Kennesaw State University Top Questions

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


the amount of different people you will meet


I wish someone had told my not to live in the dorm without a full size fridge. I could've saved hundreds in food costs had I had a freezer to keep food in!


I wish I would have known as a high school senior how important it was to seek financial aid. I received the HOPE Scholarship; however, I never took the time to apply for other scholarships. I wish I would have known how much that would cost me as soon as I graduated.


I wish I had known how to better engage myself in social activities earlier on in my college career. I eventually learned how to do so, but I would have benefitted more if I had forced myself to be more social when I first entered college.


Kennesaw State University has made great effort in emphasizing how many services are available for their students, from fitness, to nutrition, to tutoring services. Before attending this institution I did not know that the services provided by Fitness Center extended to health assessments and ways in which to improve my overall health. However, other services that focus on my well-being is the availability of personal trainers to guide me through my physical improvement.


Figure out what you want out of life before financially comitting to school, then afterwords make the decision based on what you can actually afford. You might say you want to stay single until you are thirty, but sometimes God has a different plan, and it is wonderful to see- go with it. Never work for someone who abuses you in any way because there are other jobs. Going to bed at 9:30 at night is not a weird thing. Start losing weight now cause you look kick ass while your peers do not. Pray hard and work hard.


I wish I had known about it sooner honestly. It's an amazing school. From my student orientation alone I learned so much in detail about my major requirements, my teachers, and my classes. I wish I had found out about it sooner because the sooner the apply the more scholarships you are apply to recieve. WIth more scholarships I wouldn't have to worry about oulling out loans and applying for scholarships close to the beginning of the school year.


The living conditions were not what I was used to.


I wish I had known how much I had to study and to take advantage of clubs and campus organizations earlier on in my college career. I wish I had been more prepared financially in order to participate in things that I really wanted to. Overall, I wish I had thought everything out more carefully before jumping into college. I made the most of the time I was there, but I wonder if I could have done more.


It is very difficult to stay intune to what is going on on campus. I find out about events either days after they have happened or the day of. Another thing I wish I had known was that my scholarship wasn't going to cover all I thought it would. Take a good look at what your scholarships do and do not cover. It never hurts to have too many scholarships!


There are two things that I wish someone had told me about when I started gioing to college at KSU. For starters I wish that someone had told me not to use my student loan refund card, because I'd eventually have to pay it back. Also to rely heavily on the syllabus. Everything is in it and I would have been better off using it as a guidline for my yearly schedule rather than commiting all of the work to memory.


I wish I would have known about the Dual-Enrollment opportunity. My high school didn't advertise that program and instead I only took AP classes during high school. I would have preferred starting school earlier so that I could get used to college life more quickly. I also wish I knew that we didn't have to take all of our core classes first. In doing so, I think I hurt my GPA by being a little too overly ambitious with the classes I took.


I wish I had known about how many students attend the school. It is a pretty big campus with a lot of people. This is also a great thing for you get to meet a lot of people who share the same values and career goals as you. You are in constant contact with people of different ethnicities and backgrounds, which really makes you a better person. This is because you get to interact with others and learn more about them and where they came from.


I wish I would've known more about their law programs.


Know exactly what you plan to use your major for, Study abroad, and get an internship


I wish I would have known more about how to get involved on campus and what clubs/organizations my school offers.


I wish I would have known not to settle in too quickly to a group of friends, or a "click." If I accepted that I wouldnt be comfortable right off the bat and took a little more time getting to know my surroundings and peers I think I would have had a better first-year experience. Instead, I settled into a group of friends really quickly, who, dont get me wrong, are great friends, but I wish I would have broadened my relationships a little bit.


I wish I would have know how many extra fees the school adds on to tuition.


I wish i would have known how much it costed.


I wish they had a easier way to find out what is going on on campus before you got to campus.


Before coming to this school, I wish I had known more about financial aid and scholarships that were available to me. I wish I had known about all the opportunities there were besides taking out student loans. I feel that there was not enough emphasis put on other sources of financial aid so that I would not have to go into debt.


Time Management is a huge thing I struggle with and wish I had aquired that skill before college. But I am now learning that by balancing school and work.


I wish I had known that , if you take early morning classes, you should make sure you have good sleeping habits. Staying up late - even to complete homework - makes you feel tired all day. Schedule your day better so that you can get the important things done and get to sleep at a decent time.


I wish I would have taken more math in high school, so when I took trigonometry it would have been easier. I worked so hard to get a 75 in that class. I went to the math lab multiple times each week, and one of the guys there helped me outside of the mathlab. I have never been more proud of a C.


There is nothing that I could have known before coming to Kennesaw that would change my situation.


I wish I would have known that Kennesaw State University has the best Criminal Justice program in the country!


I wish i would have known more about job apportunities. I also wish i would have known about opportunities to try out for a varsity team.


Nothing... Everything is great, I just wish we had a football team!


I wish I had known that the best way to meet others is through sports (club ect), sororities ect. and that new friendships take a lot of work. I wish I had known how to cook better also!


I wish I had known the best way to study because it was 'trial-and-error' for the first couple of terms. Now, I practice several different techniques which include audio, visual, and tactile. Each student must find the best way for them in order to get the most impact out of their classes.


Nothing. This school turned out to be way better than I expected, and I have only been surprised in good ways.


Before I came to Kennesaw, I wish I had known that success in college is all about you. How you handle certain situations determines the outcome. Your professors, of course, are there to instruct you, but unlike high school, they might not ask for an assignment or even mention homework, but you are expected to know about and complete the assignment in alotted time. Papers can never be written the night before. It may seem like an easy topic but once you begin to write you realize you need resources you can't call up in a moment's demand.


That you really need to do your papers. I also wish I had known about the advisors earlier.


I wich I had known how to get better involved. Everything seems to be done over a computer and not person to person unless specifically requested. The campus maps are not very helpful so going to orientation would have been very helpful as an incoming transfer student. Parking at this school has gotten much better but was horrid my first year. I wish I had known what I wanted before I came to this school so that I could have been more prepared.


How to become more involved in student activities.


I wish I had a better idea of how difficult it is to get into the Nursing program due to the ridiculously low amount of pre-nursing students they accept.


I cannot think of anything I wish would have known before coming to this school. Kennesaw State did a very good job of informing its students of the campus and answering any questions anyone had.


That there are no meal plans.


I was pretty well informed on what to expect from this school. Nothing really came as a surprise to me.


To be frank there really isn't any thing that i can think of.


I had thouroughly researched the school so I don't think there was something I wished I had known before I started taking classes there.


I wish I would have known that parking can be hard to find sometimes. We were told that, but I didn't know how difficult until I actually started there. Also, if you do not get into a class that you need the first time around, when registering, keep checking to make sure that there are open spots, and if there is an open spot, take it immediately. The classes fill up fast.


I wish I'd known it's primarily a commuter school, so the weekend life is kind of 'fend for yourself.' Currently they are doing a lot of work on the parking decks and lots, so finding parking is still a bit difficult at times.


The expensive cost of on-campus housing. As well as there being no meal plan or dining hall for on-campus students.


I wish I had known how much time a sport would take out of my life, and how limited the weekends are for activities on campus. I also wish I had known how unsatisfactory the Greek life was.


I wish I had known more about the activities on campus, so I could have gotten more involved quicker.


I wish i would have know that the school was going to accept so many students that it is impossible to finish in a 4 year period.


How how it would be to meet people


Live on campus. For a school that has friendly people and a nice housing facility. Being on campus forces you to be school oriented and do all homework.


To get to school early because there is limited parking.