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Reviews 278 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: They offer many options when it comes to the Arts.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The Honor Code is enforced when it comes to drugs. SVU expects you not to partake.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Wish freshman girls didn't have to stay in the Lofts, otherwise it's great.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The best school for your money. Will get the best education, friendly people and teachers.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: helped me learn a lot

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: the best in the country

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: havent heard of it yet

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: loved my experience so far

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Good if you are a female

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't actually go there yet, but I love it.

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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are parking enforcers but no real security.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: We have a high rate of seniors getting jobs.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The range of quality is quite large.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We're NCAA Division III. Most of the teams aren't even close to good but still receive significant donor funding.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a fine little place but not for everyone.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The professors and courses are amazing. I have one professor who is always coming and asking how life is going and what he can do to help me with my graduate school endeavors. He is a truly phenomenal man and his classes were incredibly enlightening. You always feel cared about.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I'm a theatre major and music minor... there is only so much I can do if I want to go into acting. HOWEVER, they are ALL incredibly helpful when it comes to trying to find other ways to use my degree. I am now looking into drama therapy and a couple other long-term career goals that would involve theatre and yet still allow me to perform on the side.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe. OPSS is always willing to lend a hand, walk you home, etc. when you feel like you need help or are uncomfortable.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: This school changed my life. It wasn't my first choice and I only applied on a whim. The support and love from professors and other students is astounding. The fine and visual arts here are AMAZING. It's a pity they have to deal with such poor facilities and lack of funding. And yet, they still thrive and end up being some of the most successful students that graduate. They work hard, know how to deal with less than ideal situations and still create some of the best art that evokes emotion, thought, and provides entertainment. Truly a wonderful place for the arts.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Many, if not most, students are involved in extracurricular activities. A good chunk of that is sports. Lacrosse, cross country, tennis, basketball, soccer etc. are all really good sports that do well that I love seeing get support. Our football team is awful and yet they get all of the funding. It's incredibly disappointing and frustrating. Not many of the games are well-attended, but every sport does get some attendees.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Our campus has a fairly low risk of anything happening, but there are still occasional incidents. Of course, we have easy access to the security, and there are leaders and teachers in place to help take action to protect victims of assault, and to stop assault.

Crime is low.

I do not like walking up to my dorms in the dark, but that is more of a concern of what could happen as opposed to something is actually likely to happen.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a small town country girl, I enjoy the community feeling of this school. I know it is not for everyone, but it's definitely right for me. All of my professors know my name, and would help me if I asked them to. You can't get that at every school.

The variety of classes is good, and engaging. Each class is different, and the same class can differ greatly depending on the teacher.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Each professor is qualified to write strong recommendation letters to future employers. They are all well learned, and take the future of their students seriously. We just recently had an education group come down to campus to meet those who are looking to become teachers. SVU values a good education, and many of those who get degrees here are able to go on and do many creative things with them in the future.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: While many housing options are good, or even great, first years students are only given one option, except in extreme health situations, and at least for girls it means the farthest walk to on campus dorms, no kitchen (AKA, no good food), and a horrible hike up stairs, sometimes in the dark. I do like the RA setup, and the atmosphere is always friendly. Roommate situations tend to be resolved quickly and easily, and the on campus housing is all at least relatively near the main area of the school.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: A good majority of the students are involved in sports in one way or another. Our teams, while not best in the nation, work together and are well coached. Our school spirit gets higher during different sport seasons, and there are always at least some students in attendance at games.


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