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What are the academics like at your school?

John

Acedemics here are pretty strange, the teachers have you call them by their first names, are very reachable and take an interest in the student like nowhere else ive heard of. Its very easy here the first couple years at unity but trust me it gets harder. Last semester i averaged about 3 hours sleep a night with about 2-3 days a week not sleeping at all. It also depends on your major, some are more work heavy than others. The teachers are very accomodating, but work comes in waves, like right now im in a lull, but im sure that within the next couple weeks ill be pulling double all nighters often. Such is life, i cant complain to much though, i still feel as though i am learning a lot.

Franco

I went to a pretty good high school. It was fairly challenging and pretty strict. Although I was a slacker all throughout high school and slept during almost every class I am challenged much less and am learning much less here. There are some people in my chemistry class that have never taken chemistry. I am a transfer student, and since i did not have to take biology as a Landscape Management and Design major at Community College of Morris I have to take it here at Unity as an Ecology major. Biology is a prerequisite for all the classes I actually expect to learn something in. My biology teacher is the only teacher I have right now who I can feel has a sense of the Earth. Although she's fairly new, young, and doesn't really want to be a teacher, I like her more than everybody else. She's not ridiculously easy, assigns a chunky amount of work, and can have a laugh while keeping things straight. I have two teachers that I'm so frustrated with, and one of these teachers teaches two of my classes. For a total of 6 credits, all of the money spent for these classes could be better spent degrading in a compost pile. You barely have to do ANYTHING for these classes. The teachers have no idea what they are doing, and are not challenging the slightest bit. I can't express how frustrated I was, coming out of community college extremely motivated to do well in the world, then coming here and being subjected to such motivation-killing bologna. It's a quarter to 1am right now and I have an essay to write for one of those classes due tomorrow. I plan on writing it in less than a half hour, not editing it, and getting an A. I have taken general chemistry three times now. Unity wouldn't accept my credits from community college because, although i got an a in chemistry lecture, my lab was a c and therefor they wouldn't take it (they combine lecture and lab into one grade so neither can be a c). Also, they didn't accept Landscape Design I nor Landscape design II as an art elective. All we did in those classes was draw. Unity is short on staff because it's a very small school, so certain classes are only offered in the spring OR fall. Also, some classes are only offered in the spring OR fall on odd OR even years. If you want to take over 16 credits, an extra $840 will be added per credit over 16 you take. So, if you're like me and you don't want to be here for another three years and need to take 16 credits per semester, if you can't fit 16 into each semester you have to pay another semester's worth of tuition. I will probably have to be here an extra two semester's because none of my specific sciences are offered in the fall, and i need to take the prerequisites for those classes in the spring next semester. In a nutshell, I'm frustrated. Now that I'm ready for the world and to take on challenges I'm in a non-engaging and non-motivational and non-inspiring environment. My high school self would have loved it here, he would have smoked pot and fell asleep all day long. I, on the other hand, am thirsty for inspiration.

Franco

I went to a pretty good high school. It was fairly challenging and pretty strict. Although I was a slacker all throughout high school and slept during almost every class I am challenged much less and am learning much less here. There are some people in my chemistry class that have never taken chemistry. I am a transfer student, and since i did not have to take biology as a Landscape Management and Design major at Community College of Morris I have to take it here at Unity as an Ecology major. Biology is a prerequisite for all the classes I actually expect to learn something in. My biology teacher is the only teacher I have right now who I can feel has a sense of the Earth. Although she's fairly new, young, and doesn't really want to be a teacher, I like her more than everybody else. She's not ridiculously easy, assigns a chunky amount of work, and can have a laugh while keeping things straight. I have two teachers that I'm so frustrated with, and one of these teachers teaches two of my classes. For a total of 6 credits, all of the money spent for these classes could be better spent degrading in a compost pile. You barely have to do ANYTHING for these classes. The teachers have no idea what they are doing, and are not challenging the slightest bit. I can't express how frustrated I was, coming out of community college extremely motivated to do well in the world, then coming here and being subjected to such motivation-killing bologna. It's a quarter to 1am right now and I have an essay to write for one of those classes due tomorrow. I plan on writing it in less than a half hour, not editing it, and getting an A. I have taken general chemistry three times now. Unity wouldn't accept my credits from community college because, although i got an a in chemistry lecture, my lab was a c and therefor they wouldn't take it (they combine lecture and lab into one grade so neither can be a c). Also, they didn't accept Landscape Design I nor Landscape design II as an art elective. All we did in those classes was draw. Unity is short on staff because it's a very small school, so certain classes are only offered in the spring OR fall. Also, some classes are only offered in the spring OR fall on odd OR even years. If you want to take over 16 credits, an extra $840 will be added per credit over 16 you take. So, if you're like me and you don't want to be here for another three years and need to take 16 credits per semester, if you can't fit 16 into each semester you have to pay another semester's worth of tuition. I will probably have to be here an extra two semester's because none of my specific sciences are offered in the fall, and i need to take the prerequisites for those classes in the spring next semester. In a nutshell, I'm frustrated.

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