- Class: Senior
- Major: Social Work
- Gender: F
- High School: Bunnell High School
- Transfer Student: Y
The best thing about Sacred Heart is the small, intimate campus. You always see friends in the hallway and you feel like you belong. I feel the size is just right. It is not too small that people are overcrowded, but it is not too big that you feel like you don't belong. There is also ALWAYS something to do on campus and activities held off campus too, such as trips to Broadway or Boston. There is a ton of school pride, especially during basketball and hockey season. As part of the pep band, it is so much fun with everyone cheering for the Pioneers.
I love the classes at Sacred Heart. The classes are never bigger than 30 people, usually smaller. The teachers get to know you if you want them to. Most teachers know everyone in there class, but if you never participate and sit in the back or rarely show up at all...then they might not know you very well. Class participation is a large part of the classes, especially upper level classes. Students are not really competitive. My major is social work. It is quite intense but prepares you well for graduate school. The social work classes are small, usually 15 people or less. The professors are amazing and you really build a personal relationship with them over the course of you college experience.
My personal experiences have been all positive. However, being the president of the Gay/Straight Alliance on campus, I have heard many stories of discrimination towards the LGBT community. However, unfortunately, being on a Catholic campus, it is to be excepted. I don't feel it is a reason to not come here though, because there is a strong support for gays and lesbians as well. There are many different people at SHU. However, you see most people stick to friends of the same color. I don't find it to be a racial thing, though. It is more that they share the same majors or are in a sport together. You really grow close to people who are in a club with you or the same major. However, most people have multiple groups of friends and different types of people all interact.