Malone University Reviews
Malone University is a small town Christian University in Canton, Ohio. I started attending the school in 2011 as a post-secondary enrollment student. I joined the honors program and quickly began to love being there. The Honors General Education courses were my absolute favorite. They challenged me and caused me to grow in ways that I cannot even begin to describe here. I remember sitting in my honors philosophy class thinking that no other regular general education course compared the the amount of soul-searching I did in that class alone. A year and a half later, I started in on my major's courses and I began feeling less and less challenged. My english classes felt like formulated syllabi translated into oral lectures. My first student teaching experience occurred in a small town Christian school, despite me having requested being out in an inner-city school. I wanted to really put myself out there, get out of the box, and make a difference. Outside of my classes, I learned just how much I didn't fit into the school. Chapel was a requirement. I was okay with that as my own personal religious beliefs were decently in line with what was being taught. But attending chapel soon became something that I could not do any longer for health reasons (plus I worked two jobs) and it began to threaten my grade. Additionally I began feeling out of place as I was starting to come into my own, discovering that I wasn't what Malone deemed "normal"--I was on a path of self-discovery that led to coming out as a lesbian. As this happened, the more comfortable I felt about being myself, the more I felt I was being stared out and talked about by the very intellectuals that were supposed to be pushing me to grow into a strong independent woman. I joined a club, the LGBT club, which you should know was not allowed to be considered an official school function. I hope that things have changed since then. There were about ten of us altogether. It didn't make me feel any better. It didn't take me long to realize that I could never accomplish the dreams I had envisioned for myself at this school. The Honors Program gave me the only "I belong" feeling, but once I finished the general education course, I was torn away from my other peers and there was not much left that the program had to offer me. All in all, I can honestly say that the school did help me grow in the sense that it led me to where I knew I needed to be and unfortunately graduating from Malone University could no longer be in my dream.
Loved my experience there. I originally went to be apart of the swim team, and dropped off the team after my sophomore year to be able to spend more time in more things including club sports. All the teachers were really well informed in the current events, and every single class contributed in sharpening your own view on different events and current debates.