Flagstaff, AZ
Northern Arizona University


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Chase
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Its a very good campus with a great press for students to do well.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Its a very good campus with a great press for students to do well.

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

Once you get on the road for college, never let up, the road will be long but it is worth it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone and everyone is able to attend this campus.

Elizabeth
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Snow and an amazing education program

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Snow and an amazing education program

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

At least narrow down your school choices by the enviornment you want to learn in, and than go based off from the potiential they can offer you. Money is always an issue sure, but their are a way around that.

What's unique about your campus?

The education program, its one of the best in the country.

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

This school is quiet, it's in a small community and the school is literally centered in the town. There is alot of interactio...

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

This school is quiet, it's in a small community and the school is literally centered in the town. There is alot of interaction between students and towns people and for the most part all of the students know eachother.

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

I think it is imperative and students visit a campus before they decide to attend. They should probably stay overnight as well in order to get more of a feel for the campus community and the students in that community. When picking a college its important to pick one where you feel comfortable in your surroundings, you think you might experience something you never had before, and one in which you will be academically challenged. Making the most of your college experience is simple; go into every class with an open mind, you may learn something or meet someone you never thought you would, and develop good time management, that way you will be able to get your work done in an efficient manner and still have a fun social life. Make sure to take in all your campus has to offer you, it will be the experience of a lifetime.

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

The worst thing about my school would have to be that there weren't enough sports and that there was a lack of diversity when i attended. I wanted to opportunity to be around people of a more diverse ethnic backgrounds and I wanted to view and maybe even participate in some sports that were not offered.

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

Visiting the colleges so you get a feel for the campus and what the students are like. It is important to find the right fit and you will know just by seeing the college in person.

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

The library isnt open 24 hours, it closes at midnight during the week and at 6 on the weekends.

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

The advice I would give parents, is to listen to your child when choosing the right school. After all, they are the one's go...

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

The advice I would give parents, is to listen to your child when choosing the right school. After all, they are the one's going to school (you can't relive your glory days through them). Give lists of affordable colleges if cost is an issue. And if your child chooses a school that is out of your price range, make a solid effert to look into all financial aid and scholarships to make that school choice a reality. But other than that, let them decide what college they think is best for them. As a student trying to find the right school for you, I recommend touring the college and imagine yourself living there. Does it fit? Do you see yourself living and studying there? I toured over 30 schools and I only felt that way about one school. And that school is where I have spent 3 almost 4 years now! Choose a school that feels like it could be an exciting challenge, but not too far out of your element of comfort. And when you get there, involve yourself with groups or activites that make you feel a part of your chosen campus!

What's unique about your campus?

The small classroom size really helps students to not be intimidated or scared out of asking questions or participating in classroom discussions.

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

Make sure you can deal with he snow and the altitude. The campus is small compared to the othe state schools but it is interactive and really diverse. You won't have a problem finding a niche to identify with. The professors are nice, kind, and caring as long as you make sure they know who you are; so get to know them. The cost is worth the beauty of both the campus, and the education. The people are generally nice, and the RA's are genuinely interested in creating community.

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

How hard it would be to be a Christian on campus.

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

Northern Arizona University is a great school for students who are open-minded (liberal) and who have a more relaxed attitude...

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

Northern Arizona University is a great school for students who are open-minded (liberal) and who have a more relaxed attitude, but are still goal-oriented.

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

Visting the campus of a perspective school is always a good idea, but there is only so much that you can learn from a school-run orientation program. I would recommend getting together with someone who actually goes to the school (not an orientation leader who has been instructed about what to say and what to show you). A regular student can give you a better idea about the ambiance of the campus. You really don't want to start at a college and realize that you don't fit in there. I got really lucky with the school that I attend, because it happened to reflect a lot of my personal views. But some people aren't so fortunate. Get a REAL feel for the schools that you're considering, and when you find the right one, you'll be much happier there.

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

More people! I came to this school from a completely different state. I made a few good friends right away, but I somtimes wish I had come to college with a friend or two from high school.

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

The biggest advice that I could give about picking the right college would be to pick the one you're happiest with. College c...

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

The biggest advice that I could give about picking the right college would be to pick the one you're happiest with. College can be the best time of your life but if you hate your campus, you'll never love it. Some people choose based on financial reasons, but really, you can always take out loans and pay them back after you get a job. Ultimate happiness during the years when you're growing the most should be important overall. The easiest way to make the most of college once you've picked one is to be outgoing. Don't be afraid to talk to other people, incoming freshman are in the same boat you are, in a strange place and unsure what to expect. It's a great time to bond.

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

Hardly an awful thing, the worst thing is the weather. I'm not a big fan of snow, or the cold.

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

This school has snow and a more diverse atmosphere.

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

This school has snow and a more diverse atmosphere.

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

When choosing a college or university to attend, I think it important to first choose a school in an area that you would feel the most comfortable in. For example if you hate thte heat, you propbably should not choose a school in Phoenix, Arizona. Then you would have to decide what areas of study you are interested in. You do not have to choose a major right away but you should have a pretty good idea of what you want to study. Making the most of your experience in college is to stay involved and not be afraid to try anything new. College is a new experience in itself and in order to make the best of it, you should always get involved and participate in school spirit activities. With this, you would meet all types of people while enhancing your diverse look on the world. You cannot lose focus on why you are in college so ofcourse school work should come before any other extra-curricular activities. If you follo those basic guidelines, your college experience should be very interesting and rewarding.

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

I wish I would have known the limits to the dorm sizes.

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

I would suggest considering every possibility and inquiring your child about what they are thinking about majoring in. This w...

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

I would suggest considering every possibility and inquiring your child about what they are thinking about majoring in. This will be able to help narrow down the choices. In addition, money is always a factor and if there is a good in state college then that should be looked at. There's an innumerable amount of scholarships that are not given out each year because not enough students apply for them. I suggest spending much time looking for any possible scholarships (academic and non-academic). Safety can be an issue, but more than likely not. If you're considering living in a dorm then you may want to get a safe or a trunk with a lock for your valuables. Most importantly, too many students underestimate the importance of daily attendance for classes. I strongly advise any freshmen to be punctual at least for there first semester and then decide whether or not it is important. Social experience is huge, so I consider getting involved in as much extra-curricular activities as you can. Clubs are huge and greek life is always a possibility. Have fun, but not too much fun!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who enjoys down to earth people and being outside. Someone who doesn't mind cold weather and enjoys snow. Anyone who likes to be around friendly people and living in a small town. Someone who likes smaller classes and getting to know people better would love NAU. The college seems less materialistic than bigger city colleges, if someone prefers that.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing is that kids leave often to go to the valley or back home on the weekends. It is pretty hard to find a decent off campus job since it is a small town. That's about it.

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