Atchison, KS
Benedictine College


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

Carefully consider your needs, goals and personal traits. Make a list of these in order of importance. Then use them as a ...

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

Carefully consider your needs, goals and personal traits. Make a list of these in order of importance. Then use them as a criteria for conducting your search for the right school. By doing this you will ensure yourself of finding a college where you will recieve the best possible education and experience. Do not sell yourself short by going to a school which does not meet the criteria on your list - you will not be able to make the most of your college experience. Once you find the college which is right for you, then create a plan for maximizing your college experience. This plan should include time for academic, physical, social, and spiritual activities. Your college experience should be the time to build the foundation for the rest of your life. Make the most of your college experience; work hard, build friendships, and enjoy this exciting time of your life!

What's unique about your campus?

The close-knit community and school spirit. You are more than a number here.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A Roman Catholic who wants to receive a solid liberal arts education.

Daniel
Describe the students at your school.

Some are focused academics, while others are just interested in their courses as they pertain to a career.

Describe the students at your school.

Some are focused academics, while others are just interested in their courses as they pertain to a career.

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

When it comes to college, it is true what they say, you get out what you put in. Still, it is important to choose a college that not only suits your academic needs, but your personal needs as well. There are many colleges that offer a great education, especially if you are willing to put forth the effort to attain it. Therefore, make sure you choose a college that you will be comfortable at for the next two to four years while you finish your undergraduate studies. Also, make sure to spend a good deal of time researching the surrounding area, especially if there is going to be a drastic change in location or climate (i.e. big city to small town or year round sunshine to harsh winters and cloudy falls). Believe it or not, this could be a deciding factor as to whether you finish your degree at that institution. Moreover, get an honest opinion about that school's financial aid and general administration. This may not seem important during your first year, but eventually it will matter a great deal. In short, be sure to perform a thorough cost-benefit analysis of the colleges you are considering.

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

Residents' life: it doesn't really adapt well to the needs of the students and I am not particularly convinced that the administration has the students' best interests in mind.

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

There are many colleges out there so the process has to be one that is thoughtful. The first thing I would tell the students ...

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

There are many colleges out there so the process has to be one that is thoughtful. The first thing I would tell the students or parents would be to look at a decent amount of options for schools and pray about it. After some thought and pray, paying the campus a visit would be a very wise choice. You have to know that you will fit in and like the campus you will be on. After picking the right college, know that you don't have to be involved in everything on campus. You have to leave time for yourself and friends. College is a time where you will meet some of the most wonderful people in the world that will be your friends for a very long time. You don't want to always be on the go and alter that from you finding your best friend. Make the most of college by getting involved but not overdoing it. College is also about getting a degree, so don't forget to study!

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

I would have to say the worst thing is that Benedictine is in a town that is about 10,000 people so in order to go out to a nice restaurant or to a mall you have to travel about 30 minutes.

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

Benedictine is a place that is full of faith and community. There is always someone there to greet you with a smile and who knows your name. It's a place where everybody knows pretty much everyone else. Benedictine is a small campus and that means that you know what is going on. There is always an activity on or around campus that is available to students and faculty and possibly the community.

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

Benedictine College is faith-filled, fun, academic oriented, encouraging, and a fun, small community!

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

Benedictine College is faith-filled, fun, academic oriented, encouraging, and a fun, small community!

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

I would advise parents to allow their son or daughter to chose where they want to go to school. My parents allowed me to make the ultimate decision for where I wanted to go. At first, I was nervous! But now I realize how respectful my parents were being in allowing me to handle such a huge decision. Parents' opinion is important and helpful, but it should ultimately be left to their son/daughter to decide. It is their son/daughter who is going to attend the school for the next four years of their life; it should be his or her decision where to spend those years.

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

There is not really anything I did not already know. I came and visited the school before I decided to attend, and got a pretty thorough overview of the Benedictine school community!

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

Find a college with an environment that suits your child. You must visit the college WHILE STUDENTS ARE THERE. Small colleg...

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

Find a college with an environment that suits your child. You must visit the college WHILE STUDENTS ARE THERE. Small colleges have a closer community and it will be easier to get a feel for them. Larger colleges have many communities within them and it will be more difficult to get a feel for them. Keep a journal as you visit colleges, because campus visits will begin to run together in your mind and you won't remember specifically how you felt at each college. Students tend to lose their identities in college. Find a college that will actively foster your child's identity -- religiously, ethnically, and socially.

What's unique about your campus?

Community and Catholicism. It's a great environment.

Elisabeth
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Theology and Philosophy departments.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Theology and Philosophy departments.

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

It's a very Catholic school that is set to help its students grow.

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

Research! Visit colleges... make sure you're making a choice that will be most comfortable for you!

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

Benedictine College has a lot of updating to do around campus.

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

Benedictine College has a lot of updating to do around campus.

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

This school is extremely unique because it is one of the very few Catholic Colleges to survive over 150 years. People here are proud to be a Raven and know they are a Raven for life. This school is smaller than the other colleges and/or universities I looked at. The community here is incredible and unlike any other school I have seen.

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

If there is one thing I could change about my decision to go to Benedictine, I would have visited more colleges. It is very hard to make such a huge decision from looking at a website. When it comes to making the most of my college experience there are some things I would do differently. First off? No drinking.... I got caught up in the "party scene" and lost track of the real me. It was really hard getting back on the right track. I would also try to hang out with people who are more like myself!

Maria
Describe the students at your school.

They are a dedicated, creative and friendly group of people who care about the community with incredible passion.

Describe the students at your school.

They are a dedicated, creative and friendly group of people who care about the community with incredible passion.

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

The only advise that I can offer is to make sure that the school you pick provides the programs taht you are interested in. Also make sure that you visit the campus and attend some of the classes so you can get an idea of how the professors teach in your consentration. Meeting the professors is sometimes one of the most imporatnt factors. Don't be afraid of picking a smaller school because you don't think that it will be socially diverse . Don't under estimate the graces of smaller class sizes; smaller school usually means more one-on-one time with the professors and gives you a better chance to get the most out of your education.

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

I wish I had been better informed about the test scores that were needed to get into the education department. If I had know that I might have taken the act a second time. But taking the ppst actually turned out pretty good; just a matter of how you look at it. Other than that the school does a pretty good job of letting you know what to expect. They have an exelent advisory program.

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

Take your time, visit as many campuses as possible, and pick a school that you really like, regardless of what recruiters and...

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

Take your time, visit as many campuses as possible, and pick a school that you really like, regardless of what recruiters and coaches pressure you with. Listen to your high school teachers, coaches, and counselors regarding your decision--they can offer valuable insights into what colleges with which they have had personal experience/known people with experience.

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

lack of on-campus activities on weekends, the smell of the factories in town, too small of a coaching staff for sports like track that take a backseat to football

What kind of person should not attend this school?

anyone who is strongly opinionated against Catholicism and people who are very much against binge drinking, people who dislike strong smells from in-town factories

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

It is very career-focused and has a reputable business program while at the same time having an amazingly rich, catholic, fri...

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

It is very career-focused and has a reputable business program while at the same time having an amazingly rich, catholic, friendly environment. The environment alone is more welcoming and enjoyable to be in than any other schools I've seen, but the fact that it is also putting me in a great place to get a job after school as well is just incredible to me.

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

Trust your intuition when visiting campuses. It seems like that impression beyond words is usually the best indicator of how a potential student will feel there.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The administration seems genuinely want to help the students, but sometimes they make decisions which are deemed poor by many of the students. No organization is perfect.

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