Lourdes University
Sylvania, OH, USA

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Lourdes University
4.07 Average Rating

Erica from Toledo, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lourdes university is a wonderful school, the instructors are great. The win center is a great place to get work done in between classes. The small classes are a plus, you are able to get one-on-one help.
Tips for prospective students
Use the tools that are provided to you and don't be afraid to ask questions because they are their to help you. Be sure to use the win center it is their for your use.
Academic Rigor
I think the work that is assigned is to help you learn the material that is need to be able to function in your field of study.
Dorm Life
I have not stayed in the dorms, but others students say it is great.
Food and Dining
The new cafe is great, it is buffet stlye and the food is really good.
What to do for fun
The staff keeps things on the calendar for the students from drake concerts to hookey games. so their are a lot of things to do like game nite.
Bang for the buck
I think it is worth what I pay, because I am getting a great education.
Great for these types of students
Lourdes would be great for anyone who is trying to get a higher education and at the same time think outside the box.
Clubs and Activities
Lourdes offers a different variety of clubs like the Biology club, Black Student Union, Art club, Latino club, and Future Educators just to name a few.
Greek Life
I am not into the Greek life so I have not checked it out.
Campus Safety
Lourdes has security on campus at all times.
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Kelsey from Sylvania, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
Tips for prospective students
get to know your advisors!
Dorm Life
new bought out dorms, apartment style!
Food and Dining
new cafeteria!
What to do for fun
loads of new campus activities
new sports teams
clubs and organizations are growing and if you have an idea they are always open for suggestions
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
you can join other catholic students for mass
Greek Life
still in progress
Campus Safety
always see campus security walking around school and throughout the buildings
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Mary from Toledo, OH

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
So far my Instructors have been great. I have found many that actually care about their students and pride themself on doing a good.
Am enjoying being here
Everything about the school is great! They offer so much to do outside of the classroom and the people are all super friendly and helpful.
Bang for the buck
Being a little on the higher priced side of things, Lourdes is worth every penny. The class schedules are amazing especially if you have a job or family to work around. They streamline everything so your not spending everyday on campus. At fulltime Im only there a few days a week.
Tips for prospective students
Come prepared to succeed.
Great for these types of students
Great for anyone who wants a great education without the being overwhelmed by the large classes at a big campus. I spent 2 years at a big university and i hated the long walks in the cold from class to class, the 300+ students per class room, and the overall inpersonality of it all. Lourdes has so many activities going on that I feel like im walking onto a big campus, minus all the 10 mile walk. Lourdes is also great for anyone who knows they are going to need a little more help with classes they struggle with. The instructors have been super helpful and there are tutors available all the time.
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Ellen from Toledo, OH

