| Sort By:
| As other people have said Freshman and Sophomore year suck for partying, but once you move off campus it is awesome. During my 4 years at Salve I met a lot of great friendships that will last me a life time, and learned a lot from my professors. If you are looking for a small school where you get one on one attention from professors this is a great school to look at |
|Dec 06 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
|Not so bright|
| Salve is a very unique campus. The location is gorgeous and the city of Newport loves the students.|
The University tries its very hardest to supply students with fun activities. Although most of the activities are silly crafts that are supposed to keep us from drinking, they are pretty fun and gives you something to do.
The night life isn't great...but what do you expect when going to a Catholic university in Newport, RI? There are house parties, but they are pretty hard to find if you aren't apart of sports team and if you're a freshman. There is always dorm raging though--which happens every weekend. You just have to find your own fun.
Classes are very small, which is actually nice. My biggest class has had maybe 35 students. It's nice having your professor know you by name, and they do whatever possible to make you succeed and make themselves available. They are all great! Professors are surprisingly strict with absenses, thought. Most only let you miss 3 and then they start marking off your grade. But it's motivation to go to class.
I've heard that people think that it's just a whole bunch of stuck up rich kids- that's not true. Yea, there are a lot of people with a lot of money, but they are not stuck up. I have met some pretty amazing people and money is never a topic of conversation. No one intentionally flaunts their money or makes people feel poor. There are "cliques," but it's a small school. And it's not like you're typical high school "clique"- you'll find friends from all different groups. Everyone is very accepting!Overall, I have enjoyed my time here at Salve. People complain and a lot transfer, but it's mostly because they come here with unrealistic expectations. It's not a party school and the University is very involved in your freshman year, but they are doing it for your best interest. Every upperclassman has told me that it gets SOOOO much better once you're done with freshman year. I'm looking forward to my next 3 years at Salve!
|May 05 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| Just like any other school, Salve is not the place for everyone. It is a smaller school, but that provides so much for students. Faculty, all the way up to the President of the school, gets involved with students and are present to help you. Very personalized and you are by no means a number! The acceptance rate is high, but if you work and be proactive, you can stand out! The Honors Program is wonderful, if you can, you should apply! And I've read that Brown has "notoriously" never accepted a grad student from here. That is NOT true, Salve is actually working currently to set up a sister-school program with Brown :) I don't know if it's worth the full price, but for the generous scholarships they give out, it is a great education! |
|Nov 02 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |