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What are the academics like at your school?


It is not uncommon to meet professors for coffee or at their office hours and I have done so on several occasions. HWS's academic requirements are reasonable, but I feel that the ability to achieve a 4.3 as opposed to a 4.0 is an elemtentary move. I feel that it would be difficult to take someone seriously who had a 4.3 under GPA on their resume. Also, it is often times difficult to pull your GPA up if you did poorly in a class that you thought that you would need but it later turns out that it has nothing to do with your major. The education here is geared towards learning and not necessarily towards a job whereas at Clarkson, EVERYTHING was geared towards graduation and getting a job.