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  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have NEVER felt unsafe on campus. Campus is also small so walking from one corner of campus to the other only takes about 5 minutes. There are also security on duty at all times. (I've only ever needed their assistance for car issues and they were more than happy to help.)

    Greek Life

    There are no Fraternities or Sororities on campus. We do however have several honors societies including Alpha Lambda Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is easy for any students who are interested in becoming involved on campus to find a group that they will enjoy. Leadership opportunities can be found around every corner.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of events hosted on campus including anything from movie nights to intramural sports. But on the off chance that there isn't anything you would enjoy attending that evening on campus, Fontbonne students are conveniently located around all sorts of St. Louis attractions. My friends and I LOVE to go the Loop! We are also close to the St. Louis Galleria, The Zoo, Forest Park, Art Hill, and Escape Rooms.

    Food and Dining

    There is always a dining option available on campus. Although I prefer the home-style cooking from Ryan Dining Hall (which is also buffet style), I don't mind going to the Griffin Grill for my on-the-go wraps, quesadillas, burgers, or salads.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus my freshmen year and LOVED the experience. I experienced independence and had fun while making friends who I now live with off campus. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

    Academic Rigor

    Here at Fontbonne, professors make their expectations of their students clear. As a student who has taken courses both in and out of my department, I have come to understand that professors have their own styles of teaching that suit the topic of the course. Still, even the most challenging professors make time to help and answer questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fontbonne University IS the place for you if: you want to attend a small university, want to know your professors well, and enjoy being a part of student organizations. Fontbonne University IS NOT the place for you if: you want to attend a large university or Fraternity/Sorority Opportunities are important to you.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne University is the perfect place for students looking for a small, hands-on community, where you work closely with Faculty and Staff to ensure your academic and overall success in the future. I know all my professors very well and they are always willing to set aside time to help or answer any questions I have. There are a TON of ways to get involved in student life organizations, which is a great way to make friends and build your resume.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fontbonne is in the heart of St. Louis, being only minutes away from the Delmar Loop, St. Louis Zoo, Ice Skating, and so much more. There are always events held on campus, and organizations to get actively involved in.

    Food and Dining

    Fontbonne has two dining options, which are the Griffin Grill and Ryan Dining Hall, both of which have amazing food. The Griffin Grill is grab and go style while Ryan Dining Hall is buffet style. These are both very accommodating options for students that commute and live on Fontbonne's campus.

    Dorm Life

    Fontbonne has three different types of residential life, including: St. Joseph Hall (freshman dorms), Medaille Hall (suite style), and Southwest Hall (apartment living). This is a great way to meet your peers and get involved on Fontbonne's campus while being only five minutes from your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Fontbonne's staff to student ratio is amazing. Each professor challenges students, and makes them feel more than just a number on campus. I feel that each of my professors push me to do my absolute best and always provide additional help when needed in my coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're wanting the small campus feel, then Fontbonne is the university for you. While close to so many St. Louis attractions, it is still a peaceful and fairly quiet campus to be on.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We work very closely with Clayton Police Department, they are always on call and walk with our security guards at night to do rounds.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fontbonne has many student organizations on campus and each put on a plethora of meetings and events; you will find your niche.

    Bang for the buck

    You will find yourself feeling at home on campus; it truly does become your home.

    What to do for fun

    There is always an event happening on campus, and you will always have some people to attend it with! We are also located very closely to the Delmar Loop, which has so many stores and festivities every night.

    Food and Dining

    Food at Fontbonne is very accomdating for students. If you are a person who likes to sit and eat a home cooked meal, that is available. If you are looking for something to grab and go, that is available as well. Have a food allergy? We have systems that tells you the ingredients in the food and what you can and cannot eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is ideal for any student (Freshman to Senior). While living on campus you are able to meet people, make new friends and be tremendously involved with campus events and student organizations.

