Columbus, OH
Capital University


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Recent Reviews

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

My school has an excellent atmosphere with many great teachers, and a lot of career propelling activities available.

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

My school has an excellent atmosphere with many great teachers, and a lot of career propelling activities available.

Describe the students at your school.

I believe my classmates are much like the classmate you would find at any college or university--there are a wide variety of people with different interests and anyone can find somewhere to fit in.

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

Make sure you can see yourself on a particular campus. Go on a tour and ask as many questions as you can. Meet as many professors in your major as you can and ask them questions. These are the people that are going to be most important in your college career. If you don't know what you want to go into for sure ask about their help with finding a major right for you. If you are going to live on campus make sure you see the dorms and make sure you go into the BATHROOMS. This will show you the true cleanliness of the dorm. Ask about what goes on on the weekends to make sure campus is what you want on weekends. Ask about nearby facilities and activities like movie theaters, malls, grocery stores, and banks. You will definitely know when a campus is or is not righ for you after your visit. Go with your gut and have fun!

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

Find a college that is in an area you know you will enjoy. If you like the outdoors find a college that has activities on cam...

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

Find a college that is in an area you know you will enjoy. If you like the outdoors find a college that has activities on campus or nearby that involves being outdoors. Also with any college try to find someone who actually goes there to give you the really facts about that school. Each school tries to sell you their school by expanding on the truth. Find out if the school really goes through all they claim to do or have available for students.

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

Check out the campus several times, day, night, weekends to see how it really functions. This also gives you a chance to re...

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

Check out the campus several times, day, night, weekends to see how it really functions. This also gives you a chance to really see the area where your child will be emersed in. Meet with advisors, see if they are helpful, and ways you can communicate with the professors and such, phone, email, ect.

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

I really enjoyed my experience as a night Student. I do not have anything bad to relate to.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who isn't ready to get their hands and mind completely emmersed into school. Small classes, lots of group projects, and lots of diversity here, but if you are a wild partier, this is not your place.

Kayla
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Capital is best known for its "family like" atmosphere. Most people know Capital as the "cap-family". This is because everyon...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Capital is best known for its "family like" atmosphere. Most people know Capital as the "cap-family". This is because everyone is really close to one another and our school is small, so most people know eachother. Although the Capital fraternities and sororities are the main socializing organizations, they are very welcome and open to hanging out with people outside of their group. The fraternities and sororities do not exclude themselves from people outside of their "group" and are very friendly and helpful to everyone in the cap-family. This describes most of the organizations/groups here at Capital University.

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

I would tell upcoming students and parents to alleviate enough time to visit each potentional university. This will allow you to revisit the universities if you are stuck between a couple. I would also advise them to sit in on a class of the students' major. This will give one a better understanding of the teaching style, class set up, and class size of the university. To ensure that the student makes the most of his or her college experience, I would recommend starting homework on the day it is assigned so that it is fresh in their mind. Considering starting is the hardest part of papers, essays, etc, it will also make it easier for the student to go back and finish up the paper since they will already have their ideas in organized. This will make the weekends a lot less stressful knowing that you will not need to do hours of homework Sunday night. I would also suggest going to the library to do homework because it is not as difficult to get off topic by watching television, getting on facebook, etc. When students do homework in their dorm room, it takes twice as long to finish.

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

I would consider the course variety the worst thing about Capital. It is unfortunate because some people want to attend a small school and still receive the wide variety of courses and majors as a large school. The class size at Capital is perfect for me, so I would not want to attend a bigger school just to receive the benefits of a better variety of classes. For as much as one pays to attend Capital, we should have a better selection of majors and courses.

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

Capital University is a great school to grow academically and as a person!

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

Capital University is a great school to grow academically and as a person!

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

When choosing the right college, take not only the educational opportunities into considerationg, but also the social and personal ones. A large university can be a great experience but there is the chance that the student can get lost. Not only physciall, but mentally as well. With so much going on in and outside of the classroom, it is difficult to keep focus. Be conscious of the fact that even the best students in high school, have a hard time in college. I was this student. It is so easy to get caught up in everything going on around you, to forget about why we really come to college. To learn. So choose a university that provides the opportunity to make friends and grow as an individual. But also one that promotes the best atmosphere for learning. This is a personal choice for each student. One that only he or she can make. Being aware of all the factors that are fighting against us to succeed is the best defense we have in order to achieve our goals.

