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  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 out of 30 people found this review useful. 1 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    At Winthrop, you will get your money's worth. the campus is beautiful, the facilities are outstanding, and the basketball/baseball/'whatever sport you're into' are free to attend!

    Am enjoying being here

    The cultural events that are held on campus are very enjoyable. You can learn from them and have a great time at the same time. Impossible? Nah!

    Am learning a lot

    Not only do you learn about your field of interest, but you also learn how to interact with so many different types of people. Winthrop is all about diversity!

  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 out of 20 people found this review useful. 2 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Prospective teachers, art majors, biology majors

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your advisor.

    Bang for the buck

    A teacher I had my first semester here said, Winthrop is like the beauty parlor of SC universities. You get private school attention for a public school price. It's a small school and the teacher to student ratio is very comforting.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have never had better relationships with teachers as I have had in my first two semesters here.

    Am learning a lot

    I never thought I'd learn so much pursuing a Computer Science degree from a liberal arts college. The classes are small so you receive individual attention from teachers who really care, and are more than willing to meet with you after class to help you with anything.

  • 08/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 15 people found this review useful. 3 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school seems to be mainly based on those who want to go in to the teaching field. So if you think education is going to be your area of expertise, then Winthrop is definitely the choice you need to make.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to make friends with almost everyone you meet, because the new faces may be the faces that make it far into your future. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO SPEAK IN CLASS! Also, become close with your professor's, it will be a lot easier for you at the end of the semester. If they know you from the first day, then they monitor your progress a little more closely and it helps you stand out in class.

    Bang for the buck

    As for aesthetic value, Winthrop is definitely worth it! The historic construction of the buildings make you cherish the school even more. The campus is truly beautiful. If you ever get tired of cafeteria food, there are plenty of place near campus that suit your fancy. =)

    Am enjoying being here

    I am really enjoying being here. If you are a student that prefers a smaller class setting, then this is the school for you. Here, at Winthrop, you are not just a face amongst the crowd. The intimate atmosphere of the school ensure that you get the type of one on one attention to may need. In order to get the really most out of going here, a car would be a tremendous help, but it is not necessary, because Winthrop provides on-campus events almost every weekend, so students will never be bored.

    Am learning a lot

    I am truly learning a lot from being here. Had it not been for the professors, I don't think my experience would have been this easy. They are willing to help you one on one whenever you don't understand and they offer tutorial sessions when needed. They are so approachable and make you feel as though you are an integral part of the already diverse campus. The classes are not all easy, but after a few hours of studying, they become more fulfilling and enjoyable.

  • 08/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 4 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like smaller close knit schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not go to Winthrop looking for a drunk fest, because this is a actual school and it is hard and requires actual commitment.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is expensive, but it is among the highest rated in the south and has a high employment rate.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the dorms, and it gives a huge sense of community, and independence. The campus is safe, and easy to navigate. Plus there is always something to do on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    There is a wide variety of classes to choose from. All the teacers are dedicated and since the classes are smaller they pay attention to you and are willing to help you. Winthrop expects a lot out of the students and push the students to do well.

  • 12/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 12 people found this review useful. 5 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Winthrop's classes are challenging, but they are completely worth it. If you are driven, excited about your future, and ready to work hard, we want you, and you'll do well here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to people. It's easy to make friends if you just talk to them, and professor's really appreciate students who speak up in class. Ask questions. Winthrop loves critical thinkers. When you have something to say, there is someone to listen.

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said, the professors are highly experienced, and in many cases acclaimed in their fields. Plus, the class sizes are small. As a student at Winthrop you get one on one attention from the best of the best.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Winthrop. The campus is beautiful, the students are driven and creative, and the faculty is incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated to bettering their students.

    Am learning a lot

    At Winthrop I’m not only learning what I will need to know to be successful in my career one day, I’m learning about life, people, and myself. In dealing with my roommates I’ve learned how to handle conflict. From my professors, I’m learning that I have no limits, and I can go as far as I push myself. Even in my minor I am learning how talent, hard work, and commitment can get you where you want to go.

  • 12/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 6 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Winthrop is a great school for people who want to go into the education field.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are only 5 things you need to know to survive at Winthrop. 1: check your email, important things that a Winthrop students need to know are sent through email, so check your email daily 2: DO YOUR WORK!! I can't stress how important it is to do your work. It is so easy to get behind in classes because it is REALLY HARD to get back on track. 3: Get involved in extra curriculum activities on campus. Getting involved is more important than you think, when your grade point average is doing so well, you'll have extra curriculum activities to fall back on. 4: If you need help, don't be to afraid to ask your professors. Remember, NO QUESTION IS A DUMB QUESTION. 5: Try to get a job if you can, unless you have cash flow from somewhere else. Having money at Winthrop will help you tremendously. If you follow these 5 simple rules you will be a succesful college student.

    Bang for the buck

    The money you pay to go to Winthrop is worth it if you are dedicated to your work and actually learn what the professors are trying to teach you.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at Winthrop because the people are nice, the professors actually care and help students who are in need.

    Am learning a lot

    The mistakes that I have made at Winthrop have helped me to grow and become a better college student.

  • 12/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Winthrop is great for everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as much as possible because it gives you multiple opportunities to meet new people. This is going to be important because one you get to a new place it can feel quite lonely, but getting to know the people around you will make college life much more comfortable!

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is absolutely gorgeous and it has everything you could possibly want. It has an amazing gym with all sorts of fitness equipment and rooms for various activities. It has a nice cafeteria and extra food court in Dinkins with a wide variety. We have a movie theater and lots of space outdoors for group activities or playful sports.

    Am enjoying being here

    Winthrop is an amazing university. I actually started out at a different college and was not happy there and then switched to Winthrop. I am SO glad that I did!

    Am learning a lot

    Not only am I learning a lot from professors teaching my major, but professors teaching general education classes also have a way of drawing you in and making classes interesting so that you get the most of it!

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students. We are a student body of almost all cultures and backgrounds. From the students alone, I have talked to me Arabic, Afghan, Asian, and many more (even someone from Egypt). We have so much fun debating topics from religion to what is on TV for children between classes you won't see each other for weeks but the next time you do you pick up right where you left off. ( I have been late to class because of these discussions).

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do your reading assignments. Even if you do not talk about it in class does not mean you won't be tested on it. I had a proffessor that did lecture and never refered to anything in the book. I failed the first test because half the test came from the book. Also, learn how to bargain hunt for books. Either have a friend you has already had the class leaned you their book, become buddies with someone in the class, or do like I do and buy the edition before the one the teacher wants (unless it is a math class). Books relatively stay the same from edition to edition with statistics changing. If you have a previous edition you will be okay on the readings just get with a classmate to make sure all the statistics and terms are correct or have not been added too. Learn where quick spots to grab food are on campus between classes or carry lots of snacks to get you through until you can get a meal. You don't always have time to stop at the cafeteria for lunch before your next class. Don't waste your money at the vending machines either. Walgreen's is in walking distance (everyday I did this), go grab snacks and drinks there weekly or daily to carry with you during the day so your not wasting those much needed quarters at the ball game later that day.

    Bang for the buck

    For the education department you cannot get any better than Winthrop for money. Winthrop is rated as one of the leading South Eastern Teaching colleges and we can back it up. We get experience from day one in the classrooms of local schools with real teachers and students. As you become more established in the field and understanding of the education program you truly understand why Winthrop is rated so highly.

    Am enjoying being here

    Winthrop has a marvellous campus. The scenery is always in tip top shape. The people are so diverse and in both culture and education that you cannot help but to get into conversations with random people when waiting for your next class to start. Teachers are fantastic and always willing to make sure that students are learning. The school is not centered around sports which means that academics come first. Class sizes for the most part are small and gives a better opportunity for the students to learn better and have one on one time with the teachers.

    Am learning a lot

    I am going into my 4th year and have learned an outstanding amount of information on anything and everything. My classes are intense and force you think outside the box. The teachers like to give a general guideline to the lecture and then have the students take it from there so that they make themselves think further than just what the text book has to say. My general course work has been great and has helped me become a better student in my own field of study. The education department here is fantastic. They really give you chance to be in the field and have the experience with teacher other than just the student teaching. The teachers in the department are always willing to help you learn more and understand more especially when it comes to helping you to learn to teach better.

  • 12/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    those who want to be able to study but like to party on rare occasions, its not far from charlotte for those who want to really have some fun on the weekends. also there are three clubs in rock hill that many winthrop students go to.

    Tips for prospective students

    always carry cash with you because you will never know when you need it. and when you register for your second semester just wait until everyone else has finished, you will still get the classes you need. there's this thing called eagle express, kind of like a campus grocery store, when between the hours of 11 and 5 you can get a quick lunch when your in a hurry to class.

    Bang for the buck

    im very glad i choose this school because for the amount of money you pay its worth it. the school has a great rep that will follow you very where you go in south carolina.

    Am enjoying being here

    School-wise Winthrop is a great school, they always have something to do. The dorm are clean and so are the bathrooms. The cafe and new DiGiorgio Campus Center adds to the list of things to do.

    Academic Rigor

    im learning more than i expected. from all the stories i hear about college not caring if you learn this school tries it hardest to help you learn. in the past year and a half i've learn more than in my 4 years at my high school.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus security take their job very serious.

    Greek Life

    plenty of options

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club for every interest.

    Great for these types of students

    interior design and dance

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    since this is a historic school, there are unique ghost stories in some of the old buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    the rental rates in this area are average.

    What to do for fun

    charlotte is a big city really close to campus. the town has plenty of parks, shopping, and dining.

    Food and Dining

    plenty of different choices for vegetarians and meat eaters.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are gender based and there is also a co-ed dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    great teachers and staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the college and town to see if a small community feel is right for you before applying.

    In three sentences

    plenty of interest clubs available. cultural community with friendly people. great staff who are always willing to help.

  • 01/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Winthrop Univeristy is great for the student who wants a smaller school and class size but still wants the amenities of a larger school! Movies on campus are only two dollars, the West Center offers equiptment and group workout classes that are fun for no fee, and theres always interesting and educational cultural events which can range from concerts to lectures. Theres always something interesting to do during the week, just remember you have to study too! Also theres great programs like the Writing center and Math lab where you can schedule appointments to get help from older students trained in tutoring. Theres so many opportunities for fun and success here, you just got to take them!

    Am learning a lot

    With smaller class sizes, I feel that I'm learning a lot and more efficiently that friends I know at larger Universities. Professors are always open to questions and constantly stress that their office are meant to give us the help that we need to succeed.

  • 11/10/2010

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 1 person found this inaccurate. 12 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    College reviews are the best way to find out information

    Tips for prospective students

    I just want to focus on what it takes to enter this school

    Bang for the buck

    the intuition rate does not seem so high so it shouldnt be any problems

    Will enjoy being here

    I have visited a couple times so i have enjoyed the few times i have been here

    Will learn a lot

    I want to learn as much as possible about this school

  • 12/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to learn within their field and outside of it because there are a lot of extra curricular activities and class you can take that can go toward your degree. If you want a fun college experience and a fulfilling academic career then go to Winthrop University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not fret about the course load. If you passed high school in good standing then you can make it at Winthrop. That does by no means mean that Winthrop is easy. It is college after all and the class are challenging at times but the professors try to get to know you and that helps out a lot.

    Bang for the buck

    Let's face it the recession we are currently going through is awful, but Winthrop is trying to do it's best to help it's students pay for college and get the most out of their money.

    Am enjoying being here

    Winthrop has recently added more to its already beautiful campus. The gym is huge and has a lot of things for students to do such as archery, racquetball, and fencing! We just got a new student center and food court and to be honest I eat and hang out there everyday.

    Am learning a lot

    Winthrop is a great university to learn things both in and outside your major. It is known for it's brilliant education department but they have excellent other departments as well. Each department is supportive and the entire faculty wants you to succeed. I'm a psychology major and I wouldn't want to study anywhere else.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Winthrop is a great school for students who want a great education and professors who care. The school truly cares about your success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved when you enter college. There are a ton of organizations to choose from at Winthrop. Find one that best fits you and get involved!

    Bang for the buck

    I have had great teachers and have learned so much so far in my 3 years at Winthrop University. The classes are small enough where you are able to form relationships with your teachers, and they are also there for help. Many of the departments offer tutoring in any fields you may be struggling in. I know what I have learned so far at Winthrop will benefit me once I enter the workforce.

    Am enjoying being here

    Winthrop has a beautiful campus. With the new Student Center, students are able to have everything they need right in the center of campus. Starbucks at the Student Center has become my daily study spot. I don't like campuses that are very spread out; Winthrop's campus is all within walking distance. It is a great environment, and there are always things to do on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a senior Integraded Marketing Communication major at Winthrop University. I began Winthrop as a Graphic Design major and switched majors about a year ago. I have learned so much from both careers. Graphic design ended up giving me great visual skills which has been benefitual in IMC. In IMC I have learned about all the fields in communications from PR, to media writing and advertising. I was given the opportunity to help organize and plan the Mass Communication Recognition Dinner, which gave me insight on the importance of organization in the field.

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anything music related. This school is great for those types of kids.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is small so if you are looking for a place that you can get around easily to then this is it. I would suggest living in the Margaret Nance dorms when you first get here just to help you get used to the college life and not being thrown into the dorms that are co-ed.

    Bang for the buck

    My family is in the military and we were worried that i would not be able to get instate tuition but they gave me a 5,000 dollar refund check for an instate tuition waiver. Doesn't get much better than getting some money back :)

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is gorgeous. I fell in love with the campus as soon as I saw it and i knew it was the right thing for me. The buildings are all beautiful and the cafeteria is delicious. The teachers are great. The school over all is absolutely wonderful.

    Am learning a lot

    My teachers have been nothing but help for me. I love it here and all of the professors know exactly what they are talking about. They are extremely willing to help you in anything you ask them. They love to hear questions from students and are very personable.

