Kent, OH
Kent State University at Kent


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

The advice I would give to parents and/or students about finding the right college is to visit as many colleges as possible w...

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

The advice I would give to parents and/or students about finding the right college is to visit as many colleges as possible while classes are in session. This gives the parents a chance to see where the student is going to be spending their time away from home and a chance for the students to see exactly what type of environment they will be participating in to choose the best college possible. During that college visit, make sure the student is aware of the extra activities that are available to them on and off campus that suits them the best, for example here at Kent State University; the recreation center, fraternities and sororities, and student run government positions are just a few of the opportunities available. Also, as stated in a previous question, make sure the student is practicing great time management skills. This will make help the student make the best of their college experience because they will have their coursework complete when it is time to have fun with a student organization on or off campus or to just socialize with classmates and friends.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The person that should attend this school is someone that likes to be around a lot of people on campus. There are always so many people that you can meet in classes and other outside activities that you see on campus everyday! This campus is very diverse, so being open to new ideas and people is very important for your success.

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

I wish I would have known to master my time management skills. There is always something going on that you would rather be doing than studying, but you need to know how to balance that time so you can get everything done that you need to while also having fun in the process.

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

My advice for students is to look at every option before making your decision. Don't settle for any one school just because ...

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

My advice for students is to look at every option before making your decision. Don't settle for any one school just because you're afraid of not being accepted to another or your parents want you to go to that specific school. College is your experience and no one can live it for you. You don't want to be filled with regret because you realize too late that you chose the wrong school. Your experience during college is one that you will remember for the rest of your life. You have to be open to new experiences and ideas. You have to be willing to make sacrifices and sometimes that can be difficult but it all will work out for the best in the end and you never know, you may make friends that will last you a lifetime.

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

I feel that my school is unique because it is extremely diverse. There are so many different cultures on my campus. We are able to learn and grow from each other. It is truly a joy to be around so many different people with different backgrounds and customs.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is that the town that my school is located in is so small. There is very little to do or be attracted to in this town. In order to have a good time most students have to go to another city close by. Unfortunately this tactic costs money and is difficult to accomplish without a car. This town is way to rural for me.

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

Liberal, environmentally friendly, but constantly helpful, and supportive of career choices.

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

Liberal, environmentally friendly, but constantly helpful, and supportive of career choices.

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

Finding the right college is always a struggle. Find what you love, and do it. Look for a school that will be strong in teaching you new and helpful material on that subject you love. Find a school where you can get involved right away. Participate, go to class, and find the school that will encourage you to do your best. Look for schools that are well-known for your concentrated area, but also look at schools that are not as well know. Look at the success of alumni, see where they got in their fields. Just remember that your college experience can be wonderful if you show an interest in it as well.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school is for everyone, everyone can find a place here if they look for it.

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

I think one you should visit the college make sure you feel comfortable there. and to the parents go with what your kid says ...

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

I think one you should visit the college make sure you feel comfortable there. and to the parents go with what your kid says they are growing up and i know you want to protect them but you have to let them go just a little. If they say they found the right college listen to them. And to all the students college you will make the best friends that are better than your high school friends just saying you meet people that you feel like youve known all your life and you can be who ever you want to be if you want to be miss popular go for it if you want to be known as something that you werent in high school go for it! there is nothing you cant do at college have fun and always be safe and watch what is going on around you.

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

I think the worst thing about Kent State is the high requirements they have to get in certain majors. Some of the gpa needed to get into someones major is too hard to get. They also need to except more than 100 students per semester for majors this school is big and they need to except more than that!!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think everyone should give it a shot I love it there and Ive met all types of people. It doesnt matter if your preppy goth nerdy whatever label you had in high school i think when you go to any college that can change cause no one knows you so therefore you can be who ever you want to be and i believe any type of person would make friends here

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

Make sure a student spends time at a college before making a decision. Students should tour and maybe even stay overnight to make sure the campus is right for them.

