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I went to Landmark College two years after I was diagnosed with a learning disability my senior year of high school. I was kicked out of prep school and had many personal struggles before I bounced back and realized I wanted to learn again. Landmark has helped me achieve my potential. You will get out only as much as you put in here.
I am a current student at Landmark College, going on my fourth semester.

Landmark college is an amazing place. I can understand some of its negative reviews- especially when talking about the high price, but all in all this is an amazing college for students with learning differences. I myself am just diagnosed with ADHD, and landmark changed my life. I've made many life long friends- and Its given me the confidence and experience I need to transfer to another place, that fits my area of study better.

Student life- Honestly, Landmark College tries its best to give the students lots of events and clubs. Emily North- the leader of the Campus activity board is one of the nicest people I've ever met, and will listen to any ideas for events and will put her all into making it happen.

Diversity- There are rooms dedicated to diversity. There's the Center for women and gender, the Rise up center (for students of color), and the Stonewall center (for students identifying as LGBTQIA+)
Honestly the credits transferred much better than I ever anticipated. A lot of courses are Landmark specific, since their focus is on LD students' needs, and I was pleasantly surprised by how many credits I could transfer.
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I have not really been in a position to deeply investigate the post-grad career services through Landmark, as I am still completing my Bachelor's Degree.
I am not under the impression that the Landmark College alumni network is particularly strong enough to procure internships and jobs that easily upon graduation. I have had better luck using prior networks that I have established separately. However, I think that a recommendation from a significant faculty and/or staff member carries weight on a resumé when at a four-year institution.
Some of the courses are unexpectedly difficult to students coming from highly rated academic backgrounds. However, Landmark students are all the better for that because it forces them to try new study methods that can maximize their performance while minimizing procrastination. The professors, for the most part, are extremely willing to get to know their students and address their learning needs. I encourage each student to develop a strong rapport with their professors, as their recommendations will be very valuable when applying to other schools or jobs.
The school does the best with what resources it has. The reality is that it serves around 300 students with excellent technological resources, and teachers who are extremely well versed in the needs of LD students. Many complain about the high tuition, but with only 300 students and without state funding, it's only logical. For students who cannot afford the tuition, there are definitely ways that they will help you afford the school, provided you have displayed a high work ethic and desire to succeed. At this point, Landmark is not meant to be a place where students go to have fun and the full college experience. It is a two-year school with an Associate's Degree offered. They put their money back into the school, in order to constantly adapt to the evolving landscape of higher education as it concerns LD students. If a student goes in with a strong desire to learn about themselves, and a willingness to make improvements in their academic approach, they will leave her prepared for long term success in education, and in their careers. I recommend this school to parents with LD children, whether high or low functioning, who have just graduated high school and not yet applied to college. The high cost will undoubtedly be worth it in the long term for your children.
I made great friends, had a couple great dorms, and made some good friends. I hated a lot about Landmark, some of the students, some teachers, most administrators. Go there for the degree, but don't go there for a regular college experience.
It varies, some teachers are great and care about students and want them to pass. They were my favorites. I had plenty who were the worst, and high school teachers were better then them. My advice if you hate the class and teacher, get out as soon as possible.
The students are diverse, but weird. Some are very friendly, but others are not friendly or very strange. It's hard to make friends there, but the friends you do make are great. The students are a rich bunch, but very few people flaunt the money in clothes. There are more white students, but the school is not racist. The school is a little homophobic, but it depends on the student, but administrators are kinda homophobic. Religion is very accepted though and so is politics. The school is far more guys then girls.
I didn't use financial aid, my friends had mixed experiences, the tuition is very high.
It's barely existent, but it isn't the point of the school.
Depends on the teacher, and the material.
I am a student with several learning disabilites and I am on the autism spectrum so Landmark is a great school for students like me. i am currently on the Deans list for my midsemester, but my tuition is very expensive for my family, so i would like to help any way i can and a scholarship would be great.
I am still in the process of trying to get my dream job after im done with school.
The student body is hard to accurately describe. It's probably the most diverse school in the nation in terms of academic ability and intelligence. When I was on newspaper, there was a guy who wrote an article about the empty bowls fundraiser for the food bank and through the entire article spelled it empty bowels and did not write in complete sentences. He sat next to a girl who now attends Haverford.

Socially, the school is just as complex. Many, many students don't leave their rooms except for class and gaming. Many have social difficulties associated with their LD and it is important to learn to set boundaries (note: do not give out your phone number unless you're sure you want that person as a friend). There are also many people who are social and on the better end of the social skills scale. Almost everyone is nice, although you have to watch out for the very few people who are easily upset. There's a vibrant gaming and movie watching community and the RAs and RDs do a great job with programming and making sure all their students are doing as well as possible.
I found Landmark to be extremely helpful, but you really have to be ready to take control of yourself and your situation. A lot of students just seem to be there as a place for their parents to put them for two years so no one has to deal with them. Social life is nonexistent. But if you're there to learn about yourself and you're willing to work hard at that and really try to access the professors and services, it's a good place. Try not to get sucked in though. Learn what you need to, then get out as fast as possible, or the school may start to warp you a bit.
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The school has recently been renovating, but the buildings look and feel like 70's USSR projects sometimes, especially the dorms. The student center is practically useless for studying and hanging out. The head of facilities is great, but the school isn't able to do a ton to make the buildings better. The gyms aren't great and need updating. Being in nicer housing costs $500 to $1000 extra per semester, and it often separates the rich kids from those on financial aid in a way that isn't beneficial to the campus culture. Many students also have issues with personal hygiene and cleaning their dorm rooms, so the dorms always smell pretty funky. There is practically no social life on campus. There are only 500 students, but I only saw about 200 of them regularly and only knew the names of about 70. Many people don't leave their rooms except to go to class. Students are generally nice, but if you're fairly normal (and I hesitate to use that word, but I'm not sure what else to say), you need to search pretty hard to put together a friend group. If not, you'll be among peers.
Professors are, for the most part, amazing, available, and accommodating. The workload is fairly light; I saw it more as practice dealing with my LD than actual college work. The academic resources on campus, especially the DCAS (writing/science support) and math lab, are great. If you're coming from/looking to go to a competitive college, you'll almost certainly find the work below your level,'although you can alleviate this somewhat by choosing classes wisely. I failed a class my first semester because it was so easy I didn't bother to show up except for tests. Teachers are very strict about attendance. If you start having serious problems, there's a great support system of advisors, counselors, and professors in place to help.
The professors here are, for the most part, incredibly dedicated to their students and the school's mission. However, you have to be very careful in selecting your classes if you want a challenging academic environment (even then, almost none of the classes I took here were more challenging than my senior year high school classes). If you're looking to transfer to a selective college, I would look at classes you take here as a chance to expand your understanding of your LD and a chance to work on the challenges it presents rather than as content. Many students here are also far behind college level work; there were several students in my classes reading below a high school level. Teachers try to accommodate everyone (ranging from Columbia students on a bridge semester to people who can't even write a coherent sentence), but obviously some are much better at this than others and if you're on the Columbia end of the scale, this can be very frustrating.
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