Eastern Nazarene College
Quincy, MA, USA

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Eastern Nazarene College
3.55 Average Rating

Jill from New Orleans, LA

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
My professors were fantastic. They were all highly experienced business professionals or impressive academics. I learned a lot inside the classroom and participated in a lot of internships, too.
Did enjoy being here
It was a really friendly place. It's a good Christian college. Not everyone at Eastern Nazarene College is a Christian, but the professors are Christians and the college upholds Christian ideals and values. It was a lot quieter and, like I said friendly, compared to the other schools I visited.
Bang for the buck
Definitely worth the money. I saw college as an investment. I make more over twice per year now than I paid per year in college. Good financial aid, too. It's overall less than most other private schools, probably because it's a Christian college and they're more worried about students than money.
Tips for prospective students
Visit ENC and get to know the people there. It's a nice place, but you'll find out how well you fit in by visiting and learning more about it that way. It's pretty easy to find, being pretty much between the Wollaston subway station and Wollaston beach. And do your schoolwork if you go there - some majors are different from others but it's not as easy as I imagined it would be.
Great for these types of students
Business majors, people who want a values-based education, and people who want to be taught be great professors. Not for partyers.
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Nicole from Easton, MA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The class settings are usually great with many small classes and no huge classes. The music program is big, but there isn't much of a visual art program. However, students with an interest in visual arts can take limited classes at ENC and easily take classes at nearby Quincy College for credit.
The professors are very attentive and many are extremely intelligent, knowledgeable, and open-minded.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is a wonderful environment. It is right down the street from the beach (which allows dogs) and a 15 minute walk from the T subway station. There is a beautiful church on campus where we have mandatory chapel twice a week, a small student-made vegetable garden, a small and cozy chapel in our theology building Angell Hall, and a nice cafe as an alternate to the dining hall.
The food is pretty good, with a fairly big selection. There are always vegetarian options, a self-cook station, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and ice cream.
The faculty and staff are all very friendly and thoughtful. They really foster relationships with students that may be hard to accomplish in larger schools. Many live near campus, so students sometimes join them for home-cooked meals.
Tips for prospective students
There are strict rules for students because of the school's affiliation with the Church of the Nazarene. With the exclusion of one apartment-style building that is available for juniors and seniors, all dormitories are single-sex and members of the opposite sex are only allowed to visit during a few open house hours each week. Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol are not allowed. Freshmen have a curfew of 12:30 on weeknights and 1:00am on weekends for the first semester. Dancing is technically allowed, but it is a controversial issue in the Church of the Nazarene, so we don't have organized dances. These rules are manageable for many people, but prospective students should be aware of them before deciding on ENC.
Great for these types of students
Music majors, conservative Christians, students with an interest in missionary work or social justice
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Kevin from Quincy, MA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Great school, beautiful campus.

Good classmates

Reliable library
Academic Rigor
Great professors, great atmosphere to study.
Dorm Life
I do not live in the dorms, I commute.
Food and Dining
The food is decent, could be better. There's also a dugout, where there's junk food to consume.
Clubs and Activities
Very fun to get involved in extra curricular activities
Campus Safety
Always with great service with custodians
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Lisabeth from Brockton, MA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I would rate Eastern Nazarene College a 9 out of a 10.
I have learned so much about myself while attending.
Academic Rigor
The teachers help me with everything. They are always checking up on the students to make sure that I am doing well in all of my classes. I am not known as just another student but I am known by my name.
Dorm Life
I have become so close to the girls that live around me in the dorm. My Resident Assistant cared so much for us and she always did things to make sure we were satisfied.
What to do for fun
I was involved with the Gospel Choir which was probably my favorite thing to do. We traveled twice a year to different places in the country.
Clubs and Activities
There is a club for everyone at the campus, people were always doing something to get involved.
Campus Safety
The security guards are always walking around the campus to make sure that everyone is safe.
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Shelby from Ipswich, MA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Since beginning at Eastern Nazarene College, I have learned a lot about myself. I was able to take classes pertaining to my major during my first semester. This helped me finalize my decision of wanting to teach preschool. With the help of a first year experience class, I learned that I would be in school, regardless of financial need to be in school. I have learned more in my first semester here at Eastern Nazarene College about myself than I learned all four years of high school.
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely love being at Eastern Nazarene College. I am a person who typically takes a long time to warm up to new situations, however, Eastern Nazarene is such an open, accepting environment, I felt comfortable being here within the first few days. I love attending this school and am very thankful for the opportunity to be here.
Bang for the buck
Eastern Nazarene College is worth every penny! I don't know of many other ways I would rather spend this money. I believe I am getting so much out of this school that I would not want to spend the money anywhere or anyway else.
Tips for prospective students
I would highly recommend that students look at this school. It may not be for everyone, however, it is a great school. The education is phenomenal and students are in a great, Christian environment.
I would recommend that prospective students look at this school as well as many others, in case they do not like this school, they will have back up options.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for students who are looking for a Christian environment and who are committed to learning. There are many fun things to do on campus, however, it is important to stay on top of academic classes. The environment is very ENCouraging and open. I love this school and I recommend that you look at this school!
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Steve from Elk Twp, PA

a past student here
3 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
Did I learn a lot? Heck yes. My major was one of the top programs of its kind in the U.S. I researched it extensively before coming to E.N.C. and met with the professors before I applied. I was part of the Honors program, too. It was difficult, but I learned a lot, and it was worth it.
Did enjoy being here
Did I enjoy being here? Of course. Otherwise I wouldn't have gone to E.N.C. and I wouldn't have stayed if I didn't. It had an incredible academic reputation in my field especially, it offered better financial aid than the other schools I applied and was accepted to, it was where I wanted it to be (Boston!), and it had the kind of Christian background I wanted.
Bang for the buck
I wanted a full-tuition scholarship, and I didn't get it, but they offered me more financial aid than my other options. I had to take out some loans, since my family is really poor and couldn't help out, but it was totally worth it for the education and the experience.
Tips for prospective students
Take advantage of the opportunities you're given. My friends who worked hard did very, very, very well. My friends who slacked didn't. I feel like going to E.N.C. offered me more opportunities than some of my other options, but I had to take advantage of them to appreciate it. Also, it's not a party school -- it's less conservative than a lot of Christian schools, but more conservative than most secular colleges.
Great for these types of students
History and literature majors (esp. prelaw), biology and chemistry majors (esp. premed), physics and mathematics, psychology and social work, business and education; Christians, and non-Christians who are okay with Christians; people who don't want to attend a party school because E.N.C. is not that...
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Lisabeth from Brockton, MA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I am known by my name not by a number or just another student.
I am prayed for everyday.
I get the help that I need.
Tips for prospective students
Stay on track with your work!!
Academic Rigor
There are people to help you with your academic life at any time in the day.
What to do for fun
Gospel Choir, theater.
Clubs and Activities
There is a club for everyone. You will barely have nothing to do.
Campus Safety
Security is available at any time of the day. The security guards are always walking arounf the campus to make sure that everyone is safe.
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