I love Thiel College as a whole. Everyone is so welcoming and the professors make you feel like a person and not just a number on campus. Everyone has made Thiel a home away from home and is a very safe environment. If I wasn't at Thiel, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
Thiel is over priced (For what you get in return) and the student body over the past 4 years has gone form over 1,200 students to 630 students. (This alone says a lot) They have tore down multiple buildings. They have claimed to be rebuilding them. (False not in their actual plans) They will tell you a lot of lies while the parents are there since they potentially have money in their pockets. The school for years spent money inappropriately and that is why the buildings are not well maintained and they are over $20 millions USD in debt. The school is as well seeking a loan well over 40 million currently as we speak. (To me this indicates years of problems) Also the schools president does not like Greek life and is removing all the houses and has placed the Greek life in a dorm... The school as well owns the houses. Yet when they were going to tear them down they invited the Greek organizations and presented them with a bill in hopes of a charitable contribution for cost. (AKA another hand out) The higher ups like Mr. Butcher and Mr. McKinney lack respect towards to student body and treat everyone lesser. It is a common complaint in the community that they are rude. Generally when the higher ups in a given organization are bad the rest don't fall for short behind. (The apple doesn't fall far from the tree) The food is as well closing in on 4 thousand dollars a year now! The food is decent at times but it is usually cold or raw. It is actually pretty good when their are parents coming to campus. (once again who may have deep pockets) The school back in 2012 had way more events for students including concerts. Now they do not have concerts and way less events. The event calendar is more than half just for alumni events to hopefully get more donations. (not for students) The campus police as well act like the area is worse than the bad part of downtown Chicago. They act as if it is Afghanistan and make it a very uncomfortable environment. I have even more details on this if anyone is curious you can reach out I would be willing to share more details. On the positive side. It is easy to get into the school even with a 2.0. (they will fluff their numbers on everything) They do have a few really incredible professors but so do almost every other college and university has a few. If you want to play a sport and were unable to make a team elsewhere here you can walk onto any team. At a cost of just $48,000 USD and rising $1,500 Average yearly. If the price is suitable and you can overlook a lot of aspects this is the perfect place for you. Expect unexpected bills in the mail as well and tickets on campus. One last thing if you ask around the campus if you could go back in time would you still of came to Thiel the large majority of students say "no". Just ask them for yourself if you do decide to visit.
Thiel is a great school for those who value a personal connection with their mentors. One of my fears about college was that I, among a mass of students, would fall through the cracks. Thankfully, the class sizes typically do not exceed 25-30 people, so professors are more able to take time to help a single student in their time of need--and this holds true in many cases from my own experience. I have had the great pleasure of working with my professors to ensure that I have and do what it takes to succeed. For such a small school, the mentors have big hearts and truly wish to see their students succeed in their goals.
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