These schools are similar to Marian University in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
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The professors are flexible in their teaching styles to adhere to every students needs. They don’t expect every student to learn the same way and they accommodate to ensure each student has a clear understanding of the subject. Also the faculty in admissions, advising, and financing are available to answer all questions and assist in all matters.
Marian University is a private college that has a very tight-knit community. The faculty are all friendly and super helpful. They make it clear that they care about you and what works best for you. The history department in particular is growing, and the professors are passionate about the students in the program. There are many opportunities that the professors are eager to share.
I have heard that some programs are having growing pains; the music department in particular is lackluster. In addition, Marian is expanding as a whole, but many of us Marian students feel that it is growing too fast. So many buildings have been built on campus in a short amount of time and there have been issues with the structures as well as for parking spaces.
I love that the class sizes are smaller and they give the one-on-one time you want and need with a professor. I also love that you can't go anywhere on campus without seeing at least one person you know. The sense of community at Marian is one I've never experienced. Marian truly is a great school.
Sometimes campus can get boring when a lot of people go home or the food can be interesting if a blizzard hits
It enabled me to return to school and obtain a second bachelor's in Nursing.
There can be a la knot community, but creating a group chat and talking to close friends in the program help.
The people. The campus is small, which might deter some people; however, you never go anywhere without having people you know and your friends around so there really is a great community among students. In addition, the classes are small, which is a significantly better way to learn cause you are able to have more 1 on 1 time with the teachers. Professors also adjust their teaching based on the strengths and weaknesses of the class which is impossible in larger lecture-style classes.
The food. Since COVID apparently the caf food has gotten way worse, which I can tell because it wasn't great. Throughout the school year, it did get better though, so I am hopeful that in the coming years it will be a good place to eat.