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Marion Military Institute Reviews

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  • 04/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Millitary minded, Military bound, Disiplinary reasons, Physically fit

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to be extremly succesful at this school is to be an exceptional leader if not. You can be on time for every event/ class follower orders from your superiors and you should have no problems

    Bang for the buck

    The school is pretty expensive but with enough scholarships and finacial aid anyone can attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    Its hard sometimes because of all the rules. But at times it can be a fun place and some of the people here are friends that you wiill keep for a life time

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are small if you are used to small classrooms. There are not many challenging courses here. But there are a few classes that will have you pulling an all nighter like your average college. You will also learn a great amount of leadership skills

  • 06/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 2 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    military minded/household, future officers, chill people

    Tips for prospective students

    you'll meet some amazing people and if you go you're going to dislike parts of it just work through it you'll be thankful for it later.

    Bang for the buck

    its so cheap for such good quality!

    Am enjoying being here

    its a kind of love the people hate the place ordeal but you love it regardless when you leave!

    Am learning a lot

    class schedule is pretty simple and easy. some classes might seem pointless but they help you for the greater cause in the end

  • 10/06/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for the Military lifestyle in college or are prepping for a service academy, or if you are planning for the ECP program.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to attend MMI then make the commitment to yourself to stick it out, if you do then you will have an experience of a lifetime.

    Bang for the buck

    I was on an athletic scholarship so I didn't have to worry about money, but the school is too expensive in my opinion for the students who are not on scholarship.

    Did enjoy being here

    There were many things that frustrated me, but that comes with attending a military school. But I also had some of the best experiences of my life and made some lifelong friends. The bonds that are formed here are unbeatable.

    Did learn a lot

    There were not a lot of challenging/advanced classes offered, but you get a lot of experience learning, such as leadership.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Ranger Challenge, SCUBA, Swamp Fox, Honor Guard, White Knights, Flying Tigers, and more.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard Workers, Military Bound, Determined, Fun, and easygoing people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    MMI is one of the most haunted places in the country. Kind of fun to have a paranormal experience every once in a while!

    Bang for the buck

    Great courses, very hard schedule, military lifestyle, and much more.... Just come here to find out for yourself!

    What to do for fun

    Go to T- Town , Lift Weights, Enjoy your friends (even though it is nice to get away every few weeks) Join an organization.

    Food and Dining

    If its good healthy organic food you want than run away. I pride myself as a healthy eater and try to stay away from the fried greasy foods. Unless you want a Salad for every meal, this is literally impossible. However there are rumors of them changing the food line-up... I hope this is true!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms, or Barracks are for the most part pretty bland. As the years progress they are making much needed upgrades, but for the most part they are very old. This school was founded in 1842!

    Academic Rigor

    My first year under the SAP program was very intense, it lives up to an academy courseload and really challenges you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open mind, stay positive, befriend everyone, and just try to have as much fun as possible.

    In three sentences

    Truth, Honor, and Service, is the motto here and it really shows. In just two years you can be an up and coming 2nd Lieutenant in the Army. Or in just one year be on your way to one of five service academies, overall this school will help you reach your goals and help you gain an insight on what is important in life.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad, but the chow hall is only open at certain times.

    Dorm Life

    The males and females are separate and the beds are not half bad. Coming to a military school expectations are horrible, but it is really relaxing during the day.

    Academic Rigor

    A great one on one experience with the professors. The average class is only 25 students. The learning possibilities are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind when you first get here. The first two to three weeks are the hardest.

    In three sentences

    Marion has a wonderful learning environment. The school keeps military away from the academics, but also has opportunities for nonmilitary obligated students to dip their toes in the military life. Coming to Marion has been a great choice for me.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    6 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One security guard at a time, with a campus that can be accessed at any section of the campus by the outside community. Lots of items were stolen from barracks, and they did nothing about it.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wrestling, tennis, baseball, softball.

    Great for these types of students

    Those pursuing a career in the military.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can carve your name in the chapel. You can get underneath the chapel, called the tunnels.

    Bang for the buck

    Not at all.

    What to do for fun

    Workout at the gym, or play sports during free time, or random stuff with fellow company members. You don't have much free time.

    Food and Dining

    Terrible. Boring and unhealthy fried foods, pizza, everyday. There is a salad bar and sandwich bar available, but that gets very old. You are only allowed to leave campus for an hour at dinner, and even then, there is nothing in the small city to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The potential student would live in a barracks, rooming with one other person, unless you are a second year person. You are lead by other senior cadets and you dorm life is based on the leadership skills and integrity of the respective leadership team.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are terribly easy unless you are taking SAP classes, preparing for the service academy. The instructors are terrible as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not go just to go. Either go with the goal of commissioning (ECP program) or go to try and get into a service academy (SAP program.) The basic or LEP program is a waste of time.

    In three sentences

    Marion Military Institute, MMI, is a unique and worthwhile place. The rewards and end results are well worth it. Although, the school itself is terrible.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always an officer on duty for any emergencies.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa

    Clubs and Activities

    Swamp fox, ranger challenge, white knights, yearbook, scuba club, flying tigers, theatre, chorus

    Great for these types of students

    Military inspiring students, leadership experienced students, athletes, service academy inspiring students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are mandatory parades that happen on campus as traditions for the school and other events that happen as we'll.

    Bang for the buck

    Marion Military Institute is a great college to start at if someone is not knowing where they want to do with their life. Just after two years you can obtain an Associates degree in science and develop many techniques that can help you in the real world.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different activities to do on campus. There's intramural sports to attend, working out in the gym, hanging out in the Quality Mart area playing pool, ping pong, air hockey, and snacking on snacks and drinks.

    Food and Dining

    The food here at MMI is very nutritious and very delicious. There is a variety in what type of food you may be in the mood for. There's two cafeteria style food lines, a salad bar, cereal dispensers, a waffle maker, an omlet maker, and a sandwich bar.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very calm and collective here at MMI. There is a strict no male or female policy in your room with the door closed. If the opposite sex needs to be in your room you have the door open at a 90 degree angle to let everyone know who's in your room. There is a mandatory study time at night where it must be quiet in your dorm hallway, which is a great time to get homework done and work on projects.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are the number one focus here at Marion Military Institute. The academics challenge you and make you think about how successful you could become in a particular subject. And plus the teachers are here to help with any questions you have about a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    The teachers are here to help you! They have office hours where you are free to walk into their offices and ask help on anything. You're not a number here, the teachers know you're name and establish a relationship with you.

    In three sentences

    Marion Milatary Institute is a military junior college that focuses on helping cadets get to the next point in life. The teachers number one goal is to help a student achieve great academic success. Here the college has ways of making you a successful person in life.

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 8

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    nothing in Marion, Tuscaloosa is 45 minutes away, Selma is 30 minutes away

    Food and Dining

    really bad unless it's a big event

    Dorm Life

    really small rooms

    Academic Rigor

    It's doable

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your schoolwork done and look at doing the extra stuff.

    In three sentences

    This is a great place to be from. The school is old and the food stinks most of the time, but the professors meet with you whenever you need and they want you to succeed.