College Sophomore 2013-12-02T22:36:27Z
When I need to go to the store, I call a local cab company to take me where I need to go. However, I would rather have the college provide a weekend shuttle for people going to the movies, mall, etc. It would cut the cost of spending money on a cab. Plus, if that was put into effect the minimum of taking the shuttle would be five dollars for instance.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T22:32:24Z
When I first moved to New London, I was uncertain how the atmosphere was on a daily basis. The atmosphere is quiet. I don't see a lot of interaction on the weekends. The mall where I frequent is rarely ever crowded with masses of shoppers. I don't see children playing with other children in the spring months nor do I hear about a lot crimes happening in the neighborhood. It was an adjustment moving from a big, urban city to a small, quaint town. But it is nice to enjoy peace and quiet some days.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T22:26:07Z
For me, I find no use for a car on campus. From what I've seen, parking on and off campus is alright. I think that there needs to be more signs put up to designate where one and park, but other than that, parking is average.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T22:23:19Z
I wish student life on campus had more to do on the weekends. A lot of people who live close to home go home for the weekends especially for long breaks. So when that happens, the campus is barren until Sunday. However, since Basketball season has started, the student turnout has been greater. Some people go to the Student Center to hang out with friends, eat food, and relax. The Student Center is where we escape studying and just release the week's tension.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T22:18:17Z
Health & Safety:
The safety and security on campus is great. I feel safe and comfortable wherever I go. Since I have a physical disability, I call campus safety to escort me to classes and to the library. Typically, I don't have to wait very long to be picked up or dropped off. Campus safety has student's best interest at heart.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T22:13:12Z
Diversity should be Mitchell College's middle name. The campus is so diverse. It is a melting pot of different cultures, religious backgrounds, races, creeds, and color. Mitchell is very accepting of everyone here on campus. We are one huge family. We care and support for each other. Mitchell has a no bullying policy.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T22:09:17Z
Financial Aid at Mitchell was somewhat of hassle because I wasn't getting certain paperwork I needed to look over immediately. I would have to wait to receive paperwork for long periods of time. However, when I received the paperwork, I got what I needed to support my education. To those who need help getting financial aid for school, talk with the people down at the financial aid office and see what types of scholarships they have listed. Also, apply for jobs on campus. It will help decrease the cost of your tuition.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T22:02:43Z
Food and dining options at Mitchell are alright. The cafeteria tries to have a wide variety of food to please everyone's taste. I rather do enjoy the theme dinners that the cafeteria offers on certain occasions such as Hispanic Heritage Month. I believe that brings a new vibe to the campus food. Also, the flex dollars that each student is given at the beginning of the semester is great. It depends upon the meal plan that one chooses for the entire year. The best place to get food is at Red Barn. You can use your flex dollars to purchase food and you can also ask for food to go. I often use my flex dollars at Red Barn when I don't want to eat at the cafeteria. Finally, Mitchell offers "meal exchange" after the cafeteria closes.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T21:53:41Z
At Mitchell, we don't have Greek life. We do have clubs and organizations that do somewhat take the place of Greek life. In a way the clubs and organizations such as the Rugby team and Sigma Alpha Pi do act as a Fraternity or Sorority. In essence, those individuals who are apart of those organizations and clubs, come together to better the college and bring campus life alive.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T21:48:51Z
The off-campus housing selection at my school is okay. The pros of living off campus is that there is a nice view of the beach outside. The cons however, is the fact that there is a distance that one must travel to get to upper campus to attend classes. Overall, it seems pretty safe. Any odd behavior isn't heard of.
College Freshman 2013-09-03T19:00:33Z
The academics offered here for undergraduate underclassmen are no different form, if not worse than that of any decent community college, though some classes are advanced and have very impressive professors.
Unfortunately, many of the professors/instructors as well as other faculty and staff, are adjuncts, associates, or are first or second year.
Certain courses are difficult and pose challenges for some, (those typically learning disabled or intellectually challenged). If you consider yourself to be "high functioning" and did very well in high school, than the courses here will be a breeze, if not a complete and utter joke.
Some argue that the money the school demands from students and their families is greatly disproportionate to the quality of education offered.
Honestly, I don't feel this is true, as long as you receive decent finical aid, scholarships and grants. The costs of textbooks and other required course materials are relatively low and are competitively priced.
If you seek a more genuine, traditional or advanced college experience, PLEASE study ELSEWHERE.
***IF YOU HAVE A SERIOUS L.D., DIDN'T APPLY YOURSELF IN HIGH SCHOOL, OR STRUGGLE SOCIALLY , THIS MAY BE THE RIGHT SCHOOL FOR YOU, BUT IF YOUR NOT, LOOK ELSEWHERE!!!***
College Freshman 2013-09-03T18:55:10Z
Both alcohol consumption and marijuana use are very noticeable on and off campus grounds. At-least 33% of the students practice underage drinking and smoking in the dormitories and elsewhere on campus.
Campus Safety, who are not certified police forces, armed trainees, or security guards, do virtually nothing and possess very little to no influence on the direct safety and health of the school's community.
Additionally, violence between students is a serious issue on campus. Many students are emotionally aggressive and rely on violence to solve dilemmas.
College Freshman 2013-09-03T18:51:37Z
Approximately 25% of the student population have a diagnosed learning difference or disorder. A surprising percentage of these students suffer from fairly mild to serious disabilities, such as moderate-to-severe autism/Asperger's syndrome, mild retardation, blindness, cerebral palsy, immobility, muscular dystrophy, deafness and socially debilitating anxiety. In other words, some students here can be considered challenged in terms of executive and social functioning.
The college actively advertises itself as a school which can successfully cater to the needs of students with "learning differences and attention deficit disorders," yet fails to mention anything about accepting SEVERELY disabled students.
This school is ideal for students with severe-to-extreme ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, or impaired processing. Very few colleges possess academic support and learning programs comparable to that of Mitchell's Benston Learning Center. (I would only advise the BLC for students with serious disabilities that warrant such constant attention and support.)
I would recommend that students with minor learning differences such as moderate-to-severe ADHD look into other colleges like Adelphi University, Hampshire College, Drew University, and Manhattanville College. In other words, unless this school is suggested to you by a guidance counselor, family member, CollegeBoard or an educational specialist, don't come here.
The other 75% of the student body either have undiagnosed mental disorders or emotional conditions. A majority of the students attended poor high schools, failed to apply themselves academically and/or have serious behavioral issues. A majority of these students performed below average on their SAT's/ACT's and failed to take any Honors or A.P. courses in high school. In response Mitchell has lowered it's academic standards. The rigor of the courses offered are no different than that of first year high school class. As a result, Mitchell credits are very difficult to transfer.
It is also important to note that Mitchell has a fairly large minority population, as well as a surprisingly small international community. This greatly impacts the school's diversity, for many students form cliques based on race, athletics and drug/alcohol use. There is very little interaction between students of different groups.
In terms of general or common behaviors exhibited by students on campus, smoking marijuana, drinking underage and tobacco use are among the most popular. (Though rare, ecstasy is also used on campus...I am still unsure as to whether date-rape is an issue within the community.)
Ultimately, despite accepting students with varieties of spectral disorders and extenuating circumstances, Mitchell is not that diverse a college. Many students here are "different" and would be incapable of functioning in any other college environment. The only school similar to Mitchell is Curry. Once again, both of these colleges openly accept students who would otherwise be part of specialized or private programs. Here, the disabled kids interact with other students and supposedly treated no differently from other students.
**Mitchell is by no means an environment conducive to intellectual discourse, conventional socialization or the promotion of outstanding creativity! If you are seeking an alternative to community college or specialized schooling, then this may be the right institution for you; if not, look elsewhere!**
College Student 2013-08-27T17:20:19Z
Guys & Girls:
Most students at Mitchell are genuinely attractive. The people are all very social and it's too easy to make a couple friends. You'll find many different types of people here from jocks, to country guys, city slicks and plain janes. Very diverse students.
College Student 2013-08-27T17:16:16Z
Health & Safety:
I always feel safe on Mitchell's campus. Campus security is always seen patrolling. I do recommend keeping anything of value locked away or seen, these are a bunch of college students not angels.
College Student 2013-08-27T17:13:43Z
I am a nursing student. This comes with alot of science and math classes with loads of homework! The teachers are very good with helping out and making sure you understand the tasks. Overall, the curriculum is fantastic. There is never a dull day.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T07:25:21Z
Besides the fact that the school is right on the beach, & even owns beachside properties and its own private beach it also has some sports teams that go against some ivy league schools.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T07:21:34Z
The coolest thing about this school is that it's right on the beach. It also has small classroom sizes and the whole campus is close together So it doesn't take long to go from building to building.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T18:42:37Z
Mitchell does not have a shuttle bus anymore and public busses are not reliable. You can call for a taxi to pick you up at the school also their is a train station about 10 minutes away. Other than that you have to rely on friends who have cars
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T18:40:36Z
Mitchell can be strict with alcohol and drug use. You're punishment depends on the severity of the violation. Don't keep telling people about you're plans to drink because you will get caught. Mitchell is small and word will get out.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T18:30:40Z
The Freshman dorms are not the greatest but you'll find the same at any other college. Upperclassmen have better options.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-02T20:39:54Z
Though I have no personal experience with off campus housing I have heard that it was pretty decent if you could get into the right places.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-02T20:35:03Z
There are a few different options at Mitchell, all of which offer a variety of foods. They continually take advice from the students and change their menu according to different tastes. They do have a good sturdy menu that has items that are always available.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-02T20:32:45Z
There are a few decently priced apartment complexes very close Mitchell. I believe they are called different things though unfortunately I do not know any of the names ebcause I did not live off campus, I lived all my years on.
College Sophomore 2013-03-10T18:45:51Z
Varsity sports at Mitchell College are huge, especially when it comes to the Basketball Blackout. The entire student body supports both the women and men basketball team. The trainers are excellent. They work with the athletes to get their bodies into good physical condition for upcoming events.
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