Bakersfield, CA
California State University-Bakersfield


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

In college studing is the key to succees as well as getting involoved in class discusions so make sure that you develop good ...

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

In college studing is the key to succees as well as getting involoved in class discusions so make sure that you develop good studing skills and techniques because they are going to come in handy in college. Also, I know that hear in highschool your like a neard if you get involved in class discustions but in college class discustions is were you learn other peoples oppinions and you get to analyze the truth regarding a subject. Remember College is a new begining , it's like starting from scratch. College is like a blue print to your future, it is where you can make a diffrence in your economic stand, where you have an opportunity to be the best that you can be if you strive hard enough for it . College is hard like everything eles in life, but there is help that can help you with your home work if you do not under stand it or if you are confused. The key is to never give up and keep pushing your ability. You will see that you are able to achieve more than what you think you can achieve just remember skys the limit.

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

What i consider the worst thing at my school is how people get to choose their classes. They start by highest grade level .

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who should attend California State University of Bakersfield is someone who is willing to work hard and study hard to become someone in life. Someone who cares about their community. Someone who wants to make a diffrence in life as well as in someone eles life. Someone who wants to succeed in life and make their parents proud.

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

Don't procrastinate. Seriously. And talk to the professors.

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

Don't procrastinate. Seriously. And talk to the professors.

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

How difficult the financial aid office is to work withl

Lauren
Describe the students at your school.

Students at CSUB are friendly and energetic. Proof of my classmates' creativity is evident all over campus, in the forms of ...

Describe the students at your school.

Students at CSUB are friendly and energetic. Proof of my classmates' creativity is evident all over campus, in the forms of student art, sorority and fraternity recruiting posters, and charity projects. Even the pen scrawlings on the bathroom doors are inspiring and philosophical! There is a warmth on the CSUB campus that is entirely due to the kindness and approachability of the student body. On countless occasions I have borrowed notes, joined study groups, or had a fellow classmate edit a paper without the slightest social anxiety.

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

After three years of being a college student, the best advice I would pass on to entering freshmen is to love it! Make college a fun experience by taking an interest in the classes, developing new friendships, trying things you never have before, and taking lots of pictures. These four years will be a precious chapter of life in which enduring connections and passions will be uncovered. I would not suggest a first time student to overload his/her schedule the first quarter, because the amount of out-of-class, independent work might come as a surprise - especially to students who found highschool to be exceptionally easy. Share highlights and proud moments with Mom and Dad, and do not be afraid to confide fears and anxiety with them either. Their support will have a profound impact on the success of the student and his/her desire to achieve. Remember that these four years are supposed to be the most adventurous of your life; so fall in love with your education!

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

One bit of knowlegde I wish I had before my first day at CSUB is just how expensive school would eventually become. Because of the current budget crisis in California, my tuition has increased by 20%. If I would have known before-hand, the financial obstacles I now face in achieving my graduation, I would have loaded up my schedule every quarter and taken summer classes in order to take advantage of the lower rate. However, I have learned an important life lesson in this experience, and that is to always prepare for the worst.

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

My school's campus is like a little world in itself. It's very different from the surrounding area and there is a beautiful m...

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

My school's campus is like a little world in itself. It's very different from the surrounding area and there is a beautiful mixture of African American students. Hampton's campus is also one of the most beautiful campuses I've ever seen. Our waterfront is quite unique.

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

My advice to students would be to take time to choose to choose the college that is right for you. Look at many factors such as: campus size, surrounding area, most popular majors, religion affiliation, organizations, cost, etc. These may seem like small factors but they actually can make or break your college experience. So take time to do research on each of your choices and then visit them to make a final decision. Keep in mind that this will be your home for 4 years so you want to choose the school that is right for you. Don't choose a college because your friend is going or you want to follow a significant other; choose a college becuase it's best for you and what you're tryingto achieve. Secondly, when you go to college it is important to make the best of your experience. Join organizations, run for offices, make the good grades, meet new people, and try things that you've never tried before. It's all about experimenting. I believe when people say college are the best years of your life so make the most of it because it will surely go by fast.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about my school is that the students are very intelligent, goal-driven, and determined to succeed. This makes focusing on my goal easier becuase I'm surrounded with people that also want to succeed. Very rarely I run into people that take the college thing as a joke. Everyone knows how to have a good time, but everyone also knows when it's time to study.

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

I would tell parents and or students that in order to find the right college you need to find yourself in that college. Find ...

