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  • 12/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 1 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If one is looking for a small school, where one can be in intimate classroom settings, then Cazenovia College would be for them. It's a place for students who want to have close relationships with their professors and fellow-classmates. It's a place where one can get the help one needs to be successful in life after college. And also a great place for students who want a challenge, because the honors program offers some rigorous courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school does come with some drama, because word travels very fast in a small school.The college is also located near a lake, which can make for a ton of snow in the winter. Also, not many jobs are available in the village surrounding the college because the village of Cazenovia is very small.

    Bang for the buck

    Since the college is small, the staff is dedicated to helping each accepted student afford the education. Every student can receive a scholarship upon acceptance (based on high-school merit) for a percentage of the education, and hundreds of other, smaller scholarships are available. The school also makes sure that every student gets the most out of their education and college experience by tailoring the education to the student's needs, as well as getting great internships and jobs for the students.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school has about 900 students, so the school is a very close community. One can truly find one's niche with all of the different clubs, sports, extracurricular activities, and trips the school offers. The food is pretty delicious considering it is a college cafeteria, and they offer a variety of choices. Also, the school is gorgeous, well-kept, and located next to a scenic lake.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at Cazenovia College really try to tailor one's education to one's needs. They offer a fantastic learning center ready and willing to tutor any student in any subject. The advisors and professors want to challenge the students so that they can learn the most from the classes and to be successful in life. The coursework is challenging, but doable, and the college offers a variety of interesting classes.

  • 12/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a low-key creative atmosphere for art, students interested in a smaller, close-knit college (though be prepared for some drama--it comes with the size), smaller class sizes, strong equine program, and sports teams that become your family.

    Tips for prospective students

    You can never have too many quarters. Get involved with clubs and other campus activities (this is important on any college campus--it's all part of the college experience). Visit Caz, stay overnight, talk to coaches and current students.

    Bang for the buck

    Good education, not crazy expensive. The school offers many scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    Great campus, great professors, great people.

    Am learning a lot

    I have seen improvements in my work in all my classes. Part of it is my own drive to succeed, but I have received a tremendous amount of support from my professors.

  • 06/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to go to a college that will provide great education that is tailored to them. Also for those who like the small school and town atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and know that the school is smaller. This school may be small but it offers a lot.

    Bang for the buck

    You learn a lot here and the professors are great. If you like a smaller town that is close to a big city this a great place to be

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a lot to do here even though it is a smaller school. The campus hosts many events throughout the year and a lot of them are great. Every weekend we have a movie that is out of theaters but no on DVD yet for students to watch with their friends for free.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here help each student on an individual level and will not give up on you. They are professors who have either mastered the field or are part of the field of the course or study therefore giving the student the most for their time and money.

  • 09/16/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Equine studies majors. The equine program is fantastic. Other than that.... choose another school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you really want a small school and know that you can create your own fun or else you'll be bored 24/7.

    Bang for the buck

    Not really. The school is very expensive.

    Did enjoy being here

    Not really. The school was really small and the people get old fast. There's nothing to do on the weekends and it takes a half hour to get into Syracuse and if you're a freshman you won't be able to get there unless you take the vans that run once every two weeks or find an upperclassman.

    Did learn a lot

    The professors do teach you a lot and expect a lot out of you. If you do all the work and study, passing the classes will be easy!

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 17

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    cab events happen mostly every weekend (movies, comedians, musicians, dances), but as for in-town fun, there isn't much to do. unless you have a car, you make your own fun with your friends, which i have found to be better than clubbing any night.

    Food and Dining

    campus dining is better than most high school cafeteria food, but a step below other college's options. we have one dining hall on campus with very good food on some days, but poor selections on other days. we also have late night and cyber cafe, which are the food options past dinner time. both have good food, so it can sometimes be a good substitute if it's leftovers for dinner.

