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Thomas More College of Liberal Arts Reviews

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  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 of 3

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do: some of them are organized but the best of them are always the unprepared one's.

    In three sentences

    It is a very good college for people who want to share a good human and spiritual experience. It is a college worth attending!

  • 02/20/2013

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

    2 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is in a partially secluded location. That and its small size made me feel perfectly safe there.

    Clubs and Activities

    While there aren't really any organized clubs due to the school's size, there is always something fun to do on the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for quiet, family-related students who love reading, writing and learning about their faith.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a lot of smoking on campus, which I didn't like.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely more affordable than other Catholic colleges, but I do not think that they offer much in the way of financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    There are dances, field trips, jam sessions and Shakespeare plays!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! There is no fast food or school cafeteria junk served on this campus! Everything is made from scratch and some of the fruits and vegetables come from the students' own gardens.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are very simple and there isn't too much space, but they are clean and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are awesome!! They really make you think and, at the same time, deepen your relationship with God. I particularly love the authentically Catholic Great Books Program!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit the campus before you decide to attend! It may be quite different from what you expect!

    In three sentences

    It is a very small school with great emphasis on the Catholic liberal arts. I liked how simple it was. It is impossible to get lost in a crowd of strange students or a sea of buildings over there!

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Oh boy, don't get me started. Since there is no security, we have a curfew. 12:30am sunday-thursday, 1:30am Friday & Saturday. Which means we get locked into the dorms. You cannot leave without permission from an RA (who all happen to be oblivious and inefficient) and if you are caught outside past curfew you will get a strike against you at least and campused (a fancy term for being grounded) at worst. Or perhaps put on probation. All of the buildings are locked up after this time so campus is dead after hours. This is why we call it the Gulag.

    Greek Life

    nonexistant

    Clubs and Activities

    There are guilds. Woodworking, folk music, sacred art, sacred music, horseback riding. The latter is the coolest.

    Great for these types of students

    homeschoolers, traddy Catholics, extreme conservatives. Think Long Skirt.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual, but there is a Marian grotto and a swamp

    Bang for the buck

    Its really too expensive for what you get. On top of that, to quote a senior who has been here for four years, you get collegiate work with high-school privileges.

    What to do for fun

    Occasional bonfires/kumbaya fests. Nothing exciting. Also its pretty far away from everything so you're kinda stuck in the middle of nowhere. BUT! There is hope! There is a gas station nearby! :D

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food, three meals a day, breakfast is OK but can't say much else. There is only bread and fruit available in between meals and you'll only get some if you're lucky.

    Dorm Life

    Poorly built and insulated dorms; have black mold issues. Among other things the walls are so thin you can hear the person next door, above and below you. Shared living spaces for girls (dorms are not co-ed) and smelly guy's dorm. Think family life.

    Academic Rigor

    Very difficult, lots of reading, paper writing, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    The curriculum is great, but not worth the experience. This is a traddy Catholic paradise, and unless you are yourself a traddy Catholic, don't even apply. You're gonna have a bad time. People here (including staff) are extremely conservative.

    In three sentences

    Great academics, tough/challenging curriculum. Tiny, tiiiiiiny campus. less than 100 students makes for high-school level drama and everyone knows when you brush your teeth.