  • 11/10/2011

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who like small class sizes and that aren't all about partying and are actually dedicated to learning.

  • 11/17/2011

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is so beautiful!!!!!!!1

    Will learn a lot

    I love it.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a big part of this campus. You should join one if you are able to.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 175 clubs and organizations to choose from here at Winthrop University

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who do not like large amount of students in classrooms. The average classroom is around 20-25 students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have Cultural Events; you have to have so many of them to graduate from here. They are very excited to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    I made a whole lot of friends here. A whole lot of people are so friendly. This is a very cool-calm place to be. The teachers are very nice too. They are very open to help students with class. Winthrop has a bunch of study programs and tutors to help students with. They do not want you to fail. They would rather see you succeed and what you do. They are preparing for not only getting a job but for keeping a job also. That is why I love Winthrop University so much. I wouldn’t change anything about it.

    What to do for fun

    This school has so many events on the weekend it is like they are trying to keep you from going anywhere during the weekends and even the weekdays. This is excellent so you will never be bored with nothing to do.

    Food and Dining

    We have plenty of food choices to choose from here on campus. We have a cafe you could eat at. And we also have restaurants where we could eat also.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are awesome. There are plenty of choices for you to pick from. Community style, Suite Style, Apartment style.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are very well. Winthrop is ranked very high in the South East region in college ranks

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. College is what you make it. If you plan to do nothing but just sit around then college will be boring. But if you get up and be productive college will be an exciting experience.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is a very wonderful school. Your just not a number here you are a person. Winthrop has very high credentials.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a police station on campus, parking lot patrol officers, and random security around campus.

    Greek Life

    There are so many options for Greek Life, but since I'm not Greek I don't want to steer you in the wrong direction. I know plenty of Chi Omega girls and they really seem to enjoy Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    ASC - Academic Success Center The Writing Center DSU - DiGiorgio Student Union WU Crew - Student Section for Athletics the list goes on and on

    Great for these types of students

    artsy athletic educators

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many places on campus that were built in honor of important people. Strom Thurmond inspired the Thurmond Building and many of Winthrop's leaders had buildings named in their honor as well.

    What to do for fun

    There are always fun events at the DIGS campus center. The theater department is almost always putting on a show. And, the campus arranges shuttles to and from downtown for students convenience to athletic events and other activities.

    Food and Dining

    Winthrop has some of the best selections of food available. I never had to leave campus during the day.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter student so I've only been in a few dorms, but they have all been nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared! The work is hard, but not overbearing. Have fun! The professors are all laid back so there is no need to be nervous.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University's campus is beautiful and peaceful. The professor's are all very knowledgeable on the subjects they teach, and easy to get along with which is a plus. This is a great place for first time college students to learn and gain responsibility.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are great polices, they show up when they are least expected which is great. The polices would be glad to drive you to your dorm late at night for your safety. I would rate this area a 9.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plain Jane, an club organization is offered to girls. I plan on joining the club after christmas break, I learned about the club through my roomate and her friends, joining the club is a great way to get involve with community service and campus life. I would rate this area a 6.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Winthrop could be better, i'm thankful to have Digornio on campus and subway. I always look forward to the food in Diggs. I would rate this area a 8.

    Dorm Life

    I love Winthrop residence life the RA's make your college experience fun by having interesting activities in the dorm, short brief clear residence life meetings. The RA's are fun and full of life, some of the RA's are involve around campus and they encourage other students to get involve as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Winthrop has a great academic approach, the professors push their students to analyze,and interpret information given in class. The strictness upon the professors are worth while because you paying your money to learn versus just getting by.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip I would recommend to perspective students is to get plenty of rest. Second tip study hard without over studying, but also go to the library for stability. My third tip follows on class attendance to make sure to be in class everyday to recall material the next day.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a great school, the professors are caring and the tutoring program is phenomenal. The atmosphere at Winthrop is neutral and interesting. I would recommend this college to others, because of the outstanding academic opportunities.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus police is decent. they should get off their high horse though

    Greek Life

    you ar ealwayd hearing about kappa alpha

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs and orgs. there no way you wont find some where to fit in

    Great for these types of students

    great for student who want a home away from home

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    blue line: the incoming freshman are given navy blue tshirts to wear on convocation day. the they walk around the front of the campus to various vendors and such set up on the front of the lawn.

    Bang for the buck

    if winthrop spent their money right, it would be bang for buck worthy

    What to do for fun

    The campus center is probably the place to go if you want to have fun with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    there are great restaraunts on and near campus.

    Dorm Life

    You go from sharing a bathroom with you family to sharing one with total changes. Just dont take what you have now for granted.

    Academic Rigor

    especially for incoming freshman, college work and life is totally different from high school. you are responsible for yourself

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for priority scholarships.

    In three sentences

    it is the perfect size. it has everything we need within walking distance. the possibilities are endless.

  • 05/06/2011

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

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For any kind of student

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep what you want to pledge a secret. The organizations are really tuff on that.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business, Teacher education, Biology, Fine arts

    Tips for prospective students

    Realize that you are going to have to work hard to make it. Winthrop doesn't favor allowing students to graduate who don't know what they're doing in their field. If you put in some effort and really focus on why you're in college, you'll be fine! Make as many friends as you can, and GET INVOLVED! There really is a lot of opportunity on campus, and the suitcase college stigma that hovered over the school my first year has already begun to disappear!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, Winthrop is one of the more expensive public schools in the state, BUT you receive a top quality education, you learn work ethic, and you get to meet so many new people without becoming a number among hoards of students. Between all the opportunities to be involved on campus and the education that future employers love to see on a resume, Winthrop is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    While the campus is absolutely beautiful and there are more than plenty of student organizations and clubs, Rock Hill is not exactly a college town or a town with things to do. For the most part, Winthrop is known as a suitcase college since most people end up going home every other weekend or so. Even with Charlotte so close, I'm not a big fan of getting around in that city.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are extremely difficult as you progress into your major, but you're actually learning a LOT of useful information. Sure, it may seem superfluous at times, but, if you keep working at it, you definitely come out with a thorough knowledge and understanding of your chosen major. I found that when I started to struggle more in my major, my professors and advisor were extremely willing to help and encourage me, too, which helped me get through it and appreciate what I learned so much more.

  • 07/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Liberal school, for liberal kids. Be out there, unique, yourself. If you are wanting to just blend into the crowd, then Winthrop is not for you. Diversity can be admired throughout the campus, and no one area has just one type of people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your study on. Quickly. If you come into Winthrop studying like a high school kid, you're not going to be too happy. The highly qualified staff here has a high standard, but if the student succeeds, lots of useful information can be gained.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive due to the private school status, although the environment feels like a public school. We students tend to say that Winthrop is a public school at a private school price.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although very stressful at times, (not unlike other colleges), Winthrop is a very enjoyable college, with a beautiful campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Regardless of the course, the student will gain an immense amount of information from each one dude to the high quality of staff.

  • 07/11/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    If you love a warm, welcoming, fun environment Winthrop is for you. The student body is incredibly diverse and is openly accepting of people from all walks of life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come to Winthrop if you aren't willing to work. The classes are very rigorous to assure you're getting the best possible education and the professors do not take their subjects lightly.

    Bang for the buck

    Every college is expensive, but not every college is worth the tuition you have to pay... And at Winthrop, that is NOT the case. At Winthrop you get what you pay for and you're paying for quality education. Once you graduate you will have learned every skill you could possibly ever need for the field you plan on going into. Winthrop is worth EVERY penny you pay to attend.

    Will enjoy being here

    I tell everyone that the second I stepped onto the grounds of Winthrop University it just felt right. I've been to Winthrop several times, both before and after I applied and was accepted and NEVER had a bad experience. Every one you come in contact with is open, friendly, and more than willing to lend a helping hand from the professors, to the students, and to the counselors. The campus has an out-of-this-world student center with a movie theatre, video games, TVs, ping pong tables, etc. so you can never be bored or without something to do. If you DON'T enjoy being at Winthrop, you just don't enjoy life.

    Will learn a lot

    All of the professors seem so knowledgeable of their subject area, and so ready and willing to give you the help you need and the best education possible. You're in classes that pertain to your major from day one. Of course there are the gen-ed classes sprinkled in, but you waste NO time getting the classes you need for the degree you want. No matter what your intended major is, you WILL get the education you want and deserve from Winthrop University.

  • 08/04/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Winthrop is historically a teaching school so that's definitely the most common and fitting decision but it's good for other areas, too.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're thinking about applying don't hesitate! They're really good about processing applications promptly and it's not difficult to get in.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is absolutely gorgeous, and everyone I've met has been smiling and helpful and genuinely nice. Not to mention free sporting events and lots of cultural experiences :)

    Will learn a lot

    I love the plethora of opportunities to have study groups. I don't think I'll have much trouble getting help when I need it.

  • 10/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The facilities are nice, the campus is well groomed, and there is a lot to do.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, there are all kinds of people here from different backgrounds, and you learn a lot.

    Am learning a lot

    They definitely challenge you and make you work hard to do your best.

  • 10/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your advisors and become active in the Winthrop Community.

    Bang for the buck

    Free personal trainers, Health and counseling, Free nurse visits (as long as no tests were done), Academic Success Center (Free tutoring), Many opportunities to decide what you want out of your college experience.

    Am enjoying being here

    Winthrop is a wonderful and caring community. Everyone is so nice. Even when you are commuting, making friends is inevitable.

    Am learning a lot

    Everyone actually cares about learning which is what college is supposed to be. The Professors are always willing to help you and even if you need someone to talk to they are there.

  • 11/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Am enjoying being here

    I love Winthrop University. This school was not my first choice and I never even visit it until orientation! I can tell u WU makes u feel very welcome, u feel at home and its a lot of fun. Everyone have so much school spirit! If u want to go to a school that will get u ready for the real world and allow you to have fun as well; I highly suggest the big WU!!

    Am learning a lot

    I am really learning a lot. I really didn't learn much in high school. Coming to the WU has been a whole new experience for me. I've learned a lot upon coming here. I even feel smarter!

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    stay on top of your school work. its not as easy as high school.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Liberal arts

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any student looking for small classes, a welcoming student body, and a beautiful campus would love it here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to manage your time well. Just because you only have 3 classes a day, doesn't mean that you have a ton of free time. Learn to prioritize and you will be successful.

    Bang for the buck

    Because of my great scholarships, Winthrop pays me to attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the diversity here; everyone is friendly and welcoming.

    Am learning a lot

    I learn so much here because I am backed by a super supportive faculty who enjoy what they teach. No student feels underappreciated or left out here.

  • 01/19/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    i am so excited! winthrop is a wonderful school for education majors. another plus is that cerra's headquarters is on campus.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i could feel much safer here. a few of the parking lots are not actually on campus and a lot of crime happens there and with parking so scarce already you can't really afford to be picky. dorm security is good, though.

    Great for these types of students

    the school is tailored to the art and theatre/drama kids.

    Bang for the buck

    other than some lab fees and a few classes whose books you must buy the winthrop edition from the bookstore, prices aren't bad.

    What to do for fun

    winthrop features churches, a few sorrorities, and target. seems like this is all people do for fun. campus is empty on the weekend and students refer to the school as a day-camp because students are scarce at night and on weekends.

    Food and Dining

    thomson (cafeteria) is good during the week and digs (food court) is a good fast food option and accepts meal plan sun-thurs from 6pm-9pm on selected meals. fend for your self on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    all of the dorms except for court yard(apartments) and phelps(newly renovated because of fire) are sub-par. it is very difficult to get into either of these.

    Academic Rigor

    requires more work than high school but definitely do-able.

    Tips for prospective students

    not a party school.

    In three sentences

    winthrop is full of very enthusiastic teachers, theatre kids, and churches.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go to dsu events on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    it's a great school! you should be here!

    In three sentences

    winthrop is such a beautiful school. not only is it pretty, the classes really challenge me and make me think. the teachers are on hand whenever you need them for help.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    winthrop is relatively inexpensive and they have great professors.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe at winthrop is not at all amazing. some other things to eat such as starbucks or popeyes are good occasionally, but overall the food is not great.

    Dorm Life

    i live off campus, mostly because the dorm room are not very appealing

    Academic Rigor

    you have to read and work in your classes no matter what it is.

    Tips for prospective students

    as for any college, make sure you try really well on the sat or act, but getting a low score will not deny one's acceptance. make sure to apply for scholarships and financial aid very early. continue senior year in high school with as much vigor as the last years. transferring students: credits transferring over to winthrop can be very difficult. if you are planning to go to a 2 year college, then winthrop make sure the credits can transfer.

    In three sentences

    winthrop university is a great small school that is relatively inexpensive. they have great professors for the most part that really care about students succeeding. i have loved going there so far.

  • 02/29/2012

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

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    Bang for the buck

    winthrop is a really great value.

    Food and Dining

    the food at thompson is great and there is soo much to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    talk to current students. they give you a lot of great tips.

    In three sentences

    winthrop is great! the campus is beautiful and there is so much to do and see there.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there have been some concerns in the immediate area, but the campus itself is well lit and you see the campus police around a lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of options but a lot of the clubs really aren't all that active.

    Great for these types of students

    more academic oriented than sports oriented. people who don't want to be a number but also want to be able to blend in a little.

    What to do for fun

    if you don't get involved, get out there, and meet people - not a whole lot. but once you start putting yourself out there you'll find there's a lot of things to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria is pretty average, but what sets winthrop apart in my mind is all the other options - subway, popeyes, topios (pizza), burger studio, etc are all available with cafe cash (or just cash, debit, etc).

    Dorm Life

    there are a lot of on campus options, including some apartment-style dorms that are nice and affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    in a lot of the lower level classes, the teachers really will just walk you through it step by step. you will get out of your classes what you put into them. if you don't want to learn and become educated on the subject, you can skate by. if you want to learn, you have to put in the extra effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    start mapping out your academic plan - what classes you will take and when. it will save you a lot of pain and difficulty down the road.

