Location: Easton, MA (20 miles south of Boston)
Percent Women: 62%
Tuition (one year): $37,426
Most Popular Majors: Business, Social Sciences, Psychology, Communication/Journalism, Biological and Biomedical Scienced
Greek Life: No
Acceptance Rate: 70.9%
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Why Choose Stonehill?
"When I first looked at Stonehill I fell in love with the campus, and how friendly everyone looked. I then had the chance to talk to some of the professors and it was obvious that they cared about their students."
"I loved the campus and the fact that it was a small school with a great sense of pride."
"I've always had my eye on Stonehill..it had everything I wanted. Close to home, small and beautiful campus, close student-teacher relationships."
"I had heard nothing but good things about the school, and as soon as I visited, I knew no other college would stack up"
"I applied to Stonehill because I liked that it was near Boston. I also fell in love with the campus"
"When I visited campus everyone seemed friendly with each other and I liked that feeling"
"I love the campus- it's beautiful and easy to get around. I love how you really get to develop a working relationship with your professors that carries on throughout all your years here, it's invaluable. The study abroad program is amazing and I feel so lucky that so many students get to go abroad while they're here, so many schools don't have that."
"The atmosphere here. Everyone is so friendly and will talk to anyone. It really feels like home here. I also love Spring Weekend. Who doesn't? You hang out with your friends all weekend, play some lawn games, and have a fun concert and dance to attend to at night."
"I love the sense of community that comes with going to Stonehill. Everyone here is extremely nice and friendly and willing to help others out. Some of my favorite traditions would be Midnight Madness and Spring Weekend. These two events are the best weekends at Stonehill. You leave here with the best friends you could find anywhere."
"I would have to say the study abroad office and just general availability of all of the professors has been the biggest thing I am thankful for coming to Stonehill. As far as fun events-I love Mr. Stonehill and all of our performers!"
"I love the students that attend this school. I love the different ways you can be a part of the Stonehill community. Two of my favorite events are Midnight Madness and Spring Weekend!
"The service oppertunities through the H.O.P.E. Alternative Spring Break program are by far the best part of going to school here, and give you a great way to meet people who are interesred in the same things you are."
"Sometimes I wish I would have gone to a bigger school purely for the sports scene. This is only because I am a die-hard sports fan. I would love to be first row cheering my basketball team on."
"I sometimes wish there were more room to take electives in subjects I may be interested in--but you can really find things in each niche to fill out your resume anyway!"
"The dining hall food gets repetitive, and the population of students isn't that diverse, but it's getting better."
New Collegiette on Campus
"Being a first year student here was somewhat scary, but everyone makes you feel so welcome. Some dorms are strictly freshmen students only, but some are both freshmen and sophomore housing. Orientation enstially just helped students get comfortable with everything Stonehill had to offer and to get you familiar with the campus. I think that if you are on a club or a team it is easier to meet upperclassmen."
"Being a first year can be really overwhelming, but the RAs and orientation leaders are really there to make you feel more at home. There is both separate first year housing, and housing with upper classmen. Orientation is a two-day experience of getting to know everyone with lots of different ice-breakers and games, and the chance to experience a classroom experience. I think it easy to get to know the upperclassmen, especially if you join a club or take a class with them in it."
"I felt like a freshman for barely a month before I felt fully like just another student-which is a great feeling not to seem like the newbie on campus for very long!"
"There is separate housing for the most part. Being a first year is intimidating but after the first semester it is easy to become acclimated. Orientation consists of a variety of events that allows you to get to know other first year students and allow you to become comfortable with the school before the upperclassmen arrive. First-years stick mostly together but I think as the year progresses they begin to meet upperclassmen."
All About Academics
"The most popular majors would be science, communications and psychology. I'd say the workload is manageable nothing that you wouldn't find at any other school. All majors have a capstone program where you are required to do some sort of project your senior year. Everyone on campus has an advisor and they are there to guide you and help you pick your classes. It depends on the classes you are taking to get into them. I would say that the library is pretty full on a daily basis but there are plenty of other places to study such as the Science Center and Stanger."