    Academic Rigor

    Fontbonne does a great job at challenging their students with coursework that makes us critically think and branch out of our normal viewing and thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Don't be afraid to get involved. -Use the resources available on campus. -Don't be afraid to take risks and take new chances and opportunities as they present themselves.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne is a college that makes you feel like home. At Fontbonne, you are not a number you are a person and you matter on campus. Fontbonne does it's very best to include everyone and make everyone feel welcomed on campus.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is good and there are a variety of options for everyone on campus. We have two places on campus to grab food and one is a sit down more home style meals while the other is grab and go food. I like to eat at both of the places on campus and it really depends on my schedule which place I go and pick food from.

    Dorm Life

    I have absolutely loved the experiences that I have had while living on campus since I was a freshmen. Freshmen year I lived in the freshmen building and meet some of my best friends. I always had my door open and meet so many people in my freshmen class. Since then I have moved to the other dorm and still talk to so many people on campus and continue to meet more people. I love meeting people and talking to them and I think living on campus has helped me accomplish all of this.

    Academic Rigor

    I love all of the classes that I have taken for my major since I started here in 2016. I think that all of the professors are so personable and love to help you as much as they can. My major classes for Special Education and Elementary Education have helped prepare me for the real world. I love the small class sizes and actually having the opportunity to work one-on-one with the faculty and staff here. I am beyond prepared for going out and working in the field of education.

  • Reviewer is A current student here. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Extracurriculars can really make the college experience and at Fontbonne there are many chances to get involved. There is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Fontbonne has a cozy feel with many options of living.

    Academic Rigor

    Fontbonne offers a lot of really great classes. The professors are great and willing to help you in any way they can.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus and public safety is always will to help if you have any sort of car issues that they can help with.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a whole bunch of different clubs so you can join the one that most fits you as a student.

    Great for these types of students

    For students looking for a community this is the place to go.

    What to do for fun

    There is a pool table, ping pong, and Foosball in the freshman dorm. There is a bunch of stuff right off campus to do. The gym is a great place to play basketball or football to relieve stress.

    Food and Dining

    There is always a dining option available and the food is always getting better. The staff is very accommodating if you have any sort of dietary restrictions.

    Dorm Life

    St. Josephs hall is a great place to spend your first year. You get to meet all of the other freshman so quickly and you are all close together. Rooms are very generic but really allow for you to make it your own.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can me challenging but professors are always happy to help. They are willing to put in as much time that is need if you are too. You are able to take extra hours if you stay on top of things.

    In three sentences

    Great community environment. Fun stuff to do all around the city. Everyone cares about you and your success.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on campus and I can't say that for most college campuses.

    Bang for the buck

    The big selling point for Fontbonne is that most students and faculty are personable, friendly, and helpful. For example, we have nuns that are around school and one of them ( sister Linda) rides around on the scooter and gives chocolate and snack to faculty and students. :) . She is kinda like everyone grandma

    What to do for fun

    Forest park, The Delmar Loop

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good!

    Dorm Life

    I was a commuter

    Academic Rigor

    The degree is hard but rewarding. I work in the field now and my education has given me a leg up on becoming valuable in my field. I really use the things I learned in the real world.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne is such a great school with opportunities to get experience that I could not get at another university. Professors in my degree and outside my degree, really challenge me to think deeper about topics. My professors are also approachable, helpful, and always willing to answer any questions I have. The community and support I have from my peers and faculty is something I will take with me long after I graduate from Fontbonne this May 2019.

  • Reviewer is A current student here. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    -Get involved -Find you a group of really good friends. -Make a to do a list -Have fun -Step out of your comfort zone

    In three sentences

    I loved Fontbonne and knew it was my college from the moment I walked on campus. I love how small and close the community is. Also there teaching program is amazing.

    Campus Safety

    Since Campus is so small I always feel safe from walking across campus at any parts of the day but if you feel unsafe public safety is always a call away and will walk you to your car or class

    Food and Dining

    Food could be better but could also be worst it sometimes depends on the day.

