University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA, USA

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University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
3.53 Average Rating

Jason from New Bedford, MA

a current student here
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In three sentences
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is everything you would want in a school. It has a large quantity of different majors, taught by great instructors, as well as being highly affordable. On top of that, it's centralized in North Dartmouth, a great town with many places and activities to keep you busy.
Tips for prospective students
Although most of the UMass Dartmouth's instructor team is made up of great teachers, I would recommend thoroughly looking for the right teachers. Not really look for an easy A, because than you don't learn anything. But you don't want a very difficult teacher where you don't learn anything either. For example, my friends and I attend different Engineering classes. I know just as much as they do, and learn the same material, but I have a much more fair professor.
Academic Rigor
You get what you put in. There are definitely a lot of classes that you can breeze on through for the next few years, depending on your major. But than there are the classes that you really have to try in to succeed. The professor's tend to be very fair, and so long as you're willing to learn, they are willing to teach.
Dorm Life
I commute to college so I can't give you an accurate response to dorm life. But from what I gathered from other students who dorm, and compared to my friends who attend different schools, the living conditions are decent enough. Though, they're not as nice looking as some other dorms that I've visited, I'm sure they get the job done.
Food and Dining
With plenty of restaurants and food carts, as well as a built in Wendy's, there's plenty of places to go for food. If you're eating in the dining halls, the food there is okay, though a lot of people feel as if it goes right through you.
What to do for fun
Being placed in North Dartmouth, there's plenty of things to do around here. Things to consider is the Dartmouth Mall, the Caddy Shack golf driving range and amusement center, several plazas containing large stores (Target, Dick's Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, etc...). The SAIL office at UMass Dartmouth, as well as many fraternities and sororities, are also constantly setting up events that are usually free admission or very little cost.
Bang for the buck
This is a very affordable school, and I feel like I'm getting a great education here. You really get what you put in here. A lot people can disagree, but this school has everything you need to advance in a lot of different careers. The only thing different you get from going to a much more expensive school is a piece of paper. In the end, you learned the same things, and are just as good as they are.
Great for these types of students
This school has people from all walks of life. Future Engineers, Businessmen, Nurses, Politicians, and Artists are born here. Though the school is greatly accredited for its Engineering and Nursing majors, there really isn't anyone who won't find a great education and life here.
Clubs and Activities
I haven't explored many clubs since I've been here, but from I can see, there are plenty of them for all kinds of different activities. Whether from video gaming to sports, there's a club for anyone. There are even clubs that are made to get people of the same major together.
Greek Life
There are several different fraternities and sororities available to join, as well as co-ed fraternities. Though I haven't joined them, I have friends who have and all they can talk about is how great of an opportunity it is. The Greeks set up a lot of great events that usually is open to anyone on campus, as well as friends.
Campus Safety
I haven't had any trouble with the law around here, but from the emails I'm receiving about safety advisories, and from how I see them on everywhere on campus, I feel as if they are on top of everything around here.
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Andrew from Taunton, MA

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
A lot of the staff really know they're area of expertise. So many of the philosophy staff are so passionate about what they teach along with the Fine Art staff.
Am enjoying being here
The Facilities on campus as far as food, and learning are great. I do not live on campus so can not go into the Dorm accommodations. But I've never heard anything bad about them.
Bang for the buck
Some of the staff could definitely belong at a higher paying and therefore higher cost of the student school. Many of the professors genuinely care about the benefit of their students, and want them to all do well.
Tips for prospective students
Take your time before just going right into college right from high school. Figure out what you really want to learn, and a career you want to pursue in life that will make you HAPPY! Not just pay the bills, because if your going to be pursuing a degree just to pursue the cash flow, there is a high probability that you won't finish. So just take your time, focus, and make the right decision.
Great for these types of students
Nursing, Art Students; Illustrators, Graphic Designers, Jewelry/ Metals, Sculptors, Painters, The list goes on and the staff is amazing! Philosophy Majors...and that is all I feel comfortable in recommending.
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Cassandra from Medford, MA

