Erie, PA
Gannon University


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Recent Reviews

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

Brittany, I know life has been rough the last couple of years but things will get better in the end. When you think about sch...

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

Brittany, I know life has been rough the last couple of years but things will get better in the end. When you think about school, don't say "well I'm going to take a year from school then go back". Try going to Oklahoma City Community College to get your basics taken care of then go for a degree in business. Two years is too long to wait to go back. It may stress you but it will be worth it in the long run. You'll be able to walk around with your degree and say "I have my Hookah Lounge" open. You should think about it.

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

Of all significant lessons learned, one of the lessons that I have obtained happened while gazing at two people have a dispu...

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

Of all significant lessons learned, one of the lessons that I have obtained happened while gazing at two people have a dispute at a project workshop. During attending the voccational program at my high school, one of the assignments that students had to complete was to bestow an elderly person with a free massage at the nursing home. While at the nursing home, a female student untimely ceased massaging one side of their client’s body. The female student did not communicate with her partner that she wanted to have the male client turn over onto his back. She elevated the client’s leg promptly. The client rolled over onto the floor and blood surged from the client’s leg. Both students became flustered as the teacher made her way to their massage table to ask what had happened. The students never finished giving the client a full 40 minute massage. While listening to the students bicker, I gained knowledge that: “Body language speaks” … “Never squabble with an idiot, people watching may not be able to tell the difference.” When a person is angry, he or she should keep their composure---the greatest life advice toward making a positive transition.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who wants to get a serious education, anyone who is young and who is still trying to figure out who they are or where they belong in the stages of life should attend Gannon University. Anyone who has a dream, belief, and the willpower to make a difference in furthering their education despite the negative comments from their peers should attend Gannon University. It is always great when a student has a dream and then follows through in action. Believe in the possibilities is my vision as well as Gannon University's vision.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Paying for a meal plan as a commuter is frustrating. A semester meal plan cost is $4,900, the cheapest meal plan is $800. At home the cost of my parents groceries is $600 for 4 months (1 semester) and provides for five people. If I am living off campus, I do not need a meal plan of ANY kind. I need the basics--not a buffet! It is ironic that in gen-ed courses students are taught about financial budget management on how to save money wisely, but the school is wasting the students money on a frivolous fee.

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

Dear Chelsea, You're a senior in high school now. This is such an exciting time in your life. So my advice to you: relax. You...

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

Dear Chelsea, You're a senior in high school now. This is such an exciting time in your life. So my advice to you: relax. You spent your entire high school career packing your schedule and studying like crazy. You've made it now and college is just around the corner. Enjoy the time you have left with your closest friends and be excited about starting a new chapter to your life. This is your time to shine. You love learning, sometimes, I think it's even your passion. High school was great, but college with become a new kind of learning at an intensity that will exhaust and enthrall you.

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

Before I came to Gannon, I wish I would have known the Erie area better. It's fascinating discovering local businesses, but I would save so much time if I knew more. There are so many resources in downtown Erie for college students. Sometimes, I feel like I'm missing out.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone refusing to keep an open mind about religion shouldn't attend this school. Gannon is a Catholic school, although they have very open-minded policies, they do have certain requirements and restrictions that other nonaffiliated schools lack. For example, the first month of school we have "Freshmen Hours" where we have to be in our dorm rooms by 11:30 on a week night. Also, a few religious courses are requirements for graduation, such as Introduction to Sacred Scriptures.

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

Study. Do your homework. Make school a first priority. I wish I studied more and concentrated on my studies. I also wish I t...

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

Study. Do your homework. Make school a first priority. I wish I studied more and concentrated on my studies. I also wish I thought about college before I graduated from high school so when I went it was not a rushed, confused process because even now I am still not sure if I am doing anything right. I feel behind in all my classes, like I never learned information that they already expect students to know.

What's unique about your campus?

Non-stressful atmosphere. The campus is very small, so I do not have to trek really far to get to places.

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

It is in the center of Erie and close to events, activities and fun.

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

If I was a senior and had the oppurtunity to consult my fellow graduates, I would emphazise on staying focus and volunteering...

