Keene State College Reviews
As an undergrad, I loved that all my professors were so knowledgeable, within not only the English and writing departments (my major and minor areas) but also in the arts and sciences. Like many of my fellow students, I had extra credits on graduating because I took advantage of non-required courses that were of interest. Some of my favorites were the art history and music courses. In my view, the college should have made available more music courses to non-majors! Also, rather surprisingly, I found several of the most eye-opening courses were in the sciences and psychology. The professors made the material not only relevant and interesting, but went out of their way to chat with students individually about course content and current issues. I can't say enough good things about the English department during my time at KSC, they had many wonderful professors with different scholarly interests. Sadly, several have moved on or retired, but several I know are still at KSC: Dr. Stroup is an expert at integrating different subjects (art, music, science, etc.) into the literature courses he teaches, and Dr. Schur provided some of the most fascinating classes on Russian literature (including a co-taught class with Dr. Darby in the music department).
Keene State College has shaped who I am today. Going into my freshman year, I wanted to open my own dance studio. After having an outside study opportunity, funded by Keene State College, I was able to work and connect with dance professionals and other students in the field that helped me decide what I really wanted to do with my future. I had always wanted to teach dance but the people I met through this experiential learning opportunity allowed me to appreciate working with older students. I now know that I want to teach dance at the collegiate level. I want to teach at the collegiate level because I like to challenge students as well as allowing them to challenge me so that I can proceed to grow as a dancer/choreographer. Now that I am a senior and have had numerous advising meetings, outside study opportunities, and have grown from my professors guidance, I feel ready to graduate. I am confident after the work I have completed at Keene State College to not only attend graduate school, but succeed.
Keen state college is located in a small town in western New Hampshire. It is a college town and there is not much to do off-campus but the downtown area is within walking distance of the campus and is a great social area. The professors at Keene are eager to help, they are flexible, and understanding. The food is mediocre but there are lots of places to eat in the downtown area. There are many opportunities to participate in club sports teams as well as intramural teams. The students are friendly, and outgoing. Overall, I would give Keene State College a B rating.
I enjoyed college life, I would have liked to live on campus longer and enjoy more student life activities. I love my career but if I had to do it again I may have chosen Engineering. Try to get an internship or a job shadow at a place that specializes in your career choice to make sure you like it.