- Class: Junior
- Major: Mathematics
- Gender: F
- High School: Lenape Valley H.S
- Transfer Student: N
Monmouth is a small campus that you can walk from the one side of campus to the other in about 10-15 min. Its a beautiful campus though..they really keep it looking nice. Its exciting because they are building the new MAC center which is going to host the new basketball stadium. This MAC center will look like the new fitness/activity centers that many of the bigger schools and other schools have recently built. Living on campus is not guarenteed for freshman, but i think they are trying to. The resident side is split by and underpath from the rest of the campus. All the dorm buildings are right by eachother so it is easy to go visit a friend in another building. From what i have seen, Monmouth seems to be becoming more popular. When I tell people I go to Monmouh, most people have heard of it. One of the biggest problems though, is it is not really a college town. Outside of the campus is a residential area..and the residents are not always thrilled that they have college students as neighbors. So when you live off campus ( which will most likely happen because housing is limited for upperclassmen) you have to be careful of your neighbors.
The classes at Monmouth are generally small. The largest classes are probably between 25-30 students. Im a math and education major. Since math isn't a very popular major..my classes vary in size. I've had a few math classes with between 12-18 student. My gen ed classes and education classes have more student in them, but usually the univeristy caps the size at 30. In the classes the professors do get to know your names. I had very few professors that did not know everyones name. That also means attendance is important. Some professors (esp. freshman year or determined by the departments) make attendance and participation count for a grade. Other teachers say you are paying to be here so you should come to class. The classrooms are not big lecture halls and are usually either in classrooms with desks or tables or computer labs depending on the class. Most of the professors do use technology in there classrooms and are capable of communicating online through email or ecampus. Ecampus it a place where teachers will post your grades, ask you to "dropbox" assignments, and display other important information.
Most of the students are from New Jersey and the tri-state area. There are a few students from California and different countries too. The school is a private school so it is expensive to attend, but scholarships and financial aid help to bring different socioeconomic and finacial backgrounds to the school. The school is not known for being diverse (esp. compared to a school like Rutgers), but they are trying to make it more diverse. Everyone can fit in at Monmouth and there are various clubs and activities that accomodate different races, ethnicities, religious views, and sexual orientations. Everyone seems to get along around campus.
The Best Things
location- by the beach and size- get to know a lot of people
The Worst Things
cliques that come from a small campus