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  • 06/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 1 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Those seeking a small college. -Those who want easy access to Downtown Rochester.

    Bang for the buck

    Activities wise: I'm not sure how many more clubs are needed. However, if you feel like nothing catches your attention, you could always petition to start a new club.

    Am enjoying being here

    Fisher is a close-knitted community. There is both good and bad which can be associated with this. The good is that everyone knows everyone so helpful people are just about everywhere. There are also lots of great activities which you can get immersed in. The bad is that it's hard to see new faces after a while.

    Am learning a lot

    As an upcoming senior, I've realized just how much I've learned in the past few years. Knowledge goes beyond the classroom though and I was able to attend Macquarie University in Australia during my junior year. All my financial aid transferred which made the affordability of studying abroad easier. The C/J professors have extensive knowledge in their field and the classes are a lot more entertaining and practical once you move past the theory portions.

  • 01/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 2 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students, education or biology/chemistry majors. People who aren't afraid of having too many student loans.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be too nervous when you first start. It's really not as bad as you think. I was terrified and there was no reason to be. The peer adviser you get for the first semester and orientation team is really nice, don't be afraid to ask them questions. Don't worry about making a fool of yourself during orientation (especially not Playfair!). Everyone is nervous and if one person can start to make jokes, everyone will be more comfortable.

    Bang for the buck

    The meal plan is extremely expensive but the food is amazing. A sandwich station, grill, pizza & pasta bar, stir fry, salad bar, bagel/toast station, deserts, cereal, and 5 places where they have specials of the day... it's well worth the price. There's also cafes around campus that take meal swipes and a late night cafe. The bookstore is more expensive than it should be so try to get your books somewhere else. It's a little pricey, but there are merit scholarships as well as an Honors program and Science Scholars that will give you money if you apply and get in.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are a lot of sponsored activities...movie nights, comedians, henna tattoos, caricatures, trips, Sunday night football. A huge number of clubs that you can join. Living in a small dorm room with 2 other people and sharing a bathroom with 5 people can be a little hard, but it isn't as bad as I thought it would be.

    Am learning a lot

    Some of the classes aren't too hard or very interesting, but Fisher has an outstanding science program for nursing or heathcare majors as well as a great education program. I'm currently undeclared and have been taking a wide array of classes. The anthropology classes are unique and made me start to seriously consider majoring in anthropology. The English classes are very interesting too. As a freshman, you're required to take a joint English and content class. Together they teach you how to transform what you learn into a good writing piece.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Weekly emails are sent out to inform students of happenings on-campus and in the area. The security staff patrols the campus at all times and definitely ensures the safety of all students and faculty.

    Greek Life

    There is no on campus Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs on campus are available for every major that really embodies the education in the class room and ties in real life experiences. These hands on clubs will look great on a resume, as well as create a well rounded individual upon graduating college.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, Outgoing individuals, small school lovers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fish Bowl is a late night restaurant in which students meet up after homework or before bed to relax, eat food, and clear their minds of a long day. The Teddi Dance for love is a 24 hour dance-a-thon which raises money for childhood cancer in accordance with Camp Good Days and Special Times. Thousands of participants and dollars are raised each year by members of the community and the school as well. Each fall, Fisher participates in a charity football game with a local college at a neutral site to raise money for Camp Good Days, and incorporates many children who have, or are currently battling life threatening diseases.

    Bang for the buck

    A bit on the expensive side, Fisher is a private institution that has quality instruction and an extensive network of working class professionals around the world.

    What to do for fun

    Located just minutes from downtown Rochester, professional sports are available year round to any sport lover. Eastview Mall is minutes from the college, with accessible shuttles available on weekends. Pittsford Plaza is home to the original Wegman's grocery store, as well as a Barnes and Noble, several high end restaurants, and other shopping options.

    Food and Dining

    Our campus dining services are one of the best in the area. Whether you are in the mood for stir-fry, create-your-own pasta dishes, or fresh off the grill burgers, you will never grow tired of the food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Many freshman are placed into co-ed dorms however students are able to decide if they would like to be in all female or single dorm rooms. Dorms are within 5 minutes (sometimes shorter) of the heart of campus, and are very clean and secure for all students.

    Academic Rigor

    Regardless of the intended program of study, Fisher will guarantee each student gains a quality education while attending the college. Professors truly care for the advancement of their students and push them for their best work at all times. Many quality internships are also available within the Rochester area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure a small sized campus is truly where you want to be. Meet as many people as you can and always open your mind to new opportunities. Stay on top of your studies, work hard, and above all; have fun!

