I am often skeptical when it comes to online reviews for products and services as I feel that people only really leave on if they are passionately annoyed, or incredibly impressed. Because of this it can be hard to ascertain the truth of the matter. I have learned however that when it comes to a college, the reviews can be a great indicator as to how good the college is and what life is really like there. When I was helping my son to pick a performing arts college we were convinced by the AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts Reviews and that was why we decided to send him there. That was 2 years ago and he is having the time of his life at AMDA, working very hard and learning a great deal. If you are looking for a college for your child, here is why you shouldn’t write off the reviews.
Going to college isn’t just an educational experience for your child, it is also a personal life experience which will stay with them forever. It is for this reason that understanding student life and sending them to a college which has a vibrant student scene is so important. Very often colleges will encourage their students to leave honest reviews about their time at the college and this can provide a fascinating insight into what student life looks like, and how your child may fit in.
It isn’t just students who leave reviews about colleges but also present and past professors are often active online and have their say on how the college is run. For parents in particular this provides us with a different point of view about the college on the whole and it is something which can certainly sway our decision one way or another. Professors are of course highly trusted individuals who will leave lengthy and brutally honest appraisals of their college. Again they are often encouraged to do so by the college, in order to give an accurate depiction of what life is like on campus and in the lecture halls.
You would never make your decision as to which college to send your child to based entirely on reviews of course but if you are deciding between a couple of options then he reviews can be the real deal-breakers. This was the situation we were in before deciding on AMDA and it was their glowing reviews which helped to steer us towards their direction. As it happens the other college which we were looking at has recently had a down turn and we are so pleased that we didn’t send our son there.
When choosing a college, don’t forget to check out the online reviews to see what both students and professors are saying about the campus and what it has to offer.