Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg College


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

For students and parents and the way to find the bet college would be to go and visit the school, get the first hand experien...

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

For students and parents and the way to find the bet college would be to go and visit the school, get the first hand experience. Go! Sit in on classes, talk to current students, professors etc. Take into consideration the location, atmosphere, cost, majors offered etc. Always remember, college is a place were you not only get a degree, but a place where you make life-long friends and grow into the person you will eventually become.

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

I brag most about how small and beautiful my campus, the fact that my largest class consist of 25 students is amazing. Here, at Lynchburg College we are not a school, we are family.

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

Explore any and all options before signing on the dotted line. Give every possible option a fair chance and refuse to settle...

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

Explore any and all options before signing on the dotted line. Give every possible option a fair chance and refuse to settle for anything less than a place you feel you could live at for four years (or more). After you get there and get a feel for the place, explore everything that makes that place special. If, after giving the place a good fair shot things don't feel comfortable--explore options at other schools for the coming year.

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

Alcohol and drugs are all over the place, well hidden on tours.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who knows what they want out of a degree while knowing there is a lot of red tape to do anything slightly controversial/different.

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

Lynchburg College is a place you can go to feel at home and welcome, where you can be challenged but have a strong support ne...

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

Lynchburg College is a place you can go to feel at home and welcome, where you can be challenged but have a strong support network, and there are also many outside activites.

Describe the students at your school.

They are all very friendly and involed in class and in activities outside so that I feel as thought I develop friendships with them all.

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

I think making the correct decision on which college to attend is probably the biggest choice you have to make to that point in any young person's life. There are several huge steps I would always take when making that decision. The first one is to really try to see yourself at whatever school you are looking at. If that means wandering around campus aimlessly or stepping into the classroom, do whatever it takes so that you have at least a small idea of what it might mean to be a student there. Also, stop a random person and ask them what they think of the school. They are always going to tell you something unique and powerful, that can very well make or break your decision. My last piece of advice would be just taking a deep breath and trying to see what school feels more comfortable. I think most people get a really good feeling from the school they should be at, and if you don't really allow yourself to see that, you might miss out. The best school is not always the most prestigous one, but rather the school that allows you to be yourself.

John
Describe the students at your school.

They are white, upperclass children who love depending on their parent's money and couldn't get into a real college so they ...

Describe the students at your school.

They are white, upperclass children who love depending on their parent's money and couldn't get into a real college so they chose Lynchburg College.

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

Do not be drawn in by the beauty of the campus. What matters in the long run are the classes and the quality of the classes. I would suggest that possible students sit in on different class sessions and they do some of their exploring of campuses both with and without their parents. Social life, I'm sure for many, is very important but college needs to primarily be thought of as the place that is to prepare a person for an independent life. An independent life needs social connections but more importantly it needs preparation. These are my priorities. I guess it is important to know priorities and have them written out so that a persepctive college student can find a college that most closely fits what they are looking for. Don't let others have too much of an influence on the decision and try to keep a balanced perspective on where you pull influences from when you are asking around about colleges. Try to find people who had good experiences and bad ecxperiences at the colleges you are looking at and ask them why it was so.

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

The repetition of the classes. Many of the classes overlap in their content areas. What they do overlap is the most basic of information that I already knew in high school. It feels like I have been taking the same introductory courses since my freshman year. I feel that this has not prepared me at all for my career and has only wasted a lot of time and money.

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

Make sure you visit the school before you decide on where you want to go. If the school offers an overnight visit for prospe...

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

Make sure you visit the school before you decide on where you want to go. If the school offers an overnight visit for prospective students I highly reccomend them. It lets the prospective student experience college life first hand and it lets them get to know the type of people on campus. Contact coaches if interested in playing sports. If possible go see one of that sports games. Look at ways that you can get involved on campus. Look for what types of services there are for students. For example, health center/counseling, gym access, finanical aid, tutoring services, etc. The student needs to be able to feel comfortable where they are going to be spending the next four years of their lives.

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

Honestly, there is nothing that I do not like about this school. Everything is accessible to students and the professors are all amazing and they take time to get to know YOU. This was the perfect school for me, and I love everything about it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Some one that wants a huge party school should not attend Lynchburg College. Someone that wants to be a part of a big school with a known football team should not attend this school. Anyone that does not want to work hard for their success.

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

Lynchburg College is a liberal arts school with many people who care about your education and social life.

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

Lynchburg College is a liberal arts school with many people who care about your education and social life.

