Gannon University
Erie, PA, USA

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Gannon University
3.80 Average Rating

Kathleen from Cleveland, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Gannon University provides a great environment for learning with small classes. Teachers really care about each students success. It is easy to maneuver around campus.
Tips for prospective students
Try joining clubs, organizations, and greek life.
Dorm Life
Finnegan Hall is a great freshman dorm that provides freshman unity.
Food and Dining
Knights Cove has great sandwiches as well as quesodillas
What to do for fun
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. I play sports at the CAP Center. I just really like being involved.
Bang for the buck
You truly gain a great experience here at Gannon from school work to extracurriculars.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
GIVE Day and Day of Caring where the whole school volunteers around the greater Erie Community. It is a lot of fun and it helps others in need in our community.
Great for these types of students
Athletes, people who want to learn a lot. People who are interested in being involved.
Clubs and Activities
I am a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. There are also other great sororities and fraternities as well as clubs. There is always something to do on campus thanks to Activities Programming Board.
Greek Life
I love greek life and would definitely advise anyone to join. You are a leader on campus, and get to meet many more people. It also provides a great foundation for you while in college.
Campus Safety
Mr. Coleman, a security gaurd, is a great man. There is no way to not feel safe while he is around, along with our other security gaurds and G.U. Police.
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Kelly

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Coming to Gannon is probably one of the best choices I have ever made. The school is great and everyone is so nice. I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.
Tips for prospective students
Get your application in early. Especially if you want to come here for the PA program. It fills up really quick!
Academic Rigor
There is a lot of work, but its completely manageable if you use your time well.
Dorm Life
The dorms are great, I love everyone on my floor. The rooms are a little small, but what can you expect for freshman housing.
Food and Dining
The food is delicious. There are so many choices
What to do for fun
There are over 70 clubs on campus that you can join so you will find something that interests you
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Elizabeth from Mc Donald, PA

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors at Gannon are great. They will work with you and around your schedules to make sure that you are up to par and where you need to be. I find it great that there are certain classes that everyone has to take and they are often very interesting and more often than not, they are nothing like you would expect. I have learned so much just from being at Gannon for one semester. There are great services in the math, writing, and speech centers.
Am enjoying being here
There are always events and activities taking place on campus. There are usually movies playing, plays, sporting events, volunteering activities, and other events. The classes are also exciting. The professors that I had this past semester were energetic, funny, and were fun to be around even while getting the work accomplished that they needed to. I don't think that there was a day when I didn't come out of one of my classes with a smile on my face. The staff, faculty, and students are friendly and great.
Tips for prospective students
The most important tip that I have for prospective students is to stay on top of your workload and to not procrastinate because before you know it, it will all pile up on you. I would also recommend not cramming before quizzes and exams and not waiting until the night before an assignment is due to start it.
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Sarah from Imperial, PA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There are great professors! Almost everyone is willing to go past office hours and even set up private sessions if your struggling. It's a great school with amazing, nationally-recognized health science programs!
Am enjoying being here
There is always something to do. The Activity Programing Board always has fun movies, activities, and guest performances.
Bang for the buck
There is alot fo financial aide availible here. Also, with the great programs, it is worht it.
Tips for prospective students
The campus of Gannon University is in the middle of the city of Erie. The campus is safe, and the university takes extra precautions for the students safety. Gannon is a great university with a diverse populationa and even more diverse oppertunities.
Great for these types of students
Health Care interested students!! This is the ideal college for you. There are also accelerated OT and OA programs that are very very good!
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Sarah from Imperial, PA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is a good student atmosphere. The professors are open and understanding and have a vast knowledge base. This is the best choice I could have made for my major, occupational therapy.
Tips for prospective students
-try as many activities as you can handle, while maintaining your GPA, its a great way to get to know people
-make friends on your dorm floor
-don't judge your roommate from the get go
-don't believe sorority stereotypes
-talk to your professors... they are here for a reason and that is to help us succeed in our professions
Academic Rigor
Gannon is academically challenging, but for a good reason. It is a highly regarded university in the work force and hold a high placement rate for its students.
Dorm Life
Dorms are nice sized and each floor has community bathrooms and a lounge. Freshmen year you are required to live in the dorms if not commuting. After that you can get into the apartments. Unlike most schools, Gannon has open availibility for their apartments so you will not be stuck in dorms after your freshman year.
Food and Dining
There are various locations on campus and in the Erie community for food. The university allows you to put money on to your ID that can be used on campus or at over 75 different off campus locations.
What to do for fun
-sporting events
-Greek life
-Activities Programming Board brings cheap or free entertainment
-Cheap concert every other year (this year we got The Fray, Jacks Mannequin, and Andy Grammar)
-numerous clubs for all interests
the clubs run their own programs for the entire campus
-Presque Isle
-Downtown Erie
-Mall close by
-Free bus fair with student ID
There is always something.
Bang for the buck
Gannon at face value is relatively expensive. Financial aide is really good though, and once you get your award letter you can send a letter back with an argument to try and get more financial aide. I did this because I increase my SAT score the second time I took it and also increased my GPA my senior year. I ended up getting $1000 more per year!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Gannon is in downtown Erie. It is a city school. Erie-ites is the name by those on campus for the locals. There is a McDonald's and Starbucks on campus that are frequented. There is also the pub/restaurant, Molly Brannigans. They have 35 cent wing night every Monday!
Great for these types of students
Greek life is blossoming on campus, we have 6 fraternities and 5 sororities. Gannon is committed to community service and has daily oppertunities if one is interested. Gannon is also a highly ranked health science school!
Clubs and Activities
Think of any pass time or activity and Gannon has a club for it. If it is missing from the campus has also been made very easy to create your own clubs!
Greek Life
I was adamantly anti-sorority upon entering college, but after having met some of the sisters and gotten to know the community, I have found my niche. Greek life is the best thing that has happened to me and has opened a world of opportunities. I am proudly a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma, and I proudly adhere to our motto AIM HIGH!
Campus Safety
Though a city school, Gannon Police in addition to campus call boxes have made the radius of Gannon University very safe. There is also guest services to walk students to various locations on campus late at night and the Gannon Police give every student their number to call in an emergency. On campus, you feel very safe.
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a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
GU has some amazing teachers. I am going into my senior year, and I can honestly say that I have yet to have a teacher that I hate and would never take again. They are all very knowledgeable and provide new challenges for you every single day of class.
Am enjoying being here
The more you get involved, the more you get to know people. Everyone here is like a second family. The students are extremely friendly, and you'll know someone where ever you go.
Also, being in the middle of downtown Erie, there's a lot of stuff to do, whether it's riding the Erie buses to the mall (free with your Gannon Id!), going to the sports games downtown, seeing a show at the Erie Playhouse, or just hanging out on campus.
Bang for the buck
No matter where you go, college will be expensive. Gannon is very good about giving as much financial aid as possible, but it's still a lot of money for school. Definitely worth the price though. Education is so important, you need to insure that you get a good one.
Tips for prospective students
GET INVOLVED!!! Keep in mind that you are going to college for academics, but if you sit in your room all day studying, you will be miserable at your college. Get to know people and make friends quickly. The more involved you are, the more people you will get to know. However, once again, academics come first, so make sure you don't over-commit yourself.
Also, keep in mind that although the stereo-type of college is heavy drinking and partying, you can get through school without it. There are plenty of people who feel pressured to drink because everyone is doing it. There are plenty of people who don't drink in college. Just don't be pressured into it. If you do choose to drink, BE RESPONSIBLE. Don't drink as much as you can just to get drunk. You have too much to lose.
Great for these types of students
All majors, but all of the sciences especially.
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Emily from Poland, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Gannon University's staff and student body are welcoming to everyone and want you to get involved. They make you feel at home from the second you walk in, and they help you with every step along the way in your quest for a degree. With the help from everyone at Gannon University, all things are possible.
Tips for prospective students
Prospective students should apply early. Once they apply they should come visit, the campus is beautiful. Also, meet with the people working in the admission office, they can really give you a lot of information and help.
Academic Rigor
Depending on your major, some classes may be tougher than others. The expectations are high, and it is a lot of work to keep your grades up. But, there are a variety of resources offered that can help you stay on track.
Dorm Life
There are three different freshman dorms at Gannon University. North Hall is the newest of the three. It is suite style living, with a kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Finegan and Wherle are the other two dorms. They are a typical dorm, you have your room with your beds, microwave, mini fridge, closet and desk. The bathrooms are communal with stalls and showers.
Food and Dining
Metz is our supplier of food for Gannon. Overall, it is very good. It gives you a variety of different choices every day, so you never have the same thing too much. But, if you don't like the special of the day, there is always pizza or wraps that you can get.
What to do for fun
For fun, Gannon University has a hang out called the Knight Club. You can go there to eat, hangout with friends and shoot some pool. Also, sporting events are always happening around campus. Another thing to do for fun is you can go visit the newly remodeled Recreation and Wellness Center.
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Hannah from Corry, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Gannon University has many good academic programs along with a variety of groups and organizations to be apart of. It helps to become a well rounded student because you are exposed to many different opportunities. Class sizes are perfect and you really get to know the professor that you are working with.
Tips for prospective students
Try to do well your first year because the habits that you start freshman year are hard to break after you get into a specific routine.
Academic Rigor
The professors really expect you to study and do the work but it all pays off when you really know what you are talking about and you are able to take the GRE, MCAT etc.
Dorm Life
It is getting better. A lot of the buildings are being updated with new appliances and such so they are not so outdated. The freshman dorms are not that great but when you get into the apartments it is a lot better because you have a lot more room.
Food and Dining
There are many places to eat on and off campus. On campus places do have really good food but it is a little expensive if you are not using a meal plan but off campus site allow you to use GU gold so you can get food that is cheaper.
What to do for fun
There is always something to do for fun. Sporting events are going on all the time, the Knight club offers great food and a good place to hang out plus they over different events on campus such as movie showings, dances and a lot more. It is very easy to get involved on campus and there are plenty of groups and organizations to choose from. There is always someone that is similar to you that you can team up with to make the best of your experience.
Bang for the buck
Gannon is a little pricey but that is because it is a private school. The programs here are awesome and pretty well known. There are also many businesses in the area that work with the students for jobs, internships etc. that really help make the price of the school worth it.
Great for these types of students
Gannon University is great for all types of students because they accommodate for everything from Greek life to international programs along with all the little programs in between.
Campus Safety
Campus police are always available plus there are students that work in G.U.E.S.T. services that can walk you places at night if you don't feel safe going out by yourself. The campus also has emergency boxes all around campus that you just hit the button and it will call for help if you need anything.
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Anonymous

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Gannon has provided all the necessary information to me about academics, scholarships available, and financial aid.
Tips for prospective students
It's a great school to attend if you're looking for a focused environment and a smaller class size.
Academic Rigor
Gannon keeps its students on task and help them along the way through after-hour study sessions.
Dorm Life
Dorms are comfortable sizes and are well controlled.
Food and Dining
Lots of options to dine with the school plan. There are also many places to eat around campus.
What to do for fun
Visit the Lake! Take a stroll around downtown or even possibly join Greek life.
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Sarah from Pittsburgh, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have learned so much in and out of the classroom. Professors go out of their way to make sure you are learning as much as you can about a particular subject and they keep their curriculum up-to-date. Volunteer activities, seminars, speakers, and programs offer a wide variety of leaning opportunities outside of classes.
Am enjoying being here
Everyone is very friendly and there is a welcoming atmosphere. However, if partying is not your thing, weekends can be very boring sometimes.
Bang for the buck
For the most part your money gets you a lot. The ITS department and Metz Dining Services are they only areas where I feel like I pay too much for what I get.
Tips for prospective students
Talk to people. You never know who might become your friends and everyone has something to teach you, whether it's big or small. Have fun but be responsible because one night of fun is not worth throwing away years of hard work. Organization is extremely helpful so you don't forget meetings and deadlines. Also, take Prior for philosophy if you can!
Great for these types of students
The best students at Gannon are hard-working and determined. They want to be the best in their field and don't need to be told to study. Students who don't procrastinate and manage their time well will do very well here.
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