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  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 1 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are a little more mellow, laid back, and into their studies. However, I wouldn;t advise shy people to choose Carroll because you do need to put yourself out there a bit to meet people (but that's kind of ALWAYS needed to make friends!) If you're a party animal it probably isn;t the school for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships! They are your friends! Apply to as many as you can (and still do a good job on them)! I would also say you should visit plan a visit to the campus rather than just show up because your tour guide is always a current student, so they have first hand knowledge about the place.

    Bang for the buck

    Carroll is a VERY expensive school for most people. I would say that incoming students should definitely check out the scholarships offered at Carroll, along with anywhere else they can find them! Even if you only get the ones offered by the university, it can REALLY make a difference in price!

    Am enjoying being here

    Carroll University is a very nice school with a lovely campus, but if you're a social butterfly, it can feel a little cramped. It only have 3,000 students and the school is surrounded by houses, so you can feel kind of isolated. In reality it's only like a 1/2 mile from downtown, and the main chunk of Waukesha - plus, it;s right outside of Milwauke- but it seems like alot farther from the action when you're on foot!

    Am learning a lot

    On average, the class sizes are about the size of a high school class (20-30 students), which means each student has a better opportunity to talk to their professor. I am someone who really likes science, so I really enjoy how the science labs have less than 20 people, and often involve field work that helps me learn the material in a hands-on way!

  • 02/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 2 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like a smaller campus, students who occasionally like to party but are more reserved, students who want to have fun while getting a great education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Scholarships! Carroll is very generous with giving out scholarships but I cannot stress enough the importance of applying for outside scholarships to get as much of it paid for as you can. The less loans you have to take the better!

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive! But the education you receive and everything that you end up paying for is worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus size is fairly small for a college. Being only about 3200 people, it becomes it's own community. Everyone is so genuine and nice here and they definitely are friendly. People are willing to strike up casual conversation with someone they have never even seen before, and everyone helps other people out. Its like the campus is a family. Its definitely one of the best things about it here.

    Am learning a lot

    The class sizes are very conducive to learning. Being about 20-30 students per class, professors definitely have the time to help students one on one if needed, and they always do. They are VERY knowledgeable and you learn a LOT from classes.

  • 03/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 3 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Carroll University is great for anyone really. The students are great, the faculty members are wonderful, and the Physical Therapy program only takes 6 years for a doctorate.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live on campus: leave your dorm door open. Even if you are more introverted, there are people who will introduce themselves around. Hang out with the people on your floor and make connections with people in your classes. If you live off campus: make sure that you attend a lot of on-campus activities. They're free and you will meet a lot of people who share similar intrests as you.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the small school setting is great, the education is amazing, and the people are all incredible, it is very expensive. That being said, they came up with a very good scholarship package.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are constantly activities going on and orientation groups allowed me to meet other freshmen right away. All the students are great and I'm friendly with a lot of people. I have a tight group of friends that are really great. The professors are very helpful and are easy to talk to if you need help.

    Am learning a lot

    With the LSP and FYS programs for freshmen, as well as a huge variety of classes, I have learned a lot; and they made the transition from high school to college easy and painless.

  • 01/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    *suburban dwellers *those who like small town living *those who like small campuses *those who like to be different and part of a diverse group *those who hate walking forever just to get to one class

    Tips for prospective students

    *Be yourself. At Carroll, individuality is what matters. The school is very accepting of everyone; in fact, diversity is very much encouraged. *Be involved. Like I said before, there are many orgs on campus; there is certainly one that fits you. If not, create your own org; it is very much encouraged.

    Bang for the buck

    My main concern in this department is the price of books at the bookstore and its buyback policy. One pays so much for a book then receives little to nothing at the end of the semester. For instance, at the beginning of the school, a book was bought at $160 used. At the end of the semester, $60 of the money was given back. Many colleges have much fairer policies and try to give back at least half of the money. Also, housing is a bit overpriced, especially for the on-campus apartments. For the value of these, the quality is not there. Most of them need updates and/or repairs. Dorms are OK; in fact, most of them have been renovated within the past 5-10 years.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many different organizations on campus, so there is a group for everyone. Everyone I met here so far has been very friendly. The way that the campus is set feels like home, considering that I come from a suburban area. The campus is not too big to where you will get lost in the crowd but not too small to where you will awkwardly be the center of attention. The campus also has a very diverse group of people, so finding friends is not difficult whatsoever.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are simply WONDERFUL!!! They can meet with you one-on-one of you ever need help with something or simply just chat about anything. And even if they are not available, some classes offer Supplemental Instruction. There is a SI instructor who has taken and excelled in the class. He or she offers group help sessions at least once a week; if not, more. They also have office hours if you prefer one-on-one help. This program can help a student boost his or her grades by about two letter grades if he or she regularly attends.

  • 04/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for financial aid and as many scholarships as possible, as tuition increases on a yearly bases because they don't freeze it at the price it is at when your first enroll.

    Bang for the buck

    While Carroll is expensive, the price is worth the education and experience you will receive.

    Am enjoying being here

    Carroll ALWAYS has something going on. Whether it is fairly cheap field trips to movies in the ballroom, the campus is never boring. Student Affairs held a Easter egg hunt in which the finder of the golden egg won a 5lb Hersey's Bar. You are sure to never be bored.

    Am learning a lot

    With smaller class sizes, its easy to talk to your professors. They actually take the time to get to know you and are willing to help when you need it. Plus with the SI program, if you need help studying, there is a peer being paid to take the class with you so they can help you.

  • 06/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone could go to Carroll University, whether your mellow, laid back, or energetic, there's so many different organizations to join, many different events happening each week and different athletics to chose form. In joining in with Carroll University's events, organizations or athletics you can make so many different friends and make the best out of the four years of being at Carroll University.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the incoming freshmen I would recommend to find as many scholarships as possible, there are plenty out there to apply for. Also visit the campus first to see if you like it, most likely you will love the campus. Also when you do visit there is always a campus tour guide who can help you with locating each building and if you have any questions they will answer them because they are a current student at Carroll University.

    Bang for the buck

    For what is offered at Carroll University the tuition is worth your while. It is pretty expensive but there are so many opportunities and scholarships available for Carroll.

    Am enjoying being here

    Carroll university is a really nice campus and i feel more at home there so I don't get as homesick. the campus is surrounded by houses so it feels like you're in your own little village plus it's not too far from Milwaukee which is nice if you have time you can go shopping or out to eat to relax from all the homework and studying.

    Am learning a lot

    In most of the classes there are only about 20-30 students with one professor, which means that each student can ask the professor a question or they can email them or visit them on their office hours. this means that the average student can succeed more in what they need to learn. I am a photography major and there is plenty of room to work in the dark room and still ask questions if any arise.

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Carroll is really great for all kinds of students. Whether you appreciate quiet or social learning, there are environments that support both. This university is for students that are seriously interested in their majors and earning their degrees.

    Tips for prospective students

    I found the initial orientation days to be extremely stressful. There is an abundance of information thrown at everyone and it's impossible to keep everything straight. However, a week into my first term, everything was fine. All the pieces of information scattered in my brain fell into place. The professors and guides are a valuable tool all throughout the year. So, while this may seem like a frightening journey at first, everything will fall into place sooner than you think.

    Bang for the buck

    Carroll may not be the cheapest university in Wisconsin, but there are factors that make up for the hefty price tag. For one, it's very close to home. As a commuter, this allows for some ease. As I've stated before, the classroom sizes are great and allow for more opportunities to receive guidance along with getting to know the other students and professor alike. The campus provides a safe and comfortable environment. As one of, if not the oldest colleges in Wisconsin, there is plenty of atmosphere in the old buildings. Although the current economy is putting some strain on my family, Carroll is worth the buck for the bang.

    Am enjoying being here

    In most aspects, I enjoy attending Carroll. The size of the classroom allows for comfortable learning and there are many environments that support my studies. Because of the smaller classrooms, it is easier to form close relationships with the instructors. I'm able to ask for assistance and even get on a personal level with certain professors that are as interested in a subject as I am due to the comfort of the classroom. On campus, there are a multitude of areas that aid in learning and studying. The library in particular maintains many areas for this. For students that appreciate silence when doing homework, there is a quite room. The Learning Commons allows for a more relaxed, social environment for those who don't require absolute silence. Students can also meet and socialize in the coffee shop. Other areas on campus include restaurants, shops, and computer labs. The only factor I do not appreciate is that is seems as though Carroll favors students living on campus. For example, some late night activities discourage commuter involvement. It makes sense for the university to support the students that are away from home. However, if they equally catered their attention to the commuters, it would feel like a home to me as well.

