Newburgh, NY
Mount Saint Mary College


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Recent Reviews

Jessica
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are average.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are average.

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

Visit at least twice, and make sure one of the times students are actually there (i.e. not just during summer vacation). They to stay for a night on campus if you can, to see what it is really like.

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

That they're not as commuter friendly as they came to be, and that the staff in virtually every office (financial aid, registrar, curricumlum library, etc.) are beyond useless! Also, that many of the advisors have no idea what they're doing; they're constantly placing people in the wrong classes and in turn making it impossible for them to graduate on time.

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

I would say to parents to definitely encourage children to look at all their options and to plan ahead. Its a huge step in o...

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

I would say to parents to definitely encourage children to look at all their options and to plan ahead. Its a huge step in one's future and plays a major role in your career. Definitely take time to visit schools that you are remotely interested in. It is crucial that you like the environment of the campus. Go to a school that offers many majors, various degrees, because people change there mind, sometimes they dont want to leave there school but have to because they do not offer a program of interest. Financially, you need to weigh your options. I go to a private school and the cost is rough. I stress about the loans I will need to repay in my future. Make sure you will be ok financially before taking that step to enroll in that particular school. Ask questions, talk to whomever there is to help you. Guidance counselors, advisors, peers, they're people that can help you make the best decison that will make you happiest. College is the best years of life and there fast. Not only will you most likely leave your school with a degree, but you will make numerous lifetime friendships.

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

Being that it is so small everyone knows eachothers business.

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

its so small that you really get to know everyone who goes there. Even students who are not in your grade level. Everyone knows each others names.

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

A lof of people choose a small college because the idea of a large university scares them. This should'nt be the case. Adju...

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

A lof of people choose a small college because the idea of a large university scares them. This should'nt be the case. Adjusting to any college enviroment can be difficult but ultimatley rewarding once one finds their social groove. Consider first your academic goals, then choose a school that you feel you would be most comfortable at size-wise. I wouldn't suggest attending a tiny school like the one I go to. Small schools tend to be very cliquey and imitate high school enviroments, the exact atmosphere a young college student should strive to break away from and mature. From my experience, the maturity level of students at larger schools compared to students at smaller, enclosed enviroments differs drastically. Those who attend small schools tend to behave not all that differently than they did in high school, as compared to students in larger universities who have a real "college mindset". My suggestion to anyone is not to let the size of a school deter or intimidate you from going there. I allowed that to happen to me and now I will never know what it might have been like to attend a real university.

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

Small, high school like enviroment. Extremely cliquey social groups. I could have never spoken to you but know who you are, date and hang out with, maybe even what kind of car you drive, simply becuae this school is TINY. I don't suggest you get written up for ANY reason becuase if it happens more than once, the nazi-esque resident life staff will know who you are, and believe me you dont want that. Basically, for anyone who reads this unless you REALLY want to be a nurse or teacher, find a real college to go to.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Lack of variety in the daily grind. You see/hang out with the same people everyday. Eat the same bad food at the dining hall. And do the same thing every weekend which is either go to a bar or party. I understand thats the case for a lot of colleges but its all amplified here due to the small, small size of this school. More or less, Mount Saint Mary College is a very expensive step up from a community college. At around 30K a year, one would expect the mount to be a coveted school to attend.

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

Students should visit as many colleges and universities as possible before making a decision. These schools should be both p...

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

Students should visit as many colleges and universities as possible before making a decision. These schools should be both private and public, large and small, and should be in-session when visited to see what the college community is like. Unfortunately, I was not able to make a lot of college visits, so if I were to do it over, that would be one change I make. Additionally, to make the best of the college experience, I believe it is important to get involved. I am the treasurer of Fashion Club, as well as a Resident Assistant (or RA) for the college. These roles allow me to connect with many people on campus and make a lot of new friends! Also, go to the college-sponsored events! Some people may think it is "uncool" to go to them, but in fact, a lot of people go! They are usually a lot of fun because the school has a large activity budget fund, so make the best of it!

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

I wish I knew how much it would cost totally with the little bit of financial aid that I received. The school mailed out the bill at the beginning of August, expecting payment within the next 20 days for $12,000. This put a lot of stress and pressure to find student loans.

