West Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth University


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

I would travel farther away from home to really experience college life and challenge myself. Out of the state, or better yet...

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

I would travel farther away from home to really experience college life and challenge myself. Out of the state, or better yet, out of the country!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

how much it costs. too expensive

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

I would have told myself to challenge myself more in high school and take harder classes. I should have not taken the easy wa...

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

I would have told myself to challenge myself more in high school and take harder classes. I should have not taken the easy way out, and gone that extra mile, because college is always asking for that extra little bit to make you pop out and establish yourself as an individual. I would tell my high school self that I needed to learn the material on my own, and not always depend on my teacher. I wish my high school self could see my college self. I believe my high school self would be telling my college self to calm down and relax and that I can make it through this with hard work and devotion.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school is great for anyone that likes a medium to small campus only a mile away from the beach, as well as athletes looking to make a career in sports. . Many people who love to surf and swim come to our school. It's full of a rich history and a historical background. The school takes great measures in making sure we are "green" and keeping the campus beautiful.The school offers great career advice, and if you don't feel comfortable in your major, they will help you change it and find a place where you are happy.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The school sometimes has extremely tough tests that must be taken to stay in the program/major. It is extremely annoying when students find out these tests are being changed for the better or are being tossed out in a few years, but the students still must take them.

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

It's so close to the beach! There's some really great things to do outside of campus life around town.

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

It's so close to the beach! There's some really great things to do outside of campus life around town.

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

Right now it seems like everything is moving way too fast. With prom and finals, graduation and SATs, everything seems like a blur. And although all of this is very exciting, it's also very scary. I mean, this is the rest of your life here. You're jumping off the high school diving board and falling straight into the college world, a place full of more possibilities than you even knew existed. College is pure, undiluted life without curfews, sans parental rules, and practically void of supervision. And if you think high school life is a blur, you're in for a wild ride because from here on out things will only get crazier. But don't let it intimidate you! Don't let all the possibilities pass you by! Get involved; make friends; be crazy! And learn with every step you take, not just formulas, grammar, and philosophies of literature, but also learn about life; learn how to enjoy the moments of ecstasy with new friends, and most importantly learn to savor all of the possibilities in front of you. Be brave; go with courage to unexplored paths, and you will succeed.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

We have some really really dumb students. I find myself wondering why we let some people in here...

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

My little brother is actually a senior in high school this year and he has been searching for the right college. Our parents are in the middle of a divorce, so he feels a lot of pressure to make the right choice and be cost effective for my parents. I was sure to tell him that it is very nerve racking and stressful during the application process, but it becomes much easier later on. Also that he should pick whatever he thinks is best for him, because is not right to listen to what other people want all the time. A person should be happy in their decision and feel comfortable where they are. Finally I told him that it may be difficult at first, but you ease into the school after a little. Once you find a good friend group and become more comfortable, school can be like a second home, like it has become for me.

What's unique about your campus?

The small class size. Not overwhelming.

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

Advice I would give my younger self would be to have an open mind going into college, that no opportunity should be passed up...

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

Advice I would give my younger self would be to have an open mind going into college, that no opportunity should be passed up out of fear of failing or of the unknown. I would tell myself that the hardest things usually reap the greatest rewards, and also that priority will become a word used in everyday vocabulary. I would tell myself to stay smart, meet a lot of people, and stay connected to my teachers, oh and to always check my email, because that is where a lot of good information comes in. Most importatly I would tell myself to remain true to my own happiness, and what I want to do with my life, and that it is ok to change my mind in order to figure out what is best for my future. That change does not mean failure, but just better self discovery.

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

That it was a commuting college for a lot of students, and that not many people live on campus or stay on the weekends

Laurie
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates varied from some of my very closest friends to this day to friendly acquaintances.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates varied from some of my very closest friends to this day to friendly acquaintances.

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

I had no clue what I wanted to major in college, even while I was in college. I eventually chose psychology as a major and ended up going to graduate school for Educational Counseling. As a senior in high school I would have laughed in someone's face if they told me that I would one day have a Master degree. I was unmotivated during most of high school and only did enough to get by. If I could go back I would encourage myself to spend time researching schools and programs. I accepted that I would go to a Community College without a thought. Now I realize I did not even explore other options. I work as a high school guidance counselor currently and I tell the seniors that the most important thing they should be doing right now is researching schools and taking their SATs. I invite my students to meet with me one on one to go over their ideas. I often wish I could go back and reseach schools with myself. However, I may have picked something different to major in and I have been successul in the career I chose. I have no regrets.

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

I wish I had known more about the study abroad program. I was able to study in London, England at Regents College for a semester but I would have loved to study another semester in Australia. I would not been able to graduate on time if I had done another semester abroad.

Doug
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates seem earger to learn and enjoy themselves in and ou of the class room.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates seem earger to learn and enjoy themselves in and ou of the class room.

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

If someone were to ask me for advice on finding the right college to attend, my first piece of advice would be pick a school where you feel comfortable. There is no point in going to a school where you would have to feel like you would have to change to make it through. In addition to that I would also say choose a school that has a good program in your interested area of study. If the school you choose does not have a program for the course of study you want to persue than the chances of you being happy are slim to none. Bottom line, Choose the school that feels best to you

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I dont think there is anyone who would not enjoy going to Monmouth University

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

To Students: Make sure you choose the college that suits your personality, and get involved as much as possible on campus. T...

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

To Students: Make sure you choose the college that suits your personality, and get involved as much as possible on campus. This is expecially important even if you decide to commute. To Parents: Don't force your child to go to a school that you want he or she to go to. Make sure the school they choose is their own choice, but keep the financials in mind.

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

The cost of the tuition, because it is difficult to afford from my middle to lower-middle class position.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The cost of the tution is the most frustrating.

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

Pick a school based on your major, the size and the inital feel for it when you visit. College is what you make of it. If you choose to stay home and not make friends or be to shy and quiet your most likely not going to have fun. GET INVOLVED

What's unique about your campus?

It is not too big where no one know you and not too little that there is nothing to do. There are many places to go off campus. The class size is small so teachers know who you are.

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

I believe that above all, you should go with your heart. I applied to about four schools, and the one I chose in the end was ...

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

I believe that above all, you should go with your heart. I applied to about four schools, and the one I chose in the end was the most expensive, but upon going on a tour of the school, I felt that this is where I would feel the most comfotable. If you do not feel comfortable and do not see yourself being able to succeed in that environment, then eliminate that from your choice because you probably will not last long if you cannot picture yourself liking it there. Do not make your decision on family/significant others. To make the most out of your college experience, get involved. Participate in class and get to know your peers. These may be people you will have in your life for a long time. Also, academics come first, but become part of a club or social organization. Find people who have the same interests as you, and your college experience will completely be fulfilled. You will people you can never imagine your life without. Sooner or later, you will look back and wonder where all of the time went. So take advantage of your opportunities and do what's right for you.

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

During your first year, you are the last one's to pick classes so you mostly have early classes.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A motivated student who puts academics first, and enjoys learning in a close teacher-student environment. Classes are on a very personal and small level so be ready to participate if you want a good grade.

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