Ashland, OH
Ashland University


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

As a student, I would say make the most of your limited time looking for the right fit first. Even if your parents want you ...

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

As a student, I would say make the most of your limited time looking for the right fit first. Even if your parents want you to go to a specific university, if you don't want to, you don't have to. Money is tight, I know, but you need to find the education that is right for you. I never would have made it in a bigger public school, so I picked a private college in a farming town. You will find a way to get there, or wherever you want to go, if you want to be there. As a parent, let your child grow. You know all about money, the decisions, the stress of academic life plus social life, but you cannot be your child. Your children will experience things differently than you, and in doing so, will need to find a place that fits them. It may not be your choice for your child, but it isn't your choice to make. Being involved in the decision of which college, what state, etc., should be enough to let you know that your child cares enough about you to respect your suggestions and take them to heart.

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

I consider Ashland University as a school that holds themselves to such high standards that it puts pressure on the students to excel and keep excelling at an alarming rate or you might not fit in with the "rest of us." I don't want to be "The Ashland University" so we can rival OSU for a big name. I want to be a student at Ashland University, getting a normal education and having the opportunity to make my own choices. It is my life and for once, I would love the chance to live it without so many standards.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

For such a small campus, I am appalled at the amount of people who don't know what they want to do with their lives, outside of those graduating with education degrees. I, personally, do not know myself; and it is very disheartening to know that I "will probably" have to go on to graduate school, or "could possibly" graduate with a different degree because of one class I missed out on, or "might never" be the best, but only average. I want answers and there should be enough help around to find them, but there isn't.

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

Forget everything you've heard about colleges. You shouldnt pick a school based on a name. Actually visit the schol you are t...

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

Forget everything you've heard about colleges. You shouldnt pick a school based on a name. Actually visit the schol you are thinking of attending and see if it feels right. if it doesnt then its propably not the school for you. Also, go to the school more than once. One visit will not make or break a school. If you choose that school you'll be living there for 4 years. Make sure you like it. And finally, you will have a great experience no matter where you go. School is more than the classes you take or dorm rooms you'll live in. Its what you take out of the experience that makes your university special.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the atmosphere of the school. Its in the middle of ohio but it feels like its in New England. Its beautiful and welcoming.

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

The students who tend to be attracted to the school are very conservative and its hard to be a libreal here.

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

Don't pressure your kid too much when they're still in the younger years of high school. They have plenty of time to make up...

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

Don't pressure your kid too much when they're still in the younger years of high school. They have plenty of time to make up their mind. They don't need to decide what they want to do with the rest of their life as soon as they graduate high school, so don't make it seem like they do. Take your time and look at different schools; pick one that financially supports your major and that is an overall fit for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Ultra conservative. Someone who prefers to major in business or education because those are the prominent majors at this school. Other programs of study don't get nearly enough attention or finances.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The university spends a lot of money on certain aspects, while others get completely ignored.

Caitlin
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A medium sized school in a small town focused on educating students for a successful future.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A medium sized school in a small town focused on educating students for a successful future.

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

Students should really research and visit any college that they are planning on attending. Sometimes, just the physical atmosphere can determine whether or not you will be happy there. Once you decide on a college, it is very important to prioritize. There isn't always time to do everything you did in high school, so you need to know that school work comes first. Although doing well academically is very important, it is also very important to spend time doing what makes you happy. People find happiness in different things, and it is important to remember that you might be different than your fellow students. Whether you like to read in your room, go out with friends, or just rest, all students need to take time to for themselves. To make the most of your college experience, it is most important to remember why you are going to school. Some people spend their college years as if the end result was just to make friends and party on the weekends, but some people always remember that their future depends on what they learn and how they develop while in college, and those people get their money's worth.

What's unique about your campus?

The size-not too big, but not tiny either.

Ashley
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The school's motto is Accent on the Individual.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The school's motto is Accent on the Individual.

Describe the students at your school.

They are motivated academically and participate in an assortment of campus activites. Each student is involved in several different clubs or programs.

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

Students: Go VISIT the school and sit in on classes. Meet with coaches, professors, and students on campus. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Apply for as many scholarships and grants as eligible. Don't go home every weekend. Become involved in clubs, take up leadership roles, get an on-campus job, and build relationships wth your professors as THEY are the ones that will write your references for future jobs or graduate schools. Parents, let your children go and branch out into adulthood. Give them more responsibility when it comes to filling out administrative forms, FAFSA, etc. and be supportive in their every decision.

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

The best thing you can do is visit the colleges you are interested in. Some colleges that you thought you were interested in...

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

The best thing you can do is visit the colleges you are interested in. Some colleges that you thought you were interested in may not feel right. You need to make the best choice for yourself.

What's unique about your campus?

The friendliness of the town, faculty, staff and students.

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

Sometimes there is not enough offered on the weekends by the school to keep students on campus.

Jeffrey
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Small, conservative rural-town school that's a really nice place if you like that sort of thing.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Small, conservative rural-town school that's a really nice place if you like that sort of thing.

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

What makes a school good versus bad is in the eye of the beholder. I'm attending a small university in the town I grew up in. Many kids I grew up with vowed they'd never stay in town and laughed at the idea of attending our university. But I took interest, and for me, that was okay. I prefer the small environment and the ability to know everyone that I pass on the sidewalk. I enjoy the fact that I can grab some coffee across the street with my favorite professors and talk about things other than academia. For some, my ideal school choice is aweful. Some may want a huge campus and to know a smaller percentage of the student body. Some want a huge lecture hall and to be a number to their professors. And that's okay too. Don't go to a college because your friends are going there and don't choose one over another based off of someone else's opinion. Explore the school and its environment and choose the school that's best for you. It's the greatest time of growth in life and you have to enjoy it.

What's unique about your campus?

Small scale and intimate campus. You can walk to class in 3 minutes and everyone you see you've seen before.

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

Do not choose a college based on location or cost. Make sure the school is the best fit for you and has the best possible pro...

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

Do not choose a college based on location or cost. Make sure the school is the best fit for you and has the best possible program for your major.

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

I really had no unknowns when I came to this school.

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

The lack of social life because the campus is dead on the weekends. There is nothing to do.

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

Find the school that fits you best. If you don't think you could get along with the tour guide, chances are you won't like i...

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

Find the school that fits you best. If you don't think you could get along with the tour guide, chances are you won't like it at that school. Tour guides are chosen to represent the majority of the students at the school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I laid back person who wants to mostly focus on school and not partying.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The amount of people that do here.

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

The location. I considered alot of schools down south.

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

The location. I considered alot of schools down south.

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

I would say to start looking early. Have a list of what you want in a school, what is important to you. For example, strong athletic teams, activities on campus, small classes. Also know what you dont want. I would say to look at as many school as you have time to look at. The more schools you check out the better feel you will have for what you want and do not want.

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

I consider the worst thing to be all the strict rules there are. Especially for living in the dorms. It would be alot easier if freshmen had to live on campus and then after that it would get to be their choice for housing. Ashland is the wettest dry campus.

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