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Reviews 395 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: if you get bored with the campus food which you should'nt there's always off campus dining and you can dine out or pick up your favorites

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: this keeps things interesting and lets you have fun outside the school life and workplace

4 College Student

Administration: Everything is in walking distance and very reliable.

5 College Student

Scholarships: If anything is needed they will help you. if you will work hard to pay it off they will work with you so you can be flexible when paying

4 College Student

Party Scene: This place has great parties with a positive environment and responsible students that do not do the wrong thing .

5 College Student

Campus Food: So much to choose from and the different varieties are so overwhelming to ones eye which craves everyones hunger.

5 College Student

Campus Housing: I would say that overall this school is a great one. It has a nice spacious campus with many different activities to do around the campus. The whole place gives off a good friendly vibe and makes you feel at home.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Just do well in your classes and ask your adviser to nominate you for any departmental scholarships. I got a $3800 scholarship because I do well and was nominated. Try to apply for a departmental fellowship as soon as you know you are enrolling. My math fellowship is $2000 a year for all four years.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Plenty of attractive people here. I think it's because of the high percentage of athletes. Many people dress nice and others dress to the weather, which is always cold.

3 College Junior

Athletics: There's not much school spirit here. A big percentage of the school (I think 40%) are athletes, which I think contributes to why there is not much support. Athletes are busy and tired so are not as willing to go do things. There needs to be improvement in athletic facilities, which I hear they are going to improve in the next few years.

2 College Junior

Local Area: It's a small boring town on the top of a mountain. I would never live here. It's too cold even though it has some nice nature and environmental scenery.

2 College Junior

Administration: The police are way too uptight about things here. My friends were of age 22 and 23 at the time when they got stopped on the side of the road on a Saturday night. They were on their way to the bar and had not drank yet. The officer questioned them and asked to see IDs and even called another officer down, and she breathalized them. They were fine. Also, they were over 21, so they did nothing wrong. The whole situation was ludicrous. The job of the police is to protect and serve. They should prevent people from drunk driving, not drinking when you are 21. The more they crack down on people, the more students want to drink and break rules. They should realize that students are going to drink, and no amount of obscure strictness will prevent that. I just wish they were here to help us.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's hard to get off campus, our university doesn't really allow it. But if you can, it's usually worth it. You will save money on food because the school's dining plan is extremely overpriced. Having a house is great though, and most are not too far away from campus.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is nothing by our school in terms of off-campus dining. There is a pizza shop called MVP but the hours are bad and they don't stay open very late. There is also a bar called LPG but people under 21 are obviously not allowed in after a certain time. Other than that, there NOWHERE to eat by our school. The closest places are a 10 minute car ride away (Sheetz, McDonald's). This is bad for a few reasons: first, students are upset because we don't have any options. Second, we don't have the option of spending money at a restaurant, therefore, we are not stimulating the local economy enough. Lastly, it is dangerous to not have any food options on campus because that increasing chances of drunk driving. I have seen people I know get into cars with a driver that had drank, just because they want food that badly, and have no where to go besides a 10 minute drive to Sheetz or McDonald's. This is dangerous and was even proposed to the school, and the best thing they could come up with is a litte glass box filled with food that is open 24/7. Students don't want that. We want a Sheetz, McDonald's, TacoBell, Wendy's, or anything that will stay open late and serve decent food, not plastic wrapped stuff out of a box.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I love being in my fraternity and I would choose to be in it again if I could go back. Some of the fraternities and sororities get along, and others hate each other. It's a decent mix of community and competition within. The bad part about Greek life at this school is that non-Greek people typically look down on us. Part of it is because there are so many of us on campus (about 25% I think) and it's in their face a lot. Mostly, the dislike comes from typical put-downs of Greek life: buying your friends, only partying, fakeness, etc.. I love being Greek and I could sit here and tell someone why all those general stereotypes are wrong of my fraternity or Greek life in general at this school.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: These dorms are absolutely awful compared to any other school I have seen. Most students live in a 14x10ft room with a roommate. It is doable but inconvenient. There is one very nice dorm on campus and when I was able to switch to it by my JUNIOR year, it was like heaven. However, even this dorm is just average compared to others I have seen. It is ridiculous the way the school works. There are barely any options for apartments, therefore most students have to live in dorms all four years. It is hard to even be eligible for an apartment until your junior year. The worst part of it all is that they do not let you live off campus, because if you do, you lose some of your scholarships. The only thing I am taking away from this experience here is that I will be so grateful of whatever I live in after school.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: The dorms that have been redone are nice but still cramped.

3 College Student

Athletics: most students are athletes so it is a big part of campus life.

2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: We have to live on campus or in apartments that the school rents.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Division 1 athletics but attendance is low. Will win some big games on any teams schedule but not many championships.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Frats throw a lot of parties and hold dances for the school.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: You have to drive anywhere away from Loretto. Cresson and Ebensburg are closer places to go and a lot of people will make the 20 min. drive to Altoona to have fun.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Almost everyone is one financial aid, even some of the athletes. The school is very expensive so any added scholarships help a lot.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: RA's are cool and don't care as much. Bathrooms are always cleaned by our cleaning ladies daily. Just wish the dorms had more space to them.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Close to all your classes, and the freedom is the best.

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Saint Francis University has its strengths and its weaknesses, but the flaws of the University are tremendously outweighed by the assets. The rural setting of the campus may not be for everyone, but most students appreciate the beauty, safety, and seclusion of the campus while still being able to take advantage of the city life that is only a short drive away. A larger campus may be preferred by some, but the small class sizes and personal relationships make Saint Francis students feel important and always supported. Some buildings may be outdated, but state-of-the-art renovations are constantly being made around campus to ensure that it is always exciting and accommodating. Saint Francis is a small, rural university, but every aspect of the school itself is outstanding.

The strong sense of community is what draws students to Saint Francis and keeps them attached throughout their college experience. Students say they are completely comfortable at Saint Francis, and they truly feel like the University community is their home away from home. The relationships among students, faculty, and administration are strong and unique. Everyone who works at the University is extremely passionate about their jobs and greatly dedicated to helping the students succeed. There are countless opportunities for student engagement at Saint Francis, like impressive academic programs, active student organizations, exciting study abroad options, and remarkable job placement opportunities. Saint Francis students say they have every opportunity to reach their potentials in academics, leadership, athletics, and beyond.

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