Manchester, NH
Saint Anselm College


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Recent Reviews

Shane
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are upper middle class, caucasian, conservatives.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are upper middle class, caucasian, conservatives.

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

Find a college that fits your needs and personality first and foremost. Second, look for a college that offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities that you WILL join.

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

My school is a very good size if someone is looking for a small community type school BUT since it is not surrounded by an exciting city, it can tend to become very monotonous and gossipy.

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

Finding the right college is about understanding what kind of person you are. If the social scene is vital to your college c...

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

Finding the right college is about understanding what kind of person you are. If the social scene is vital to your college career then you should look for bigger schools with even guy to girl ratio and a greek life but stay away from technical schools such as engineering schools that might not provide as much of a social scene. Visiting potential schools is very important to gather insight about the campus 'vibe'. Students will exemplify their attitude towards you as a potential student. Most importantly, make sure that the school will give you the best chance to be successful after graduation. You do not want to enroll in a school to find out later on that it does not have the resources that you need to study your field of interest. Good luck!

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

It is very hard to get good grades. They do not give out many awards or minors for graduates.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who can make friends easily. Someone who enjoys the small school atmosphere. You will be seeing the same people everyday.

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

Visit all colleges you are interested in, talk to people about them and make sure you don't settle for something less than wh...

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

Visit all colleges you are interested in, talk to people about them and make sure you don't settle for something less than what you want. I know prices of college are high and ridiculous now a days, but if you aren't going to be happy somewhere, choose the place where you will be happiest. Also if you go one semester and don't like it, don't give up. At least try the second semester and keep your mind open to all sorts of things. For students, don't pick a college just because your parents want you to go there, go somewhere you want to and don't let anybody try to stop you from achieving your dreams. It will pay off in the future. For parents, push your children to do the best they can, but don't let your ambitions get in the way of their developing. They are growing up and need to figure things out on their own, with a little help from mom and dad. Overrall have fun, college is a blast and goes by way to fast so enjoy it while you can and pick the school that works for you.

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

The humanities program because it is time consuming and people dont really enjoy it. It tends to be boring and uninteresting to most of the students and is a waste of time.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is looking for a big campus with a lot of frat/sorority type things. A lot of people have trouble with the limited amounts of things to do on campus, but if you look for it you can always frind something to do.

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

Make sure to get involved. I didn't get involved with the campus activities and clubs available and I wish I had.

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

Make sure to get involved. I didn't get involved with the campus activities and clubs available and I wish I had.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any kind that wants a good liberal arts education

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Make sure you go to class! If you miss too many you fail! Many friends of mine have failed out!

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

First of all, I was lucky. I was accepted to three schools I really liked, so I chose the cheapest one (which was very cheap...

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

First of all, I was lucky. I was accepted to three schools I really liked, so I chose the cheapest one (which was very cheap by the way with the financial aid). As far as finding the right college, you need to get out there and see them. Go visit, get a tour, meet some potential professors, learn as much as you can about wherever you are interested in going. One of the hardest things to do is to "try to get the most out of your college experience." Just make friends with people you like and stay with them. You're going to build relationships that will stick for the rest of your life; much stronger than any prior time in your life, whether you choose to believe that or not. Do things that interest you, don't feel forced into doing things that don't interest you. It's going to be one of the hardest adjustments you've ever made. But once you get used to it, which won't take long, you will not want to go back home.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Being a Catholic definitely helps, but almost anyone can attend here.

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

The classes are very small so professors are very helpful for individuals.

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

St. Anselm is academically challenging and extremely involved with the community, but there are a lot of similarities to a pr...

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

St. Anselm is academically challenging and extremely involved with the community, but there are a lot of similarities to a private high school with cliques and bad parties.

Describe the students at your school.

While I have met a lot of really great friends, it seems like the majority of my classmates are preppy, rich, Ugg boot and Northface-wearing, dumb partiers who got into this school because of their wealthy families and are happy to pull C's in many of their classes.

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

I think the most important thing that you can do in looking at colleges is to ask a lot of questions, and not just to your tour guide or admissions officer. Find people who go to the school, even if you pull students aside during a tour, and ask them whatever questions you have. You can expect more of an honest response from them. It's also important to make sure you get a feel for not only the school itself, but the type of student who goes there. You don't want to be an artsy student at a school full of preppy business majors. Also, if you have a specific career goal in mind, find the school with the best program for that. The social scene is less important than being adequately trained in your field. If you're still choosing between programs, make sure you take into consideration that the schools you're looking at offer all of the programs you're considering. If you really have no idea what you want to do, look at schools with a wide range of majors. You don't want to limit yourself because of the school you chose.

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

College is all about finding yourself so it is important to find a school where you feel comfortable enough to be yourself an...

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

College is all about finding yourself so it is important to find a school where you feel comfortable enough to be yourself and grow as a person educationally and personally. To me it seems if you visit a lot of schools you get a feel for what youre looking for, i know i knew exactly where i wanted to go when i saw my school in person. It also helps to know what field of study you are interested in because that narrows down schools for you depending whether or not certain schools have what youre looking for. It is also good to know the size of the school you want because there are many schools that are high school sized or the size of a small town, and depending on who you are as a person and what you prefer those are options you have to choose. Overall the college you go to is what you make of it and the people who are there with you along the way, so make the best of it cause it goes by before you know it.

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

it has a beautiful campus that is small enough to get around on foot. the people are very nice and accepting. for such a small school they give you a wide aray of classes that you are able to take. they have a lot of activities for students to take part in and lots of chances to help out the community.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

grading is very harsh and it seems impossible to do well at times because many grades are c's. pariotals seem a little rediculous since we are now adults we should be able to make our own decisions and not have certain hours we can visit with the opposite sex.

Ashley
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being extremely hard to stay here because the academic curriculum is extremely difficult. We have the nickname St. "C's", bec...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being extremely hard to stay here because the academic curriculum is extremely difficult. We have the nickname St. "C's", because the majority of students receive C's for grades when they try really hard.

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

Be mindful of your child's specific needs.

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

The community atmophere, the amount of friends I've made, and the food.

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

College selection is all about what will fit with your personality. Don't jump into the selection of a school simply because it's your reach school, or it looks like it will be the most fun. Visit the college overnight to get a good feel of what the students are like. College is what you make of it, and you should do everything you can to try and get involved in the campus and build life-long friends. You will not and cannot survive college without good friends, its almost impossible.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

you work so hard to get good grades and you usually end up with all C's. there is a lot of grade deflation.

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