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How is Douglass College?

purplefoampurplefoam Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
edited April 2007 in Rutgers University
I am probably going to Rutgers and want to be in Douglass College? How is it, and what does the "residential" part of it mean? Are there no classes taught there?
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Replies to: How is Douglass College?

  • supermtt37supermtt37 Registered User Posts: 419 Member
    I'm not a Douglass student, but I don't know if there are any on this board to answer your question (who would be more qualified to answer your question.) All the previously separate liberal arts colleges are now combining to form the School of Arts and Sciences (sas.rutgers.edu). This isn't a huge deal for the day to day life of students, it just makes administrative tasks easier and streamlines things. Douglass residential college is just a campus in New Brunswick that will have exclusively female housing and have the same sort of events that Douglass College used to hold for its women (women studies things, yule log, etc.) There are plenty of classes on Douglass (and Cook, which directly borders Douglass).

    maps.rutgers.edu if you want to orient yourself to what the campus looks like.
  • moo_quack_roarmoo_quack_roar Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    As I see it, the only main difference between Douglass Residential College and Douglass College as it is now is that you won't be getting your degree from Douglass. Instead, it'll be from SAS. The campus will continue to have all-female housing, it will retain its traditions such as Yule Log and Sacred path, and there will still be a first-year course only for Douglass students. Also, our current organizations will continue to exist, and there will still be Douglass scholarships. There will still be classes on the campus, as there always has been.

    If you ahve any other questions, feel free to ask me here or message me. I'm a first-year at Douglass right now and love it. Glad to hear you're considering it!
  • BigdaddioBigdaddio Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    HI writing on behalf of my daughter- can you tell me to what extent you have to take buses to school. My daughter is thinking about Engineering , which I think all the classes would be on Bush. If that is the case , are there students that live on Douglass but take bus every day (or many times a day) to Bush?

    thank you
  • moo_quack_roarmoo_quack_roar Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    If she's doing engineering, most of her classes, except maybe core requirements, will be on Busch. There's an express bus that goes from Douglass straight to Busch, which definitely cuts down the travel time. I've never had any classes on Busch, but from friends I know that the bus definitely isn't as frequent as the ones to College Ave. It does, however, run every 15-20 minutes. I know who people make the trip fairly often, but most don't mind because I think they enjoy living on Douglass so much that it's worth it.
  • BigdaddioBigdaddio Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Thanks Moo
  • theacks1theacks1 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    I live on Busch and have only had a few classes on Douglass, but find the buses very convenient. Most times, it should only take ten minutes or so to make the trip. The only difference is during rush hour, but even that would effect going to Douglass more than leaving.

    In any case, Douglass is a beautiful campus. I enjoy living on Busch, and understand the sterility of science labs, but I love the buildings there and having class in them just feels more like the way college should be.
  • BigdaddioBigdaddio Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Theacks1 , my daughter doesnt want to live in the barr 1st year engineering dorm, but does want to live on bush....can you suggest some halls that are fairly well mixed group of students (meaning not 83% men vs women)
  • theacks1theacks1 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    It's always good to have some more female engineers around. The four Freshmen dorms on Busch are named BAMM, for Barr, Allen, Metzger, and Mattia. Of course, Barr is the Engineering dorm. After that, Allen is almost exclusively Asian, which can be good or bad depending on who you are. Metzger and Mattia are fairly well diverse.
  • moo_quack_roarmoo_quack_roar Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    Bigdaddio, it seemed like your daughter may have been considering living on Douglass. If she's still considering it, I think she check out the dorm Bunting-Cobb, which is for math, science, and engineering students. http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~dougproj/programs/Bunting_cobb.html
  • BigdaddioBigdaddio Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Thanks moo and theaks
  • BigdaddioBigdaddio Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    i mean theacks1
  • moo_quack_roarmoo_quack_roar Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    No problem. : ) Hope your daughter's excited about coming to Rutgers!
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