- Class: Junior
- Major: Business
- Gender: M
- High School: Public
- Transfer Student: N
QU is in a great location on a very beautiful campus. We're only 1.5 hours from NYC, minutes from New Haven, and 2 hours from Boston. Overall school pride is fairly low, and interest in sports is hit or miss ... our hockey games are the most talked about and well-attended events on campus all year. Most of your time will be spent partying in Village or Mountainview, and if you don't like to party, this really is not the place for you. The same holds true if you want diversity; a very small percentage of the population is minority. There's a lot of hubbub on campus recently about the school newspaper publishing derogatory statements about the administration, and both the students and administration are currently at odds with each other. There is also a sense of "disconnect" between students and the administration.
Academics are totally different between schools at QU. As a business student, I have been able to get to know my professors very well, and I hear the same from friends in different schools. The professors are here to help no matter what. The workload for the schools is very different, though. Science majors do the most work by far, and most are candidates for graduation by the fall of their senior year. I've found that the School of Communications and the College of Liberal Arts have the least amount of work, but just know that switching majors here is not the easiest process. The core curriculum is different for each school and it can mess up your credits (take it from someone who has been in every school here). There is also a pretty strong career services system at QU, and they are very helpful when it comes to finding internships and jobs.
There is almost no diversity on the QU campus; it is mostly upper middle-class white students who attend QU. There has been some trouble lately with hate crimes (mostly vandalism) on campus. These are isolated events and very few and far between, but it is troubling when it occurs. You can pretty much find someone who shares the same interests as you, but if you're into the preppy, popped-collar, girls-with-spandex-and-Uggs wearing too much makeup then you'll fit in just fine. The main places that the students are from are Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
The Best Things
The connections you make, both personally and professionally
The Worst Things
The constant party scene