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Northern Arizona University


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

The main things to consider are, first how much money the student or parent is willing to spend. If cheaper is the answer and the student doesnt mind, community college is the route to go. If not universities are really great. Also if the student does not like where he or she is living currently then maybe consider what type of climate they would prefer. Think about the size of the school desired, and the size of the classrooms. If the student wants a sorority/fraternity based school, research ones that provide that. Think about whether or not it matters to the student if the school is concerened about the environment, or has a lot of sports and or clubs to join. But, if the parent(s) dont have a strong heart, and cant handle their kids being far away, they should try to convince their student of staying closer to home, but keep in mind, your kid does not neccessarily want you around often. This is their chance to learn what it is like in the real world. It may be scary at first, but it is worth it to have a college education along with new friends.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the small size of the school and of the classes, which makes it a lot easier to get help from the teachers when you need it. They try to be available as much as they can, and get to know you on a one on one basis. I also really enjoy the weather because there is actually four seasons.

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

We are 7000 feet about sea level, very Green. We also have a dimmed lights to lesson light polution so you can see the starts...

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

We are 7000 feet about sea level, very Green. We also have a dimmed lights to lesson light polution so you can see the starts at night and astronomist at are school are able to do field work on campus.

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

My advice to parents first of all is to make sure your child chooses the school he or she wants to go to, since they are the ones going to the college, the decision should be theirs, but I'm not saying don't give them ideas, but make sure they choose. For students, look for a college that may have what your looking for in a major, but make sure the school has a variety of majors not just the one you want, because you never know if you find something else that is better than the major you intended to do. Also try a variety of classes to get the feel of different types of things. Sports is a great way to interact with others and enjoy your campus, intermurals are very fun. Most college students tend to think drinking is a great thing to do, but it is very harmful, I'm not telling you not to, but I'm not saying you should, there are plenty of other ways to have fun. Don't mess up your education because you got busted with alcohol. Make sure you get to know your professors, they help a lot.

What's unique about your campus?

The atmosphere is amazing, and the weather is very relaxing and there are many people here who are very kind.

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

The advice I would give to students about finding the right college would be to visit the college campus, and walk around it....

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

The advice I would give to students about finding the right college would be to visit the college campus, and walk around it. Find out about the method of transportation that most students use, discover how far it is from town, see if you would be comfortable living there. Then, talk to the professors in the department you're going to major in: see what they value in a student, and ask them what they think makes a good professor. A good professor should always make time to help their students, and should be friendly and willing to answer any questions. See what sort of jobs are common amongst the students as well, and find out how they balance that with their other obligations. To make the most of their college experience, a student should stay organized, stay ahead on their homework, and determine what their priorities are. A student should also explore the town their university is in/next to, and learn to become independent. That's the greatest lesson a student can receive from college.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Trying to get answers from the administration and different departments. It is difficult to get things accomplished because they send you running to different people when you really only need one person.

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

To scope out your potential college, get in touch with some of the students who already go there. You already have a certain ...

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

To scope out your potential college, get in touch with some of the students who already go there. You already have a certain personality and lifestyle, and your college should be able to offer an environment conducive to that, that celebrates that, even. Through your contact in that college, get to know the town a little bit. It helps so much to be able to live in a place you love, and to find work there if you need it, and to know what kind of transportation will work for you. Get connected as soon as you move in. Find a community, find clubs that you will add something to, that accept you. Find a good study spot, somewhere that you won't have distractions, and when you're there, you can focus on schoolwork or be creative. Don't be way too engrossed in your studies so that you ignore people, and don't get so caught up in socializing that you get nothing done, because then you'll be constantly stressed. Be a step ahead, try and organize even if you hate it, and manage your time so you can do fun stuff, too.