    In three sentences

    the school feels like the perfect middle - not too small, not too big. there are tons of majors to choose from. it's really easy to get involved (clubs, sports, etc).

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the police are always patrolling. i feel very safe on campus a majority of the time, and im always walking back to my dorm late.

    Clubs and Activities

    they're fun, but dont seem to do much.

    What to do for fun

    they have events on campus you can go to for a small price. there is also the theater on campus but its not worth $2. its just projected from a laptop and the screen is stretched and crappy. the west center is fun. thats the gym, it has everything from rock climbing to racket ball. charlotte is 20min away and it has everything. concord mall is popular. its also huge so make that an all day trip. carowinds, the amusement park is close too, so if you still have money after tuition you should go. the area surrounding the campus sucks. drive downtown for everything. there is one club across the street called the money. i dont like it, its small and screams disease. but people still go.

    Food and Dining

    thompson, the main cafeteria, is gross. the food is okay, but on weekends a lot of the time there's barley any food out and what is out seems old. during the week its better, but the food is only slightly better than high school cafeteria food. its a very good day if thompson has good food. the eagle express is expensive. its a small convenience store that charges $7 for a box of cereal. id rather drive to walmart. the dig's is the digorgio student center. they have popeyes, a random mexican and pizza place, a burger station and some asian food. the mexican one is gross. but to each their own. einsteins bagel is amazing, but its not open all the time.

    Dorm Life

    i've staying in wofford (which is the all girls dorm) and richardson (co-ed). both are okay. the bathrooms can get pretty nasty though because the cleaning ladies don't come by on weekends. in richardson, its worse, because sometimes they dont restock toilet paper/paper towels. its bearable. being around your friends 24/7 makes it easier.

    Academic Rigor

    the class, at least the ones i've taken, aren't so bad. they can seem hard a first but all you have to do is read the textbook and study and you'll be fine. it will be easy if you do those two things. there are some lame classes, but its just the teacher a majority of the time. try to read reviews about the teacher before you sign up for the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    really research your major and the courses offered at winthrop. i went in as a history, but did not look into it enough before i arrived. i am now transferring. consider the costs and if its really worth it. budgeting should become your best friend.

    In three sentences

    winthrop university is a good school, but a bit over priced in my opinion. it is very small, and after awhile you start to see the same people everyday. this is a good school for those of you who want to become a teacher, or so i've heard.

  • 04/03/2012

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared because it will take some work.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a spectacular and beautiful college. It is a great experience. It also holds plenty of opportunities

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WUPO - Winthrop Police are always there if you need them. You just call them if you feel unsafe and they will be there for you. The only negative thing about them is that with our limited parking spaces, the WUPO will write you a ticket in a matter of seconds if you park in the wrong spot.

    Greek Life

    WU has an exceptional Greek Life! They have great philanthropies and are almost always looking for ways to raise money. I would say over half the campus is Greek!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a plethora of other organizations to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working students are GREAT for Winthrop University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is not anything unusual about Winthrop University. There are myths about the Tillman building and other various buildings being haunted, but none of which have been proven.

    Bang for the buck

    It seems as if Winthrop is always finding some petty reason to up the tuition. For example, when the DiGiorgio (DiGs, for short) Center was being built, the tuition upped a great amount. As a student, you feel like they will raise tuition for just about anything.

    What to do for fun

    Rock Hill does not have anything to do for fun. If you want to have fun, you have to go to Charlotte or elsewhere.

    Food and Dining

    In the DiGiorgio Student center, there is a multitude of restaurants to choose from. The best choice is Zoca's. Also, Thomson cafeteria has a nice selection of nutritious foods. The opening of Subway in Dinkins this year was a big deal for all Winthrop Students.

    Dorm Life

    Having lived in two residence halls at Winthrop, I can say that the only faulty aspect about it is the employees. The student employees are often very bias of their residents. If they do not like you or have some strange reason not to like you, based on heresy, for example, they will get you in trouble at any cost.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a very difficult school, academic-wise. The professors are tough and have extremely high expectations of the students. If you are in for a challenge, you chose the right school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you attend Winthrop University, make sure you GO TO CLASS. The professors are strict on attendance, and it is very very VERY important that you go. Also, do not procrastinate. If you want to do well at WU, you need to stay on task and not fall behind. It may take a year to get back on track.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University, located in Rock Hill, SC, is the prime beauty of the city. With liberal arts being the focus, you will study everything before you study your major. It is a very hard school, but it will be worth it when you graduate.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is pretty good! There have been about two incidents since I got here but there is always going to be something going on. There are emergency polls all around campus that you are able to press a button and a campus police officer will be there soon. I have never felt unsafe around campus and that makes me as a student happy. As full-time students, we are going to library late at night, staying in computer labs late, going to the gym, and just being out after dark. Having a good campus safety is important to know that our campus is constantly being monitored and protected. There is no joking with parking and where you can park, tickets are passed out often, and with drinking on campus, it is not taken lightly. These are all good, because there are rules you are supposed to follow, and by not following them, you know that there are consequences that will be followed.

    Greek Life

    For the people that do Greek Life, they love it! There are always greek activities going on around campus, collecting money to help their philanthropy's, etc. People are always talking very highly and positively about the greek life. If it is something you are interested in, there are many different greek life affiliations that you can choose to be in. There is sure to be one that you will fit best in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities that you can participate in at Winthrop! There are sports clubs all the way to theatre clubs. There is most definitely some type of club that you could join in! There are also a lot academic clubs that you can join in that look really good on resumes, etc. Winthrop also requires you to go to Cultural Events to graduate. There are cultural events constantly being offered and a lot of them are entertaining!

    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy the arts, music, and other liberal arts, you would fit in great! We have a huge drama program and there are always plays going on. You can hear students playing instruments and singing as you walk down Scholars walk. For the arts and designer majors, the campus has art displays all around. Students work is constantly displayed around campus so others can see what they are doing. Also, if you wish to become a teacher in the future, the teaching program here is great! A lot of students are able to get good jobs with a degree in teaching from here!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, my friends and I really enjoy going to the Winthrop Lake and laying out on beautiful sunny days. There a mall that is rather close, it is not the best mall, but it is there. Pineville mall is not too far away and neither is Carowinds! I believe it is about thirty minutes total! There are of course campus parties to attend, but you have to be careful and make sure that you follow the rules that go with partying. The cops are always on the look out so that is something to watch for. There are things that you can find to do, but you might have to be creative!

    Food and Dining

    The food at Winthrop is okay! There are a lot of options that you can choose from and if you cant find something, there is something else to choose from. The student center has other options if the actual cafe does not have anything you like. It all is a little pricey, but if you buy a meal plan, you should be good! Make sure that you buy enough meal plans to last you through the week. Breakfast is probably Thomson's strong meal!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Winthrop is good! As a freshman, the rooms were pretty big with a hall bathroom that everyone shared. That was not bad because it got cleaned on a regular basis and it was not by you! Sophomore year, dorm life was okay, sharing a bathroom two other girls is a little hectic. Make sure you get two girls that you know and like! The Resident Assistants are most of the time there for you but sometimes you have to fix problems on your own. The buildings are old and falling apart in some rooms, but for the most part they are pretty good. If you are coming in next year there is a new building being built and from what I heard it is going to be nice. In the dorms for freshman, there is a girls dorm and a guys dorm, but Winthrop has so many more girls that the girls had to use some of the floors in the guys dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of the school is really what you make it as a student. The requirements for students are what you would expect from any other student, but the real aspect is if you actually do the work. There are some classes that the requirements are too much and some professors do not understand that we as college students do have other classes to take. But overall, I feel that my knowledge has been challenged and I am learning a lot, and still have a lot to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Winthrop if you feel that you succeed best in a smaller college, close campus, and students that are going to take the time to get to know each other. The campus is beautiful and have always heard great things from other students.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University has a lot to offer to every student that would want to come here! It is a great campus that offers a lot both for students to meet others as well as grow as students! The professors are great and are willing to help you succeed which is a huge aspect for many students trying to pick a school to attend!

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Winthrop always have something going on. Most of the time, there are cultural events. For fun, organizations hold certain mixers on-campus as well as carnivals. Closer down from campus is a movie theater, bowling alley, skating rink, and park. Also, athletic people spend most of their free time in our West Center gym, which accomodates students with work-out equipment, a pool, and rock-climbing, all for free.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe' is great. It's buffet-style, so you would enjoy that. They also offer vegetarian choices everyday at lunch and dinner. Also, the Digorgio Center has a center called Markley's, which includes Popeye's, Zoca's (taco place), Topio's (pizza), Burger Studio (personalized burgers), and China Express. This can be used with Cafe Cash and is also great.

    Dorm Life

    This is a very positive factor when it comes to Winthrop. Residence Assistants are looked at as big brothers/sisters, helping in many ways. Also, the cleanliness of the dorms is always kept up.

    Academic Rigor

    Not many college courses are going to be easy, but the plus for Winthrop is the professors are willing to help inside and outside the classroom. This makes it easier for one to understand course material if he is having problems in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Worries of not fitting in will soon vanish while at this school. You'll feel like you're part of an even bigger family.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University, to me, is the best of all universities because it teaches students to do just as the motto says - Live, Learn, and Lead. I've been attending this school for just a year, and I've already joined organizations and became involved in the community. This is the perfect environment for a student that is willing to learn.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is very active on campus. It's the only thing we really have going for us. So if your not in a fraternity or if your not in a sorority your not really known on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Thomson Cafe, the only cafeteria on campus might be the worst food you will ever have.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a typical dorm at your typical college. Nothing too special but they are livable.

    Academic Rigor

    Winthrop can be challenging but I would highly recommend going and talking to the Professors in their office hours. It can definitely make a difference in your grade and they are always willing to work with you. I would also recommend going to the Academic Success Center for extra help. Also when trying to study, it's easy to just stay in your dorm and study but I've found that getting out of the room is so much better than staying in your dorm all the time.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The student center has xboxs, ping pong tables, and pool tables. One can take a quick walk to the Winthrop Lake or go play tennis by the Winthrop Eagles Stadium.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is not so great, however at the student center there is a plethora of good food to choose from. Popeyes chicken is the favorite among my peers.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean and well kept. The outside doors are kept locked tight and one has to swipe their ID twice to get inside which gives the students a sense of safety.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload is challenging, but not unmanageable. The faculty is ready to help whenever they are needed. Also, other students are usually willing to help because they have the same academic goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't transfer after the first semester, everyone hates their first semester here. The workload may seem like a lot at first, but it gets easier to manage

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University has very diverse students. Everything you could want is within walking distance. The school work is challenging, but not overwhelming.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus police are wonderful

    Greek Life

    Our university has the divine 9 and also many more sororities and fraternities

    Great for these types of students

    international students, and artistic students.

    What to do for fun

    There is always activities going on at my university. There are poetry nights parties, and over 50 clubs you could join.

    Food and Dining

    Diggs is great thomspon is fine.

    Dorm Life

    i lived in a freshman dorm and it wasn't the greatest

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are as hard as you make them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't skip class! Make sure to keep up your good work.

    In three sentences

    winthrop is a beautiful place to learn. Its also a very wonderful place to meet new people and people from all different backgrounds. I love this school.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, I use the recreation center, attend parties, hang out with friends, and spend time in various organizations.

    Food and Dining

    The food started out great, but as the year goes on; it gets tiring & repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are okay. The only con about the dorms are the guest visitation hours. Its limited for selected dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic program at winthrop is great. A degree from Winthrop is legit. Winthrop has positive academic perspectives.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always remember that academics is second to none. Study hard and maintain a rational gpa if you have scholarships. Winthrop is far from cheap. Enjoy your time there & excel.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a great school. The campus is beautiful and artistic. I love the classroom sizes, they're small and similar to high school classes except its college and you get a more elite education out of it.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    they offer IFC and NPHC

    What to do for fun

    the town its self doesn't have a lot to offer, but Charlotte is only 20 to 25 minutes away

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are considering Winthrop, make sure you have you ducks in a row and you have, or are applying for scholarships.

    In three sentences

    I love Winthrop University, it's a beautiful campus and the students and faculty are friendly. The tuition is a little steep, but its all worth it to me. In my case, its far enough away, but also close enough so that if i have a family emergency, i could go home.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Winthrop University has their own police that are on campus 24/7. Also, every student who has signed up for WU Alerts get text messages from the police when: severe weather occurs, criminals are near by, when rapes occur, and any criminal activity. I feel very safe as a Winthrop University student

    Greek Life

    Their are a lot of Greek Life options for Winthrop University students.

    Great for these types of students

    Small classroom learners

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is not a tradition, but it is unusual. It is said that Margerate Nance Hall is haunted by a roaming spirit in search of her suitcase.

    Bang for the buck

    The education at Winthrop is great, but $24,500 is a bit too much for a broke college kid.

    What to do for fun

    Their are a lot of great hang out spots on campus such as: DIGS (the student center), Scholars Walk, and anywhere on campus really.

    Food and Dining

    The food in Thomson Hall is great, but gets old after a while. The good thing is there are other dining options such as Subway and Popeyes.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, you meet new people and you interact with them on a daily basis. The only thing I do not like about dorm life is students do not have control of when there is air or heat coming out of the vents. This is decided by the temperature outside.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but if you: take notes, read your text book, study, and pay attention during class you should be just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Normal classroom sizes are about twenty students. The teachers are friendly. The school is has great: music, education, and business programs.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University has a small town mentality. Almost everyone knows who you are and the teachers are really friendly. If you like one-on-one student teacher interaction, then this is the college for you.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to Charlotte

    In three sentences

    Winthrop's big on diversity... minorities are majorities here. Career center loves to help students. Basic (touchstone) courses are more difficult than upper-levels.

  • 06/29/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    I really like this school. Great campus too!

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You are 10 minutes from Charlotte and there are great resturants in Rock Hill as well. We even have a dollar theatre on campus.

    Food and Dining

    We have cafe cash in that its kinda like turning your ID card into a debit card where the money can only be used on campus. I love cafe cash because you put money on your ID at the beginning of the semester and use it when you want to. Left over money transfers over to next semester as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life just depends on your roommate from my experience. But Winthrop tries to match you up pretty well.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors want you to succeed so they will help you in any way they can

    In three sentences

    Its a wonderful campus and there is so much to do There are a lot of clubs and organizations to join and the gym is fantastic.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There many things to do for fun at Winthrop. Throughout the year, there are many different intramural sports along with the normal collegiate sports. Many educational/fun programs take place during the year. The west center offers lots of oppurtunites to go rock climbing, swimming, basketball, volleyball, or raquetball. The west center also has different dance rooms, a computer lab, a weight room, and indoor track. There are also some type of events going on.

    Food and Dining

    Winthrop's main dining cafe is Thomson cafe. The cafe is below the dorm rooms. It is very convient for the people to live there, but sometimes the food is not that great. We also have the student center, where there is a popeyes, asian express, bagel place, burger studio, and a starbucks. In another building near the library is a subway. Also in Thomson there is eagle express where they have quick lunches or snacks, it is like a minuture grocery store.

    Dorm Life

    I've experienced the dorm life here my first two years at Winthrop. You may have to get use to having a roommate and sharing a restroom with everyone on your floor. Some dorms have suite style restrooms, but those are usually taken by the upperclassmen.

    Academic Rigor

    Winthrop has a very high standings when it comes to acedemics. Professors here work to push you to your limits. Some classes may be more challenging than others, but it will all benefit you in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming to a unversity for the very first time can be very scary, but the Winthrop community is very helpful. The staff here at Winthrop will do anything they can to help you feel at home. Don't be afraid to get to know your professors, they are here to help you. Visit their offices and get tho know them, trust me it is for your benefit. Also, get involved around campus. Winthrop has many different organizations; there should be some that interest you.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a college that is just the right size, then Winthrop University is the place for you. The motto is here at Winthrop is Live, Learn, and Lead meaning enjoy the college life, but learn as much as you can so that you can lead others to become successful just as you have. I would rate Winthrop amongst the top universities because it is a great place to get involved with many different along, along with your peers and professors.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WU Po (we pronounce it woo-poh) do a phenomenal job at keeping campus safe. During my time there, I have not heard of any incidents on campus, nor have I felt threatened/unsafe. They go out of their way to ensure the safety of all students. I think they may be one of the best things about Campus!

    Bang for the buck

    I think tuition is slightly ridiculous for the location. Rock Hill does not provide much motivation to stick around on the weekends, so you fork out money for tuition AND gas to go home or have some fun in the city. And on top of that, book pricing makes matters worse. If you don't have a full ride (or close to one), you should look into another school. Its wonderful there, but not what I want to pay for it.

    What to do for fun

    There are always movies showing at WU's theater, as well as plays/performances by the arts department. Charlotte is a short drive and the city provides an abundance of entertainment (but it'll cost you)! Carowinds is a 10 min drive and discounts are offered to WU students! :) Have no money? That's OK too! Just join a club and attend their events on weekends, go to the gym, have a movie night in your dorm, or walk around campus and explore a little! There are always new places to find!

    Food and Dining

    Thomson cafeteria is only good on Worldwide Winthrop Day, Family Day, and any other big day on campus. Other than that, it is alright... Thomson is good when you don't have cafe cash but have meals on your meal plan. Digs is the name brand food like Popeye's. You cant go in there without spending at least $10, so I suggest get creative in your dorm once in a while or the food will get old fast!

    Dorm Life

    I hate community/hall bathrooms. However, I am in love with dorm life. It is like a never ending sleepover, or like your best friend being your neighbor! It can be full of drama at times, but it is much more fun than living at home. It gives you a chance to be independent, while still having someone to lean on- your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    For my major, Spanish, I adore my department! I have not had one professor who hasn't broken their backs to help students (as long as help is sought out)! The academics are not impossible, but challenging enough to keep you working!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Winthrop is known as a suitcase college because they get bored on the weekends. Truth be told, Rock Hill isn't a hopping place on the weekends. However, you can always go to Charlotte or Carowinds. Don't have money to do so? That's what I mean by get involved! Clubs/orgs have so much planned throughout the year that you will stay busy! Its a fun way to keep yourself entertained. Also! Bring rain boots! :)

  • 07/11/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is around all the time. The campus seems very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 150 clubs and organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that have a vision of where their career will go.

    Bang for the buck

    I think tuition is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    There is a rock climbing wall, a gym with tons of equipment and offers a personal trainer, basketball courts, and upstairs track. It's really amazing.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is very updated and huge. There are many selections on campus and in walking distance in the community. There is a Starbucks on campus for the coffee lover's.

    Dorm Life

    I will not be living on campus but the dorms are cute.

    Academic Rigor

    I like that there are academic and leadership organizations.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to meet Ms. Starr in admissions. She is so awesome.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is very historical. It offers many areas of study. It also has a very interesting and diverse student life.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe, but it's an open campus so you should always pay attention

    Greek Life

    annoyingly prevalent

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a wide range and it's easy to start up new clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Artsy students would love it there

    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do unless you're a part of a greek organization,

    Food and Dining

    Unhealthy and poor selection, although there is a fabulous sushi place across from campus

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter; I don't know about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes tend to be fun, some are easier and some actually pose a challenge. All of the classes tend to be a lot of work though

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to classes. Take what classes you like. Don't stay too long.

    In three sentences

    The campus is decent, but there's no space to be alone. The teachers are helpful and intelligent. The classes are a good mix of easy and difficult.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. Campus police are always there if you need them

    Greek Life

    They put on great step shows and fundraisers

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many great clubs that cater to each and every person whether you want to help the community or improve Winthrop's campus with ideas

    Great for these types of students

    For students who like to work out, there is a building on campus called the West Center where anyone can workout they even offer trainers

    Bang for the buck

    the cultural event and step shows the are definitely worth it

    What to do for fun

    There are different activities such as cultural events which are really great and they have step shows and Zumba fitness classes

    Food and Dining

    The food is great especially in Thomson cafeteria and they also have Popeye's,Subway, and Starbucks on campus

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great experience because you get to interact with the people in your hall

    Academic Rigor

    there are many ways to help academically such as the writing center and the academic success center each subject is represented in the academic success center

    Tips for prospective students

    have fun but also focus on your education

    In three sentences

    Winthrop offers students great opportunities. They help you along the way by having welcome week the first week of school to get new students more acquainted with college life and the atmosphere is diverse you meet new people everyday.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Depending on how you drive, Charlotte is about 20-30 minutes away. There's plenty to do up there: nice malls, good restaurants, Carowinds, a lot. Rock Hill is a small town with your normal scenery: all the major fast food and restaurant chains, Wal-Mart, Target, Ross, TJ Maxx, etc. There is a mall, but it's small and doesn't have many popular stores.

    Food and Dining

    Thomson is the main dining hall and it's hit or miss; sometimes it's really good, and other days not so much. We have a food court dining area as well. It includes Zoca (mexican place), Burger Studio (burgers), an Asian place, a pizza place, and Popeye's. Then there's Eagle Express, pretty much a gas station without the gas.

    Dorm Life

    Every dorm has it's pros and cons, but dorm life is what you make it. There's two all female dorms, Margaret Nance and Wofford; co-ed Richardson; co-ed suite style, Thomson, Phelps, and Lee Wicker; apartment-style Roddey and Courtyard, and off-campus UP.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easy, some will give you a run for your money.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to know early! Befriend RA's and the people at the front desk. You never know when you'll need them. Get involved! There are way too many clubs and organizations on campus to not belong to at least one or two.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a great school. If you can't find your niche here, you won't find it anywhere. Winthrop has a lot to offer for anybody.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Winthrop has a great variety of food and dining both on campus and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone at Winthrop has such a great opportunity to meet new people through dorm life. Freshmen have a traditional style dorm set up. This allows many freshmen meet others who are in the same situation as they are and creates beautiful friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Winthrop are rigorous, but that does not mean that it is too hard. These rigorous courses help prepare students for the career world. With a little dedication and time management skills, one can breeze through academics and still have time for normal student activities.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a great school. Everyone at Winthrop is welcoming and friendly. Even though Winthrop is a smaller school, it is still extremely diverse.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are amazing! I had went to the nurses' station and couldn't make it back to my dorm because I was that sick and they came to pick me up and made sure I got to my dorm safely. It was definitely helpful.

    Greek Life

    They have a lot of sororities and fraternities. There's at least one for everybody.

    Clubs and Activities

    Winthrop has a club for everyone, even if you don't join they have something for you. I recently joined a club and I can't wait to be active.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a lot of diversity at Winthrop, from Asia, Europe, South Africa, Ireland, Scotland and all. It's really interesting meeting people from different cultures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the presidents and his first lady are actually buried on campus and have their own chapel. Tillman hall is haunted, no matter what people say, that place is creepy.

    Bang for the buck

    Winthrop is a really expensive public school, some people leave because they can't afford it, so if you can go for it and don't give up. I, personally, think the price for tuition is a little overrated but I'm just a student.

    What to do for fun

    Winthrop has a lot of different activities, they always have some sort of sport activity going on. They often have things called cultural events which can be really fun and educational at the same time. You can hang out with your friends on Scholars' Walk or in Digs.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria last year was kind of nasty, unless you caught them on a good they. It seemed like the cooks didn't take the time to actually prepare the food, rather they just slopped something together. Most of the food you have to spice up yourself or it will be bland. The restaurants are an amazing save but they do close then your left between McDonald's or Ramen Noodles.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm like is different, especially if you chose to do the traditional styled dorms (hall bathroom). It can be difficult to adjust to because some of the people aren't concerned about where they take a shower. I haven't seen how suite styled is so I can't give much advice on that one.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are hard, especially if you come from a school where they don't really prepare you for college. Do everything they tell you to do plus more and your grades will show it all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard, Winthrop is not an easy school and if you don't get it your all, it will show. Go in with an open and clean mind, keep your head and grades up and you should prevail.

    In three sentences

    Absolutely amazing school, the people are fantastic and very friendly. No matter the problem, you can always find help and get help, especially with different subjects.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I felt very safe on campus. The campus Police are located right there on campus and are very friendly. They offer a Rape, Aggression, and Defense class for the women and I really enjoyed that. They also have many posts set up all over campus, where you can push the blue button and a cop will come to you. If you are walking around late at night and want an escort, they will gladly escort you to your dorm or wherever you are going.

    Greek Life

    There is a good amount of Sororities and Fraternities to choose from. I was not a part of any, I know many who were and really enjoyed it. They are good for making friends and really getting involved on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There was a lot of clubs to join. There was also a pretty good amount of campus ministries to choose from if you are looking for that. There is a club or organization for everyone at the Winthrop Campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Art students I think are most fitted for Winthrop. And any student who may not have fit in in High School would definitely fit in at Winthrop. They are very kind and welcoming and the people that go there are very accepting. So no matter what your race, ethnicity, belief, or life style you have, you will find someone who shares your interest. The school is just that diverse!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is this WU Chant they have and it gets started at many of the events. You learn it during Welcome week and some people start it spontaneously to just kind of bring people together. The school wide Talent Show is very popular. They have it every year and it is usually a packed house, so I suggest you go early to get a good seat. I had to stand because I came late.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, it was expensive, but I believe it was worth it. The campus life was very exciting. The classes were worth it and an overall good experience. I really do recommended Winthrop to others when they ask how I liked it.

    What to do for fun

    There were many on campus activities like intramural sports and their was games such as pool, video games, and ping-pong in the Student Center. The Gym offered a free gymnasium with equipment and weight lifting and offers free physical trainer. It also has basket ball court, racquetball, and a track. All of this for free. There is also a movie theatre at the Student Center and I enjoyed that.

    Food and Dining

    The food was pretty good. For a school cafeteria, it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. The staff is not always the friendliest though, that was my only concern. The Digs Student Center is really good. My only problem with them was the weird hours of certain restaurants. Some of them were hardly ever open.

    Dorm Life

    I really enjoyed living on campus. The rules were just the right balance to keep things and people under control without being too demanding or controlling. You can still have your freedom and stay in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I was very motivated to keep my grades up. They post their Dean's List for all to see so it was nice to see my name on the wall when I earned it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest you really take advantage of the professor's office hours. They have them for a reason and really do help you when you need it. The more effort you show, the better your grades will get.

    In three sentences

    The campus was very lovely, and the professors were amazing. They really try their best to help you in anyway possible. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the people were very kind.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Very wonderful!!!!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of on campus activities and they have movies nights, open-mic, game rooms all on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do your best and come prepared to work and learn.

    In three sentences

    It is a very diverse and wonderful school. Small class room sizes that allows for you and the teacher to get to know each other. The schools has a very friendly atmosphere and the faculty/staff/and students are always there to lend a hand.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There are police always on campus. They have emergency poles to call for help. They are big on keeping everyone as safe as possible.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have clubs for majors, minors, fraternities, sororities, and many other great clubs.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, Winthrop University has a lot of on campus activities. For instance, they have comedians, massage therapists, a cappella groups, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes the food is very good, other days not so much. However, I'm sure it is due to health reasoning's.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love my dorm room. It's very cozy and warm.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like the teachers do a good job at the way they teach things. I like that the school has so many options on campus for struggling students. They seem to be really big on education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming into Winthrop University can be exciting, but you have to stay on top of your work. Work harder than you play.

    In three sentences

    I love Winthrop University. It's small, and the people here show great hospitality. When I leave, I want to come back and visit; often.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Two people were raped last year

    Clubs and Activities

    Taekwondo!

    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters everywhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bell tower is haunted.

