Columbus, OH
Capital University


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

Make sure the colleges that you choose are well suited for you. Not too big or not too small. If you enjoy one on one interac...

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

Make sure the colleges that you choose are well suited for you. Not too big or not too small. If you enjoy one on one interaction with your professors, make sure they are willing to do that with you whenever needed. To make the best of your college experience, don't fall into peer pressure. Make adequate time for studying and for friends. No matter what - school comes first. You or your parents aren't paying this money for nothing! Stay true to yourself. You don't have to drink or do drugs to fit in or to be well liked. Take it from someone that knows from person experience. :)

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person that enjoys small classes and one on one interaction should attend Capital University. Very tight-knit relationships, everybody knows everybody and a person that enjoys seeing a smile every day. :)

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Capital is the number of students that don't attend class because the professor is so laid back. It only affects their grade in the end, but it's just so frustrating to know they are paying as much money as they do and choose not to come to class for whatever reason it may be. I find it to be quite disrespectful.

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

Don't go to college unless you know what you're doing.

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

Don't go to college unless you know what you're doing.

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

Amazing professors, small classes, friendly people

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

Visit the college and ask current students and professors questions about the school. The administrative staff involved with...

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

Visit the college and ask current students and professors questions about the school. The administrative staff involved with recruiting won't tell you anything important. There is going to be something wrong with every college, but you have to find what is tolerable or not.

What's unique about your campus?

The freedom to personalize my degree was much appreciated.

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

close enough to home yet just far enough away

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

close enough to home yet just far enough away

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

The one thing I didnt realize when I was in highschool is that there is life afterwords. I didnt make the most of my highschool days, so I now spend most of my time in college figuring out how to study, who I am, and what I want to be. Students trying to find the right college should weight out every option. What I mean by every option is school expenses, athletics, area, class room sizes, etc. There is so much to decide on before picking a college. What a student or parent should not look at is how far away they are going to be from each other, or where their friends are going. Things like this can deprive the student of their full college experience, or full potential.

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

Capital is great academically, but students have not matured since high school so socially below par.

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

Capital is great academically, but students have not matured since high school so socially below par.

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

If you don't know what you want yet, just try things out. Figure out which classes you don't fall asleep in, and take more on the subject. I transferred schools, changed my major almost every semester, and took a wide variety of classes, but finally found what I wanted. Don't freak out if you're unsure; most of your classmates are too. My mother was 39 when she finally figured out what career to pursue! Talk to your professors. They're much more human than you think, and it shows that you care about your grades (which helps come finals). Make sure you establish good study skills early in your college career, the core classes usually require the most "busy work" so it's important to manage your time wisely. Letting grades slip in the early years will make it extremely hard to bring them up later. Most importantly though, have fun! You'll never forget the people you meet and the times you'll have with them. Just remember, when your kids ask about your college experience, make sure your stories won't traumatize them..

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

I wish I had known how petty and immature students are here and that such a small school would not help an out-of-state student in the future.

Melria
Describe the students at your school.

Some of the classmates can be helpful others are only there to help themselves and no one else

Describe the students at your school.

Some of the classmates can be helpful others are only there to help themselves and no one else

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

I would advised the students to really think about what they want to get out of their college career. The parents i advised them to stay involve with their son or daughters school life. Just because you child has moved on to college does not mean you should stay out of their lives. A little parent gudiance and advise is needed sometimes to get through so tough situations. Also, keep a good look out for scholarships and grants, loans are good but its money you have to pay back. Also check and see if the school offers free tutoring for students, and if smaller classrooms are available for those who want to feel more comfortable. Students try and get fully involved with different activities on and off campus, you'll make alot of new friends and will feel less afraid beingin a new environment. Balance your study and lesiure time well. Also get in to the habit of having a planner with you beacause you want to stay organized and ready for everything that you have commited yourself to with its homework or volunteer work. Students can also look in to having a campus job, very convient to have one.

What kind of person should attend this school?

someone that is focus and is ready to work and be challenged.

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

I think that is important to look at the cost, colleges makes it sound like there are all these options and aid floating around for you but it is really not like that. I really encourage parents to get involved in campus life and activites as well. Sometimes being away from home can be really overwhelming, so it is always nice to get a care package or come and watch the a football game with the students. I really would encourage students freshman year, for sure to try and go to as many campus activites as possible. There is always something going on around any campus, you just have to be willing to try new things. I think the best advice I can give to a student or parent trying to find that right school is, school should feel like home away from home, you should always feel welcome and free to be you, I found that at Capital

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

Choosing the right college is a big step. You want to make sure you fit in and enjoy your school because transferring school...

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

Choosing the right college is a big step. You want to make sure you fit in and enjoy your school because transferring schools can be a difficult process and. For me, Capital was the perfect fit because it was small yet still close enough to a big city (and my hometown). I didn't know anybody from my school going to Capital so it was a great way for me to meet new people and continue growing as a person. I got involved right away by joining my preferred political group, the dance team, Circle K, extra-curricular groups affiliated with my major, and finally a sorority. I met so many new people and felt very comfortable walking around campus. The teachers are wonderful and really take time to interact with the students. Visit any college you are interested in and take time to scope out the campus. Talk to students at those colleges and ask them what THEY like most and least about the schools in order to make your decision. Don't let the cost scare you. Many young kids are in debt after college graduation. Just work hard in school and you will obtain a successful job.

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

Before I came here, I wish I would have known about the Hispanic Scholarship Capital awards to one student every year from a Hispanic background. Being only a quarter Spanish, I value and take pride in my heritage and would have been honored to receive such a scholarship. I do not qualify for a lot of financial aid and must take out big loans every year. Any scholarship received is greatly appreciated and receiving an award on behalf of my ethnic background would have been an award in itself.

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

The parking situation. First years park their car in what Capital calls the "O'Lot", passed the Kroger in Bexley (ironically, first years are advised not to go past that Kroger for fear of being in an uncomfortable environment). A shuttle runs to and from the O-Lot to Capital every 30 minute intervals and the cars are safely locked up. As a first year, I didn't find it necessary to bring my vehicle to campus and park it so far away. It was not until my third and current year that I brought my vehice to campus.

Brittany
Describe the students at your school.

Diverse, friendly and helpful.

Describe the students at your school.

Diverse, friendly and helpful.

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

I would suggest that parents and students research online, but more importantly go to the schools they are interested in. Don't just take the tour, try to find helpful students to REALLY show you around and tell you about their experiences. Ask if you can be their facebook or myspace friends, to look at their pictures and experiences from college. Definitely take advantage of the overnight visits if available, and be sure to talk to a loan councelor to be sure that you won't be up to your head in debt by the time you graduate. Once you get to college, take every opportunity that comes your way. Keep up on your studies, because it's all the more fun to relax on the weekends when you know you're excelling in your school work during the week. And try not to go home on the weekends, that's when your memories will be made! Last but not least, come to school with lots of Ramen Noodles- they will be your best friend.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who goes home on the weekends or wants to join greek life.

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  • 2,718
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $33,492
  • Acceptance rate
  • 69%

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