College Senior 2013-08-27T22:23:37Z
I am very pleased with my education so far being enrolled in the B.S Psychology program. The workload is challenging, and the faculty are so helpful. The close-knit classes make it a very one-on-one intimate learning experience which allows students to flourish their strengths.
College Senior 2013-08-27T22:20:03Z
Transportation is available through vans around campus as well as the Green Mountain transportation service which allows students to go all around the state of Vermont.
College Senior 2013-08-15T14:13:28Z
It what you expect the weather would be in Vermont. Since our class are up the hill at the Mansion, we have a bus that take two minutes to get there, but professors are really good about canceling classes if weather is too harsh.
College Senior 2013-08-15T14:11:36Z
Everyone gets a great parking spot right next to their dorms, and or close to the classroom because our college is small.
College Senior 2013-08-15T14:10:03Z
There are many opportunities to find apartments around the Bennington Area. Small-town, outdoorsy settings, set off-campus living apart for on-campus.
College Senior 2013-08-15T14:08:08Z
Guys & Girls:
There are a lot of Rednecks at our school, but we also get many students from Connecticut and Massachusetts as well as California. Our Volleyball team is the best in the conference, both male and female teams. Almost everyone participates in athletics at our campus. Super fun, family-orientated, and fit.
College Senior 2013-08-15T14:04:40Z
Campus life is great. My college provides many activities, sports, and clubs. Unfortunately, since I'm an upper class man, I find it easier to focus on my studies when I live off-campus.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T19:53:01Z
Sports are a big thing for most students at SVC, I enjoyed being part of a team.
College Freshman 2013-06-26T21:13:49Z
Overall good chemistry and the school has good spirit
College Sophomore 2013-05-30T19:55:34Z
nothing really goes on in the town, but as long as you have a social life in your dorm area and school itself, it's easy to find things to do.
College Sophomore 2013-05-30T19:52:31Z
Mostly good for getting to classes and back down to the dorm, however not very easy to get transportation into town or to nearby stores for school shopping.
College Junior 2013-03-25T17:14:55Z
too many kids , especially those who are in sports get away with a lot of drinking and partying. its not fair. i don't enjoy walking into a dorm building or suite and the smell of weed hits me. the advisers of the building need to get it together , same with drinking.
College Junior 2013-03-25T17:02:50Z
the weather here is the typical vermont weather. somedays its extremely cold and snowy and the classes never get cancelled. in the fall and spring time it seems to be very rainy and windy and getting to class means waiting for the schools shuttle bus to come pick us up outside our dorms, which isn't fun waiting for because the bus is always 5-10 min behind schedule most days. but when it does warm up and be sunny outside the teachers like to have the students learn outside and at least living on campus and walking around is a lot more enjoyable when the weather is nice.
College Sophomore 2013-03-16T20:18:38Z
The professors are mostly nice. The curriculum is easy. The registration process is easy. The workload is alright. I like that they have extra help programs like the writing lab and math tutors to help you with yours studies.
College Sophomore 2013-03-16T20:15:38Z
I am a freshman and for my major you don't take radiology classes your freshman year. You must wait until Junior year to take radiology classes.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-15T00:28:00Z
Not feeling it, most teachers seem narrow minded and limited.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-15T00:27:13Z
Snow and bone chilling windy weather everyday.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-15T00:26:44Z
I drive home everynight. The end.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-15T00:26:20Z
Guys & Girls:
Unless your an eccentric with millionare parents and sports cars don't expect any girls to notice you. They are unapproachable. Most are too busy to talk.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-15T00:23:10Z
Sometimes there is not a computer to use.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-15T00:22:42Z
Everyones either white, or latino. maby 1 chinese person. a few blacks.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-15T00:20:59Z
Calm, Quite, Reserved, Beautiful mountains.
College Sophomore 2013-03-08T18:54:29Z
Guys & Girls:
I mainly hang out with the jocks so we are all about the same. We dress like jocks guy and girls.
College Sophomore 2013-03-08T18:51:23Z
The campus does lack in cultural diversity. But, I am from community in CA that is lacking also, so you just get use to it and hope people will just come around.
College Junior 2013-02-18T19:57:16Z
I don't know who wrote this review (it appeared on another site) but it really hits the nail on the head. This is an important perspective for anyone looking to go here.
Coming into SVC as a freshman, I wasn't expecting to be overly challenged by the coursework (since anyone with a pulse gets accepted). But now that I've been here for a while I'm actually frustrated by how easy the classes are. I've paid $20,000 for my first year's tuition and haven't learned a single thing that I wasn't taught in high school. Most of the teachers have very limited knowledge of their subject area and only a small handful actually have a Phd. Out of the five classes I am taking this year I'd say that one of my instructors is fit to be a professor, the others teach at more of a middle school level. One of my "professors" actually gave me a low grade on an essay because my writing is "too advanced" and he couldn't understand it. The funny thing is that most people don't complain about how easy the classes are because most of them actually struggle with the material. I'm embarrassed to say that I will be getting a degree from the same institution as some of these people.
As for the dorm life...underclassman dorms are about half the size of the average college dorm. I can stand in the middle of my room and almost touch two opposite walls at the same time. The walls are literally paper-thin with no insulation. I hear music 24/7 coming from about 3 different directions (even after "quiet hours").
Campus safety is a joke. None of the rules are enforced except the ones about parking. Security officers are friends with the students and allow them to smoke week and drink as much as they want whenever they want. I've even seen them encouraging this behavior and taking pictures of it.
Don't think SVC is a place to go for a year and then transfer. Everyone tries that but other schools will laugh at a transcript from SVC. The credits you earn here are worthless which means you are stuck for all 4 (or 2) years.
If you get accepted to any other school: go to that school
If you don't get accepted to any other school: go to a community college or take a year off
If you're already here: transfer to a cheaper community college or stick it out until graduation and hope that one day you will learn at least one thing with your $80,000 in tuition.
SVC prides itself on being a career-driven institution. But don't plan on getting a career that pays above $30k. They give you a community college education at a private college rate.
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