College Senior 2013-08-24T15:29:53Z
We have Literary Societies, which means we don't pay overly expensive dues to national chapters. Some societies have died out, others thrive and grow each year... just depends on the students & which society they choose to rush. So people try to pressure you to join their society and make you feel uncomfortable during rush, while others are pretty laid back & don't make you do anything the members themselves wouldn't do. Sometimes tension forms between & within the societies... but it's usually nothing too major. Be a Greek or a Geek!
College Senior 2013-08-24T15:21:20Z
We're supposed to be a "dry" campus, but people sneak alcohol into their rooms anyway. Other than that most people hide their drinking & drug use. A few people do smoke cigarettes.
College Senior 2013-08-11T22:54:03Z
During the regular school semester, it doesn't get that cold during winter. It has snowed during the January term, but it is a rare occurrence.
During the summer term, it rains a lot. Almost everyday. Fortunately, not many people do the summer term, so it's not a big issue. Just bring an umbrella and clothes that can get wet.
College Senior 2013-08-11T22:44:14Z
It has a small town feel to it. There's a classic quality in the buildings on campus.
College Senior 2013-08-11T22:39:08Z
There aren't that many majors listed - not nearly as many as larger universities. However, the majors are of high quality - the professors seem to care about the students.
College Senior 2013-08-11T22:35:22Z
There is no night life to speak of. Most people go off campus to party. Some people stay behind and do fun things, but mostly the campus is quite at night.
College Senior 2013-08-11T22:33:51Z
My first few years went by well. I received enough to cover the costs of the school year, and enough extra to do a summer term. However, due to the loss of one scholarship and rising tuition costs, the last two years have been in the red. It is difficult dealing with the financial aid department: most of the solutions involve extra loans.
College Senior 2013-08-11T22:31:02Z
Fairly Good – Some of the dorms smell bad, but that is because they are guys' dorms. The women's dorms are very nice and have historic natures to them.
College Senior 2013-07-02T22:07:30Z
To get into my major, I simply declared it. There is a freshman English honors, but it is not required to be in the program. The number of majors is relatively limited: however, they are quality programs.
College Senior 2013-05-16T18:24:12Z
There aren't that many majors listed in the catalog. However, the ones that we do have are very strong. Our best majors are no doubt the sciences, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, and the humanities, Psychology and Music. All departments send people on to well-known graduate programs.
College Senior 2013-05-16T18:19:47Z
I don't know that we play many important colleges, but at least the volleyball team is enthusiastic and serious about their sport.
College Senior 2013-05-16T18:17:28Z
Off-campus housing exists, but in short numbers. Not many people actually live off-campus and commute.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-04T15:13:13Z
The application process was normal and did not have any added difficulties. I think the most important criteria for admission are GPA and standardized test scores (SAT and ACT).
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-04T15:09:48Z
There are only a few options for off-campus apartments and houses, and most students are not permitted to live off-campus anyways unless they have medical reasons.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-04T15:06:11Z
Health & Safety:
Erskine is one of the top 5 safest campuses in the country. I feel safe at all times, even walking alone as a young woman at night. The campus police are also very present around campus.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-04T15:04:37Z
I am a Biology major, and have had an internship at a county police department because I am interested in Forensics. While finding the internship and setting it up was completely my own work, the professors were very supportive of it. The majors at Erskine are difficult, but appropriately challenging.
College Junior 2013-03-30T21:11:01Z
Guys & Girls:
Most of the students are student athletes, which is attractive to me.
College Junior 2013-03-30T21:09:42Z
No actual Greek life - Erskine has Literary Societies, which are similar to Greek fraternities and sororities. This is a good way to socialize.
College Junior 2013-03-30T21:08:25Z
I am a biology major - premed - challenging curriculum. My professors are very helpful and encouraging. They are willing to assist those who make a sincere effort.
College Junior 2013-03-30T21:06:16Z
Challenging curricula - professors willing and available to help. SI available for most classes.
College Sophomore 2013-03-25T22:06:04Z
Erskine College is an academically challenging school that knows the students by name. This is because of the small amount of people who attend the school. As a student you can have a close relationship with your professors who will help you as you progress in you enducation.
College Sophomore 2013-03-25T21:58:38Z
There is a small computer lab but the computers that are availiable in the Erksine Building has Mac computers by Apple. The computers in the library are very dated and slow.
College Sophomore 2013-03-25T21:53:51Z
The town, Due West, Erskine College is located in is very small and quaint. The town has only three places to eat. Subway is the only chian restaurant that is very close to the school. There are no shopping places other than Dollar General and the small gas station. All of these factors are what give Erskine a lower grade. The town of Due West is a nice small campus that is eaesy to get around. The people that live around the school are very nice and friendly. Erksine College is a Presbyterian college and is sponsered by the towns ARP church. The community is very geared towards the college's presence and attraction. Overall, Due West is a good place for people who want to be completely focused on their school work and not more active towns.
College Junior 2013-01-30T09:45:12Z
Health & Safety:
Erskine prides itself on its recent placement as the 5th safest school in the nation. No major campus security policies or reforms have been implemented so I am inclined to believe the lack of crime is due to the isolated area in which our school is located (not that I'm complaining). Being a church-affiliated school, you can rest assured that the students on campus have no real interest in causing trouble for anyone (besides the occasional harmless prank). As far as the infirmary is concerned, it seems as if it is never open. I believe the nurse from the local clinic is there from 7-9 am but if no one shows up by 8, she leaves. There is an elderly lady attending for the remainder of the morning and she does the best she can. My only real complaint is the hours I suppose...and maybe taking the bathroom scale out from behind the door (it gets a little squished).
College Junior 2013-01-30T09:31:41Z
There is good variety, true, especially when considering the smaller size of the school, but I wish the school had the resources to offer more specialized majors. I am wanting to be an Occupational Therapist yet all they can offer is either Athletic Training or Biology (BA with emphasis on Anatomy and Physiology). That isn't to say I don't love the school -- to me the quality of academics there is well worth it. It was only when my attention was directed to a school with a "Biology and Pre-Allied Health" degree (with an emphasis on OT) that I realized my needs might be better met elsewhere.
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