The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Midnights on Marshall Street
  2. 2
    Kimmel Food Court at 2 a.m. on a Saturday night
  3. 3
    SU's nine prestigious undergrad colleges
  4. 4
    The national championship-winning basketball team
  5. 5
    Happy hour
  6. 6
    Hanging out in Panasci Lounge during a blizzard
  7. 7
    After-hours frat parties that start when the bars close
  8. 8
    The wide variety of extracurricular activities
  9. 9
    Dorm perks (like snack bars, garages, game rooms, and coed-by-alternating-rooms housing)
  10. 10
    Orange spirit in the Carrier Dome

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
92% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
82% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
95% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
68% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
66% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
52% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Highly Satisfied Students
78% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
53% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
59% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
52% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Learn from the Best
88% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 62% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Windy afternoons on Marshall Street
  2. 2
    Dining hall food
  3. 3
    Teaching assistants who barely speak English, and part-time professors who don't like their jobs
  4. 4
    The very average football team
  5. 5
    Bar raids
  6. 6
    Being able to walk into class and have the weather be 30 degrees and sunny, and then walking out of class an hour later to find a blizzard, sub-zero weather, and winds up to 30 miles per hour
  7. 7
    Not clear enough? The weather is awful!
  8. 8
    The outskirts of campus are not as safe as one would like
  9. 9
    Dorm downfalls, like the endless stairs to the Mount, the "ghetto" areas of Brewster and Boland, and the "middle of nowhere" feel of Lawrinson and Sadler
  10. 10
    Pick up that Freshmen 15 anyway

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $36,300, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
59% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,212.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $13,692.
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