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Barclay College is your typical private, republican, evangelical, Midwest, Christian college. Most of the professors are wonderful people and the problems of the college are not their fault, they just work there. Everyone on the admin side of things has their heads so far up there own butts it’s a miracle they can even “read their bibles”.

The culture of the school is a drama breeding machine, it’s like a high school version of college. Homeschool nerds hating the popular kids, dumb jocks that the school won’t kick out because they bring in the money, holier than thou losers that get their kicks out of judging every action of everyone around them.

Pretty sure Barclay is responsible for 5% of global deforestation with the amount of useless mail they constantly send to alums.
It was an overall good experience. I'm being recruited for basketball so I experience all of this on my visit. The campus is small though which I like.
This college is a special and purposed place, but it isn't for the faint of heart. The people who thrive here are those who are diligent in their academic and spiritual life, and those who do not extend effort to either (and quick to complain) will feel buried.
My experience was overwhelmingly positive as my interaction with professors and students here have sharpened the way I think in all subject areas, not just relating to religion.
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Barclay college Is a great college. It is small and that allows for the professors to be more available to the students. The students are very welcoming to new students. While they are lacking in a strong sports program they have a decent soccer team and a good volleyball and basketball team. The area around the school is lacking in things to do but there are always people doing things in the dorms.
Very easy to understand the way of doing things and completing assignments online. I have enjoyed my time of learning with this school. I am excited about graduating soon and look forward to what lies ahead in the future.
Food is extremely terrible except Mexican day (decent), nothing in town, school gives you 7 hours a week max for work so the most you can make is 200 a month, you have to leave campus for fall break, Thanksgiving, and Christmas so if you don't live close you'll have to fly or drive home every time or stay with a teacher. They force you to go to chapel twice a week. No food around town at all and this school is a QUAKER/FRIENDS school so if you're looking for a true biblical school this is not the place. They have forced school activities that you must attend or you will be fined money, There are some nice teachers, but a lot of the staff have terrible people skills. Ran out of characters, but could say more.
Faculty that look out for themselves and the image of the college before they look out for the majority of their students. Horrible cafeteria food. School is full of small town "who's in and who's out" drama. The expectation to be "open" with everyone about everything breeds a toxic environment. They also lie about their level of accreditation to get more people to come. Credits don't transfer well. The teachers are the only thing that is redeeming about the institution.
Staff show favoritism towards family and athletes. Academic quality is mediocre, no activities in town. Dorms are crowded and have many problems, but the administration would rather waste money than fix the problems. Internet is slow and bad quality, sometimes making it impossible to perform homework and projects. The library is ancient, sparse and outdated.
Barclay provides a good education, and tight community . My only issue so far is social closed-mindedness, and petty drama from peers.
Barclay provides amazing intellectual courses. The teaching is very personal and you get plenty of help with anything you need. I would suggest this college to anyone who wants a great education and it's tuition free.
The most I would love to see change, conversation between the students and the staff/faculty. The students only know what they want us to know with changes within the college. Example, how do we know that Barclay is struggling with finances or anything, if not told? How can the Students be praying for the college, if we don't have any information on what is going on behind the scenes.
Barclay is a great college to get you ready to become a missionary. Barclay shows you how to grow closer to God. It has amazing friendships between professors and students. The professors care a lot about the students.
Great experience! The professors really want you to succeed and make learning intriguing and not monotony. Surrounded by many like minded people and out is easy to fit in and make friends. Chapels are great and encourage spiritual formation. (Becoming more like Christ for the sake of others.) Very good school, 100% recommend!
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We arent very diverse but we are accepting.
I feel safe nearly 100% of the time on campus. Colds and flu spread quickly because of our general close proximity but other than that I think we stay relatively healthy and safe.
There have been good times and there have been hard times. The professors do care about you but sometimes there is way too much drama on campus.
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Most graduates that I know from here have not had too much trouble getting a job in ministry.
They do a great job of accommodating the needs of the students.
I honestly do not know that much about the athletic department. I have however, heard the athletes here talk about how we need some better facilities. I also wish that coaches would recruit for an athlete's character as well as their talent. Not solely for talent.
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