Decatur, IL
Millikin University

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Krystal
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Performance learning should be the only type of learning. Millikin is wonderful at getting students in their field, developin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Performance learning should be the only type of learning. Millikin is wonderful at getting students in their field, developing personal relationships within the campus and the community, and providing a high standard of education.

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

Millikin University is a small, private institution with a sincere and deliberate focus on Performance Learning; each student...

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

Millikin University is a small, private institution with a sincere and deliberate focus on Performance Learning; each student is provided with the means and opportunities to prepare for their future career within the classroom, and it is up to the individual to seize the connections and build experience with their professors and colleauges.

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

Do not waste a moment wishing or waiting. These next years of your life will grow you more than you ever could have dreamed. There are so many tools and possibilities laid before you, and you are doing yourself a disservice should you not utilize the connections – to your peers, your professors, your city – that you have been so blessed with. Seek out and surround yourself with good company; like-minded, forward thinking people that believe in you as much as you believe in them, and allow yourself to be inspired. Allow yourself to be challenged—and embrace it. Begin a project you have been yearning your life long to begin as soon as you set foot on campus. Believe in yourself and go above and beyond – do and overdo – every task assigned to you. Embrace the moments of learning and growth; they can and will be vastly more rewarding than you could have dreamed. Most importantly, have the time of your life all the while putting your entire self into your craft, and do not settle for anything you know you can improve upon. You must strive, and you will thrive. Do not waste a moment wishing or waiting.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Perhaps the most frusturating aspect of Millikin is the lack of full-fledged school spirit; there are no incredible rallies and outpourings of the entire student body together as one.

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

If you are looking for a school that makes you feel at home, and welcomes people of all kinds of backgrounds with open arms, ...

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

If you are looking for a school that makes you feel at home, and welcomes people of all kinds of backgrounds with open arms, and open hearts. We as a student body look to achieve to the highest level of education while keeping the students and facualty happy in a cooperative enviroment.

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

I would tell myself to relax and enjoy the journey a little more. College is not only about getting higher education, but it is about having fun while making relationships that will last a lifetime. People are truly amazing if you just give them a fighting chance.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Millikin University can basically be a home for anyone and everyone who has ever needed one. Everyone is welcome, and accepted for the person that they are.

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

Take a breath, listen to your own voice and speak to yourself in a fond manner about it. Don't be pressured by your family to...

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

Take a breath, listen to your own voice and speak to yourself in a fond manner about it. Don't be pressured by your family to attend a school you never wanted to attend. Be patient with them, they only are looking out for your best intrest. Don't feel discouraged about all of the financials because you will get through it. The friends you make, you grow with them each coming day, but you never left behind the ones at home. When you feel how hard it is to get through a day, keep smiling; but don't hold it in. Life isn’t about living along but living through, so perserve. You'll like whom you've become in the end.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Millikan University is the helpful staff and faculty. They are patient and understanding with my family's anxious state. The school is a small private school with about 2400 students; which is more one on one with the teachers and students. The campus is clean, the students are outgoing. The school is very cultured and diverse.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person that is used to a quiet, small town. A student that is willing to give their time and properly work through all the class assignments and tasks given without slacking off.

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

Jonathan, it is time to focus on what you want to do. Things have come easy to you but the real world is much harder. It is t...

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

Jonathan, it is time to focus on what you want to do. Things have come easy to you but the real world is much harder. It is time to start exerting more effort in everything that you do and you will find that you when you do exert the effort, there is much more joy when you complete the task. You have chosen a career that is most rewarding when you fully immerse yourself. Don't assume you have nothing to learn whether it is a meeting, a conference, or a presentation. Find one thing that you can take away from every experience. You will also be much more content when you finally develop your organizational skills. Being organized at the outset will save you so much over the long run. Take the time now to create a system. It is also acceptable in every situation to complete a task before the deadline. You might even find that you have time to proofread prior to submitting if you have it completed before the deadline. You have the ability to quite successful at your chosen profession, it will take a lot of effort but it pays off in the end. Enjoy!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

While Millikin is a very open and accepting campus of all people, cultures, and ethnicities, the town of Decatur itself, may be a drawback to some. Those people who are in anyway affected by the air that often times smells from the Soybean processing manufacturers, may not want to attend school here. Also, those that desire a large metropolitan town may not find what they are looking for here either.

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

I would advise myself to leave behind the high school isucrities that I had. There were many things that I was scared to do f...

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

I would advise myself to leave behind the high school isucrities that I had. There were many things that I was scared to do for different reaseans and they spoted me from getting involved on campus as much as I would have liked to. I feel as though I would have had a much more fulfilling college experience if I had took a break from studying more often and had some fun on the weekends. I would also tell myself to start thinking about what is imporant to me. When I came to college and I started to be around people in a higher learning atmosphere, I started to see the different things that people valued. It was easy for me to fall into the trap of over-vauling things. For example, my educations is very important but education should never be put before family. Money is important but it should not be the only factor in the career path I choose to follow. I feel as though going back in time would help me to assure myself that by the end of my college career, I will difinatly think, speak, and act differently.

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

The worst thing would be the amount of diversity that is promoted and the lack of actual diversity on campus

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

Our professores commucate fast and directly to students!

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

I would tell myself to now worry so much about college. It all works out and everything turns out okay.

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

I would tell myself to now worry so much about college. It all works out and everything turns out okay.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the size of the school. I come from a small town, so Millikin is not too big or too small.

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

I wish I would of known more about the school.

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

Be happy. There is a bigger world outside of high school. You are going to have the highest highs and the lowest lows. But ne...

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

Be happy. There is a bigger world outside of high school. You are going to have the highest highs and the lowest lows. But never give up. Believe in yourself and your dreams. People look up to you in more ways than you know. You are loved. You do matter. Smile, dance, sing, tell jokes, be you!

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

I find myself coming out of my shell more and more while I am at Millikin. My advisor and my voice teacher have given me so much that I can never repay them or thank them enough. I'm so proud of what I have done and what I still have yet to do and I'm always surprised at the things I have done and the people I impact.

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

Everything is not as black and white as it seems. It is ok that there are shades of gray. Remember all of those rules you had...

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

Everything is not as black and white as it seems. It is ok that there are shades of gray. Remember all of those rules you had that you figured would get you through life? Yeah, throw those out the window. Take risks. Don't be afriad to speak your mind. If they are truely your friends, they will accept you the way you are. It is fine to not know what the future holds. Take it one day at a time. Don't forget to have fun. This will be the time of your life. Believe me, it is so true this time, unlike when they told you that in high school. You are about to enter a once in a lifetime experience. Enjoy every minute of it. Don't regret anything. Do what feels right at the moment. Somehow, life has a way of working itself out in a way that makes you a better you.

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

You didn't need to know all the answers. It's ok to not know all the answers

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

Never think you are done learning things about the world, life, love, other people, or yourself. The world is how you view it...

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

Never think you are done learning things about the world, life, love, other people, or yourself. The world is how you view it and life is what you make of it, so do what makes you happy and never let anyone look down on you for your inner growth.

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

I wish I would have known just how much time playing a college sport would consumn from my overal life.

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

The lack of appreciation by the students to the faculty, staff, and facilities. The people who work at Millikin spend a lot of time trying to make Millikin a great university and I feel like a lot of students take that for granted.

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