    Am learning a lot

    The classroom environments truly facilitate learning. The sizes, which range anywhere from six to thirty students, allows for plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor. Of course, the classroom vibe does depend on the individual professor. While each has a unique learning style, they are still effective teachers. I found that even if I wasn't particularly fond of a teacher, I still gained sufficient knowledge of the subject. Some classes involve the typical powerpoint presentation each day in order to teach the lesson while others utilize class discussions, allowing the students to actively become familiar with the lesson. While powerpoints get the job done, the discussions really helped my understanding of the subjects. In nearly every class, there is group work established outside of the classroom. This again allows students to learn actively while helping them formulate relationships. As a shy person, these projects aided in making acquaintances outside of class. All in all, Carroll is excellent in the aspect of teaching students not only the curriculum, but in developing social skills as well.

  • 07/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Those who like small, personal classes. -Those who like a challenge. -Those who want to learn and have fun. -Those who can stand to be bored once in a while.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Join an org! Even if it's just one, it's a great experience. -Go to the org fair, it'll help you see what's a good fit for you. -Go to events, the orgs that sponsor it would appreciate the attendance and they're usually informative and fun! -Get help when you need it! -Keep an open mind and try something new. -Either rent or buy used books, unless you can't. -Get along with your roommate because there's a $100 room changing fee. -Go the MDR instead of the PIT. It's healthier, unless you intend to eat junk food.

    Bang for the buck

    Carroll's expensive, but they give out a lot free stuff. If you go to all the events during the year, you will go home happy with a suitcase full of stuff! Most of the activites are at night, so try not to have night classes to enjoy the free stuff. Also, they typically have free stuff in the campus center during lunch time and dinner time, so keep an eye out for the tables! Downtown, all Carroll students get a, I think 20% or 15%, discount at many good downtown eateries! We also get coupons for places like Domino's, Jimmy John's, Papa john's, and other places that deliver. All of this, but I don't think we're going to have a big event or concert for a while, so that's kinda disappointing. Some of the dorms and other places seem outdated, but I think they're going to fix up that within the next few years.

    Am enjoying being here

    At first, I didn't like it, but after I talked to my advisor and I joined orgs at Carroll and started to feel at home. I highly recommend everyone join orgs at Carroll, they're a great way to meet new people and not go crazy just doing work all the time. There's nothing to do downtown after 5pm, but if you have car, you get to actually go places. Downtown isn't too far, but it's tiny compared to Milwaukee's downtown. There's also nothing to do if you have no money, so get a job or save money that your parents give you. There's a six week challenge in the first six weeks to get students to stay, but that's the most fun over the weekends they have. Most people go home on the weekends, so it's nice to have peace on weekends. I would say the second semester, people are more friendly and there's lots to do because all the orgs are trying to do as many thing as they can in a short time.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes, the classes are challenging, especially if you don't ask for help. At Carroll there are so many resources at your disposal, such as tutoring, SI (Supplemental Instruction), writing center, and your professors! If you ask, you can get a tutor in any subject or class. With classes that have a large amount of students that need help every year, there's SI. The cool thing about SI, is that the student already has taken the class and gotten a good grade, but they're retaking the class with you to experience how the professor teaches. If you go to an SI session, you get a more personalized experience and have fun because they play games while you learn, it's fun! If you need help in writing/English, you can go to the writing center for help, I heard that it helps a bunch! Also, you can just go to your professor's office hours for help, they're very nice, helpful, and always willing to teach you again! Lastly, at freshman orientation, they show you all of this anyway, but pay attention! It WILL come in handy!

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Carroll University offers public safety which is a 24/7 service. Students can call the public safety office at any hour of the day for transportation from one side of campus to the other if they feel unsafe, or call to report any suspicious activity. There are also stations spread around campus with blue lights that contact public safety and let them know to come to the location of that light. Public safety can always be seen monitoring campus, assuring students that safety is a priority and making sure they always feel comfortable and safe on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Carroll University has a wide variety of clubs and activities. There is something for every student to enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    Carroll University is great for students who are dedicated to their education and want to receive the best that they can.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private university, the tuition is a little pricy. But Carroll University offers scholarships to every accepted student. The tuition also does cover a lot of important things that help students success. The learning center offers tutors for every subject that students can attend without additional cost as well as sessions with a selected classmate to go over class material. This assures that students get the best out of their education and really understand the material and not just memorize to cram for exams. Tuition also covers gyms for those who enjoy working out and fitness classes that are held at specific times during the week. It also covers a campus shuttle which will take you anywhere around campus or slightly off campus as well.

    What to do for fun

    On campus itself, there are endless things to do. Carroll University is always holding a wide variety of events. CU at Night offers weekend fun to keep students busy and they are always doing something new. Carroll University also offers Greek Life and many different student organizations. There is something that appeals to every student. Downtown Waukesha also has many things for students to do off campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    Even though Carroll University is a small campus, there is still a wide variety of food to meet every students tastes. The Main Dining Room has a changing menu for every meal, assuring that students aren't eating the same meals day after day. There are also quick options for busy life students in the PIT. There are a variety of different fast food options that make grabbing a bite on the go a lot more convenient. There are also healthier dining options at ABP that also serve fresh baked goods. Not to mention, everything is within walking distance for convenient access.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different housing options at Carroll University. No matter the dorm, they are always well-kept and clean. Each dorm has unique features, such as game rooms, lounge rooms, etc. Everyone, dorm-wide, is open to meeting new people and accepting to new friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at Carroll University are without a doubt challenging, but professors and even peers are always willing to help out in any way possible. All professors allow questions by email at anytime, some even let you call them personally for assistance to make sure students succeed with the rigorous classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going into your first year of college can be intimidating, but Carroll University is nothing to be afraid of. All the the students are beyond friendly and always willing to make new friends. Carroll University also offers many services if you are feeling overwhelmed, such as counselors and centers you can use to help overcome any struggles. Another important thing Carroll University offers that will be very helpful for success is the tutoring center. Make sure to devote appropriate times to make sure you are learning as much as you can!

    In three sentences

    Carroll University is a very small, friendly community. Everyone is so kind and helpful with making sure you are successful in many different ways. The faculty really cares about the students and their dedication and commitment is extremely evident.

  • 04/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 10 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Smart, likes small classes, want to major in nursing or pt.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do good in High School

    Bang for the buck

    I wouldn't recomend Carroll for students other than ones interested in nursing, phyisical therepy, or athletic training because tuition is expensive and the professors in the other subject areas arent very good.

    Am enjoying being here

    Carroll has a good student environment and lots for a student to do around campus but many of the campus sponsored events are somewhat lame and hard to fit into a busy schedule

    Am learning a lot

    Carroll focuses on a good quality of learning but the professors for classes that aren't either in the PT program or the Nursing program are sub par.

  • 06/02/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    11 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for a small town student, one that likes hands on learning, small class size, cozy atmosphere, at home feeling, and a student ready to expand their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on high school. Scholarships are important and should be done when you have time, but never take your eyes off of senior and junior year. Complete the steps in high school, it is still important. Focus on scholarships and college applications on weekends and during breaks. And don't worry about the financial costs, there are people to help you work it out, never back away from your dream school because of the cost.

    Bang for the buck

    Carroll is an expensive school, but the small class size and the hands on learning experience is going to be worth it. They also have in place a great financial aid package that really helps, and they help to find outside scholarships as well. They also have a great selection of on campus jobs to bring down the cost as well.

    Will enjoy being here

    Carroll University has a beautiful campus. It is the only campus that I have been on that looks like the photos that they send in the mail. I have already visited several times, and each time I notice something better about coming.

    Will learn a lot

    I have not yet started my classes for Carroll, but I did decide to sit in on a class when I took a visit. I honestly would have stayed the full two hours of the class because it was so interesting. The teacher was definitely a hands on teacher and it was so friendly it did not even seem like a class anymore. The students in the class told me that the teachers were always like that. I would say with my experience I can totally tell that I am going to learn a lot because of the unique style of teaching.

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ~ People who want a small, closed campus ~ Those who are willing to get out there and try new things ~ Those who are ready for a challenge. ~ Those who know how to ask for help. Some of the classes can be brutal without help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Go see a play, play some bingo, walk around downtown Waukesha - anything and everything! Get to know your professors. They know so much and can help you with everything from writing your c.v. for graduate school to venting your frustrations about your roommate's belching habit.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, Carroll is expensive. But, knowing your class rank and ACT score, you can find out the least amount of money you can expect before you even apply. I loved that. They are also very helpful with financial aid. I wasn't expecting any, and still got some. The ticket price is something like $35,000 a year and with the scholarships Carroll gave me, I was able to get it down to $16,000.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is something going on nearly every weekend - there's events called CU @ Night which bring movies, trips to the mall, zoo, Brewer's game, etc to campus. Homecoming and Spring Fling are more for the drinking but DON'T miss bingo! (They give some awesome prizes.) There is an organization (org) for anyone. From Fondue Night with the radio station to the annual History Student/Faculty Trivial Pursuit Night, you can find something for you. The only thing I found to be bothersome is how unwilling Public Safety is to give students rides to the grocery store as they said they would.

    Am learning a lot

    Small classes are great but nothing if the professors don't utilize the size. Every class I have taken (I'm a sophomore) has had discussions, games (jeopardy being a favorite) and projects that help students get together and learn to work together. I haven't had a class bigger than 35 students. The majority of the professors are SO willing to help. They came to teach at Carroll to help students. Many of the professors have become my good friends because of how interested they are in my education.

