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Illinois State University


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

When looking for a college make sure it has opportunity for you to go into several fields that you would like to and make sur...

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

When looking for a college make sure it has opportunity for you to go into several fields that you would like to and make sure you feel comfortable in the area and school. Money should not play a big role but a small role. You really need to focus on the area and how you will feel going to this school. Work hard and stay disciplined and enjoy your experience.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Hard working and diciplined person ready for a challange and preparation for a successful career. Also person looking to meet new people and make new friends even life long friends and best friends.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is lazy and doesnt want to work hard for good grades.

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

Attend the same school as your best friends if you can. Therefore, you can adjust to college life with a support system alre...

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

Attend the same school as your best friends if you can. Therefore, you can adjust to college life with a support system already there. This can help you stay focused on studying while meeting new people to add to your social experiences. Most students don't know what they want to do in life right away and that's okay. Talk to advisors at school to figure out what majors suit your interests and passions. Changing majors is common, so there's no shame in it.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I haven't found anything frustrating about my school because I haven't attended it yet.

What's unique about your campus?

I have yet to attend this school since I am just transferring. From what I've seen and known, it is a large but friendly school. It is in Central Illinois away from the city and suburbs, so it has that country and small town atmosphere to it.

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

To parents and students looking for the right college, I would simply say explore your options and your personality. If you p...

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

To parents and students looking for the right college, I would simply say explore your options and your personality. If you prefer smaller towns to larger towns, go with a smaller campus. If you are a social butterfly, make sure that the school offers a lot of opportunities to meet people. Also, ensure that the college of your choice offers programs to develop your major of choice to its fullest. In order to make the most of your college experience, you must try your hardest to come out of your shell. Constantly introduce yourself to people, and don't be afraid to strike up conversation. Really, no one minds making new friends especially in such a large setting such as a college. Don't be afraid to ask the person next to you for notes, and don't be afraid to ask the professors for extra help. Remember that making the most of your college experience will not involve strictly academic principles. Introduce yourself to everyone on your floor, and set aside time to study. This will help you succeed.

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

The worst thing about my school is the expenses for the students. It is very expensive to go here, and my best friends have had to drop out because of pricing. It's a hard thing to manage.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is not serious about their education should not attend this school, because they would only be taking the space of someone who really wants to do something with their life.

Kara
Describe the students at your school.

Some students are very devoted and others slack, sleep and skip.; GPA matters so be wise with your choices.

Describe the students at your school.

Some students are very devoted and others slack, sleep and skip.; GPA matters so be wise with your choices.

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

Apply to any and all schools you are interested in. Let no limit hold you back, all temperatures and places should be considered. You would be surprised the outcome you get. Then the hard part comes; choosing. Do not rush this decision, but do not fret; whatever your choice friends will follow. Do not forget to join clubs and talk to people in class and above all be yourself. Being true to yourself means that lasting friendships are inevitable. Then the hard part is telling them you have to study.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The diverstivy of students at this school is sparse. Joining diverse groups opens you up to meeting all types of people.

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

This University makes a lot of promises that it does not keep.

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

This University makes a lot of promises that it does not keep.

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

This is a school for prospective educators and it shows.

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

Take risks, work hard on school work, and follow your dreams.

Erin
Describe the students at your school.

For the most part my classmates are dedicated to obtaining the best education they can.

Describe the students at your school.

For the most part my classmates are dedicated to obtaining the best education they can.

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

It is essential to visit many different colleges and campuses to determine whether the student envisions themselves to finish all four years and graduate. The power of the environment plays an imperative role to catering to the unique traits of every individual. No two people are alike, so the necessity of finding the college to suit the needs of a young adult is key. Many things have changed since parents have attended school, so the students should seek advice from those close to their age. They should ask questions concerning the programs/majors available at schools, campus social life, where the best place to live is and extra curricular activites offered at the school. It is crucial for students to manifest an open mind as going away to school is a huge transition and wil also be the greatest asset in their future. College is a time to discover who you are , who you want to be, and the process and path it takes to get there to find happiness and self-fufillment. College is by far the best decision I have made and attending college is i the best advice I can offer.

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

I tell my friends that I am lucky to have taken many interesting classes with great professors thus far.

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

The best advice I could give would be to visit each of the colleges that the student is interested in. The college should al...

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

The best advice I could give would be to visit each of the colleges that the student is interested in. The college should also be strong in the sense of learning and education and a college shouldn't be chosen on the wrong reasons like partying. The college student should get involved with whatever interests them and try to meet as many people as possible a long the way. Friends made at college are friends for life. I would also tell the student to always keep up in their studies and to never give up. Education is a way to a better future and a better life.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

For Elementary Education majors there is a big work load. Doing homework takes a lot of time every day.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is determined to succeed in school and is willing to learn outside the box.

Britany
Describe the students at your school.

I like most of my classmates. I would describe them as very diverse.

Describe the students at your school.

I like most of my classmates. I would describe them as very diverse.

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

Look at first financial situation. Next look at degrees offered and job placement. Then find a campus that you like the campus or extra activities at. I would say to go somewhere not too far from home. You will be syrprised how home sick you can become! Good Luck!!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I live out of tyown and the parking can be very frustrating

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

Illinois State University is a school that is just the right size for me.

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

Illinois State University is a school that is just the right size for me.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are of all races.

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

You must select a college based on how you feel when visiting the school. Don't select a school just because it has high academic standards. If you are not happy at the school, or it does not have activities that you love to participate in, your will never reach those high academic standards. The college has to have a balance of classes and activities that will help you to feel at home and thus, will enhance your ability and your desire to succeed. Wherever you are, you will be able to succeed in life based on your desire, and desire will come from the nurturing and welcoming feeling from selecting the right college for you.

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