Erie, PA
Mercyhurst University


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Keely
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for their academics. Organizations are always coming to recruit.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for their academics. Organizations are always coming to recruit.

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

I would tell myself that there is no such thing as too much preparation. Make sure you apply for as many scholarships as you possibly can. Make sure you ask questions to your teachers at the high school and the colleges you are applying for, check out schools you would not think you would be interested in at first. If you have colleges in mind check out the restaurants, job oppurtunities, finanical aid, class sizes, women to men ratio, atheltics, and campus living. Go to college visits, get information on your choice of study. MAke sure your high school grades are high, that you rarely skip school, that you take the ACT along with your SAT and even if you do well on your SAT try again and shoot for a higher score. Work on organization. Have a planner or a calendar. Mark down everything. Study for tests as soon as you know about them, go over notes, and get a good nights sleep. Get involved inyour commnity, be involved in group projects, practice public speaking.

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

You are on your own. Financial aid I felt could have helped you out more and made sure everything that you needed done was done. That they harped on you more.

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

Dear Monique, This is the future version of you. I know you may be confused right now but I am here to give you some really s...

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

Dear Monique, This is the future version of you. I know you may be confused right now but I am here to give you some really serious advice. I understand how you are feeling right now you just turned 18, you are about to graduate and you feel like an adult. I am going to tell you right now you don't know anything about life. Please Please Please do not party too much. As the future you, I already know all of the horrible things you go through in two years. Go to college and dont waste time on "friends" and partying. In 2 years you can have an associates degree or moving on to a four year college. I didn't have that advantage because I fooled around and wasted time. With that also comes negative forces in your life which I hope you avoid. I regret the things I did because at this time I am still a freshman in college when everyone around me has moved on. So please, take this advice and use it because I know everything that will happen if you don't and its not pretty.

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

Mercyhurst University is friendly, helpful, fexibale, and has a strong acidemnic influnce.

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

Mercyhurst University is friendly, helpful, fexibale, and has a strong acidemnic influnce.

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

Before coming to college I went to a performing arts school. There everyone was focused on personal success and were in a sense, very slef absorbed. Ballet is very different from any other sport where people have to work together as a team. There is almost no camaraderie in the ballet world, it is a very idividualistic field. Growing up, it became instilled in me that this was the way the rest of the world functioned as well: indiviualistic. I had a very hard time trusting people and opening up to people because of this. I wish I could go back to my transitioning self and say that this is not how everything works. My advice would be to branch outside of my comfort zone, to open up more, and to trust people. To find myself outside of my major because it should not define me. I was eventually able to break away from this mindset that I had built up for myself and learned how to trust people. I now have a group of friends, from many different disciplines, that are like family yo me. I wish this was something I could have known while transitioning into college.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the opprotunities that it presents to its student. There are many oppornitiines for student on campus (jobs, clubs, activities), off campuss ( studying abroad), and for in the furture (carrer development and internships).

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

If I were able to go back in time and give high school me some advice, there are many things I would say. I would tell myself...

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

If I were able to go back in time and give high school me some advice, there are many things I would say. I would tell myself, “School is the most important thing right now, and you can’t keep procrastinating and putting things off for your boyfriend. Also, knowing what you want to do with your life is important. Do some research and find something that fits you. If you need to take a year or two to find the right thing for you, then do it! Don’t bite off more than you can chew; think very hard before making any big decisions about changing schools. You do not want to rack up a lot of debt with nothing to show for it. Start studying! This isn’t high school any more, and you’re going to continue learning little to nothing if you don’t study! Then you won’t be able to get a job in your field because you won’t know what you are doing. Above all be confident and focused and work hard to achieve your goals. You can do anything if you set your mind to it.”

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

College is going to be a lot more difficult than high school. You need to start learning how to study, be organized and mana...

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

College is going to be a lot more difficult than high school. You need to start learning how to study, be organized and manage your time now, even though you don't really have to do that right now. Unfortunately, your high school experience is not going to prepare you for the amount of work it is going to take to ace your college courses. Start making yourself a schedule for each week and set aside time to study for each of your classes throughout the week. Cramming before the night of a test is not going to work anymore when you get to college. You need to study for each class a little bit each day. Start making flash cards of all your class notes and study those a little each day and read your chapters before you have class so you are prepared for the lecture. You also won't have to worry about reading all those pages right before the test. Be prepared for class, study a little each day, make a weekly schedule and stick to it, manage your time wisely and you will succeed in college!

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

It is a small campus with a vast amount of plants which help to create a relaxed environment.

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

It is a small campus with a vast amount of plants which help to create a relaxed environment.

Marissa
Describe the students at your school.

They are generally easy to get along with. They generally care about their school work just as much as I do. They are very he...

Describe the students at your school.

They are generally easy to get along with. They generally care about their school work just as much as I do. They are very helpful and friendly if you need help with anything. They are mostly all around nice people.

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

It's not as hard as you think it will be. You just need to work hard. Get a summer job before going to college, you will need it. Don't be afraid to talk to new people. Be friendly and you'll get along with most people. If you don't know what you want to do, that's okay, you will figure it out. There are plenty of resources to do so. Just be yourself and work hard and you should have no problem succeeding. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't want to take their schoolwork seriously shouldn't go here. You will not do well if you don't take your work seriously.

Melanie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Merchyhurst University (formerly Mercyhurst College) is known for its quality liberal arts education, especially its forensic...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Merchyhurst University (formerly Mercyhurst College) is known for its quality liberal arts education, especially its forensic and intelligence programs, as well as its commitment to community service and sustainability.

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

If I had the opportunity to talk to my former high school senior self, I would reiterate the importance of a college education. I would explain that a college diploma, combined with hard work and motivation, is like a passport to a better job leading to better pay and benefits, which in turn leads to a higher disposable income. I would agree with my younger self who would be pleading that money is not everything, but would remind her that in our society a diploma is the currency that buys options. A higher disposable income means that a paycheck covers not just the necessities in life like food and utilities, but also allows for wider options when it comes to housing, travel, charity and more. A college diploma generally allows one the means and ability to explore the world, live life more fully and serve others in need. I would advocate for living the college experience to the fullest—soak up all the knowledge and information available, join in campus activities and clubs, meet as many interesting and diverse people as possible. Overall, I would say to keep smiling and to always, always, always follow your heart.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students who do not value personal attention or who are only concerned about joining social fraternities or sororities will probably not find Mercyhurst a good fit for them. At Mercyhurst, students are not just a number or random face; professors, advisors and staff know students on an individual basis and have genuine concern for their progress and success at the college and beyond. Students are offered rigorous and challenging courses, as well as a plethora of extracurricular clubs, activities and sports in which they can participate.

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

I have been accepted into Clark University’s Bachelor of Arts Program in Mass Media. My purpose for reaching out to you is t...

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

I have been accepted into Clark University’s Bachelor of Arts Program in Mass Media. My purpose for reaching out to you is to request scholarship funds to supplement my educational expenses. I am requesting these funds due to a lack of financial stability in my household. I have recently graduated from Baltimore City Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies, with dreams to become a TV or Radio Broadcasting Personality. This has been a lifelong dream of mine, and I do feel that I am well prepared for the obstacles and hardships to come from the rigorous Mass Media Program at Clark University. I am a very well-rounded person. My first year at Baltimore City Community College, I knew that I wanted to further my education at a HBCU. I pushed myself for three years to gain my AA degree and begin the transfer student process. I have attended many summer classes at BCCC and had several classes at the Bio Park learning center. My aspirations to attend an out of State school arise from research that I have undertaken pursuant to the field of Communications.

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