Milwaukee, WI
Cardinal Stritch University


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Recent Reviews

Erin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

CSU is best known for it's business and nursing programs: one of the best schools in southeast Wisconsin for those discipline...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

CSU is best known for it's business and nursing programs: one of the best schools in southeast Wisconsin for those disciplines, actually. This, and the caring community of students and faculty that walk the halls. We're proud to show others the "Stritch Experience" to communities all over the US.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do. Be. But don't "do" for just anything. And don't "be" your old self. All my big, future plans were fueled by the money our family didn't have when I was growing up, and by fierce determination to prove doubters wrong. I wish I would have know then that the only person I had to prove wrong… was myself. Don't let yourself get the best of you, your own worst enemy. Make mistakes for you. Become what you want to become, for you. And be. Take the great aspects of yourself, your kindness and generosity, and expand them. Find the things you don't like about yourself (fear, timidity, etc), and crush those traits with crazy, positive learning experiences. Find friends who will help you with the task, too. Have the courage to travel (to Europe! Alone!). Give up the comfy, secure job to do something "crazy". And after 5 years of being out of school, go back to get your masters in arts administration. But don't let it take you as long as it took me. Do and be anything you want to do and be. Just allow it of yourself.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Parts of the the campus (a few remaining classrooms and some of the res halls) are a little outdated. But that issue is being remedied steadily as the school grows.

Jen
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

I enjoyed attending the University of Phoenix. Classroom sizes are small, instructors are nice and helpful

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

I enjoyed attending the University of Phoenix. Classroom sizes are small, instructors are nice and helpful

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear Jen, What were you thinking when you thought going to college wouldn't matter? You are now 41, the mother of three and attempting to work, manage a family and attend college. It would have been so much easier if you would have went after high school. Don't wait! Just imagine how things could be different; rather than working below your potential because you didn't have a degree- you could have had a career, been doing better financially, and had a brighter future. Please go to college, don't take a chance on your future again.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The individualized education experience I am receiving

Jerod
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You should apply for scholarships as soon as possible! Don't wait. Start early. Make sure to speak with someone in your pros...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You should apply for scholarships as soon as possible! Don't wait. Start early. Make sure to speak with someone in your prospective department about what professions students have achieved because they attended the department at your university. Ask about class sizes. Ask about the availability of personal one-on-one attention with professors. If one or neither of these options are available, then you need to make a decision about your learning environment at the university I attend. Do you like big class sizes? Do you like less attention from professors? Make sure to research the school you wish to attend before applying. You can usually find most of the research you need at the university's website. If you're looking to go into music, make sure to observe Youtube videos online of ensemble or soloist work from students, past or present, from the university you're applying to. If you don't like what you hear, the university you're applying to may not be the one for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person should attend this school if they enjoy small class sizes and personal one-on-one attention with professors. They should attend this school if they enjoy a competitive yet caring environment, small campus atmosphere, and professors who push you to succeed. They should also attend this institution if they are in any way spiritual or are interested in attending an institution which promotes the Franciscan values of creating a caring community, reverencing all of creation, making peace, and showing compassion.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about the small class sizes, available activities to be a part of during the week, one-on-one learning with the professors, and the great atmosphere of the music department here on campus. The music department is very helpful at Cardinal Stritch University. They help musicians and composers alike through funding for recitals and concerts. They also help students with scholarship searches and with their classes or grades if they have any questions. They go out of their way to help students succeed.

Anissa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I came to the school I was hesitant because it was so small and I wasn't sure if it would be the right fit for me. Event...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I came to the school I was hesitant because it was so small and I wasn't sure if it would be the right fit for me. Eventually I learned that the small population helped me meet almost everyone and it is very convinient to study and to also be involved in multiple things around campus.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

I think that most of the popular events would be some of the hall events when people gather to do different activities with other kids who stay on campus, but of course even commuters are welcome! Also we have lots of groups such as: Psychology club, Spanish club, and different student orginizations. It is nice because if there is a group that we don't offer, you are always welcome to start one!

Describe the students at your school.

The students at Cardinal Stritch University are very open. We accept everybody and we are always willing to make friends. It was great coming to such a caring college because unlike high school, you are able to sit where ever you want with who you want without being judged. It is very free sailing here at Stritch and we are always welcoming more students everyday!

What are the academics like at your school?

Since we have such a small population here at Stritch it is so much better in small classes because each professor is able to know your name and have more time to interact with every student one on one. My favorite class is psychology so far. I haven't had so much interest in a class before. It doesn't even feel like a class because the professor makes the material so fun and easy to learn. Students here at Cardinal Stritch probably study on a daily basis. Everytime I go into the library I see kids everywhere working on homework. At the moment I am undecided in my major but I am hoping by taking more classes I will eventually find what I am most interested in doing in the future.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Personally, I think at Cardinal Stritch University we have such a respectful and caring enviroment and I can't say that I have heard any types of stereotypes. We are taught to accept everyone as they are.

