Quincy University
Quincy, IL, USA

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Quincy University
3.56 Average Rating

Taylor from Quincy, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Quincy University is a campus near the Mississippi river and is gorgeous. The staff are all very friendly and willing to help many people when ever they need to or are needed. Like the staff the students are all very outgoing and willing to meet new people, after being accepted for the fall semester I am proud to say i'm a Quincy Hawk.
Tips for prospective students
I am going to be an incoming freshman this fall but I would really recommended getting a campus tour and not being afraid to ask questions. the staff will remember you and your name so don't forget that and everyone is super nice make arrangements to meet people before than so you can see them and get to make friendships before school starts.
Academic Rigor
They know how to challenge you in a fun and interesting way that keeps your attention the whole time. The staff is also wiling to help if you don't understand which I think is a big plus.
Dorm Life
The dorms are amazing Garner currently has no central air but is getting it, and Padua hall is considered the haunted dorm but if you don't mind a school with a lot of history it is definitely the place to be.
Food and Dining
they have good food and meal plans they also have the Hawks Hangout which another great place to get food besides the cafe.
What to do for fun
There is Plenty to do whether it be in the music program or the athletics program. Maybe you aren't one for really competitive sports but you like to play they have intramural sports which are super fun to do as well.
Bang for the buck
You will definitely get your moneys worth at QU whether it be threw the education or the physical side you will never say well i wish they had this, because if you can get enough people involved you might just create it. :)
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
there is a an arch type thing (cannot remember the name to save my life) on campus that if you walk through it is believed that you will not graduate on the time that you are suppose to.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is off the hook. They are there for pretty much anything if you have something going on or you just want someone to walk with you on the way to class they are pretty much there for anything.
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Philip from South Holland, IL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Quincy University is like a big family home. Everyone knows everyone for something or other. Everyone is very friendly, loving and accepting.
Tips for prospective students
With home being hundreds of miles away and being a super senior for the 2012-2013 school year I have a lot of tips! First, you don't want to bring a lot of unnecessary things from home. Clothes, a TV and some photos are really all you need. The computer labs are open late or if you don't own a computer of some kind you can use these. The food is decent. Dorms are or are getting remodeled for future students, makes it a little bit easier on the living away from home thing. Class sizes are small so you get a lot of interactive time with your peers as well as the professors. Lot's of variety for majors/minors.
Academic Rigor
As an academic institution, Quincy University is one of the best in my opinion. It's not because I've been here for 4 years, it's because I've been in all different types of class. My minor/majors have absolutely nothing to do with each other and the professors understand that. They don't just throw information at you and expect you to understand it the first time. Every program here at QU is unique. The professors, the students, and the information you learn is always different. Class sizes help out a lot with understanding things. It's not a big lecture hall filled with 200 students, it's a small class room filled with 15 students at max. It's lovely.
Dorm Life
If you're an incoming freshman, they either stick you in one of two places. The freshman dorms are glorious compared to what they were when I was living there. They renovated the freshman dorms so have completely new everything. New beds, new rooms, air conditioning, nice bathrooms and all that. Of course it is a building to hold about 100 students, so the walls are thin. The upperclassman dorms are so much win. The new dorm was just built over the past summer. It boasts a kitchen, living room, 2-3 person, private bathrooms, laundry rooms on every floor and a nice elevator. The resident assistants also throw hall events which are very fun! Prizes and socializing at it's best.
Food and Dining
The food offered here at QU is decent at best. The company that does all the food is called Chartwells. They do have a big variety of food just about everyday. It's different so you have choices. It does get repetitive if you've been eating that food as long as I have. They offer the healthy side and not-so-healthy side. Soups, salads, sandwiches and main course food items are always available. The place is only open at certain times of the day but it's good. The hall thats open a majority of the day is the Hangout. It offers burgers, chicken strips, Philly steaks at a lot of other selections you cant get regularly at the cafeteria. Also, chips, soda, beef jerky, and other commodities. It's like a small 7-11.