  • 09/07/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 13 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    Tons of fun and great food.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any one who likes personal interactions with their professors and enjoys getting involved with many different clubs and activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to make friends, socializing is one of the most important aspects of school because the people you meet here can be lifelong friends. Classes are tough but as long as you work hard you wont have a problem. Its okay to feel nervous but relax. There are always people to help you accomplish anything.

    Bang for the buck

    Carroll is a private school, which means ALOT of financial aid to give away. By working hard and getting good grades you will get a decent chunk of change for a scholarship.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is smaller, so I do not have to walk as far to classes, its great when its cold out! There are many places to stop with friends to talk, or study. Overall, Carroll is never boring.

    Am learning a lot

    Class sizes are small, there is always interaction with your teachers after hours. Need help? Its no problem you can get help from your professors or peers. Classes are never to overbearing if you work hard because every professor gives you chances to excel.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus safety at carroll university is very good. they do their best to keep the students on campus safe at all times. campus safety even offers safe walks where they provide you with a campus safety worker who will walk you to your class or back to your dorm if you would just like some company on your walk home after night classes. they also provide campus shuttles that will drive you to certain destinations if it is ever snowing, raining, or if you just simply need a ride.

    Greek Life

    greek life here is not very big. there are a total of three fraternities and three sororities. they plan events for whatever philanthropy they have and sometimes plan small events for the students on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    carroll university has a numerous amount of clubs to join. there is basically a club for every major at this school. having so many clubs is helpful in getting to know people and ask for others advice in what you want to do with your future.

    Great for these types of students

    carroll university is great for students who do not feel comfortable at larger schools. you really get to know some of your professors and will actually be able to see some of the people you meet the next day. you will not just be a number at this school. your advisors and professors want you to succeed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are actually indian mounds located at a few spots around our campus.

    Bang for the buck

    this school is definitely a bang for your buck. i am confident that i am receiving a high level of education here that will make me a well-rounded person and will prepare me for my future career.

    What to do for fun

    carroll university offers a bunch of different activities to do. there are always some type of athletic events to attend whether it's football, basketball, or even wrestling. it is a great way to show your school spirit and meet new people. there are also very rewarding volunteer opportunities that the school sets up for its students to attend. one being the best buddies program. this program is a fun way to interact with special needs kids and do fun activities with them like playing basketball or doing arts and crafts type activities with them as well. also, carroll university is not far from brookfield mall where you can shop, eat, go see a movie, or just hang with friends.

    Food and Dining

    of course when you first move away it will be hard to get used to campus food and you will miss your mom's home-cooked meals, but i would have to say carroll does a pretty good job with their food selections. they offer a decent variety of food to choose from and put different items on the menu everyday.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life here is very accommodating. carroll university offers numerous types of dorms to live in. the recommended dorms to live in when you decide to come here as a freshman would definitely have to be either north and south bergstrom, or steele and swarthout hall. they are traditional style dorms which is helpful for new students to meet new people. also the resident assistant staff in all the dorms always come up with activities to get the residents out of their room in order to mingle and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    if your looking to just breeze by in your college academic classes at carroll university, you should think again. carroll offers very intense classes that are manageable to take and pass but you definitely need to devote a lot of your time to studying. the courses you need to take depending on whatever major you choose will definitely prepare you for what you need to know, you just need to put the time and effort into you work to succeed. i know this for a fact in choosing a health science major that a lot of my own time is devoted to studying. the challenging courses that i am required to take will definitely prepare me for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    one major tip i can give to perspective students is to not slack off. carroll university is turning into health science based school and if you plan on entering one of the health science related fields, you definitely need to put a lot of time into your school work. i definitely recommend attending the supplemental instruction sessions that our school provides, not only for the science classes, but other classes as well. these sessions are very helpful and you receive good insight, study tips, and any extra help you need from your peers who have taken the class before.

    In three sentences

    carroll university is a close-knit school, that has staff here who really want you to succeed. you will receive an excellent education that in the long run will help you with your future. lastly, you will make amazing life long friends here that you will be in touch with for the rest of your life.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    devoted safety department

    Greek Life

    greek life is laking. no frat or sorority lane and only a few of each exist.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many on campus with clubs often organizing of campus trips.

    Great for these types of students

    science majors, nursing or physical therapy students, any one seeking a liberal arts major. those who like a small school.

    Bang for the buck

    again price is a bit high but the school is good if you are here for the right reasons.

    What to do for fun

    downtown waukesha offers bowling, a ymca, and many dining options. carroll is located close to the highway which allows you to access other amenities.

    Food and Dining

    food is average but there is a good variety

    Dorm Life

    carroll offers a wide range of dorm living such as suite style, traditional, and on campus apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    classes will challenge you but won't consume your life.

    Tips for prospective students

    a bit costly buy worth it if you are searching for a smaller school than a state school for a liberal arts degree. great nursing and physical therapy programs

    In three sentences

    a small university for those searching a liberal arts degree. small class sizes offer good one on one time with teachers. carroll community is also very developed and a fun thing to be involved in.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is really great, if you call them at any time they will answer you and assist you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    its easy to locate any place you want to go in campus.

    What to do for fun

    there are many fun things to do at carroll, play any sport, go to gym, go to the pool, be in any activity held in carroll. it all depends in what you as a student likes to do. i specially like to go to gym!

    Food and Dining

    carroll university offers you a variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    i have to admit that the first days were difficult for me because i'm so close to my family but as days past your dorm becomes your second. i really enjoy living in campus.

    Academic Rigor

    as i said before carroll university has a lot of help, tutors who are willing to help you. proffersors demostrate that they do care about you and make classes understandable for us students.

    Tips for prospective students

    i will tell prospective students to be open minded, there's a lot of stuff out there in carroll university. i will tell them to consider staying in campus their first year.

    In three sentences

    carroll university offers you a family environment. also offers you great help in an subject you need help. in carroll university you will find many things to do!

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    you can see campus safety constantly while roaming the campus. if you need anything, calling campus safety will result in them answering the phone immediately and doing what they can to help you.

    Greek Life

    there are sororities and frat houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    it will not be hard to find a club or an activity that you are interested. signs are posted everywhere and even just talking to most of the students you can find yourself being introduced to clubs and activities. also, there are weekly e-mails to keep you updated on certain activities.

    Great for these types of students

    i am an art student and the amount of extra curricular art activities is outstanding!

    Bang for the buck

    i have attended a uw college and did not like it. carroll university is a private college that allows each student to receive the attention that they need which makes every dime that the school costs worth it.

    What to do for fun

    there are a large amount of extra curricular activities for each student. endless amounts of events to go to from live painting and music concerts to football games. there will never be a lack of events going on, weekly.

    Food and Dining

    they have plenty of food options including a main dining room which has countless selections in a buffet style, they have another area that has many fast food type selections, and then a coffee shop that also has food selections. i usually find myself eating in the coffee shop because it is a very wonderful atmosphere for studying.

    Dorm Life

    i do not stay in the dorms but i have seen pictures and have heard other students talk about them and it sounds excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    there is plenty of challenge to help each student reach their full potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    take advantage of all of the extra assistance there is offered for each student and all of the extra curricular activities that will help further your career.

    In three sentences

    many extra curricular activities that relate to fine art degrees which will look good on your future resume. the class sizes are small so each student is able to receive the attention and help that they need. th professors make lots of time to offer extra help to each student that needs it outside of the classroom.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe walking anywhere around campus.

    Greek Life

    Girls don't get houses because of state laws, but boys do. Boys have bad parties and girls don't have any.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone, and there is always time to pick up another club.

    Great for these types of students

    Small town people would enjoy it here, it feels like it's own small town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a meditation chapel.

    Bang for the buck

    Small class sizes and helpfulness of proffesors makes it worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There are different activities on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. Good variety of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    It's fun getting to know people on your floor. There is always something going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Carroll seems to accept almost anybody. This makes for a big class, but many don't realize how hard the work will be.

    Tips for prospective students

    The workload is harder then you expect coming in. Learn how to manage your time well. Join activities and clubs.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    20 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things you can be involved in that I could not even begin to list them all! There seems to be a club for everyone and every interest and passion.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. I expected college to be expensive. I recommend getting a job and saving money to contribute to your own education - unless you can get enough scholarships to pay your way!

    What to do for fun

    Carroll is close enough to home to keep in contact with family and friends. I am excited about exploring the Waukesha area, too.

    Food and Dining

    I had a meal when I visited. The food was really good. There are a lot of choices and good deals.

    Dorm Life

    It will be a new experience for me. I am a little nervous about sharing a small space with a person I do not know.

    Academic Rigor

    I expect it to be challenging, and I would be a little disappointed if it weren't challenging. After all, this is college!

    Tips for prospective students

    Carroll may not be right for everyone. It is a smaller campus and it is a higher cost than your typical colleges. However, I believe it is worth the investment.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University is PERFECT for me. I am so excited I can hardly stand the wait! I know I will LOVE being here.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They offer many services to ensure student safety and there hasn't been an issue since I have been on campus, it's generally very safe.

