Beaver Falls, PA
Geneva College


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Shila
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Geneva is dedicated to giving students a Christian education. Professors and peers care for one another. Classes engage the m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Geneva is dedicated to giving students a Christian education. Professors and peers care for one another. Classes engage the mind and encourage critical thought through writing essays, giving presentations, taking notes, using instructional videos, and lectures. Geneva offers a variety of food plans to feed students and help them care for their bodies. The college hosts visits from prospective students as well as from post-secondary opportunities, such as seminaries. Students live on a hill, but are encouraged to venture into the valley of Beaver Falls, a small city once hailed as "little Pittsburgh" in its heyday. In Beaver Falls, students explore shops and connect to the area in which they live. Beaver Falls is a short distance away and the small town thrives off Geneva and services from and to college students. Current students and alumni can visit popular places in Beaver Falls such as a thrift store, Oram's Donuts, and Sheetz. Geneva College is a Christian college affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA). Students learn from a Christian perspective and staff are encouraged to be members of the RPCNA, though it is not a requirement. Most classes open with prayer, and during this time students share requests to be lifted for prayer. This practice creates empathy and care among students and professors as we lift up one another before God. The Bible is viewed as a guide for all life, including academia. Christians use the Bible to navigate ethical and moral decisions they might encounter in their chosen career. However, while staff must have a profession of faith to work at Geneva, students do not. On Wednesday, academics cease and all go to chapel for worship. Students are encouraged to find a church for worship on Sunday since classes end on Friday night. Geneva seeks to encourage the Christian faith and help students harness their academic, athletic, and artistic abilities for the kingdom of God. Since Geneva views all of life as being under God's dominion, students are to engage the culture through events. Bagpiper Theater hosts plays and musicals from the college players, the college hosts cultural events and lectures (such as 'An Evening with C.S. Lewis' from actor David Payne), and students are required to attend events as part of fulfilling course requirements. Geneva has many sports teams and encourages athletics to build character and team skills. No college is perfect. Classes are rigorous and known for high academic expectations which push students. Though Geneva is a small, walkable campus, there are many hills and uneven surfaces which are difficult for disabled students. Food in the dining commons is average, neither tasteless nor five-star quality (professors and alumni will host students for home-cooked meals on occasion to remedy this). In sum, Geneva is a small college with a loving Christian community that seeks to honor God through excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. Students will graduate with expanded knowledge and life experiences. Alumni are part of the Geneva community that is ever-expanding. The college creates a loving community seeking to follow God in all areas of life.

MEREDITH
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Geneva College offers a beautiful campus with recently renovated facilities, friendly and approachable faculty, and enthusias...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Geneva College offers a beautiful campus with recently renovated facilities, friendly and approachable faculty, and enthusiastic and motivated students. While the food is sub-par, campus is within easy driving distance of a variety of great restaurants, shops, and attractions. A quick half-hour drive from Pittsburgh provides great opportunities to attend local sports games and events when students want to explore off-campus. Overall, Geneva offers quality education from exceptional faculty members, but lacks a traditional college-town surrounding area and requires students to be creative in their off-campus weekend activities.

Aubrey
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There is always room for improvement on any college campus, the education aspect is normally really great but administrators ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There is always room for improvement on any college campus, the education aspect is normally really great but administrators need to start looking into updating buildings and dorms, and maybe offering off campus living because we are so encouraged to be helpful towards our community. We also could use some help in the dining hall with the food, it's normally nice food but sometimes it's kinda awful to be honest. There is room for improvement but I still love Geneva's ideals and campus life.

Paul
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Geneva College is a great college to attend. The faculty and staff are excellent as they are always willing to help, both aca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Geneva College is a great college to attend. The faculty and staff are excellent as they are always willing to help, both academically and personally. The campus is quite beautiful albeit aged. Campus life is enjoyable with a wide range of events, varying from intramural sports to multiple musical performances. Academically, Geneva well equips students with the necessary skills needed to graduate and enter their professional careers.