    Dorm Life

    cazenovia has four main dorms on campus, not counting the suites and apartments. freshmen typically live in either park or watts, and to a lesser extent, farber (the all female dorm). i have found people in farber to be courteous, clean, and quiet. i can always count on being able to take a nap in my room without being disturbed. however, living in park or watts can be quite noisy, and in some cases, uninhabitable for the quiet lovers. they are fun dorms to spend time with your friends with, but not to sleep in.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor varies from class to class, as it does in most schools. i have been in classes that are painfully easy, while at the same time doing homework for others that take all of my concentration and effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    before committing yourself to caz, be sure you are ready to live in a small town. though the college provides many events for students to participate in, there is no denying that we have limited activities in the town itself. however, the exchange for a personal, safe, and friendly town is worth it in my opinion.

    In three sentences

    cazenovia college is located in a small town, nestled among the hills of upstate new york. a private institution founded in 1824, cazenovia college is school for those of us who prefer a more personal relationship with teachers and other employees. this is not a lie: you are not a number at cazenovia college.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety has things covered. they will help you out at a moment's notice and make sure that people are on their best behaviors.

    Clubs and Activities

    i love the clubs and activities. i am a part of many many clubs and it is great to mingle with so many different people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the fashion show is huge and almost seems like a tradition, and i love it.

    Bang for the buck

    although there is a lot to do here it is a small college and quite expensive.

    What to do for fun

    attending cazenovia activities boards events is great fun. dances, movies, music, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    the meals are prepared very well, but seem to repeat more often than they should.

    Dorm Life

    at times it can be very noisy and hard to deal with, but over all the resident assistants do well to keep things in check.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics are done very well, generally. some professors could do with being more organized and making sure certain software and tasks are explained properly. learning from any and all of the professors is great fun, and the work load is never too overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    it is a great college to attend if your major is among the options here. because it is a small campus, you will be known and your professors will help you. make sure you are prepared for a change in scenery and for a different way of living because it can be tough.

    In three sentences

    cazenovia college is great for its size because it does have a lot more to offer then one would think. most of the people are friendly, and willing to get to know a diverse group of people. and the campus life overall is good if you are one that likes to be very involved.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security guards are all very kind and respectful. If you need to get into a building late at night and you need some one to open it then they are always on call to come and open it for you. They also help you out with van keys early in the morning if you need to as well. Also if you are up at the parking lot walking down to the college and if you are a little scared then you can call them and they will walk you down to your dorm for extra safety and for your own comfort.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and things you can do at Caz. We hold a Quad day once a year in the beginning of the first semester in order to have all the clubs in one place to allow everyone to sign up for the ones they like and such.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are really focused on their studies. If you like to party too much then you can find yourself getting bored quiet easily at Caz.

    Bang for the buck

    Cazenovia is a tad expensive. They help you out with scholarships and all however they tend to raise tuition sometimes.

    What to do for fun

    Syracuse is located only 20 minutes away from the college and is easily accessible. There is also a mall that is about 15 minutes from the college, and also a shopping center. A van is provided to both of these locations once a week so even incoming freshman can have a chance to leave campus when they can.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good in the cafe. It does seem to get repetitive sometimes however. There is also a small cafe that is open at night until midnight just in case there are some late night munchies.

    Dorm Life

    The bathrooms are cleaned each day, and the cleaning lady is very kind! The staff at Cazenovia will always make sure you are enjoying your time in the dorms and if you do not get along with your roommate then it is easy to switch. The rooms are a nice size as well and also come with desks, a wardrobe and a dresser as well. You can have the chance to have your bed lofted or in the ground.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at Cazenovia College are great and very caring. If you are having a hard time with the work then you can easily go to them for help and they will do their best to help you. The classes are challenging but fun and a lot of the classes I have taken already have taken me to places I have never been before and have allowed me to do things I have never done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't pack too much because You will wind up using half of what you bring! The library hours are a little hard to work with, but there is a building that is open 24 / 7 for all of your projects that are needed! I would also advice for a ingoing freshman to apply for your van license. It is a lot better if you can drive the van just in case you need to go some where. Then you don't need to find some one to drive it for you.

