Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH, USA

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Plymouth State University
3.77 Average Rating

Alaina from Claremont, NH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I don't care what your major is, the general education classes are really well-rounded and try to appeal to individual students while giving a good education. I took a history class called Arthurian Legends and spent a semester learning about the kings Arthur could have been based on, the places the stories could have been in, and the real life history of what was going on at the time.

Most of the classes-- current events, science, math-- are grounded in real world applications, or real life experiences, which make them easier to learn.
Am enjoying being here
If I didn't love it, I'd be transferred somewhere else already. Almost all professor is devoted to the job, and really loves teaching; you can tell.

As for the students, here's something no tour will tell you: the first week of school, almost every organization on campus will make you welcome. My first week, I sat with three clubs, two sororities, and the Women's Rugby Team, all people who saw a new student sitting alone and decided to make her welcome.

There's tons to do, and the people are amazing; I couldn't ask for more.
Bang for the buck
The five-stars is an in-state thing. Out of state, it'd probably be a star less. It costs about $20,000 a year, when you take books and other things into account; as colleges go, it's not as cheap as a community college, but it could be far worse. But for this, you get over twenty clubs, meals, plenty of FLEX-cash for use in vending machines and laundry (no messing with quarters!), computers everywhere you look, professors who go out of their way to help, and a beautiful area.
Tips for prospective students
Take advantage of what's offered! The writing center is free to use, and they can offer help on almost any paper at any stage, whether it's brainstorming a topic or checking a final draft for citation errors. The PASS tutoring center is also free, and tutoring comes from students who took (and did well in) the class, as well as general tutors. No shame in using any of it; in fact, several professors offer extra credit. And the professors themselves are easy to get in contact with.
Great for these types of students
Sure, you still have to get up on time, go to class, and do the homework, but after that it's your choice. There are enough clubs and activities to appeal to almost anyone: Medieval Society, Women's Rugby, Intramural Sports in General, Skiing, Japanese Culture and Animation Club, the newspaper, the radio... this campus is for anyone who'd like to get involved.
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Jessica from Middleton, NH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All of the classes are extremely interesting. I like the teachers, each one brings a different thing to the classroom. When I first started the semester, I was undeclared, so I've been taking General Education classes. Most people say they dread them, but the ones I'm currently taking not only are teaching me a lot but also very interesting.
Am enjoying being here
At first, I didn't like being here. I didn't think anyone here was friendly. One thing I definitely did not like was Thirsty Thursdays but as the semester rolls on I've become accustomed to everything on campus, I enjoy being here a lot more.
Bang for the buck
A lot of people have had issues with trying to come up with the money to come here, it is expensive but not as expensive as other Universities in New Hampshire. Overall, I think the education you will be receiving is worth it but I don't agree with the meal plan. That's something I don't think is worth your money. But still, the education you will be receiving is worth it in the end.
Tips for prospective students
Come to school with an open mind. If you hate it and it doesn't get better over time, still do good in your classes you can transfer. If you hate it at first and feel like it won't get better, it probably will. Everyone told me it would get better, and it did. So, just do you best in classes and keep an open mind.
Great for these types of students
There are plenty of activities here to get involved in, so no matter your interest you'll find something. There are sports teams for athletic people, and there's a good theater program for those who love to act. The art department is good as well, and the teachers are amazing. This school is great for people who get involved and enjoy a small campus town environment.
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Esia from Hudson, NH

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I've only completed my first semester, but I've learned so much. I took a class called Environmental Geography. I knew that the world had it's problems, but this course really opened my eyes to the real problems of the world. I also took a course called Are cell phones destroying civilized society? This one was really interesting. You know how people are always on their cell phones nowadays. They carry it around like an appendage. Some people just can't live with out them. We discussed whether cell phones really were making people and society uncivilized. Should we get rid of cell phones? Are they ruining people lives? And are people really addicted to texting?
Am enjoying being here
I love it here! Every where you go there's a friendly face: my professors, library staff, dining hall staff, the residents in my dorm hall...everybody. The campus is small, so I can get to my classes on foot and fairly quickly.
Bang for the buck
This school is definitely worth it, but it's not exactly cheap. If I didn't love it, I wouldn't be here.
Tips for prospective students
Turn in you assignments on time. Get some sleep. Don't procrastinate. Don't be afraid to make some friends. Don't know how? Take your books or your laptop and study in the common area of your residence hall. Everyone studies out there. You're bound to make a friend or two.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for students who want to get a really good education and have some fun at the same time. Along with academics there are plenty of clubs and sports teams you can join. It's just a great school in general. You'll love it here!
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Christopher from Meriden, CT

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
more then i can can handle. classes are actually interesting.
Am enjoying being here
i love Plymouth and i think it is totally worth the out of state price. i love the clean air and the friendly people in the area. my classes are challenging but interesting
Bang for the buck
you def get your money's worth. Great classes and all kinds of support centers ranging from computer support to the Writing Center
Tips for prospective students
enjoy the great surrounding mountains which provide great opportunities for skiing, snowboarding,and hiking.It is a clean campus and everyone in the town is very friendly. during the warm months there is a river for tubing and the lakes region is just ten minutes down the road.Plymouth has a good reputation throughout New England and a state of the art library.
Great for these types of students
It is great for students of all wants and needs. Plymouth offers recreational sports, theatre, language programs, and hundreds of clubs such as the PSU democrats or the gamers club. There is something for everyone.
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melissa from Manchester, NH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Plymouth is a great school. Truly not what I expect from a state school being a transfer from a private university. I fell as thought I have learnt more at Plymouth then my other school, and I have grown more independent living on campus
Tips for prospective students
Be considerate to roommate you will be living with them for the whole year sorry to find some common ground. Don't procrastinate all you get from that is more stress and bad grades. Do the homework it really doses matter and get involved.
Academic Rigor
I feel that the work that is assigned is useful and will be in the future on the job. You have to keep up with it or you will fall behind.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is fun but you have to remember you are there for school. You will meet really nice people and have lots of fun. The dorms set up different activities through out the year like tie dye or trick of treat, sports games parties.
Food and Dining
The dining hall as a large variety from pizza to vegetarian selections. But there is also the different place around campus that you can do meal exchange at times the dinning hall is closed.
What to do for fun
Hang out with friends. Skiing, snow boarding, other outdoor sports. Join a club.
Bang for the buck
The Amount you pay for what Plymouth has to offer is great. Compared to some schools I would even say it is a deal to go to Plymouth.
Great for these types of students
Plymouth is great for people who don't mind the outdoors and likes the snow.
Clubs and Activities
They have loads of clubs that are offered form voulenteering Club to a pride club also clubs based on major so you meet people with similar interest.
Greek Life
Minimal
Campus Safety
We have the blue lights that call 911 when you push the but plus the main campus is very well lit and Plymouth police are always around.
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