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  • 12/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 1 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those looking for a very diverse community. Those wanting a spiritual campus to grow on. Those wanting a good arts and education program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ladies, dorm rooms are small! If you can find a option to live off campus, I would recommend it. Make sure to get all your classes registered as soon as you can so you can get into the ones you'd like. And make good use of the resources that are offered! Use your advisors as much as you can!

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to many colleges, this is a very prestigious school, especially among Adventist universities. There are many class options and advisors are very helpful. As a current student, I don't feel like my money is being wasted. iVue online is a very helpful resource for registering.

    Am enjoying being here

    Berrien Springs is a small town, and so if you do not have a car, keeping things interesting can be hard. Benton Harbor is only fifteen minuets north, and Mischawaka is about half an hour to forty five minuets south, and has a very large mall and many nice places to eat. The shore of Lake Michigan isn't far and is a nice place to relax. However, there are many inter mural sports, many ministry groups, and many clubs that have different activities. While the activities that the Student Association puts on aren't many, they are normally very well done.

    Am learning a lot

    The opportunity to learn is definitely obvious at Andrews University. The options are numerous. Classes are challenging and, for the most part, engaging.

  • 07/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 2 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    a bit expensive but def. worth it

  • 01/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Andrews is great for those who are looking for a very diverse college. It is a good school for those who have a major within communication. And it is also a good school for those that want to strengthen their relationship with God.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a good idea to get involved in something on campus; it can be a club, sports team, or an outreach ministry. It is good to get involved because it gives you something constructive to do when you're not studying, and it is a good way to make friends. I also recommend that new students apply for jobs on campus, especially jobs within their major. That way they are gaining some experience and networking at the same time. If you are shy, really push yourself to branch out and meet new people. If you are a really dedicated student, that's great, but make sure that you make some time for friends. No matter what your personality may be like, just be sure to keep some balance in your life. You don't want to cause yourself too much stress from taking on too much, but you don't want to fall behind in your studies either. So just try to schedule your time well, and make the best of your college years.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, Andrews University is quite expensive, but the education is worth it. There are many opportunities for students to start networking in their prospective careers with people who can truly help them. And when you come here it is like you are becoming a part of a big family. There are many teachers and advisers who will really take an interest in your life and try to help you to become all that you can be.

    Am enjoying being here

    Andrews University is located in Berrien Springs, MI, which is a very small town. There is no form of public transportation here, so it is helpful to have a car. Although, there are always exciting events going on around campus, such as: sports events, open gym/volleyball night, Splash for Cash, The Labor Day Blast, and other fun school events. I enjoy being here because you get to make great friendships that will last a lifetime.

    Am learning a lot

    Andrews University provides a wide range of classes. They have fairly small classes, which means that the teacher can give each student the proper attention. There are a lot of hands on learning opportunities, and many opportunities to study abroad. Not only do they provide a quality education for you to grow in knowledge, but they also provide a great spiritual environment for you to grow closer to God.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very strict and does their utmost best to provide student safety. Cameras and patrols are consistent and curfew is adhered to.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many clubs in Berrien Springs but South Bend will provide that, or Chicago. Activities are everywhere, so long as you look for it!

    Bang for the buck

    Great place for education and to get your degree and to have Chicago in driving distance this place is ideal for those who wish to receive a good academic program and enjoy the city.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, going out to eat. Going to South Bend is a great way to get away from the campus. Chicago is a 2 hour drive that is a great city.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is consisted of a buffet style. Beneath the cafeteria is the Gazebo where they offer snacks and other refreshments the cafeteria does not provide.

    Dorm Life

    Brotherhood of men or sisterhood of women, dorm life is fun, interactive and provides a chance socialize and grow.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is very important and key here at Andrews University. All departments have staff and professors who are willing to assist you in any way to make your academic learning a success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Andrews is not an easy University. Study hard and focus and keep an open mind.

