Why did you choose Fontbonne University? This can honestly be a hard question to answer at times for myself. At first when looking at colleges I wanted to attend at university that had my interest of major at the time which was special education. Though as I looked at schools there were more reasons as to why I did not want to attend anywhere else compared to Fontbonne University. My top reason for choosing a school was that there had to be a Catholic atmosphere where I could participate in my faith. So I looked at St. Louis University, Benedictine College, Franciscan University, University of Central Missouri, Truman University and finally Avila University in Kansas City in addition to Fontbonne University. As time went on when I was looking at these schools I also went with my gut feeling as to how I really could envision myself living on campus at this institutions and I really couldn’t except for one which was Avila University. Fun Fact: Avila University is actually one of the sister schools to Fontbonne University. So when I narrowed down my choices to Avila and Fontbonne, I was deciding between two similar schools in terms of their foundation.
Though when it came closer to having to pick which university, I thought of factors such as: being close to home so I could drive back home within a few hours if something were to happen, campus life with a Catholic identity, my major, and familiarity with the university. Now what I mean with wanting to be familiar is that either someone in my family had to have attended the school or else a close friend because then I could relate and have someone to turn to in times of certain need. Well for Fontbonne my sister actually already graduated from there in 2009, so that was set. But also Fontbonne is right by my house, within the same city, making it easier to commute to and from school. Plus the atmosphere cannot be compared to a large university at all. I honestly love that I can talk to my teachers about any subject in my life – such as a spontaneous family event that may occur in which I feel the need to drop all of my stuff and forget about homework for a few days where I get behind on schoolwork. Now this did happen to a degree this year, but now I have caught up on my homework and am ahead in some subjects. Though having such honest relationships with my professors helped me stay at ease and less stressed because by letting them know what was going on, in turn then, they were more understanding with any late assignment or test that I may have had. Relationships are very valuable in college and can go a long way, and I know that there are several here on Fontbonne University’s campus. Our teachers care about our success.
“Why did you choose Fontbonne?” is a question I found myself getting asked quite often. Whether it’s family asking me or my classmates, my answer is usually the same. I say something along the lines of “I like the small community feel” or “I wanted a school with a small student to faculty ratio.” While those answers are true, they are just a few of the many reasons why I chose to make Fontbonne home for four years of my life. So naturally, I decided to make a list of some of the reasons why I chose Fontbonne!
- Fontbonne’s campus is in such a great area! We are about 20 minutes away from downtown St. Louis which houses Busch Stadium, the Scottrade Center, and the Edward Jones Dome. Not to mention a good number of local attractions are there too.
- Many of the professors have real life experience in their field! That means a lot of them have great networking connections that can get you internships! I got my first internship at an accounting firm by being introduced by one of my professors.
- You are encouraged to get involved! And when you finally do, it’s awesome! Fontbonne has a great number of clubs and organizations that you can invest your time and effort in that will benefit you in the long run.
- When I stepped on campus for the first time, it just felt like home to me. Simple as that.
Are any of my reasons also your reasons why you chose Fontbonne? Comment below and let me know why you decided to make Fontbonne your home! Thanks for reading!
I remember the first time I visited Fontbonne, right around the time I had just started my associate’s degree. I drove up to the visitors parking in the front of Ryan Hall and right away I had a sense of being completely at home. I’m pretty sure I knew right then and there that I’d be attending Fontbonne. My passion is fine art so I was looking for a school that was both reasonably priced and had a strong art program. When I went on the campus tour with a student ambassador I made sure to ask to see the art building. As soon as we walked into the art building any doubt I might’ve had about where to get my undergrad just vanished. I felt like I could spend most of my days in that building and be happy as a clam. Fast forward almost three years and here I am, in my second semester here at Fontbonne, and I still get that same feeling every time I walk into the art building; for a little while this is home.
I chose Fontbonne for several reasons. I received my bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne and I liked the curriculum structure. I enjoyed the blended courses as well as the flexibility and ability to set my own schedule. Lastly, I enjoy the staff and professors; everyone that I have encountered is friendly and willing to help if needed. They genuinely want to help you succeed and achieve your goals. I chose Fontbonne because they have the student’s best interest and goals at heart.