload, I would say, is fairly average. It really just depends on how many courses you're taking.
College Sophomore 2013-04-01T23:54:42Z
I feel that overall, the courses I've taken so far have been rather easy. I haven't really had to put in very much work, even in classes that were supposed to be honors. However, I have been learning because the professors are wonderful and very knowledgable in their fields, and with Freed being a small campus, it is very easy to get to know your teachers.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-31T05:11:33Z
The culture of Freed-Hardeman University is hard to understand, unless you have been involved with the Churches of Christ in the past.
There is a very close-minded attitude on campus. This is a VERY religiously right sided university. Question the beliefs of "the" church, or questioning the policies that the university holds dear can result in dire consequences.
The Fall semester of my senior year of college I was put on academic probation because of the amount of tardies I received from Chapel absences.
-For those that do not know what Chapel is; Chapel is a 30 minute religious service every weekday, Monday-Friday, from 10:30am-11:00am. You get an allotted 12 excused absences, and on the 12th, you WILL receive some form of disciplinary action.-
Needless to say, I went over my 12 absences, and was put on probation for the Spring semester. Half-way through the spring semester a rumor was received by the Student Services department that I was heard using "inappropriate language" off campus, in reality, I had cussed during a conversation with a friend.
Student Services called me into the office, and I was suspended from the university. (I fought against this, and ended up withdrawing with passes in the courses I was enrolled in. This is a good thing, because if I was suspended, a charge of "harassment" would have been put on my academic record [ and yes the university's handbook classifies "cussing" as "harassment" ]
I hope this shows the thinking that is involved in the disciplinary system. The unfortunate thing is, this line of thinking resonates throughout all of the university's policies and attitudes.
All of that aside, most of the teachers I came into contact with during my experience at the school were very loving and helpful. The problem lies not with the teacher, but with the university's Board members and it's policies.
Please do not expect to be treated as an adult who can make your own decisions and be treated fairly. I will graduate from FHU at 20 years of age with a 3.2 GPA.
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College Sophomore 2013-03-20T18:16:06Z
There are drugs and alcohol usage and stuff at Freed-Hardeman, but there really isn't that big of a peer pressure for it. It all pretty much depends on who you hang out with.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-03T04:19:34Z
The athletics at school is "ok". Sometimes i believe the athletic director focuses more on his favorite sport-bascketball. Perhaps if he placed more interest on all sports instead of one or perhaps have an open learning mind to understand other sports the athletic program would be great!
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-03T04:15:27Z
Does not affect me I can not control the weather so we have to apply ourselves to it. Its nature.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-03T04:10:27Z
The School has many internationals and a few black people. You can see many diversity. As the co-founder of the International organization "PANGEA" an organization to meet the needs of those who come from another country to study here in the USA have reached out to the international students. FHU is bringing a lot of internationals, but the international program is weak and have a lot of faults. I believe it could be a great program if more focus is placed on making the international program better.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-03T04:01:54Z
We are talking about Henderson, TN one of the smallest and oldest town in TN there is no nightlife in Henderson, Tn only ice cream, coffee, and movie nights.
College Sophomore 2013-01-27T18:54:07Z
Parking is really good hear. We never have any trouble finding a space. And also it's free.
College Sophomore 2013-01-27T18:52:06Z
We use all updated technology through what we call the I know program. Sometimes the Internet may not work but its back on before you know it.
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