As the parent of one AU alumni (2013-Art and Design) and one who is currently a sophomore at AU majoring in Psychology/Women’s Studies, I have never had either daughter tell me they were bored. There is plenty to do, and how many schools have a maple sugaring shack right on campus? Daughter that is there now is having a blast, learning to make maple syrup. She is not a partier, but has found plenty to do with like minded others. Numerous clubs and organizations to get involved with, even a radio station you can have your own show on. No Greek life was something that made my current student choose AU-less partying and class distinction.
Yes, it’s fairly isolated, but both felt that was an advantage. Weekends are not deserted because students stay on campus, not go home. The snow days last week created an impromptu sledding session with students.
Joel’s House offers Alfred Al Fresco, a chance to create a community in a great dorm with an emphasis on nature- go on hikes, run the sugar shack, do activities together. Ann’s House is another great dorm.
Any questions, PM me and I can pass it on to either daughter.