Loretto, PA
Saint Francis University


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Recent Reviews

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

At first it is very important to remember that everyone is in the same boat as you, so don't be embarrased or shy, just be yo...

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

At first it is very important to remember that everyone is in the same boat as you, so don't be embarrased or shy, just be yourself. Once you make friends and start hanging out don't be afraid to say no to anything, stick to what you believe in. Before you decide where to attend, do in depth research about your school, but remember, no place is going to be perfect, however, some places will suit you better. Don't feel forced to declare a major in the beginning, you still have plenty of time and will have a better idea of what you want to study down the road. When you are in school, take the core classes seriously, they will make you a better all around person and people respect that in the long run. The key to doing well in school is going to and attending classes. You will save yourself time and stress in the big picture if you focus in class. If you take part in class it will make studying later mush easier. Good Luck!

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for its good health science majors in particular our Physicians assistant and Physical Therapy majors. Our business school is also good. We are the oldest Franciscan University in the US. We used to be very good in basketball, our most famous player was Maurice Stokes.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It can feel like you are cooped up sometimes especially when you do not have a car. The winter months can be long and it is very cold. On some weekends the campus can feel dead.

Jennifer
What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is its size. It isn't big, but it isn't too small.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is its size. It isn't big, but it isn't too small.

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

Take time to shadow people in the career fields you are interested in, look at career forecasts, and volunteer as much as possible.

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

I brag about how much the faculty and staff care about the students as people; they care about our academic life as well as our personal life. They take time to let us know they are there for us, and give us that time when we need them.

Allison
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Health science college, in the middle of nowhere. Despite being in the middle of nowhere, we are a great community and becom...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Health science college, in the middle of nowhere. Despite being in the middle of nowhere, we are a great community and become a really close campus. Good preparation for the work field. "Hidden treasure."

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

Save your money and don't spend it on stupid stuff. Study hard and don't sacrifice study time for social time. Take college life seriously and work hard. Keep your parents involved too.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone can. We have a lot of options here so the majority of college searchers will be able to find their place here.

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

My school is very small but the people are extremely friendly. The professors want the best for their students and expect a ...

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

My school is very small but the people are extremely friendly. The professors want the best for their students and expect a lot such as good grades, hard work and attend all classes. They will provide any help needed in allowing you to succeed. Overall, this school offers you a great future to success.

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

I would have gotten a job in high school and saved money up for school. School is very expensive with living costs, books, food, and supplies that are all needed especially gas is expensive when you commute.

What's unique about your campus?

The helpful faculty. Everybody needs help even off of campus and each and every faculty member will help you in any way. From grades to just social problems, there is always someone there to help.

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

Finding the right college can be very difficult and stressful for many students. The most important thing to remember are the...

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

Finding the right college can be very difficult and stressful for many students. The most important thing to remember are the areas of study the school offers. Pick a school that has the area of study you are interested in and that also has many related studies in case you decide to change your mind on your career. Also make sure that the school you choose is the proper distance from home for you. If you have never been away from home for an extended period of time, although it may seem attractive to go far from home, pick a school that makes it easy for you to return home if you wish. I would also suggest to pick a school that has many extra curricular activities to aid to your learning process. College is not only the time to expand your knowledge but also a time to grow as a person. You want to be able to grow as an individual and become a well rounded person, which will help you in your future career.

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

Saint Francis University does a very good job helping students to get aquainted with the school. Freshamn Orientation is very helpful and shows new students everything they will need to be successful. The school does an excellent job in helping new students adjust. Orientation also helps to get incoming freshamn to interact with each other and make friendships that last the entire stay at Saint Francis and beyond.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any type of person can attend this school. Saint Francis has a very diverse community and has various groups for people from all ethnic backgrounds. Students are encouraged to have different viewpoints and are not forced to change these views in any way. Saint Francis offers something for every type of individual and does not discriminate in any way.

Issa
What's unique about your campus?

SFU is a beautiful university with helpful professor and students, the environment is peaceful and relaxing. All these thing...

What's unique about your campus?

SFU is a beautiful university with helpful professor and students, the environment is peaceful and relaxing. All these things I consider to be good things about SFU

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

Find the school you want to go to base on what you want as an indiviual and not what parents or friends want, remember your the one that is going to be attending the school. And aloways remember to manage your time correctly cuz that's what college is all about, managing your time, studying hard, learning new experiences, and having fun.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People that are lay back and loves the simple life would should attend SFU

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

That it can be so cold. It would have been nice to know that on some weekends the campus is very quiet and there is not alot ...

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

That it can be so cold. It would have been nice to know that on some weekends the campus is very quiet and there is not alot going on. Having a relatively small student body can be strange sometimes, but can also add to the feeling of community.

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

First and foremost, don't expect everything to be perfect, because it will never be. Every school has drinking issues on campus, despite school policies; however, the smaller ones are usually safer and more regimented. Make sure that there are many activities availible to the students; because keeping busy is key to success, and makes it harder to get into trouble. Make sure that the school is looking out for your best interest. Don't feel forced to pursue a major at first. Take classes that you think you may find interesting and see what fits you best.

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

The location is relatively difficult if you are not used to living in a rural area. It can also be very cold during the winter which can be depressing after a while. Overall the dorm rooms are small, but there are some options for nicer dwellings.

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

Use your heart. Don't be too concerned with money and how much it will cost you. In the end, you will be taking out loans n...

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

Use your heart. Don't be too concerned with money and how much it will cost you. In the end, you will be taking out loans no matter what. In the long run, you would rater pay more and be happy than pay less and regret college all together. College will be the most memorable years of your life, set yourself up to enjoy it. Remember your education comes first.

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

The weather. The winter is unbarable sometimes. Although the campus is beautiful, the wind and bitter cold can be a bit much at times. Be sure to bring an extreme winter coat to SFU. Do not be afraid to bundle up and look like a fool.

What kind of person should attend this school?

You should be open minded, prepared, organized, and willing to work. There is pleanty of opportunity to be social and active, but you have to realize the proper time. The professors will work you, and you are expected to preform. You have to know when to say no and stay in to study.

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

Research and visit as many as possible to find the one that is the best fit for you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type of person that enjoys a big city setting or does not enjoy the snow and cold for over 6 months a year.

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

How cold it can be on top of this mountain!! Also, I wish I would have known that I was not the only one who was nervous abou...

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

How cold it can be on top of this mountain!! Also, I wish I would have known that I was not the only one who was nervous about having to leave home and that SFU would help me make friends and have a smooth transition. Knowing that would have eased alot of fears I had as an incoming freshman.

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

One thing is for sure: do NOT rule out a college right away because of it's price sticker. Initially, I thought there was no way I could afford to come to Saint Francis, however after further examination and discussions with financial aid, I found out I was eligible for an academic scholarship which would make coming here a reality. Also, look at your options, and then take a second look. You make not like something intially, but it may be more applealing the second time. Keep a notebook of your likes and dislikes of each college after you visit, as well as of deadline dates and other information. It is very helpful after visiting multiple schools in a short time frame, because everything seems to run together. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions and talk to students on campus--they know what life is like at that school better than anyone or anything else--they hold a wealth of information--don't be afraid to ask for it!!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is dedicated their studies and who is not looking for a life in the big city (Loretto doesn't even have a stop light!) Students who want to be involved in a close knit community while being educated by some of the best professionals in their field would make great students here. Also, SFU is a D1 school, so athletes who want to go for the big time yet not go somewhere they become just a number will fit in nicely at Saint Francis University.

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