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

If I was a senior and had the oppurtunity to consult my fellow graduates, I would emphazise on staying focus and volunteering your time. Many people out of High School will take any job given to them to help make ends meet. Not many focus on a job that corresponces to the education path they want to take. I would try to get them to fist sit down and decide what you want to do in life and what your call may be, and from there encourage the students to volunteer in that area first. Wether, it is volunteering for a hospital because you want to become a RN or wether one wants to volunteer as a firefighter or even in the court system. The reason I would focus on this is because it will give them a better understanding early in life if this is something that they trully want. Not only that, but also it will help when one graduates college to have that hands on experience when setting of on your journey.

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

Although I will be new to this university, I would have loved to know where we could apply to get more scholarships, also it would have been nice if there was a place where all the students (roommates)could log in and chat to get to know each other :)

What kind of person should attend this school?

Individuals who attend this university should be focused and enthusiastic about making their dreams come true!

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

I would tell myself to never give up. Remember your goal in life: to become a teacher. There are so many opportunities to suc...

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

I would tell myself to never give up. Remember your goal in life: to become a teacher. There are so many opportunities to succeed at Gannon, so take advantage of as much as you can. Do not be afraid to ask questions; the professors know what they are talking about and are there to help you. When you get discouraged by the workload, stay determined because it will all pay off in the long run. Finally, do not forget who you are and where you came from. Stay true to your morals and thank your family for supporting you through this wonderful journey!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Gannon University is the class size. With small classes, individual attention from professors is available in and out of class. I am not embarrassed to ask questions because my classmates respect and support me as a student.

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

I wish I would have known about sororities. I am happy with my involvement in clubs and honor societies, but I would like more social engagement. Because I am not very close to home, I would like to make more friends to enjoy time when I am not studying.

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

If I had the ability to travel back in time, I would give myself the advice to be outgoing as a freshman in college. I would ...

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

If I had the ability to travel back in time, I would give myself the advice to be outgoing as a freshman in college. I would tell myself that my peers are in the same situation and are looking for a social outlet as well. The best advice that I recieved was to join a Fraternity. After joining the Fraternity, my social life exploded and made my college adventure a much better place. I had more friends to turn to, as well as making a network that I will be able to turn to later in life.

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

Before attending Gannon University, I wish that I would have been informed about the student housing agrrements. When you arrive at Gannon University as a freshman, unless you live in what is known as a commuters distance, you must live in Gannon Freshman housing. This means that you have a freshman curphew for the first four weeks of school, and also states that you must live in Gannon housing one year after your freshman year.

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

Having the chance to go back in time, I would tell myself to focus more on maintaining a good GPA, and making sure that I can...

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

Having the chance to go back in time, I would tell myself to focus more on maintaining a good GPA, and making sure that I can take the appropriate classes and to pass them all with A's. That determination, focus, self-motivation, and a direction in college will help me succeed with the classes needed towards the career path. Organization is totally a major key and staying on top of deadlines and due dates. Applying for more scholarships and making sure financial aid is taken care of will help in the long run as well. Lastly, to create relationships with fellow students and making sure to not be afraid to ask professors questions if you do not understand something.

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

Gannon University is intended for students who want to excel in a competitive world with the help of its caring professors, b...

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

Gannon University is intended for students who want to excel in a competitive world with the help of its caring professors, beneficial environment, and opportunities.

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

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior and provide advice regarding the transition from high school to college, I would give the following suggestions. Firstly, learn the importance of time mangement and apply it to your life. College is a very demanding place, especially when there is social and work stress placed on top of academic stress. If time isn't managed properly it'll be hard getting work done, and this will be relected on your grades. My second piece of advice is to be yourself and to develop confidence from within. Don't let others change your personal values and bring you down, because in the end all things are possible if you put your mind into it. The last important point I would like to make is that it is important to always try your best no matter what the circumstance is.

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

The worst things about my school is the high cost of tuition, room and board, and such applicable fees.

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

A small Catholic school that emphasizes unity and friendship, where you can always find support and guidance to lead you on y...

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

A small Catholic school that emphasizes unity and friendship, where you can always find support and guidance to lead you on your way to your career

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

Don't stress too much about getting perfect grades or making everyone happy. College is rough, but you'll survive. You'll make plenty of great friends and have a blast. Its not hard balancing school and fun, as long as you don't take too many 8am lectures! Use the weekends to unwind and relax and catch up on the sleep you lost working on papers and homework during the week. DON'T get the biggest meal plan, you'll never use all the meals even if you stay on campus every weekend.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

If you try to change your major, it takes almost a whole semester for the offices to get the paperwork straightened out.

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