    In three sentences

    Cazenovia College is a very small college. It is never boring there however and you are always kept on your toes. The teachers and atmosphere is great for learning and furthering your education.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 17

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many events during the semester that help entertain the students. There are movie weekends and events during the week on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is well diverse and they have a vegan selection. There is always life in the dinning hall.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is different that being home with family it gives a feeling of Independence.

    Academic Rigor

    The professor work with the students and gives helps to those who ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with goals and high confidence. Believe that you can make it through any situation that may come your way.

    In three sentences

    Cazenovia College helps you to explore the possibly of what life will bring. The staff make you feel like your home and they are open to help a student in need. Caz is a place where you can make lifetime friends.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    always safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have a club for just about any interest

    Great for these types of students

    equestrian, interior design, art, fashion design, psychology

    Bang for the buck

    cazenovia is expensive, but you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Cazenovia is a small town so there isnt a ton to do, but the campus activity board puts on a lot of events to keep you occupied.

    Dorm Life

    other residential students are nice. living in the dorms helps you really connect with the whole campus.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are challenging, but manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    dont be afraid to ask questions and for help. this isnt your typical college with over 50 students in a lecture, the professors want to help you.

    In three sentences

    cazenovia college is a great school to be able to work closely with professors. Classroom sizes are small so you can get immediate attention. All professors are great, 10/10.

  • 07/18/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    there are all sorts of clubs

    Great for these types of students

    students that don't like huge campuses and like little classes

    What to do for fun

    they have a lot of activities on campus to keep you busy

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early so you have a better chance of getting accepted

    In three sentences

    I love cazenovia it is a small school. There are a lot of activities to keep you busy. It also has small classes which i am going to love!

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always around if you ever need them you can find them right away.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 150 clubs you can join at Caz!

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, Movies, walk to the lake, go to the events caz puts on each week, Go get pizza at Caz Pizza.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good. But if your not in the mood for campus food theres tons of places around you can go to and use meal swipes.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is pretty fun. Every week Caz put on events for us like comedians, magicians, movies stuff like that. And its all free!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are just like any other school, but with the school being so small the class sizes are about 20 kids max. which gives you and your teacher more one on one time if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to come to a small campus. Meet people before coming here it makes move in day much easier!

    In three sentences

    It's a small campus which makes everyone here personal. The campus is gorgeous durning the fall season. The teachers here are amazing if you need help with anything they'll find a way to help.

  • 03/24/2013

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    All the dorms are closely monitored and the doors are all locked after a certain time. It isn't a huge campus, so that certainly helps.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who came from small towns, or don't want a big city environment will love going here. Those who love the hustle and bustle of the big city might have to take some time to adjust to the rurality of the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lake walking distance from any campus building, and the Main Street is full of shops and restaurants. Syracuse isn't far from Cazenovia at all either.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus looks amazing. From what I have heard from students already there, and the menu I saw online, there isn't much one will miss in the food department.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are in fantastic condition. The buildings are co-ed, with men and women separated by floors, and single gender buildings as well.

    Academic Rigor

    They offer an All-Honors College that provides an academic challenge for the ambitious students. They also have professors who have the highest degree in their fields teaching their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    I received very concise and accurate information about who to talk to, and the school goes above and beyond to make sure that prospective students always have their questions answered. They even set up a Facebook page so that I could meet people who I will be graduating with early, and that we could get to be friends so that we don't feel so alone that harrowing first day.

    In three sentences

    It is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. The school is in a perfect location, close to everything, and state of the art. The people are wonderful, and welcoming.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    THEY ARE BEYOND RUDE.

    Greek Life

    there is none!

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    - Equine majors.. - People from small towns...