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

I would tell parents and or students that in order to find the right college you need to find yourself in that college. Find your best qualities and look for them in the schools your interested in. Don't just look at what majors are offered or how much it costs. Look at the social costs as well. Your experiences in college shape you into the personal and professional person you will become. In order to be successful in college it takes a great amount of effort, but that effort shouldn't just come from you. The school, your professors, your peers, your coaches, and you all play a part in how successful and enjoyable your college experience is. The one thing I tell every freshmen I meet is to get involved. You can make college whatever you want it to be, and become whoever you want to be at this time in your life. The first step is deciding what school your going to make this journey at.

What's unique about your campus?

The Best thing about school is the cultural diversity. There are always events going on, clubs to join, and exchange students. This is a big strength to us because it means that your forced to get outside of your comfort zone and meet people of different cultures and interact on an educational/ social field. The clubs offer support for the students associated in them. The clubs are open to other cultures. In a global world it gives students at CSUB a step up into real world situations in a realistic level.

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

I wish I had known it's hard to finish in four years. It would have been more beneficial to me if I had a guidance counsellor to map out my classes, and help me figure out exactly what I needed and what I would be interested in.

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

Quality education at a fairly affordable cost. Most places of a similar quality tended to cost a fair bit more. Small campus ...

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

Quality education at a fairly affordable cost. Most places of a similar quality tended to cost a fair bit more. Small campus allowed for small classes, but the campus was also big enough to have a variety of courses available.

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

Decide what is most important to you and find the college that has THAT first and foremost. Then use other things that you want in a school to make a final decision.

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

Nothing. I felt pretty well prepared going to this school.

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

Not a hands on campus, does not teach practical knowledge that can be used in the real world.

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

Not a hands on campus, does not teach practical knowledge that can be used in the real world.

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

The biggest disappointment about college is the lack of challenge, so the best advice I can offer a person looking for a college is to make sure you understand the major description you have chosen. If you need to call or email professors in the department, do so and ask tons of questions. Also get a roster with all the possible professors in your major choice and go to "ratemyprofessor.com". If there is not a great selection of professors then it's most likely not going to be an enjoyable exerience at that university. You are paying for an education , so make sure you are getting what you pay for. If you get lost in a class and don't feel like you are getting the material the go to the professors office hours or email the professor. Most students wait until they are almost done with school before they ask for help. The more envolved you are on campus the better experience you will have.

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

When picking out a college make sure the student will enjoy being on the campus. Liking the campus has a lot to do with being...

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

When picking out a college make sure the student will enjoy being on the campus. Liking the campus has a lot to do with being able to go to class and being happy. If a student is happy about where he or she atends, then they are more likely to be invovled in the school. Therefore, would lead them to have a great college experience. Being able to be comfortable in a school will promise you being to study well and get along with peers and professors at the school. Make sure the college you do choose you research its programs, sports, social activities, and anything else that will help you make the most of your college experience. If you enjoy the school you are at, you will enjoy learning at it also. That college experience will stay with you all your life and help bulid your character for your future career and yourself. So, make a wise choice that you know will have fun with and get the most out of.

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

There are many things that I do consider bad about the school. However, one thing I do hate is the communication between the staff and teachers is very low and horrible. I was put through a big "round about" with the staff and professors here; one person would say one thing and then another would say another. Another thing that I hated was how the classes would get full or not enough would be open for students to take them.; which would put students behind in their graduation.

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

There is really nothing to brag about this school.

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

I would recommend that they take the time to visit many campuses and do the research about the schools. Find out what the su...

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

I would recommend that they take the time to visit many campuses and do the research about the schools. Find out what the surrounding area is like, how big the class sizes are, what extra-curricular options are available through the school. For athletes, I would say that you should not choose a school exclusively on the fact that you can play there. It is important that there is another aspect to college that the sport that is being played, and outside things should be a big factor. Part of making it through four years of a college sport is the ability to have outside activities. Of course the sport takes up a lot of time, but if you are not at a school with people you like, an environment you enjoy, and amenities that allow for enjoyable time, you will not be as happy. I would recommend that the student really anaylse if he will be ok far from parents or home, and take that into consideration. Most importantly, you are not cemented to the school you choose; if you hate it, you can leave and there are resouces available for a smooth transfer.

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

I wish I knew my other options for playing sports at other universities. This was the only school that actively recruited me, so I felt it was my only option.

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

That I was able to play at a DI university and that my education is paid for thru a scholarship

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