    Greek Life

    We have national honor society's like Omcrion Delta Kappa but there are no fraternities

    Clubs and Activities

    When I started Fontbonne I was so excited to see everything there is to be involved in and I am so glad that now as a Junior I am the person I am because of the organizations I am part of, Student Government, Freshman Orientation and then also being part of the tennis team makes me who I am today

    Dorm Life

    I live a only 30 minutes from campus so I live at home and commute. If you are going to commute though find you a couple of friends that will let you sleep over on late nights and for somewhere to hang during the day

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its not unusal but the interfaith chapel is a great place to hang out when you need a quite place and also there is a piano in there if you want to play music

    What to do for fun

    Go to events on campus Hang out off campus, there is the loop, the Galleria

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody can come to Fontbonne and there is always something you will fit into.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the mathematics education so the math courses I have to take are really challenging and also education classes have a lot of busy work but all will help me become the best teacher

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many organizations on campus that will welcome you with open arms. From athletics-centered to academic-center to cultural-centered. There is something for everyone on Fontbonne's campus! Sporting events, on and off campus movies and trips, concerts, cultural celebrations, dances, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition that I love that Fontbonne University does each year is that as freshmen enter into their college journey they take part in the Catch the Fire ceremony. During the ceremony, students and families learn about the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet who founded our school. The incoming students are called up one at a time to light their candles that they are given beforehand from the main fire that illuminates the space. This fire is supposed to guide/motivate/remind them about what the CSJs fought for and stood for as they continue their educational journey. Afterwards, the students ring the bell to signal their entrance into the Fontbonne community. To come full circle, during the Sending Ceremony before graduation the graduating students ring the bell once more to signal the full circle of their journey as they step into the rest of their lives.

    Bang for the buck

    There are lots of opportunities to apply and receive scholarships!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of opportunities on campus - movies in the meadow, comedians come, musicians put on concerts. Around campus there is the Science Center, the STL Zoo, City Museum, Forest Park, Delmar Loop, Busch Stadium.

    Food and Dining

    Always try everything at least once. You will definitely favor certain items over others. Personally, I appreciate their quesadillas, royal cheeseburgers, grilled chicken wraps, and their omelets. I do like to shake it up a little and go off campus every once in a while for a midnight snack.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life provides you one of the best opportunities to meet your classmates! I remember my freshman year, I kept my door open. A lot of the people on my floor did when they were in their rooms come to think of it. That's how I met several of my closest friends! Dorm life provides you the opportunity to experience independent living away from home but not fully to prep you for complete living on your own later on in college or after graduation.

    Academic Rigor

    With small class sizes, the teacher to student ration is small. As a result, the teachers here at Fontbonne strive to know you as not only a student but as a person. They support and guide you during your academic journey to make sure that you succeed in and out of the classroom. If you put in the effort and time, you will only reap the benefits when it comes to academic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fontbonne has a great campus life with many opportunities to attend events and meet individuals from different backgrounds, beliefs, interests and passions. Take the risk to step out of your comfort zone, if anything your comfort zone will only expand.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne University has become my home away from home. They reach out to you with open arms and help you succeed every inch of the way. Though your time at Fontbonne is a short four years, you will forever be a part of the Fontbonne family resulting in constant support.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food can be hit or miss at times, but that's just like every other college. Recently, we got a new food program and the food here has been amazing.

    Dorm Life

    We are currently in the process of designing a new dorm that will definitely be amazing and help Fontbonne grow as a university. You will make a lot of great memories within the dorms, and will build a family you will have for the rest of your life.