    Greek Life

    Three sororities, two fraternities that are very active on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO MANY!! Student government, anime, Queers and Allies (Q&A), student radio, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want to become more independent!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a lot of history at Carroll (Carroll was created before Wisconsin was recognized as a state!!) so its neat to learn about that. There are several traditions at Carroll and in Waukesha that students enjoy.

    Bang for the buck

    Carroll is expensive, but it is an experience for a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    There is a HUGE budget for programming and events, so if you are bored at Carroll, there is always something you could be doing.

    Food and Dining

    The dining services are very helpful and cater to the students wants and needs. If you have a food allergy they will always have special food available for those students.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life what you make it at Carroll. I work for the residence halls so obviously I love it. They offer lots of activities and programs to get involved in and fun things to do on the weekends and evenings.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically Carroll can be challenging, however, they offer a wide variety of services to help students study or get one on one help from the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!! Life as a student can be stressful, but having a close group of peers really helps the college experience go smoothly.

    In three sentences

    A perfect private university experience. Carroll offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to excel. Carroll professors almost always know students by name, and care about the students success.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    22 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    AWESOME. They will give you rides all over campus all winter long. I never felt endangered walking around campus. If you decide to leave campus, just be careful and watch where you go. The surrounding neighborhoods aren't by any means dangerous, but you can never be too careful.

    Greek Life

    I believe there are 3 sororities and 2 fraternities. Because of Wisconsin laws, females are not allowed to have sorority houses but that doesn't keep them from being very active on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    It's a small school so the sports here aren't too competitive but still fun to attend! The school holds a lot of events and offers activities for students to attend off of campus. They have a lot of different clubs to choose from and if they don't have one you are interested in, you can get some fellow students and start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a small campus, are focused on their studies, and laid back. People there are very accepting of everyone. They offer an environment for those who are both quiet and social. If you are looking to party every weekend, this probably isn't the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is located in a historical town so check out all the scenery in downtown Waukesha. It may be an old town, but it is absolutely beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    The school itself is pretty expensive because it's private. They are very generous with financial aid. When you get accepted they will offer you a decent amount of financial aid right off the bat. Apply for scholarships, it will help a lot.

    What to do for fun

    Carroll is located in a quiet town only 30 minutes outside of Milwaukee. There isn't much going on in downtown Waukesha but it is a beautiful place to walk around. There is a lovely river walk and some shops to see. There aren't too many hoppin bars around this school but Milwaukee isn't too far of a drive!

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Main Dinning Room is pretty tasty and healthy. They are always offering sandwiches and stir fry here. The hours in the MDR aren't too great but if they aren't open you can go to the PIT. The PIT is open pretty late but the food down there isn't too great. Fortunately, the school is surrounded by a lot of restaurants to choose from if you decide to go out.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here is pretty good. They have quite a few residence halls with a variety of room options. One of the biggest downfalls at Carroll is they require you to live on campus for 3 years. It is possible to apply for off campus housing after your freshman year, but there are specific qualifications.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, this school is excellent. Carroll offers a wide variety of classes that are academically challenging in a comfortable environment. Most classes held are small, 20-30 people, which allows you the chance to get to know your professors, who are only there to help you succeed! The only downfall is this is a private school; therefor, if you transfer chances are a lot of your credits won't transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Socially, this isn't the greatest school to get that college experience at. Most people head home for the weekend therefor, there isn't much going on. The majority of students are PT or Nursing majors so if you are interested in PT or Nursing, this is the school for you. Scholarships! Carroll is an expensive school, they do a pretty good job of awarding money to incoming students, but be sure to apply for scholarships! Carroll offers a lot of extra assistance to all of their students. Take advantage of this!

    In three sentences

    Carroll is an academically challenging school that allows students the opportunity to learn in a quiet and social environment. Classes are small enough so each student is able to receive the attention and help they need to help them succeed. Carroll offers a wide variety of opportunities in and outside of the classroom for students their students to excel.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our public safety is very good. They help you whenever you need it and show up quickly. The provide shuttle service at night if needed and truly care about us as students.

    Greek Life

    There are 3 sororities and 3 fraternities at Carroll. We serve the community by organizing fund raisers as well as volunteering. Greek life offers a great social aspect to students as you get very close with one another and you make friends forever. Greek life also just hang out together. We support each other and its great.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university offers many different types of organizations and clubs. You can join an academic club, social, religious or diversity organization. I am in Greek life which is also a good way to meet people and serve your community. You can also join intramural which is another good way to meet people while having fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Carroll is great university for students who are looking for a small classroom. The teachers provide one on one help if you need it and its good for those who need to do clinics as the college has great connects with its community. If students have disabilities, you can get help as the staff is willing to work with you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Carroll is the oldest college in the state of Wisconsin. It was established in 1849. The one unusual thing on campus I know of is that there is a haunted building called MacAllister on campus where the professors have their offices. Supposedly a young girl by the name of Lydia Morgan hung herself in the attic of the house. It is said that apparitions have been seen in the house.

    Bang for the buck

    It is great to be able to use your student ID card at ABP and the PIT. My sister is at a college that doesnt offer this. You can also use your ID for laundry, snacks in snack machines. Local vendors also allow students discounts and you can use your ID.

    What to do for fun

    Every weekend Carroll student organizations put on night time weekend activities such as field trips to restaurants, movie screening with free popcorn all at a reasonable price. Going a club or organization is a great way to meet people. Many do community service and hold social events together.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is centrally located. You can eat in the main dining room, in the PIT or at Au Bon Pain. The PIT is located in the basement of the campus center and they offer grill food and have a cafe. The ABP is a great soup and sandwich place, but they have a killer breakfast too. The food isnt that great in the cafeteria, but I am a picky eater. Just wish they had more veggies.

    Dorm Life

    The university offers many different housing styles. You can stay in traditional dorms, be housed in apartments or in suite-styled housing. I have lived in Bergstrom for one year. I had a good experience, minus few cold showers. The atmosphere in the dorms is very social as my floor left their doors open. This allowed for a family feel and a good way to meet others.

    Academic Rigor

    This will depend on your major. The science dept provides challenging courses. You have to be very organized. I study about 3-4 hours a day out side of classes. But with good time management you are still able to find time to do other things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to go to tutoring so you dont fall behind. Join a few organizations to make friends and be willing to try something new.

    In three sentences

    Love that the school is close to home. The buildings are in close proximity to each other which makes it easy to get to class. Lastly, I like that there is free transportation around the campus if you need it.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 55

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Every weekend they have something going on. The have trips, adventures and daily dorm activities. I'd say that the biggest on campus activity is Relay for Life.

    Food and Dining

    They have a plentiful plan for dinning at Carrol. If you don't like what they have you can always try some where else. The campus is located near many local restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Carroll are plentiful bigger than an average dorm you'd see on campus today. However there are some dorms on campus that the heater is too loud, or the rooms are really small. The chances of getting into those dorms are slim.

    Academic Rigor

    They have excellent teachers at Carroll. If you are someone who might need a little extra help then this would be a school to go to. If the teachers do not help there are higher authority's that will help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Carroll Will help you if you are shy to any extend. It will really push your boundaries. Also Waukesha is a small town, so there really is nothing to fear.

    In three sentences

    Carroll has been a great place to start out in. You really have a lot of opportunities to get out there and explore the world. Carroll is a very sociable place.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always around when you need it. They keep us posted if something is amiss on campus or nearby. They patrol the campus often and help students cross the street so people driving through campus don't hit us.

    Clubs and Activities

    Chemistry club is great, I joined in and I immediately felt welcome and because of being in the club I have become more outgoing.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is quite expensive, but it is definitely worth the extra buck.

    What to do for fun

    There are many CU around campus activities that we can attend, they are always a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is always delicious and fresh. Though there should be a little more variety in the menu.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great, and the people living in them are awesome. Though having the boilers turned off and having to take a cold shower is an inconvenience.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are super nice, and if you are struggling then they try and make time if their office hours are at an inopportune time. Also, the learning commons is a huge help.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Carroll! The school is so generous to the community that I want to help more. The faculty and the students here are so helpful, and it is so nice to be helped whenever I need it.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very good

    Clubs and Activities

    lots to get involved with, still working on that

    Great for these types of students

    who like small classes but want the college atmosphere

    Bang for the buck

    make sure you use everything to your advantage

    What to do for fun

    campus activities, great parks, great area to run

    Food and Dining

    3 1/2

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for anything

    In three sentences

    1. Awesome campus 2. small classes 3. friendly students, professors, community

  • 09/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent! You always see security.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe it is good for the education you receive.

    What to do for fun

    Spending time with my husband exploring the town!

    Food and Dining

    The Second Cup coffee house is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter student.

    Academic Rigor

    I am pleased with the academic rigor-it keeps me stretching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even if you don't think you can afford going here-try anyway they help with lots of scholarships.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and you feel at home.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Safety works 24/7, even on the weekends. There are cross guards waiting at the sidewalk for students who need to cross.