    In three sentences

    Very good University; Andrews is referred to as the pinnacle of Adventist education and has very high standards. Andrews is not only a great school for those who are Adventists but for all. Programs are excellent and classes are well taught.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 5 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have campus safety, the school is pretty small. They start checking I.D. cards when people try to enter the campus after 11.pm. (freshmen curfew)

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs just take your money and try to add in a hoodie sometimes while you end up paying for it anyway in the long run. The clubs don't do anything, Research any club before you join, their out for your money

    Great for these types of students

    Quiet, conservative people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -This school is very diverse! people from all 50 states and countries. Since this is a Seventh-Day Adventist college, they have a lot of diverse churches for Saturday keepers. - We have mandatory worships we have to go to through out the semester & chapels every thursday -International Food Fair is really good -Passion Play is really Good

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, when you go to this school, your really settling, settling for less that is, there are so many better colleges/universities out there with real social activities and have a better college experience to offer. Don't do it to yourself I advise, its not fair to you. The tuition is 32,000 with dorming and it is not worth your money & they barely offer scholarships. But its every mans own experience.

    What to do for fun

    -Find the right friends, that's the only way to make it through socially, the school is a bore & they charge money for on-school activities, (who does that?) -If you don't have a car, life as you know it will be completely unsatisfying, there is nothing in our area, so better make friends fast. Every good thing is in the state of Indiana, the state next to Michigan, not Michigan itself.

    Food and Dining

    So they believe in the SDA health message therefore: The cafe only serves Vegan or Vegetarian Food -Nothing with caffeine is on our campus -The food is reallyy good, when they try, it gets really routined though, like reallllllyyyy. you start to loose appetite but yet your hungry. -McDonalds, taco bell, & pizza hut outside of our school, but you get tired of that too.

    Dorm Life

    -Lamson Hall (ALL girls dorm; of every age) is bug infested, so watch out for centipedes, ants, and nats. -In order to sleep else where than the dorm, your parent has to call and approve your request with the dorm deans. -Bunk beds in every room, The rooms are really small & you and your roommate share a closet (walk-in, but very small). -The sink in the room looks like its about to break off and like its floating on the wall. -Have to pay for laundry $1.25 for washing & $1.00 for drying, machines suck btw.

    Academic Rigor

    -The teachers are really nice, talk to them when you have the chance, they'll listen. -Advisers sometimes mess people up, so beware (they always want students to stay for 5 years!!)

    Tips for prospective students

    -The teachers are really nice, getting to know them can really influence your grade. - Don't procrastinate with your work, it always catches up to you sooner than expected.

    In three sentences

    -It is a very uplifting school & the worships are amazing. -Michigan is a very depressing state to live in, the sun never comes out in the winter. -The school is really small, and there's not much to do there outside of classes.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for almost everything. From ethnic clubs (Korean, African, Haitian, etc.), to interest clubs (student missions), to academic clubs (Spanish, math and science, etc.), to outreach clubs (ASL praise, mass choir, Jewish cultural, etc.). There are options for everyone to find a club that interests them.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want a religious university, want to have more interaction with a multicultural area, or that loves the out of doors.

    What to do for fun

    Take extracurricular classes. Join GROW groups. Join a club. Within a three hour drive of Chicago. Lots of state parks nearby. The campus is situated in the country, so don't expect there to be a shopping mall right next door, but within thirty minutes you can get to a larger city.

    Food and Dining

    The main cafeteria leaves a little to be desired, but there is always pizza, rice and stir-fry, and salad to fall back on when the food is less than desirable. They serve a full vegetarian menu, with no meat, and there are vegan options as well. In the shop, you can buy certain items (pre-made sandwiches, drinks, ice cream, etc.) or order a freshly made sandwich, item hot off the grill, or smoothie. There are plenty of options for everyone, though it should be noted that paying attention to the cafe account is important, especially if most of the eating is not done in the main cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    In the women's dorm at least, there are lots of activities that bring the different members together. Rooms can either have community bathrooms or have one shared between two rooms. The deans are amazing, and are always willing to just sit down and chat, problems or not.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your major, your strengths, and how well you match with your professor. Language classes push you to learn information quickly, but leave you with a firm knowledge foundation. Science classes adequately prepare you for your upper level classes. Some of the math classes are quite rigorous, but end with a strong foundation. Major classes can be both hard and interesting at the same time. With a true interest in the subject matter, even the worst sounding class (A&P) can turn out to be quite fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't seclude yourself with studying. Take some time out to participate in extracurricular activities. Go to vespers on Friday or Saturday nights. Find a church class that meets when you want it to. Join a GROW group. Find a club that interests you (there's a ton!).

