Andrews University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (3)
This school had a lot of positive aspects but a lot of negatives aspects as well. First, it is not affordable. It is a private Christian school so there aren't many scholarships or financial aid offered. Most of the assistance comes in the form of student loans. Secondly, it does not allow students to function as adults and experience what it is like to live away from home and make their own decisions. The dorms are not co-ed and the opposite sex is not allowed into your dorm rooms, add to that the curfew and it feels like you're still a teenager at home with your parents. The point of college, especially if you go away to college, is to find yourself and figure out who you are when you don't have mom and dad to tell you what to do. The decisions you make then defines who you are. This is impossible at Andrews because the school takes that role. The cafeteria also does not offer a wide variety of food. Everything is vegetarian or vegan so if you like meat this is not the place for you. The course outline for a math degree left me highly unprepared for graduate school. However, after my graduation they changed the bulletin and it is not more suited to prepare someone to enter a graduate program for mathematics. On Saturday, everything is close including the library and that can be annoying. With all that said, there were a few positive things about this school. One, they emphasized building your resume with summer internships and REUS and they place a lot of emphasis on research which is beneficial for graduate school. The professors are personable and there are several opportunities to get to know them personally. By the end, you feel like they're your family. Depending on your major the class sizes are small which is allows a lot of individual attention. Professors are not only concerned with content knowledge but it is easy to find meaning, engaging, philosophical conversation.
Andrews University greatly prepared me for my future career as a physician. My professors and advisers were very involved and invested into my education. I felt prepared for taking my MCAT and entrance into medical school and would recommend it anyone looking for an institution with a strong science and pre-professional program.
I transferred to andrews halfway through my degree and found it lacking in difficulty and variety of class topic options. Some of my class at my previous school literally covered two levels of classes at Andrews.