What's unique about your campus?

Capital Univ is a small school centered in the middle of a big city. You get the big city experience without the chaos of a large university. The classes are typically small and ther professors know your name. It is a great transition from high school in to city life!

Sherry
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The education you want, the attention you deserve

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The education you want, the attention you deserve

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

When on a visit ask a lot of question, do not leave anything out. When visiting go to the college that feels right.

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

The accesibility of help when it is needed in a class. The professors knowing all of their students by name.

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

Visit each college that you are interested in. Ask as many questions as possible concerning the college, college life, the t...

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

Visit each college that you are interested in. Ask as many questions as possible concerning the college, college life, the teaching staff, etc. Encourage hard work and focus on grades- concidering that most will want to continue to higher education beyond undergraduate. Tell begining students to get involved, even if they don't like the activities- its neccessary for meeting people with similar interests of study and it looks good on applications and resumes as well.

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

Worst thing would be recieving helpful direction from advisors with such things as choosing a major or what to do after undergraduate

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Not being able to join all the clubs I want due to playing a sport as well as not being able to fit things like studying abroad into my schedule without taking more than 4 years to graduate

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

A prospective student should consider a college based upon what they intend to major and minor in. Some may not know exactly...

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

A prospective student should consider a college based upon what they intend to major and minor in. Some may not know exactly what they plan to major in so they should choose a college that offers a real diverse curriculum and career opportunites program. They should take into consideration the setting, the area, the culture, the political atmosphere, the excellence of the educational staff and financial packages. Is the college a tolerant and diverse one? Do they maintain high academic standards? Do they work hard to assist the graduates in post-graduate career positions? Do they strive to go the 'extra' mile when it comes to making sure each student is served well and to succeed? Do they show a personal interest in their students? Are they understanding with struggling students and those that face extreme adversity while attending there? Are they steadfast in making sure the student gets his/her bang for her buck educationally, socially, and athletically?

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

Small and quaint with amazing professors, which at times has administrative issues.

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

Small and quaint with amazing professors, which at times has administrative issues.

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

The class size is very small, and the professors are very friendly and willing to get to know the students - even those who are not in any of their classes. We have even had department parties at my professors houses. It's very nice and makes getting help from them - whether it be class-related or career-related - very easy.

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

Make sure that during the selection process, you take the time to visit every college you are considering, and not only speak to the tour guides and admissions counselors, but also other students who are on campus; they will give a more accurate picture of the real experience at that college. Be sure to also take into consideration the kind of reputation the college has, especially in the field that you are planning to enter; you don't want to get stuck with a degree that isn't worth much. When you've picked the place and made it there, to make the most of your experience make sure that you get to know your professors - they are not only good resources during your time at college, but can also be valuable in helping you to find a job. Also, remember that it takes awhile to get used to college - don't give up on a school after only a few weeks; it's possible you just haven't found your place yet. Above all, while it is important to study and remember that academics should always come first, don't be afraid to have fun and try new things!

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

Capital is a small, interactive, and friendly university in a small town with the city environment of Columbus less than 10 m...

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

Capital is a small, interactive, and friendly university in a small town with the city environment of Columbus less than 10 minutes away.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly and always will to work with each other to try and get the best they can out of school.

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

I would highly encourage students to learn as much as possible about the colleges that they are interested in. Ask lots of questions, it could be anything from can Freshman have cars on campus to are the Professors are hard? Campus tours are also a great way to get to know colleges. Ask if you can sit in a class that pretains to something the student wants to study. This way the student will know if they like the classroom environment that they could be in for the next four years. Another good idea is to see if you can talk with a professor, they more than anyone will be able to help the student in their focus of study. The college environment is a huge part to finding the right college. Questions to ask would be is the area around campus safe, is there campus police patroling the area, what is the alcohol policy on campus, are fraternities a major part of the campus population, are there other student organizations based in the students intrests or are they in small majority, are there church services on campus? Ask these questions to get a rounded idea of a campus.

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