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The education program here is not very well

Feb 04 2010Education
The education program here is not very well put together. This school doesn't offer students very much to do. Also, other students seem to keep to their own group of friends and not care to talk to anyone else. Overall if I knew that the education program here was like this I would not of attended here.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2011
Faculty Accessibility: A, Social Life: F

I'm currently a senior biology major at WJU

Dec 03 2008Biology
I'm currently a senior biology major at WJU and from Cleveland Ohio. The professors are wonderful. They are very approachable, for the most part. Most of them are quite intelligent. I've had a very positive experience in the science department. The arts programs are not quite as emphasized as the science, business, and health care programs are here, but the art (literature and art) professers are very skilled. The nursing program is quite vigorous and well prepares students for their careers. The philosophy and religious departments are rather strong, as well. Wheeling Jesuit truly educates the whole person. There is a great emphasis on service, and it is highly unlikely that anyone who graduates from here will not do at least some kind of service. It is a nice, close, community. Extra-curricular activities and on-campus festivities are a little limited, but the students still always find ways to enjoy themselves. The housing for upperclass students is much better than average. It's West Virginian location near the hills makes it beautiful in the fall. Oglebay, which is nearby has a great light display in the winter. There are only about 1,000 students. There is no football team, but there are basketball, lacrosse, and soccer games to attend instead. School spirit is still sometimes lacking, but overall, most of the students still enjoy WJU.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2009
Individual Value: A+, Campus Maintenance: B-

The research experience I gained at WJU set

Aug 24 2008Biology
The research experience I gained at WJU set me apart from the competition for medical school. As a school without extensive graduate programs, WJU offers the undergraduate student opportunities normally absorbed by others. This experience helped me to obtain a training grant that provided my salary as a researcher at one of the top children’s hospitals in the world during the summer between my first and second years of medical school. The extensive variety of biology courses offered at WJU provided me with an excellent platform upon which to build in medical school. The personal atmosphere and small class size allows maximum tailoring of one's education. At WJU, a student can realistically recommend a course be added (as an elective) and take said course the next year. My course portfolio is more versed than nearly all of my medical school peers. While I cannot speak for all majors offered at WJU, the biology program is strong. It requires a two-year research project designed and carried out by the student but funded by the university. Some see this as added work. It is good to remember that an education is what you make of it. I see the required research as an amazing opportunity. By requiring the student to do the research, the school is also requiring itself to fund the project. There are VERY few times when a person will be told to pick ANYTHING biologically related that interests him/her and research it with full funding. It’s like getting a grant where you make up the category and your proposal is nearly guaranteed acceptance. If this interests you, go to WJU.edu. I would suggest contacting Ken Rastall or Robert Shurina. I can guarantee they will know exactly who wrote this if presented with this assessment. This is truly a personal place where the professors know their students.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Preparedness: B+ Reputation: D

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