College Senior 2013-09-24T19:34:32Z
PIMS is an excellent college to attend as a funeral service major. The school only teaches these programs, and therefore all information that is presented to students is relevant for their future. The combination of schoolwork and practical work is excellent. Students plan mock-funerals, participate heartily in clinical embalming procedures, and recreate the face of someone in their restorative arts course. The school does a great job at preparing it's students for the outside world, and offer many opportunities to find information about funeral homes all over the United States that are looking for funeral directors and interns.
College Senior 2013-09-24T19:32:20Z
The professors at PIMS are like no other institution that I have ever been to, nor heard of. The professors genuinely care about their students and are willing to go out of their way to help their students succeed--if the student has the drive to do so. The classes are jam-packed (most trimesters consist of a minimum of 21 credit hours) and the schedule is planned for the students, with few exceptions allowed. The workload is pretty extensive, however, as long as a student takes their education seriously, it is completely do-able. Essentially, while at PIMS, there is very little time to spend on anything besides school, however, because the programs are typically only a year in length, I do not think this is a bad thing. The classes are geared to prepare students for their national board exams, and the majority of the students feel confident in their abilities once they have completed their schooling at PIMS.
College Senior 2013-09-24T19:28:11Z
The student body at PIMS is typically much smaller than most other college student bodies. The majority of the student body consists of people who are career-oriented and focused on achieving their goals. Many of the students work at funeral homes already, and regardless of their place of employment, the majority of our students spend a lot of time working trying to pay for all the necessary costs of attending school. The classes are small, giving the students an opportunity to really get to know one another, and because this program is unlike the majority of other programs, it is unusual for students to not develop a strong bond with their peers at PIMS. There is a nice balance of students who come to PIMS directly out of high school, as well as students who are choosing funeral services as a second (or third) career choice. The majority of the students come from a working-class background.
College Senior 2013-09-24T19:22:29Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
There are a magnitude of incredibly talented and well rounded professors at PIMS. The price of tuition there is adequate considering the quality of the instruction and education given. The professors genuinely care about their students, and they do an excellent job preparing students for their NBE's.
College Senior 2013-09-19T21:56:59Z
While the curriculum is focused on getting you prepared for the National Board Exams, there is little to no room for change. You cannot swap classes and cannot change class times.
College Senior 2013-09-19T21:55:36Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
People in the aid office are well verses in their knowledge, but there are three people working in financial aid. While some of them gave me straight forward answers, I found myself going to the other two to try and clarify my student loans and federal aid.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-01T19:43:08Z
Good Computers Not Printers – We have great access to computers and the internet. The bad thing is we have to pay to print or copy something which we shouldn't considering the school is a private school and we pay a great deal of tuition.
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