    What to do for fun

    I've joined the taekwondo club and there is always the club directly across the street from my dorm.

    Food and Dining

    No one has died yet.

    Dorm Life

    The folks on my hall are amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    Intro classes are fairly easy

    Tips for prospective students

    -get a room on the first floor -avoid Thompson like the plague

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is in the middle of one of the sketchiest towns i have ever seen. Once you get past the probability of getting mugged though you realize it has astounding school with a lot to offer. After my first semester I'm rather happy hear, have made some bros, and intend to stay for the full 4.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great!!! They are fast and quick. Love it because they are close by

    Food and Dining

    There food is not hot. it is always a mess when i go in. Should be more to eat also

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are great. They are happy to help at anytime and there is always tutor

    In three sentences

    Its a great school just get boring on the weekends. Wish the rooms were bigger. Also the food can get better

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus police is very much involved in protecting the campus. some would argue they are a little too involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the day of convocation, all incoming freshman receive a blue t-shirt and must walk around the front of campus to show they are freshman. This is a tradition that dates back to when winthrop was an all-female university.

    Bang for the buck

    yes. they are always giving away free things to students, lots of on campus acitivities like movies, singing groups/bands, etc. they know how to make a winthrop student happy.

    What to do for fun

    they are so many places on campus like the DiGiorgio center and the West Center and also many places within walking distance like Firewater and The Plaza.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria has different foods everyday to add a little spice to your dinning experience, but i would not say they make the healthiest foods for their students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms could be better, but i am happy to have someplace to sleep at night.

    Academic Rigor

    You make your schedule so you decide how hard or easy you classes are.

    Tips for prospective students

    - don't procrastinate - go to class - have fun in moderation -eat healthy

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is an awesome college with a great campus. They have so many opportunities for the current studies such as club, organizations, etc. I would recommend this college in a heartbeat!

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good security. Extremely safe campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do. Lots of clubs and orgs. There are also little local hotspots to discover.

    Food and Dining

    Thomson is actually good food for what you pay. And you can get as much as you want.

    Dorm Life

    Love the dorm life. I live in Wofford, and it echoes slightly when the people above make a lot of noise but it is not that bad. Everyone manages to coexist in relative peace... considering it is an all girls dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging but definitely not too hard. There are so many resources to get help if it is needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour to see if it feels like the right fit for you. Make sure Winthrop has your desired major, or a few you are interested in. Ask questions on your tour.

    In three sentences

    It is the Best place for me. It has great programs with wonderful professors who care about how their students do. It feels more like home every day.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Fairly small campus. Crosswalks for students and faculty to walk on. Could use more lighting around some of the buildings during the night time.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of fraternity or sorority for you to join that suites what you are looking for.

    Clubs and Activities

    various clubs and activities for students to get involved!

    Bang for the buck

    Top of the line technology for students to have access too!

    What to do for fun

    Intermural sports are all over the campus. Greek life is a good experience. Gospel Choir is also good if you are for singing for the Lord. Various clubs. Student-lead radio shows.

    Food and Dining

    Could have more healthy choices. The prices of the food could be a little more cheaper.

    Dorm Life

    Absolutely love my dorm. It has everything I was looking for. Love my RAs they are some of the nicest students that makes the dorm life more smoothly.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very knowledgeable and are eager to help students willing to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to learn and excel. Get Involved! Enjoy your college experience, you have one!

    In three sentences

    I love the family friendly atmosphere here. They have a great business program. One of the nicest up-to-date campuses in South Carolina.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are very involved in the safety of the students. They are always looking out for the students and doing whatever they can to help. While people usually get freaked out over the thought of the police, campus police are just about the friendliest and most helpful people you will ever meet.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a big part of Winthrop. Every sorority and fraternity is very passionate about their dedication and looking into those things is a great way to get involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    The campus is always alive with clubs and activities. Clubs are always hosting events or doing fundraisers. Sororities and fraternities always have somethign for people to participate in. There is always a cultural event going on. Campus life is never dull.

    Great for these types of students

    Winthrop is honestly great for anyone who is interested. We have such a great mix of biology, mass communication, art, theater and dance students, as well as many others. They cater to everyone's interests.

    Bang for the buck

    While Winthrop is a tad more expensive than other universities such as USC, it is definitely worth the money. The students and the staff are so extremely friendly and helpful, the classes are awesome and there is always something to do on campus. There are events and clubs for every sort of person that goes there. The money is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Winthrop is just about thirty minutes away from Charlotte, so if you're looking for an impromptu day trip to let off some steam, it's the perfect place to go. Rock Hill itself also has a mall and other stores like Books A Million, Michaels, a sports store etc. There's something for everyone if you don't fee like going very far.

    Food and Dining

    Thomson is good. They always have something and they usually try to mix it up every night so it's something different. But if you don't feel like eating there, there are a number of resteraunts in one of the other buildings on campus to cater to every kind of craving. It's very tempting to spend all of your cafe cash at those places though, so be careful!

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is really, really friendly. You'll find that you have more in common with people than you think. People are always looking to go out and do something together, and that's a really good way to branch out.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is nothing more or less than what is to be expected when you enter college. As long as you stay on top of your game and get everything done when it's assigned and ask for help when you need it, you'll be just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open mind! Be willing to try anything and talk to anyone! Don't be afraid to ask questions! Restraining yourself because you're nervous is something that's expected, but you have to reach past your limits, otherwise you won't be able to experience the amazing things Winthrop has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is such a friendly, helpful place. It really allows students to learn, grow and branch out and it's a wonderful experience for anyone who is starting college.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always around and doing a great job. They are always a phone call away if you need them.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of geek life... But I hear its amazing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and activities!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone! Winthrop is very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I personally like the library basement. Unusual.. But nice.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Winthrop does not have a football team, it makes up for it with other excellent sports and things to do.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of stuff to do for fun on campus. In one building there is video games, and a lounge area with pool tables and televisions. There is another building with a large work out area with a gym and pool.

    Food and Dining

    Winthrop has a lot of dining choices. They offer regular school cafeteria style, but they also have a subway, Einsteins bagels, Starbucks, and other food places on campus. They are all very good!

    Dorm Life

    I commute back and forth from home to school, so I don't live in a dorm. But I have been in dorms with friends and they're pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is excellent. I feel that I am challenged, but not too much where the load is impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go check it out! You'll love it! Apply early!

    In three sentences

    I enjoy Winthrop thoroughly. The diversity is great and so is then class sizes. Not to mention, the teachers care a lot about you and your grades.

  • 12/31/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Manchester Cinemas is nearby as is Carowinds!

    Food and Dining

    Their cafeteria is amazing!!!

    Dorm Life

    Brand new dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    High expectations

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the best schools for education majors!

    In three sentences

    Fantastic cafeteria! Great location! Southern hospitality!

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel really safe here because there are police officers on campus. There are emergency call boxes scattered around in the parking lots, especially in the lot over by Dinkins Building. There are so many safety precautions put in place here on campus, from having to swipe your student ID in order to get into a building on campus

    Great for these types of students

    This school is especially great for education majors. There is an awesome program here at Winthrop that helps prepare these majors for life in their own classroom.

    Bang for the buck

    Bookstore prices for textbooks are outrageous. It is cheaper to buy books from other students at Winthrop when possible. Although the price of books are outrageous, Winthrop has so much to offer: from classes related to majors to numerous clubs/organizations to join.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs/organizations to choose from. I have enjoyed being in TRiO Leadershp Council. In addition to participating in clubs/organizations, there are also movies to watch in Dina's Place. At Winthrop, there are cultural events going on frequently. These cultural events are not bad at all.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food! The food in Thomson Hall is so wonderful! I love that I can choose between pizza and a hotdog for lunch! In DIGs, there are other restuarants to choose from when students are tired of the Thomson Hall food. There is Popeye's, a pizza place, a burger place, and Enstein's Bagels!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is awesome! I love being able to walk to my classes instead of driving to my classes. I felt so welcome when I checked into Margret Nance yesterday.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expected a lot from you. Although the classes are not bad, they expected you to get assignments completed on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, just relax because everything will be fine. Second, do not wait until the last minute to pick up your textbooks. Lastly, perfect your time management skills as soon as possible because it is a NECESSITY to know how to manage your time well in order to survive in college.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is an amazing school because I have learned so much in my first semester here. This is the place for education majors because you will gain so much useful experience for when you have your own classroom. There is so much to do

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your advisers and professors are there to help you so use them!! Ask questions!!

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University serves as a diverse atmosphere for learning.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a big time party school, Winthrop is not the place for you.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is the perfect school to get a big college education with a small college feel. Everyone on campus is so friendly, and I've really found my home here. With everything going on at Winthrop, there is always something for everyone.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities for everything... If there isn't one you want, then your allowed to many it.

    What to do for fun

    Party...Cultural Events...Party...Party...Network and then party with them...

    Food and Dining

    I like the fact they try something new everyday. In one day this week we had 4 different types of wings to choose from lol.

    Dorm Life

    Richardson----nothing special at all... female and male dorms... Community Bathroom Phelps or Thompson- The place to live... In my opinion they are the biggest.. There are many other options but these are my favorite... Im living in Richardson now

    In three sentences

    Winthrop really is a diverse school and we have many resources for EVERYTHING. Personally, I love this school.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Well-lit, fairly small, and you'll usually see police driving around later at night. You can call campus safety whenever you need.

    Clubs and Activities

    Large number of clubs and intramural sports and associations.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for arts students.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth the money. Small student body, small student to teacher ratio (about 15:1 at most). Lots to do on and off campus, just about everything you need in walking distance.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs (Lunatic Dance Club, Kendo, Society of Illustrators, etc.), hang out with friends, go over to the shops on Dave Lyle (far enough to need a car but not far enough to be ridiculous). There's a fair amount to do around campus and in old town, which is about a 30 min. walk. The Loading Dock usually has a number of exhibits students can participate in and go to. There are usually gallery openings on campus, too, and concerts in old town at the Courthouse.

    Food and Dining

    Standard college food in the cafeteria. Better than high school cafeteria food, not as good as anything form home. The student center has a good selection of food, too.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on the dorm. Wofford, Phelps, and Nance are usually nice. The biggest issue I've had is being across campus from the cafeteria and where my friends live, but the campus is fairly small so it's not a huge problem. Dorms are overall very nice, and the RA's are usually ready to help.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the programs at Winthrop are nationally certified, and all the professors in the art department, at least, are actively working artists in their individual fields in addition to teaching. They know what you'll need to do to succeed. You'll have a lot of work assigned to you, plus core classes. Lots of work, but worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard. Be sure to take advantage of all the facilities and services, like the writing center. Join a club.

    In three sentences

    Excellent and challenging art program. The faculty and staff are knowledgable in their fields and always willing to help. The location is good, and the majority of the people are very friendly.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is very safe, campus police can pick you up from your car if you feel unsafe in the area you park your car.

    Greek Life

    I am not associated with greek life but my friends say it is one of the best things they have ever done.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of sports, there is something here for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    TEACHERS! Fine Art students.

    Bang for the buck

    You are getting your moneys worth when going here because you feel like an individual, and the campus feels like home.

    What to do for fun

    Students are about 20 minutes away from Charlotte NC. There is also Carowinds Amusement Park, and a lot of shopping malls.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not terrible. Depending on the days they have really good options.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live it is really nice. The rooms are spacious and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are difficult depending on your teacher.

    In three sentences

    It is a phenomenal school. You are known by your name, not by a number. It is a second home to me.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its an open campus, but lots of security on patrol.

    Greek Life

    Numerous clubs and fraternities/sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many fun clubs related to one's major, and lots of events that go on.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes (excluding football) and exercise science majors. Widely known for its college of education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The art departments are a little creepy. They have very strange art and little hidden corridors everywhere.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap for instate students.

    What to do for fun

    Go to downtown Charlotte and go out to eat, clubbing, shopping or just walk around.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty decent. There are not that many options, however.

    Dorm Life

    A little outdated, but still livable.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not difficult, just time consuming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with your professors about any problems you may be having. They are usually really helpful.

    In three sentences

    A small but comfortable campus. The population is very diverse, and the professors are very accepting. The only down side is the lack of male students (40/60 female to male).

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's a little sketchy after dark so it's best to either stay indoors or call campus police to give you a ride to your dorm (especially if you're parked in the Legion parking lot) or to go in a group.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a Greek person so I can't really claim anything.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am part of several different clubs and I am the founder and president of one of them. There is no lacking in subject of club. Here are just a few examples: The Taekwondo Club, The Chinese Martial Arts Association, Fencing Club, The Golden Stitches (Crocheting and Knitting), Magic the Gathering Club, Quidditch, Kendo, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    You have to be into community service type opportunities and you have to be up for having fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At basketball games, when our guys go for a free throw, we like to hold our hands up in silence. Everyone gathers on Scholar's Walk and it's impossible to not see at least three hundred different people that you know when you sit there.

    Bang for the buck

    Most of the classes are good, the dorms aren't bad, but with most places, it's not perfect.

    What to do for fun

    Our DiGorgio Student Union (DSU) puts on big events often. We've had everything from Natalie Stoval to Sailesh to Lindsey Stirling perform on campus. There are also a good number of clubs ranging from martial arts to the Global community (LGBT) to crocheting and knitting! If you say there is nothing to do, you're lying and you're not looking.

    Food and Dining

    Thomson is great and DIGS is amazing! We have a Popeye's, a Subway and a Starbucks all on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I am a sophomore have yet to have a bad experience with my dorm buildings. I suggest heavily for freshman females to live in Margaret Nance, the female dorm on campus because something fun and exciting is usually happening inside.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes that are easy and others that are hard but you will be challenged to think and get involved!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and don't lose hope. Not all colleges send back acceptance letters two weeks after you apply.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is an exciting, hands on, small campus, global education college designed to fit with all students. There is always something going on and always something to do. The price may be a bit high but it is totally worth it!