    In three sentences

    An amazing place to meet international students, have professors that truly love their profession and God, and a place where a student can really build up their relationship with God.

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    Will enjoy area and making new friends and activities at school

    Will learn a lot

    Excited to learn about nursing

  • 09/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Andrews University is determined to be a diverse community with students from all over the world. Even if you are from down the street, it is a great chance to make lasting friendships and network with future business owners and coworkers from across the globe. Those who are most likely to thrive at Andrews are the ones who get out of their rooms and make friends and get involved. No matter who you are, you will find your niche here at Andrews University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Andrews University offers hundreds of opportunities to show off your talents in sports teams, song leadership, organizations, art, music, intramurals, acting, public speaking, the school newspaper, yearbook, photography, and many others. The dorm rooms are relatively small but with an eye for design, you will soon call it your home. The meal plan is expensive, the food overpriced, and we all complain about it, but you always have the option of picking healthy foods or junk food and only the vending machines are accessible for midnight snacks. One positive, if you really hate the food, there is a kitchen on every floor of Lamson Hall (the women's dorm). Last but not least, bring a bunch of quarters for laundry or make a friend who lives in the community who will let you do laundry at their place, mom is not around anymore.

    Bang for the buck

    In comparison to other schools, Andrews University offers an amazing amount of opportunities and their rates are similar to other private universities. They offer fairly substantial financial help through the school’s scholarships although you have to watch out for the extra fees such as labs, textbooks, graduation costs, cafeteria meal plan, club fees, and outings; although these can be found at any school you attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    Even though the main goal is classes and studying, we all enjoy our extracurricular activities. The campus itself contains a swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer field, running track, rock wall, raquetball courts, and health clubs for the physically active bunch, and a state of the art music hall featuring artists from all over the world, several art galleries, and a ceramics room for the artsy types. If you need to take a break from campus, you can enjoy the biking/hiking trails in the woods, find the Lake Michigan shoreline twelve miles away, go ice skating in St. Joe, or to the mall in Mishawaka. The city of Chicago is only a two hour drive, Detroit three hours, South Bend thirty minutes, and Grand Rapids an hour and a half, perfect for the long weekends which are scheduled once a month.

    Am learning a lot

    Going into my sixth semester here at Andrews University, I have found that my knowledge has increased exponentially and not simply in the classroom setting. The classes are engaging, challenging, and interactive and the teachers are always willing to work time into their schedule to meet with you if you need help or just to talk. With all of the different programs, chapels, clubs, and worships, you are bound to be challenged by a new opinion and learn new facts about the world around you.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard to get the most scholarships you can. save up over the summers so you don't have to work.

    Bang for the buck

    It is quite costly.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere. and the diversity. the weather and campus are both beautiful. The teachers are understanding.

    Am learning a lot

    If you don't have to work, it would be ideal for your studies. having to work, and take a full load is a bit taxing.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many activities on campus it is hard to keep up with everything that is going on! there are more than ten options for vespers, as well as ethnic clubs, departmental clubs, and clubs dedicated to causes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    in the wintertime, it has been the tradition to take cafeteria trays and go sledding down the long and steep hill called pathfinder hill.

    What to do for fun

    for fun, you can jump from towering concrete pileons into the st. joseph river at the nearby wolf's prairie park. on sunny days, lake michigan is a perfect place to be. just twenty minutes away, the shore of lake michigan offers a lovely beach complete with lighthouses and lakeside boutiques.

    Food and Dining

    bon appetite is caterer for andrews university. they focus on providing healthy food that is bought from local vendors.

    Dorm Life

    bring an extra blanket! while the heat is on during the winter, the fluctuating temperatures of michigan may leave you wanting an extra layer! dorm activities bring residents together around movies, cookies, and games.

    Academic Rigor

    teachers at andrews university have a variety of teaching style and are firm believers in interdisciplinary work. a science class may take you to a museum, an english class may take you to the shakespeare theater in chicago, and a religion class may take you to the mountains of peru.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to be challenged intellectually. the goal of professors at andrews university is to make you think, and think hard! also, bring snow gear.