    In three sentences

    St John Fisher College incorporates a close knit community feel with an outstanding education by professors who truly care about their students. The educational opportunities are among the top tier in Western New York, with very prominent members of the community being Fisher Alums. Fisher is located in the heart of Pittsford, New York which boasts numerous opportunities for entertainment outside of the classroom.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Fisher is an extremely safe campus. The campus is small and the staff does a good job keeping it safe. The campus is also located in a really nice part of East Rochester.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, people looking to get involved in clubs.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there are usually a lot of things that go on, such as bingo, or comedians, and concerts. Many of these activities give you a chance to win things. Sporting events are also good to go to. Off campus there are fun bars downtown and different sport houses that usually have parties on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The main dining hall is pretty good compared to other colleges. They do offer a good variety and they do change the main courses everyday. There are also a few other places to eat on campus, but not many. I am not to fond of the meal plan system at Fisher which allows you to swipe only at certain times of the day.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I've had a good dorm life experience due to the people that I have roomed with and that I live by. On the down side Fisher's dorms are pretty small and do not get much bigger unless you live in Founders, which is usually only available to Seniors. On the plus side Fisher is a wet campus, as long as everyone else in your dorm is 21.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are much more challenging depending on the professors, and also on what your major is. However, Fisher offers a wide variety of opportunities to get help. Freshman year when I had a hard time transitioning I met with some tutors which helped me a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fisher has a lot of opportunities to get involved, so I suggest taking part in something if you are not in a sport. Additionally Fisher is not a huge party school, but there is still things to do on the weekends. If you are looking for a big party school with frats and sororities then this school is not for you.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a college that is on the small side but not too small, St. John Fisher College is the perfect place. The class sizes give you a chance to get to know your professors and build relationships with them. The campus is extremely safe, and is in a great location.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has their priorities in the wrong place. They seem to be more concerned with parking tickets and writing students up for miscellanious (drinking in the dorms, being too loud, having to many students in one dorm room, and whatever else they feel the need to do that day). Seems like they just have a little too much time on their hands and spend a lot of time patrolling around in their SUV trying to create and solve problems that are not there. I feel safe at the school but not because of security, just because Fisher is in a really nice area with little crime.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are wanting a small campus and a good education. Athletes who do not want the pressures of Division 1 or 2, but want to be a part of the successful athletic program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Battle of the Beaks is school tradition between the football and basketball teams of Nazareth (down the street college rival) and Fisher.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is amazing, if you are strictly paying for academics and athletics. Has everything athletes need and the programs of study (once in the program) are worth the money. Other than that, I cant imagine just being a student is worth the amount that this college charges. But it is a small university that costs more.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there is Pittsford plaza, but the night life is kind of far down East Ave. Have money for cabs! House parties are not in walking distance, seeing how Fisher is located in the rich area of Pittsford surrounded by mansions.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing, but I would recommend daily trips to the fitness center because instead of the 'Freshman fifteen it has been referred to as the Fisher 50.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are nice, but the underclassman dorms definitely need to be renovated, especially with the growing classes year to year.

    Academic Rigor

    Fisher academic program is rigorous, but will prepare you to be an expert in your area of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not buy your books until you go to class and are sure you want to take the class, no need to waste money. Talk to other students about the classes.

    In three sentences

    Saint John Fisher College is a small college that is very close-nit in proximity and students. If you enjoy seeing the same people day-to-day, Fisher is for you. It is definitely a growing college and its expansion is something the college is working on year to year.

  • 03/04/2012

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

    6 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    plenty of places to get a bite to eat! mostly restaurant type setting.

    Dorm Life

    rooms seem very small, and though i have not visited any other colleges yet this seems abnormal.

    Academic Rigor

    plenty of academic options, honors programs, and opportunities to study abroad. i was disappointed to find that biochemistry is only offered as a concentration, though.

    In three sentences

    this was the first college i have visited. overall, it seems like a fine school but not quite right for me. i did like the idea of internships and research with the u of r and nazareth, though.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is nuts there! You will always be safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do if you get involved, and if its not there you can sure create it and people will join!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The football team runs the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Don't go to the school if you don't know what you want to do, otherwise you are just wasting money on their liberal arts core credits, that you have to take!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Rochester is a great place and so much fun! There is always a great night life. There is everything you need surrounding the school, a mall and tons of places to eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go above and beyond to get involved with the school, other wise it's just not fun.

