- Class: Junior
- Major: Business
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
The school is located a mile from the beach so that has a big influence on why a lot of people come here. The beach is amazing and it is such a great place to hang out when its warm out or even fun to go to in the winter when its snowing. I think the school is just the right size ... not too big so no one knows you, but big enough that it's not just a repeat of your high school. Most people call Monmouth a "country club college" and they pretty much think you sound spoiled because it is a pretty pricey private university. Monmouth isn't exactly known for its party scene but there's usually something going on once you make some friends. When you're in the dorms it's fun to hang out with the people in your building but usually by sophmore year a lot of people get off campus housing and thats where everyone usually ends up. Monmouth has a lot of really great professors that take the time to get to know you and most are extremely helpful. There's always going to be a few rotten eggs but the majority of my professors have been nothing but helpful. All in all I love going to Monmouth and I absolutely would never transfer and I'm so sad that I'm already halfway done! :(
I have had such great experiences with most of the professors I've had. So many of them are truely passionate about what they're teaching and make you interested in the subject. Most of the teachers are more then willing to meet you outside of class to help with anything and really have no problem providing extra help if you ask for it. I have heard good and bad things about Advisors but I know my freshman advisor was really helpful and reccommended I take a minor that would help with my major in getting jobs after I graduated. I am a rising junior and I already see how helpful the minor is going to be so I'm really greatful for the advise. They really want you to be able to apply what you learn to real life, not just the tests or finals. I have had one or two bad professors but I guess you can't completely avoid that. Overall though, I would have to say most professors here are really very helpful and good at their jobs.
Monmouth has a somewhat diverse student body. It is somewhat dominantly white, but there are a lot of various races and religions. It is very different from highschool, however because everyone simply makes friends with who they want to be friends with. Everyone comes in as a nervous freshman and race and religion don't really play a factor in who you end up being friends with like they do in high school. A lot of the students dress pretty typical; sweatpants, sweatshirts, flip flops. Nothing special. It's not a fashion show for most people but of course there are those select girls who have to wear heels to class everyday. A lot of the students here are politically aware but it's not the main topic of conversation. People have their opinions but I don't see anyone forcing their opinions on anyone else or judging people based on politics. Most people are just here to have a good time in college and get a degree from a pretty respectable college and get a good job.
The Best Things
The location and the people you meet.
The Worst Things
The price (work hard and get a scholorship and it's no biggie)