College Freshman 2013-11-11T15:25:13Z
Drugs and alcohol are present thursday through sunday but there are options if you choose to abstain from these activities.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T15:24:06Z
Greek houses are nice and people in greek life like living in them.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T15:22:33Z
Health & Safety:
I feel very safe on campus and campus police are present and keep campus secure.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T15:21:35Z
There are a lot of fun restaurants in town and there are plenty of things to explore in the national parks surrounding this beautiful campus.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T15:20:31Z
Transportation is pretty good. These are shuttles that take you to whatever transportation hub you need and I have found them very helpful.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:59:27Z
There is little peer pressure as long as people know that you don't partake in drugs or alcohol; one of my best friends regularly goes to frats and enjoys her nights out while remaining free of any influence. However, there is a large drinking scene. DPS (the Department of Public Safety) enforces campus policies, but typically only if you're being stupid and/or very irresponsible.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:56:50Z
The local bus stops at two different places on campus, is free to use, and takes trips to most of the local shopping centers. The nearest passenger train station is in Harrisburg, 40 minutes away.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:55:07Z
The professors in general are very friendly and helpful. The curriculum is that of a liberal arts school - you have many opportunities to diversify your learning experience. Workload varies from major to major, tending to be heavier when you dabble in the sciences. The study abroad program is extremely popular and the staff makes is very easy to help you get into the programs you want.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:55:06Z
The Poli Sci major is notorious for being one of the "easier" majors, thanks to the multitude of Health and Science majors on campus. The workload is not excessive, but large assignments (papers, exams) all seem to collide. The facilities are currently awful, as the Political Sciences department is located in the portables (trailers) until construction on Glatfelter Hall is done. The professors I've encountered thus far have been fair and extremely friendly. The TAs in the department are very helpful when it comes to assisting with paper ideas and reviewing for large exams.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:42:20Z
Most kids here come from wealthy, white Republican families. There's very little diversity on campus. The most diversity we have is the multitude of international students we attract.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:40:58Z
The gym, Jaeger, is fantastic - not excessively large, but nice and welcoming (somehow it manages to encourage me to make visits). The library is large, but still manages to get a bit too busy on Sunday nights. The CUB (College Union Building) is great - it houses the Bullet Hole and Ike's, two popular grab-and-go food places, the book store, the post office, and multiple great study spaces.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:37:33Z
The housing's a little above average. Only two of the first year dorms have air conditioning (Hanson and Huber), but each dorm has its redeeming qualities. Although Huber is massive and gorgeous inside, the social atmosphere is lacking completely. Hanson's halls echo thanks to the flooring and the thin walls, but residents seem to hang out more than in some other dorms. Patrick doesn't have air conditioning, but has spacious rooms. And that's just the dorms in the East (Beast) Quad - those in West Quad (Patrick, Paul, and Stine) are more centrally located, have thick walls, and have carpeted halls which reduce echo, but lack air conditioning and larger rooms.
As for upperclassmen housing, Musselman is just like Patrick - no air conditioning, but spacious. Apple is really nice, but Quarry is massive and the ultimate housing on campus, regardless of the fact that it is further away from most academic buildings.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:33:13Z
Guys & Girls:
This campus is gorgeous, and I'm not just talking about the buildings. Most guys and girls here are very attractive, and most everyone's fun and friendly. However, pretty much everyone dresses really preppy (Vineyard Vines everything), which can either be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your tastes. No matter what you choose to do with your social life (whether or not you want to drink or go to frats, etc.), people generally accept it without really questioning you.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:27:56Z
Generally, it's pretty nice here, but it does rain an awful lot and campus has a tendency to flood.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:27:29Z
Having a car on campus isn't necessary, but is rather convenient as far as things like Wal-Mart and general shopping trips go. On-campus parking isn't very expensive and always has spots, but is inconvenient depending on where your dorm is. Off-campus parking is much more expensive, but not unreasonable.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:25:40Z
The town is charming and all of the folks living here are extremely nice, but there isn't a whole lot to do outside of tourist-y activities unless you travel 15+ minutes off-campus.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T21:24:14Z
Greek life is central to social life here.
College Freshman 2013-10-29T01:50:21Z
There are always a lot of parties at the fraternities both on the weekend and during the week. If you are not in a fraternity, like all first year guys, it can be hard to get in and often times you will get kicked out if one of the brothers feels like it. Girls have no problems obviously and can party most any night of the week.
College Freshman 2013-10-29T01:47:19Z
It rains a fair bit and campus floods when it does.
College Freshman 2013-10-29T01:46:33Z
The food at Servo is generally very good. Many high quality options are available regularly like lobster rolls and crab cakes, and best of all its all you can eat.
Bullet hole is open pretty late and if you miss the times for servo you can go to bullet and get a pretty good sandwich at other times and even after midnight on certain nights.
College Freshman 2013-10-29T01:43:19Z
There isn't really a reason to live off campus, on campus housing is guaranteed all four years and the options are very good on campus. Almost everyone lives on campus
College Freshman 2013-10-29T01:40:31Z
Gettysburg is a small town that is great to walk around in, when in the touristy parts of town. A fair amount of the town is very poor and gives off a vibe of not being too safe. There are a lot of nice restaurants in town to go to if you want a break from servo.
College Freshman 2013-10-03T20:17:53Z
The borough of Gettysburg has a free transit system, the Freedom Transit. It takes awhile to get anywhere (and there are very few places to go), but for such a small town, having public transit is amazing.
College Freshman 2013-10-03T20:16:48Z
Servo is good, but it's poorly designed and always much too crowded at peak times. Freshmen need to spend money to eat at the other couple of places on campus, which means there isn't too much variety.
College Freshman 2013-10-03T20:16:04Z
Greek life is all-encompassing; if you don't want to go to a frat (no sorority houses), you're out of luck in the social scene.
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