College Student 2013-12-05T03:01:49Z
As a commuter, getting involved is extremely difficult, there are really only so many different clubs to join. Academics on the other hand, teachers are generally very friendly and helpful, even in very personal situations. facilities are nice but some laboratories can be a bit out dated.
College Student 2013-12-05T02:54:58Z
Housing off campus isn't too bad. Surrounding residents in Riverdale can vary largely depending on which direction from campus you head in. IF you're able to find good neighbors and a decent house the rest is cake.
College Senior 2013-11-13T04:24:04Z
The dorms are okay. Chrystostem blows, I mean you make a great group of close freshmen friends but it's over how much you hate the building. RAs are usually pretty good. I mean with the buildings what you see is what you get really. Off campus is usually the way to go after your sophomore year though.
College Senior 2013-11-13T04:20:50Z
The school is pretty lenient for the most part. I mean they take action if they need to but if you behave yourself and just dont get too crazy or do anything stupid, you're golden.
College Senior 2013-11-13T04:17:21Z
The athletic center is terrible. Draddy Gymnasium is "the ugliest effing thing i have ever seen."- quote from my athlete roommate. The fitness center equipment is okay but there isn't really much of it and the air conditioning barely works (I think they are lying about having any to be honest) but they are building a new one in the new student commons which will be just for non athletes. However, I have heard that the one in the new student commons is going to be small and not that great but I have hope. The library is pretty nice but a lot of people go there during finals and it gets really hot but if you are lucky you and your friends can get a study room. The quad is small but nice in the fall and spring when everyone hangs out there in between classes.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:12:27Z
Campus dining frankly sucks, but I guess it could be worse.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:11:40Z
There are lots of different people on campus, some of my best friends are from places like Hawaii, Latvia, Russia, and Texas. All walks of life are represented on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:09:45Z
Always a different bar to go to, tons of them around campus that tolerate the college lifestyle. Since we're so close to so many bars a lot less house and frat parties take place, but occasionally one of the sports teams will throw a good one worth a few bucks for a cup.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:08:09Z
Guys & Girls:
A large number of people here suck, but there are others who you meet that are really great people. The hidden gems of friends are there for everyone, very diverse social groups, just gotta look hard for them.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:06:21Z
It all depends on where you choose to live on campus. There are suite style buildings and traditional dorms with communal showers, and you can choose which way you want to live from year to year. East Hill is the newest, and the amenities are the nicest, but Jasper and Horan have more vibrant social scenes for upperclassmen and are more fun to live in. Just avoid Chrysostam at all costs!
College Junior 2013-11-07T19:08:26Z
There are a lot of international students and diversity. Everyone is accepting of each other. Lots of different political beliefs, religion, etc around campus. We are a catholic school, but you DO NOT have to practice any religion.
College Junior 2013-11-07T19:04:55Z
Athletic facilities are pretty good but outdated. The indoor track is new though so that's nice. There is lots of team spirit. The intramural sports are just as exciting as the varsity sports, there's dodgeball!
College Junior 2013-11-07T19:00:37Z
Health & Safety:
The health services office is pretty good about most things. Sometimes they can be unorganized, but they're good about treating people or sending out emails if there's something going around campus.
The campus is relatively safe, there is campus security walking around campus all the time. When you leave campus it is still pretty safe. There are blue lights.
College Junior 2013-11-07T18:55:32Z
There are SO many options to choose from for off campus dining. There are lots of restaurants; Chinese, Mexican, American, Japanese, etc etc. Most of them offer discounts, free delivery, and take our Jasper dollars (money on our ID/card that the school gives us).
College Junior 2013-11-07T18:53:08Z
We don't have a lot of Greek life. There are a couple sororities and fraternities but they're very low key. There aren't really houses or anything like that.
College Junior 2013-11-07T18:51:14Z
The dorms are good sizes, they're not too overcrowded. The worst option is the freshman dorm Chrystostom, because it's only freshman and the rooms are VERY small. The best is East Hill, because it is the newest and cleanliest. Social atmosphere of the communal dorms are better than the isolated suite style dorms. Cost is all the same, because it's in the plan. The housing process is lottery form. You stand in a line for hours and when they call your lottery number you pick where and with who you want to live.
College Sophomore 2013-11-06T18:12:36Z
There are so many choices! Everything tastes amazing. I could spend all day in the dining hall. Locke's has the best options but is of course the busiest. Way better food than at my friends schools!!
College Sophomore 2013-10-21T02:01:47Z
There are plenty of options. There is always something to eat.
College Sophomore 2013-10-21T01:58:05Z
I don't know too much about it but there are friends who looked into getting an apartment off campus but they were crappy and old so they decided to stay on campus to live. There are some freedoms and food choices. The food choices have gotten better. They give credit to places out when you live off campus. It can be included on an on campus resident too but it costs a bit more. Maybe living off campus costs less so that it is worth it.
College Sophomore 2013-10-21T01:55:28Z
This school has interesting people. I came here because I consider myself a human contradiction. I hate math but I want to get better at it and this school has one of the best engineering programs in the world so that is something to consider when figuring out how different it is and how it is set apart.
College Sophomore 2013-10-21T01:53:24Z
There are a lot of athletes and that on it's own is life giving. The student centers aren't too inviting but it is only because of how eager people are to help.
College Junior 2013-10-16T19:04:02Z
The security around campus isn't too strict. If you're having dorm parties in your room, as long as the noise is low you shouldn't have any trouble. RAs are usually pretty lenient unless you get that ONE strict one that takes their job too seriously. They will call an ambulence on you if you look like you have alcohol poisoning. The largest problem are the police. They have been known to break up house parties and raid bars around campus. But that only happens once in a blue moon.
College Junior 2013-10-16T18:59:26Z
The campus dining is pretty average for a college. There are a lot of options though. There's a sushi station, pizza, Tex Mex, vegetarian/vegan, allergen free, cereal, coffee, and hot entree stations and a salad bar. There's always SOMETHING to eat.
College Junior 2013-10-16T18:56:53Z
There are tons of bars around campus! There is so much to do for nightlife ANY night of the week, even if it's a Monday you will still find people out! Most of them aren't TOO strict with IDs. If you don't want to stay around here, there is ALWAYS the city. It's only like a 35 minute subway ride and the subway is so convenient! If you don't like going out, there are always dorm parties or even house parties.
College Sophomore 2013-10-08T18:56:39Z
The school is pretty good at giving money, because it is a very expensive school.
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