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Merrimack College Reviews

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  • 10/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This School is great for those who come from a small High School setting. Those who want a Christian Education and atmosphere. It is a great opportunity to participate in a Co -operative education program. If you love community service this is the place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make it your business to see the school. It is the only way you can really know what it is like.

    Bang for the buck

    The school support is fantastic. The administration and Staff of the school see's that you get all the support that you need.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do. Everything you need is close buy. The Campus is easy to get around.

    Am learning a lot

    The Classes are great. The Professors are always there for you.

  • 01/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Merrimack is good for students that what to have success after they graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    come for the small class sizes so you can have that one on one with your professors. Don't be shy Merrimack is full of very good people who are willing to help you and become your friend.

    Bang for the buck

    the food could be better. They need to make some improvements on Monican because we have no AC for the summer and we cant not control the heat in the winters. there is no elevator, so those who live on the upper floors every year have to walk all their belongings up the stairs.

    Am enjoying being here

    the people make the school a great place to be

    Am learning a lot

    at the end of every semester i feel as though have gained quite o bit of information from all my classes. Each class helps prepare me for that next stage of my life after college.

  • 10/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    You go here for your money's worth and all the professors know that. They are there to help and teach you so you actually expand your knowledge of things.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus, and students here are all friendly and welcoming!

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much here; the professors are always challenging you.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food is okay.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    So hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Merrimack to have fun, but don't if your choosing a difficult major, you will struggle, and there wont be help. Choose a state school, save your money.

    In three sentences

    Merrimack is a small college in a good location with a well organized campus that helps you easily balance a good social life along with a strong academic career. Depending on your major the professors can be helpful, but sometimes they aren't. As a first year student at Merrimack, my social life and activies have been the only reason I would remain enrolled since the professors aren't the best and the academic programs are very difficult.

  • 06/24/2012

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food was good when I visited campus

    Dorm Life

    It seemed like a typical dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Cannot really comment since I don't go here, but am thinking of going here.

    In three sentences

    Merrimack is a small catholic campus. Everyone seems to want you to feel welcome.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always feel safe!

    Greek Life

    Small sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from its hard to find time for them all!

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes. Students looking for a small college.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive but worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Located 20 minutes from Boston. Restaurants and shopping minutes away!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, however like any college, you will get sick of it but its quality food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. With five new residence building about to be complete, the campus is growing rapidly.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, college is difficult no matter what. Keep your head on straight and use your time wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for small college where you can have a great group of friends and pass teachers that WILL remember you this is the right place for you.

    In three sentences

    Merrimack College is a small college with an excellent education system. The campus is filled with professors and advisors who are knowledgable and willing to point you in the right direction. Receiving an education from this institution is certainly worth it making students into intelligent bright motivated individuals.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is average. There aren't many healthy options other than the salad bar, which needs to be changed ASAP!

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are very clean, and extremely safe. They all have ample amounts of washers and dryers, which are free making it easy for students to do their laundry. The common rooms are placed nicely making it easier for people to mingle and get to know each other.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Merrimack are very competitive. Its an esteemed school that prides there self on their students. In no way is it an easy school, its challenging but doable, and the benefits of graduation will last you a lifetime.

    Tips for prospective students

    Merrimack is definitely a great choice to consider in the college process. The academics are competitive, the sports teams are awesome and the people here couldn't be nicer. I'd say get involved as much as you can. Whether its joining a club or attending a hockey game, those moments are what makes Merrimack College special.

    In three sentences

    Merrimack is a safe, beautiful and academically sound school. Its small enough that you get plenty of one on one time with teachers but big enough that you could meet someone new each day. The campus is gorgeous, the buildings are very clean and overall its a great place to be.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, highly active campus security

    Greek Life

    No greek housing, but there are a handful of sororities and fraternities on campus -- mostly dedicated to philanthropy

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities to choose from, but they often seem very cliquey and exclusive

    Great for these types of students

    Service-Oriented, homebodies, townies, student leaders.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Alternative Spring Breaks/Service Trips are very popular. Service Learning is a component of many classes.

    Bang for the buck

    I find the tuition bill to be disproportionate to the quality of the facilities/academic experience.

    What to do for fun

    Only 40 minutes from Boston, many restaurants, ice cream places, bowling, lazer tag, etc. nearby.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexho provides campus food -- it is edible but not great.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter student and cannot comment on dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    While the difficulty of the classes can vary, it seems that some professors are easily swayed by student complaints and often ligthten the workload when asked.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since Merrimack is a small school, there are fewer niches, or groups of students, to choose from. If after a campus visit you feel that the culture of the school reflects your personality, you'll fit in great!

    In three sentences

    Merrimack is a small New England Liberal Arts school where the majority of students are dedicated to campus involvement. There is a high volume of commuter students from surrounding towns, including New Hampshire. The experienced professors have made their lifelong career at Merrimack and are both professional and knowledgeable.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Heavy, campus police.

    Greek Life

    There is one fraternity, and one sorority; not much to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many, very fun clubs and organizations on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Science, sports me, and business majors.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a bit expensive, but worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and organizations, campus events, and hanging out with the awesome people who attend.

