- Class: Freshman
- Major: Psychology
- Gender: F
- High School: Medford High School
- Transfer Student: N
Sacred Heart is awesome. Perhaps it could use a wider range of food options, or some more hosing and parking, but it is still amazing. The teachers actually know you by face and name, and not just the ones you have for class. You get to know everyone and the school is so diverse it has plenty of groups for everyone. I personally took on a lot of classes and clubs and work (a job) for my schedule, so I spend most of my time in the main academic building in class, in a club meeting, doing some event, or just doing work. I don't have a roommate, so I don't spend much time in my dorm, I like being around my friends between classes, just talking and working. You even find your self around the professors and staff members that you end up striking up conversation with them randomly. I think the administration is fantastic, here at Sacred Heart. Everyone is always willing to help out with anything you may need, wether is be classes, housing, finances, work, just to talk, or whatever. The school is definitely there for its students. One experience I will always remember will probobly be the first home football game of the year. It was my frist weekend at Sacred Heart, and an upperclassmen offered to take me to the game, to get me involved so I wouldn't sit in my dorm my first weekend at college. It was so crowded and so hot, everyone was buying water for everyone else. It was like one big family cheering on the football team that day. We were chanting, roaring, and the mascott was all over the place, just jumping around, hugging everyone, getting the crowd so loud. It was like a sea of red just so excited. We won the game too! The only complaint I hear repeated is how the food service is on a different schedule then some of students, putting out mean corses at times when many are in class, or when it closes before the last class of the night gets out. Other than that, I don't hear many complaints, and I am always on the main campus in the main building.
The professors are amazing. All of mine know me by name and face. They even know that I am a resident and some even know which building I live in! Some who aren't even my professors know me by name, they see me around so much. The professors love class participation, some of my professors make jokes just to get us to laugh and relax and into the swing of things. Some get us so into discussion we even take them outside of the classroom. My major is psychology. I walkined into the deparment one day, after deciding I wanted to major in psychology, asked to see an advisor to talk about the major. I got Dr. Ruth Grant. She is awesome, and has such a sense of humor. She's been helping me choose classes for three semesters (Spring 08, Fall 08, and Spring 09). She has made the proccess so amzing and peaceful. I don't know what I would have done with out her. Even my psychology professors (from last Fall 07 and this current, Spring 08), have been amazing. I still talk to my old proffesor, and thought she was so amazing, that I decided to take her class next semester (Fall 09) as well. A lot of the students are indeed competitive. Everyone wants to get the high grades which often accompany scholarships and awards. Who doesn't want to get an award or money to help pay for school? The education at Sacred Heart is definitely geared toward getting a job. The classes are meant to prepare you for the carrer you want, and to help you get an internship while you are still in college, then get a job after graduation.
The student body is very diverse. There is a multicultural club, and specifically an Italian club, as well as other cultural clubs. There is indeed a GSA for the LGBT community in which you don't have to be a member of the LGBT community to join. You can be straight and just join to support. I honestly don't think any student would feel out of place at Sacred Heart, there is just such diversity here. There are no four tables int he dining halls, everyone just sits with thier friends, or picks a random table to sit with. Most Sacred Heart students are from the North Easter Regin of the US, mostly Ct, NY, Ma and NJ. If I had to say a specific financial background that is most prevalent, I would have to say middle class. However, we are all college students, and therefore we are all in the same financial standing, which is: We all need a job to pay our own bills. Most students are politically aware and active. Everyone hads thier own views, not many pick left or right wing specifically, but have thier own thoughts and ideas about politics.
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Small range of food services