<p>So, I improvised on this because Montevallo doesn't have a category under the College Visits thing. I visited today. I'm starting the college tour season with my safeties, so I'll be hitting most of the in-state (Alabama) schools I'm looking at in the summer. So, here you go: </p>
Admissions Interview: No- I just toured.
Information Session: sort of, it was at the end of the tour, with the admissions officer and a viewbook.
Campus Tour: Yes</p>
<p>Montevallo College Campus:
Friendliness/Courtesy of Students: - N/A - summer. our tour guide was a rising senior, and really nice and peppy. </p>
<pre><code>Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff: 4 - eh, i only met one of the admissions guys, but he was really nice and laid back.
Appearance of Campus: 3- a couple of the buildings were gorgeous, and it had lots of pretty flowers and trees and shade. However, some of the buildings were kind of ugly, and since it was summer the grass had seen better days. However, the girls dorm that I would live in had all of this ivy on it- really really charming.
Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness: 3- good, but there was construction going on.
Dormitories: 4 - Very Good, we saw the tour guide's dorm room, which had nice high ceilings and a sink. The room was a lot bigger than Alabama's dorms, (which is the only other place I've seen). It was really cute.
Safety: 5, the campus has their own police, (who drive brand new Dodge chargers that look really badass), and there's a campus escort service that's available 24/7. I felt really safe.
Overall Campus Impression: 3- Some of the buildings were pretty, there was lots of shade, and the dorm we saw was really cute. However, the bricks, (one of the cornerstones of Montevallo- all of the roads/sidewalks on campus are red bricks), are deathtraps- I'm dead clumsy, so I didn't want to judge by that- but everybody on the tour kept tripping too, and the tour guide didn't walk backwards (ha- that would have been amazing, had she pulled that off), and even commented that she has a scar on her knee from tripping.
Area Immediately Around Campus: 2- Okay. There's a target, and there's a subway, and there are a couple of small-town shops, (a secondhand clothing store, a karate place, etc.) but it isn't really charming. It's just...
<pre><code>City/Town/Community: 3 - It's about 30 minutes away from Birmingham, and about 15 minutes away from Alabaster. Neither are very interesting.
Campus Visit Notes for University of Montevallo:
<p>Visit Description: We got there a little early and walked around a bit, and then went to the meeting place for the tour. The admissions officer was there, making the rounds and introducing himself, he was really nice, as was the tour guide, who was very happy to answer all questions. We took a wlking tour, (it was SO HOT. then again, it is Alabama in July, so I suppose that's unnavoidable.) A family showed up late, when we were done with the tour, so some of us took a driving tour with them, and went up to the Student Activity Center (which was locked, and REALLY far away from everything else- I would never get the motivation to go all the way up there to work out.)</p>
<pre><code>Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments: We didn't stay, just drove through.
<p>Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments: There's only one dining hall, and it seems like a pretty basic buffet- pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and an "exotic food bar" that alternates Thai food, Chinese food, etc.<br>
The other eating place on campus is the "Jazzman's Cafe" it has coffee, smoothies, muffins, sandwiches, etc. It was closed, though, so I can't attest to the quality of any of it.
We had to go about 15 minutes away for something to eat, (for breakfast), and it was a Cracker Barrel ( :/ ). There's a couple of fast food joints, and probably a couple of mom and pop places, but really- the dining hall is your best bet.</p>