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Harvard University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant

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Date: Mar 10 2006
Major: Sociology (This Major's Salary over time)
Harvard is great. A lot of students feel negatively about it because they think that there is something "better" out there. If you actually speak with members of the student body, many of them left and came back because they realized that other schools weren't any better off socially, the financial aid was terrible, and that getting wasted every night really doesn't make the college experience any better. Also, not enough students take advantage of professors' office hours, or even their TFs' office hours—which really make a difference in how you perceive the quality of education at Harvard. I have felt challenged, but guided, and I am very happy I learned to take advantage of open door nature of my professors' office hours. Additionally, a lot of people whine that the social life isn't great because there aren't too many bars around here, and we're in the middle of a city, so it's hard to find a venue that can accomodate a large party. The funny thing is, when students have a chance to make a party great, and come to club sponsored parties, they chose not to show up, in favor of going to a smaller more "elite" party. There's a lot to do in both Cambridge and Boston, and students tend not to venture very far out into either.
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