Manchester, NH
Saint Anselm College


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Recent Reviews

Caroline
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for it's liberal arts education and catholic values. Also for it's nursing program.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for it's liberal arts education and catholic values. Also for it's nursing program.

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

Finding the right college has everything to do with what you're comfortable with. I knew when choosing a college, I did not want a big school because I wanted to be able to find a tight group of friends to hang out with over the four years. At a big school, you go to social events and do not know half of the people who are there, while at a small school, you know almost everyone. Also you need to think about your major and what the school has to offer in terms of classes. To make the most out of your college experience, you need to make sure you find a great group of friends and engage in as many activites as possible so that you can meet new people and experience different exciting events.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

That the teachers grade so hard because they are only allowed to give out a certain amount of A's each semester.

Laura
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Catholic liberal arts curriculum

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Catholic liberal arts curriculum

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

Selecting a college is an extremely difficult process because you never know who you will be in four years. It is hard to find the school that will fit you as a high school senior and a college senior, as the most dramatic change in your character will most likely be during college. Therefore, it is important to consider who you do want to be in four years, and who each college will aid you in becoming. Once there, accept that your opinions will, and should, change over time. Don't be afraid when your goals for the future change, too. Appreciate the education you are getting and the different people you meet who will influence you.

What's unique about your campus?

the professors are excellent; they are extremely knowledgeable and available to students. The class sizes are also small.

Michael
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are mostly white upper-middle/middle class students who love to learn.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are mostly white upper-middle/middle class students who love to learn.

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

The best advice I could give to any student who is trying to find the perfect fit for their college experience is to find a place that reminds you the most of home and that makes you the most comfortable at first sight. I knew just by sight that my college that I attend now was going to be the one that I would fall in love with the second I became a student here. Find out what kinds of activities are available for your free time and make sure that there are plenty of opportunities to meet new people by getting actively involved in the college campus and community aspects of the college. Those have been the most rewarding experiences for me--not necessarily the hours spent in the classroom, the library, or in my dorm room. Pick a place where you can get involved and meet people you would never have met before. The most crucial part to picking a place you love is feeling comfortable and at home.

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

My school is not diverse enough. The real world is diverse and my school is too sheltered which makes it hard to understand what the real world will be like when I actually enter the workplace.

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

College is different for everyone. My biggest advice is to get involved and stay busy. Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things is what college is all about. Take advantage of trips, events, art shows, etc. All of these opportunities are great experiences. Get to know your professors beyond the classroom, they are actually interesting if you get to know them! The four years in college goes by quicker than you think, you'll be graduating sooner than you know it. Take advantage of every moment and enjoy it!

What kind of person should attend this school?

white, career focused student

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

Visit the schools you apply to and make a checklist of positives and negatives. Get your applications done early and don't wo...

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

Visit the schools you apply to and make a checklist of positives and negatives. Get your applications done early and don't worry too much!

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

How rediculous the rules are, how much drama there is, the lack of activities, and the difficulty in which things are graded.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who can't handle a heavy work load with difficult grading. It's also a really small college, everyone knows everyone, it's just like high school, with a lot of drama.

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

The advice I would give is that if you are undecided, like most students are, then I would research all of the liberat arts c...

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

The advice I would give is that if you are undecided, like most students are, then I would research all of the liberat arts college that are around. Also, you need to know if you want to go to a large, small or middle-sized school. The large schools have many students in their classes and that could be overwhelming. I wanted to go to a school where the professors knew my name, so I looked for schools that were average-sized. Also, to make the most out of your college experience, I would get involved in clubs and groups that interest you. You should go to all of the orientations that your school offers so that you can meet other people that may be going there. You should keep in mind that if you are not happy with your college the first semester or year, you can always transfer somewhere that might fit you better. You should keep an open mind and get involved.

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

I guess the worst thing is all the work you get. I know it is probably the same in all colleges, but there is alot of homework, etc. that needs to get done. I usually go to the library to do my work because sometimes the dorms are too noisy.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I think the type of person that should attend this school is a person that is very serious about their future and education even if they don't know what their major is. You have to work really hard to get good grades and to succeed. They should be open to new ideas and subjects to take. It is a liberal arts college and there are many different courses that you can take to see what interests you.

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

its small, there are monks on campus, the classes are small, and you pretty much know everyone

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

its small, there are monks on campus, the classes are small, and you pretty much know everyone

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

I would recommend that the student takes over night visits to certain colleges that they are interested in. Overnight visits inform the student about that particular college and he or she will get a better grasp of what the college is like. I would also recommend that the parents bring their child to all different types of school: big, small, medium, city, rural, far from home, or close to home. Campus tours are the best way to become familiar with a college and it helps the student learn about the atmosphere and teaching environment. From various tours the student will be able to determine what they want in a collge. The student must also distinguish what they want from their college experience. Do they want to party, get involved, be prepared for their future etc.? After determining what the student is looking for in a collge, then the student needs to look at the colleges they have visited and find out if that collge offers what the student wants. To conclude, there is always going to be a college that is fit for every individual student. The parent and student just needs to find that perfect fit!

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is very smart and doesnt want much of a party life

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

Look around. Find a school that you feel comfortable at. It might take a lot of looking but it is definitely worth it. Most schools offer prospective students an opportuninty to spend the night with a current student. Take advantage of those opportunities to see what the school is like. The school you chose is going to be your home for the next few years, do not go anywhere to please anyone but yourself.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Most of the people at Saint Anselm are rich and snobby. If that type of person bothers you then don't come here.

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

Visit schools and stay over night, not just take a tour of the usual campus things they want to show you. Talk to people who...

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

Visit schools and stay over night, not just take a tour of the usual campus things they want to show you. Talk to people who both like and dislike the school. Don't settle, the school should really meet your needs or you won't be happy.

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

It was very strict and conservative. It is old fashioned and set in its ways, nothing seems new or cutting edge here. Administration is strict and unapproachable.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone that doesn't like small schools. A small highschool is a lot different than a small college when you live on campus and spend time with the same people day in and out. People who like to party and socialize.

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