    In three sentences

    andrews university is a faith-based university that focuses on community and diversity. andrews is a great place to explore a career in the arts and sciences and professors are well-trained from highly respected institutions. andrews is located in a beautiful corner of southwest michigan.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    11 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    vegetarian buffet

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is an ample amount of security.

    Greek Life

    None- No Fraternities or Sororities are allowed/active on Andrews University campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs of a cultural, religious, and social nature. No Fraternities or Sororities are allowed to function on campus or as a part of Andrews University. No hazing, etc. is allowed either.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As with many private church based colleges and Universities it is required that students attend Chapel services.

    What to do for fun

    There are activities on campus as well as some shopping in nearby towns, the larger being S. Bend Indiana, where Notre Dame is located.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is strictly vegetarian with a nice offering of choices. There are specific hours for the cafeteria. Local dining is available, yet somewhat limited. Small town with somewhat limited options, which include Taco Bell, La Baguette ( a french sandwich shoppe), Pizza Hut, and a few other diners.

    Dorm Life

    Unknown

    Academic Rigor

    Though it is rigorous, the professors are accessible and helpful. Tutoring is also available through the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Transportation is not very easy without a vehicle.

    In three sentences

    Seventh-Day Adventist University with a safe and friendly campus. The faculty and staff are kind and helpful. The education is of a high quality.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There aren't tonz of dining options if you like anything fancy, but they have a couple of nice diners in town. Very family friendly. Some typical fast-food options. Food on campus is okay.

    Dorm Life

    Sorry, I never tried out the dorms, but I believe they are not co-ed.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the program, school can be quite rigorous.

    In three sentences

    Andrews University is on a beautiful campus. It is a Seventh-Day Adventist University, but is open to students of different faiths and quite respectful of diversity. They offer some really good scholarships in specific fields.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    14 of 28

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I also went to a corn maze near by during my visit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit this college during their open house offered in twice a year.

    In three sentences

    This school is very impressive. I love the teacher to student ratio. Students appear to love there school.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    15 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food isn't all its cracked up to be. Sometimes its obviously a day or two older than it should be.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the ladies dorm is a wonderful experience, there's plenty of activities in the dorm to help build lasting friendships, there's an awesome work-out room, and the deans are great.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are extremely hard for their class level. Some freshman classes are almost on the graduate level. Other classes are really simple and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful not to be persuaded to take too many credits or work too much. Focus on your class work not on the myriad of clubs on campus.

    In three sentences

    Andrews was a great campus filled with lots of friendly people. Perfect for the person that wants a semi-spiritual living environment. Most of the professors are very friendly and do what they can to help you succeed.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 28

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Take visits to Chicago, hang out with friends in the Campus Center, participate in service activities, join a club.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a Seventh-Day Adventist school so one must respect the fundamental beliefs.

    In three sentences

    This school is very diverse and accepts people from all walks of life. It focuses on mental, spiritual, and physical excellence. A school dedicated to bring students close to God.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very secure.

    Greek Life

    none.

    What to do for fun

    There's lots to do on campus, plus Chicago is about 2 hours away

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well in highschool! The acceptance rate is about 43%.

    In three sentences

    Andrews has a beautiful campus with both new and old buildings, and lots of trees. The food is delicious and healthy. The degree programs they offer are excellent!

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    18 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to join. Most clubs have event that you can participate in as a member. They also often welcome non-members to come along and experience what they are missing out on. Most clubs also often offer food at club meetings

    What to do for fun

    There are sometimes events on the weekends. Helps to have a group of people you can tolerate because you will get bored often and friends help entertain you.

    Food and Dining

    Food choices are limited and you quickly and you quickly become tired of the lack of variation. The Gazebo has added more variation throughout the years.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the people that reside in the girls dorm are friendly. The deans are cool.

    Academic Rigor

    Its hard to really judge the academic rigor because it just depends on the teacher and subject, but no matter how hard it gets there is support everywhere

    In three sentences

    Andrews University pushes you in your academics. They have a helpful staff, who push you to reach your fullest potential. If you don't mind being isolated from any major cities or you don't mind paying for gas then you may enjoy it here.

