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University of Pikeville Reviews

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  • 03/09/2011

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

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hands on, One-on-One with students and teachers

    Will enjoy being here

    They plan tons of activites for students to attend

    Will learn a lot

    It's a small student mass...You will be able to be more one-on-one with your teachers.

  • 11/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UPike is good for students planning to attend a religious school. Also, it is great for those who don't mind a large student body.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many scholarships available to receive as well.

    Am enjoying being here

    Pikeville isn't a very big town, so there's not a lot to do. However, there is always some kind of activity going on around campus that students can attend and be a part of.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here care about their students and how they are doing academically. There is a small student:faculty ratio so if a student needs help, they can talk with a professor one-on-one to get the assistance they need.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are located on campus and do a very good job at keeping the students safe. All students are advised to put the campus security number in their phones. They are always on call and will always assist in an emergency or situation.

    Greek Life

    This is newer to the campus, the students live in a dorm. We currently have two sororities and two fraternities. The students do various community service in the town and hold events on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school offers many different types of clubs, there are clubs connected to the type of major as well as clubs such as Sororities and Fraternities.

    Great for these types of students

    For students from a small town, afraid to go to college for fear of being just a number in a class room. This school gives the students attention they need in order to acheive success.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual to the town is Hillbilly Days. This is held every year for a weekend in April. People from all over Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia come to the streets of the town to enjoy food and company.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many things to do around the town and on campus. It is a great experience for all aged students.

    What to do for fun

    There is a bowling alley that the students like to go to. As well as a movie theater down town. There are many campus activities for students of all ages ranging from free bowling night to free movie night. There are also activities available on campus at set dates such as a street festival.

    Food and Dining

    The school cafeteria has good hours available to the students. The staff working in the cafeteria do their best to make sure the students have a variety of choices. They offer fruits and vegetables, salad, pizza, and an entree.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is very convenient. The meals are covered in the cost and the dorms are near campus. The students are placed in the middle of campus life. They find true friends in roommates and can also participate in Greek life, housed on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The programs at the University offer a variety to students. The students can participate in science and medical fields, as well as, arts and music fields. This variety gives students the opportunity to try different fields to find one they truly love.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to the campus and see what it is about. The teachers and staff will be welcoming and will give any kind of advice necessary to help you make the best choice of college.

    In three sentences

    This small campus fosters a great learning environment. The professors make it known that they are here for the betterment of learning and education. The staff is friendly and inviting, reaching out to many students across the U.S. to ensure a better future.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 10

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You mostly make your own fun. Find things to do

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to know everyone around campus.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school for people who are used to the area and want a small college. The academics tough. I love this school.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security has two numbers. The station and the deputy's number. After a certain time, if you try to call the station you will be automatically directed to the deputy's cell phone!

    Greek Life

    There isn't any well known greek life here because they students started their own fraternity's and sororities!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few activities to get into. You just have to find them (look at the bulletin boards around the campus) or start your own!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the dorm buildings is haunted and the library is haunted. They also have a little grave yard near the library because when they first built the school they didn't want to disturb the graves that had been there for such a long time.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do here if you aren't an athlete or in some sort of program which is why making lots of friends here is a good thing. Welcome Week gives you something to do at the end of everyday the first week of school. After the first week, you pretty much have to entertain yourself. Still, the school advertises other things that you can do outside of school so you can have some fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good! They have a salad bar and a sandwich station that would make any athlete or dieter proud. They also have different meals and desserts everyday and every Wednesday, people from the area make home cooked meals and bring them to the school to help cure our homesickness. Last, but not least, everyone has the same meal plan! All you do is swipe your card and you walk in and eat all you want! There isn't any limit to how much you can eat. The only thing is after 8 p.m the cafe is closed and you have to feed yourself. Also, on weekends majority of the students go home and the cafe is only open from 9 or 10 am till 1 pm. So stocking up on snacks in your dorm is a must!

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is OK. Majority of the dorms come with a mini fridge already and all dorm halls have FREE wash and dry for laundry. Even more dorms have a vending machine filled with snacks or drinks on the first floor. Some dorm halls have either 6 people (girl dorms) or 8 people (boy dorms) but the lowest amount is 2 people (depending on what dorm you stay in.) Many of the dorms are pretty spacious but you still need lots of containers to hold your stuff because the closets are really small and the dressers (each person has their own) might not hold all of your belongings.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what you major in, you will have either little amounts of homework with tests/quizzes/papers that cost you half of your grade. Or you will have lots of homework with tests/quizzes/papers that individually make up for your entire grade. Slack off wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is definitely a place where you need a car to get everywhere so try to make friends with people who have cars in case of an emergency. With the campus and student body being so small, sometimes there seems like there isn't anything to do. Therefore, be outgoing! This way even if there's nothing to do on campus you can always have fun with different students on campus. Another thing would be look into sports and other academic programs while you're here. They offer extra scholarship money, to those who qualify, for the sports and academic scholarships- not including the money they previously granted for your ACT and GPA.