Jean
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The uniqueness about this program is that it is an accelerated program. Classes are 6-8 weeks long, meeting one night a week ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The uniqueness about this program is that it is an accelerated program. Classes are 6-8 weeks long, meeting one night a week for four hours. You earn 3-4 credits per class.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As I high school senior, I would recommend attending college when you are ready. Not everyone is ready for college right after high school. When you are ready to attend, you will be able to have the drive that is needed to succeed. Doing well in college requires dedication, prioritization, committment, and being able to stay focus. If you do go to college right after high school, there are alot of choices that must be made. Your parents are not right there telling you what is right or wrong. It is your decision whether it is a good choice or not. You must remember your values and make the choice that you know is right regardless of the peer pressure and trying to fit in. College is important and you will learn an amazing amount in a short time that will benefit you for the rest of your life!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person that should not attend this school as an adult learner is someone who does not like to do research and write papers. There also is alot of group projects. You must plan on spending at least 2 hrs per week with your group members.

Brenda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I have not gotten the maximum experience of college but that is due to my circumstances. Being a full time single mother of ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I have not gotten the maximum experience of college but that is due to my circumstances. Being a full time single mother of two children (both under the age of 12) takes precident. It is more important for me to care and provide form my children than to participate in a lot of the extra curricular activites porvided by the college. Although I have not participated in the extra curricular activites by the college there are a few things that I could do with my children on the campus. One of which would be free movie night. For me it is valuable to attend my classes so I can provide a better future for my kids and provide a good example for them aswell.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Nothing very negative regarding this school....my only issue is that some of the activities that I would be interested in participating in happen later at night and I am not available to participate due to being a non traditional student with kids to care for.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Both traditional and no traditonal persons....but the non traditional students need to make sure they have the suport system in place to succed in school.

Joannie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Cardinal Stritch is best known for its Fransiscan values, helpfulness and flexible scheduling. The Fransiscan values are as f...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Cardinal Stritch is best known for its Fransiscan values, helpfulness and flexible scheduling. The Fransiscan values are as follows: Creating a caring community, Showing Compassion, Reverencing all of Creation, and Making peace. They teach the core of these values but do not exclude other religious beliefs in their students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When I selected Cardinal Stritch as the college to complete my further education, I chose their program because it fit into my schedule and I knew how much they cared about me as an individual. I have made some life long friends in both the fellow students as well as in the teachers and staff at Cardinal Stritch. I have experienced some medical difficulties which has resulted in eye surgery. The staff was more than helpful and oh so caring. I would not have made it through my medical difficulties still on track for my education at any other campus. I am still in the first year of my program but I forsee the Bachelors Degree in Business Management backed by the name of Cardinal Stritch to be a powerful degree to have on my resume for my career advancement.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I personally attend the Madison, Wisconsin campus so I tend to get emails about topics more specific to the day to day student life of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin campus. I am an enrolled in their program for working adults and take one class at a time which meets one night a week. There is a high volume of homework inbetween classes so you must be self-disciplined in order to accomplish good grades.

Ashley
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Not only have I been given tools and resources I need to succeed in as a manager, I have made life long friends in my cohort....

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Not only have I been given tools and resources I need to succeed in as a manager, I have made life long friends in my cohort. Also, I have gained so many contacts for future networking in my Business Career. I would recommend any adult or focused high school graduate to attend Cardinal Stritch University to see their education expectations met. I have quickly moved from a beginning Freshman to nearly a Junior in a little over a year. The adminstration takes experience and extra classes into account and really do their best to help you succeed. My overall experience has been very rewarding and a blessing in my life.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There is a great amount of group work and often times your grade is heavily dependent on your team members. It can be very stressful when you are not in a Cohort you work well with. Certain course loads can be overwhelming at times, but when you are done, you feel like you could do anything and the hard work is rewarding. In a way, you get out of your education--what you put into it. May sound cliche, but it is true.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Continuing Education Adults that are focused on obtaining their degree in a certain field.

Laura
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Cardinal Stritch is a very welcoming and helping college with a variety of student that help us experience different styles/c...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Cardinal Stritch is a very welcoming and helping college with a variety of student that help us experience different styles/cultures.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One huge preperation task I would have told myself, would be to manage my time better and that I don't need to get everything done at one time because the classes are spread apart, so its a little less stressful. I would have also told myself that I need to be less stressed if I don't exactly get all A's, yes it is about grades and getting A's I can do, but also to learn and know the content because that is what you will use in the real world. Something else I would tell myself, is to just be myself and talk to everyone and make many friends because its nice to be able to talk to many people because they all have gone through different expriences that they might have in common with you. Also its just a lot more fun because you will have many study buddies then.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known more about all the clubs and sports that on campus.

Catherine
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The campus is very welcoming, and comfortable. The education program is awesome. I knew I would learn more at Stritch than at...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The campus is very welcoming, and comfortable. The education program is awesome. I knew I would learn more at Stritch than at any other school. And I really feel like that has proved to be true.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Before you choose a college, you really need to decide what you want to get out of it. Do you want to be close to home, or on your own? Do you want a big party scene, or small classes? What other things are important to you? After you find a school that meets your criteria, you should really visit the campus and see how compfortable you feel. Sometimes, one school just feels right. College is really about preporation for the real world. Take work seriously, take time to relax. Get to know where you feel the most like yourself. Explore new things. Listen to your parents' advice. Take a chance. College can take you to a place you'd never expect to go; and you might just love it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who does not know how to be responsible for themselves.

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