What to do for fun
There's tons of things to do for sun. The Student Programming Board always has events going on. They have raffles at every even and free food sometimes. The big one is Hawk Wild. They have the blow up bouncy houses and stuff like that! Family weekend is also good. The campus community gets together and throws a carnival for the family of students. There's house parties a lot and those are good if you havent been exposed to parties like this. But after a while, it does get dull.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There's some big metal things in the middle of campus. They're called Windows of the Future. You look through them and see your future. They're pretty good for taking pictures on.
Great for these types of students
All students are welcome. There is every type of person here.
Clubs and Activities
I started my own club called the Original Gamesters. OG's for short. We are a video game club. There wasn't one so I started one up. We are recognized by the university as a real club and get the benefits of it too! There are tons of other clubs to join. If you can think of it, we have it. If not, make it like I did!
Greek Life
1 Fraternity and 2 Sororities here a QU. They both have their perks. I'm not part of the frat and the sororities do their own thing. They're all nice people.
Campus Safety
Our campus security isn't TOP notch, but they get the job done and I'd put them at upper half of the scale. They do their jobs quite well. Since we are a small campus top notch isn't needed. We do have some very kind and caring security officers. They do respond to everything that needs to be responded to.
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Kimberly from Hannibal, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Quincy University is a campus where everyone is felt welcomed and helped. The Teachers and the faculty go out of there way to make sure all the students have what they need for a successful school year. The scenery on campus in beautiful.
Tips for prospective students
There are many activities on campus for students to attend. There are over 300 clubs for students to join. The food on campus is absolutely delicious. Teachers and faculty are extremely nice and helpful and go out of there way to make your college experience a great one!
Academic Rigor
Not everyone is held to the same challenge. Teachers are there to help everyone as much as needed for the students.
Dorm Life
Dorms have free cable and wifi. QU has many different dorms available to meet everyone's budget. They are nice dorms. Everyone gets along, i am a 46 year and i have been met with nothing but kindness with everyone i have met.
Food and Dining
The food is amazing, there is a salad bar, grill bar, sandwich bar, pizza, and stir-fry bar. They have different meal plans to meet each individual needs.
What to do for fun
There are many things to do, volleyball, golf, clubs, swimming, greek life, joining band, choir (even if that's not your major), flag football, meet new friends.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
QU has a beautiful art sculpture on the campus.
Great for these types of students
There is a walk-in clinic for students and also free counseling services for students who just need to talk to adjust to college life.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs and Activities to join.
http://www.quincy.edu/student-life/student-life/clubs-and-organizations/
Greek Life
Alpha Omicron Pi International Women's Fraternity-Epsilon Sigma Chapter
Phi Sigma Sigma International Women's Fraternity- Iota Beta Chapter
Delta Tau Delta International-Iota Delta Chapter Northern Division
National Panhellenic Association-Governing body of the two National Panhellenic Conference Sororities
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc-Gamma Eta Gamma Chapter
Campus Safety
Campus security is always available. On connect day, they hand out their personal business card and tell you to enter their phone number into your phone, so that you have it in case of emergencies
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Dereasha from Jennings, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Reliable, homey, and safe.
Tips for prospective students
Bring winter clothing... Lots of it!
Dorm Life
Great way to establish friendships with other students. If you are the type of person who likes to be alone, don't worry! The people here will give you your space as well.
Food and Dining
Sometimes, some of the girls who stayed in my freshman dorm with me would make meals for one another. We now have a frozen yogurt spot on campus. So excited about that.
What to do for fun
I encourage all to go out and witness a QU basketball game (both male and female). They are extremely fun!
Great for these types of students
Those of you who like Mexican food like I do, Q'DOBA will be your favorite place here in Quincy.
Clubs and Activities
SPB- Student Programming Board, Hats off to them!
Campus Safety
I even know the campus security by their first names.
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