Saint Elizabeth University

College During COVID-19

The past year has been fraught with difficult questions and answers including choosing a university when uncertainty still abounds for both parents and prospective students.

Like other colleges and universities, at Saint Elizabeth University (SEU), the well-being of our students is of utmost importance. Looking back over the past year, we’ve gathered the most frequently asked questions about attending college during a global pandemic to help parents and prospective students navigate their collegiate journey.

Why choose a four-year college?

Earning a four-year degree economically benefits students. In fact, they make an average of $1.5 million more over their lifetime than those with just a two-year degree,” says Dr. Anthony Santamaria, dean of the school of arts and sciences at SEU. “That’s the difference that an education from a four-year institution makes.”

Will I still get the college experience during COVID-19?

COVID-19 has indisputably changed the atmosphere of every college and university in the world. While there are certain protocols required to keep students safe, SEU works tirelessly to ensure students still have that quintessential college experience.

“Engagement is critical for students’ happiness,” says Naima Ricks, director of Student Engagement at SEU. “We make sure that our students are safely seeing each other and never feeling alone.”

Why should I earn a college degree instead of entering the workforce right after high school?

Earning a college degree will massively improve your job security and increase your base income regardless of your field.

“Attending college requires an investment of your time, but the outcomes will benefit you for the rest of your life,” adds Santamaria

Will I be able to afford college?

As an institution committed to making education accessible to all people, we understand the unique economic challenges associated with the pandemic.

What about keeping students safe?

Like other colleges and universities worldwide, SEU is actively engaged in efforts to prepare for and mitigate the impacts from COVID-19. In addition to enforcing masks in common spaces, routine cleaning and social distancing, SEU has implemented a mandatory testing program for all students.

To read more, go to College During COVID-19.

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