Stonehill College’s First Year Experience blog.)
Smallish, Catholic-affiliated, known for personal attention & accessible faculty. They have been making great strides towards offering more & better housing (the “knock” on Stonehill at one point was that they didn’t have enough).
Construction photos from new dorm: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=27102&id=100000192345675
Catholic roots translate mostly into a social justice /service orientation, see commencement speech:
Some of the more popular majors include business, psychology, and the social sciences. They’re also pretty serious about athletics (DII):
See also http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=stonehill&s=all&id=167996 for some good statistical information.
Definitely worth checking out…
Stonehill’s coherent social media presence helped a lot. Their Twitter stream led me to their First Year Experience blog, which in turn led me to a stream of candid orientation photos and reminded me to check YouTube & Facebook. Their website is serviceable, if a little text-heavy in spots, (and hey, how about some social media callouts on the front page?), but the main thing that mattered to me was that I could pull together a student-specific, multi-media Stonehill snapshot pretty easily. Which means I could help move this mom from caring about my opinion to working on her own.