    In three sentences

    This university is great! People are very friendly and respectful here. Even with 100 kids in a lecture hall (the biggest class), teachers still go out of their way to learn your names. The campus is very quiet and the structure of the campus (carved in to a mountain!) is great for anyone who loves to or is trying to stay in shape.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They always have campus security that are always willing to help.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of things to do for fun. Join the athletics department, join band, choir, or anything they can offer you here.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dinning here are amazing.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty fun. Meeting new students, making new friends. Different living situations.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure you don't let your academic grades go down.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just remember to study hard and you'll succeed easily here.

    In three sentences

    The university has excellent ways to help students with academic along with financial needs. The workers and staff are very friendly here. It's a college for those who just simply like a small area with students and faculty to get along with.

  • 06/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The staff at upike make sure students are safe. the campus police make sure everybody has there number so they can contract them if need . they are very helpful around canpus

    Clubs and Activities

    they are alot of clubs you can join on campus like the band , academic teams and alot more

    Great for these types of students

    If you no not like big schools and like to get hand on with things upike will be best for those types of students . Everybody is friendly and know each other.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    students go on the bridge to chill and relax between classes and at the end of the day.

    Bang for the buck

    I wish the upike would have more things for the students because I know students feel like that it is nothing to do on campus and things do not suppose to be like that. I also think that they should do a better job telling students about events coming up

    What to do for fun

    Every week they have whats up Wednesday where people can some relax get there mind of school work and get some home cooked meal. Other then that its nothing to do on campus. I wish there was something to do on campus so students do not have to stay in there dorms .

    Food and Dining

    Food and dinning is pretty good with the new cafe on campus. The cafe is bigger and has more room then the old cafe. It is always something to eat in there. They try to have healthy food in there and tell you whats in there food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is average depends what dorm you are in , because some dorms are nicer and bigger then others. The dorms are improving each year so that is a big plus. I wish students could cook in the dorm so students could be the real college life.

    Academic Rigor

    As for academic at upike i think it is the best that is out there. the teacher really want you to learn and get into details with everything to make sure you know it. The class room size is small so the teacher will know you on a one on one term. That is always good for the students.

    In three sentences

    I could have to give upike a 7 , because it is alot of things i like then it is things i do not like bout the university. the community and the faculty memebers really set the university part of others.

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Amazing Police services here!

    Greek Life

    GAMMA SIGMA CHI ZETA OMEGA CHI DELTA ALPHA LAMBA DELTA DELTA NU

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Graveyard located outside the library.

    What to do for fun

    There is many events including the following: Free Movie Night, Free food Wednesday, Free bowling night and more!

    Food and Dining

    We have an excellent Cafe with a wide variety of foods and healthy foods as well. We also have a coffee shop, Java City , its not quite as good as Starbucks but its close. Its very delicious!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is excellent and continuing to grow. We have new building in progress here for families whom may want to attend college here. Apartments aren't cheap!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here at Upike are wonderful. It is a liberal arts school, therefore you have a wide variety of courses you can take. I Love it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not attend here if you are wanting to constantly party or not attend class. Go to class. Do your work. Take advantage of the tutor services.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful school for students whom want to learn. The professors here help you more one on one. The price is well worth attending here.

  • 03/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hillbilly Days. Every year close to the 15th of April, classes are canceled on Thursday and Friday. Vendors come from far and near to set up in the streets of downtown Pikeville. It's like a huge fair in the middle of the streets of downtown Pikeville.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, me and my friends go up to the over look and look out on the view of Pikeville from up top on a mountain. Or a trip to Lover's Leap. There's also a nice park down down and a movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    There is an awesome new dining hall. It's not like mama's cooking but it's still pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    There is a good selection to the type of dorm you can chose from. You can live in a dorm with community bathrooms, or there is a couple dorms that you and your roommate share the bathroom with the room next to you. Or you can live in a suite with several suite mates.

    Academic Rigor

    Each professor teaches differently. Some teachers depend all on notes, they don't teach from a book. Other teachers get all of their information from the textbook. Some professors don't give test, your grades depend on your attendance and papers you write, while others love to give little quizzes and tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Give yourself time to relax and catch up on things. 2. Don't be shy, come out of your dorm every once in awhile.

    In three sentences

    It's a nice little college down in the mountains. Everyone knows everyone, professors know all of their students. Everyone is like family.

  • 05/23/2014

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

    10 of 10

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Sporting events seem to be the key for enjoyment.

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat style.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were nice, that i visited. I'm an athlete, so i don't know if they were just showing me their very best or not, but you get everything you'd need in a room for the most part.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a lot of help as far as anything that may not be understood. Tutor for almost every subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    I haven't attended there yet, but I will be attending in the fall. However, from my visits and encounters I really think it will be a good fit for anyone wanting to focus solely on school without alot of distractions.

    In three sentences

    Close-knitted environment. It is very cute. The people in Pikeville are really nice.