Albany, NY
The College of Saint Rose


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Recent Reviews

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

Though money is a factor, don't only look for the cheapest school. There are always scholarships available to help pay the co...

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

Though money is a factor, don't only look for the cheapest school. There are always scholarships available to help pay the costs, and if you're miserable at a school, the fact that it's cheap won't make you feel better. You should feel comfortable and happy when you visit the campus. Also, make sure the dining hall serves good food! It's what you'll be eating every day and you should enjoy it. Make sure you get involved on campus to make friends. Love every minute, but make sure you study too.

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

I wish I had known that there wasn't much to do on weekends and there weren't really many clubs to participate in. I also wish I'd realized how cold and windy the school is most of the year.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who are very shy, or people who aren't good at keeping themselves busy and finding new hobbies, should not attend this school.

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

The school is smaller, therefore the community is more closely-knitt than others. It also has a more friendly atmosphere tha...

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

The school is smaller, therefore the community is more closely-knitt than others. It also has a more friendly atmosphere than the other colleges I was considering.

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

Find a school that best suits the person going to it. If the college doesn't feel right, don't go there. Don't worry about money until you're out of school with a great education and a great career field to work with.

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

I say what great people are there and how much I feel that it is the best college I could have picked.

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

The advice I would give to student and parents is to visit every college that the prospective student is interested in to fin...

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

The advice I would give to student and parents is to visit every college that the prospective student is interested in to find out which college best fits the prospective student. Doing this will help the student figure out where they feel most comfortable. I would also suggest talking to the admissions team and current students to recieve their viewpoint.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing is how small the classes are and how much attention you recieve from a professor in relation to a big university.

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

The school spirit and small class size along with the availabilty of professors.

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

First, I would advise parents that although they may have certain schools they want their child to go to, if they go to a sch...

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

First, I would advise parents that although they may have certain schools they want their child to go to, if they go to a school they don't like, then what's the point? So let your child decide on the school. Apply to several different schools that you could be happy at. Make sure you visit each one and ask all the questions you can think of. Visit where you will be taking classes, living, eating, and hanging out. Make sure you can see yourself living there. Check out the surrounding ares. Are there things to do there? And once you get accepted, compare all of your colleges and if possible go back and visit your first and second choices. One big thing to think about is if you go home and you realize that you miss the campus and the college. This is a big sign that this is the college for you. Once you begin thinking about what you're going to do on campus, you have already decided what college is right for you. And don't forget that you can always transfer to your dream school if you don't get in right away.

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

The College of Saint Rose is a diverse group of students and faculty who focus on new ways of thinking and are open to all id...

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

The College of Saint Rose is a diverse group of students and faculty who focus on new ways of thinking and are open to all ideas.

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

Visit as many as you possibly can! I made the mistake of only visiting two campuses before I applied. It came down to one that I had been to and one that I hadn't, so I chose the one that i had seen. I got lucky and I love it, but it could have turned out worse. Also, consider the location of the school and whether you want to have everything you need right on campus, or if you want to be in a city where there are places to go and things to see off campus. If you are planning on living on campus, be sure to check out the dorms before you make a decision (some can be awful!). Advice to parents: let your child to as much of the decision making/planning as you can stand! They're growing up and need to experience some responsibility!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Definitely if you are looking to go into teaching. Also someone who doesn't like the idea of staying on campus all the time. Since it is in the city of Albany, there is a lot to do within walking distance that is not affiliated with the school. Someone who is an artist or musician. The art building is awesome. They are currently updating the communications department so I am sure it will greatly improve for future communication students.

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

College is really what you make of it. Just concentrate on the big stuff, like how large of a campus you are interested in, ...

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

College is really what you make of it. Just concentrate on the big stuff, like how large of a campus you are interested in, how much money you are willing and able to spend, and what programs of study that school has a reputation for.

