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

I wish I had known about scholarships before I came to North Park University. My senior year of high school, I didn't know anything about scholarships, so I didn't apply for any and I regret it now. When this semester of college began, my friend told me she is paying $1000 for a year?s tuition at North Park while I am paying $14,000. Because I would like to start a savings account I am applying for scholarships now. I only wish I had known about the vast resources available last year.

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I wish that I would have known that jobs were harder to get than the brochures made it sound. A scholarship I received for being financially needy took me out of the university's work-study program. I also would have liked to have known just how loud the girls' dorm was at night and how much drinking/drugs were on campus (There's a significant amount even though the school is a dry campus.).

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I wish I would have known more about financial aid. I'm always panicking and worrying about how I'm going to get tuition paid, and it gets worse every semester. It's been a major struggle for me the past couple of semesters, but I just keep telling myself it will be worth it when I have that degree in a few years.

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I wish I had known more about living in the city, or more specifically Chicago. I wish I had known more about the surrounding area of the campus and the life outside the classroom that accompanies going to North Park.

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The lack of involvement of University Ministries in Academia life; as well as the lack of academic prestige and academic focus by the students and faculty.

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I did a lot of reasure before i applied to North Park, there wasn't any suprizes when I moved here. It was, however, hard to adjust to the big city life.

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I wish I would have known how single minded this campus is and how unorganized and unhelpful the financial aid/ student services departments are.

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People are just as friendly as advertised, and professors really do care. Don't worry about whats going to happen before you get there.

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Anything. I didn't know anything before I came out here. It would have been nice to know something

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I wish I could have known what undergraduate programs have the most funding and are the strongest.

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