Normal, AL
Alabama A & M University


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Jonathan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give myself is that make sure you know everything about the college that you want to attend.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give myself is that make sure you know everything about the college that you want to attend.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person that is strong minded , determined to do wat they want to do.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The campus life would be the most thing that I would brag about my shool.

Twanna
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give myself would include conducting more research on colleges and environments, finding a mentor and netw...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give myself would include conducting more research on colleges and environments, finding a mentor and networking. The reasons are discussed below. The advice on research would be beneficial, as I should have conducted more research on larger numbers of colleges, programs of study offered, and overall college community atmosphere. Each of these items is important to the overal choice of which college to attend. Colleges and the programs they offer are significant to choosing the appropriate major and jobs linked to that major. The college atmosphere is central fitting other students and establishing a functional network. Mentorship can last a lifetime. It should have started as soon as possible upon entering college. Networking and mentorship are closely related. Mentorship would have allowed me to begin the process of learning from and networking with a person who was established in his/her career. Theoretically this person could have guided me throughout my career. Fitting in with other students would have allowed me to establish a learning network. Learning this before college would have allowed me to establish a viable network of mentor and friends that would have been beneficial throughout college.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The time that it took to get registered, several days, was the worst thing about my school, when I attended during the 1980s. The long lines would often result in a class that I needed being closed.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

At the time, the most frustrating thing about school was the long lines I stood in to register for classess. It would take days to get registered when I attended school there over 20 years ago.

Darius
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The way students interacted with eachother. Also, the historical significance this campus contains is also a unique attribute...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The way students interacted with eachother. Also, the historical significance this campus contains is also a unique attribute at this university.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have told myself one piece of advice. Look at every option before you commit.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The unorganized administration of the school as well as the lack of alumni support.

Jordan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to enjoy what is left of my senior year. Although college is significantly better than high school, I wou...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to enjoy what is left of my senior year. Although college is significantly better than high school, I would tell myself not to wish it would rush by and finish up fast. I would tell myself to have some patience with all the high school students who claim they know exactly what college is all about. Finally, I would tell myself to appreciate the frienships I made while in high school, because many of them would not continue into college whether it be because of location or simply not keeping in touch.

What's unique about your campus?

I believe the best aspect of Wichita State University is the Greek life organizations. Between the multiple fraternities and sororities, an enormous amount of opportunity to become involved exists. From on-campus activities to intramural sporting events, new bonds and friendships are made, while a new appreciation of the University also forms. I never knew a commuter college, such as Wichita State, would open such a rewarding network for me simply because I have chosen to participate in Greek life. I would recommend it to any person who attends Wichita State University!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I honestly wish I would have known how compassionate the people at Wichita State University truly are. For years I had been set on attending the University of Kansas, simply because my older brother was attending school there. I now know that branching out was the best decision I could have made. Sure, I miss seeing my brother, but the fact that I am surrounded by a plethora of such caring people who want to see me succeed makes it all worth it when we make the 2 and a half hour drive to see each other.

jada
Describe the students at your school.

Everyone is different so all my classmates are diverse.

Describe the students at your school.

Everyone is different so all my classmates are diverse.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a college freshman knowing as much as i do now i would have alot of advice to tell my self when i was a senior in highschool. For instance, i would definatley make sure the finacial aid award was really all the way awarded to me because oweing money isnt a good feeling . I would have told my self to apply to way more colleges and for way more scholarships. I would have kept all my notes and binders from each subject; because your first year is like highschool all over again. Having better time management skills would help tramendously. Focusing more on my education than on a social life would have made things easier. Interacting with people with a different ethnic background; would be a easier transition in college. In college theres so much diversity and if your so use to just seeing one type of group its kinda hard adjusting. Studying alone and reading more in highschool would definately make me a better writer. The transition is so different in college all you have is yourself so getting a job and being independent would really ease alot of finacial problems once you actually get to college.

What kind of person should attend this school?

students who should attend this university should be well focused students. you have to be very commited to your education. also , should have very good time management skills.

