Wayne State College

Wayne, NE, USA

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Wayne State College

3.78 Average Rating

Cassie from Madison, NE

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Wayne State College helps find careers for students with their general education program. Students receive a well rounded education as they take courses in science, art, math, and business.
Am enjoying being here
There are always activities for students to participate in. The school organizations provide ways to meet new friends.
Bang for the buck
WSC provides a quality education at a low price.
Tips for prospective students
Prospective students should do the best they can on the ACT and their school work. It will help make great study habits for while in college.
Great for these types of students
WSC is a great college for students who prefer small class sizes where the professors know each of their students names. The student population is small enough to walk across campus and meet people you know, but big enough to meet someone new each day. Also, students can walk to classes because all the buildings are close.
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Stephanie from Beatrice, NE

a current student here
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In three sentences
the best ever!
Tips for prospective students
if you're going to pick a dorm they are all really decent. the best one's are pile hall, because it's brand new and has never had students in it, or bowen hall because it has the best bathrooms and elevators and air conditioning. the other dorms all have sinks in the rooms but don't have air conditioning and central heating. stay away from morey hall! it's the worst dorm here.
Academic Rigor
the classes are tough but the teachers are fair. i'm in the pre-medicine program at wayne state and it is difficult, they make sure you know what you need to. however, the teachers always have office hours if you need help and the campus offers free tutoring sessions for most subjects. the classes are small sized so it's easy to learn. they want you to do well.
Dorm Life
dorm life here is great. all of the dorms i've been in are good for their own reasons. pile hall has been newly renovated in fall of 2011, so it's brand new. bowen hall has really private restrooms and a lot of closet space! also the lobby is split into half floors so you can socialize with many more people including the opposite genders. berry hall, morey hall, and terrace hall have larger rooms that gives you the offer to loft your beds so that you have more floor space. and niehardt hall and anderson hall are really quiet dorms. if you like peace and quite and study time those are the dorms for you. there are dorms for all personality types. it's great!
Food and Dining
the upper cafeteria has amazing choices. they have a theme bar, a sandwich bar, a salad bar, a grill, and a pasta and pizza place. and and ice cream and desert bar. the choices really are almost endless. and the food isn't the gross, pre-prepared stuff that high schools serve you. it's fresh and really good. also, if you don't like whatever is on the menu upstairs their is a downstairs cafeteria that takes the meal plan. downstairs, they have an epic grill, and a pizza place, a sandwhich bar and even a taco bell. it's really cool having a taco bell that works off your meal plan! also there is a place in the library called jitters. there they sell starbucks coffee and slushies and meals to go if you are in a hurry. they also have candy and many other items that can be taken off your meal card. there is so many choices!
What to do for fun
wayne is a pretty small town so most people wouldnt think there is much to do for fun. it's a dry campus so there isn't many parties. there is a really cool movie theater in town that just opened, it shows movies for only four dollars. really cheap is really good! :) on campus there is a lot to do also. there are a lot of clubs and activities to join that have socials and a lot of sororities and fraternities that have socials. there is also a christian group on campus that offers many fun things, like root beer keggers and stuff. the student activities board hosts a lot of free activities all over campus. these include air brush tattoos, bull riding contests, wax molds of body parts, make your own snow globes and many many more. they also host free movies once a month in the ramsey theater. so far this year they've shown pirates of the carribean 4, harry potter 8, horrible bosses, footloose, puss in boots, the hangover 2, and a few others. the football games are free to students and so much fun to watch.
Bang for the buck
wayne state college is really affordable. compared to surrounding universities and private colleges it is the cheapest. they also have a lot of scholarship opportunities for freshman, transfer, and current students that help a lot. they work in collaboration with the board of trustees scholarship which is full tuition, the nihardt scholarship which offers full tuition and board, and the rhop scholarship which offers full tuition and entrance into unmc for prospective med students.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
a really special place on campus is the willow bowl. it's this beautiful open arena, outside near a copse of trees. there are stairs and seats and a stage made out of stone. graduation is held there if the weather permits. i've even seen quite a few of the neighborhood citizens hold weddings there because it's such a pretty spot. a wierd tradition wayne state has is a campus wide game called zombies vs. humans. in the game, everyone on campus participates and some are designated zombies and others are humans. simply stated, the zombies catch the humans and eat them, which turns them into zombies, and the humans shoot the zombies with modified nerf guns, which stuns them so they can get away. the zombies die if they don't catch so many humans in so many days. the last team standing wins a prize and the last human alive wins a prize. it's a lot of fun and is amazing to see what an entire student body can have fun doing. :)
Clubs and Activities
there are so many clubs. there is a club for every student. even a wii bowling intramural club with actual tournaments! some of the clubs include: biology club, sadd, w.r.i.t.e.s club, health science club, science fiction and fantasy club, rotaract club, fashion club, christian crusade, circle k club, and many sports teams and intrumural sports teams. there truly is a club for every person here, promise.
Greek Life
there are two main sororities and two fraternities here on campus. they are both nice and somewhat affordable. socials are a must for greek life and they dress nice every monday. there is also a greek society for english majors, accounting majors, and an honors greek society offered here.
Campus Safety
campus security is always driving around to help. they give every student their number so you can call at any hour if you need help or have hurt yourself. i've even called them to help change my tire. they also help if you lose your keys! also, there is a thing called wildcat wheels, which is sponsered by students and surrounding community. it is a cab service for wayne state students. no matter how late you can call them and they'll come get you and take you back to the dorms. it does cost a bit of money but it's totally worth it if you are a girl who is afraid to walk home alone in the middle of the night. also, they won't tell on you if your state of mind or level of intoxication is questioned. they just want you to get home safely. room doors are locked by your key and thats easily kept safe. the stair doors lock at 8 from the outside so that nobody can get in. the front doors also lock at 8 so that nobody except who lives there can get in, you have a key to those doors. every person who doesn't live in the dorm has to be checked in after 8 so no creepers can come waltzing into the building. it's all kept really safe.
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Willa from Norfolk, NE

