Featured student: Sarah Ciocco

Sarah Ciocco
Name: Sarah Ciocco
School: Villanova University
Hometown: Aston, PA
Major: Nursing
Sarah, a 2023 graduate of Padua Academy in Pennsylvania, will attend Villanova University. She shared that she chose to attend Villanova because "it has one of the best nursing programs in the country, and because I liked that I would be able to continue my catholic education in college at this school. I also love the campus and feel that Villanova has a very welcoming and encouraging environment. "

At Villanova, Sarah will pursue a Nursing major in order to achieve her plan "to  to become an RN, and possibly pursue travel nursing."

We asked Sarah:

Why did you choose to attend a Catholic college/university?
I chose to attend a Catholic university because I was raised in a Catholic family and have attended Catholic schools since pre-school. Because of this, I feel that attending a Catholic university will help me feel more at home and comfortable, with many resources and opportunities available for me to continue my Catholic education and practice my faith.

What are your hobbies?
Surfing, playing the guitar, reading, painting, baking, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.

What one tip about the college application process would you share with seniors or their parents?
Start the applications early. Don't wait until the last minute to finish the essays and applications; it will only cause more stress. 

What aspect of your college/university are you most excited about?
I am most excited about entering the college of nursing, learning more about the medical field, and beginning my career in medicine.