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