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| The History department is wonderful! Most of the faculty at SVC are very kind. However, many of faculty members and administrators are very religious and act very condescending toward people who are not. The administration is also completely incompetent. I could not recommend coming here to anyone with a brain. Save yourself years of frustration and go somewhere else. The liberal arts aspect of the college is dying and is becoming a right-wing prep school. What happened to Catholicism being open and accepting? |
|Apr 10 2013|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| The internet here is god awful. If gaming is a hobby you'll either have to sacrifice it or look elsewhere. I don't watch a whole lot of TV so this is my form of entertainment and it is absolutely horrible. They fail at providing something as simple such as internet connection yet they will build a science center, a "gristmill", or "nature center". The majority of the buildings here are old, and smell old as well.|
There isn't a whole lot here in the form of food service. The cafateria has somewhat short hours. There really is only one other place you can go, which is aptly named "The Shack". You can get really disgusting fried foods here that have been sitting out all day, and drinks.
The campus is set up oddly in that the middle of it is entirely composed of athletic fields. So, walking from one side to the other is a bit tedious.
Since this is a Catholic school it seems they force teaching about Christianity and implementing it into unrelated subjects such as anthropology, history, and music. This can be annoying at times.
The campus is small and feels like a high school one at that. You'll often see the same faces everyday where ever you go which could be good or bad depending who you are.
There is quite a limited amount of programs they offer. I've seen many other universities that offer a much large major listing than this one.All in all, I believe that for the amount of money you have to pay (which is a lot) just doesn't equal the value you get. Class sizes really aren't that small, horrible internet connection, and just cheap, old ammenities have turned me off since the start.
|Feb 19 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| SVC gave me a very solid basis for learning and growing and had a reasonable reputation when I graduated. They were going through an identity crisis then but have seemed to regain a sense of purpose and seem to be committed to growing their academic and cultural reputation. There are many first rate colleges and universities in Western PA so competition is fierce, but in my opinion, St. Vincent is heading in the right direction without giving up on their core principles. |
The campus is beautiful but small, so if you want a city social life, go to Duquesne. My experience with SVC as an alumnus has been tremendous and the overwhelming majority of SVC alums I meet are very proud of their ties to the school.
| Starting Job: Business Analyst, Preparedness: B-, Reputation: B+ |
|May 20 2009|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |