Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA, USA

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Mount Aloysius College
3.65 Average Rating

Sara from Windber, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Mount Aloysius College is a school founded upon core values; mercy, service, justice, and hospitality. With such a small campus, the professors and staff are able to work with students to enhance their learning process. It is through their job enhancing my leadership skills that I would want to rate this college as one of the best!
Tips for prospective students
Look for a school that wants you to succeed. I would recommend going to a small campus if you want to be known more than by a number or a face. It's at these small campuses where you can make great connections and friendships that last!
Academic Rigor
Mount Aloysius College will challenge you to strive to be the best. They are well known for successful students in nursing, business, and biological sciences.
Dorm Life
Dorm life at Mount Aloysius College is better than most that I have seen. There are no community bathrooms in freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior dorms. Most are two people to one room with a bathroom that is shared by two others as well. With a dry campus, dorms are more quiet and allow for better living for all.
Food and Dining
A buffet style is served 3 meals a day Monday through Friday. The weekends offer 2 meals a day. In the mornings, made-to-order omelets can be ordered, there is a waffle maker, and a main entrees that switch daily. Fruit and ice cream are two things that can be taken from the cafeteria so you could snack later in your room.
What to do for fun
Mount Aloysius College offers many clubs and sports. Getting involved with groups around campus allow for more activities. Intramural basketball is a favorite! Our campus is conveniently located 15 minutes from Altoona and Ebensburg. Altoona offers a large shopping mall, places to eat, movie theaters, and bowling. Ebensburg offers eating and small shops.
Bang for the buck
Mount Aloysius is a private institution with some of the lowest tuition rates. Almost all students receive financial aid help. They offer a multitude of scholarships.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Mount Aloysius is a Catholic college, yet allows a diversity of people to attend.
Great for these types of students
If you like genuine people, professors who want to help you succeed, and a tight knit community of friends, I would say look into Mount Aloysius College!
Clubs and Activities
Clubs and activities have a wide range. Almost every interest can be found on campus. Whether it be sports, art, politics, religion, or majors, Mount Aloysius has a club for that!
Campus Safety
Campus safety is considered highly on campus. Security is available 24/7 and answers your calls no matter what. Each student will receive securities number so they will have easy access to them. It is safe enough to walk around by yourself, male or female.
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Jamey from Northern Cambria, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Mount Aloysius college has a beautiful campus. The instructors actually care about you and help you through the course. Also, the classes are small enough for the instructor to get to know you and take time to help in class.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early. Apply for a lot of scholarships. Get involved and find a group of friends in the same major. READ!! don't just forget about your textbooks. You have to make an effort to pass.
Academic Rigor
I'm sure its harder for some more than others but as long as you are trying and putting effort into your education, the instructors will do all they can to help you through.
Dorm Life
Most students live off campus but the ones who live on campus like it. They are safe and clean. You can choose to have a roommate or a single room.
Food and Dining
You can get a meal plan or pay out of pocket. If you live on campus you are required to have a meal plan. The food is good and the cooks will make you something different if you want them to.
What to do for fun
There are 2 different gym/work out rooms. They have movie's in the common room once a week, they have plays, there is even a dance room. The city is about 20 minutes away and you can go to the movies, out to eat, shopping, bowling, and plenty other things there.
Bang for the buck
I just love the environment of the campus. Everyone including the other students are so nice and helpful! I just love the feel of the campus of how calm it is.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
They encourage everyone to help and volunteer with the community. Its a catholic school so there is mass and church bells ringing everyday but you are not forced to attend any of it. There is a little coffee area with dean bag seats in the basement of the library and many people like to hang out there.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for hard working, motivated students. Someone who can get along easily with others and have fun to. This school is really supportive of non traditional students.
Clubs and Activities
Almost every major has their own club. Nursing has the NSO, there is drama, chorus, soccer, cheerleading, basketball, peer tutoring, study groups, game night, there's even a dance team. There are so many and the school is even open to you starting a new one if they don't have it already (within reason).
Greek Life
There are no sororities.
Campus Safety
We have security on campus at all times. There are emergency phones all over campus, you need your student id to gain access to a lot of places, and after hours almost everything gets locked up. I haven't heard of anyone getting hurt or violated by anyone else ever.
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Kaylee from Cherry Tree, PA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Mount Aloysius is a great college, because it's smaller and convenient for me.
Tips for prospective students
Mount Aloysius is always available whenever you need them. The adivors are great at giving advice and tips.
Academic Rigor
The teachers are very helpful and nice.
Dorm Life
The dorms are very nice. The freshmen dorms are a bit small, but they are still nice. The freshmen dorms are actually the oldest ones on the campus and they have a unique look to them.
Food and Dining
From what I have heard the food is really good.
What to do for fun
While, since I am only enrolled there and won't start until the fall, I really can't say much. But when I od start to go, I think I will hit up the gym on my down time.
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TAMMY from CLAYSBURG, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
WHAT I'M LEARNING AT THIS COLLEGE IS VERY VALUABLE. TRIED SEVERAL ONLINE SCHOOL BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO FOCUS ON DOING MY SCHOOL WORK SO WHEN I LOST MY JOB I DECIDED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND FURTHER MY EDUCATION ON A TRADITIONAL CAMPUS. FINDING IT EASIER TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE MATERIAL ON A TRADITIONAL CAMPUS SO YES I'AM LEARING ALOT
Am enjoying being here
OH YES I'M ENJOYING VERY MUCH BEING AT THE MOUNT BECAUSE OF HOW UNDERSTAND AND EAGER THEY ARE TO HELP YOU MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.
Bang for the buck
YES I THINK I'M GETTING A MODERATE BANG FOR MY BUCK ... I THINK THAT THEY CHARGE FOR THINGS THAT THEY SHOULD NOT CHARGE FOR BUT I GUESS THEY HAVE TO BE ABLE TO STAY IN BUSINESS TO FURTHER EDUCATION OTHER STUDENTS IN THE FUTURE
Tips for prospective students
TRY IT AND YOU WILL LOVE IT
Great for these types of students
TRY IT AND YOU WILL LOVE IT
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April from Wyalusing, PA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have learned a lot in just my first semester at Mount Aloysius. The teachers are highly qualified, and they are easy to go to if there are any questions. Just completing my first semester I have learned different crucial aspects of the business world that I will need to know for my job. I am happy to say that Mount Aloysius has great teachers that will help you learn a lot, even in your first semester!
Am enjoying being here
I really enjoy the small campus, and how tight-knit everyone is. There are so many resources, and places to go to find help, and it has been a wonderful experience. I enjoy getting to know people, and everyone is so friendly that it helps in dealing with all the stresses that college may bring.
Bang for the buck
Mount Aloysius College really does a lot in helping you further one's education. They are a very reasonable price for being a private school, and they try to help you along the way.
Tips for prospective students
Meet with any of the admissions counselors, and they will be more than happy to help with any questions you may have about this school. Don't hesitate to stay over and go to classes with a student that attends now. It's a great way to get a feel for college.
Great for these types of students
Students who like to get help when they need it on assignments, students who enjoy socializing, and for students who want to go out and get a good job after college. I think that's every student isn't it?
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Shawn from Flintstone, MD

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
A very clean college with a well rounded selection of majors. The teachers are very interested and concerned with the learning of the students. A very open minded school
Tips for prospective students
This college is great for students seeking a medical degree as well as social sciences. With the location of the school being in the mountains of Pennsylvania the likelihood of snow is very high so people not fans of snow should consider other schools.
Academic Rigor
The teachers take great concern for the learning of their students. If they feel a student is struggling they will find alternate sources of help to ensure the student gets a passing grade.
Dorm Life
The majority of the dorms are very clean. The school recently built new dorms which are very nice. The older dorms are in some need of renovation but are still comfortable.
Food and Dining
The on campus food in the cafeteria is not bad, the menu usually features a wide selection of foods so there is something for everyone. When the cafeteria is closed there is the snack shack where one can find basic snack foods until the cafeteria opens
What to do for fun
There are numerous events on campus like dances and movie showings that are generally cheap. If nothing can be found on campus, the major city of Altoona, PA is less than 20 minutes away where a wide range of restaurant reside, movie theaters, bowling, shopping malls as well as other stores
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