    In three sentences

    St. John fisher is a great place to go if you want to go to a small school were the professors like to work with you. The only bad thing is it's so small that it's kinda like high school. Don't do something you think people will never find out about, because eventually they will.

  • 06/06/2012

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

    8 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    New friends everywhere!

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging yet paced fairly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all the help you can get from the professors. They are there to help and they truly care!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful Campus and a lovely place to receive a quality education. The professors are amazing. They are extremely concerned about the students understanding of the material. Great school! 5/5 stars!

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    What to do for fun

    mall, shopping, movies, park

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to work hard and get extra help

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus. The professors do not teach well. It is overly expensive.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 23

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are not that many things to do actually on the campus for fun besides go to the gym for leisure activities. Downtown there are nightclubs that are open for people 18 and up.

    Food and Dining

    The St. john Fisher dining hall is very spacious and they have a variety of foods to choose from. However the food begins to taste the same and i don't eat in the dining hall that much anymore.

    Dorm Life

    As you progress and obtain more credits your dorm life will become better. While none of the dorms are horrible some of them are not air-conditioned and can get very warm. The upperclassmen dorms are air-conditioned and are much more spacious such as Founder's and Keough.

    Academic Rigor

    Not all but some of the courses can be rigorous such as the science curriculum. Other courses can be enjoyable and you will learn alot from the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on coming to Fisher you should come with a strong academic background. Some of the classes can be very hard but there is support if needed.

    In three sentences

    St. John Fisher is a great school when it comes to academics and provides great options and variety when it comes to classes. While the school is very small there are various club options to choose from and I happen to be involved in a club as well. Most people are very friendly and the dorms are maintained well.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Amazing

    Greek Life

    Honors society and others

    Clubs and Activities

    Theater clubs, sports clubs, relgion clubs, and the list goes on.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student who is committed to achieving excellence.

    What to do for fun

    Shows, clubs, game nights, sporting events, there is tons of stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food and a large variety.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and interactive. Focus and dedication are required.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the internship opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Saint John Fisher is an amazing college, with wonderful faculty and staff. The campus is beautiful. The technology is up to date.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with a club or extracurricular program so that you can expand your friend circle.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school if you are looking to be involved in a friendly community. It is the perfect size.. not too big and not too small. It is located in the beautiful suburbs of Rochester and there is plenty to do in the community.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety has to be the safest on this campus.

    Greek Life

    we do not have greek life on this campus but i am in a sorority and a few of my friends are in soroties and fraternaties because are neighboring colleges allow so.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are clubs for everyone and if u feel like you want to create one you can also do that.

    What to do for fun

    We have alot of great concerts that go , karoake night, movie nights, pizza nights, zumba, bingo, there is always lots to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be welcoming to a new setting that is close knit and big on community envovlement.Be ready to study because there is no partying.

    In three sentences

    A close knit environment for higher learning. A networking journey based on interalted relationships throughout the year. A future home.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is a very safe place to be! There are always security cars driving around making sure nothing is happening and there are blue lights in case you are walking and there is an emergency. St. John Fisher has a very family oriented nature and people are willing to help no matter who they are. I feel very comfortable here.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there is so much to do, since St. John Fisher is in the middle of lots of other villages and towns. We are near Rochester so there are always fun events going on there. We are in Pittsford, where there are restaurants, ice cream places, a movie theaters and much more! Market Place Mall and East View Mall are both near by and there are shuttles that take you places certain hours of the days and weekends!

    Food and Dining

    The food at St. John Fisher is great! There are many options, such as pasta, sandwiches, pizza, or normal breakfast foods and desserts, all the time! I am usually never disappointed with my meals here on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a nice experience. Much different from home, but there is a social community in dorms that you cannot receive while at home. You make friends and learn more about who you really are as a person.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are tough at first but you get used to everything. It's harder than high school but it's very do able if you choose your time wisely. Always stay for extra help if you need it and take advantage of teacher's office hours!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do your work and attend class. As long as you attend class and don't spend too much time with the social benefits of college but also study and make sure you're getting the educational aspect in also, college will be great.

    In three sentences

    St. John Fisher college is a nice small school where the community is very warming. Teachers help students on a personal level and extra help is not frowned upon. It's a great place to go if you enjoy a tight knit community and want a good education along with it.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    there is no Greek Life on or off campus

    Clubs and Activities

    All clubs on campus are student run. There are over 80 clubs and if there isn't one you're interested in or one you think is absent, you can start one on your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, Leaders, Academically determined

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year there is a 24 hour dance on campus. It is called Teddi Dance for Love and all of its proceeds go to Camp Good Days and Special Times. This year it fundraised over $50,000.00.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like although tuition is high, I am learning so much and having great experiences. With my involvement, I am making connections that will help me with my career.

