Philadelphia, PA
La Salle University


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

Self, you can do this....it is hard but keep trying. Do not let anything hold you back...you definitely need to bring this g...

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

Self, you can do this....it is hard but keep trying. Do not let anything hold you back...you definitely need to bring this grade up. School is hard but this is the last year. Come on, self. Never, never, never give up. Keep pushing yourself and use your resources. Tutors can help with all your subjects. YOU CAN DO THIS...

What's unique about your campus?

The fact that it is in the city of Philadelphia is a huge plus. The area is great and beautiful.

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

The lack of assistance for those with learning disabilities. The department is very small for those with learing disabilities and the funding is little to none, therefore those with an LD do not get the help they need.

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

I wish I could have done a little bit better in school when I realize how hard I am working now. I also wish I knew exactly what school I wanted to go to and would have researched it a bit better. I wish I went to school down south instead.

What's unique about your campus?

Good business Program

Paige
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Nursing and Communications Program

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Nursing and Communications Program

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

I believe finding the right college has to do with how the student feels when he or she visits the college prior to applying. I've found that most of the time students just feel right when they visit a certain college and just know that the school is right for them. Size and location of the college or university plays a huge role in deciding which school is best. Sometimes seeing students who already attend the school also can influence whether or not the college seems right. In order to get the most out of the college experience, one must have an open mind and be willing to try new things and talk to people him or her normally would not associate him or her selves with. College helps one realize a lot about oneself and could be one of the most rewarding experiences. Never be judgmental because you never know when you?ll find something new you might enjoy.

What's unique about your campus?

The ability to meet new people and have great professors who care about what they teach.

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

I love the big city and the surrounding. The people and the opportunity to succeed.

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

I love the big city and the surrounding. The people and the opportunity to succeed.

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

When finfing the right college do what is best and what feels right for you the student. Because afterall you will be the one living there and attending school there. Make a choice for a school you want and not what others want for you because your future is going to depend on the education your receiving and the experience you get from it. To make the most of our college experience do your work and succeed acaemically first, then go and do activities around campus that interest you to make new friends, join study groups from class to help make new friends. Be school oriented and learn new things and discover new things you never knew before about your campus.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is not social because there are alot of activities to do and a person who is not willing to be focused on the academic task at hand.

Rebecca
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

La Salle University is best known for two things: sports and academics. La Salle is a Division 1 sports school, so the majo...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

La Salle University is best known for two things: sports and academics. La Salle is a Division 1 sports school, so the majority of the student body spend ample time watching/playing sports. However, when class begins, there is a quick transition from athletics to academics. The professors are very educated and experienced individuals who work endlessly to maintain the students' interests in the subject. Likewise, most students are very focused on their academics and do well in staying motivated.

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

The first step to finding the right college would be to identify what your interests are academically and socially. Make a list of things that you want your "dream" college to have (ex. a gym, greek life, small size classes, etc.). Start your college search by going online, meeting with your guidance counselor, and/or going to the informational meetings that colleges hold at high schools. Keep in mind of what you really want in a college. Don't rely on your family and friends to decide a college for you, because in the end it is your choice completely. Students should apply to 5 colleges and should also try to go on many college visits, because sometimes a school is more appealing on paper than in person ( and vice-versa). When it comes to making the most out of the college experience, I will put it simply: never waste a day. College can get lonely without the comforts of home, so be sure to make friends whom you can trust. Stay focused by balancing leisure and academics. And please get involved. These days it just isn't quite enough to have straight A's, you need to have experience.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The lack of ethnic diversity is definitly a frustrating thing about La Salle. I'm Hispanic and I grew up in a minority-dominated environment so it was a cultural shock to come to the predominately white population of La Salle. The socio-economic status is middle to upper class, which differs from my lifestyle. All in all, La Salle lacks diversity, and I think it hurts their image. Another frustrating element is the constant alcohol abuse. The majority of the students party with alcohol, which has comprimised the university's image within the community.