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Whether in the classroom or at the poetry or fiction printing press, painting something for art class or acting on the stage, there's always both in-class knowledge and hands-one experience to be found at WSC. Plenty of opportunities exist to learn about new subjects, new interests, and new cultures and ideas.
Am enjoying being here
Something's always going on at WSC, whether a holiday party involving going to see the supposed ghosts lurking in Ley theather or a late-night Dark Knight party during finals season, or a both hilarious and thought-provoking discussion with several professors. In one day, a student can have a fascinating in-class conversation, go to one of the free movies offered on campus, attend (or start!) a club perfectly tailored to their interests, and hang out with friends while doing homework. WSC is both enjoyable and satisfying.
Bang for the buck
Even in these tough economic times, the only college names that seem to appear over and over again in conversations are east-coast institutions such as Harvard and Yale. These are perfectly fine, especially for doctors and lawyers, but for teachers and students of the humanities who prefer something that suits their major more and is incredibly affordable, WSC really is the best-kept secret of Nebraska.
Tips for prospective students
Get out of the dorm and join as many groups as you can that interest you, provided you don't overload yourself to the point of only stressing about them. Sit next to new people as often as possible-- say hello and get to know everyone. Seize every opportunity. When you've been studying for 10 hours straight, take someone's offer to go watch Iron Man or Inception at midnight in a dorm room.
Great for these types of students
Teachers, writers, artists, and anyone involved in the humanities; people willing to stretch beyond their bounds and get to know everyone, including their professors. Those who are willing to work for what they want, accept responsibility, and have fun all the same time will excel here.
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Cassandra from Omaha, NE

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
The computer department is filled with some of the most intelligent and most patient people I have ever met. I love every one of them. They were able to help me get my major sorted out and I don't regret changing majors for a moment.
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