Lakeland University
Plymouth, WI, USA

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Lakeland University
3.38 Average Rating

Kimberly from Freedom, WI

accepted here and planning to attend soon
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Will learn a lot
Faculty all seems great.
Will enjoy being here
Most definitely
Bang for the buck
Seems quite pricey
Great for these types of students
Small town students looking for a small yet up beat school.
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a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Lakeland College provides a great college experience for anyone looking into a smaller campus size. As small as it may be, it is a big campus once you get used to it. Lakeland is its own community and family.
Tips for prospective students
If there is one thing students should realize when coming to lakeland, is that becoming involved is very important in having a great college experience. You don't want to be that student that isn't involved in anything. With that being said join a club or a sport, It will really benefit your social and academic experience. Be open to meeting new people and making friends with everyone, it will benefit you in the long run.
Academic Rigor
The academics here are truley amazing. The class sizes arent huge like a typical university so the small class size setting benefits many. The professors also are very caring and love their job just as much as you love being a student. Its important to develop good relationships with your teachers though. This is because it shows that you care about your education and future just as much as they do!
Dorm Life
This is where most of the fun happens outside of class. Living in an all-male dorm isn't as bad as it sounds. Yes at sometimes boys will be boys but if you know how to socialize well with others and your roommate, it can really be a fun experience. Everyone knows everyone in the halls and always says hello to everyone so its nice. Although if you get loud neighbors it might be annoying if they blast music or stay up late but that can be handled by yourself or the RA with quiet hours.
Food and Dining
The food here is pretty good. There will be days though where you just don't feel like getting it because it doesn't look too appetizing to you. There is always the muskie mart and mart food if the main line doesn't catch your eye! They do a great job at maintaining a clean dining hall and organized.
Clubs and Activities
There are many opportunities for students to become apart of any club, sport, or activities on campus. They are all open to anyone and provide fun entertainment for any student!
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Kat from Elkhart Lake, WI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
At Lakeland you are not just a number. The Lakeland community works to keep you involved and happy. They truely care about every aspect of your life.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved in everything you can! Makes school more enjoyable and feels more like home than anything.
Academic Rigor
Professors are knowledgable in their fields and care about each of their students. They want to see you succeed.
Dorm Life
All residents hall are clean, comfortable, and a blast to live in. The RAs work to keep you involved. The people you live with are all very respectful as well.
Food and Dining
Kitchen staff works to keep you well fed. There are so many different options to choose from as well! You can go to the Muskie Mart and eat from the Muskie Grill, get a grab and go sub, or go through the traditional buffet line.
What to do for fun
The campus activity board puts on so many different events at very affordable prices or for free. You can go to Brewers or Bucks games for cheap, play laser tag in the field house for free, or attend a pub party in the pub for only a couple bucks!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We just had our 150th anniversary here at Lakeland. I learned so many cool things that use to go on around campus and meaning of different things here. One that I thought was really cool because it pertained to me was that when the volleyball team took home a win they would come back to campus and ring the bell! Totally want to bring back that tradition.
Campus Safety
The Lakeland campus is unbelievably safe! I feel comfortable walking across campus at 2 in the morning! We have campus security on duty 24/7 also. They offer safe rides whenever, and are patrolling the campus at all hours of the day.
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Barbara from Lakewood, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Awsome online classes and support for students.
Tips for prospective students
Be ready to study hard.
Academic Rigor
Average amount of homework but lots of reading.
Dorm Life
I live at home.
What to do for fun
Football games and other fun activities.
Bang for the buck
Every dollar is worth it for the great education you get.
Great for these types of students
All types of students are welcome here.
Greek Life
Phi theta Kappa
Campus Safety
Heard it was really good.
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Alyssa from Waterford, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Lakeland is a great place for students who prefer one on one time with teachers. There are so many activities on campus that you do not notice we are in the middle of a cornfield. The atmosphere is incredible and I could not have picked a better school.
Tips for prospective students
Do everything you can while at Lakeland. There are plenty of student groups, activities, sports, fraternities/sororities, to get involved with. The four years you are at Lakeland will fly by, so enjoy it while you can!
Academic Rigor
Most of the classes I have been in have been challenging, but easy enough to where I am learning something and understanding each and every day. Students are required to take Core classes which help with ones self and teach you about your own personal being.
Dorm Life
I was in a freshman dorm for the first semester of my freshman year at Lakeland and did not enjoy it too much. The apartments and pods in Brotz hall are much more pleasant to live in. The furniture is not the greatest in some of the places so some people have to bring their own belongings. I believe with the amount of money we spend on room and board Lakeland should be able to buy some new furniture to replace the ones that are very old and broken.
Food and Dining
The food at Lakeland has been pretty good, but is still improving each and everyday. They made something new called creative cuisine and it has just adapted to the students wants and personal preferences.
What to do for fun
There are many things to do on and near campus to keep students busy. Student activities puts on many events that keep everyone busy and are very fun. Things such as bouncy houses, aqua massage nights, cookie decorating, scarf making, basically everything you could imagine. Since extra curricular activities are hard to do off campus, Lakeland does a spectacular job of giving students plenty of things to do on campus.
Bang for the buck
I enjoy every minute at Lakeland and most people call this place home rather than where they actually came from. When I took a visit my senior year of high school I knew this was the place for me. I am graduating this year from Lakeland with a major in Exercise Science and a minor in Nonprofit Organization Management. I have made so many connections throughout the nonprofit community in Sheboygan and learned much more than I ever could have anywhere else.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a pub on campus that comes in very handy to students over 21. Many activities such as pub parties and comedians are held here.
Great for these types of students
Students that are small-town country types will enjoy Lakeland.
Clubs and Activities
There are a variety of clubs and things to get involved in at Lakeland. They offer so many activities to do that students will never be bored.
Greek Life
The fraternities and sororities always put on pub parties and stay involved with the rest of the Lakeland community. Personally I am not involved with any of them but I have friends that are and they really enjoy being a part of it.
Campus Safety
Security is very good about keeping us safe and making sure everyone on campus is following the rules. They are not too strict to where students cannot do anything, but lenient enough to ensure no one will get hurt.
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Aimee from Algoma, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Lakeland college is awesome; there are activities, athletics, and academics. The staff of the school makes the experience that much better with their small class sizes and increased one-on-one time. I would suggest this school for anyone looking to have fun, learn, and meet great people.
Tips for prospective students
A few tips for prospective students: do not let the school being in the middle of a corn field scare you away, it is better than one would think. Do not be afraid to try new activities; it is a great way to meet new people and make some friends. Don't forget to be yourself; college can be a lot like high school when it comes to personal issues and such, but don't be afraid to let your real self shine, most people like that better than you trying to fit in. Lastly, have fun; the time flies by faster than you would believe, take the time to enjoy your experiences.
Academic Rigor
The teachers are very helpful and stick to their syllabus. I have never had a problem scheduling a meeting with a professor to get help on my coursework or in the class in general. Also, the class sizes are super small, which is a huge advantage to quicker learning and more one-on-one time.
Dorm Life
Once you come out of your shell and experience life in the dorms for a while, it feels like you have an entirely new family. I did not come out of my shell right away and wish I would have, I met a lot of great people and they became very close to me. I loved living in the all girls' dorm rooms, it was a lot of fun because we could screw around and just have fun without worrying that we aren't impressing any guys, and what not.
Food and Dining
Lakeland's food and dining center is wonderful. There is always a salad and sandwich bar for those students who do not want to eat the main course for that meal. I love the Muskie Mart, which offers grilled food as well as serving the students like a grocery store. You have Muskie Money that you get when you pay for your payment plan. It is wonderful not having to carry cash everywhere when you are on campus.
What to do for fun
Even though the school is in the middle of a corn field, there is plenty of things to do for entertainment nearby as well as on campus. The school has a group called LC CAB, which is a group that organizes fun and games as well as activities both on campus and off. There are bowling alleys, golf courses, movie theaters, malls, and a lot of other things nearby as well. We have gone to Brewers games, Bucks games, bowling, plays, and many more activities with the LC CAB. On campus there are also events called convocations, you will learn about these when you visit the school, but some of them are plays, musicals, comedians, writers, speeches, and many more options; they are good time fillers and believe it or not, some of them are very entertaining.
Bang for the buck
The school is rather expensive to attend considering it is a private school; however, the school does offer a lot of scholarship opportunities and ways to save money. I would definitely consider it a great bang for your buck.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There aren't any real unusual places or traditions on campus. Only one thing comes to mind that was fairly unusual. A couple of students decided it would be funny to bring a cow up the stairs of Old Main, which didn't have elevators at that time. The students didn't know that cows cannot climb down stairs, so they couldn't get the cow down and ended up having to kill it; they say that the cow now haunts Old Main.
Great for these types of students
I think Lakeland being the diverse school that it is, is really great for any student. It is suitable for all ages, races, and religions as well. I would recommend it to anyone!
Clubs and Activities
As I mentioned earlier, LC CAB does a great job of putting on activities and events for the students to attend. The hall directors and RAs in the dorms also do a lot to put on little events in the dorm halls.
Greek Life
I never experienced Greek Life, but it is an eligibility at Lakeland. I had a couple of friends who attempted to make it into sororities, but ended up quitting for certain reasons. Once one makes it past Hell Week, there is really no other stresses of being a member of the sorority.
Campus Safety
There is always a member of the campus security team on duty. They offer safe rides across campus or to wherever you want to go on campus. There is also a taxi service that offers safe rides anywhere within the county off campus. The team members are really great and try to get to know the students. You can call at anytime and they will be there asap to help you out. There are also telephones located around campus that you can use to call them.
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Dwight from Sun Prairie, WI

a current student here
0 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Coursework is challenging--good information to prepare a student for the postcollegiate world. Most professors are good, but-like any school--there are some who don't know how to teach (even if they know their subject).
Tips for prospective students
Participate in class, do your homework, and ask questions. Repeat.
Academic Rigor
It depends on the course,--some are VERY difficult, others require basic hard work.
Dorm Life
I attended online, but the dorms look nice.
Food and Dining
I've only been on campus once, but it was good food.
Bang for the buck
Better than any other private liberal-arts college.
Clubs and Activities
LOTS of options!!!!!!
Greek Life
Unknown if it exists.
Campus Safety
No concerns at all.
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