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    many greeks

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs

    What to do for fun

    If you don't have a car you just have to make fun for yourself.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. The cafe has it's days

    Dorm Life

    I encountered problems with my room mates and suitemates. Be aware that all females aren't clean and like to steal.

    Tips for prospective students

    Search and take advantage of the opportunities thrown at you.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop was not exactly what I thought it was going to be. As a second semester freshman iI can say that it is a wonderful school. It has opened my eyes and offered many opportunities to me.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police is pretty legit, especially about driving violations since almost every student has a car nowadays. You'll get an email every now and then about self-defense classes they hold and there's an emergency call box everywhere you turn on campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks aren't your typical Greeks: there's always a sorority or fraternity-sponsored event that's open to the whole campus and not just those in the organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a wide array of clubs from academic to specific interest. They've got Tae Kwon Do and Kendo, a Quidditch team for you Harry Potters fans and a new Crocheting Club that was actually started last year by a few close friends of mine! Whatever you're interested in, there's a club for it. And if there isn't, don't hesitate to try and start your own organization.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love to learn new things, meet new people and have fun, then Winthrop's the place for you. It's full of new experiences and exposure to different people and cultures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing I love about Winthrop is the air of spontaneity, which is best represented by the Spirit Check. I can't spoil it but once you hear it the first few times, it stays with you forever.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a little steep but you're paying for an excellent education and it's worth it. You get access to top of the line facilities and improvements to the already awesome university are being made each year.

    What to do for fun

    It's not too far from Charlotte, NC in case you want to go off-campus for some fun in the city. But Winthrop always has an event that appeals to everyone so there's never a dull moment. I've been to magic shows, movie screenings, and even game shows.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of choices on campus: Subway, Popeye's and Eagle Express has tons of snacks. Also, there are tons of local restaurants nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Staying in the dorms, whether they are the freshman residence halls or the nicer, apartment style dorms, is probably one of the best parts. Your Residential Adviser is never far away and he/she will always have fun activities in store for you and the other students on your hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone at Winthrop wants you to succeed so the importance of staying on top of your studies is always stressed. But they also know that every once in a while, you should take a break and relax.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in good with your professors. You don't want to be just another face in the crowd because they are always there to help. Take advantage of on-campus resources: tutors, study groups, the professor's office hours. There are so many opportunities for extra help, in and outside of the classroom.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is an amazing school all-around. It has the perfect atmosphere and an eclectic mix of people from all backgrounds. It's a very arts-oriented and accepting environment.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We don't have a lot of safety issues. In fact, none that I personally know of. We have those blue police poles everywhere and campus police are always driving around campus.

    Greek Life

    Very active. I am not a part of greek life, but I know a lot of people who are, and they love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to list but I will try to name a few. We have a lot of intramural and club sports (basketball, soccer, disc golf, etc.). We also have rock climbing, fencing, kendo, and a lot more.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who works hard and wants a great education. Also, people who enjoy small class sizes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before classes officially begin we have Convocation where we all walk through a pathway of professors to a picnic and concert. We call it the Blue line because we are all given blue tee shirts to wear to mimic the traditional blue uniforms that the women who originally went to Winthrop wore.

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth it. I love it here and I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't! Winthrop is especially great for Education, Fine Art, Biology, and Chemistry majors. We also have a fantastic Honors Program and several on-campus jobs to take advantage of.

    What to do for fun

    We have cultural events about 2 or 3 times a week. There is always a lecture, concert, gallery, or movie to go to.

    Food and Dining

    Thompson is the cafeteria and its all you can eat. We also have DIGS which has a Popeyes, Einsteins, and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms. You get to know a lot of great people, but you have to share a room and bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard, but manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are prepared to work hard, perservere, and get help from tutors and professors if you need it.

    In three sentences

    I love it here! It is a small school, and the small class sizes mean that I get plenty of individual attention and help from the professors. The courses are rigorous, but I have learned so much!

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can always call the Campus police to escort you somewhere if ever you dont feel safe. However, Winthrop is an extremely safe campus!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a truly inspiring community, even for non-greeks like myself!! Some of then nicest leaders that I've ever met!

    Clubs and Activities

    Literally something for everyone! And if you don't see something you're interested, you are able to start your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    Every personality type is needed at Winthrop! From the down to earth students to offbeat artsy students,to the driving leaders! There's a place for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As for locations, there's a statue called the Worm, there's what we call the Dancing Frogs, and their's the Life Cycle of the Frog outside the Life Sciences building....however, our mascot is the Eagles..weird, we know.

    What to do for fun

    Depends on what you consider Fun. A lot of times we find things around Rock Hill or go to Charlotte,North Carolina which is just 20 minutes away!

    Tips for prospective students

    Rock Hill weather is a bit random sometimes, but it always makes for good conversation! Be willing to be yourself, and you'll adjust just fine! Also, Winthrop is NOT only for education majors, we are very distinguished in the arts and sciences as well!!

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is diverse, leadership oriented, and life-changing. Everyone has a place at Winthrop, even if you do not like to be the center of attention. The community is a familial one, and ready to welcome all people from all walks of life to develop and enhance their strengths!

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus actives and off campus parties

    Food and Dining

    Some days the food is good other days it is awful

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are generally nice and clean, but noise is a bit bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are a bit hard but you walk out understand subjects a whole lot better

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to be challenged, but it is for the best.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University has a really nice campus, and it is just the right size not to small not to big. The professors really try to help in every way that they can. Lastly Winthrop is just overall a friendly place to be.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police is always on watch. They are always there when you need them. The number for Campus Police is easy to remember, 803-323-3333.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 160 Organizations to chose from!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Convocation! There is where freshman are almost sworn into the University. It is a tradition here at Winthrop University.

    What to do for fun

    Going to sporting events and playing games in the DiGiorgio Campus center is always fun.

    Food and Dining

    Thomson, which is also a dorm, is where the cafe is. There you may use your meal plan which you pick when you sign up for a dorm. The DiGiorgio Campus Center also has places to eat like Starbucks and Popeye's.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are great! Most freshman live in Wofford Hall and Richardson Hall. Wofford is all girls and Richardson is Co-ed.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a variety of classes that you can take here at Winthrop, of course some of them are more difficult than others. Staying on top of your work will prevent you from having many challenges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get to know your professor and your academic advisor. Make good use of all the free tutorial services here, like the Academic Success Center.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is a wonderful, extremely diverse university. There is so much to learn from the people around you. The professor care about the students here and do anything they can to help.

  • 04/14/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    I visited this school and it is beautiful!! The people there are super nice and this college is definitely one that I think I might attend!

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Winthrop's police force is on it! They are always working to ensure our safety is at its highest!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do on Winthrop's campus! Located in a large city and very close to another booming city, there are so many things a student can do for fun. Being bored is not an option!

    Food and Dining

    I'm going to be honest and say that the food isn't the best, but if you work with the dining staff they try their hardest to work with you and provide the services you want.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is wonderful. In the first few weeks, you really get a feel for what living on campus feels like, and it also adds to the whole college vibe.

    Academic Rigor

    At Winthrop, I feel challenged much more than anything ever done in high school. Coming here has definitely not been a waste, and every class gives something completely valuable to the whole learning experience.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is undeniably the best college that I've had the pleasure of attending. For the money, it offers every aspect that a student could wish for. From educational needs to size, costs, and more, Winthrop has it all.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome and there is a huge variety to select from. There is more than one cafe that is available to the students. The cafe is very affordable and the dining areas are always clean.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great a Winthrop. There is freedom given to the students, but also have strict safety rules for the students to abide by. The dorm buildings look nice on the inside as well and are clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Winthrop is a great place to learn and experience new things in life. It is a great place to meet new people. Winthrop is a university where students are able to interact with people other than their ethnicity.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police here are always around so you should feel very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities available for students you just have to manager your time to do them.

    What to do for fun

    Well Winthrop is 20-30 minutes away from Charlotte so if you don't want to be on campus you can always go to Charlotte. You can do some shopping and Carowinds is right there. On campus there is a movie theater, we have intramural games, step shows, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok if you are eating in the dining hall but it greats better when you eat from our student center because you have more options. There is also McDonalds, Substation 2 and a Japonese restaurant across from campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm I currently stay in is newly renovated so everything is clean and very spacious. I enjoy the dorm life here especially my dorm, we were all like a family.

    Academic Rigor

    You will get a great education coming from a small school like Winthrop.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not a party school so if you looking for the televised version of college this is not the school. They are big on academics and it requires a lot of studying.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is a very diverse school. There are a lot of people that go here from different ethnic backgrounds. There are also a lot of people from the LGBTQ community.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Great involved on campus

    Food and Dining

    Winthrop does not have good meal plans, and they do not have many options to pick for food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not so good. Winthrop does not have that many options to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    Nice teachers that are welling to work with students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not an education major, research other schools before you make your final decision.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University has a nice campus. The classes are within walking distance, everything is close together. Great school for education majors.

  • 05/08/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Students wanting a BFA, Mass Communications, or Graphic Design degree. Low-Income or First Generation College Students.

    Bang for the buck

    Winthrop is inexpensive and excellent for a public University. In the State of South Carolina they are the best option for their visual arts and Graphic Design programs.

    What to do for fun

    Winthrop coordinates trips out of campus, and on-campus activities in a community atmosphere are usually frequent.

    Food and Dining

    Having personally visited and eaten on campus, I can vouch for their food being pretty good for college grub. They have a variety of options and every student is given Cafe Cash as part of their meal plan to eat at the Cafe on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Winthrop's dorms are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis, but their room and board is excellent. Free laundry and free WiFi are just a few of the many benefits of living at Winthrop. Incoming freshman and sophomores are required to live on campus for their first two years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to enroll before the early admission deadline for the most scholarship money. Winthrop has only so much to give to incoming freshman, and they are more viable to give upperclassman scholarships. However, staying with Winthrop and committing to college life shows the college you have the potential to stay and graduate, and they will be more willing to help you financially.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a public University in Rock Hill, SC. They have a variety of academic departments including a Department for Visual and Performing Arts that offer a BFA program in Visual Arts. They also have a beautiful residential campus.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel incredibly safe on my campus, even when I'm walking all the way across the campus from the library to get to my dorm at 2 in the morning. I trust the people surrounding me and there are blue emergency boxes all over the campus for instances where anyone does not feel safe. There are also campus police cars around the school at all times.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of Greek life but I have friends who are, and they absolutely love it! There is a great group of friends they are a part of and they are all so close.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of a club sport on campus (Quidditch) and it is a lot of fun! The group of people that do it have become some of my best friends and I hang out with them all the time.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like smaller classroom sizes where the professor actually knows who each person is and is willing to work with each student individually to make sure they succeed in the class will love Winthrop. It is a small school but there is so much more they can offer in my opinion.

    Bang for the buck

    There are always things going on on-campus, such as performances and lectures, so there is always something to do. I felt like I was busy all the time, but it didn't make me stressed out like it would have before I came to Winthrop because I was doing fun things between school work. The cultural event requirement is so great because it makes students get out of their rooms and do things, making the social life more fun.

    What to do for fun

    There are restaurants around campus, so I went out to eat a lot. Charlotte, North Carolina is also just twenty minutes from campus, so hanging out in Charlotte is always fun! There's Carowinds, various restaurants, concerts and other performances, and things of that nature all the time in Charlotte.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus has good and bad days, but there are are always so many options. I never got tired of the food on campus because I always had so many different places to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is the best thing one can do for their first year or two on campus; it's easy to be friends with neighbors. It also teaches responsibility because since a lot of people in my hall are sharing one bathroom and one kitchen, everyone is responsible for picking up and cleaning their own space so it is convenient for everyone else who shares the same bathroom or kitchen space.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are challenging because they want each student to do their best possible work. It makes the students work harder and learn more in their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to keep up with all your homework and study hard! In high school I was the kind of person who could skate by doing the minimum amount of work and still get good grades, so it was a shock when I got to college and I couldn't do that anymore. Be sure to also join a club or organization on campus; it's a great way to meet new people and have an easy group of friends.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is an all-around wonderful school! Entering school here, I was only friends with one person on the whole campus beforehand, and now I have a terrific group of friends who I love! This school and the people who attend have made me feel so welcome.

  • 05/30/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers many choices that vary from day to day.

    Dorm Life

    You have the choice to loft your bed if you want and you can rent or buy a loft.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not experienced any classes yet, but look forward to college life.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Winthrop to me, feels like its the perfect school for me because I would like to be away from home, but not out of state and close to family so I can feel comfortable.

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There are always police patrolling the campus. The are also emergency buttons all across campus. If you see a crime happening there is a school app that allows you to report the crime anonymously. Also it is a well lit campus.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities for every type of person.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations to get involved in. Just pick the one that best fits you!

    Great for these types of students

    There are great activities for all types of students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The unusual location on campus is the chapel. There is said to be people buried under it. But chill...it is not as scary as you may think. I pass by it everyday and do not give it a second thought.

    Bang for the buck

    Among all of the great things Winthrop has to offer,Winthrop has an excellent meal plan. It's meal plan is the best that I have ever heard of. I asked my friends from USC and Clemson and theirs is definitely not as good as ours. Winthrop definitely give you more bang for your buck!

    What to do for fun

    There are various activities to do on campus. Welcome Week, the first week on campus, is the best week for activities. You can find activities on the school website, in dorm hallways, or in the email sent out everyday informing students about fun things to do. Also there is often a movie laying in the campus theater.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is mediocre. Sometimes it is good and sometimes it's not. But, Digs, a dining hall on campus, offers a variety of restaurants that you can use cafe cash in. Cafe cash is money that you will have already paid for in your tuition. There is also a Subway on campus that accepts cafe cash!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty good! There are no nasty dorms, they are always kept clean. If there is any problem, the RA's with fix them.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are what you make of them. Some are easy and some are not, depending on your major. You cannot expect to pass any class without studying or attending.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Making friends is a part of college survival. -Do not go home after the first week of school. -Have frequent meetings and get to know your advisor. -Take advantage of the many opportunities that Winthrop has to offer. -Enjoy it!