    What to do for fun

    The activities clubs on campus put on several activities on campus for all students. There is usually something to do or a sporting activity to do if you have free time from studying!

    Food and Dining

    St. John Fisher's dining hall has a large variety and is buffet style. You can eat for days! Weekend meals could be improved.

    Dorm Life

    St. John Fisher freshman dorms have two variations; two rooms connected by one bathroom or separate rooms and a community bathroom. The halls are clean and updated and the Resident Assistants are spectacular.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Fisher are challenging but you can succeed if you try and ask for help. Once you succeed, you are acknowledged, it does not go unnoticed.

    Tips for prospective students

    A major tip for prospective is to go into all of your classes open minded. You may not think you'll enjoy your first year classes but they are very helpful for your future. Additionally, don't be afraid to ask your professors for help on anything because that it what they are there for. They are more than willing to help you succeed on all of your assignments and projects. Take advantage of your resources.

    In three sentences

    St. John Fisher College is great if you're looking for a small liberal arts college. Focused on the liberal arts core, St. John Fisher opens your eyes to many things while also giving you one on one support. If you want everyone to know your name this is the place to be.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 23

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of activities on campus to keep you interested. Also the school has a great location. free transportation to shopping, food and activities!

    Food and Dining

    excellent food and out of this world cafeteria. plenty of fast food on campus and very near by.

    Dorm Life

    love the dorms, They rooms are pretty nice and they are a great opportunity to meet friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Tuff classes but professors are there if you need them and class size is small enough that u can get the attention that you need

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit Fisher and i'm sure you will fall in love with the campus, dorms, class rooms and facilities. Spend the night to get the feel for the dorm life and the student body. If you don't see your specific major listed, talk to a counselor there is probably something offered, just under a different name

    In three sentences

    I am so happy I chose to attend St John Fisher. The teachers are great, the kids are great and the campus is beautiful. Also, it is small enough to feel close to others but large enough to have a huge variety of opportunities. I am an athlete too and their program is great.

  • 07/20/2013

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

    17 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I believe this to be a very safe campus. Along the paths there are blue emergency lights that when pressed alert the campus security. From wherever you stand on the campus at least two of these lights are visible. The campus is so safe that people can leave their keys and phone in an open locker and trust that it will be there upon their return.

    Bang for the buck

    With a variety of scholarships available, I believe it is worth the cost.

    Food and Dining

    Although i wasnt able to sample the food, Fisher has a great number of different options from Asian to Subs. While visiting, they were building a brand new dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty average with cinderblock walls. I was only able to see a suite dorm on the tour. They have three large closets with a bed and desk for each student. the shared bathroom is rather small especially if shared between six people. The dorms however do have a nice common room at the end of te hallway with a kitchen and lounge area.

    Academic Rigor

    Fisher appears to focus a great deal on Academics. The library is separated into sections that are focused on each major. The campus is PC and Mac friendly as is the library.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 23

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do for fun around SJFC since it's located in Pittsford.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't ever hesitate to ask for help. There's lots of help throughout campus for almost every problem you may encounter as a student so just go and ask someone for help.

    In three sentences

    St. John Fisher College is an overall good school for undergrad and graduates. The faculty are always there to help students succeed. The cafeteria food is excellent!

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 23

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun I workout and hangout with friends in my free time.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining on campus is excellent. It can be a little pricey but the food is always delicious. They have 1 large dining hall with anything you can think of and many other smaller caf�©s.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms. I have always been a commuter which worked well for me

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here are pretty difficult but well worth it. With small classes sizes you can often get to know your professor and get the extra help if needed. Most professors set the students up for success

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would say be ready to work and study. It may seem crazy for a professor to say you should be studying 2 hours for every hour of lecture but it's true. Studying is very important slog with the homework

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy sjfc. It is very easy to get around and learn the campus. Also I love the smal classes sizes.

  • 10/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a diner type café place called Fishbowl which is very popular for late nights snacking and hanging out

    What to do for fun

    There is a student center and there are video games, board games, and other activities to do. There are events to attend almost every night of the week, and there are many clubs offered

    Food and Dining

    It is good, but the menus get cycled through

    Dorm Life

    I have met some of my best friends here. There are close quarters, but there are lounges and other places to hang out as well.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what type of classes you are taking. It is college so the work is going to be more rigorous than high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and be active in the school community

    In three sentences

    A very small community of its own. It has a lot to offer in regards to classes. There are great programs for internships and future careers.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty much always present.

