A Message From Paul Baldasare
St. Andrews Class of 1977
Welcome to the St. Andrews community! We are delighted that you are interested in attending St. Andrews, and hope that you will make the choice to join us.
This is an exciting time. We are in the process of expanding our programmatic offerings and growing our enrollment. In addition to plans for new courses of study in the arts and sciences, existing programs have been strengthened and enhanced, and a greater number of co-curricular opportunities have been developed. We have a creative educational environment with rich traditions, and a strong commitment to openness, innovation and new ideas.
We are a place of remarkable quality. We have an extraordinary and highly qualified faculty whose top priorities are teaching and mentoring students. Central to our education is the study of great ideas, but also the practical application of those ideas to real-world problems. Students are taught to be creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, strong communicators, and life-long learners. We believe that some of the best learning takes place when it is experiential and service oriented. Our study abroad programs, internships and service projects help students come to understand how best to apply a great liberal arts education to the world of work and to the many challenges of living in the 21st century.
If you become a part of the St. Andrews community, you will be welcomed into a very supportive place to live and learn. You will find faculty, coaches and staff, who genuinely care about you, your life in and outside the classroom, and your future. For a small school, we have a remarkably diverse group of students who come from all across the United States and from around the world. You will encounter classmates who have different cultural backgrounds, new perspectives and a wide array of interests. If you are open and receptive, you won’t have any problem fitting in or finding others who share your interests. In the process, you will make life-long friends and at the same time get a terrific education that will serve you well in whatever career you choose.
So please take the first step to join us by going to the admissions page of our website to request additional information, set up a visit to campus, or apply on-line. You will get a quick response from our Admissions Office; we’re eager to help you make the best possible decision about the next stage of your education. On behalf of our faculty, coaches, staff, student body, and nearly 10,000 alumni (and as an alumnus myself) I want to welcome you and want you to know how much we look forward to your becoming a part of this remarkable educational community.
With best regards,