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

Small class size, friendly atmosphere where you can make close friends, not as much pressure to drink as with other schools but it's available if you want to, 20 minutes from a great mall, good reputation especially for teacher education

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There isn't a lot of communication with administration/staff/students, it's VERY expensive for what it's worth, dining hall food can get old fast, there isn't a lot of help for internships unless you know exactly what you want and you go for it

Kayleigh
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The College of St Rose is known for the education program that they offer to students. Employers look for graduates from St R...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The College of St Rose is known for the education program that they offer to students. Employers look for graduates from St Rose. The financial aid that they offer is great. The staff and administration is very informative for incoming students.

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

To find a college that your child/student will enjoy learning and making the college experience successful. It is important that the parent feel like there child will be safe and happy. It is also very important for the incoming student find the college that will satisfy all their needs and be comfortable with the surroundings and what the campus has to offer. The process takes a long time and effort so give yourself time to look and decide. It is imperative to make a visit to campuses when school are in session to see the student life. It will give the student and parent a feel of what campus is like. Ask students questions about their experiences at the college. Make sure that you see the dorms that the students live. Ask about campus activities and clubs to join. The right college needs to make the incoming student feel comfortable and feel independent.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the location in Albany NY. It is very centrally located in the city, close to shopping, transportation and community activities. It is close to my home town and it is easy for my family to visit or to go home to visit.

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

My school is academically driven and helpful in allowing me to achieve my goals in life.

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

My school is academically driven and helpful in allowing me to achieve my goals in life.

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

My school has professors that like to help students and care about the students' well-being. Professors do actually want to see students attain success.

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

I would tell students and their parents that they should never leave any stone unturned when searching for the right college. I applied to 6 other schools besides the College of Saint Rose as a precaution. I carefully weighed the cost of each college that I chose. I chose my college based upon my ability to receive financial assistance if I was not able to pay out of pocket. Students who reach college level need to understand that it is in their hands. Your parents can provide financial support. They cannot sit in the classes and earn the credits for you. That is something that you have to do on your own. Be open to new experiences. Allow yourself to branch out. Become friends with people who are different than the group of people that you associated with in high school. Take advantage of every opportunity that your college offers you to expand your work experience. The economy is barely stable, so it would benefit any future college students to heed advice from their college about how to develop their resume and their qualifications. Have fun. Live your life. Don't lose sight of yourself.

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

A small but dynamic community of students with purpose.

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

A small but dynamic community of students with purpose.

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

I think the most important thing to consider when finding the "right" college is your (the student's) happiness. If you can, visit each school that you are looking to apply to well in advance. Know what kind of programs you are looking at studying and what aspects of your education and of college life are important to you: i.e. study abroad programs, sports, religious facilities, social life, location, etc. Ask questions, especially of students attending the schools and studying majors that you are interested in pursuing, and keep going back to the ones that appeal to you; things can always change according to the weather, season, tour guide, etc., so multiple visits to the schools you are seriously considering are an absolute must (pay attention to your instinct!) Above all, remember that this time in your life only happens once, and can change the course of your future. Choose the school that fits you the best, that can give you a thorough education in your field of study, will value you as a student, offers activities you enjoy doing, and is a place you can see yourself spending the next four (or more) years of your life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you're looking for a bustling campus and surrounding city, Saint Rose is located in quieter up-town Albany, and has about 2,500 undergraduate students, so it's probably not going to be your cup of tea. There's not a whole lot that goes on on the weekend, simply because most of the students either commute, or live close enough that they can go home really often.

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

My college is small but has alot of great students, local activities, nice buildings, great professors, interesting surroundi...

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

My college is small but has alot of great students, local activities, nice buildings, great professors, interesting surroundings and fun times!

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

take tours of the colleges and talk to the students, not just the tour guides. wander around outside of the tours to see things they may have purposely left out . look into other programs besides the one you will be going for incase you change your mind once you start at the college so that you d on't get stuck changing your mind and not being able to take classes in somthing else you might be interested in. look into the surrounding area also, is there available parking? easy transportation to malls, parks, nearby attractions? is the area safe?

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

because it is small, it is hard to time which classes to take which semester because not all classes are offered every semester.

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