The best thing about my school is how they truly live up to their mission statement: "Academically excellent. Passionately Catholic." They have taught me that education matters more than anyone can imagine. Classes are challenging yet very rewarding and teachers truly care and want the best for their students. They strive to express to their students to be proud of their faith and that they can live there faith in everything they do in life. Franciscan University has taught me that college gives you enhanced skills that you already possess and brings out skills you never imagined having.
The best thing about Franciscan University is the integration of faith and reason. The entire atmosphere of the campus integrates faith and reason as do the professors. This helps to build character and virtue. The professors teach the material to help build our intellect but also opening our eyes to ethical and moral situations. Franciscan also offers so many activities to get involved into the community that enables us to share our faith and build our moral character by serving others with genunine love. The school also offers ways to do field work.
It is passionately Catholic - there are so many opportunities to grow in your faith. The people are INCREDIBLY friendly and so warm. The campus is small and safe; the academics are challenging yet not overwhelming. There's just a lot of joy and hope which you don't normally find in today's culture. It's such a blessing and really builds you up into a strong person and helps you realize that you are indeed worth something and God has a great plan for your life.
The best thing about my school is the student body and the fellowship and positive influence that the students here provide. These strangers, that you are made to dorm with, eat with and study with, quickly become your family away from home, and loved so much that you almost want to be a student forever. The student body constantly urges each other to grow in goodness, through ministries, mission trips, studies abroad, and everyday, chivalry and sportsmanship.
My favorite aspect about this school is its emphasis on providing a well-rounded atmosphere. While pushing students to do their very best and to apply themselves to their utmost in regards to academics, the school nevertheless understands the importance of a well-balanced life. In addition to the rigorous classes offered, the school provides outlets for staying healthy through exercise and for fostering both their social and their spiritual lives.
My school provides a physically and emotionally safe place to learn and grow into adulthood, without the distractions of alcohol, drugs, or rampant sex everywhere. This is not to say that you could not get these things if you wanted them, but the campus is geared towards those who choose against them. That is, you still have your free will to do what you want, but the rest of campus doesn't have to deal with your stupidity.
My school provides young people with an education to aid in nurturing their developing faith life and provide opportunities to exercise their faith. It's a Catholic school, but it seeks to fulfill the truth of what a catholic institution should be, providing students with a good education in their field of studies as well as guiding exploration into the metaphysical and spiritual. It's awesome!
The best thing about Franciscan is the incorporation of faith and reason into the curriculum. The classes not only challenge students to reach out of their comfort zone, but also relate faith into our everyday lives! Knowing that faith matters is crutial to our success post-graduation, and Franciscan is no doubt the best place to learn that.
The best thing sbout Franciscan is that it incorporates development of the whole person into academic and social life. Not just one aspect if valued and facilitated by the staff, the faculty or the student environment, but spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and personal areas of life are supported.
I believe that the opportunities that Franciscan University of Steubenville provides are the best things about it. Franciscan University offers a variety of classes that will help one grow intellectually. It also provides many opportunites for one to either learn or grow in the Catholic faith.