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

This school is good on the level of education but on the level of finance your better off finding a school that you can affor...

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

This school is good on the level of education but on the level of finance your better off finding a school that you can afford.

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

The advice that I would give to parents is to make sure that they research every detail into the colleges and don't just except what they say without looking into it. They should also listen to what there child wants to do and come to a decision where they can both compromise. Maybe there child likes the city and the parent would rather there child go to a school in the suburbs or an area where it is more secluded. The parents have to respect there child's wishes but at the same time they need to explain to there child why they would rather them in a specific area. Also for the parents exhaust every option financially with scholarships, grants and any other funding that they can get and don't wait until the last minute to do it because it might be to late. They have to allow there child to enjoy this experience because going to college isn't easy but should also be a learning and fun time for the student. The student needs to understand that college is fun but don't let the fun over crowd school work which is important. Do well!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I have to keep taking out loans to pay for school and I can't afford it, it seems like the tuition keeps increasing and there's nothing I can do about it. I can't afford to take out anymore loans.

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

Picking you college can be a very stressful and confusing time for both students and parents. There are so many options out t...

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

Picking you college can be a very stressful and confusing time for both students and parents. There are so many options out there it almost feels impossible to pick only one. But when you visit colleges, there is a certain one that just gives you a certain feeling. A feeling that makes you feel home and welcome. When picking your college I would advise students and parents to measure it out to every last aspect, since you will be spending four years of your life there you want it to be the right one. I would tell students to pick where they would like to go, no one else. Do not let anyone tell you what to do, you will be the one attending that school and no one else. College will not be a happy place for you if it is not what you were looking for. Get involved and do not be afarid of change, this is your time to shine. Have fun and stay happy, keep your head up and your goals straight on target and work hard, it will be worth it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who likes to keep things small and personal. Teachers want to get to know their students, they are a name not just a number. So therefore, students should want to be really involved inside the classroom and should want to learn because they want to do good for themselves. It is a pretty tiny campus, so I would say the student should want to get involved so they get the best out of theit college experience, which La Salle does offer in various ways.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

La Salle University is a small campus with small classrooms as well. Classrooms usually only contain up to about twenty or so students, which really gives your professor the abilitly to know your name and you personally. The community is widely around you and very city like, which is nice if that is what you are looking for in your college choice. Overall, the University is easy to adapt to and provides well to your needs. It is a beautiful and enjoyable place to learn and live.

Briana
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is first and foremost a Christian Brothers School. The student body connects with the Brothers on many levels. Som...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is first and foremost a Christian Brothers School. The student body connects with the Brothers on many levels. Some of them live in the dorms, others are professors, some are there as depressesion or drug and alcohol abuse counselors and the rest are there to serve the La Salle community as best they can. La Salle is also known for their athletics with many student athletes running around at all times and lastly La Salle is known for their Inter Fraternity and Sorority Council and other organizations that volunteer and support school spirit.

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

I would start by researching schools based on whatever it is the prospective student wants, or on what he/she does not want. Search for open house days and go for a tour. Do this for as many schools as possible. Start the application process early and brainstorm for a great essay. Once the student has been accepted choose the top three. Weigh the pros and cons of each school. Choose from there. To make the most of ones college experience he/she must be social. Do not be afraid to talk to people. Everyone is in the same situation. Have an open mind. College is a diverse group of people. People who are not afraid to speak their minds and have different opinions from one's own. Do not be offended, just roll with it. He/she should not lose his/her morals and values, though. Stick up for what you believe in. Lastly, do not let college pass by. Academics and good grades get one far in this world and it is important to not let that slip away. College is what will help with a successful career, build longlasting friendships and cement one's values.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who does not focus only on academics., although this is a large part of La Salle's affirmation. La Salle students study for their goals and to be successful, but they know that being successful also means being happy and doing good for your surroundings. A person who wants to be involved with other students and the locals. A person who does not mind a diverse atmosphere and respects the materials around them. People who attend La Salle have much to offer in many aspects and are not narrow minded.

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