    What to do for fun

    Work out in the gym. Join a club. Join a sport. Walk to downtown Waukesha. Rent a car and go cruising around town. Watch a movie at a friend's dorm or in a lounge somewhere on campus. Take the shuttle and go shopping.

    Food and Dining

    Carroll offers a great variety of food to students. There are also different places to eat also, which are located in the Campus Center. In our Main Dining Room alone, there are four places to eat from. Plus, there's always ice cream available!

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live, the environment will be good for studying but majority of the dorms are full of life.

    Academic Rigor

    It's kind of like high school but the teachers are more flexible. Some professors take your attendance, others don't. It all depends on your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry too much about money. Bring a fan if you are planning to live on campus.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University has a beautiful campus, full of beautiful people. The faculty is very nice and helpful. Plus, Carroll within walking distance of downtown Waukesha, which is full of antique stores, diverse restaurants, and so much more.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    29 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I wouldn't know what the food tastes like because I don't go there, not yet at least. But they seem to have a lot of options, there's definitely something for everybody.

    In three sentences

    The campus is really nice, and the area surrounding it had a cute small town feel. Everyone at Carroll seemed to be very friendly and super welcoming. After visiting the school, it is definitely one of my top choices.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus safety officers around. If they are not, and you feel unsafe in any situation, all you have to do is call and someone will come to you. Campus safety shuttles students around campus and some of the surrounding area. There are also blue boxes which provide students a direct line to campus safety at any time of the day. Campus safety is open 24 hours a day for the needs and safety of students,

    Clubs and Activities

    Carroll offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations. There is one for every student attending. If you find there is not one that interests you, or you just want to start your own, it is possible to start a new one. Carroll only has to approve it and there has to be other students also interested, for it to be accepted.

    Great for these types of students

    Carroll has great health field programs. The majority of students here are studying to attain a degree in the health field. Many go on to graduate school to continue their education.

    Bang for the buck

    Carroll is a little expensive; but it is definitly worth it. There are many things to get involved in plus a great education. The buildings are historical and beautiful to look at. Also, Carroll offers a great chance to get involved in the culture of others and provides opportunities, such as studying abroad or taking trips over breaks, that some schools do not offer.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different types of clubs and orginizations to join on Carroll. If a student cannot find an existing club or organization, that student can start his or her own club. That student just needs a few other people who are interested in the same thing and get it approved by Carroll to start the new club or organization. If clubs or organizations are not for you, there are many other things, such as sports and downtown activities to enjoy. Downtown Waukesha offers many different shopping spots and other events throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    There are different options of dining available on and off campus. Carroll has a Main Dining Room, the Pioneer Indoor Terrace, and the Pioneer Perk. Each of these locations offers a variety of food suited for all students needs and preferences. If a student wishes to dine off campus, Carroll is located about a five minute walking distance away from downtown Waukesha.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different types of housing offered at Carroll. There is the traditional dorm, the apartment style dorm, and actual apartments. Every one of these caters to the student's needs and preferences. Traditional dorms offer a more social environment, apartment style dorms offer a social environment and more privacy, and actual apartments offer a great amount of privacy for students. Each type of housing is on campus and within walking distance of Carroll's main buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on learning styles and interest, many classes offer a challenge. The classes are not severely difficult; however, they do require students to study and attend class on a regular basis. Carroll provides a good education for many students and allows for many different styles of learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't have to know what you want to do right away. Carroll offers many general education classes, which every student is required to take. If you do know what you want to major in, Carroll offers many different types of classes. Yes, most of the majors here are health science related; but there are many other good programs here, such as art and education majors.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University has a friendly environment, where everyone is welcoming. Carroll offers many activities such as clubs, volunteer opportunities, and others, which are easy to join and enjoy. Everything here is designed for the student's happiness and comfort.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 55

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Carroll is in a very wonderful location. Around campus there are two shopping malls, a brand new shopping center with a TJ Maxx, Ulta, and Charming Charlies. There are also many organizations on campus that a student can choose from.

    Food and Dining

    There is only one main dining area on campus and as a Junior, I am quite sick of the same meals every few weeks. The Pioneer Indoor Terrace has great options, however, if you're looking for a fresh salad you won't find one anymore. I believe that this is one of the shortfalls of living on campus, but there are ways around it like making your own meals or visiting Au Bon Pain.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun for the first few years because you get to meet a bunch of people. The process for picking a dorm to live in is quite stressful come registration time though. The RA's are friendly and are willing to help in any way possible.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at Carroll are held at a high standard. Studying every night is not abnormal, but it will help in the long run. If the classes wouldn't be challenging then it would be hard to learn, so the work is well worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's okay if you don't know what you want to study when you first attend school. The advisors are wonderful and will help guide you in the right direction. Never be afraid to change your mind, college is about finding what's right for you, so make sure you're enjoying what you're studying.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University is a small but beautiful campus. There are many diverse options of classes and majors to choose from and the advisors are always helpful. There are also many great things to explore in the areas around Carroll.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are everywhere all the time, and just a phone call away.

    Greek Life

    It's pretty big here, but they don't have houses, just suites in one of the resident halls.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for almost anything, and if you can't find what you want, get 15 people together and you can make your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Any one who is interested in health sciences or psychology this is a great place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Chirstmas at Carroll is a huge event where all of the music groups get together and put on a concert that the whole community attends.

    Bang for the buck

    Since it is a private school it is more expensive, but if you are interested in Physical Therapy there is no better place, because of the direct admit program.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of fine arts events always going on, you could go down town, or sometimes student organizations. put events on.

    Food and Dining

    The main dining room has good food, and there are four other places you can go on campus to get food if you don't like the food in the main dining room.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are small, and being in a triple it can get overwhelming, but all dorms are small and Carroll is better than some places. The suite style is much better, but most Freshman don't get them.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the program, but the main classes are challenging. If you are a good student and go to supplemental instruction you should do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    When registering always have multiple backups, especially if you are a Freshman or Sophomore. Also, guess higher for your meal plans, because they can go fast.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school for medical majors. It's perfect for people looking for a small campus. It is a very safe campus, you will never feel in danger.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Carroll is an extremely safe school! There are safety officers all over campus that help you cross busy streets and drive you places day or night if you need it. There are also safety phones scattered throughout campus that if you for whatever reason feel unsafe all you have to do is pick up the phone.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and organizations to be a part of! Anything from the Harry Potter club to Colleges Against Cancer. For activities, there is always something going on.

    Great for these types of students

    Carroll University is great for any kind of student. Carroll is home to many different personalities and races.

    What to do for fun

    So much to do for fun! Downtown Waukesha is full of things to do. Also tons of on campus events and activities to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is better than high school cafeteria food! There are many different dining options, like the main dining hall, coffee shops, an indoor terrace, and also off campus dining in restaurants and delivery.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but friends of mine that do enjoy it. I've heard that having roommates allows you to make friends more quickly and that dorm floors bond and get close.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically it is more challenging than high school, but its not ridiculously impossible. As long as you use you time wisely, pace yourself, and study its not difficult at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, and study! There's no such thing as studying too much, but there is such a thing as not studying enough. Also, make sure you have a strong backpack to carry all your heavy textbooks.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University is a wonderful and welcoming college that promotes diversity and teamwork. The staff really takes the time and works with students on any issue or problem. A really great place to learn and grow.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 55

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    GET INVOLVED IN ORGS!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you like the small college feel.

    In three sentences

    It is a great, small college. Professors are very willing to help and make you feel comfortable. Love it here!

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Even with the way society is going these days I feel completely safe. The outside areas are well lit and there is always people around. I have never had a problem but if I do I know exactly where to go and what to do.

    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for all types of students. You have the opportunity to be as involved as much as you want. If you are the type of student who is just there to learn and get your degree (which that is my type) it is perfect. There are also many other roads that you can travel.

    Bang for the buck

    I went to another UW University for a semester before attending Carroll. With the way the degrees are set up I am getting much more for my money. I can actually study what I need to know for my degree. I do not have to take classes that I feel are a waste of money.

    What to do for fun

    With Carroll being located in Waukesha there is so much to do. The surrounding areas are Muskego and New Berlin which gives me a vast selection of choices.

    Food and Dining

    There is a huge selection of dining at Carroll and the surrounding areas.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home but my commute is easy. I do have friends that live in the dorms and they love it.

    Academic Rigor

    I give Carroll 5 stars. I am very confident that I will be well prepared for life after college. Through their academics they streamline what I will need to know for my future. They have taught me how to think on my own while challenging me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get and or stay organized. Learn good time management. Do not be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Carroll University a 9 out of 10. They are very organized and are making it easy to get a education. I would recommend this University to everyone.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Carroll University strongly encourages a safe campus to ensure the safety of its students. The have people to walk students if they want someone to walk with them, they have a shuttle that will take students up to a mile off campus. Carroll University feels safe and is well lit and have crosswalks with crossing gruards that students take advantage of all the time!