    Academic Rigor

    You will always be challenged to think critically, but your professors will always be there to help you succeed. Having a student to teacher ratio of about 11:1 definitely makes a huge difference, and is awesome.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne might be a small campus, but you will be surprised by how much there is to do on a constant basis. Your teachers care about your education here and area always willing to go out of their way to help you succeed. The friends you connect with at Fontbonne, will be family for life.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many student organizations on campus, so students will have no problem finding one that works for them! Some are related to careers like computer science, speech pathology, or business, while others are related to athletics, campus ministry, academic honors, diversity, and leadership.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Battle of Big Bend is my favorite campus tradition. When our basketball teams play Webster University, all of campus comes out to show their support and school pride!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many events held on campus every month, and some student organizations even sponsor events off-campus. Some of my favorite events include the hypnotist, free tickets to the Cardinals game, our annual Snowcoming concert in December, and our Dance Marathon event in April.

    Food and Dining

    With two dining options on campus, there is always a good variety of food. Ryan Dining Hall switches up the buffet items every day, and the Griffin Grill is a great place to go for chicken tenders, quesadillas, sandwiches, fries, smoothies, and more!

    Dorm Life

    I have lived on campus since my freshman year, and I absolutely love it. St. Joseph's Hall, or "The Joe" as we call it, is a communal style dorm where all the freshman live. This is great because you really get to know your classmates through sharing a bathroom, hanging out in the hallways, and studying in the lobby. Medaille Hall is great as an upperclassmen since you have your own room and are located closer to the center of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at Fontbonne University have challenged me academically in a number of ways. The professors are supportive and helpful. Coursework has challenged me, but has also forced me to think in new and different ways, so it was definitely worth the challenge.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is awesome because of our campus size. There are always 2 security guards on duty, and they complete hourly rounds throughout the campus to ensure campus safety. Also with the size of campus security guards get to know you very well and by name, which is very reassuring as well.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities offered on campus, but there are multiple academic honors societies, such as Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and many more. Each of these honors organizations listed, and the ones not listed, have their own requirements to achieve member status.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are definitely opportunities to get involved with different clubs and activities across all phases of campus. There are academic organizations that are offered to the members of their respective majors, but there are also social organizations that put on various styles events throughout the week and weekend.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a smaller school as opposed to a large university, then I definitely recommend coming here for college! We also have awesome cyber security/computer science departments, education departments, and communication disorders (speech pathology and deaf education) departments; so if you're interested in any of those majors, check us out!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition may seem as though it's on the higher side, but Fontbonne offers many scholarships and awards that will help lower the price of tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are multiple events offered on campus throughout the week and weekend, but we are also in the heart of Clayton and St. Louis, MO, which means Blues games, Cardinals games, going to visit the Arch, concerts, etc. are always happening in close proximity to campus!

    Food and Dining

    There are only two dining options on campus: one buffet style and the other grab and go, prepared as you order style. The buffet style is open during select hours of the day to prepare for each of the meals, but they are interesting times. The buffet style also changes their menu all of the time and posts it online to view before visiting. The grab and go style is open from 9 am until 10 pm, so there are definitely more opportunities to go and visit. Their menu is the same all of the time, and sometimes they feature specials.

    Dorm Life

    I definitely recommend living in the dorms because it helps students to get to know one another, and it provides an ease of mind when transitioning from high school to college. I have met some of my best friends that I know I'll have even after graduating from living on campus for the past four years. I only gave it four stars because the dorms are not new, so there are some things that are outdated and repaired sometimes.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a speech language pathology major, so I had only heard about great things about this program before coming here. In regards to my classes outside of my major, the classes have never been too hard, but just the right amount of organization and dedication is required to keep up with the amount of work required for these classes. Because Fontbonne has such a small campus, teachers that I had my freshman year (currently a senior) still stop and have a quick conversation with me about how everything is going!

    Tips for prospective students

    I definitely recommend getting involved in at least one organization on campus, whether that is academic or social, so that you can rely on them during you time here. I have been involved in multiple organizations during my time here, and they have provided me with leadership opportunities that I never expected participating in when I was coming in as a freshman. So if you get involved with at least one, they may offer you more than you even expect.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne University is a small private university in St. Louis, MO. They provide many social and academic opportunities to anyone who is willing to choose these paths. Fontbonne also provides such a small, close-knit community that you get to know so many people across campus that there is always someone that smiles or starts a conversation with you!

