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University of Saint Mary Reviews

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  • 07/25/2017

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are absolutely no safety issues at this school. They can track our every move with cameras that constantly record, and they are super strict about keeping doors locked and signing in and out visitors. They even disallow students from using the multiple dorm exits and placing alarms on them, so that everyone has to use the front door. Very strict, and very watchful ensuring that nothing will ever slip past them. Campus security is also seen quite often driving around campus and checking out all of the buildings. There is certainly a lack of privacy but I guess it is safe so thats good.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs that plan events and activities and some of them can be super fun, especially if a lot of people attend.

    Great for these types of students

    Saint Mary is great for small town people who enjoy knowing everyone at school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Saint Mary is a catholic institution, and so there are a lot of religious traditions that the University holds. These are often optional though so you are never forced to attend anything.

    Bang for the buck

    School itself is expensive and Saint Mary is no different. They do have a lower tution than other schools but they definitely make sure to charge you heavily for class materials, dining, and living on campus. Not only that but they increase tuition each year by $500 which is awful because many people can barely afford to go there during their first year, but it only gets more expensive each year.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of sporting events throughout the year, as well as a variety of activities and events put on by the clubs and organizations at Saint Mary. They try to keep things new and interesting for the students.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria actually has great selection, and the food quality is pretty decent. It is just extremely overpriced and is not very realistic if you want to save any money.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't great. Maria hall is quite old and the rooms are incredibly small. The newer building is a little bit nicer as you can have your own room with more privacy, however these rooms are even smaller, and there is no kitchen so making your own food can be a challenge.

    Academic Rigor

    Saint Mary has a great faculty, and it is easy to excel academically at this school because class sizes are so small that it is very easy to get extra help from your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always try to get your documents and necessary information handed in on time to ensure that there are no issues with financial aid, and signing up for your classes. It is a small school and classes are not offered as often so it is important to be cleared in advance to register on time.

    In three sentences

    This school is small and friendly perfect for those looking to meet great people, and see lots of familiar faces around campus. The faculty are good at what they do, and are always willing to go the extra mile to help students because the class sizes are so small that it is easy to know professors personally. There are always events and sporting events going on throughout the year that keep things social and entertaining for those on campus.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 10

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    good online school

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security on duty 24/7

    Greek Life

    We have not started any fraternities or sororities just yet.

    What to do for fun

    We get a free gym membership and it is right down the road so I like to work out.

    Food and Dining

    Not everyone likes cafeteria food, but they make it bearable and plus you can eat as much as you want.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is friendly and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Great school and environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help with anything, everyone at this school is willing to help.

    In three sentences

    A small college. You get to meet new people and learn new things. USM is a good school to start at.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Leavenworth is known for Fort Leavenworth and some may think this is a unsafe place to live, but it's not. I have grown up around Leavenworth playing soccer for years in the area and nothing makes me feel more safe. USM is a perfectly safe campus because it is so small. There is always activities going on around campus at all hours of the day and night.

    Greek Life

    Nonee.

    Clubs and Activities

    USM offers many different clubs and activities. We are a theater school and very big in music so there are many choices for those. Over 93 percent of USM are athletes so there is never a night where you cant go watch a sporting event.

    Great for these types of students

    USM is truly great for any type of student. As a school we are growing in majors and as people. They are redoing one of the buildings to be a Physical Theropy unit and I have no doubt that it will be anything less than somewhere like KU. Nursing is a huge thing at USM, almost all students that graduate already have a job. Music and Theater (we are a theater school) is also big at the spires nation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the beginning of the year there was a school wide mass. Even if you're not religious its still amazing to see how much culture we have throughout our school.

    What to do for fun

    USM offers movie night, bowling, sand volleyball, and many more. The campus is only fifteen minutes from Legends, but there is also a movie theater less than a minute away along with a gym and bowling. Also a lot of students play games of Sundays together because its usually every ones off day. You can also go to games all throughout the week. Support the Spires!

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining I also don't eat at USM because I live close to campus but everyone loves the food and there are always good choices of food. If you don't like it there is over ten choices around campus for fast food and there is also sit down places.

    Dorm Life

    I cant give you a dorm life report because I don't live in the dorms but anywhere you go, living in the dorms is a great place to meet people. When I do go hang with friends in the dorms almost every ones doors are open so people can flow in and out of rooms to say hello and chat.

    Academic Rigor

    Five stars are a must for USM. There are so many different resources you can use to help your grades. Free tutoring, teachers are always willing to help, and as a freshman your first year experience teacher is also there to help and of course the people are you are also a good help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus and look go to a game. The people here will become your family because sooner or later you will know everyone. It's awesome to go around campus and say know every ones name.

    In three sentences

    The campus is amazing if you are looking for a small hands on school to help you further your education and even your athletic game this is the place for you. The school is very small but that works out to your own benefit with school work.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 10

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Relax.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on top of your assignments. If you need help, ask.

    In three sentences

    Friendly staff. Approachable, helpful instructors. Easy to navigate on-line program.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, everyone helps each other out and there are security guards on campus 24 hours, seven days a week.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every club is available and if not, they are more than willing to help you start one.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing program and business program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fall and spring convocation for the entire school.

    What to do for fun

    School activities, school sporting events, and KU is around the corner and Kansas City is even closer.

    Food and Dining

    Food is reasonable, three meals a day, and all you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    Good community, and the advisories are very friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Class are challenging but with the help the teachers provided, it is easy to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Teachers are more than willing to help you succeed at Saint Mary.

    In three sentences

    Great small school, good community atmosphere. Teachers are more than willing to help you succeed and the small class size give you that ability. Every sport is played here, and everyone goes out and supports their school, a tight school community.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Nothing ever happens and people rarely act out, steal, or engage in any misproper conduct.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to get away from home explore a different habitat but need to remain focus.

    What to do for fun

    Fun resides in the city, but there are some fun events at school. For example; basketball games, football games, intermurals, and little things students throw here and there. Other than that fun is in the city of Lawrence, Oleatha, and Kansas City, MO.

    Food and Dining

    The Food and Dining is average some days the food is Great other days its jss ok or unappetizing. The employees however, are enjoyable, funny and sometimes it makes the unappetizing days not seem as bad.

    Dorm Life

    There are two Dorms; the more expensive one is better. There's not too much fun going on in the Dorm. However, you might meet some great people in the dorms other than that dorm life isn't all that great.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the school is known to be great.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want the crazy college lifestyle, you won't see to much of that here. Living off campus is much more free.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school for athletes and those who want to become nurses. They work with you and try to keep you on track. Its a liberal school.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is open at certain hours making it less convenient than other universities' dining. The food is good.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms but I haven't heard anything bad about them.

    In three sentences

    This is a great university. It is small, making it a great personable learning environment. You get the attention you need to be successful.

  • 05/12/2011

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

    9 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    wide variety - great small liberal arts school

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early to get good financial aid - must visit campus to see how lovely it is

    Bang for the buck

    rated a top value school

    Will enjoy being here

    Beautiful campus, amazing coaching staff, great class selections and good value!

    Will learn a lot

    staff are great to work with and teachers are highly knowledgeable

  • 11/03/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are a hard worker yet love an inspiring and relaxing environment,this is the school for you.