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Illinois State University


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

Overall, you attend school to get an education. Make the most of your 4+ years by learning everything you can for the future....

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

Overall, you attend school to get an education. Make the most of your 4+ years by learning everything you can for the future. Sure, a social life is important but don't let it get in the way of your grades. As a non-drinking student, I also believe parties do not have to rule your life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school is good for someone who wants to go into teaching and is not comfortable at a place as big as U of I.

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

I suggest looking not only at the school and its overall reputation, but at the department, college, or school of your major....

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

I suggest looking not only at the school and its overall reputation, but at the department, college, or school of your major. Look into it's rating and see how it compares to other institutions. However do not become too caught up in a school's prestiege or "fame." While degrees from certain schools may carry more weight than others, make sure that you are getting the education that you want and are comfortable with. It is important to find a school that will further your education by providing you with the proper tools to explore and succeed your area of interest. Remember that the dollar amount doesn't always indicate the quality or value of one's education.

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

I can't really think of anything. I mean it all depends on one's perspective and attitude.

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

Go visit the schools that you are applying to. If the school doesn't feel right, chances are you won't do as well. Once you...

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

Go visit the schools that you are applying to. If the school doesn't feel right, chances are you won't do as well. Once you are in college, get involved in something. Make friends and be active in activities on your campus.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school is a good fit for all types of people. I think that anyone who goes here can find something on campus that will fit their needs. There are so many different groups on campus that everyone has somewhere that they fit in.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is not willing to work hard and who doesn't have a drive to succeed should not attend this school.

Betsy
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

ISU is best known for the College of Education because many Education majors come to this school since it is an excellent sch...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

ISU is best known for the College of Education because many Education majors come to this school since it is an excellent school for this.

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

As a college bound student is looking into colleges with his or her parents, it is important to gather as much information as possible about the college and especially to visit the college. Once they visit, it is important to see the dorms and inquiry with residents what it is to live in the dorms because the majority of the time is spent in a dorm room. To make the most of the college experience it is necessary to become involved in organizations to balance between classes and a job if students choose to have one. Being part of an organization or many gives student a sense of belonging and competence. Overall, it is important for the students to question themselves if they could see themselves live and be happy and successful in that one college that they are looking into.

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

It is considered a party school, there's a lot of underage drinking on and off campus.

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

I would tell the parents to sit down with their child and figure out what their child wants out of college, besides a educati...

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

I would tell the parents to sit down with their child and figure out what their child wants out of college, besides a education. For example, if they want the experience of living away from home, then a university would be a great choice. If they would rather not leave home, then they should choose a community college. If they want to make lots of friends, then a large university would be the way to go, if they are nervous about being around large groups of people then they should aim for a smaller university. It all comes down to what exactly the potential student is looking to get out of their college experience.

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

The different on campus jobs that were available.

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

Finding the right college is a lot like an interview. You are interviewing the college to see if it accomodates to your part...

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

Finding the right college is a lot like an interview. You are interviewing the college to see if it accomodates to your particular interests on campus, and if the college will deliver the knowledge you wish to receive when you graduate. Visit a couple of campuses and ask any question that comes to mind to a couple of students. Tour guides are there to spruce things up, students will tell the truth. For example, If you are interested in the sports program, ask a sports athlete that goes to the university. The best recommendation about making the most out of your college experience is to be yourself. There is no popularity contest in college, and making friends is much easier to do. I guarantee there are students that share the same interests as yourself, and being yourself is the best way for them to find you.

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

If you need help from a teacher, they usually make you feel bad for not knowing the answers that you are having difficulty with, then they help you.

Kia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

our amazing teaching program, and our basketball team

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

our amazing teaching program, and our basketball team

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

When you choose a college, do not allow distance or money keep you from doing what you dream of doing. If you want to attend the school, that you like, just get good grades, and get a job on campus. If you do not go to the school that you want to go to, you will most likely end up regretting it. I know that I somewhat do, because I was supposed to go to school on a scholarship for athletics, but I didn't. But the best advice to give to future college students is, to go into school on a positive note. Do not goof around, it is much easier to get situated first. I know it's exciting, and you may think that you need to join everything, but enjoy school for a semester, and if you think that you are ready to take on the many endeavors that college life throw at you, well then good luck! Enjoy college.

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

Choose a school that has a credible program for the field you want - not just where your friends are or for the social scene. College can be and IS a lot of fun, but its also a lot of hard work. Remember why youre there, and what you want to acheive. Its easy to get sucked in to the social life and freedom college allows, but don't lose sight of your goals and what getting a degree really means to you.

What's unique about your campus?

Its a lot of people on a smaller campus - so its really a tight community. people are friendly, faculty are helpful, but you have to look and work for what you want - its not just gonna fall into your lap.

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

It is challenging, it tests your skills, and how well you are at respoding to it. It also is a chance for you to meet new peo...

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

It is challenging, it tests your skills, and how well you are at respoding to it. It also is a chance for you to meet new people and have a great college experience.

Describe the students at your school.

They are a great group of people, who are open to anything, and they want to meet people like you and want to see what college is all about.

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

It is always hard when trying to look for the right college for you. You need to keep an open mind of all the colleges that you may visit. Make sure that you also go to a college where you may now some people, it is always hard to start off the year not knowing where to have fun or meet people. If you have those friends that have been there for a year, it is always safe to know that that could be an optional school. When you are visiting, don?t be afraid to ask questions. When I first came to this school, I knew no one. But I went and talked to people on my floor and we hung out, and luckily one of the people that I met was a sophomore and he knew where parties were and he was a fun person to hang around. So if you are nervous about talking to people, you need to break the barrier while you are in college. When you meet new people in college, they can turn out to be your friends for life.

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

Go on a tour of the college before making your choice. Also, apply to as many colleges as possible because the more options ...

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

Go on a tour of the college before making your choice. Also, apply to as many colleges as possible because the more options you have, the better. When touring a college, you will know if it is the right fit for you, if there are any second thoughts, with my experience, it is probably not the right choice

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I do not think there is anyone who should not attend this school. Anyone who goes here will enjoy themselves

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

How close it is to home and how much fun i am having on the weekends with friends

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