    Greek Life

    Unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    MOdeate to serious geeks

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The courage Bowl..lots of fun

    Bang for the buck

    The cost seems typical, scholarships here are tough to get except for academic based ones.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, go to free concerts at the Eastman School of Music, dance clubs, some great campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    Outstanding...mmmm good

    Dorm Life

    Was okay. Studies took up much of my free time.

    Academic Rigor

    Average if you study first.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a great professor to talk to about academics and career options early in your major.

    In three sentences

    Nice campus. Great food. Good sports.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 23

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Shopping, on campus events, the movies, and much more!

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing. You will never get tired of the food. There is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small. There are usually three people in a room. A bathroom is shared between two rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Dependent upon your major. The science classes are tough, but manageable.

    In three sentences

    Saint John Fisher College is a fantastic school located in beautiful Rochester, New York. The classroom sizes are small, you make personal relationships with your teachers, and the food and facilities are both excellent. Numerous majors are available.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 23

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. They do a great job at making sure the students are as safe as possible, just make sure to not park in the wrong spot or they will ticket you.

    Greek Life

    Not really a big thing on campus, in fact I am unsure as to if the school even has Greek Life outside of the professional fraternities in which membership is by invitation only. If you are looking for a school with prevalent Greek Life search for some schools in the New England area and southern region of the country.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are great at Fisher. As a small school, there are a multitude of opportunities to get involved with on campus and meet new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to Teddy Dance and get involved. It is a great tradition that has been going on for many years now.

    Bang for the buck

    As a business student, I attend an AACSB accredited business school for about $12000 a year! Make sure your grades are good and the school will reward you handsomely with a multitude of scholarship opportunities. Although the college lacks a degree of course work vigor, it makes up for the strong network connections to local professionals. Most of the areas businesses hire exclusively or a mainly from Fisher, and because of this, alone, the price to attend is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved on campus. There are many clubs and organizations that love to have new people signing up. In conjunction to the previously stated tip, try to make it to all the spirit and athletic events possible. Although the college is small the sports teams and fans are some of the best in town. In terms of off campus fun, there are a multitude of things to do in Rochester during the summer and winter months. For those students who are of age, there is a downtown area that is great for after class and study drinks. The local eateries and cafe's are endless, so make sure to make it to Park Avenue to check some of these places out.

    Food and Dining

    Lackman is the best campus food around. With an unlimited buffet of food, students pay once and can eat all their heart desires. Not only is the food unlimited but it is also very good. The campus has one of the best and only remaining buffet style cafeterias in the area. Other than the main dining area there are two other cafe's located throughout the campus that are frequented with healthy options, snacks, drinks, and coffee. Although they are not Lackman, they provide the perfect opportunity for a grab and go meal or even a sit down prepared lunch option.

    Dorm Life

    Although I have not personally lived in the dorms, many of my friends reside in one of the numerous dorm halls on campus. Most of the dorms are co-ed (but separated by floors) and are tiered to separate most of the upper class men from the under class men. They sometimes can be smaller compared to other campuses, but that is because Fisher is a smaller school. Make sure you live on campus at least one year, the connections you make by living in the dorms will transpire to friendships and network connections that will carry on into the professional environment.

    Academic Rigor

    As an accounting student the course work is inherently difficult. The teachers within my program of study push the students to the brink in order to prepare them for the public accounting arena. Although the accounting side is very difficult, the overall academic rigor of the school is not very difficult. I found it very easy to maintain and above average GPA while working part time and performing loads of community service hours (while still being able to find very good sleep at night). The management courses are a breeze, and the marketing and HR classes are far to easy for the caliber of school that Fisher claims to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Soak up student life anyway possible. Whether it means getting involved in the Teddy Dance Committee, being an active member of Student Government, trying out for a sports team, or getting involved in a work study program, the school is all about network connections and these are the ways to develop a strong network. Also, get a meal plan and make sure to visit and eat at Lackman cafeteria, the food is great and it is one of the last all you can eat cafeterias around!

    In three sentences

    A great teaching school geared towards the betterment of the student's educational prowess and geared towards helping the student succeed in the professional work environment. The campus is small, but full of opportunity, people who love the school, and awesome athletics. The business school is unparalleled, with teachers from all walks of life and the professional environment, each member of the faculty makes it their primary concern to help students succeed and find them future positions in their desired professional environment.