Spalding University Top Questions

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


Develop good study habits now so you can achieve your goals. You’re not going to be able to do the bare minimum and cram and still get good grades. The pace is much quicker and the competition to get into the health science programs is fierce. Those those study skills will transfer into so many other parts of your life, you will be amazed. Setting aside time, planning, preparing, focusing, pacing yourself, seeking out other resources, and following through with action are all life skills that studying helps you with. You will make your life so much easier.


I wish I had known that my merit school scholarship would be deactivated if I didn't keep a GPA of 3.0. And that they have a small gym.


I wish I would've known my major.


The school has smaller classes.


I wish that I had known how very different it would be in the Social Work Program compared to the AAP course. I am experiencing an unnecessary amount of chaos and confusion in this program which only makes things more difficult for the students. I have witnessed more inconsistency in the past six months than I did during the three years I spent in the AAP courses. I also wish that I had known the financial aide would decrease as the per credit cost increased. These are important things to consider.


I wish I had the opportunity to talk with more students who were already attending to find out if they enjoyed the schedule offered at Spalding. Also I would have liked to know the average cost of books, because that took me off guard a little. I would have liked to know more about the majors offered as well.


How much it was going to cost in total for the full 4 years of school.