"I really like studying in the library-the small café called 'Ace's Place' is really helpful when you pull a bunch of hours in there, as there is coffee and an array of bagels!"
"The workload differs in terms of course and section but it's a fairly steady workload. Usually a final project consists of presenting a final thesis. Advising is simply telling your professor what classes you would like to take, and them usually agreeing. Course registration is similar to that of the hunger games. It depends on the major in terms of being able to fulfil requirements. People do spend a lot of time in the library and I would say it is the most popular place to study. The science center is next popular."
"I think that the business and science departments are most popular. The workload is different for all classes. I really like my advisor and think he is really helpful. Course registration is awful because half the time you do not get into the classes you want. But oh well, you figure it out and make it work. I have never actually had trouble with filling a requirement due to not getting into a class. I enjoy studing in the library. I think it depends on what major you are. Most science majors hoard out in the science center all week and all weekend."
Learn from the Best
"Not to be dramatic, but having Professor Jackson really changed my life! He is the most inspiring professor I have ever had, and would do anything to take another class with him. Plus-he let us have class outside sometimes!"
"I've worked a lot with Professors Itzkovitz and Cohen in the English department. I think what's most fun about them is that they're open to trying so many learning mediums- in classes with them, I've worked with iPads to interact with text and media in a totally new way, and that's been so fascinating to me. Classes are always small and intimate, which I love, beacuse every class really feels like a discussion- I learn so much better this way."
"I love professor Cortijo. She is an accounting professor and is the best teacher I had here. I know that professor Dahlin is very popular here, but I never took a class with him. Classes are small and very student oriented. I use office hours and think theyre very helpful."
"One of the most popular professors is Prof. Dahlin, I recommend everyone take a class with him before they graduate. The professors are great here, they all care about their students. Most people do go to office hours and professors make themselves available when they assigned a big assignment."
"My favorite professor was Father Jim Lies. The professors are fairly understanding and genuinely care about their students. My favorite classes have been the ones where the teachers are engaging and truly care about their students. There is dancing with the Stonehill stars where faculty compete in a dancing competition with students."
Interests & Involvement
"People definitely get involved on campus and find out about different things through listservs. Ruckus [Stonehill's step team] is very popular."
"The people who are most involved on campus are definitely the most happy. Joining other activities gives you the chance to meet other people and explore some different interests you can't while inside the classroom."
"Extracurricular activities and clubs are wildly popular and extremely easy to join on campus. These clubs are constantly being advertised by email blast announcements and sponsored events on campus. Some of the most popular include intramural sports (basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis, beach volleyball and more) Colleges Against Cancer, Dance club and Habitat for Humanity. As a member of various clubs, I find it one of my most beneficial experiences on campus. I have been able to meet some of my best friends in these clubs and experience things I would have never thought I could do, like building a house in Tennessee, taking a tap class and performing in various theatre performances."
"Clubs are very big on Stonehill's campus. They advertise through emails flyers and various activity fairs. The clubs that I participate in are great, they allow you to get to know people better. It is fairly easy to create your own club you just need to follow the rules and apply for it."
"Yes. Clubs are constantly being publicized through emails and posters. Some of the most popular clubs would be clubs sports."
"The field hockey team is usually pretty good, along with the basketball teams. Stonehill does offer intramural and club sports, I play on the intramural basketball team and love it."
"Although going to games is not as big as it is on other campuses, when you go to a game it is because of your friends on the team, making the cheering section that much more dedicated and fun to be in."
"Mostly people don't really go to athletic events unless its a big one. They do offer intramural and club sports and alot of students participate in those."
"We have a great women's lacrosse team and the field hockey team has done really well in the past few years."
"Club sports like men's and women's rugby are just as much considered an athletic team on campus as the Varsity sports are. They work hard and do well and usually have a decent fanbase at their games. Club sports make it easier for high school athletes to stay participatied in sports without going to the Varsity level."
"Because this is a fairly small school most everyone on campus is friends with or is an athlete themselves. Athletics are present on campus and knowing most of the athletes when you go to a game makes it really exciting. I like cheering for my friends and feel proud of their acomplishments on the field or court."
