Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne University


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malika
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Catholic private school, men's basketball team, class ring

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Catholic private school, men's basketball team, class ring

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

ask current students and alumni for their opinion. look around at three or four.

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

conservative, not enough diversity, stuck-up

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

Career focused and encourages hands-on education.

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

Career focused and encourages hands-on education.

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

When chosing a college, I believe it is important to take the time and visit each campus in order to experience what each college has to offer. When attending college it can be beneficial to inquire about dual degree programs to get the most out of your college tuition.

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

The cost of education is overwhelming and the amount of financial aid does not meet my need.

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

The college application and acceptance process is a big event in the lives of students. It is said that you go to college to ...

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

The college application and acceptance process is a big event in the lives of students. It is said that you go to college to make something out of your life and skills. But college is much more than just that; it is not your future, but rather the springboard to your future; it is not the place where you become something, but rather someone. Colleges and universities are academic institutions, but the academic aspect is only half of the experience. College is a place where people learn more about themselves than at any other point in their lives. Through academic studies, successes and failures, new social situations and experiences, extracurricular activities and volunteering, life in a fraternity or sorority, college shapes people through and through. Those four years are commonly reffered to as "the best four years of your life," but the most important year by far is freshman year. It is important to find a school where you feel you can easily adjust and acclimate to the college experience and lifestyle. But most importantly, the thing to keep in mind is that college is like a machine; the more work you put into it, the more you get out!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Duquesne University is the sense of community that the faculty and students bring to the campus atmosphere. Orientation intills this sensation immediately, and it's never quite lost on the average student who goes through with 4+ years at this college. There are endless organizations and activites, banquets and special events going on at this university that are designed to get students engaged in palying an active and pro-active part of their university experience

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Dorm policies, food quality, and internet access would rank as the top three most frustrating aspects of Duquesne University. For the amount of money that tutition comes to, the quality of these three things in particular is subpar in the eyes of the vast majority of the student body.

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

One nice thing about my college is the location. The school it self is quiet and pretty but as soon as you step off campus yo...

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

One nice thing about my college is the location. The school it self is quiet and pretty but as soon as you step off campus you are in downtown Pittsburgh with lots of different things to do. The teachers ask alot of their students but they also want you to succeed and are available to help you do so. It is a very tight-knit atmosphere which can be nice because you become very close with friends you meet here.

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

There are numerous things to consider when making such an important decision as to what college is right for the individual. The first thing is researching schools that are known for what a person is choosing as their field. Then make visits to both small and large schools as well as a few in rural and city areas. Get a feel for what kind of location and atmosphere fits. Next, talk to admissions, faculty, and even current students all of which will most likely present you with the school you prefer as well as the one that prefers you. A bit of advice would be to go into the admitions office with substancial academic and financial questions. Let them know what a brilliant person you are with other great college offers, but do not be snobbish and let them know you are sincerely interested in their school. That will most likely result in some scholarship offers. As far as the actual college experience itself, most people want to not only do well in school in order to be successful afterwards, but also to enjoy the time while they are there. The key thing to strive for is a good balance.

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

My best advice would be to go see the campus no matter how far of a trip it may be. Getting a feel for the school is worth ev...

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

My best advice would be to go see the campus no matter how far of a trip it may be. Getting a feel for the school is worth everything. Pictures and information only go so far. When you get there the best thing to do is get involved. The benefits of making connections and having fun at the same time is priceless.

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

I wish I had known what area I wanted to focus my studies in. I bounced from liberal arts school to the business school and then back to the lberal arts school. If it hadn't been for the help of the academic advisor office I would have had to take summer classes (which I didn't have to ) and would have not been able to graduate on time- which I was successful in doing.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

They did not like the greek life it seemed very well. As a member of Greek life through both a sorority and a fraternity it seemed as if they saw us as a hazard to the school instead of a way students enagaged in charitable events throughout the academic year and as a means by which to meet not only others at Duquesne but other students in the area that were members of the same Greek organization. It was frustating to be at a constant struggle with the staff regarding activities on campus such as weekly meetings and charity events.

Rachel
Describe the students at your school.

Eager to learn and inquisitive

Describe the students at your school.

Eager to learn and inquisitive

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

I would find a college that is fulfilling in what the student is looking for, while keeping in mind the cost. Many majors today require more schooling than just undergraduate study. In these cases, the cost of a student's education will be significantly higher. Therefore, undergraduate school's importance reflects on the student's grades more so than where they actually attended. I would personally save my money for graduate school to save on debt after graduation.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A hard-working individual who has an idea on where they want to be in life and is willing to expand their minds and views to other ideas.

John
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Duquesne has an excellent School of Pharmacy, School of Music and School of Law

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Duquesne has an excellent School of Pharmacy, School of Music and School of Law

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

The professors are very accessible and there is lots of opportunity for undergraduates to get involved and to get experience with original research.

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

Choose the college that most feels like home when you visit. Going to a well-known school is great, but if you really enjoy being somewhere, your life will be so much better and easier. Sometimes, smaller and lesser-known schools have opportunities that you would never get at a big, fancy school. In any event, work hard and really learn what your classes are teaching. It's easy to think it's boring and zone out, but as you come to the end of your college career, you'll realize how much useful information you missed or forgot this way. It really is worth it to work hard and learn the material to give yourself an edge when looking for a job later. If you're willing to do this, even a smaller less-prestigious school is a good starting point for a long and successful career, as long as you feel welcome and at home there.

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

I would advise them to finad a campus you are comfortable with. Not to far away from home. Study hard, have fun. Makre frie...

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

I would advise them to finad a campus you are comfortable with. Not to far away from home. Study hard, have fun. Makre friends, join social groups. Take advantage of services offered. Go on trips with the school. Try a study abroad program.

What's unique about your campus?

It is a small school in a big city. The teachers are nice. Ity is a Christian school.

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

I wish I was more assertive. Not so shy. I wish I had made more friends at school.

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

Nothing is that unique. It was the right distance from home, had a division 1 program, is real good academically, and is a ci...

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

Nothing is that unique. It was the right distance from home, had a division 1 program, is real good academically, and is a city school. Even though its a city school it still has the campus feel and is compact.

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

Get involved in an extra-curricular activity.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The basketball football team are bullshit but get the most credit. The soccer team is full of douchebags. Baseball doesn't get enough credit. It's too cold

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