  • 05/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have our own campus safety, everything has been well kept, and I feel safe even at night while on campus

    Greek Life

    ?.. i don't know what this means..

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports, academics, and many cultural clubs. There is always something going on, you just have to find it

    Great for these types of students

    There are a lot of different cultures represented here. So anyone from around the world can find something here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Using cafe treys to slide down the tubing hill, or going corn running

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive, but its quality education, in a very nice sophisticated, safe environment. I just don't like how sometimes it seems like they are just trying to get money from you like with the chapel credits or dorming, but only of some occasions.

    What to do for fun

    St. Joe, the beach, Chicago, south bend, going out to eat, bowling, skating, laser tagging, shopping, movies, the Chocolate Cafe is a must, AUSA events, saturday night activities, small groups, go out with friends, sand dunes, snowboarding/skiing, tubing, hiking, fishing, rec center, gym, sports events, banquets.. there is always things to do you just have to be willing to go find it

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat cafe, and gazebo which is kind of like a on the go store/place to get quick food, many opportunities for free food you just have to know where to go

    Dorm Life

    It's very safe in the dorm. There is curfew rules, and time depends on your academic standing and year. Unless you are older you have no curfew. There is always things to do on the weekends, open houses, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very academically driven. Your grades really do count and the environment is very academic. You have to study if you want to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for winter, bring lots of boots and coats.

    In three sentences

    Andrews University is very diverse. People are always willing to help. Academically and spiritually focused.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are on top of their game and will go through certain precautions just to be sure that we are safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs at AU. For almost every activity and interest, there is a club.

    What to do for fun

    There are several things to do for fun. There are several activities that are planned for the students around the year. There are also nearby attractions, including Lake Michigan (which is very much like a beach), shopping centers in Berrien Springs and St. Joseph, and the sledding hill (during the winter months) on one of the edges of campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have a variety of choices and cater to people's preferences and allergies.

    Dorm Life

    Though the dorms are not the best, the dorm life is active. There is almost something going on every weekend and activities to do during the week. Some of the best relationships are made in the dorm community.

    Academic Rigor

    Though the staff and faculty care about you as a person and will do everything in their power to help you in academic success, they really do challenge you academically and make sure you know your stuff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Though AU is fun, it can also be very challenging. My advice to you is to not give up, regardless of how hopeless your situation might seem.

    In three sentences

    AU's mission statement is wrapped up in the slogan: Seek knowledge, affirm faith, and change the world. This is exactly what the faculty and staff seek to do. This is accomplished in a fun, unique, and inspiring way.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    21 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    If you are vegetarian, you will love their dining options.

    Dorm Life

    A little strict on the dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Although the graduate programs are extensive, they have a high passing rate. I believe this is influenced by the time the professors take out of their schedule to tudor the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider housing outside of Berrien (Niles). There are bigger cities that offer a lot more attractions.

    In three sentences

    I would give Andrews University an 8 out of a 10 point scale. I enjoy the atmosphere at Andrews which allows students to grow in faith, seek knowledge and change the world. Their professors are eager to help students succeed both spiritually and academically.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    22 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Activities that are creatively promoting community awareness

    Great for these types of students

    Students that have a carefree attitude and willing to help for those who are destitute

    What to do for fun

    Walk for life and remain fit and healthy in a sense that to tell others of God's intention in our lives

    Food and Dining

    Every dishes prepared for Adventist believers is a nourishing to the body and soul

    Dorm Life

    Its an interesting life of exposing to other students and really get to know each other well with same values and interest

    Academic Rigor

    I think I am capable of doing and learning as long as I put myself into focusing my interests.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I was given a place, I have to remain simple and be myself because I believe that I have potentials which need to be helped and there are experts who are willing to help.

    In three sentences

    Andrews University is distinctively Christian and distinctively Adventist, it combine the best of both worlds from an outstanding environment where you practice your faith to excellent academic programs and I believe there are wonderful friends who share your beliefs as well as serve the community and the world.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    23 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety provides the most safety they can. Campus is safe and a great environment for everyone who attends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a religious campus so there are plenty of spiritual traditions implemented.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is unparalleled you get everything you need to be successful outside of college. You will also make friends for life and experiences to last a life time.

