Pottersville, NY
Word of Life Bible Institute


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Recent Reviews

Michaela
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It seems like a great school, however I wish the dorms had bathrooms in each room. Other than that, it seems like a great sch...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It seems like a great school, however I wish the dorms had bathrooms in each room. Other than that, it seems like a great school. I like how we are able to focus on their studies, and our campus job gives us a little taste of what it is like in that field of work. It is easy to make good lasting friendships.

Hannah
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There are no actual majors at Word of Life, but all the credits are transferable to other schools. So it is like taking a gap...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There are no actual majors at Word of Life, but all the credits are transferable to other schools. So it is like taking a gap year - learning incredible things about God and the Bible, while also living in the heart of the Adirondacks! The staff is amazing, the teachers and professors are top notch, and the campus has an overall "home-y" feel to it!

Julia
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I loved the community, my roommates, my advisors, my co-workers, my classes, the ministry. The only thing I ever really lacke...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I loved the community, my roommates, my advisors, my co-workers, my classes, the ministry. The only thing I ever really lacked on was sleep. I got some, but it was a hot commodity. Thankfully I was able to stay awake in class so I learned SO much and was blessed to receive the knowledge I did. Traveling through the old and new testament, specifically studying Ecclesiastes and Proverbs, Hebrews, and Ezra. My heart was filled, daily. With love from people, from God, from classes, from the community. God does amazing things there. God is surely present.

The Truth Hurts
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If you feel like paying $17,000 to be slaved away whenever they need workers then this is the place for you! The students lit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you feel like paying $17,000 to be slaved away whenever they need workers then this is the place for you! The students literally run everything on campus... we make the food we wash the dishes we do the maintenance we mow the lawns, we do everything. Communication is completely garbage you won’t know what’s going on or what school work is due 95% of the time. They have 2 on campus professors which one is a pedidofile who likes to press a knuckle into your side and run it up your ribs or lean or bump into you If you are a girl. We have the same repeating meals every week or so. This college literally transfers to nowhere so if you get kicked out halfway through or drop out you just wasted 6000$ or so, after the normal school year is over you have to be a counselor for their summer camp. No excuses, if you get kicked out or drop out during the summer you don’t get your deploma. You get put on “ministry” teams where word of life forces you to go out and do whatever your ministry team does. There is no personal contact between boys and girls allowed at all people have a complete fit over touching. You are not allowed to get tattoos during the school year or you’ll be kicked out. You are not allowed to have alcohol on campus or you’ll get kicked out (even if you’re of age) we had like a 68 year old man here this year and he got kicked out for having alcohol. 2 years ago we weren’t allowed to have playing cards, last year you weren’t allowed to have facial hair. You can’t smoke or you’ll get kicked out. You can’t propose during the school year. You have to have a third party at all times. This place is a complete jail. And you’re paying 17,000$ to be stuck at this place. I’ve always said that communism will only work if everyone is selfless, and Word of Life has discovered how to do that. Word of Life is run by Theological Communists, communism as in every student is a slave here at WOLBI no questions asked and Theological because they follow the Bible and the Bible says to be selfless. They have made a Theological Communistic Cult that makes amazing money every year from students and campers they get $2,700,000 from one year of students, they get $1,120,000 from one summer of campers.. but here is the catch they pay all 20 of there “full time” staff members minimum wage and how can they run this place off of 20 staff members you ask? The students do all the rest. But we are paying them so we can come work for them... Word of life is making bank from this, not to mention how they rip off the old people that live on campus charging them 150$ Per person for a Valentine’s Day dinner that’s not s typo they are actually charging the old people here 150$ for Spaghetti... there are lots of old people that live in word of life’s RV park and the reason they are here is because they are good for the money lots of them have no family left and the only people they talk to is Word of Life? Who’s going to get their money when they die.. these are just facts I’m not hating Im just telling the truth because it needs to be heard. Do not come to this college.

Annna
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Being at Word of Life for the past couple of months has played a big role in my faith as a Christian and my desire for missio...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Being at Word of Life for the past couple of months has played a big role in my faith as a Christian and my desire for missions. Studying God's Word every day in the classroom, being involved in different ministry opportunities, working service assignments, and 'doing life' with all of the other staff and students is such a special, unique opportunity that I highly encourage everyone who is able to take advantage of.

Kiri
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Word of Life is a amazing place to go if you are interested in Going into church ministry or any Evangelical christian minist...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Word of Life is a amazing place to go if you are interested in Going into church ministry or any Evangelical christian ministry. Its great place to go even if you a just wanting to getting a good foundation of the Bible and getting a grip of Christian disciplines.

John
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My overall opinion of the Word of Life Bible Institute is pretty great to be honest. I am still a student but I have thorough...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of the Word of Life Bible Institute is pretty great to be honest. I am still a student but I have thoroughly enjoyed my time there so far. The extracurricular opportunities are great and the program they have there for you is all you need to become more successful in life and they truly make leaders here at this school.

Jacob
What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you are looking for a place to study the Word of God, this is the perfect place. While it is not as modern and nice as oth...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you are looking for a place to study the Word of God, this is the perfect place. While it is not as modern and nice as other schools, the people and overall atmosphere make up for it.

Zoe
What is your overall opinion of this school?

WOLBI gives an excellent foundation for knowing the Word of God, and how to interpret it correctly, even on your own. I love ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

WOLBI gives an excellent foundation for knowing the Word of God, and how to interpret it correctly, even on your own. I love the size, even though at times, it does seem very small. I get to know a lot of my classmates. A lot of people have never heard of Word of Life Bible Institute, so they ask a lot of questions about it, but I'm always happy to answer them, and recommend it. I love WOLBI. The most frequent complaints are probably about the rules. There are a lot of rules for the students here at WOLBI, but I appreciate them a lot. They really are trying to create as conducive an environment to studying the Word as they possibly can. They do however, try to make it clear that they know that some of their rules are not actually Biblical mandates, but rather, simply institutional preferences. As you submit your application, and register, and confirm, I think they ask you to read the Student Life Handbook a total of three times, or so, so there most likely will not be any surprises regarding the rules. All in all, obviously every school has flaws, but I love it here. I couldn't recommend it more.

Describe the students at your school.

The student body here at WOLBI is great! There are a lot of international students; this year, there are students from Korea, Japan, Brazil, The Dominican Republic, Italy, Germany, and I'm probably forgetting a couple. I actually have three roommates who speak fluent Spanish: one from Chile, one whose family are missionaries to Ecuador, and one who is Puerto Rican in background. I love it. The students are really united as a body of believers to furthering the Gospel of Christ.

What are the academics like at your school?

The academic side of things is not too difficult at WOLBI - it's more spiritually challenging. Most of the professors try to make it easy for you to get an A in their class, so that you will have more time to focus on the spiritual application for what they're teaching you.

Courtney
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The staff is really friendly! It's like a family. Everyone is really nice and helpful and tries to help you in whatever it is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The staff is really friendly! It's like a family. Everyone is really nice and helpful and tries to help you in whatever it is you want to do during the year.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

I think one stereotype would be that Christian schools are super strict and don't allow kids to have fun. WOL is not like that at all! We have water tubing, zip lining, rock climbing, snow camp and more! So awesome!

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Student fusion! Summer mission trips where students get to go overseas and interact with other cultures. It's such a cool experience and every student gets an opportunity to go on a trip.

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