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
lourdes is a very friendly, accepting, and easy-going school that has staff and students that are always willing to lend a helping hand. it's main ideals are to create a community of learning, reverence, and service and they truly do so! lourdes university is a great place to be for traditional and non-traditional-age, commuter and residential, transfer or first-time, and undergraduate or graduate students.
Tips for prospective students
help is always available, you just have to ask for it! make as many connections as you can, networking helps you at lourdes especially in more ways than you realize! and lastly, just make the most of your experience! lourdes offers many community service activities, as well as many social and intellectual activities that are free to students!
Academic Rigor
classes can be quite hard but not unbearable and most of the teachers are very helpful!
Dorm Life
the dorms are converted apartments a block away from campus and they have a lot of quality for the value! there's no place else that you will find dorms like these!
Food and Dining
with a new cafeteria, there is always a multitude of different delicious flavors made fresh every day by our food crew!
What to do for fun
student activities (leap) offers a lot of fun and amazing opportunities for students and always for free! there is also a mall nearby, and plenty of clubs and such.
Bang for the buck
it's a little on the expensive side being a private school but it is a great atmosphere, wonderful education, interesting and free/fun experiences, and well worth the money.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
the campus is actually owned by the sisters of st. francis and they have a lot of beautiful sanctuary areas around the school.
Great for these types of students
anyone from traditional to non-traditional age students, those with or without families, transfer students, first-time students, commuter and residential, and graduate or undergraduate. very accepting of all religions as well.
Clubs and Activities
there are a lot of clubs and activities to choose from, and enough to keep anyone busy who wants to be involved!
Greek Life
lourdes doesn't have any fraternities or sororities since it is a small private school.
Campus Safety
campus security is constantly monitored by cameras and security guards that make their rounds on campus and at the residence halls multiple times throughout the day and night!
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Dolores from El Paso, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Being so far away from home, Lourdes had provided a safe and comfortable lifestyle for me. The classes and teachers are great also. I call this University my home because I love it so much.
Tips for prospective students
Lourdes is a very welcoming community and allows opportunities for students to prosper and excel in their classes.
Academic Rigor
They have a tough grading scale but they give students so many resources to achieve the grades that you want. They provide free tutoring and the teachers are easy and willing to work with you.
Dorm Life
I love the dorm life. We have apartment style dorms with two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom. It's a nice lifestyle to have in college.
Food and Dining
The food is great. They just opened a new dining hall in 2011 and it is remarkable.
What to do for fun
Lourdes provides a lot of fun activities for students and takes them on trips to baseball or basketball games. They also host a lot of events at the University.
Clubs and Activities
The clubs are very active at Lourdes and they are always promoting their clubs. The activities are also very fun and allow students to interact with one and another.
Campus Safety
The campus is very safe. There is usually a security officer doing rounds throughout the day and the people are just friendly here.
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MacKenzie from Fayette, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lourdes is a great school to go to. The professors are extremely helpful. The advisers work around your personal schedule to get your classes in.
Tips for prospective students
Lourdes is awesome. It is a very friendly environment. If you can't find a class or building, don't ever be afraid to stop someone and ask.
Dorm Life
I don't live in the dorms but some of my friends do. The dorms are like living in apartments. You really get the feel of living away from your parents.
Food and Dining
The food is excellent. There is such a variety.
What to do for fun
There is so much to do for fun. There is Thursday game night, dodgeball days, wings and sings, concerts, comedians, hangout at the den, and so much more!
Bang for the buck
Lourdes is exceptionally affordable.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many great clubs and activities. If there isn't a club, you can make one!
Campus Safety
Everything is always clean. There are security officers that walk around every once in a while to make sure everything is going how it is supposed to. There are also people that ride around on gators to watch for anything out of the ordinary.
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Luke from Maumee, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This school is excellent! The staff are top notch as they help in nearly every way possible to see their students succeed. At Lourdes, anyone can fit in with a wide array of ethnicities and age groups on campus which makes the experience altogether better!
Tips for prospective students
Lourdes is the perfect place for you! With an abundance of major options and one of the lowest tuition rates in Ohio, this school stacks up with major colleges. I was a dense transfer student from a higher up liberal private college and felt completely at home once I transferred. Lourdes accepted all of my transcripts and their academic program shared the same standards from my previous college, without the same price.
Academic Rigor
From what I have experienced at Lourdes, all of my courses have been able to challenge me to think outside the box. At most institutions, teachers can merely teach to teach. Yet at Lourdes my instructors push the question of so what? This concept as reflected in all of my classes shows the application that is necessary once we all graduate.
Food and Dining
The food is delicious! Lourdes offers two forms of eating options which include the grab-and-go and the actual cafeteria. The grab -and-go has a wide variety of premade lunches/dinners, including personal pan pizzas and bosco sticks made fresh every few minutes. The grab-and-go is my go to between breaks as it supplies fresh and easy options such as fruit and yogurt parfaits, vegetable bowls, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and my favorite, hummus. The cafeteria on the other hand is just a few steps away and offers an all-you-can-eat option for those that prefer to gain their freshman fifteen that way. This option is also very delicious and the cafeteria emails the students every day informing of the different options of the day.
What to do for fun
I live off campus but still find time for fun as friends and I would often kill time between classes by going to the Ebeid basement and playing a round of pool or Ping-Pong.
Bang for the buck
Compared to my previous private college experience, Lourdes was able to work with me and get me the biggest BANG for my buck. All I had to do was contact my financial advisor who set down with me and in a snap she was not only able to find loans for me, but also other scholarships that would help me pay for school. Plus Lourdes has one of the lowest private tuition rates in Ohio, which shows that you can get a great private education without all of the extraordinary cost.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is apparently one day out of the year where they dig up the founders grave, who was a nun, so that people can visit and pray. The cemetery is located on the far side of campus but normally students don't venture over there.
Great for these types of students
All students are welcomed as there is a vide variety of traditional and non-traditional students, including a large amount of commuter students. The school is also very diverse as people from all walks and race come to gather for a common purpose, get their education.
Clubs and Activities
There are a good amount of clubs on campus. I participate and am the President of the Social Science Club which cooperates with psychology, sociology, social work, and criminal justice students but has an open membership for anyone in any major.
Greek Life
None
Campus Safety
The campus is very safe and I have never heard of any disruption from the year I have attended.
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Taylor from Temperance, MI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lourdes University is a private school, but it is so worth the price. The amount of extra perks that they offer as part of tuition is so helpful. This school is small at about 2,700 students right now, but it has a normal campus feel.
Tips for prospective students
This university should be at the top of your list if they offer your major. However, just because it says university please double check that they have a program for what you want.
Academic Rigor
Academics are very important here. It is for students who want to learn and have a drive.
Dorm Life
I do not live on campus, but I have seen the dorms and they are actually fully furnished apartments with TONS of space.
Food and Dining
They offer all you can eat homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with a cafe that offers Starbucks coffee at half the price it normally costs you.
What to do for fun
There are many free activities every weekend and other events such as Detriot Lions and Tigers games, go karts, and other activities that the school buses you to and from for free.
Bang for the buck
I was weary about spending so much in my first 4 years, but I am more than happy with my decision.
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