California University of Pennsylvania Top Questions

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

Maura

The school is very unorganized.

Kimberly

I wish I would have known more about the organizations/clubs that they have on campus. The university's radio and television stations would have finialized my choice of picking Cal U earlier on. I didn't know how many great opportunities was present at Cal U.

heather

The only things i wish i would have known before i came to this school is the crime and violence on/off campus. So far there has been a few different crimes that have happened and it is scary. There was a drive by shooting right off campus, and inside the dorm next to me on my floor there was an armed robbery. I was right next to this when it was happening and i had no idea. There are many things they can do to prevent this from happening but they don't.

Tori

I wish that I could have known a little more about the school and activities that they offered beforehand.

Ashley

I wish that I had known the lack of school spirit and organized sports. If there was a football team, I believe the sense of community would be greater.

Brittney

Very little to do off campus. It gets old very quick! Regardless, there are a ton on great services and clubs offered- take advantage of them!

Stacy

I wish I would of known that no one stays here on the weekends. Its gets lonely and very boring a lot of the time. The campus doesnt provide many activities for students so were kind of on our own for fun.

Gregory

I wish i would have been more motivated to stay a lot more serious in school. Coming in as a Freshman, you just settle in and ride the wave; go with the flow. You do not really know what to do, until you get into things. So you tend to slip up and fall off. if I would have known that getting better grades gets more money for financial aid. If I would have known that I would have done so much better. College is no joke, and needs to be taken serious.

Ashley

i wish i would have understood how important college is. when i was a freshman i didnt do anything i ddnt care as long as i was passing. now understand and whem i hit junior year my grades have been good. but now its too late to bring my GPA up because im graduatng December 19 2009

Jocelyn

I wish I would have known to get involved a little bit more than I am currently.

Deirdre

I wish that I would have known how far away any activities were, and I wish I would have known how dead the campus gets on weekends.

Mason

how much extra money i needed to live off of

Andrea

The art department is floursihing greatly. If you are going into ed, be careful.

Alison

To have a car, and who not to rent off of.

Troy

How different people are from high-school compared to college (more laid back).

Jackie

I wish I would have known how much it was actually going to cost to go to school, and how financial aid was not going to help me out financially at all.

Patricia

That I had to travel to different campuses for some events.

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