  • Reviewer is A current student here. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Activities available for almost anything you can think of

    Food and Dining

    Food is amazing with several different options that never dissappoint

    Dorm Life

    Amazing dorm life surrounded with fun activities and good friends. Good setup that’s not too small.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The president of the university is VERY involved. He is amazing and you will definitely know him!

    What to do for fun

    Activities- movies in the meadow (lawn), late night breakfast, inter murals, clubs, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a school, where teachers and students alike will know your name, this is a good school to look at! Follow your heart, if it feels right, it might be the right choice!

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne is a very welcoming community. The small school feels are what they are all about. Fontbonne is family!

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Definitely stay posted for activities in the surrounding St. Louis area! There is always events (many are free) happening throughout the week/ weekend.

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    Greek Life

    Only Greek is ODK! It’s an honor society!

    Tips for prospective students

    It’s a great community! Super small classes and in a great area!!!

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne is a family! It has amazing staff that want you to strive!

    What to do for fun

    Walk around forest park or the loop

    Great for these types of students

    It’s great for anyone! The learning environment is amazing!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Catch the fire!

    Bang for the buck

    Fontbonne has a new promise program to help students

    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe to walk around campus at night or anytime!

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from! Lots of fun things to do!

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Department of Public Safety has amazing officers on staff! They interact with the students, and make us feel safe and comfortable on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Being involved on campus is one of the best things I have done. There are so many organizations to join, and something for everyone. Step outside of your comfort zone, and try something new too! It is a great way to meet new friends and also obtain possible leadership positions in the future!

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! Organizations on campus offer plenty of fun events to attend. Also, the Loop is not too far away or you can go downtown.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls on campus that offer a wide range of food.

    Dorm Life

    While the rooms are a bit dated, the dorms quickly become your home away from home. Through the community and open doors, you are able to build friendships quickly. The Residential Life staff are also great to work with should a problem ever arise!

    Academic Rigor

    My classes have greatly challenged me to think in new and different ways. I love the courses I am in, and being able to take classes outside my major. The professors are also more than willing to meet with you if a class becomes too challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to the professors in the department you are interested in and ask the students any question you have. The faculty and staff along with the students are more than willing to help you, and would love to answer any questions you may have.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne University is a small campus with a close, tight-knit community. I love the University because I really get to know my professors and classmates, and the small class sizes allows for more discussion. Through academics and extracurriculars, I feel confident in entering the work force after graduation.

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    In three sentences

    Fontbonne has been nothing but great for me. From the small classroom sizes, to the fun array of campus activities. I am beyond happy here!

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    In three sentences

    Fontbonne is a nice small school, the professors are very nice and care about us and our education. I love fontbonne I feel like I have a second family.

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    What to do for fun

    Fontbonne University is in a great location. Everything is close by and there are so many restaurants and shops to explore within walking distant. Forrest park is also near by so you’ll always find events happening there as well!

    Tips for prospective students

    Quality education especially since the classroom sizes are so small. The professors really care about each and every student and truly want you to succeed.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Not great options for food, you can either get a sandwich or wrap, or do buffet style in Ryan. Most of the time there's pizza. Much like a high school cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Small campus, so small dorms. They're a close network with people always walking around hanging out. Most of the time it's an open door policy as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but typically not too much to handle. Rest assured you'll have a great education boosting your confidence for the real world.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne is a small school, but has a great feel from its location in the city. There's lots to do in terms of a social scene. Smaller classrooms also means deeper connections with professors.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Forest Park, sporting events, club activities, and hangout with friends around campus

    Tips for prospective students

    I HIGHLY suggest being involved in activities, whether it is sports or clubs it is a must.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne University is a small school, but never feels too small being right next to downtown St. Louis. The environment is friendly and professors and staff always try and make you feel like you are at home here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Fontbonne is great for students looking for a close-knit community type feel. It’s a small school, but still offers a lot.