    In three sentences

    This college has a safe and friendly environment that any student would love. It also offer many activities and there are many organizations to become involved with. I love attending Winthrop University, I wouldn't have it any other way!

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang on scholar's walk. Join organizations. Party with people. and etc.

    Food and Dining

    Thomson gets kind of old. They began to serve the same food. But Digs is always a great place to eat so make sure your café cash is up.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great depending on where you are living. I lived in Phelps my freshman year and I loved living there.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a pretty great school for academic wise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on top of your work and study, study, STUDY!

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is a very great school to attend especially for academic wise. I recommend people to try to apply here especially depending on what they want to major in. The campus is beautiful and the people are great.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel extremely safe on Winthrop's campus. On several occasions I have had to walk back to my dorm at night and do not think anything of it. Some of the surrounding off campus areas have had some crime activity but I do not feel at risk on campus. The campus police are also very nice and helpful.

    Greek Life

    I am a member of Greek Life and I will say that it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. This is one of the organizations that I joined my freshman year. Greek Life at Winthrop can be a lot different than the Greek Life at other larger schools. You do not only receive support from members of your own organization, but the Greek community as a whole. Greek Life makes it really easy to make friends and gives you a lot of connections throughout Winthrop and the Rock Hill community. It also allows you to have things to do that not everyone at Winthrop has access to.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is probably a club for any and everyone who decides to attend Winthrop. If there is not one that already exists, it is pretty easy to start one on your own. Many times, several organizations work together for certain events or fundraisers which allows you to meet even more people.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are very accepting of others. People who are willing to branch out and step out of their comfort zone. People who enjoy working with others, including classmates and professors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My personal favorite is convocation and the picnic afterwards. Although the ceremony can be long and boring (sometimes). It is a great kickoff before classes start and you are able to see all of your friends and see all of the wonderful clubs and organizations Winthrop has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    To be honest, Winthrop is a pretty expensive school compared to other public institutions in South Carolina. However, getting scholarships is a big help and the financial aid office is great too. Regardless of the cost, I would not choose to attend any other school.

    What to do for fun

    Rock Hill is a small little town with a few exciting festivals here and there. However, there is a lot to find in the surrounding areas of Fort Mill and Charlotte. It is also easy to find things to do with friends. I will admit, sometimes you have to get creative, but you get out what you put in.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining hall is alright. I only ate there my freshman year and remember losing a lot of weight because I did not want to eat a majority of the food that was served. There is always a sandwich, pizza, and salad station which is almost always promising. They also serve breakfast until 2 pm on the weekends which was really nice from what I remember. The food in the student center is much better than what is served in the dining hall. There are a lot of options, both hot and cold. There are actual restaurants and grab 'n' go options as well. The only two complaints I have about the student center is that most of the food is overpriced (as are most college student centers) and it can be hard at times to find healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm experience is very typical to what you would think of. The hall style bathrooms in the freshman dorms make it very easy to meet people that you are cohabiting with. It also is easy to go visit with friends when they are all in a central location. The buildings are rather old, as are most dorms at most colleges, but overall pretty decent!

    Academic Rigor

    This category all depends on the major that you choose. Typically, from what I have seen, people usually choose a major that they are genuinely interested in and that they are good at. However, I will say that some majors demand much more outside work than others, which should also be taken into consideration. Whatever the case may be, Winthrop University offers many resources for academic help including private tutoring, group study sessions, and professors who are more than willing to help you during office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice I could give to prospective students is: GET INVOLVED! Winthrop is sometimes known as a suitcase school but this is only true for those who do not get involved. My first semester at Winthrop was very tough because I was not willing to get involved. However, after deciding to join several organizations second semester, I knew coming to Winthrop was the best choice for me. There are A TON of clubs and organizations and if one does not suit your needs, it is relatively easy to start your own club according to university policies! In addition, take advantage of small class sizes early! Getting close with professors is a very good idea starting off early! These are professors who might potentially write recommendation letters or give you other useful advice! At larger schools, it is harder to get to know your professors but it is much easier at Winthrop!

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a great school for those who desire a medium-size school with plenty of opportunities. Winthrop is one of the most accepting places that I have ever been and could not imagine attending a school anywhere else. It is also a place to have ample opportunities to become involved in many different organizations.

  • 06/28/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    The Winthrop campus is very beautiful with an easy to follow layout. The dorms are average size but with enough room to move furniture around. My favorite thing about the campus are the athletic facilities, especially the gorgeous soccer pitch!

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus is very safe. We have our own police force and they frequently do rounds on campus and in the surrounding areas. There is crime, but it is very low. WUPO is the best.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a major part of our campus. I personally did not rush, but sometimes I wish I had. I have a lot of friends in fraternities and sororities and they all love it. Just a fun fact, our greek students have a higher average GPA than our non-greek students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost every type of person on campus. From an outdoor club that frequently hikes and does other adventures, to a knitting club that makes gifts to sell, everyone is guaranteed to find something. If you are interested in different cultures, politics, sports, or even certain causes (such as Relay for Life), you are sure to find something.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love to meet and learn about many different cultures and people, Winthrop is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't think we have any strange traditions, but we have several buildings on campus that are rumored to be haunted.

    Bang for the buck

    Winthrop is a pretty expensive school, but I definitely feel like it is worth the money. I have had a great experience as far as my teachers, the campus, and residence life.

    What to do for fun

    I spend a lot of time with my friends on campus hanging out on scholars walk swinging and playing games. I also play on the quidditch team and am an RA. I love to go to the events that DSU puts on.

    Food and Dining

    There are some great restaurants on campus, but Thomson is definitely not that great. Sometimes there is great food, other times, it is really terrible. Just depends on the day.

    Dorm Life

    I am an RA on campus and it definitely makes college life better! You meet a lot of new people and it helps to give students the freedom that typically comes with college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Join a club or do greek life! Just do something to make your life on campus much more fun and entertaining. Also, make sure to get to know your professors very well!

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is great school with a caring faculty and staff and plenty of on-campus activities. There is always something going on on campus, whether it be movies, concerts, or games. Getting involved is the key to success both in and out of the classroom.

  • 06/30/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Smart phone safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    Love the Crewing TEAM !!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Study nerds. You better be ready to get your game on. And we WUs have a morals code.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the football team has never been defeated. they dont have one.

    What to do for fun

    Open house was very informitive and fun but many activieies got cancelled do to the heat.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent variety at open house.

    Dorm Life

    Nice rooms in Wofford.

    Academic Rigor

    Get ready to get your game on. Small student to teacher ratio so they will know if your bailing class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take many acts and sat tests so you can qualify for their scholarships. Apply for many scholarships before you get out of high school. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Perfect campus size for me. I like the student to professor ratio. I am an instate student and still cant afford to go there.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Winthrop University has a fantastic student center with a movie theater, pool tables, fuse ball tables, and big flat screen tv's (you can rent xbox and playstation games for these). We also have a big area called Winthrop Lake were you can relax by the water and have a picnic. All of the sports fields are in this area as well. I am a part of Greek life and other organizations as well.

    Food and Dining

    Food could be better, but it is hard to cook for over 5,000 students so I understand that it wont be as good as my Mom's homemade dinners. I have never been in the cafeteria or student center and haven't been able to find something that I like.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a hall style dorm for my first year of college, I can say that I really enjoyed it. I met a lot of people and have made many friends by living in this style of dorm. All of the dorms at Winthrop are cleaned everyday and two of the dorms were recently renovated.

    Academic Rigor

    Winthrop University has very high standards for their students, faculty, and staff. Not only with academics, as well ad in leadership and involvement. We are dedicated to meeting these standards, and we do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be excited! Take every opportunity you can to be involved at Winthrop. Within my first year at Winthrop University I have become a part of many groups and organizations and it is great!

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a very happy and friendly university. It is very diverse school. The academics are excellent.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety was one of the biggest reasons I felt comfortable at Winthrop. Winthrop has their own police system which patrols 24/7 as well as various emergency response buttons around campus. I have never felt more safe anywhere else. If you have a cell phone, it is recommended to save campus police' number in your phone in case of an emergency. They will even escort you to your building after dark.

    Greek Life

    Winthrop University has an amazing Greek Life program. I myself am involved in Greek Life. The Greek Life at Winthrop is very welcoming. They are outgoing and open for questions that interested students may have. Greek Life is very involved in Rock Hill's community as well as on campus. Greek Life is a wonderful way to be involved on campus and one can meet so many people that they might not normally have a chance to know. Greek Life is a great way to express one's passion for their school. And remember you are always wearing your letters.

    Clubs and Activities

    For almost every major and minor, there is some type of club or activity that one can be involved in. Not only will it build up a resume, but it will also be a fun experience and a great opportunity to meet some great friends. If one is interested in starting their own club, they must have a petition of at least ten people, and then that club can be started on campus. There is truly something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A fun unusual and interesting tradition is that various building on campus are haunted. Tillman, the clock tower, is said to have a haunted fourth floor. The Little Chapel where Winthrop's first president is buried under is also said to be haunted along with Margaret Nance, a resident hall. Every year, student organizations will take other students on a haunted halloween tour around campus.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, Winthrop offers a large variety of activities. The fitness building offers group fitness every week along with a rock climbing wall, swimming pool, indoor track, weight room, racquetball courts and more. A movie theater is also on campus. Ping pong tables, pool, Kinects, and Xbox's are also available for use in the student center. Apart from on campus activities, Rock Hill is also filled with great opportunities. Winthrop has a beautiful lake with frisbee golf, and Carowinds and Charlotte are right up the road.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers a wide variety of delicious foods every day. The student center also offers various types of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the most important aspects of college. Winthrop University offers various dorms which are in great shape and close to everything on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are top notch at Winthrop. Come to class, and the teachers will be sure to know you by name and help you with your studies. If you put forth your effort, you will make good grades and be well on your way to a prosperous future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up and be very involved in leadership positions and community work. Do not be afraid to ask questions and use resources in order to make sure this is the school for you. Look to college with an open mind and be ready to explore endless opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a beautiful campus located in Rock Hill, South Carolina with a very diverse student life. Teachers go out of their way to know one by name and be sure that they understand their studies. The student population is very welcoming and open to answering any questions incoming students may have,and I highly recommend this prestigious University.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are these blue safety poles everywhere on campus in case you're walking alone, where you can call campus police. They give you campus polices' telephone number in every dorm in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very alive at Winthrop University! You'll see them every week around common time. They have fundraisers and fun events around campus, especially during the Fall. And don't forget the cool parties they throw!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to join it's ridiculous! Anything you could possibly think of, there's a club for it. Which is a great thing because students can get involved around campus doing something they enjoy.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, you can attend greek life parties, go to city in Charlotte, which is only 30 minutes away, and shop, party, go to concerts, anything! You can also join any of the cool clubs that Winthrop University has.

    Food and Dining

    The Thomson cafe is okay. There are certain days where they will have great food and certain days where its barely anything in there you'll like. The Diggs Center is pretty cool too, the food is awesome but very pricey. However, I wish they had more variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are pretty old and need to be updated. You would think as much as tuition is there, they would be a little nicer. However, with all the fun you will have, the quality of the dorm rooms will no longer be a problem to you.

    Academic Rigor

    With the professors, small class sizes, and a wide variety of tutoring opportunities, your academic goals can be reached in no time! The Professors are really nice and take education seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the people around you. Be open to new students that you may have never thought you would ever speak to. You will be amazed at the lasting friendships you will make.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a diverse University, then Winthop University is for you! The campus is filled with friendly and helpful people everywhere. Winthrop University is the best place to receive a well-rounded degree.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are there to keep students and faculty safe. We are given there number in the handbook manual and it is provided on the website. As long as you aren't walking by yourself at night and as long as you walk with groups you will be okay.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is important and a big deal on campus but in a good way. Students who meet the GPA requirement, attend the interest meeting and are well-rounded are encouraged to join Greek Life. It can be a lifelong lifetime fulfilling experience that can only be beneficial.

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved! The clubs reflect students personalities and it helps students gain confidence and etc. It is necessary to at least join one club good resume booster and awesome strategy of networking.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are think outside the box kind of people. If you are friendly, hungry to learn and just enjoy yourself you will do well at this college. Anyone who manages their time wisely, studies works hard and enjoys themselves is fit for this institution.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Garnet and the Gold happens every Friday students, faculty and etc participate by wearing the colors on this day every Friday and just show their school spirit. Other traditions are attending the Basketball games and Worldwide Winthrop Day.

    Bang for the buck

    The good thing about this college is that if you network with people and keep a long lastly friendship with you mentor/professors you may get them to write recommendations for you to land a job. Also the career services center helps you write and build resumes as well as attend career workshops to meet with professionals. The best thing is that you can obtain internship opportunities and even travel-study abroad.

    What to do for fun

    Students should mostly get involved on campus in clubs such as DSU, talent shows, swagger jacker and etc. It is important to mingle with new people go to the game room and just have fun with your friends. Students may also travel off campus (provided they have their own vehicle) to places near campus to have a good time preferably nice restaurants and etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is also provided based on the meal plans. Students should pick a meal plan best suited for them such as breakfast, lunch and evening dinners. There are also restaurants on campus such as Popeyes, Subway and off campus restaurants like McDonald's and local grocery stores in walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make of it. I like the fact that the Resident Assistant's provide rules for it students so that the students are not only safe but follow rules regularly. Dorms consists of co-ed, and some are all female, depending on the dorm space some are suite style and all of them are provided with a micro-fridge and a kitchen on each floor as well as study rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Students should take there major/minor, studies very seriously because this school is well known on the progress and success of its students. Winthrop is one of the best school in South Carolina for potential fellow teaching students. Students will not be left astray because there are so many tutoring sessions and opportunities provided to its students and the professors are more than willing to meet with students during there office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should be prepared for an awesome experience while at this college. Students should be prepared to meet new people learn different cultures and most importantly learn inside and outside of the classrooms. Students should come with an open mind and really get involved in the different clubs and organizations provided.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a public liberal arts institution. It offers many programs such as music, theater, biology, chemistry, communications and etc. It is a small institution that often feels like a private college but the this university is very well known and takes pride in excelling and educating its students and also faculty.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is literally just one phone call away and even then, the school is very lit up and not very many people bother others or cause problems.

