Ashland, OH
Ashland University


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

Make sure it is a place that you feel you will fit into. It will become your home for the next four years, if you don't like ...

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

Make sure it is a place that you feel you will fit into. It will become your home for the next four years, if you don't like something about then don't go there! You'll find where you belong, and once you do, you will know it! I believe the key to making the most out of your experience at school is taking one day at a time and enjoying the time you spend there. While it may seem like such a pain at times, I guarantee that all the homework and testing is worth it. Once you do begin school make sure to cherish it, it goes by so incredibly fast. You will wonder where it went, but you will have some amazing friends and memories that will last a life time.

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

The food was great. I believe the cafeteria was ranked number one out of any school in the country for several years. It is also an extremely friendly place. I met some of the best friends of my life at Ashland University.

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

Ashland University is a smallish school nestled in a small town surrounded by Amish people, with convenient shops and stores ...

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

Ashland University is a smallish school nestled in a small town surrounded by Amish people, with convenient shops and stores that every college student needs, great restaurants in walking distance (although a spectacular dining hall is available on-campus), and the President of the University is a delightful fellow who knows everyone's name.

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

Focus in on what YOU need (both as a parent and as a prospective student) and make your decision that way. Money will come around somehow; I don't know of many colleges that do not offer substantial financial aid to each one of their students that requires it. Never let some fast-talking college representative try to swindle you into coming because they have a brand new sidewalk somewhere, and it's basically the talk of that town. Have a plan in mind of what you want your college experience to be, and decide based on what you want for YOUR future and YOUR goals; don't tailor yourself to what the University offers. That should be their job.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the small class sizes; it allows the professors to focus on you as an individual rather than a student ID number.

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

Small classes. I really had the opportunity to get to know my professors.

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

Small classes. I really had the opportunity to get to know my professors.

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

To get the most out of college, students must find the right college for them. You can't figure out which school is the right school without actually experiencing several different schools. The most helpful thing is to visit schools and stay the night with a student. Visiting a school and taking a planned out tour with your parents really doesn't do anything that you can't get from reading and looking at a picture in a school's literature. Spend real time at the school with a real student and you will get a real picture of what a school will be like.

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

The cost. A lot of financial aid is given to incoming freshmen but a lot of it is only for students' first year. A few scholarships are available to only upperclassmen, but not many. Although the small classes were great, the massive amount of debt I am now facing is not. I think I would have been okay with slightly larger classes so that I would now have a lot less debt.

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

small and homely where everybody knows everyboby else, sometimes that's good and sometimes it's bad.

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

small and homely where everybody knows everyboby else, sometimes that's good and sometimes it's bad.

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

Go to a college visit that is not planned with the institution and talk to random students around campus about the institution. The people who work either at the institution or in the admissions office will do or say whatever you want to hear to get you to go to their school, get the real inside information from the students not affiliated with the admissions office. Focus on grades a lot your freshman year, one bad semester your freshman year can cause you to work yourself out of a rut the rest of your college career to get your financial aid back.

What's unique about your campus?

the majority of the professors are approachable and will work with you rather than leave you on your own to fail miserably, they want you to succeed.

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

Look for a college that feels comfortable for you. I would say go with your first instinct. It has to feel right!

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

Look for a college that feels comfortable for you. I would say go with your first instinct. It has to feel right!

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

The price is above average compared to others schools. It is a private university, that is why.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who are not serrious about their education should not attend this college.

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

Visit a lot of different campuses. Just because a college is close to your hometown, does not mean it is a right fit for you....

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

Visit a lot of different campuses. Just because a college is close to your hometown, does not mean it is a right fit for you. Sit in on a couple of freshman classes in subject areas that you are interested in. It is good to know what you might be getting into. If the classes seem too easy or much to difficult, you might want to consider a different course study or a different school. Also, don't go to a certain school just because a lot of your friends will be going there. College is a great place to meet new people and make new friends. Talk to current students at the schools. Most will be glad to help you out. Do a lot of research. Know what you will be getting into before you committ to a school. Lastly, search the internet and ask school counslers about possible scholarships available for you. There is a lot of money out there to help lessen the financial burden to the student.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The dry campus policy and the visitation policy. We are adult, but our judgements are not trusted by the administration.

Deidre
Describe the students at your school.

Most are over achievers with a bad superiority complex.

Describe the students at your school.

Most are over achievers with a bad superiority complex.

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

Most professors are willing and able to work with each individual student on more personal levels than other colleges.

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

When finding the college of your choice, make sure to stick with it for a while. Many students will enter a college as freshmen and within a few weeks leave to go back home. This is one of the worst things to do, always give it a shot for the first full semester. Homesickness is inevitable. Become best friends with your roommate. Join things on campus, clubs, sports, or go greek.

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

It is important to find a school that fits the student's personality and priorities. If non-academic college life is importa...

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

It is important to find a school that fits the student's personality and priorities. If non-academic college life is important find a more populated school in a city. If academics are important find a school with small enrollment and involved programs. It is also important to find a school that is strong in the subject that the student is interested in pursuing. If the student doesn't know what exactly they want to do with their life yet, find a great liberal arts school that will allow them to experience several different areas of study before making a decision. Basically, just choose a school personally fits with the student's preferences and desires. The best place to find out the truth about a school is from current students who would not be as biased as the recruiting office.

What's unique about your campus?

Small classes with very personal interaction with professors.

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

Choosing a college is hard and there is no sure way of knowing you picked the right one. Be sure to visit all of the colleges you are interested in, preferably while school is in session. It gives you a feel of how the school works and what the students are like. Once you pick a school, dont be scared to step out of your comfort zone and take some risks. Get involved in things. Dont put yourself or the people you meet into a box. Explore new things that interest you and take some classes just for fun. No matter who you are or what you beleive, there will be someone there who wants those same things you do. It may take awhile, but friends will happen with time. Be patient and persistant. College is a place to have fun, but also a place to learn and to grow.

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

Make sure your son/daughter is willing to put forth the effort to succeed in college before you go spending tens of thousands...

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

Make sure your son/daughter is willing to put forth the effort to succeed in college before you go spending tens of thousands of dollars on your child's education.

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

That the tuition was going to rise each year and that the starting tuition i came in with would go up as well which is unfair.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anybody who does not want to attend class because all of your teachers know you and if you are not in class they constantly will take note of it. The also have to be dedicated to what they are studying in order to succeed well.

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