    What to do for fun

    They have plenty of clubs and activities. Because of the international mix of students campus life is especially fun. Whether hanging out with people or embarking on the international trips the university takes within there clubs fun is certain.

    Food and Dining

    No campus compares to Andrews University in food and dining. They have unending options and plenty of health options

    Dorm Life

    They have great dorms with equipped with everything you need. They have fitness gyms in every dorm and the staff is helpful in making you feel at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The campus strives for the highest in learning. To teach students not just to past the class but how to succeed outside of school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research what you want to do. Be intentional about your efforts and try to be the best you you can be.

    In three sentences

    Andrews University is incredibly supportive to its campus family. The faculty and staff do everything they can to encourage their students. The campus atmosphere is unparalleled.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 28

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We don't have real police officers often, but there is a lot of people involved in campus safety. This includes being there when called, patrolling the campus at night, stopping cars from speeding on campus and hurting someone, and just trying to keep everyone safe.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities that go along with them. For example, the Aviation club has a video game night and the Korean club has banquets. The school also has a banquet and activities such as basketball tournaments and gymnastics.

    Great for these types of students

    Christians (especially Seventh-day Adventists), conservative people, and people who don't mind cold.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is worship every night happening somewhere on campus. It is a very religious school.

    Bang for the buck

    Expense wise, the price is way too much. There are so many other colleges that are cheaper and that would give you a good education. Overall I enjoy the campus and I enjoy the people though. It's a beautiful place with nice people and a good education.

    What to do for fun

    There are sports like soccer, football, basketball, and more. There are also many, MANY clubs. Everything from the aviation club to the Korean club. There is also a student lounge with tv, pool tables, video games, and just a place to hang out with friends. The gazebo is a good place to hang out too. There is not a lot of stuff in town though.

    Food and Dining

    The food is OKAY at Andrews. It's all vegetarian, which I don't mind at all. But it's not that healthy or delicious, which I do mind. There's a ton of junk food and fried food. There's only two options on campus; the cafeteria and the fast food place called the Gazebo. And there's barely anything close to eat out at. You have to have a car or a friend with a car if you want to go out and eat.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoy dorm life at Andrews University. The dorms are clean, well maintained, and fairly quiet. They have fun games and programs every weekend and worships every night. The deans are all very nice and fun to talk to in your spare time. I know from experience that they are also accommodating when you don't get along with a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Andrews University concentrates a lot on academics. They expect students not only to attend most of their classes, but to maintain high grades. Teachers expect a lot from their students. The biggest downside, however, is that some of the teachers aren't so great and students don't learn anything form them when they need to.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't stay up too late 2. Get into the habit of going to classes from the start 3. Get your chapels done early!! 4. Pay attention to moodle or you might find your grade going down 5. Stay away from the junk food in the Gazebo and the vending machines 6. Bring a really warm coat

    In three sentences

    Andrews University has a huge variety of people and is very diverse. It has strong academic values. Overall it is a good school to attend.

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A total pain sometimes but they do their job well and if you call them they'll escort you back to the dorm at night (so you don't have to worry).

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs that like to have fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In between Buller and Harrigan is a little swing (like a porch swing).

    Bang for the buck

    I'm getting a really good price, but if you aren't set up for good scholarships or subsidy, I'd look elsewhere. Pretty expensive.

    What to do for fun

    You're close to Notre Dame and pretty close to Chicago as well. There isn't a lot to do in the immediate area, but if you go 20 minutes away there's lots.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but they're so worried about making it organic/healthy that they charge you $8.25 for lunch and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    Curfews, required dorm living, and worship requirements can be really annoying but the deans are always there to listen.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not the most difficult college you could go to, but the professors do expect you to think, something many high school teachers don't really want.

    Tips for prospective students

    I went to a high school that was focused on preparing you for college. I did very well on my ACT/SAT and transitioning to Andrews wasn't very difficult, but it is a transition. Be flexible when you first get here. I spent my entire freshman year working and studying, so I didn't have many friends. Don't do that! Don't worry so much that you miss out on the relationships. They matter too.