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

I would suggest that the students take the time to think about what they would be interested in studying. It is not important to make a decision right away but the student needs to have an idea of what they would like to study. Then, research needs to be done by the student as to what schools offer the program and they also need to have in mind how far away from home they would like to be. For me, the most important thing is to visit. Lynchburg College was not my first choice but after spending a day on campus, I loved it here and wanted to stay. Visiting can tell you a lot about a school. Lastly, it is most important for the student to keep an open mind. Without it, the student will not be receptive to the school. With an open mind, the student in able to embrace their institution and become proud of it.

What's unique about your campus?

The opprotunities here. There are so many opprotunities to get involved in something of interest to you. If there's nothing already established on campus you are interested in, you can work with the administration to get something started. This school is very open to new ideas and trying things new ways.

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

Although it is a smaller school, the community is so supportive and friendly. You can go anywhere and always find someone you...

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

Although it is a smaller school, the community is so supportive and friendly. You can go anywhere and always find someone you know. If you don't know anyone its not difficult to make a friend. The campus is diverse, but it unifies beautifally.

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

Students, let your parents be part of the process. Althought it is ultimately your final decision on where to attend, your parents have supported you all through your previous schooling and know a thing or two about what you will need when you get to campus. They are just looking out for you and it is always difficult when a part of the family starts a new journey. When you get to a school, don't worry about being nervous and fitting in, just be yourself and don't be afraid to ask questions. Make the most of your time wherever you choose; go to parties, try-out for the sports team, join a sorority/fraternity or club. You have four years, less sometimes, and it flies by so fast you won't know where it all went. Never be afraid of achieving your dreams, no matter how out of reach they may seem, your advisors will make sure they put you on the best road to that dream, so put your trust in them. Have fun, stay out of trouble, and work hard, thats the best advice i can give to anyone based on my own personal experiences.

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

That I would have loved it once I got started into everything. I wasn't surprised by anything because they prepare you so well as an incoming freshman.

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

Don't worry about the academics or the professors, look for a place that has things your are pasisonate about. If you are co...

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

Don't worry about the academics or the professors, look for a place that has things your are pasisonate about. If you are concerned about the environment find a place that puts a lot of emphasis on being an environmentaly concious and responsible community. If you look for a place that provides oppertunities for the things you are passionate about the rest falls into place. College really is what you make of it!

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

The city it is located in. Lynchburg city is pretty small and over run with bible toteing evangelical Jerry Fallwell worshipers. Lynchburg is the buckle of the bible belt, so even though Lynchburg College is pretty Liberal the city is definitly not.

Courtney
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates have become some of my good friends and it's really nice to see them at social events on the weekends and be ab...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates have become some of my good friends and it's really nice to see them at social events on the weekends and be able to personally know them because of the small class sizes.

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

I would suggest that you do well in high school so you are eligible for certain scholarships. You should follow your heart and go to the school that would best fit you because you do not want to have any regrets about your decision in the future. I would tell parents to agree with the decision that their child makes, and to include them in financial discussions in case there is a problem in the college selection process. While in college you should take advantage of every opportunity that you might have. If you were good at a certain sport, instrument, or had a unique talent in high school you should see what your college has to offer you. You should also go out and meet new people, because there are so many people with different backgrounds on a college campus and you should absorb all they have to offer and you never know what you could offer them.

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

I tell them about our really pretty campus, our accomplished sports teams, and some of my friends.

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

Most students will describe that "feeling" that you get when you walk onto the campus that just fits. Keep looking until you ...

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

Most students will describe that "feeling" that you get when you walk onto the campus that just fits. Keep looking until you get that feeling. Once you find that college, do everything you possibly can that interests you. You only have four years, so make the most of them! Work hard in classes, and outside of classes. Utilize the resources around you, and by all means make friends! The people at your college should, by all means, be extremely kind and open to making new friends as well. These are friends that may last you a lifetime. Also, never be afraid to ask, whether it be for help, for new activities, or new programs. Change is bound to happen, so why not influence it? Remember that everyone else is scared and intimidated as well, so don't think you're the only one. Finally, walk with your head high. The college world greets you with a plethora of opportunities, but you can't see them if you're always looking at the ground.

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

Every once in a while we'll get locals coming to the college, which gets pretty annoying; however, the school does a good job getting rid of them and has included in future building projects ways to keep locals off the campus, especially on weekends.

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

Absolutely gorgeous! Phenominal professors, and extremely nice, accepting people all around, including the students!

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