Noelle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The first time I visited Geneva College, I knew it was the right fit! The campus is charming, has old architecture, and is ve...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The first time I visited Geneva College, I knew it was the right fit! The campus is charming, has old architecture, and is very quaint. In the spring, there's colorful flowers everywhere, and in the fall, the hillside is covered in autumn leaves surrounding the big "G" on the hill. The professors there all want to see the students succeed and are willing to help you achieve all of your goals. The academics are challenging, but not too stressful. The people there are all so friendly and I have made a really great group of friends this year! Geneva College really does integrate faith and learning into all of their classes, and you can see the students and faculty living out their faith every day.

David
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Geneva College has small class sizes and for the most part great professors who are always willing to help. A heavily religi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Geneva College has small class sizes and for the most part great professors who are always willing to help. A heavily religious school but the upper office people are more there for their money then anything else. Very much against helping students with issues such as housing even in bad situations because "everything can be worked out". In reality they just do not want to do the jobs they are paid for. The food is sometimes great and sometimes okay but lots of options for a small campus. Freshmen dorms are rather lackluster with no AC and heat varies between great and poor on any given day. The apartments for upperclassmen sound much better though. The engineering program is outstanding with great professors with lots of great connections. They are very approachable and accepting of student ideas. The campus does sponsor various events but there is certainly a lack of entertainment off campus that is within walking distance. Geneva is a great college to get an education and I heavily suggest to anyone who is looking to really learn for a year and just are not there for the so called "college experience."

Jason
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Though I know it is not perfect, it has many qualities which endear me to it, the most important of these being the people. T...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Though I know it is not perfect, it has many qualities which endear me to it, the most important of these being the people. The people there are so welcoming and friendly, you would almost believe you had always lived here. Though it may not have all the most up-to-date features in its dorms, it manages to be homely in its look. Overall, a good place to be.

Natalyn
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly, Godly, and smart individuals.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly, Godly, and smart individuals.

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

The biggest thing I would stress to my high school self is that you need to be true to who you are. People who question your actions are mainly curious, and in college none of that matters anyway. You can be anyone or anything. Do not let other people decide what you want. You have a voice and you need to use it. It is important to care what image you give off, but do not be afraid of being labeled "weird" or a "goody-two-shows." Mostly though, make sure that you are happy. If you are not doing what you love, then what is the point? There is not a point. Do the things you love and you will be happy.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who does not respect religion should not attend this school.

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

I would tell myself to choose based on courses offered in a program and cost of the institution. Do research into the school ...

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

I would tell myself to choose based on courses offered in a program and cost of the institution. Do research into the school and possible careers and do not choose a program that has class sizes of 100 as the norm. Medicine is not something I expected to enjoy as much as I do, so I would tell myself to go for the Bachelors degree, and not the Associates that I chose to do complete first. Get ahead in the process so years aren't wasted working and putting myself through school at the same time. Take advantage of moving away! It is much easier to get room and board in the form of financial aid than it is to move away with car and rent payments. Look for scholarships online. These are also easier to find when in school full time rather than part time. Take as many courses at the community college as possible. This will save thousand is students loans. And finally stay under dads health insurance as long as possible. These costs are the reason I work and attend school full time, rather than paying triple the price when working part time.

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

I wish I knew the reputation of my department better before choosing this school. I chose it specifically for the courses offered in the Biology department, however am coming to find out that the instructors do not teach in a way that is optimal for the way in which I learn. Lecturing is more of a rambling of information, some pertinent and some not, with absolutely no homework or quizzes to reinforce any material. There is also some expectation that you already have an understand of processes and terminology.

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

The worst thing about the school is that there are not many instructors to choose from in a department. If you do not learn well from a particular instructors style of teaching, you will be stuck with them for multiple classes for the entire course of the degree. Also, there are not many options are far as food. Everyone is required to live on campus, with few exceptions, but the times from which you can buy meals are extremely limited.

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