Erie, PA
Mercyhurst University


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Recent Reviews

Kara
Describe the students at your school.

they are Hard working and persistant, but like to relax and have a good time on the weekends.

Describe the students at your school.

they are Hard working and persistant, but like to relax and have a good time on the weekends.

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

Take your time in finding the right college. Try and meet with the professors in your chosen field, as it will give you a good idea of what to expect the next four years. You can get a good feel on how much they care about their students in this meeting. Don't be afraid to look at different types of colleges, because you may end up liking one that you may not have expected.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Some one looking for a big campus, lots of parties. People who don't want to take core classes like philosophy, psychology, and religion. Slackers.

Joseph
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are generally goal-oriented and focused on doing well in class, although some tend to lose focus and procrastin...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are generally goal-oriented and focused on doing well in class, although some tend to lose focus and procrastinate for a good deal of the term, leaving them in a tight position during finals week when all of our projects and papers are due. Apart from this common weakness, my classmates are nice, helpful, and accepting of new ideas and fun, strange personalities.

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

In my search for a college, I chose based on my desired major. Little did I know that my major would change three times before I settled upon one. When choosing a college, I would suggest that you actually have an advantage being as of yet undecided. If you do not know what you to major in, then there are several, perhaps more important, factors on which I suggest you focus. Are you comfortable with the school size? My school is relatively small and I enjoy it very much. However, and smaller and I would feel cramped. It is a large contributor to your comfort level on campus, and so I deem it quite important for prospective students. Another important question to ask is "Am I a liberal arts or science and math oriented student? As I stated earlier, it is not imperative to be, and is in fact better if you are not, decided in your major, because you should not allow this to affect your decision; it is comparatively insignificant. However, knowing yourself enough to decide whether you are better with words or numbers is very important. These questions will help you find the college best for you.

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

I wish I had known that this statement is a true one: You will not be able to read everything that you are assigned in college. It is important to pick and choose what is important and what you can do without. Also, this phrase, one you might have heard from one of your younger high-school teachers, is also true: It's not about working hard, it's about working smart. This is true on so many levels. Without actually cutting corners, anything you can do to help you decrease your workload is helpful.

shawn
Describe the students at your school.

they are closeminded and think they are the best thing since sliced bread...most everyone thinks this

Describe the students at your school.

they are closeminded and think they are the best thing since sliced bread...most everyone thinks this

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Its snow and its strict rules. People dont come here to party they come to learn. The expense is quite high as well so if anyone wants an education they are going to have to pay for it.

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

You are not going to college to party. Your there to get a degree and that is the most important thing. Also be sure to make lots of friends and make a huge impression on everyone you meet. Good luck

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

The advice I would give to students coming to college is to keep your mind open and be willing to try new things and change. ...

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

The advice I would give to students coming to college is to keep your mind open and be willing to try new things and change. College is a chance to learn and grow and find out who you are and what is important to you. In order to discover these things, you must be open to new experiences and environments. At the same time, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't forget who you are and abondon everything when you get to college. Find the balance that works for you. You may make a few mistakes but you will also find the friends that will be there through the mistakes and care about you anyway. Parents also need to be there for their kids and realize that they are going to change and be supportive of that. Go to the college that you feel is right for you. The student should make the decision not the parent. This time is for the kid to learn and grow and they should go to a college that they want to attend otherwise they will be unahappy.

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

The worst thing about my school is the price that we pay to go here and how our money is used. I feel that we pay too much and that our money is spent on frivioulus things instead of adding to what we as students need.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who loves the big city feel and likes to be able to go out at night and have lots of different places to go to. Also someone who has no interest in learning but instead would prefer to just party. Also, if you do not like snow, rain and cold weather this is not the place for you. We get lots of it.

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

Look at all areas of the college experience before you want to go. First, look at the academics and majors that the school o...

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

Look at all areas of the college experience before you want to go. First, look at the academics and majors that the school offerse. This is probably the most important thing to consider. I would also look at the size of the school. Mercyhurst has small class sizes and I love that. You get a lot more interaction and attention. Another item to consider is the location. Do you like being in the middle of the city or something a little more private? This may not seem like a big deal, but it does affect your daily life. Finally, I would look at what sports and extracurriculars are offered. You may need to know this for scholarships and personal interests. I would recommend attending any orientations and campus visits available.

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

I wish that I had known a few people before I went to this school. It's not that hard to meet people, but it's nice to have someone with you in the beginning. I would have also wanted to know about things such as the student government and various clubs before I came. I may have been more involved if I would've been able to look at what I wanted to do before attending.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who doesn't want to learn should not attend this school. It is a liberal arts school and has wide variety of core classes that are mandatory. Thare are also no fraternities or sororities. I, personally, like this, but some may not.

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

Take a tour, stay overnight with a current student and maybe look in on classes you could be interested in just to see if the...

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

Take a tour, stay overnight with a current student and maybe look in on classes you could be interested in just to see if the environment feels right. Ask as many questions as you can and be as honest and upfront as possible. Ask about living conditions, weekend activites, class size, professors, food and meal plans, student life. Visit and apply to as many colleges as you can and make sure you are happy with the one you choose cause transferring is annoying!!!

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

How beautiful the school is, the campus is amazing. The architecture is incredible, the grounds are perfect, and everything is well manicured. I also brag about how amazing my professors are, I love every teacher I have ever had and they are always willing to help and make sure you excel at everything you do in their courses.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Our cafeteria and meal options are terrible. Our food here at Mercyhurst tastes awful, makes you feel sick, and is unhealthy. Not only is the food bad but our gym and fitness center is so small. Everyone here at Mercyhurst is VERY active and we need a bigger gym to accomodate everyone so we can all work out together and not get stuck without a machine or getting refused a weight set. We do not have a pool either, I feel like for what we spend to go here our gym and food should be better.

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

First see what kind of majors are offered. Then, i would see if it was in state or out of state. Depending on what the parent...

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

First see what kind of majors are offered. Then, i would see if it was in state or out of state. Depending on what the parent/stundent agree on then i would go from there. But going to school in the same state is a lot cheapter than going to school out of state. Whatever best fits for the student and what he/she plans on doing after school. :)

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone with a free mind. A student who is looking for a challage.

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

That we have more girls than boys. The food here is great! My major is one of the best here . Saturdays are a blast! (Always something to do)

Jenea
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are always kind and helpful. Some will go out of their ways to help each other understand things that others may n...

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are always kind and helpful. Some will go out of their ways to help each other understand things that others may not.

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

The Best way to find the right college for a student is to get an idea of what they want to do as a career. I found that once I knew what I wanted to major in that my possibilities were large. I found a school that was close to home , the campus is small, but not too big. The faculty is absolutely wonderful and helpful in anyway that they can. Plus, what really pulled me in was the Walker School of Business. I knew that no matter what Business was going to be my field. I made the right choice, but you have to know what your future intentions are.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is a team player. They have to be social and expect to make a lot of friends in the time they attend college. They have to be open to meeting new people and putting themselves out there. Someone who enjoys hard work and enjoys to play hard too!

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

Some advice i would give parents and students is to take a tour of the school and if your a student and want to go there ask ...

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

Some advice i would give parents and students is to take a tour of the school and if your a student and want to go there ask about stayiong overnight and with some students that way you can get a real sense of what the school is like.

What's unique about your campus?

I believe that the best thing about my school is the career services office because they are very involved in trying to get you on your feet and into the real world when you graduate college.

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

When talking to my friends about school I brag about how nice and quiet the campus is, and how calm it is.

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