Jasmine
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Alabama A&M university is a tight knit school as well as a Historically Black college university. It takes pride in the succe...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Alabama A&M university is a tight knit school as well as a Historically Black college university. It takes pride in the success of its students and was founded by a former slave in an effort to give minorities an equak chance at a great educational opportunity.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Knowing what I now know, if i had the opportunity to go back and talk to my highschool self, i would definitely tell my self to work harder. It's not enough to be good; it is vital that you strive to be the best you can be and have the strength and compassion to be extraordinary. Even though it may not seem so at the time, every little bit of effort pays off. Integrity, virtue, character, and discipline will take you along way. It will take you to your goals and beyond.

What kind of person should attend this school?

At this school, as in alot of other schools, it takes a person who id well self disciplined as well as ambition. anyone attending this school should have the desire and will to succeed as well as the love of cultural background.

Amber
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Out of my college experience that going to a historical black college can have the same advantages to going to a regular coll...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Out of my college experience that going to a historical black college can have the same advantages to going to a regular college. Just because everybody is majority the same race does not mean we aren't different. People are from different states, cities and countries, so its a lot of diversity within our race. Attending here has been valuable because I have learned a lot about the south that i didn't know. The teachers are diverse and you can learn a lot about culture.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type of people who shouldn't attend this school are those with out an open mind. If u come into the school with just one mind set, you won't be able to get past it and will miss a lot of opportunities.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The frustrating thing about my school is they are not organized with the important things on campus. Every university have their problems and down falls but organization is the key to a successful school.

Meagan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The friendships that I have established. Also all the career connections I have made.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The friendships that I have established. Also all the career connections I have made.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

How much I truly love my school and how great I am doing.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The finanical aid and the workers in the administrative offices

Antoinette
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Out of the last four years that I have attended A&M I have gotten more enriched values both inside and outside of the classro...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Out of the last four years that I have attended A&M I have gotten more enriched values both inside and outside of the classroom. First lesson I learned was that it is unfair to judge a school based on a few bad reccomendations, like with A&M, the opinions of others may not be truly reflecting the school's capabilities but instead those of the student/person giving the opinion. My experience at this school has also shown me the benefits in being open minded and exploring new cultures and activities. While at A&M I participated in many educational and extracurricular activities which exposed me to new ways of learning, having fun, and allowed me to interact (and form friendships) with people I may not have been as willing to meet without the influence of A&M. The administration has taught me to be more responsible and "take-charge" through showing me that I should never depend on others to handle my affairs. Though I encountered many peaks and valleys with starting and finishing my college career at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, I truly can say that I have enjoyed the experience and the memories it created.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of people that are not equally accepting of others should not attend this school. Those who are looking for an extremely strict enviroment to learn in are also not a good match for A&M. Student activities, though not distracting from academics, are often participated in by students, faculty, and staff. People who are good with time management and prioritizing will do well at this school.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

What I brag about most are the school spirit of both current students and alumni, and the willingness of professors to help students succeed.

Christen
Describe the students at your school.

I would describe my classmates as a diverse family away from family.

Describe the students at your school.

I would describe my classmates as a diverse family away from family.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I equate my college experience to that of the phoenix in greek mythology. I witnessed the murder of my fiancee in 2007 which left me with a 4 year old and a baby on the way. I knew that no matter how hard it would be I had to make a way for my children. While juggling my duties as a full-time student and mother I have grown tremendously. My college experience has taught me how to interact with people from all walks of life. I have also shed my shy former self and now communicate better with others. The most valuable change since beginning my college journey has been my developed thirst for knowledge which goes beyond the classroom. I now truly understand that education is a priviledge, and the hard work and time dedicated to it is well worth the struggle. My professors, classmates, advisors, and family have all been key in my transformation from someone unsure of my potential into a confident and serious scholar. I am currently being refined as a college student. I will emerge from my college experience as an amazing new version of me, just as the phoenix was reborn from ashes.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

When I describe my school to my friends I tell them how beautiful my campus is and how lovely the area is in general. I also tell my friends that my classmates and I work together to ensure we all do well and no one gets left behind.

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