"Because of all of the very successful and dedicated women on campus, it is very easy to be inspired! There are a lot of opportunities for women to get involved and stay involved-many including leadership positions."
"It's safe to say there's a huge female presence on campus. Admittedly it's true that a lot of girls here dress really similar- boots, leggings, Northface jackets- but although I don't really fall into that stereotype, I've never felt awkward or out of place just doing my own thing fashion-wise. Lately Stonehill's had a lot of active discussion about women's issues and I really appreciate that- not only do they recognize issues surrounding women, but they're willing to facilitate the discussion in a constructive way. I've never found the gender ratio to be a problem or a nuisance- more power to us!"
"I love being a woman at Stonehill. I feel comfortable enough to dress and act true to myself, and have surrounded myslef with female (and male!) friends who support me just the same."
"The oppertunities for women on campus are very diverse. There is something for every girl ranging from intramural sports to College Democrats & College Republicans. As a women you are not put at a disadvantage for any oppertunity at Stonehill."
"Being a woman on campus is something the vast majority of students here can identify with, as women make up the majority at about 60% of students on campus. There are many clubs and activities you can join, but of course there are some gender specific ones on campus like HerCampus (duh) and W.H.E.N. Women’s Health Empowerment Now, which is a club that focuses on women’s empowerment and gender equality. I think girls sometimes struggle with being the higher ratio on campus, like when you attend a mixer and all you see are girls in dresses in heels and slim pickings of men. However, they don’t let this deter them, and women are in charge of many activities and committees on campus. Girls on campus wear the classic New England college “uniform” which mainly consists of leggings, boots and a Patagonia. Personally, I am a huge fan of this look, because I struggle to be fashionable in the harsh New England weather."
"Although there is the typical J.Crew jacket, boot combo that you see often I believe that every girl here has their own style."
"The support that Stonehill shows women is overwhelming. There is a lot to say about a College that acknowledges the wrongs against women and sets out to change the problems. I feel empowered by the Stonehill community."
Food & Drink
"I like to say we have 1.5 dining areas; there is the main dining hall, and then there is a little on in a dorm thats in the middle of nowhere. I like the food here and think they give you a good variety. People definitely go to the dining hall all four years. Some dorms have little kitchenettes but thats it. I love 'pizza topped your way' on Thursday evenings, but most people just get excited for 'Taco Tuesday'. There are food places in walking distance off-campus, too."
"After visiting my friends at other colleges, I am definitely thankful for all of the food options at Stonehill. There is always something to eat-if you aren't a fan of the main dishes, there is always a sandwich bar, salad bar, soups, and the delicious fried food that is always popular."
"The food is usually pretty good. The best place to eat on campus is at the main caf, and that's the main reason why people do go to the dining hall all four years. Each dorm has a kitchen that everyone can use. My favorites are 'Crispy Chicken Wrap' and 'Taco Tuesday'. There are tons of places to get food off-campus and a Dunkin Donuts on campus!"
"My favorite place is The Hill. People get excited for tacos, pastabilities, and crispy chicken wrap. There are places to eat within walking distance."
"There is no greek life here. Some weekends are rather boring if there are not parties going on in the upperclassmen's houses (the courts). Alcohol use is common here, but I do not think people feel pressured into drinking. Meeting new people is very common here because everyone is so friendly that its easy to make friends."
"At first I was sad there is no Greek life, but I actually like that we aren't segregated like that. Everyone is very nice, so parties are very open and there is a bar on campus for those who are 21 and over called 'Brother Mikes' which is very popular with the over 21 crowd."
"On the weekends, the majority of parties are on campus. Since Stonehill does not have Greek life, the parties take place mainly in the junior and senior courts. On Thursday nights, Brother Mike’s an on campus bar, is an option for students over 21. Drinking is not something that is out of the ordinary on campus, especially on weekends, with Saturday being the hot ticket night. However, if one abstains from alcohol, they should not feel alone, as there are plenty of activities to participate in that do not involve alcohol during the weekends. Drug use on campus however, is not prevalent."