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    In three sentences

    Great education program. Love my teachers. Small class sizes.

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    In three sentences

    Fontbonne is a great school for my program. All of the students are very welcoming and nice. It’s really nice that you live on a small campus because then you know everyone. All of the professors’ missions is to build a relationship with you!

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    In three sentences

    This is a great small involved campus. It is right in the heart of everything but still has a peaceful campus. The academics are great and all the professors are great resources. Fontbonne is very inclusive and has something for everyone!

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are 2 dining halls and a starbucks. The starbucks was a recent addition and very much liked campus wide. One dining hall is more buffet style and somwthing new every meal while the other is the same menu everyday. The buffet is open at limited times, but the other dining hall is open all day which is convenient, but it can get pretty busy.

    In three sentences

    It�s a good school if you�re looking for something smaller. The bio department is very good and the bio professors are awesome. I�d recommend it if big schools are intimidating to you or you�re looking for small class sizes.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year is the one major year to live on campus. You know everything that is going on and meet a lot of great people. The dorms themselves could be a little more updated, but other than that they�re not bad. The cost is high, however, especially with the meal plans.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is public safety staff always walking on campus. The fact that itâ??Â?s a small campus makes it that much easier to get from one place to another.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs that focus on different things: philanthropy, leadership, culture, school activities, and more.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the Zoo, Forest Park, the Science Center, the Arch, the Muny, as well as many different festivals and conventions around St. Louis.

    Food and Dining

    There is a buffet like dinning hall and a grill that is open for the whole day.

    Dorm Life

    I suggest living on campus for the first year. This is where I meet most of my friends and itâ??s easier to get involved in campus activities.

    In three sentences

    Itâ??s a great small community. The professors really care for students and will even email you to see how youâ??re doing. Itâ??s also close to Forest Park so there are a lot of things to do.

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    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Fontbonne and the community like feel here. The academics for my major is definitely preparing me for when I leave Fontbonne and go out to get a job. My professors really care about each student’s success and prepares them to be successful.

    Campus Safety

    We love our campus security!

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of events offered for free through Fontbonne so make sure to take advantage of that. Events include movies, concerts, and coffee houses and more!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to try new things and get involved on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Make sure to go down to the loop for a great experience. There is a ton of things you can do in the Delmar Loop!

    Greek Life

    We do not have any Greek life on campus, but knowing a ton of faces makes walking around campus enjoyable.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so many clubs and activities that you can become a part of and everyone is so welcoming here. Find a club that you enjoy and stick with it.

    Great for these types of students

    Fontbonne is great for students who are looking for a personal relationship with their professors and wanting to see familiar faces all around campus

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    What to do for fun

    Right next to the Delmar Loop and in the heart of Clayton!

    Food and Dining

    I really enjoy Ryan Hall, but DSAC is very popular!

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are a bit out dated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore St. Louis! Join all the clubs and organizations you can!

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne emphasizes community. The professors are really great and it is easy to form a relationship! Offices are also very organized.

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    Great for these types of students

    Fontbonne seems to be perfect for students aiming for a quiet place to learn and teachers who care about your progress.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few events at Fontbonne, but most of the interesting stuff really requires leaving the campus. If you are able to leave campus, however, St. Louis has plenty of interesting things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Fontbonne offers a healthy meal option in Ryan Hall, as well as a more fast-food-like meal option at the Griffin Grill. It is pretty easy to find something you like, but sometimes it seems like there are not enough options.

    Dorm Life

    I commute, so my opinion on this matter does not have much value. From what I've heard, however, dorm life is pretty simple and much more relaxed than at other schools.

    Academic Rigor

    I, personally, have found a lot of the work fairly understandable. Not necessarily easy, but simple if you keep up in class and do the assigned readings. Some other students I know tend to struggle, however. Fontbonne requires classes that may not seem relevant to your chosen major, which can sometimes cause problems for students (ie, at least one of our art-focused majors requires Computer Science I, a class about programming in C).

