What is it Like to Attend Belhaven University?

Daisha is a current senior at Belhaven University. She is majoring in psychology, and specializes in study skills tutoring, public speaking tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Belhaven University:

Describe the campus setting and transportation options.

Daisha: I enjoyed the campus setting. It has a very calm and inviting atmosphere that makes you feel welcome. I was a transfer student, so I didn’t take advantage of the campus transportation options.

How available are the professors, academic advisors, and teaching assistants?

Daisha: Every instructor is different, but for the most part, everyone makes themselves available and responds quickly when needed. If one person doesn’t know the answer, they’re happy to refer you to someone that can help.

How would you describe the dorm life—rooms, dining options, location, socialization opportunities with other students, etc.?

Daisha: I didn’t take advantage of many of the dining options on campus. It was, however, fairly easy to meet others. I felt there were many opportunities to interact with other students while on campus.

Which majors/programs are best represented and supported? What did you study and why?

Daisha: All majors and programs are well represented and supported. My area of study is psychology. I found an interest in this field in middle school, and always knew that this was a field I would enjoy pursuing.

How easy or difficult was it for you to meet people and make friends as a freshman? Does Greek life play a significant role in the campus social life?

Daisha: It really wasn’t difficult to meet others. Most of my classes early on required group assignments, so most of the friendships I have now came from there. Greek life doesn’t play a significant role in the campus social life.

How helpful are the Career Center and other student support services?

Daisha: During my time at the university, I found the Career Center very helpful.

How are the various study areas, such as libraries, the student union, and dorm lounges?

Daisha: The library isn’t a walk through library—you just pick up your books and go to class. From the study spaces I have seen, though, I have enjoyed them.  

Describe the surrounding town.

Daisha: The surrounding town offers restaurants and stores for students to explore. All of this is in close proximity to campus, so students can take advantage of these between classes or on weekends.

How big or small is the student body? Were you generally pleased or displeased with the typical class sizes?

Daisha: The student body is a fair size, and I often see the same people when walking around campus. I was pleased with the class sizes I experienced.

Describe one memorable experience with a professor and/or class. Perhaps one you loved the most or one you regret the most.

Daisha: One memorable experience that I had was in sociology class. In this specific class, we were required to do an assignment that really delved into your personal life, and share what we wrote in class. We had an assignment due every week, so each week it was the most therapeutic experience. We were able to build a family throughout that class. Everyone was so supportive and nice.

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