    Food and Dining

    Terrible cafeteria food!!! However, the restaurants on campus have amazing food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are quiet and comfortable. Others tell me that the parties aren't great, but I can't complain.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but the professors will do everything they can to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many of the great campus clubs and organizations as you can.

    In three sentences

    A great school, full of great people. Merrimack's professors are knowledgeable, dedicated, and very helpful. I can't wait to go back!

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Merrimack police are everywhere, but they do not do much.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a scam, only join if you're willing to pay for the events. They never participate in any fundraising events.

    Great for these types of students

    Business students and students who prefer small classes and a small community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zest is great and there are hidden trails around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, all colleges are overpriced.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, parties and there is a nice gym facility.

    Food and Dining

    Sparky's is not that great. The den is okay, but it is mainly fried foods and Zest is good but it will cost you a lot of your Mack points.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy your books in advanced online and not at the bookstore. Pack lots of food. Join clubs!

    In three sentences

    It is a small campus that is close knit. It has a great business program. The food options need improvement.

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    we have it but they really dont do anything special on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Where a huge hockey school, our team does very well every year

    Bang for the buck

    It's pretty expensive, be prepared to pay.

    What to do for fun

    Bostons really close

    Food and Dining

    Foods alright, its just really reparative and they don't change it up much. Also food tends to be greasy.

    Dorm Life

    The schools is stuffing kids into 3 kids into rooms that were made for doubles which absolutely sucks, but new dorms are being built so that may not happen as much in coming years.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors know their stuff and expect you to do the same. You wont be able to just float through but it wont kill you either. Just manage your time well and you will be set

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the college before you decided to come. Taking a religion class really is not that bad. Campus po po is not that strict.

    In three sentences

    smallish Catholic school that has a great campus. Academics here are not killer but also are not a breeze. Food is alright it just gets repudiative and they usually dont have vegetables.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Rarely do you hear about incidents on campus

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of events, sports, and school activities

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing people that love to make new friends

    Bang for the buck

    Being an international student, it is very expensive to go to Merrimack unless you have great scholarships

    What to do for fun

    Lots of school activities, sporting events, parties, and other events to join in

    Food and Dining

    Great food prepared right in front of you

    Dorm Life

    It's not half bad. I would recommend students to bring a foamy because the mattresses are very uncomfortable

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, but the teachers are a great help

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to have lots of fun. You should be the kind of person that enjoys joining in school activities

    In three sentences

    Merrimack is full of school spirit. It has awesome people and great living conditions. Also, the food in the cafeteria is pretty good.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus saftey is great there are always officers driving around and we have a lot of cameras and safety things around campus.

    Greek Life

    We have 2 sororities and 1 fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a lot of NCAA sports as well as many clubs and intermurals and you can always start a new club if you get enough interest.

    What to do for fun

    There are resturants around town and the mall and movies is not that far.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone in social and the dorms are like a family. Our RA's hold floor events to bond with each other.

    Academic Rigor

    I think the academics are very strong and many resources offered if struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure they use all the resources the college offers for academics and get involved in different clubs and activities because it helps you meet people and feel a part of the community.

    In three sentences

    Merrimack College is a small community that has great academics. The teachers care for their students and wants everyone to succeed. Also all the students are very friendly and accepting and it is a great school for social events.

  • 05/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 15

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can do so many extracurricular activities. I am in Merrimack Action, which is a weekly volunteer service where we go and volunteer at different organizations. There is theatre, club sports and student government. Alot of things to keep you busy.

    Food and Dining

    Phenomenal food from the Warriors Den and our dining hall called Sparkies.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, but from what I have seen they seem great.

    Academic Rigor

    Very different workload from high school. You definitely have to put in the effort to get the grades you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please work hard in order to get a good financial aid package. Dont be afraid to try new things.

    In three sentences

    One of the best places I have ever been at. I love the campus life, professors and students. There are so many opportunities for growth and development both physically and mentally.

  • 07/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Zeta Tau Alpha Tau Kappa Epsilon Theta Phi Alpha

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Relay for Life

    What to do for fun

    Intramural Sports Club Sports Division Hockey Games The Merrimack Programming Board.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not gourmet, but it is satisfactory. The school offers four places to grab a bite; Sparkys Place, The Warriors Den, Zebi's and a popular on-campus Dunkin Donuts.

    Dorm Life

    Meeting new people may be nerve wracking for some, but during the first two weeks of school, there is no one who has not met someone that shares the same interests and values that an individual may have. Everyone on campus is friendly, supportive and kind.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are no joke, it has the feel of an ivy league school, while also maintain its family atmosphere presence.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are applying to Merrimack be sure to get some community service under you belt. The schools mission is to inspire through giving back. If they see that you have committed yourself to becoming a better civil servant, than the odds of acceptance jump straight through the roof

    In three sentences

    Merrimack has a great small population atmosphere that has bright students and a great staff willing to work and help students at any hour of the day. From different majors and minors to a multitude of study abroad opportunities this school engages the minds of future leaders in each academic field