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

You are there to learn. The professors are mostly helpful, and you will make friends pretty easily, but most of us know why ...

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

You are there to learn. The professors are mostly helpful, and you will make friends pretty easily, but most of us know why we are there.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I don't know what we are best known for, but both of my majors were well known. My degree is in nursing, and at the time of my graduation Kent State had the best bacalaureate program for nursing in the state of Ohio, and one of the best in the nation.

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

Parents should respect their child's decision about what they want to major in for college. A student who is forced into a major by a parent isn't as likely to succeed, and college may turn out to be a negative experience for them. Whereas a student who knows what they want to go for, will be more likely to remain driven if they wish to succeed, and make college a positive experience. A student should make sure that the college they choose has a good program for their chosen field, and it should be something that has transferrable credits should circumstances change. The first college (or major) isn't always the best fit for a student, even if they were SURE it would be, so it is important that things be transferrable so that they aren't starting over with nothing to show. Parental support is also important within reason. Students should respect the opinion of their parents, and consider their feedback, but in the end, it's their life, and the ultimate decision and responsibility is on them to ensure a positive experience.

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

Visit the school you think you are interested in. Talk with faculty at the school and take a tour of the campus. When you go ...

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

Visit the school you think you are interested in. Talk with faculty at the school and take a tour of the campus. When you go to college, have a social life, but get the work finished as well. College is supposed to be the best time of our lives.

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

I chose Kent State University because I was accepted directly into the architecture program. This allowed me to realize right away that I am slightly unsure of what I want to be when I grow up. The advising staff and some of my professors have been fantastic though in helping to guide me.

Antonise
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all trying to graduate and get a job hopefully right out of college.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all trying to graduate and get a job hopefully right out of college.

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

Advice that I would giving students or parents about making the right decision is to make sure the college has the best program that fits you. Make sure the college fits your needs, for example food, housing, transportation, sports, employment, great professors and so forth. Also you want to make sure you have fun while getting the most out your education.

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

I wish I would of known how diverse this school was.

Melainie
Describe the students at your school.

Im an architecture major so my classmates never sleep, they are very irratable, anal, highly stressed, and ready to snap at a...

Describe the students at your school.

Im an architecture major so my classmates never sleep, they are very irratable, anal, highly stressed, and ready to snap at any moment due to the intensity of our major.

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

I would visit the college for a weekend, not just a day to truly get the feel of the college. You need to visit with your parents and then with someone your own age so you can experience it fully. You will be on your own living in this place so this decision is ultimatly yours. Upon entering college I would immediatly get your books and wander around campus, find your classes so your not stressed the first day and so you know your way around. You will see people sitting around and find things to do. This also is a great indicator of a campus. Your first weekend at campus DO NOT GO HOME. I cannot stress this enough, I know its tempting but you need to go out and meet people this first week is crucial in the social department, you dont have homework yet so take advantage. This is not highschool you WILL need to study, winging it as you did in highschool will not work so study effectively so you can still have those friends. Both aspects are equally important in order to get through college effectively while making those lifelong friends everyone needs. Good Luck!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

This school should only be for people who choose not to have a hard major and pretty much want to party and meet great people. The students are great, friendly and will be your friends for a great time. However, with a hard major you will fail out because there is no drive toward something. All professors stick to the curriculum and dont care about you or your excuses. To suceed here you need to either get into the honors college and bury your face in a book to get by with your major or get out and make friends

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

Parents need to let their children make the decision on what college they want to attend and not let the parents' influence c...

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

Parents need to let their children make the decision on what college they want to attend and not let the parents' influence choose they school for their children. The school is not suiting the parents' needs, but the upcoming students' needs. Remember parents, your children are attending the school, not you. The school they choose reflects their personality, not yours. Future students, do not hesitate to ask questions to the attending students at any colleges about the different majors/programs, social life, and other activities around the school. This will give you a better perspective on the school and the student life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

All people are accepted here at Kent State University.

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

I wish I knew what I wanted to do with my life, before I came to Kent State University.

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