    Clubs and Activities

    With all the clubs and organizations offered at Carroll University one is bound to find an activity that they will enjoy and have an interest in! Most clubs offer activities to the students at no cost and have really cool prizes that can be won!

    Great for these types of students

    Carroll University is great for all students because of the wide variety of cultures all students are welcomed! Courses about different cultures are required for Carroll students in order for students to understand differences in cultures, which allows all students to feel comfortable on campus! All students are welcomed to join the Carroll University friendly atmosphere!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    La Estacion is a wonderful Mexican restaurant in walking distance of the campus. Part of the restaurant is held in an old train caboose, and has excellent food that many college students enjoy!

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private school Carroll University is an expensive university, but they do offer scholarships that are higher than most state schools. Classes are taught by professors not student aids, unlike many state schools. Seeing that there are many free programs offered to the students are free is nice, however students feel like a lot of their tuition is not being used effectively and is being spent frivolously.

    What to do for fun

    Carroll offers many activities that are little to no cost to the students. Physical activities like zumba, yoga, and strength building classes are free to Carroll students along with a gym that is available. Many student organizations also put on activities for students to attend that have really nice prizes to win!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many different food options to appeal to everyone. Carroll also attends to those with special eating needs and is always open to different food suggestions. There are many options for dining at Carroll; between ABP, three dining options in the PIT, Second Hand Cup, and the Main Dining Room one can always find a place to eat!

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms are not as bad as people say. Being social and open to change to make your stay in the dorm enjoyable. Creating a roommate agreement form really helps get all parties living in the room on the same page so that everyone can get along!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic load at Carroll University is all dependent on a student. The university encourages courses for students to take according to their major and how many credits a student should take. Students should study at least two hours outside of class to every one hour in class and read what the professor assigns to improve students outcome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students that attend Carroll University should take advantage of all the free programs that Carroll offers, from tutors and supplemental instructors to yoga and zumba classes. Carroll students should not be afraid to talk to the advisers and people who are at the university to help and encourage the students. Students should have fun while studying to keep them enjoying their time at Carroll.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University is a highly academic university with an at home enviroment. There are multiple programs that allow their students to achieve high standings in both academic along with volunteering within the community. Carroll University makes sure that the student feels like a person not a number.

  • 04/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This part of Waukesha is not a safe area.

    What to do for fun

    Carroll is a suitcase college, most people go home on weekends so there's not much to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here. This school is very health-science based so if you're going for that, go for it. But otherwise, it's definitely not worth $40,000.

    In three sentences

    A Health Science school. Not worth the money. Doesn't care about the students.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Safety at Carroll provides shuttle rides, safety walks, and crossing guards around campus. There are also officers that work around Carroll and try to maintain a safe environment. Carroll does not have really much of a crime scene as Waukesha is a safe community.

    Greek Life

    There are two fraternities and three sororities on campus. It is not a huge aspect of Carroll but there are a good portion of people involved in them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Though Carroll does not have as many clubs or activities as major universities, chances are you can find a club or two that matches your interests. Intramural sports are a big thing on campus and competitive, but organizations exist based off service, academic interests, cultural interests or even just places to have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that are motivated and want to be really involved. You will get to know your professors and make connections to a lot of people. It's good for people who are good at getting to know people by themselves. It's also good for those that are okay not partying every weekend and also who enjoy having a few close friends rather than a huge group of friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Carroll offers good financial aid merit-wise, and they take in to account for special circumstances. The ticket price is never what you actually pay to go to Carroll. The fund that we do pay, though, are questionable as to where they go. Many students complain of the money being spent on trivial things, and would like to see more money going in to new buildings or supplies.

    What to do for fun

    Carroll lacks in this department to some, and for some it's perfect. Many students choose to leave on the weekends but things can still be found to do. Parties are avoidable but also do happen. So the option is there, but most students do not party. There are many organizations on campus that offer activities for students on the weekends such as trips to Chicago for really cheap or campus wide events. Most people spend their time outside in the spring and fall when it's nice outside playing volleyball or walking downtown.

    Food and Dining

    The food is of fairly good quality, but Carroll severely lacks choices. There are three main options for food at Carroll. The Main Dining Room, which is buffet style and usually offers something okay to eat, but it gets repetitive. The PIT has three fast-food type places to eat which are good for late night runs and is open more often, but poor when it comes to nutrition. Au Bon Pain is a sandwich, salad, and soup place that offers very good food and is open from 7am-9pm every day. This is probably the healthiest place on campus as far as options for food to go, but can be an inconvenience as it is on the far side of campus.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends on where you live and what you make out of it. The traditional dorms are old, but fairly spacious. Living in the traditional dorms your first year is a good idea to make friends, but it can be challenging with older buildings especially in bathrooms and lack of wi-fi. The new, non-traditional dorms are very nice, but also very expensive. They are a good fit once one is established at Carroll.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very difficult, but general education classes can be a joke. Take classes that are relevant but also push you to do more. Physics and engineering classes lack good professors, but most other subject areas have approachable professors that want the best for their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting involved will be your key to success here. Carroll is definitely what you make of it. It's not a party school and the weekends can get pretty dead. Overall, Carroll is good for a motivated student who wants to get involved and try things that might be out of their comfort zone in order to have the best experience. Pay attention to scholarship opportunities, take advantage of Supplemental Instruction and tutors, and make connections.

    In three sentences

    Carroll is a small, typical liberal arts school. It excels in the sciences and most of its student population consists of nursing and physical therapy/exercise science majors. Carroll places a large emphasis on cultural experiences and diversity.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    39 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety department is growing quickly and is almost too involved in the campus life. If you are looking for strict rules and regulations this is your school.

    Greek Life

    Almost non existent and non-traditional.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing. Physical therapy. Exercise science. Education. Communications. Psychology

    What to do for fun

    The campus does not offer any entertainment options. The school tries to put up events on campus but fails to entertain many. The small town of waukesha also does not offer many interesting options, but the school does do a good job of offering trips through the school to take a bus to a more enjoyable location.

    Food and Dining

    Not greatest quality of food, but great options to get proper nutrition and find a meal, and payment option, that works for you no matter what is being served.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has strict rules and quiet hours (essentially curfew). This leaves you feeling more like a high school student being controlled rather than an adult creating new friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say 3 and a half stars, but it depends on the individual, and major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to read through the class descriptions for your major to ensure that the classes you will be taking will make you feel prepared for your future career.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University is a great small school in Waukesha Wisconsin. It is part of a small town community and it has that feel on campus. It offers many ways to become involved in the school while allowing you to continue success in your studies.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very efficient and prompt. If you need a ride to anywhere on campus or nearby, you can call campus safety and they will send a shuttle to pick you up and transport you. Should there be a campus wide emergency, campus safety will notify you by text and email and keep you updated on the situation. You can rest safe knowing that we have great officers and staff working in campus safety.

    Greek Life

    Though there are fraternities and sororities on campus, I am not a member of these so I can't comment on them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There a ton of clubs on campus. From Hiking to Chem Club, to a Harry Potter club. And the best thing is if there are no clubs you like, you can start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to make connections with faculty. Students willing to be challenged academically. Students who don't want to be lost in a massive crowd.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beware of the Barstow Building, despite being a lecture hall for communication majors, it seems abandoned to me. Every spring there is an event called Spring Fling, where the students can participate on campus sponsored events or on their own.

    Bang for the buck

    Despite being a private college, I believe Carroll is worth the tuition costs. If you want a place where faculty and mentors know you my your name, then Carroll is the place to go to

    What to do for fun

    Waukesha is a small city with a bustling downtown just minutes from the campus. Carroll offers CU @ Nite programs that take students to events such as movies, concerts, shopping trips. There is always something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The variety of food and choices of where to eat on campus allows you to try new things while eating classics made from wonderful chefs. Various campus restaurants offer great choices in sandwiches (hot or cold), salads, yogurt and frozen dairy treats, custom made smoothies, and pasta dishes.

    Dorm Life

    I personally have never lived on campus. Talking with friends though seems to suggest a comforting and welcoming environment.

    Academic Rigor

    I am majoring in Biochemistry with an ACS emphasis. This is one of the toughest majors on campus. It is demanding and honestly prepares you for the rigors of graduate school later on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to have a four-year plan ready. Some classes are only offered every other year, which means you may only get a single chance to take a required course in your major.

    In three sentences

    Carroll is a welcoming and comfortable small university in which you can create long-lasting connections with peers and faculty. Carroll offers all of the advantages of a small university, in which your friends feel like your family. Carroll also offers challenging courses and is a great place to come get your degree.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety has a big presence on campus but it is not overbearing. I feel safe walking around campus at night. Their transportation service isn't always that reliable, however, as a whole, I like the Campus Safety officers. The leader of Campus Safety is an ex-military man and they also employ off-duty Waukesha police officers to do patrol. There are also blue-light phones that can be used in an emergency. It connects right to the Public Safety line.

    Greek Life

    The Greek community is pretty awesome. There are three sororities and two fraternities, each which is involved with different philanthropic causes. All Greek organizations put on campus-wide events. Greek life is big on campus, but if you don't join, there's no pressure to do so and Greeks and non-Greek get along well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs on campus and if those don't suite you, you can create your own club! Each club puts on different campus activities as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious students who enjoy a small campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have an elderly lady on campus named Gert who works in the Main Dining Room. It's a tradition to give her a hug before graduation.

    Bang for the buck

    Again, this is dependent on the major you choose. For example, for Nursing majors, the bang is very good because the Nursing program is top-rated.

    What to do for fun

    There are different campus programming events every weekend, from things like comedians to musicians. There is also a student who is a magician on campus and likes to entertain people.

    Food and Dining

    The Main Dining Room serves buffet style food with several different options every day. It's usually pretty good. The PIT serves greasy fast food, which is good in a pinch. Au Bon Pain is like Panera Bread and is therefore delicious. Downtown Waukesha is also full of restaurants, most of which are within walking distance of campus.

    Dorm Life

    Traditional freshman dorms are pretty good. The upperclassmen housing is also really nice. Each dorm puts on different events for the whole campus and there are also programs which are specific to your residence. Overall, they aren't bad.

    Academic Rigor

    This is dependent on your major. Science majors have a lot more work compared to say, Journalism majors. Every major will have its challenges, however, if you plan on Nursing as your major, you will work very hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going into a science-based major, be prepared to study! It is definitely not like high school, where you can simply coast. In the end though, you get out what you put in, so work hard and you will have an awesome college experience.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University is a tight-knit community with professors that care about your education. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus as well. Deciding to attend Carroll was one of the best decisions I have made.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    42 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is a great campus (small) in a very nice neighborhood. Partly why I chose it is that it reminded me of the New England College feel.

    Bang for the buck

    While many would consider this an expensive school, its actually pretty fairly priced for a private college and Carroll is very generous with scholarships and grants if you ask for them. I believe the education you receive for the price is fairly matched.

    Food and Dining

    By the end of my senior year, the ability to get good food, like sandwiches and more healthy choices throughout the day became easier. But the food over all was pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Because this is mostly a suit-case college, I found that the dorm life had little to offer someone from a great distance away but not an international student.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major, it was middle of the road. The class sizes average about 20-30 students or smaller, which gives you a lot of opportunity for individualized attention from the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are from out of state- know that this is a suitcase college. You can receive wonderful financial aid, but most other students are from Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Illinois. There is a decent international student base though.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 55

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is almost always something going on during the weekends that students can attend. Otherwise, just hanging out in the dorms and going to parties is a good time once in a while.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a roommate that you want to live with. Go out and do activities and make friends right away, be friendly!

    In three sentences

    Carroll is a very small, but friendly school. The class sizes are small, which allows you to get one-on-one time with your professor. The campus is great to live on and if you liked high school, you'd like Carroll.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is obviously a priority at Carroll. there is a public safety system, which is headed by a former secret service agent. all resident rooms have emergency exit procedure signs in them. doors in rooms can be locked by handle and deadbolt. ID's are required to enter the resident halls. suspicious activity is monitored and a text/email alert system is in place.

    Greek Life

    There are two fraternities, and three sororities on campus. They are all currently recognized by the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life is available on campus. there are also a wide variety of clubs with goals ranging from hanging out, to support, to volunteerism.

    What to do for fun

    There are many campus hosted programs offering a range of activities. as with most colleges, there are some parties during the year as well. Finally, there are many activities during the first six weeks, homecoming, and spring fling.

    Food and Dining

    There are several options on campus and several options within a reasonable walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Both traditional and non traditional options are available in a varying price range. no restriction on residence is placed by age, however upper level students tend to get non traditional living space.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are challenging, others are not. the quality of your degree and the skills and knowledge you receive are dependent on whether or not you push yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Even if it feels like you've applied for a hundred, apply some more. Even if you are a sophomore, unless you have all the cost covered, apply for more scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University is a safe and effective learning environment for all kinds of people. Carroll has many opportunities for financial aid, and student involvement. Carroll is a great place to get an education

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 55

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    CU at Night consists of weekend programs that are fun to attend. Join a club or a sport!

    Food and Dining

    Most food is great. Once in a while, they'll be a meal I don't like in the Main Dining Room, but there are like four other options.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Pioneer Hall, which is suite style. Can't complain too much, but my neighbors should totally leave their doors open to say hello.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, and I learn something in all of them, even my easier classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay caught up in classes because it's hard to catch up when you fall behind. Also be sure to apply for campus jobs, FAFSA, and scholarships before the due date.

    In three sentences

    Carroll has a very friendly, invited atmosphere and great academic resources like the Learning Commons, which has subject tutors and more. It seems expensive, but they have great four year scholarships, and you can apply for state and federal grants. I love that the classes are challenging and that I have a great weekend social life and spiritual support.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    46 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Wonderful campus safety with easy contact to authorities.

    Greek Life

    Have not participated in a Sorority, but Carroll has sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any sort of club you can imagine can be found at Carroll University, and if there isn't a club you'd like to join, you can make one.

    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much fantastic for all students looking to major in the classes offered.

    Bang for the buck

    Carroll University offers many scholarship options for academics as well as other scholarships. There isn't a limit on the amount of scholarships you can receive.

    What to do for fun

    A person could participate in any of the university's clubs, organizations, and sports teams. There is a YMCA that recently opened within walking distance of the campus as well as a gym and exercise area on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I have not yet attended the university, but there are many places on campus and nearby with amazing food.

    Dorm Life

    I have not yet attended the university, but there are several different options for on campus living as well as off campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not yet attended the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the college by either attending an open house, by setting up a personal tour, or by attending both. Visit with an admissions counselor and a financial aid counselor. Another tip would be to ask questions whenever any come up. Search their website for information on the school and the application as well as financial aid.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University is small enough to personalize an education specifically for you, but big enough to provide a multitude of educational opportunities. Carroll University sets their students up for success by providing apprenticeship opportunities and study abroad opportunities to several countries. Carroll is located twenty minutes from the large city of Milwaukee, WI and has the convenience of the suburban town, with the ability to travel to the big city with minimum hassle.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our public safety is pretty good. If you ever need a ride you can call and request a shuttle to anywhere. In addition, if you don't feel safe while walking, you can press a blue button and an officer will come to you and walk you home or wherever you are going.

    Greek Life

    We have both sororities and fraternities so you are welcome to join them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of different clubs to join. However, a majority of them meet around 9 pm, so you stay out late going to meetings. Make sure you take a nap. There are plenty of activities to do over the weekend and many different various ones to do during the week that are ran by the different clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're a nursing or physical therapy (PT) major, this is a good school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are currently installing a nail salon and tanning shop. That's pretty awesome for girls (and maybe a few guys...). There is also something called The Six Week Challenge, which urges freshman to stay on campus the first 6 six weeks of school. By staying, and attending all 12 activities, they are entered to win prizes such as iPads, iPods, and tablets.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't think you get your bang for your buck. When I went to my freshman advising for my schedule, my advisor didn't know what she was talking about and now I am behind in a few classes I needed to take this year. Also, I need to take a bunch of classes not required for my major because the classes I needed to take were only offered first semester (that would have been nice to know then). Also, I wasted a ton of money on AP exams and none of my credits transferred over.

    What to do for fun

    There is a sand volleyball court behind the Bergs and a lot of pick up games start which are super fun. Also, there are usually activities every Friday and Saturday night for free that are extremely fun (like comedians and mentalists).

    Food and Dining

    There are a couple different choices. Sometimes the stuff in the Main Dining Room (MDR) is a bit questionable, but in that case you go downstairs to the Pioneer Indoor Terrace (PIT). There's a bunch of fast food there (burgers, pizza, fried chicken) or you can get smoothies and fro-yo. Also, if you walk down a couple blocks you can go to Au Bon Pain (ABP), which is kind of like Panera, so there is soup, sandwiches, and salads. Plus you get exercise walking up a slight hill so you don't even have to go work out that night!

    Dorm Life

    Everybody is pretty social here and you get to meet a lot of new people. Girls: do NOT request Kilgour because it's all girls and you'll never meet any guys. Also, try not to live in New Hall or Pio because they're basically all upperclassmen so you won't be able to meet that many people in the freshman class. I know the Bergs and Steele don't have air, but in the end you end up meeting a lot more people your own age and have a bunch of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are pretty challenging (in a good way) so make sure you study a lot and keep up with your classes, don't get majorly caught up in the party/social scene.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look into all your transfer credits and see how they transfer. Check into AP credits to because a majority do NOT transfer they only count as elective credits. Also, make sure you check out your major's first year plan before setting up your first semester schedule. If you mess up your first semester it can get you behind for the next 4 years.

    In three sentences

    Make sure you check everything out (like AP credits) before you apply and see what transfers. You'll meet a lot of cool people. Study hard to keep up with your classes.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is incredible. If something happens on campus or within a few miles of campus we are all notified via email. Also, there are always Public Safety cars driving around, so you know if you need help someone will be there.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not in any right now, but I have heard good things about clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, students not looking for a lot of fun, local

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are snowball fights every week, and those are entertaining.