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    well i'll just let you see for yourself

    Bang for the buck

    i can honestly saying i am receiving a good education here :)

    What to do for fun

    Well it depends on what you like.. Freshmen are not allowed to have cars, unless you're an equine major (which is unfair because obviously a lot of people are not). The town does not have much to offer, or at least in my opinion. Syracuse has things to do, but unless you have some mode of transportation to get you there and back eh hem.. well you know. ( taxis are usually between $75-90 from Syracuse to Caz ONE WAY. You may be lucky and find one for 60 :) )

    Food and Dining

    The sea food is great.. :)

    Dorm Life

    Farber is by far the best dorm, but it is an all girls dorm. sorry guys. You can control the air as well as the heat.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are simply harder than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    - DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! please. - Visit the campus, i did not and was shocked when I arrived. - Make sure this place is the right fit - Study, even if you don't think you need to, it will help!

    In three sentences

    Cazenovia is not very diverse. Certain people are treated better than others. You have to take it upon yourself to make this college fun.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 17

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You will have to take a short drive outside of your area. Very small town.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to succeed in furthering your education. the staff at the college works very hard for you. You will succeed if you are willing to do the work.

    In three sentences

    It is a school of campus program is catered to adults returning for to school. Staff are easy going and communicates well with students attending program. We have the benefits of attending smaller class size and seeing the same faces each semester.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is well-lit at night, completely safe, vandalism rare.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety of clubs to choose from. Fun activities to do around campus- carnivals, live music, dances, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are interested in equine, art, fashion, interior design, sports, psychology, and criminal justice will like Cazenovia College.

    Bang for the buck

    College is unnecessarily expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Small choice of entertaining activities around campus. Movies playing every weekend, comedians, game nights, etc. Dances and parties happen frequently.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is repetitive, sometimes good, sometimes bad. Always a wide variety. Other local restaurants to choose from- Subway, Mcdonalds, Chinese food.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are quiet while others are noisy. Bathrooms are always clean. Dorms are small, but livable.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors are eager to help students with assignments. The coursework is manageable if one is disciplined. The classes are interesting and sometimes fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students will find it easy to make friends with such small classes. Future students should invest in a drying rack to save money when doing laundry. Students should be open to work study/ extracurricular activities to learn time-management.

    In three sentences

    Cazenovia College is a small, friendly college with several majors to choose from. The campus is easy to maneuver, the professors are helpful, and the classes are small. The coursework is challenging, yet rewarding.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 17

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Every possible club you can think of. From the Overseas Travelers Club to the Paranormal Investigations Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Small town. Looking for a close campus. There's less than 1000 students on campus so you get to know everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Caz is a very expensive school but offers extraordinary scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    The Campus Activities Board always has musicians, movies, events, programs, comedians, and other entertainment on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Caz offeres a buffet of different varieties of foods.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Caz is what you make of it. Surround yourself with positive people who have similar interest and you'll enjoy your stay. Maintenance works exceptionally hard to keep the dorm buildings clean and sanitary.

    Academic Rigor

    Caz makes it very easy to excel. Not because the work load is easy, but because you become so close to your professors classes are enjoyable. Professors go above and beyond to ensure every student success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Cazenovia is a small close knit family. This is definitely a school for students who are looking for the very small and close community setting.

    In three sentences

    Cazenovia College is the greatest decision I could have ever made. This college has become my home. I know I have found the best school for me when I find my self looking forward to going back to campus after break than going back to my home town.

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 17

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Campus Activities, small town nothing much to do in town but syracuse is only 45 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Could be better.Some days are great,some days are bad.

    Dorm Life

    Good. Clean, open, corner rooms are best!

    Academic Rigor

    Enough work to keep you busy and great resources. Professors are experienced and well equipped.

    In three sentences

    Nice Community, very tight knit campus. Professors are educated and have real world experiences. Student Res-Life seems a bit racist. Real issues with Reverse Racism on campus and within college.