    Tips for prospective students

    Fontbonne requires one religious course (not necessarily Catholic or about any specific religion), but some other classes (for instance, Culture and the Common Good, a class required for every major) may have religious themes. However, so far, no one seems to judge anyone for their religion or lack thereof. For some reason, when I was applying it was rather hard to find this information.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne is a very accepting college. The professors really give individual attention to every student. There are moments when the Catholicism seems a little overbearing to me, but those moments usually don't last very long and do not outweigh the education.

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    In three sentences

    As soon as you step on campus, you feel the sense of community among the students. The obvious close-knit relationships between them give the school the feel of a large high school, only without the drama otherwise involved. A strong, supportive atmosphere that encourages you to become your best self.

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    What to do for fun

    Campus have student activity center: DSAC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself for small, seminar-like classes (depends on the department and degree program, though). Campus is SMALL, so no need to account for between-class walking. Parking is pretty poor.

    In three sentences

    I am a current student in Fontbonne's SLP graduate program and have been enjoying the experience overall. Fontbonne offers a nice a campus and many emenities. The staff is student-oriented and accommodating and the staff-student ratio is impressively low.

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    Food and Dining

    I'm probably going to bring my own snacks and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus. I rated 5 starts because I can't tell you from experience how dorm life is. I can't really rate if I've never experienced it.

    In three sentences

    This is my first year at Fontbonne University. I start August 19th. I can't wait to get started on my career and goals.

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    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school if you are looking for a small school setting in the city of St. Louis! There is so much to do around the area.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne is the perfect school for me! It is small enough that everyone knows who I am and the professors have a personal relationship with me. I cannot wait to attend graduate school here in a year and a half.

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    Greek Life

    none

    Great for these types of students

    Great for speech pathologists and deaf education majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every student rings the chapel bell their freshman year and then rings it again when the graduate. The Dean lives almost on campus, he and his wife are the sweetest people you will ever meet and always support the school colors with their flower garden.

    What to do for fun

    Here there are numerous things to do around St. Louis, such as concerts and professional sports games. The campus also offers numerous free activities for students on campus which are a blast.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always get involved your first year here it makes all the difference. Also, trust in your teachers they really do care about you as a person and not just as a student.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne has such a tight community, no one feels left out of anything. St. Louis is a big town, but Fontbonne gives it that small town feel. All of the professors here are extremely caring and do not give up on the students.

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    What to do for fun

    Around campus you have many places to go to.For example there are about 3 malls around 15 miles around the campus and there are many places to eat too.

    Food and Dining

    The food varies from time to time. One day the best food comes out and everyone is happy. Then the next day the food will be decent but not the greatest.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Fontbonne is pretty cool. This university includes co-ed, all boys, and all girls. I've been living in the dorms for 3 weeks now and all I can say is that it's pretty neat.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are challenging, but is worth it for your future in your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sports is one of the main reason students pick Fontbonne as their college of choice. If you're not able to receive a athletic scholarship to your dream college, Fontbonne would be a wonderful back-up.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne University is a college that is underrated because of the other big schools around it. If you live about a week at Fontbonne you will love it. I'm saying this because I was one of those students who question the school lifestyle.

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    Great for these types of students

    Fontbonne is a great school for any student who wants a school that feel they can call home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For freshmen students like myself, they have plenty of activities for us. They have a traditional ceremony called Catch the Fire to introduce new students to campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I had tips for prospective students, it would to call campus when are curious about anything! The faculty here at Fontbonne will always be willing to assist you with anything you need!

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne University is a great school, I really enjoy the small class size and the relationship with my teachers. I also love that everything on campus is a walk away, so you cant get lost. Fontbonne is a faith based school, which I also really like.