    Bang for the buck

    There is no bang for the buck. Believe me, you pay for everything.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do for fun. To have fun, go home.

    Food and Dining

    The food is usually good. The Main Dining Room doesn't have very good hours for students with classes throughout the day, so I don't get to eat up there very often. The PIT is also good, but the options get a little old after eating the same thing every day.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is pretty good, at least for me. For the most part, everyone on my floor gets along and the RA is amazing!

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the classes, at least for freshmen, seem to be very slow-moving, and not at all directed toward your major. I am currently in two challenging courses, and the professors/instructors are not very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know exactly how you will be paying for school all four years before you commit, and do not rely on grants or loans through Carroll. They are not very good at putting loans through to help their students.

    In three sentences

    Academically, Carroll is a very good school. I am very disappointed though, with they're lack of assistance for paying for school. I am also very disappointed with the fact that it seems the students are always being charged for something, Carroll seems to be a very money-hungry organization.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is no time to be worry ...

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities that every student can choose to be an important part !!!

    What to do for fun

    More chance to do that ... have fun in it soon

    Food and Dining

    I am an Asian girl but I can enjoy almost all of the served food ...

    Dorm Life

    Most of the building have generated a last 18th century style, but the style of social life in the campus have proven well to encourage everyone to be a real mature person

    Academic Rigor

    In the health science there is an ample to follow the most up to date scientific growth

    Tips for prospective students

    Plann in advance in order to get enter here right on time !!!

    In three sentences

    It is an old educational institution that has always grown according to the basic spiritual foundation. There is no way to retreat whenever you come to the gate. Let grow together at the best learning center ...

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 55

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Walk around and talk to your friends, or if you don't live there, then you can drive around and go to downtown.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do good in high school; your grades do matter and you'll remember class material you've learned and that will help you. Study all the time and always do homework. Show up to your classes.

    In three sentences

    Carroll is a phenomenal college. All the teachers are very focused on the students in their class and want everyone to succeed. Every student is very important.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If a student needs an area where there is no talking, the library is the place to go. There is a section specifically for NO TALKING (Great for finals!). I remember being told by a girl that the fringes on her boots were so loud that she got kicked out because of it!

    What to do for fun

    Many students will go home some weekends, including myself, but there are different ways to find fun here at Carroll. Many people will get together with their friends and go to Second Cup, which is the delicious coffee shop here. Others will go workout on their own or with people, and some will go to other rooms to hang out, or there are events that Carroll will set up for people to go to anytime of the week, like movies or even a hypnotist!

    Food and Dining

    I find the food actually really good at Carroll, but others disagree. There are many different options, and they accommodate for students that are vegan, gluten-free, and so on. There are always desserts for students to eat, and they even have different choices of milk, other than your regular dairy milk.

    Dorm Life

    I find the dorms enjoyable to live in. Although I am currently living in a residence hall with no air conditioning, fans will help cool it down as much as possible during those hot days in September. The rooms are a good size, and the furniture can be changed around in to many different, creative ways.

    Academic Rigor

    During my first semester of college, I have already been challenged with my courses. Many of the majors here at Carroll require an anatomy class, which you would think is easy, but it takes a long time to get the hang of. I have learned so much from it, but it has also taught me how to study properly for tests and quizzes weeks ahead.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a small campus with lots of great people, Carroll University is for you. I have never ran into someone that was ever rude to me, and if you ever need help, there are places to go for that.

    In three sentences

    I think that Carroll University is a perfect sized college for students who do not want a large school. The longest walk is about ten minutes, and that isn't typically for classes. The courses and majors here at Carroll are challenging, but after the four years are over, I will be thankful I chose here.

  • 03/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 55

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is helpful for providing rides to off campus jobs and around campus for places to eat.

    What to do for fun

    Down town Waukesha is a good place to go to have fun. Carroll also shows movies on Friday nights for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many places to eat around campus. But the food is decent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study often and ask for help when you need it. The staff is always willing to lend a helping hand. If you find yourself having a difficult time in a class ask the learning commons if there are any tutors in the subject you are struggling with.

    In three sentences

    Carroll university is a smaller school with dedicated and intelligent professors willing to help you at any time. The student body is friendly and welcoming. Carroll university is dedicated to helping you succeed in your major.

  • 03/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our public saftey will answer any call 24/7 and drive to assist any student in need, even medical emergencies. Need a ride somewhere in the dark? Call public saftey and they will personally give you a ride in the shuttle. I use public saftey atleast once a week for rides at night. Public saftey is extremely reliable and efficient.

    What to do for fun

    I cannot stress this enough, join a club. There are over 80 different clubs on the campus for people to join. There are sports, greek life, volunteer clubs, art clubs, clubs pertaining to majors, and many more. Each club is required to host one on campus event per semester. That means there are over 80 activities going on a semester, not to mension special clubs designed to host events. At least once a week I attend different events, from moving watching, crafting, dancing, speakers, and my favorite is the travel series. The travel series allows students to go on field trips for a cheap price. Usually, students can attend dinner trips for $5-$10. This campus has so many fun activites I forget I am at school.

    Food and Dining

    Carroll may not always have the most healthiest and tastiest food on campus. For example, noodles, potatoes and fried food will be served on the same day but, they are always willing to accommadate. They have aton of food choices every day and there are constantly places open to eat. The downside, its expensive. I truly do not think I am getting my moneys worth for what I am eating at the Main Dining Room but, with the new resturant ABP i feel that I can eat affordably and healthy at the same time.

    Dorm Life

    A dorm is a typical dorm. Its old, sometimes smelly, expensive and can be loud. Usually they are either extremly hot or extremly cold and getting a matress pad is highly reccomended. Honestly, the dorm life though was my highlight of my freshman year. It is a very social enviornment and without it I would not have made the friends I have today. Doors are always open and students pop-in different rooms to socialize.Staying in the dorms is worth it though, because it is close to classes, provides a place to study, and if you're lucky gives you the friends of a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    College isnt easy, there may be weekly tests or readings but professors are willing to work with you. Think you know the grade scale? well, It varies but generally a 93 or above is an A. I was a 4.0 student in high school and I now average a 3.4 GPA which is still amazing but it comes at a price. Hard work is what will get you there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate, get homework done during the week so you can create bonds with the diverse population of students on the weekends. Join clubs and attend events because it is a break from the stress of school. Lastly, realize that in college, you will make lifelong relationships with peers and the professors so be social, kind and always ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University is the most upstanding and compassionate school I could ever want. Carroll has become my second home filled with people who care about me from friends, professors, and even the excellent supportive staff. When I am at Carroll I feel that I will become successful from the tools learned at this institution.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People whos parents will pay for their school and just want a degree from a private institution.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a burial mound making the whole campus an archaeological site.

    Bang for the buck

    It was so very expensive and I was not happy at all. I expected much more out of a undergrad program, I left disappointed after one semester. I was not willing to spend that much on tuition to be left dissatisfied in almost every way.

    What to do for fun

    There was a couple galleries and they bombard you with emails about events. They have a fitness gym and the Second Cup coffee shop was a big student hangout.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very expensive. They have an all you can eat buffet and multiple fast food type shops in the student center. They also have a couple coffee shops with pastries. The food here was very good, but I suggest a meal plan to save money.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms but the one semester I was there I heard of thefts and people smashing security doors to get into the dorm area.

    Academic Rigor

    There was only one class that I attended where I learned much of anything and enjoyed the teacher, and it was an elective art class not in my major. I had a very full load and passed with As in all my classes with very little effort and was extremely unsatisfied with how little I actually learned through the entire semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure the program you are following at Carroll is worth the stress and financial set back. Do not let the fact that they offer so much financial aid trap you like I did, the cost to attend greatly outweighs the aid available and I had full federal grants, merit scholarships, and student loans. I still paid out of pocket.

    In three sentences

    Carroll University was a very expensive college even with my scholarships and federal grants. I was very unhappy with the level of education available and left after only one semester. Carroll did not offer a friendly student body or faculty.

  • 05/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is said that Kilgour is haunted! You can even go on a ghost hunt through there. It is really spooky.

    What to do for fun

    Gymnasiums are available for use, as well as the pool. Lots of places in downtown Waukesha to visit.

    Food and Dining

    Carroll gives you enough options so that once you start getting sick of certain foods you can mix it up.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome. RA's are super cool and you get to know just about everyone on your floor.

    Academic Rigor

    It seems like for as much money as I pay, we start later and end earlier than nearby schools, but yet we learn a ton. Be prepared to attend all your classes and study a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to meet new people, explore new ideas you had never thought of before, and learn how to effectively study!

    In three sentences

    Carroll University is a smaller sized school that takes pride in helping students achieve success. Carroll is a private school, but compared to other private schools in the area it is less expensive than the rest. A great place to get to know your instructors and learn a lot!