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

Unfortunately, there is not enough diversity. Being bi-racial myself (Jamaican and Italian), I find a lot of the same ethnicities associating only within their own race.

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

Parents like to find the school for their children instead of allowing them to find it themselves, which helps them becoming ...

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

Parents like to find the school for their children instead of allowing them to find it themselves, which helps them becoming adults and responsible. Students must know what they want to do and not what they believe they want to do according to their parents. Some students use this as a chance to get as far as possible from their "nagging" parents. So parents should give them space to choose the school, but the parents should also ask from time to time how the search is going, and remember not to nag. This is how I ended up where I am now, at a school that I wish I had never found, but I have made some good friends who make it a better place everyday. To the students make sure the school you find is the one "you" want to go to and not because a friend or two is going to attend that school. It might turn out to be your worse dream and can destroy your friendship. And remember the cost of the school is important also. Think of mommy and daddy, now and forever. They will always be there for you through thick and thin.

What kind of person should attend this school?

To be honest i really do not know. I came to this school to be close to home, my last school was too far. And i came there for nursing, but change to social work. But if someone really wants to attend its has a really good nursing program, which youo really have to work hard to stay in, and a good business and social work program. Its all arcdemic.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The emptiness on the weekends. Also how it is not diverse enough. I wish there were more student from other part of the world that attend my school. The study abroad program at this school is bad. It is not diverse at all. A student can only go to three countries that the school will sponser on their own, if the student want to go to another country they can't, or they have to find another school and take out more loans.

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

Make sure your child is very much interested in the majors the school offers because if they are not there is no reason for y...

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

Make sure your child is very much interested in the majors the school offers because if they are not there is no reason for your child to be going to this school. It doesnt offer very diverse majors because of being so small so just make sure they are interested in the majors offered before enrolling your child. Also knwo that it isnt a flat rate for credits after your become full time. NO MATTER WHAT you pay per credit which can cause frustration just from watching my own father deal.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The adivors were not very helpful, and did not understand my major and concentration completely. I am going for education but he did not know what I needed in my field because he was a history profesor. Also if you were not on top of ur registration you never got the classes you really needed.

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

It is small and has a breathtaking view of the river. Everybody knows everybody else. The profs are very active in the field...

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

It is small and has a breathtaking view of the river. Everybody knows everybody else. The profs are very active in the field that they study and spend as much time with their students as they do in their area of work.

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

Make sure that you are happy with your decision. Do not go to a school just because your friends are going there. Take the time to learn everything you can about the schools that you are applying to and choose the one that best fits for you.

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

That the money that you make from the job that you have should be saved for when you are in college because it is an expensive time in your life.

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

Take a tour of the campus and speak with current students

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

Take a tour of the campus and speak with current students

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

The cafeteria. It is small and the food isn't good.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I person that likes the green environment and doesn't want a large school, classes or heavy enrollment of students. If the person likes the interaction of close professor to student ration then this is a school for them.

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

Pick a college that offers your career choice. Don't get discouraged by the amout of money it costs, you will find a way if t...

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

Pick a college that offers your career choice. Don't get discouraged by the amout of money it costs, you will find a way if that is the collge you fall in love with. Be adventourists have fun and study hard.

What's unique about your campus?

The school is located close to my house.

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

Majority or the students live on campus and I feel the school caters to those students. The class schedules are difficult for anyone who works. It's almost impossible to work full time and go to this school.

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

Attending college is of course usually part of alot of teen's life plans. So how do you go about choosing the right school? N...

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

Attending college is of course usually part of alot of teen's life plans. So how do you go about choosing the right school? Not only is the academic and presetige of a school is important but the social life of the school and surrounding area is important. When choosing a school you should first check out and choose schools based on academics 5 or so. Following that they should pick two that are ok academically but that are very promising in the social experience. You should apply to these and when you receive letter vist for over nights and make ur descsion

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

The partying is the really look forward to on campus on the weekend. The campus is pretty dead over the weekend unless you hang out wth the kids that party alot.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The size is frustrating. People usually always know your buisness.

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