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    What to do for fun

    The Landing and the Loop are two great places to visit and meet new and interesing people.;

    Food and Dining

    There are only two places to eat on campus and they are both mediocre. Luckily, there are cheap resturants within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not fanastic but the Saint Louis life for a college student is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers are great but every once in a while you run ino those who take their job way too seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is an extremely small school. Never argue with a professor you ma just see them teaching another one of our classes.

    In three sentences

    Fonbonne is built on family values and strength and it is evident when you walk on the campus. The school is still stuck in the old age but is quickly regaining its place in the 21st century. The professors are great and willing to work with you.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive, the most expensive so far, but you do get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous events held daily and nightly, everything is posted in your student email.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Use every resource available to get the academic results you need, don't be afraid to ask.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne does everything they can to help you achieve academic success. There are numerous opportunities available on campus to get help with everything from writing a paper to finding a new career. Fontbonne's education is tailored to fit my needs

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    Campus Safety

    Fontbonne has a few security guards who have their own office in the parking lot. I will occasionally see them walking around. I have never heard of anything stolen or seen any fights. Overall, it is a very safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for any area you can imagine. Science, math, Teaching, Speech Path, everything!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fontbonne is big on activities for students of different cultures. Each year we have a fun festival for students from all over the world. They each have their own booth and share information and items from their home country along with free food from those places.

    Bang for the buck

    Like all colleges, Fontbonne is a little costly. However, they offer pretty great scholarships which makes it easier to pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Fontbonne has activities almost every Friday. They bring in speakers, go bowling, to the movies, have dances, and have sports tournaments. Almost all of these things are free or given a great discount for students.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Fontbonne is great! They offer healthy foods with a huge variety in the dining room and fast food in the DSAC of Griffin Grill. Definitely tastes homemade :)

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I have been up there once. The ones in Medaille hall are not very nice and are very tiny. You do, however, have a bathroom to share with one roommate which is better than community bathrooms. The ones in St. Joseph hall seem much nicer!

    Academic Rigor

    Most of my classes are pretty difficult. I like to know that I am learning new things though. Most of the teachers are very helpful and willing to assist you in whatever ways they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend making strong connections with your teachers. I also think it is very important to stay on top of academic paperwork such as scholarships, bills, and other student information to make sure the staff is free of errors. Last, I recommend students put 100% into their school work because after all, they are the ones paying for it.

    In three sentences

    Fontbonne University is a very small campus, which makes it great for receiving one on one time with instructors. Most of the students who go there are very friendly, and there are activities going on almost every weekend.

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    What to do for fun

    i like to run and race my kids. or sleep because i also work! it's funnn!!

    Food and Dining

    4 stars

    Dorm Life

    4 stars

    Academic Rigor

    5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    come focused and prepared to learn with all your materials and books.

    In three sentences

    the professors are serious. fontbonne is a great college!! this university is worth attending.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you want to feel accomplished and get things done in the classroom, on campus and in the community then Fontbonne is for you. It's a small school with a big heart. If you want to recognize faces and have professors and faculty know you by name, this is the place for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED! Fontbonne exceeded my expectations in a university and I believe it is because I am so active on campus. I know tons of people and feel like I get A LOT accomplished inside and outside the classroom. Don't be afraid to just be yourself and find your niche.

    Bang for the buck

    Fontbonne is expensive, but it's completely worth the money. The teachers know you by name and are they're all there to help. I am not just a number which makes it so worth it to me!

    Am enjoying being here

    Fontbonne is a small school but I absolutely love it. I am really involved on campus, which is something I HIGHLY suggest for students there. I have gotten to know so many great people and wouldn't change my experience for anything!

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Special Education major at Fontbonne, and I absolutely love the program! The class sizes are perfect, and I have so much experience. The professors really care about your future as a teacher.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for the type of student that needs to get away from high school and the drama of it but still needs a little at home feel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy yourself! And get to know as many people as possible. The campus is beautiful and the people are great. I am having so much fun and the small campus is a great atmosphere to learn in.