Our Lady of the Lake University Top Questions

What are the academics like at your school?


Student participation is rather common here at the Lake. The classes are great and the professors encourage students to enjoy the cultural opportunities in San Antonio.


Most of the classes I have taken are all hands-on and interactive which is what I love about OLLU. One semester I took an Anatomy and Physiology class. At first I was really intimidated because science is not my forte. However, my professor turned the class that I was most dreading, into a class I could not wait to show up for! Instead of your typical lecture, she would move around, use illustrations and little anecdotes to describes the different functions and systems of the body. We even got to dissect a cat! I passed that class with an A, not because I'm a science wiz or a genius, but because my professor delivered the lecture in ways I could understand. The more classes I took, the more I found this was as a common pattern among the professors. As far as the students are concerned, the small community which makes up the Lake encourages them to help one another study. In class, your students become your family so its easy to ask one another for help. During midterms I'll meet with my classmates in the library for late-night study sessions and play study games, discuss lectures or make flashcards to help us do well in the class.