    In three sentences

    Andrews has been great for me academically. It is the only Adventist university in the top 200 and it was also given a most underrated college award. It's a good school and the faculty is always willing to help you understand a subject better.

  • 10/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Andrews is not only located in a small town, but also has a dedicated campus safety department.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's always an fun activity or event happening!

    Great for these types of students

    Good for both highly academic and more socially-oriented. If you are a Christian questioning your faith, I strongly recommend this university. Both guest speakers and professors are able and willing to ask and discuss the hard questions.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an awesome playground at Beaver Point -- just past the Honors house. It has all those wonderful toys that are banned these days because they're too dangerous.

    Bang for the buck

    Pricy, but good scholarships. Good academic program. Good social programs. Decent food.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on at Andrews. Whether it's week of prayer, international night, fall fest, or club vespers, you'll never lack options. Climb a tree -- the scenery is beautiful! Take a walk by the creek. Visit the dairy farm. Hang out in the student center. Play sports. Go to the concerts.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus food is entirely vegetarian. Many vegan and gluten-free options. Just off campus, the Baguette is amazing. Also visit Taco Bell and Dairy Queen right near the campus entrance.

    Dorm Life

    Not terrible, not great. The random ice cream socials and s'mores nights and panera brunches are fun though!

    Academic Rigor

    The Honors program is intense, but exciting and rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for the Honors program! Take advantage of the social life (but don't let it take over). Get to know your teachers. Bring warm clothes -- but avoid footwear that will stain easily, because the sidewalks are cleared of snow with a beet juice formula. Avoid the cafeteria during lunch on Saturdays. Join a club -- they'll feed you!

    In three sentences

    The teachers are devoted and caring experts. The academic and social programs are excellent and fulfilling. The food is decent.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety treats each student like a precious child, they watch this camous with pride and love

    Greek Life

    No greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    -International Club -Haitian Club Black Student Club -African Club -Singing Club -Aviation Club- -Asian Club -Latin Club -Andrews University Club -Pre Vet, Dent, Doctor Club Any club you need and want is here

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love God and love diversity this a great school for them. Students who want to be challenged and travel around the world. Students who want to be challenged academically but also enjoy the life that God has given them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Adventism is an unusual tradition to the world because no one knows about Seventh- Day Adventists. We go to church Saturdays and worship form friday night sunset to Saturday sunset. This is strange to people who are not Adventist.

    Bang for the buck

    Andrews University is unique because it is a Christian school that prepares the way for those who want life to be full of meaning, fun, adventure, and true purpose. There are many trips to different parts of the world, the people on campus are from all around, and students learn how to be the best person that they can be.

    What to do for fun

    Worship God, concerts, bowling and activities in he towns around.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, great for vegans and vegetarians. No meat here! But the variety of food for a vegetarian or vegan is great!

    Dorm Life

    I hate curfew but the Deans truly care about the well- being of their residents. There are always people in the dorms like the resident advisors and the Deans to help students get through any hardship they encounter.

    Academic Rigor

    This school challenging but there are great teachers and help to get students through. The masters programs are comparable to some of the best in the world. I love the department that I am in and I always feel challenged academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    -The school is diverse you will meet people from various backgrounds -This school is not for someone who would be miserable in rural areas -If you love God and want to learn more about him this is a great school for you -The worship experience here is unreal -Academically the school is above average and you will learn a lot and be challenged.

    In three sentences

    Andrews University is a school that is diverse in culture, race, and ethnic backgrounds. At this school students are taught that school is important and that God is the center of everything. Students at Andrews University learn the meaning of life and what in their educational and spiritual lives.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Gymnastics, sports in intramurals, hang out with friends, do things outdoors in the area.

    Food and Dining

    It's good for cafe food!

    Dorm Life

    Not too bad! I like it.

    Academic Rigor

    Andrews University has many good programs and I feel like I am learning a lot and will be well prepared for my future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, you're here for school, so put that first. Don't forget the other things though, without including other aspects in your life you will have a miserable education experience.

    In three sentences

    Andrews University is a place where I feel safe and comfortable. I feel like I am getting the most I can out of my education here. I am happy that I am able to attend a Seventh-day Adventist school where my faith can be incorporated into my education.