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

I wished I had known more about the study abroad program, because I probably would have planned ahead and been able to do it. I also wish I had known about jobs offered on campus; then I would have applied for them. If I knew more about the town of Flagstaff, I would have gotten involved much earlier in the community and things the city offers, like the art walk and dancing in the square.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing is probably the old buildings. Some of them seem to be falling apart. Parking is also really frustrating; there isn't much room and they keep eliminating parking lots. However, once I got used to biking everywhere things got much better.

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

It is the one school where I have felt a great sense of community. We all love coming here for the same reasons and we love ...

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

It is the one school where I have felt a great sense of community. We all love coming here for the same reasons and we love supporting the school anyway we can.

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

The importance in finding the right college is finding the right one that fits you personally. Yes it is a plus if they carry your major but the college you choose to attend should be an extension of you and what you hope to achieve in this world. It should be a campus that not only do you want to succeed in academically but have fun at also. Because college, while academics is a main part, should be be fun also. You should not be afraid to have a social life, but make sure it is not entirely booze and drugs. Choose a college that is close to things you like do socially like dancing, hiking, eating, or biking. College is whatever you plan to make it, so make it what you are positively.

What's unique about your campus?

The small class size and beautiful environment are probably what I love best about this school. The small class size is essential for better teacher student relationships, and the peaceful, beautiful environment allows for peace and rest of mind.

Timothy
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are eager to graduate and get to work.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are eager to graduate and get to work.

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

My advice would be to make sure the classes you are taking at junior colleges will transfer (if you are transferring any classes) the way you expect them to. Contact the university registrar to confirm their transfer eligibility. Visit the school , take tours, and interview with applicable department heads. Find out how your college compares to others in the field of study you are persuing. Tour the campus, the town, and the surrounding area to see if it's a place you want to spend for a few years. Look into housing and the cost of living. If you know anyone that is attending, or attended this school, talk with them about their experiences. In order to not waste your time at college, plan on working hard and do your homework ahead of time. When you are at your school of choice, get to know upper class students. Become familiar with the potential difficulties with classes you will have to take. This will help you to schedule classes so that you will not have too many hard classes during the same term. You should get student opinions about various professors, but still realize that they are only opinions.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend this school is someone who likes small towns and cooler temperatures.

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

NAU is a school that prepares students for a career without hurting their social lives.

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

NAU is a school that prepares students for a career without hurting their social lives.

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

I chose a college that was close to my house, had my major, and fit all of my needs. I found it important to stay close to friends and family, although your student, or you, may want to get away from home. Location is important to consider. I would also advise looking into schools that are known for having your major and teaching it well. Lastly, ensure that the housing situation and economic consientiousness fit your specific needs.

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

I talk about how I may have a lot of homework, but it all applies to my future career.

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

Find a place where you feel comfortable with the school's reputation, student body, and surrounding community. Job opportunit...

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

Find a place where you feel comfortable with the school's reputation, student body, and surrounding community. Job opportunities are important, but not as important as a fun and interesting school.

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

Finding the right college is incredibly important. When chosing a college, look into the programs the college offers, and what the school is strong in. Next, I think it's critical to look at the location of the college. You have to realize that you will be living in that city for four years. If you hate snow, NAU is not a good option for you. If you can't stand the heat, ASU wouldn't be a great choice. I think it's also important to look at the quality and environment of the classroom. What is the ratio between teacher and student? Are the professors flexible? I think it's important to visit the school, to get a feel for the environment of the college. Then you can check out what else it has to offer, including recreational centers, clubs, and study halls. Some students need to go where they can afford. I think you should look into the financial aide office of each school and see what they can offer. Each of these are important in choosing a school, which is one of the biggest decisions in your life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Liberals and students who enjoy small towns.

Veronica
Describe the students at your school.

They are helpful when it comes to studying.

Describe the students at your school.

They are helpful when it comes to studying.

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

Many people get along no matter who you are.

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

To let them be themselves. Sometimes when kids go off to college they tend to lose who they really are do to prssure of "the college life" Try to find a school that has the best interest in your career.

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