Erie, PA
Gannon University


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Recent Reviews

Krista
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, encouraging, and helpful.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, encouraging, and helpful.

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

The area is the most unique part of Gannon University.

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

I would tell others to find the best school that fits you. Talk to students and try to get a feel for what they have done with their experience and find a place that fits you the best.

Autumn
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is best known for its health science programs. They actually just built a new building we will be moving into in the sprin...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is best known for its health science programs. They actually just built a new building we will be moving into in the spring 2009 and it is very excitiing. It has all new labs and an assimulation center for practicing on clients.

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

Find the college with the program you want, know what is important to you outside of schoolwork and make sure they offer it. Try to find a school that fits you academically, spiritually, extra-curricularly and if family is important not too far from home

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I would say the snow. We get a lot of snow and sometimes the sidewalks are not clear adn having to walk to school that is frustrating

Nicole
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Gannon University is best known for its Catholic background. The school is referred to as Northwestern Pennsylvania's Premie...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Gannon University is best known for its Catholic background. The school is referred to as Northwestern Pennsylvania's Premier Catholic Institution. Gannon's also know for its downtown location in Erie. The school is situated in the heart of Erie, just off of Lake Erie.

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

Searching for the right college can be one of the most difficult esperiences an individual will face. Not only is the application process stressful, one must also consider how they will be affected by their decisions. "Does this institution offer the field of study in which I am interested?" "Are there activities available for students to participate in, in which I will have an opportunity to meet new people?" "How will this decision affect my family and friends?" "Can I afford this certain college?" Students face a wide range of these questions when making their final decision in choosing a college. I found that the best way to answer these questions is just to relax. Take the time to visit schools and talk to as many people as needed in order to get the answers to those tough questions that most students face. Visiting a campus can give you a genuine feel for how campus life works for a particular college. Overall, have fun with the college selection process. Although it is one of the hardest decisions a person will make, it can also turn out to be the most rewarding.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Individuals who are out-going and open to new ideas and people are well suited for Gannon University. It is a smaller school, so there is a great opportunity to meet a lot of new people.

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

You have to find a college that has three things. 1. The correct major that you want in order to obtain an occupation that yo...

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

You have to find a college that has three things. 1. The correct major that you want in order to obtain an occupation that you are going to love. 2. You have to find a place where you can enjoy being and know that the people there are going to encourage and help you achieve your goals. And 3. You have to go out and look at every college that you can, how are you going to know what the best college for you is if you only visit one. Visit as many as possible with the degree that you want and you will have more options to choose from. And i would say the most important thing to know about about college is you have to be yourself, dont let anyone else say what you should look like or how to act. Dont let others define you becauseyou try to hard to fit in when you meant to stand out and be great.

What's unique about your campus?

The Intensity of learning and the wanting to succeed. Student want to succeed here and do well so that they can have a bright future. Gannon is a very accepting University with a diverse set of students who all get along and push for each other. Gannon also has a strong faith based community in which it encourages students advancement not only in academics but also in faith.

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

I wish i would of had a better understanding of how much work college actully is. Gannon is very intense and you have to keep up with yout work or else you might not do as well as you want to here.

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

Go to Open Houses for colleges while the student is in high school. When choosing the right college, make sure the school ha...

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

Go to Open Houses for colleges while the student is in high school. When choosing the right college, make sure the school has the major you are interested in. Talk to students currently in the major/area of interest. Ask about the housing provided; is it co-ed or same sex? what furniture and appliances are supplied to the students? Look into the crime rate in the school community/city. Know the activities available on campus. Be familiar with policies established on campus.

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

There really is not a campus. The school is built within downtown Erie, PA.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There is limited parking on campus.

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

I believe when looking for a college, it is important to look at location, quality of learning, the size, and the programs th...

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

I believe when looking for a college, it is important to look at location, quality of learning, the size, and the programs the school offers. The location is important to make sure the campus is safe and to find activities you are interested in (e.g. skiing in a colder location or swimming in a warmer location). Quality of learning is important to make sure that you will get the most out of your college experience and be as prepared for your future as possible. The size of your school is important because for me, it is easier to learn, meet people, and talk to the professor in a smaller class size but the opposite might be true for you. The programs the school offers is important to find the right career choice for you and was one of the main reasons I chose Gannon University. Once you find the school that is perfect for you, it is important to live on campus if possible because it makes it a lot easier to meet new people and become friends with people that live in your dorm/apartment. It is also much more fun which is another important aspect of college!

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

The area surrounding the campus is not very safe but as long as you stay on the campus and dont walk alone at night, you'll be fine!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The program I am in is very time consuming and especially going into my senior year, I dont have much time for socializing.

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

Make sure its a school you will really love and that you are ready for school. If you do not love the school and environment...

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

Make sure its a school you will really love and that you are ready for school. If you do not love the school and environment you will not be happy therefore you wont do well.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who will fit in with all the stuck up people.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is in a lower social class and can't afford to go out all the time and do whatever the please.

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

The small classrooms. The maximum number of students per class is 30, which I consider to be a decent size class.

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

The small classrooms. The maximum number of students per class is 30, which I consider to be a decent size class.

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

My advise to new students would be to make sure the university offers classes for your major when you need them. In todays society it is very common to have to work and attend school and some employers are not flexible around school. Also, be sure to buy your books AFTER the first day of class to ensure you are getting the proper text and that it is required, not optional or recommended. I have wasted hundreds of dollars on books I did not need and I could not return. I would also reccommend that new students stay on the reccommended schedule as far as class levels. This way, students can meet people in their field and network to make potential professional contacts. The biggest peice of advice I can give is to get involved with your campus but not to the point your affecting your focus. Once you start falling behind it leads to unhealthy stress levels and it is harder to get back on track.

Kelsey
Describe the students at your school.

Helpful, sometimes fun, but sometimes annoying and overachieving.

Describe the students at your school.

Helpful, sometimes fun, but sometimes annoying and overachieving.

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

The best advice I can give is to start the college search early to avoid panicking and picking a school that doesn't work out. It is a great idea to visit colleges of interest because the feelings experienced while walking on campus can be surprising. A school might look great on a pamphlet or a website, but could be completely different in person. Try to plan the trip during the semester so the school is alive with activity that can be experienced first hand. If possible, stay overnight and attend a class in the intended major. Another piece of advice is don't stress out. Most students are juniors in highschool when they start the college search, and stressing out can lead to unfocused work that can decide where the student goes to college. Lastly, parents should not push their child and instead let them decide for themselves. After all, they're the ones that are going to be living and learning wherever they decide to go.

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