• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

  • Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

  • Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

Class Sizes

I wanted to take a moment to discuss the topic of class sizes at the College of St. Scholastica. During my time in undergrad the majority of my class sizes were between 15 and 20. This amount of students made it easy to connect with classmates, approach the professor, and feel comfortable. My larger lecture classes such as chemistry and biology were around 80 students with smaller groups of 20 for the lab portion of class. Although the lectures are fairly large, the smaller lab sections make the class and professor/student relationship feel more personal. As I got into my major (Exercise Physiology) the class size was approximately 40 students with lab sizes of 10-15. Due to having class with these students every day my junior and senior year, we all became quite familiar with one another making for a very comfortable learning environment. Once I got into graduate school (Physical Therapy) the class size turned to 36 (it is now 48). Once again, seeing these classmates every day, working with them in labs/clinic, and group projects made our class more like a family.

I came from a high school with class sizes of approximately 30 students and a total enrollment of 400 students. The jump from high school to college was a very smooth transition thanks to the smaller class sizes. I had great relationships with all of my professors and felt comfortable approaching them with questions or concerns throughout each semester. I honestly believe that CSS is like a family. Although students come from all over, once on campus everyone begins to have that family feel. It is what makes students feel comfortable and creates an enjoyable academic experience for all!

If you are looking for a comfortable learning environment where you are not just a number or name on a class roster then the College of St. Scholastica is a perfect fit. I’ve found that each professor truly cares about your education and your overall experience. The college search can be difficult as you compare school to school, but knowing that your education is valued and the college is a giant support network, you will no doubt find your niche and a love of learning here at CSS!

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