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3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Student life isn't anything special, it's more like you get what you put out.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Our campus is currently being renovated in several areas. We have a new gym, we've completed a new green space called the Bader Oval, where Bader gym used to be. There are tones of activities to do even if you're not in a club. We have two student centers, a theater, baseball fields, soccer fields, and tennis courts. We also have our own coffee shop and there is always plenty of plays, atheltic events, and other events going on during the week.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The Christian atmosphere is amazing. There's no way you won't leave without making close, life long friendship as well as become closer to God all the time.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is in constant construction zone at the moment.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I love that it is a christian school, it makes the atmosphere of the school so great.


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Since the fall of 2009, FHU has been a construction zone. The University recently renovated Wallace-Gano Dining Hall and created an outdoor seating area for Lion's Pride. The University is also working on making the campus more wheelchair friendly, as steps are being replaced with ramps. In terms of aesthetics, concrete sidewalks are being replaced with stones, and the commons area has been completely redone. Overall, the grounds are much more pleasing to the eye, as sod has replaced dirt, and flowers have replaced overgrown shrubbery. 

The buildings on campus vary in quality. With the exception of the apartments and Sewell, none of the dormitories were built within the last 20 years. There are no elevators (except in Sewell), and there are several dorms that are not wheelchair accessible at all. Besides the dorms, though, other buildings are in great shape. The Bulliner Clayton Visual Arts Center is probably the most state-of-the-art. There are Mac labs, art showrooms, and a back warehouse room where art students can work. The Crews-Colbert Student Activity Center is very new and very incredible; there are flat-screen TVs, two movie theaters, Playstation and Wii consoles, and pool tables. Plus, the student center is connected to KC's Coffeehouse. The library is also very accessible and useful, with a computer lab and plenty of study areas for students. Best of all, the workers are always very helpful.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
96 acres
Student Centers
  • Crews-Colbert Activity Center
  • Student Center (located underneath Wallace-Gano Dining Hall)
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Loden-Daniel Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Crews-Colbert Activity Center
  • KC's Coffeehouse
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
There is no bowling on campus. The closest bowling alley is in Jackson, about 30 minutes away from campus.
Coffeehouse on Campus
At KC's Coffeehouse, students can use their Lion Bucks (prepaid money that is part of the meal plan) so they don't have to use cash all of the time. KC's serves everything from cappuccinos to blended iced coffee drinks to sandwiches and desserts. They serve green tea, hot tea, fruit, and yogurt, as well. There are several couches and high tables where students can hang out and do homework or just enjoy each other's company.
Movie Theater on Campus
FHU added the Crews-Colbert Activity Center several months after KC's was unveiled. There are many different things to do inside "the Crews," but primarily there are two twin movie theaters, "Gold" and "Maroon." Here, they show movies that have left theaters but are not out on DVD yet, and they only charge $2 a ticket. Drinks and popcorn are $2, and other candies are sold, as well. Movies are shown on Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights, and on weekends, college football games are shown for free.
"Green" Initiatives
Although it seems there is always construction going on around campus, none of the buildings are being built to cater to the environment. However, there are some lights around campus that use flourescent bulbs instead of halogen.
School Slang
  • BK: No, not Burger King! This is the shortened form of Brown-Kopel, the business center on campus. BK houses all of the business faculty's offices, the iKnow help desk, as well as many classes (some not business-related).
  • Boog Bustin': This is what students do when they don't know what to do with themselves. They will go find a couple who is alone in a car and shine lights into the windows/yell/honk horns/circle the car.
  • Booging: However odd it may be, this is the term that most students use for the phrase "making out."
  • GC: This is the Gardner Center. Named after one of the past presidents, this is the "Bible Building," where the Bible faculty's offices are and where most Bible classes are held. This is also where the Admissions Department is located.
  • KC's: While the full name is KC's Coffeehouse, most people will just call it "KC's." This is where many students go to socialize, work on homework, or just relax after a long day of classes.
  • LP: This is Lion's Pride, a fast food restaurant located on the lower level of Wallace-Gano, the dining hall. Here, students can grab a chicken sandwich and chips or a Pizza Hut mini pizza and breadsticks.
  • Clayton Chapel Singings: Every other Wednesday night, students will pack themselves into a tiny four-walled chapel on campus and sing church songs in the dark. It's a very uplifting event and it's amazing how so many voices sound in such a small confined space!
  • Halloween Dorm Trick-or-Treating: Once a year, the dorms open up for two hours to allow girls in the boys dorms and vice versa. Typically, this is for students to trick-or-treat, but many take this time to hang out in each other's rooms.
  • Makin' Music: This is possibly the biggest event that takes place on campus. Makin' Music is a musical production in which each club practices for three months to showcase their talents. A club will get six minutes on stage to present their "story," usually consisting of five songs (well-known songs set to different words), much dancing, and very creative, flashy costumes. This show brings out the biggest rivalries between clubs.
Urban Legends
"Three Swings and a Ring" is a joke that when a couple sits on a swing together more than three times, they will get engaged soon. This comes from the idea that FHU students sometimes move fairly quickly from dating to engaged.
Favorite Things To Do
While on campus, students will participate in club activities, go to devotionals, and just hang out with friends for fun. Many students will walk down to Besso's, a European-type coffee/gelato shop that is not affiliated with the school but gives discounts to FHU students.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
The Bell Tower
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Many of the organizations on campus are intended for students of that major (i.e. Art Guild, Biology Club, Collegiate Musicians, History Club, Math and Computer Science Club, Society of Future Accountants, etc.), but other organizations encourage all students to get involved (College Democrats/Republicans, Campus Delegate Team, Student Alumni Association, Pied Pipers, etc.). There are more than 20 student organizations for a student to choose from, and FHU is very open to the idea of starting new organizations.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Drama/theater
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No
Did You Know?
  • The Chester County Courthouse and the front of FHU's Old Main were featured in the 1973 film "Walking Tall."
  • If students are uninterested in large crowds or screaming, jumping, having mud/food/flour fights, then they might want to steer clear of a social club and join a student organization.
  • There are no bars on campus or in Chester County because it is a dry county.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 24 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 8 responses

  • 25% Clayton Chapel Singings
  • 20% Makin' Music
  • 20% Night devotionals
  • 15% Halloween Dorm Trick-or-Treating
  • 10% Intramural Basketball
  • 5% Hoop-it-up
  • 5% Intramural Football

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 8 responses

  • 25% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 50% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 25% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 22 responses

  • 27% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 47% Hang out with friends
  • 35% Go to on campus movies
  • 18% Exercise, be with friends, go to devotionals


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