Le Moyne College is a four-year, coeducational Jesuit college of approximately 2,500 full-time undergraduate students that uniquely balances a comprehensive liberal arts education with preparation for specific career paths or graduate study.
Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1946, Le Moyne is the second youngest of the twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Its emphasis is on the education of the whole person and on the search for meaning and value as integral parts of an intellectual life. Learning, leadership and service are the hallmarks of a Le Moyne College education. Those values are evident in the College's undergraduate majors in more than 30 areas of study, as well as in its pre-professional studies and graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, occupational therapy, information systems and physician assistant studies.
Le Moyne's personal approach to education is reflected in the quality of contact between students and faculty members. With approximately 150 full-time faculty members, Le Moyne has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1 and an average class size of 22.
One of Le Moyne's greatest strengths is the amount of help available to students. "Between office hours, the Academic Support Center and friendly upperclassmen, your questions will be answered!" promises a student. "Small intimate class sizes" mean that "professors are always willing to help students," and nothing is taught by TAs so "it is easy to foster a personal connection with you professors." Classes are "intellectually challenging," the honors program is "very worthwhile," and the majority of professors really "try to bring the material to life." They "bring in outside information that connects with the material we are learning, which I find helps spark discussions with every person in the class." "I have learned so much in so little time. And I have evolved a thirst for more," says a freshman chemistry major.
Strong nursing and business programs stand out in this "active learning community," as does the desire to keep the college "a place of high moral values." Some of the facilities on school such as the science labs or library "could be renovated," but luckily nearly all the classrooms are accessible within buildings connected by tunnels and hallways, eliminating the need to travel outside from class to class (a huge benefit in the freezing, and long, Central NY winters).
The school keeps students pleasantly busy, and "offers a lot of activities around the campus [so] you will never get bored." Le Moyne offers "free tickets to concerts and SU basketball games" and "puts on a lot of fun events such as movie nights…comedy improv groups, and other performers." "Partying is a big factor here," and students often head up to Syracuse or to the campus bar on weekends. However, there is "a pretty sizable portion of students who don't like to go out" and there are always programs going on at night, such as "a snow tubing trip, bowling trip, and an on-campus Pinterest Live! Event…in addition to Trivia Night at the on-campus pub, of course!"
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