a current student here
Your buck is stretched three ways, which is sort of difficult considering deer only have two antlers! Academic wise, yes. Carroll professors teach information relevant to the course and for your major that will be on standardized exams that you might take for graduate school or the field you will be going into. The professors establish personal and caring relationships with their students. They also always have their office doors open to answer any and all questions thoroughly and one on one. Plus as mentioned before, the small class sizes (student to professor ratio 18:1) and the fact there are no TA's is an added bonus! Tutoring and supplemental instruction (study groups led by upperclassmen who have completed and did exceptional in the course) are free to utilize by students. When it comes to housing, although the living corridors are spacious and nice, especially the suite style dorms, they are expensive. It is also required that students must live in campus housing through their junior year which can be a downside. Although dining dollars are an extremely useful thing to have, it is annoying that meal swipes do not roll over and are not refundable. I have the lowest meal plan, 140 swipes, and at the end of every semester I have anywhere from 13-30 meal swipes left over and just purchase cases, and I mean CASES, of drinks with leftover meal swipe money and it would be nice if the money was just refunded to pay for tuition.