Charleston, IL
Eastern Illinois University


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

I would say to make sure that the education your child/you will be getting is worth the price. Research the school you are lo...

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

I would say to make sure that the education your child/you will be getting is worth the price. Research the school you are looking at , ask your friends what they think, and try to find someone who attended. I would also say to make sure that the person who is thinking about attending this college has an activity or organization that they can join. This is very important in a student's life. It is needed to be all around successful in their college career.

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

I consider the worst thing about my school to be it's job placing techniques. I need a job and I've been applying for a year and I still cannot get one.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Some one who likes bigger classes and a bigger campus.

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

A group of people of all genders and backgrounds, from places near and far, coming together to be an EIU Panther!

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

A group of people of all genders and backgrounds, from places near and far, coming together to be an EIU Panther!

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Eastern Illinois University is best known for their education program. Way back in the day, this school was originally called a teaching school and then it broadened its majors giving many people a chance to accomplish another career. Overall, it is a great academic school with great varsity sports and many activities for students!

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

You're the only one who can determine the right college for yourself. Make sure to visit several schools and look at all the opportunies the schools have to offer. NEVER chose a college because it is what someone else wants for you. As a parent, you should always support your childs decision. And as a Student, don't worry about how far the school is or how much it cost, there are programs out in the world today striving to make sure people receive a proper education. When you're at college, always take in what you're experiencing. There are so many opportunities given such as frats to intramural sports to jobs. Don't worry about being nervous. Everyone is in the same boat and it is a new and great experience for everyone. Go where you want to go. Do what you want to do. And remember, its not only about being social, its also about getting good academic grades and striving for a goal in life- to do what you were born to do!

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

No matter what go away to college, its a good experience.

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

No matter what go away to college, its a good experience.

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

That its my life so I should make my own choices, and i dont have to go out every night.

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

Its in the middle of nothing, and is really small.

Rachel
Describe the students at your school.

In my experience, most of my classmates at eastern have been hard-working students who care about their future and really wan...

Describe the students at your school.

In my experience, most of my classmates at eastern have been hard-working students who care about their future and really want to learn, not just graduate with a degree; of course that depends on the time and the day, at your 8am and Friday classes you'll find many students with a much less ambitious mind frame.

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

Eastern has a relaxed and easy-going feel to the campus. It is big enough to where you see and meet new people everyday, yet small enough so you do not feel lost. The class sizes are perfect for discussion and group projects. Everything on campus is within close walking distance so you do not have to rush to get to class. Compared to other universities in Illinois, EIU had a cleaner campus, newer buildings, and all-in-all a more positive atmosphere.

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

My number one advice to students searching for their dream college would be to relax and pick the college you feel you would fit in best at. Forget about dorm food quality, the party scene, and all the other petty factors that tend to rule many college decisions. Pick a college that has a good major for your intended career and one that you would feel at home at. After that, GET INVOLVED. Join a sorority, the accounting club, or Habitat for Humanity.. whatever, just join something! It is the best way to make friends, build your resume, and learn to live with your new found independence. In my experience, those who were uninvolved were the ones who dropped out of school, transferred, or just plain hated college. If you are going into your new college as a freshman, my advice is to live in the freshman dorm. You will meet so many people, learn things you would never be able to otherwise, and have the time of your life doing it. To parents: Relax, trust your child, and let them have some independence. Students: Tip #1 - Go to Class.

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