    Greek Life

    Very important on Greek Life. The Divine 9 tend to be more separated but in the end they all support one another.

    Clubs and Activities

    From Marital Arts to Quidditch. This school has pretty much got everything you need.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is expensive and there is a lot of people who quit after the first year but it's what you do with yourself as a student that makes or breaks your college experience.

    What to do for fun

    Workout, rent a video game, go to Charlotte or even shop at the mall nearby. There is enough to do.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options but on the weekends stay away from Thompson.

    Dorm Life

    The suite-style dorms are a lot better than the other halls. Stay away from Richardson.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is really focused on Greek life and with that comes a high GPA. What to be a part of campus life? You need a 3.0.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a car, spend your cafe cash wisely and make a lot of friends.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop has a lot of opportunities for students who go here and through Winthrop many of my friends have been ensured jobs in a major that is difficult to get one- Music. The classes are no doubt difficult but there are so many people at Winthrop who are more than willing to push you to succeed. Everywhere you go there is a helping hand, exactly what a university should be.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are very involved and go out of there way to make you feel comfortable. The university has several apps that relate to safety and there is even an escort service for those students coming home late. As well as laptop recovery and the standard emergency phones

    Great for these types of students

    Small Town Students, Science and Education Majors, Those from SC, or NC.

    Bang for the buck

    I do not think that I could have gotten a better deal for the money. As far as the combination of personal attention, one on one time, academic rigor and reward and the help available.

    What to do for fun

    Get to know your peers the campus is very energetic and there is always something to do. Also Rock Hill has allot of places to explore.

    Food and Dining

    Dinning is ok how good the food is really depends on the menu.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty standard however the residence life is very enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but rewarding. The teachers really care about the student, the honors program is especially challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and look for departmental scholarships based on majors and other factors.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is a small liberal arts school in Rock Hill, SC with a student population around 4,000. It is a very safe and clean campus in a small town.. The teachers are great and each student can receive one on one time.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun. You can go watch a movie, go play at the West Center, Rock Climbing, fun fitness classes, clubs organizations, and intramural sports.

    Food and Dining

    The café has its days but the pasta is usually good. You can never go wrong with the salad or fries. They also have specialty days that be really good. The places in Digs are really good and they have a Starbucks on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the rooms have good space and they try the best to room you with someone you will have little conflict with.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on the person. It is moderately challenging if you do you work and study and there are many places you can go if you need help with anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get to know your professors and stay on their good sides because more than likely they are the ones who are going to write you recommendations. Make sure you get involved while here to meet new people and to help develop the many skills that you need to learn.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a very diverse school and it will help you become a well-rounded person when you graduate and go on to greater things. The teachers enjoy what they do and they enjoy interacting with their students. There are so many things that you can become a part of at Winthrop University so that you can really enjoy your college years.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police sends alerts to students phone when there is any crime on or around campus also the are emergency call buttons around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Emerging Leaders, Digorgio Student Union, Council of Student Leaders, NAACP, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Model UN, Student Ambassadors, WESLEY, WuVop, AOE, Gentelman's League, Plain Jane, WINR, NABJ, and many others.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ghost Tours in October to share more about Winthrop's History

    What to do for fun

    Swimming, wall climbing, baseball games, lacrosse games, basketball games, join various clubs, parties, and watch movies in Dina's Place.

    Food and Dining

    Digs (Starbucks, Einstein Brothers, Popeyes, and Burger Studio) Subway Thompson Cafe Eagle Express

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very spacious and each one is unique. There are hall meetings and activities( movie night, ice cream, games, and etc.)

    Academic Rigor

    The ability to apply concepts, critical thinking and responsibility are important as academic rigor. For an example, asking questions in class is very important to truly understand the subjects discussed in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is important along with good studying habits. Winthrop University provides many reasources on campus to ensure the success of it's students. Therefore, use the Academic Sucess Center for tutoring, create a relationship with your professors, get involved on campus to meet new people, create a planner and most importantly study.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is a well organized institution that promotes diversity and academic excellence. Also the school is located near the major city Charlotte, NC which gives students the opportunity to find jobs after college. Overall the goal of Winthrop University is to create well-rounded scholars.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join GREEK life. Play sports. Join a club.

    Food and Dining

    AWESOME. so many choices

    Dorm Life

    AWESOME

    Academic Rigor

    AWESOME

    Tips for prospective students

    You should defintely come to this school.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is very adverse and welcoming. They have small classrooms, for one on one learning. They are GREAT.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Winthrop has campus alerts and safety officers who are very friendly and helpful.

    What to do for fun

    I box Tuesdays and Thursdays. Boxing is one of the hundreds of clubs you can do here at Winthrop. I also enjoy our updated gym and inside pool. There is also rock climbing and six basket ball courts along with gaming rooms and pool and ping pong tables, Im always accupied.

    Food and Dining

    The food is above average. Winthrop has all the resturants of a growing city itself and its cafe stays open late to essure everyone can get a good meal.

    Dorm Life

    The most fun I encounter is at the dorms. They provide a very social environment and even have house calls for tutoring. The dorms are spacious and aren't that different from my very own room at home so i feel very comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are what you make them. Staying focus and determined will keep your grades in good academic standing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective student should make sure to use all the availble free resources Winthrop University has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Attending Winthrop University assures you a successful future. The faculty, staff, professors, students, and alumni all provide a superb learning and growing environment. Winthrop University provides an education that competes with some of the best colleges around the world.

  • 11/20/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    There is a skate park located pretty much across the street from the campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have realllyyy nice food here and a nice cafeteria layout.

    Dorm Life

    Comes with some really nice amenities in the dorms (such as a mini fridge and microwave)

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on intended major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Love the atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    Amazing! Really nice campus, staff and atmosphere from what I have viewed on the 3 tours I have taken.

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is an open campus, so anyone can walk in and out of Winthrop. We have had a few incidents in the surrounding areas in which I was involved. I am hoping they will increase security around the campus.

    Greek Life

    I chose to not pledge a sorority in my Freshman year in order to firmly grasp my academic life. If I am able to continue at Winthrop, I may consider pledging a sorority in my Junior year.

    Clubs and Activities

    I've only joined 1 club while at Winthrop, but there are lots of clubs and activities on campus. I've joined a Praise and Worship Team, which has been a great experience which has kept me grounded in my faith in God. I chose to limit my extracurricular activities in my first semester in order to get a feel for college life.

    Great for these types of students

    Winthrop University is great for students who have a level of maturity and an ability to work independently. In addition, a Winthrop student is ultimately a serious-minded student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love to get together with everyone in my Dorm to sing the school song. I love to sing, so this will always be my favorite activity. An unusual activity that the girls do on campus is that we purposely wear mis-matched socks. This is as much a fashion statement as it is a consequence of having socks that never get re-matched.

    Bang for the buck

    You really CAN'T beat it. Washington Monthly named Winthrop one of Americaâ??s â??Best Bang for the Buck Collegesâ?? in its 2013 College Guide Rankings edition. Nationally, Winthrop was ranked 93rd out of 349 public and private universities and colleges that were named â??Best Bang for the Buck.â?? In the masterâ??s degree-granting category for the value ranking, Winthrop came in at 37th out of 152 institutions. Both of my parents are working 2 jobs each to try to send me to Winthrop. However, although this is the very best school for the money, I have been unable to secure the funding to continue at Winthrop. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    What to do for fun

    I love to hang out at Diggs or in the Common Area. I also loved to get together at night with my dormmates and pop popcorn, bake cupcakes or cook on the weekend. We would visit each others rooms and share whatever we cooked. We studied together. In addition, we celebrated birthdays together. I have already made some very good friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the various dining places is very good!. It's not like home cooking.....but it's a long way from High School lunch! It took some time to get used to budgeting and using the Cafe Cash. However, I consider it to be a good life experience. I was determined not to run out of my cash before the semester ended. I accomplished my goal.

    Dorm Life

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my dorm life. I was blessed to have a great roommate and Resident Assistant (RA) which made things a lot easier. The RA made sure we were taken care of...which was a great challenge. However, her efforts made my being away from home much easier.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been consistently challenged, but not overwhelmed. The faculty are also top notch and that transcends into the type of students that make up the Winthrop student body. I love to study and get good grades. I fit right in at Winthrop. For this reason, I am hoping I receive this scholarship so that I can continue at Winthrop in Spring 2014.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students will love the student life on campus. The student body is not so large that a student would feel lost in a crowd. In addition, there is a great mixture of history, art and new technology in the architecture on campus. This gives the campus a very homey feeling.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is a GREAT school because of it's student support system at the Student Resource Center. As a result my persistence and their willingness to help me, my first semester grades improved with each exam. For this reason, I am hoping that I obtain this scholarship so that I will be able to continue at Winthrop University in Spring 2014.

  • 02/13/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    I went and toured a couple of weeks ago and feel in love after just a few minutes of being on the campus. I will definitely be applying to Winthrop!

  • 02/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NO GATES, I hate that about this campus. Anyone can just walk on campus and of course you wouldn't know the difference because you don't know who is a student and who isn't

    Great for these types of students

    LGBT community and girls (most of the school's population)

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that Winthrop does not use tuition money on everything that they should. To say we pay so much I don't feel that all of the tuition money is put to good use.

    What to do for fun

    Parties, join student groups, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Blah!! Digs gets tiring when that all you eat, but it is good! Don't be fooled by the food in the cafe when you come there. Trust me it is totally different throughout the year. Thomson needs more to choose from. I can deal without the same greasy food everyday

    Dorm Life

    Its pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    I find the academics rigor the best part. There are many resources on campus. Never an excuse for failing a class!

    Tips for prospective students

    Please come visit before you make a decision, talk to some teachers, and STUDENTS!

    In three sentences

    Winthrop is a good school overall especially for academics, however student life does not cater to the diverse student population (in my opinion)

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are cops everywhere! They help you with practically anything! They won't pick you up if it's raining just to take you to your class, but if you are hurt and need to get somewhere, they will offer a ride. They also make sure that the students are safe no matter what.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is knitting club, a Magic the Gathering club, all sorts of clubs! Which is a good thing so you can become involved easily!

    Great for these types of students

    Almost any type of student can come here and find something that they love.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the Tillman building which is claimed to be haunted, along with Marget Nance Dorm. Ghost tours go through there and it is pretty neat!

    Bang for the buck

    Winthrop is understanding that we are already paying thousands for college, so in return they make a lot of things for free, or you can charge it onto your student account which is pretty amazing. You can definitely tell where your money is going to in class and out of class.

    What to do for fun

    Well if you do not have a car, you will be stuck on campus a lot of times. But there are things to do in Charlotte and on campus there are some organization things that happen, that can spice up the fun things to do here. If you don't want too walk far, the only thing you can do is go to Walgreens, CVS, and basically other stores around that area.

    Food and Dining

    Even though Thompson cafe is like cafeteria food, it still feels like home cooked meals at times. The dining experience that Thompson has, is very similar to a normal buffet restaurant, very clean and modern.

    Dorm Life

    I give this a 4 star, since the upper class dorms are better than the freshman dorms. I feel they should be equal.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor environment at Winthrop is an amazing one. The classes are small so the professors can help you more easily with a one on one session if need be. The academic support groups help you with tutoring and basically anything you need to be helped with!

    Tips for prospective students

    Know time management! Get involved as much as you can! Don't be afraid to speak up to financial aid if there is an issue with money, they will help! Always go to class! Take good notes and follow up on those notes at night. Keep good relations with the teachers.

    In three sentences

    Winthrop University is unique, accepting, inspirational, and amazing. The professors are caring and helpful. Also the students are accepting and diverse.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Big on Campus but I am not a part of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 160 clubs and organizations on Campus

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students both traditional and nontraditional. A place to become a leader or to be lead. It is a very divers school. School of education is wonderful. They also have on hand research for undergrad science majors. Something that you can't find in other school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    4th floor of Tillman is haunted (so they say). You have to sit on the swings on Scholars Walk. Also take a tour to learn the history of Winthrop. It is amazing how far Winthrop has came. You have to go to one of the many sporting events. Basketball is a MUST SEE!! Both men and women. They are a great group of people.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for a small amount. Well worth it. You get way more than you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 160 clubs and organizations on Campus. Plenty of things to do away from campus. Lots of volunteer opportunities. Located in a medium size town but close to a Big city to have the best of both worlds.

    Food and Dining

    Cookies in Thomson are amazing. The food is not great but I have had worse.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professor push you to be successful but they will support you also. They want you to succeed. Academics is very important to Winthrop.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources that are available Be involved. Go to your professors if you do not understand. They have office hours for a reason. USE THEM.

    In three sentences

    A university that is full of diversity. A place that you can call home. Professors that care.

  • 07/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    There is a hierarchy of residence halls. There are some with priority to upperclassmen, but even those with high new student populations will feel comfortable and at home. During my freshman year, I lived in Richardson, and I got to meet so many friends. There are no wrong options when choosing a place to stay.

    In three sentences

    For those who believe in the idea of finding one's self in college, Winthrop is the place for you. The campus inspires me each and every day through its tireless promotion of acceptance and understanding no matter one's race, income, or sexual orientation. I didn't know what to expect when I enrolled, but I am glad to call Winthrop home.