"People go to parties. There is no greek life. The courts are usually where people go for parties. Alcohol use is pretty normal for a college campus, not a lot of drug use. I don't think people feel pressured to drink on the weekends. The school puts on a lot of different events and activities during the weekends. People have their groups of friends but they are always open to meeting new people. Parties are both inclusive and exclusive. It's pretty easy to get around at night."
"People usually go out and party at the upperclassmen housing. Alcohol use is pretty prevalent but not many use drugs. I'm sure there are students who feel pressured. There are movie and bingo nights. People are pretty open to meeting new people. It's pretty inclusive. People don't usually go to parties during the week. People typically walk around since the campus is so small."
"As a freshmen you can pick your own roommate if you know someone, otherwise they randomly place you. I feel safe in my dorm. Freshmen dorms are kind of located all over campus. It is most popular to live on campus all 4 years."
"I really like that everyone lives on campus all four years, because it really increases the sense of community. Dorms get better with each year in school, and Stonehill offers dorms, townhouses and suites."
"The dorms are nice. You can pick a roommate or be randomly assigned one. The dorms are very safe. People don't really live off campus. Lots of bonding activities."
"The dorms just get better by year. None of the rooms are too small. The dorms are relatively safe. They are located right on-campus, one of them is located maybe a 1/2 mile away from central campus and has it's own cafeteria. Not everybody is required to live in a dorm. Dorms have programs that the residents can attend and the RA's are very present and a great resource."
"Upperclassman housing is great. There are apartment style living options as well as townhouses. Both are great ways to live with your friends and are typically very nice."
"The RA staff is awesome and always available if you need them."
"Easton has a great state park, Borderlands, that's awesome for hiking or going for a walk. Easton is starting to develop more, adding more resturant options"
"Although Easton may not be a huge college town in and of itself, almost every business around Stonehill gives a student discount or lets us use our 'Hillcard' which is really convenient. We are also not that far from Boston, which is awesome."
"There are restaurants in walking distance. Theres not much nightlife options in the town except for Thursday nights Owen's and Mariachis are fun to hang out with friends and grab a drink. I think that Stonehill and Easton have a good relationship. I wish that Easton was more of a college town with more bars that were in walking distance. People often do off-campus internships during the semester."
"Stonehill is located in Easton, which is a small but beautiful little town. Easton was just the type of college town I was looking for- there are lots of locally owned shops around and it's more on the quiet side, which makes me feel really safe on campus. If I'm ever looking for some exciting nightlife or I'm interested in going to an event, Stonehill has a shuttle that takes you directly to the nearest T station with easy access to Boston. That's become invaluable to me and I think it's a great resource. Easton has also been great to Stonehill about providing resources and opportunities for the students- often you'll find a Stonehill discount, or students who volunteer or intern for local organizations."
"Easton is a small quiet town. There are lots of restaurants within walking distance. People do a lot of off-campus internersips during the semester."
"Easton is a quiet town. There are a handful of bars around the campus. Stonehill is involved with Easton and Brockton. I wish there was a bigger nightlife here. People will eat off campus and go to some of the bars. Off-campus internships are huge."
"There are a few restaurants within walking distance of school, as there is a plaza right next to campus. These include Bertucci's, Panera Bread, Stonebridge Café, Owen O’Leary’s, Stoneforge, Daddy’s Dairy and Orange Leaf. The nightlife options near campus are limited. However, the few that are present are always a fun time. Stonehill has a great relationship with the town of Easton, as well as the city of Brockton, which is only a few minutes away. There is a solid amount of students who come from Oliver Ames High School, Easton’s public school and Brockton High School. The vast majority of students also participate in outreach programs with local elementary schools and middle schools, and become more integrated and in tune with the community outside of Stonehill. One of the best parts of Easton is that it fully embraces the Stonehill community. One of the more challenging aspects of living in Easton though, is that it is not easily accessible for students who do not have a car. One of the most popular off-campus activities is going into Boston. It is easy to do so if one has a car or there is a shuttle from campus that will take you to the T station. Almost every major requires students to do internships off campus, so having an internship in Boston or in a nearby town is very common for Stonehill students. "
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