Oneonta, NY
Hartwick College


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

TEST DRIVE DAYS WHERE YOU GO TO THE CAMPUS AND MEET TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, ETC, SEE THE CAMPUS, WALK AROUND, AND SOAK IN THE E...

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

TEST DRIVE DAYS WHERE YOU GO TO THE CAMPUS AND MEET TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, ETC, SEE THE CAMPUS, WALK AROUND, AND SOAK IN THE ENVIRONMENT IS KEY TO FINDING THE COLLEGE THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS AND PERSONA.

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

THE HELP I NEEDED FOR CERTAIN CLASSES AND MY GUIDANCE/SCHEDULING COUNSELOR WERE NOT WHAT I EXPECTED. TEACHERS WERE ASS HOLES ABOUT ASKING FOR HELP AND MY SCHEDULING COUNSELOR REFUSED TO HELP SCHEDULE MY CLASSES ETC. WITH ME.

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

SOME TEACHERS ARE UNWILLING TO HELP WHEN NEEDED FOR UNDERSTANDING THE MATERIAL. OFFER HELP TO ONLY CERTAIN STUDENTS VIA TUTORING, OTHERS GET DENIED FOR NO REASON AT ALL. LOTS OF PROMISES MADE WHEN PROSPECTIVE STUDENT THE ONCE YOU GET THERE THE PROMISES ARE NOT UPHELD.

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

I think the best way to go about finding the right college is actually visiting the school - try to participate in any progra...

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

I think the best way to go about finding the right college is actually visiting the school - try to participate in any programs they have to offer. You really don't know until you've been and felt the environment. Try talking to people who go to the school and see what they make of it. Also, don't hole yourself up when you get to school. Join some clubs, or maybe participate in a sport - it's a great way to meet people with a common interest, and will make the whole experience that much easier!

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

I don 't think there's enough extracurricular things to do, and the area around the school is kind of boring.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who doesn't like crowds, and who can handle hills.

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

It's a great place to help figure out who you are, if you want to learn.

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

It's a great place to help figure out who you are, if you want to learn.

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

Make sure the student wants to go to college. Have them figure out what is important, and pick a place that let's them grown, not a place where they can get lost. College is where many kids find themselves, look for a place where the child can do that.

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

The most important thing is to find out what you love to do, both academically and in hobbies. It is better to go into schoo...

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

The most important thing is to find out what you love to do, both academically and in hobbies. It is better to go into school and have an idea what you want to get out of it instead of blindsightly looking at all of the options. Find the school that has both a good academic program in your field as well as extracurriculars so you will bknow you would be happy. Join a club or activity that you think could be interesting just to meet people that also find it interesting. As a prospective student it is imperative to talk to the students around the campus, have an overnight visit and get first hand information from people that aren't handing you brochures in the office. If you are interested in a sports team, ask to follow them around to see what the day in the life of a college student-athlete is like.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Conservatives, people that do not like nature, close minded people

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

that we got the more snow because of the lake and rain effect.

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

Having spent a semester--the first semester of my freshman year--at a different institution of higher education, I found myse...

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

Having spent a semester--the first semester of my freshman year--at a different institution of higher education, I found myself very unhappy by the overwhelming class sizes, unsatisfied with my ability to meet with my Professors and obtain research opportunities, and disappointed with the lack of community. After entering the college search process for a second time--prior to transferring to Hartwick College--I made a clear and definitive list of the characteristics that I wanted to see in the school. From class size to research opportunities, to a community oriented atmosphere, to a Pre-Medical program that would allow me to follow my career/life goals, and to have the opportunity to run on the collegiate Cross Country team. In order to find the right college, I feel that one needs to be critical when assessing/visiting colleges--do not be afraid to ask questions that might stump or iritate tour guides, admission counselors, etc. In finding the right college or university, one must obtain all the information about the institution--good and bad--and determine if it is truly the place for them; while not fearing that they may be wrong in their initial feelings.

What's unique about your campus?

The ability to travel around the world at very reasonable cost during our 4-week long January term between the fall and spring semesters. Not only can one study abroad during this time, but could opt to take a course on campus or obtain an internship--many of which are paid!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students who are not ready to be independent, who are not ready to make their own choices, who are not ready to hold responsibility.

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

I believe that the search for a good school is not actually like finding a perfect match or soulmate. When looking for the ri...

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

I believe that the search for a good school is not actually like finding a perfect match or soulmate. When looking for the right college, the student should definitely place their academics before any other priorities. Making sure that the college has the right classes and majors available for the student is important before playing a sport or being in a club. This is because not everyone will be playing basketball in the NBA or swimming in the Olympics. Finding the right college, a student must ensure that the school has their academic needs and a place that they are comfortable at. Being involved with as much as possible is the best piece of advice for making the most of college. Meeting people who will be your friends for life is one of the greatest accomplishments one can feel. Staying at school on the weekends and spending time with other people help you grow as a person. So, being a unique individual and having fun plays a huge role in making the most of one's college experience. Academics are very important but students should also be enjoying their time at the place they are living for four years.

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

That the nursing major was incredibly difficult to juggle with a sport.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who enjoys a lot of shopping and being in or near the city. This is because the surrounding town doesn't have many stores or easy access to a city type of area.

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

Diverse and unique, with opportunities for anyone interested in studying abroad.

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

Diverse and unique, with opportunities for anyone interested in studying abroad.

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

Look at as many schools as you can. I didn't know Hartwick was the school for me until I came on my overnight trip, so take advantage of those opportunities. Parents look to see how your child reacts to being on the campus, I know that was one of the things my parents did while we were looking at schools. Students should look to see if they would fit on the campus. Make sure there are enough activities on campus so that you won't be sitting in your room on the weekends. Get involved as much as you can!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who wants to be in an area with lots of people. Someone who does not enjoy quiet and peaceful surrondings. If you love to shop at high end stores, Oneonta is not the place for you, trips to Walmart are the highlight of my week!!

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

Visit the college, figure ou tthe finanical package for all four years, figure out a study scheduale.

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

Visit the college, figure ou tthe finanical package for all four years, figure out a study scheduale.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

a person who likes the cold and not a lot of population. a secluded person.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Financial aid, not many activities on campus, picking class- not a lot of choices, not a lot of student involvment, the food is not that good, our school is now cutting our budgets therefore we have no money or no jobs now.. and much more

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

100% great faculty, 20% great students.

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

100% great faculty, 20% great students.

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

You have the ability to be happy wherever you go, but you need to be active and positive in your experiences.

What's unique about your campus?

there are a wide variety of activities and experiences.

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

Visit all the colleges before applying. Spend a night over at the college before accepting. Really do the college tours and a...

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

Visit all the colleges before applying. Spend a night over at the college before accepting. Really do the college tours and all activities that the college offers while on your visit it wil help you to get a better feel for the college. Watch other students socialie and see if you could fit into their liking. Most importantly figure out what kind of environment you want to live around for 4years (city, country, etc...) once you know that only look at schools with that kind of setting.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who like to smoke a lot of pot and drink a lot then walk to bars in the freezing cold. People who want to play D1 soccer with a team of international students or water polo with a bunch of europeans as well. People who like a small town and not a city life.

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

I don't brag but unless i'm talking about my friends that I have made...

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