Franciscan University of Steubenville
Hometown: Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Major: Theology and CatecheticsAshley attended Radnor High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania. She has a passion for singing, especially through praise and worship music, leadership, Jesus and roller coasters. She was in color guard for 3 years, and she loved participating in that program. “I first stepped on Franciscan's campus the summer before my junior year. When I was there, I felt like I was at home, and I knew I wanted to attend. The religious environment is awesome, and I love all of the people there. Everyone is so welcoming.”
Saint Mary's College
Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan
Major: NursingMegan attended Saint Francis High School in Traverse City, Michigan. Her hobbies include playing soccer, babysitting and health and fitness. Her future plans are to eventually become a pediatric nurse. She looks forward to the service opportunities at St. “I chose to attend St. Mary's College because I know I will not only develop a strong education, but also a strong relationship with God. Each time I toured the school I noticed that every student was confident and their enthusiasm toward the school was unlike any other school I visited.”
College of St. Benedict/St. John University
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Major: Nutrition/Psychology/Pre-Physical TherapyMariah attended Steamboat Springs High School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She works at The Boys and Girls Club. She enjoys going to concerts, hiking, baking and hanging out with her friends. She plans on getting her Nutrition and Psychology degr “I chose College of St. Benedict/St. John because when I was on my visit everything was really comfortable. When I told them about my future plans, they knew how to plan my 4 years to help me reach my goals.”
Nathan Thornton, Class of 2012
University of Portland; Portland, OR
Hometown: Boise, ID
Major: Nursing“The University of Portland creates its own community on The Bluff. I compete in Cross Country and Track. Even though we are in a large school division for sports (NCAA Division I), we have the feel of a small school. You can go anywhere on campus and find someone to talk to or hang out with. Classes are small, and your professors want you to succeed. Nothing can be better than getting on a first name basis with a professor and being noticed in a class.”
Hometown: Berlin, Germany
Major: UndecidedSophia attended John F. Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany. In her free time she loves to play sports including lacrosse, read, travel, cook and write. She is unsure about what she will study and which career she will choose in the future. She know she wan “I chose Xavier because of its strong academic programs, Jesuit values and warm campus community. While visiting Xavier, I felt at home, which is important to me as I have never lived in the United States before. My father, grandfather and other family members are alumni.”
St. Bonaventure University
Hometown: Bristol, Rhode Island
Major: UndecidedMatthew attended Mt. Hope High School in Bristol, Rhode Island. He enjoys hanging out with friends, playing video games and playing basketball. His future goal is to be a stock broker as he has always been intrigued by investing and making money. “I chose St. Bonaventure University because of the quality education I know I will be receiving, and the tight-knit community feel that the college offers. St. Bonaventure has friendly students and faculty. ”
Fordham University - New York, NY
Hometown: Middletown, NJ
Adrienne graduated in 2009 from the College of Business Administration and represented the University at two academic conferences on corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
“I found Fordham's campus comforting. It brings students together.”
Anna Kallqvist, Class of 2014
Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, IA
Hometown: Stockholm, SwedenAnna had no idea where she wanted to go after she had graduated high school. Several schools in the U.S. contacted Anna, but after being recruited for golf, she made a visit to Mount Mercy and decided it would be a good fit. “The people here are very friendly and I am very happy with my college choice!”
Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Major: NursingCorinne attended Bishop Eustace High School in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. She spends her time practicing and competing in diving, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Her future plans include obtaining a Bachelor's of Science and Nurs “I chose Boston College because I truly felt like I fit in there, and I also immediately felt the sense of community present on campus.”
Franciscan University of Steubenville - Steubenville, OH
Hometown: Madison, VA
Kate Butters wanted two things out of a college education: an academic foundation that would help her succeed in this life, and a spiritual foundation that would help her succeed in the next. She found both at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
The Top 10 Reasons To Attend a Catholic College or University
Prepared by Fr. Bernie O'Connor, OSFS, President of DeSales University (formerly Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales).
10. We have been in the education business for a long time. The first universities were connected to monasteries.
9. We participate in the only truly global institution of the world today. There are Catholics on every continent. The church is universal in its reach and in its mission. We prepare students for the global community of the future.
8. We mean business. We are serious about education. We view the formation of each student as a creative and independent thinker as our responsibility. We don't follow the fads of the day. We operate with professionalism and discipline.
7. We see our student affairs office and our academic affairs office as vital partners in the education process. The classroom and the student residence are both learning environments.
6. We care deeply about local communities. The churches in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus have many needs. The young people on the campuses have many talents. We link these two in a variety of wonderful social outreach programs.
5. We produce a superior product. Most businesses seek employees that have a blend of intelligence, practical skills, moral values, and spiritual maturity. We help students discover and develop these gifts so that they are prepared to offer practical and insightful solutions to real-world problems.
4. We take moral stands in the world. In fact, we often take unpopular moral stands. This helps young people realize that an essential component of being a person is to take a stand. There are things that must be proclaimed as non-negotiable.
3. We take religion seriously. This prepares young people to speak honestly with the overwhelming majority of people on the planet who also take religion seriously. People who know what religion is about are better able to discuss and admire different faiths. They understand the words, they appreciate the values, they comprehend the significance of a transcendent dimension to human life.
2. We worship God. Most people in our world attend some form of worship for most of their lives. Young people benefit greatly from an understanding of ritual, sacrament, liturgy, and worship. These are integral to human life.
1. From our rich faith dimension, we prepare students for life. We know what makes a successful marriage, we know what is required for a happy and productive career, we know what it takes to care for children, we know about the struggles of the elderly, the sick, the disabled, the forgotten.
Why Should I Consider A Catholic College Or University?
Hear the top 10 reasons why, from the President of DeSales University in the Philadelphia area. Fr. Bernard O' Connor's list is here.