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The profressors I've had so far are amazing. I thought my lectures were going to drag on and on and that I was going be doing the same things that I already knew from high school general education classes. but of course I was wrong. I ve learned soo much in my first semester than I thought I would and it has challenged me to try harder and harder everyday to get better grades. But it really depends on what professors you get, I lucked out.
Am enjoying being here
I am enjoying myself here despite what some people would say. But its all about who you know and who you are willing to get to know. I've made upperclassmen friends and freshmen friends so there are always countless party invites, countless plans to the mall or movies and countless dance parties. Its up to you to make sure you enjoy yourself here because if you're going to be antisocial and judge the place before you've experienced it, you're going to hate it here.
Bang for the buck
For a state school this place is really cheap and there are a lot of merit based scholarships that you automatically qualify for once you're accepted. I got a crap ton of them and my GPA was only 2.6! Professors are beyond helpful, food is crappy at the Res but great at the other places, freshmen dorms are a lot bigger than you think and most people are friendly.
Tips for prospective students
* Robin Burr (Psychology 101); shes a sweet older woman with a very low voice. Sit in the front and you should be alright. she accepts late work at full credit and attendence is extra credit. she gives you a study guide with everything that will be on the test including the essay.
*Alan Thompson (Arts&Crafts): a very useless class if its not youre major but you learn a lot either way. He gives one quiz, a midterm, and a final. Hes very funny and likes class discussions. And dont worry he gives study guides.
*William Riley (Music 101); one of the few teachers that you can actually tell that he loves his job. he give out easy notes, plays a lot of music that kills time and a lot of in class concerts. i didnt but the book and CD and i still passed the class.
*Robin Kish (English 101): shes very sweet and understanding but there are four papers due in the first semester. you have to peer edit every single one but she lets you pass in the peer edits later. she gives you the option of re-doing two papers for a higher grade.
*??? Marikan (Chem 130): hurry up and take bio 11 if you can. choose this class last minute and got stuck with a very sweet lady with a heavy turkish accents. she goes through the notes very fast because everything is in the book. rarely takes attendence but if youve taken chemistry before and have any common sense you'll pass. I got a 90 and its out of 154 so you cant get anything wrong.
Great for these types of students
everyone who is willing to make some friends and find out who they truly are.
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Courtney from Tiverton, RI

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
I haven't started school yet, but the summer reading, Blink by Malcolm Gladwell has already taught me a lot and it has been the best summer reading I have read.
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female from Brockton, MA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am only a freshman here and I love it already! Academically I enjoy attending my classes. I have many friends who moan and groan about going to class and I am EAGER to do so here! I have 4 classes now in lecture halls of about 200 students but the professor knows my name! They really make an effort to keep you interested and feel good about what you are learning. They also really push for you to use their office hours to see them for any reasons!
Am enjoying being here
I do enjoy it here! I play rugby and it was probably the best decision I have ever made. The kids are so welcoming and fun! I stay active with rugby and the gym here has awesome hours. The students here definitely know how to throw a great party so just keep your head in the game!
Bang for the buck
I chose this school at first because they were the best with financial aid and really made my goal of attending college possible. The financial aid office will work with those who may be confused and need a little help as well.
Tips for prospective students
Meet as many people as you can as soon as you can! Spend as much time outside as possible! I did my first month and now I know someone every where I go! Join! Join different clubs and organizations to have fun and meet even more people! There is a club here for every one.
Great for these types of students
Kids who may love sports but were never number one in high school. You have an opportunity here! I did not know what rugby was till I got here and now I love it!
Kids who want to learn! Come prepared to like learning! You definitely will here!
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Rachael from Rome, NY

researching this school
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Will learn a lot
For the person that reviewed this badly:
You dont know about the classes for sure. You dont even go to the school. Yes, I don't either, but I'm not going to turn down a college for that. Let alone make someone who hasnt been to the college think its aweful because of that.
Will enjoy being here
You're an hour away from Boston, theres alot to do there. you're 15 minutes from the beach when ever, not just summer. You're a half hour from barnstable, dennisport, and a lot of other places on cape cod that have ALOT to do not just in the summer. do your research
Bang for the buck
You graded this without a comment. From all of my college research, this is the best priced out of state school I could find. You'll learn alot here, especially if you're going for business or law
Tips for prospective students
Look for scholarships if possable. Price might be an issue for some people but if you're dreaming of a certain college, don't let that get in the way. college is a once in a life time oppertunity.
Also, do your research. Some people don't, and they sound stupid posting unresearched stuff.
Great for these types of students
Business majors, not so much teaching though. Driven, hard working, willing to sacrafice more then some colleges would ask
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