Flagstaff, AZ
Northern Arizona University


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

Small class sizes, teachers who care, students who are individuals

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

Small class sizes, teachers who care, students who are individuals

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

Live on-campus your first year in a Freshman hall. It is so important for meeting people and feeling connected with your campus. If you work, try working on campus, they are usually much more understanding with student workloads and the time needed to study, not to mention it will connect you with the school more. If you are close to your family, go to school at least a few hours away, but not much further than that. STUDY ABROAD. Seriously important and life-changing. Even if you have to take out an extra loan, DO IT. Join intermural sports teams. Don't be afraid to live with people you don't know. Its one of the best ways to expand your cirlce of friends. If you meet someone who gushes about their school, consider going there, but make sure to ask what they love so much about it and what they are involved in. School is what you make it. You put in the effort to be a part of the community and enjoy, you will. If you sit by yourself in your dorm, you will hate it. Learn how to balance school, your social life and work.

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

The first piece of advice that I would give to prospective college students is to truly think about what kind of person they ...

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

The first piece of advice that I would give to prospective college students is to truly think about what kind of person they really are. This will allow students to think about the strengths and weaknesses of each school given their real personality, and not the kind of personality that they would like to have, which is how most people judge the kind of person that they are. The next piece of advice that I would give to students is to allow yourself to leave your comfort zone as soon as possible once you get to school, especially if you are living on campus. Meeting as many as people as you can at the beginning of your college career will make it much more enjoyable. The third piece of advice would be to go to all of your classes. It is much easier to study and succeed academically when you go to class. Going to class will also let you get as much as possible from your classes and you will retain a lot more information than if you simply study everything the night before a test.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend Northern Arizona University is someone who appreciates the outdoors and likes the snow. The person should also be willing to leave their comfort zone and try to meet as many as possible, as there are many different kinds of people that go to this school. People who like small classes and more personal relationships with their professors and fellow classmates would also do well in this school.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that it is genuinely trying to become a better school, both academically and in the kinds of students that it accepts to go to school. It is actively trying to better its business program, as well as its research and sciences.

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

It is important to select a college that you know you would be able balance your studies and social life. I think that many...

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

It is important to select a college that you know you would be able balance your studies and social life. I think that many people choose colleges based on just fun or just academics but that shouldn't be that case all the time. Taking a visit to your ideal college would be a really good idea because it would give you the opportunity to see exactly what your'e getting yourself into. Also look for a college that offeres your interests. If you like cold weather, you probably wouldn;t choose a college that is in Arizona. Your choices would be limited to places up north because that would work with your interest. A good idea is thinking of a few possible majors, and choosing an accredited school that fits your choices. In order to make the best of your college experience you should stay positive and remember not to let the "little things" get to you.

Kimberly
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is really beautiful. It reminds me of an east coast school in the west coast. It also has lovely trees that surrou...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is really beautiful. It reminds me of an east coast school in the west coast. It also has lovely trees that surround it.

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

My only advice is that when choosing a school, make sure it is where you belong. Don't make it a place that you are only going to because its prestigous, or because your friends are attending the same school. Make it a place that you can see yourself for the next four years. Make it a place where you feel instantly at home. If you don't love the college that you are attending, you are less likely to succeed. College is such a precious time, and the time you have in it, is limited. Don't waste an era of your life in a place that you don't find fitting.

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

I would consider the worst thing about my school the lack of food choices. I feel so bored with the food. Also, they dont seem very calorie friendly...

Lucas
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Hippies, liberal professors, H&R Managment college. Snow, snow and more snow..

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Hippies, liberal professors, H&R Managment college. Snow, snow and more snow..

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

Finding a college that is perfect for you is quite difficult. You need to understand what makes a modern college campus. Ask about the faculty, professors and students. What is the social life is like? If the student can't make good friends that share the interests they enjoy. Ask about the classes and colleges. You really need to go into college knowing what you want your major to do. Declaring a major before college is extremely essential to picking the right college. Cause certain universities are known for being better with certain disciplines.

What's unique about your campus?

Perfect beautiful mountain campus. Amazing new college developments. Really knowledgible teachers and resources.

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

Finding the right college might be different from person to person, but it is in these differences that futures are formed an...

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

Finding the right college might be different from person to person, but it is in these differences that futures are formed and lives created. One merely needs to look into themselves and ask what they want most out of the next four years of their lives and then concentrate on making that a reality. By the time you know this, you'll be able to pick a school related to your goals and ambitions. It is only through knowing yourself that you'll be able to know what you want out of life, and once that difficult question is deciphered, choosing a school becomes a piece of cake. Enjoying college life includes this time of self-searching, because it is here you are able to do what you fully appreciate without restriction. It is here you are able to fully experiment and understand what you want most out of life, so I encourage all to get out there, meet new people, and try new activities. Shed your high school shell and open up to the world around you, in order to fully embrace this new lifestyle, because once four years are up, you'll be wishing you had them back.

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

I wish I would have known the pleasant nature of the majority of students and professors, or else I would have been able to fully appreciate my freshman year much more than I had. Instead, I stressed at the differences in area and lifestyle from back home, so I didn't fully make myself open until it was too late. I also would have liked to have known the many clubs and extra-curricular activities provided, so I could have been involved earlier. Finally, I wish I would have known how cold it gets up here, which is saying something.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think people that shouldn't attend this school are those that go to college ONLY for the learning. I believe college is a place where you learn life lessons and find out about yourself, amidst the learning environment, which a city of Flagstaff beautifully provides. Not to say the education is bad here by any strech of the imagination, but rather that it has so much to offer away from the classroom, some may find themselves enraptured in distracting ways. If you're willing to balance social and scholastic lives, NAU is perfect. If not, I wouldn't attend.

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

i would have to say you really need to find out what you want to do after college first. after that is done that you can real...

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

i would have to say you really need to find out what you want to do after college first. after that is done that you can really take a look at what college have what you want dagree wise along with the surrounding at the school that most fit your needs.

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

College is what you make it. It's not about what school you get into or what you end up majoring in; it's what you learn abo...

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

College is what you make it. It's not about what school you get into or what you end up majoring in; it's what you learn about LIFE that's important. Parents: Don't make decisions for your children. Let them choose their schools. And once your children are away at college, let them be the ones to call you. Don't pester them. If they call you with complaints and problems, don't coddle them or solve the problems yourself. Encourage your child to be an adult and solve the problems on his or her own, and help them along the way. Students: There is no right college, and there is no right major. Visit all the schools that appeal to you, and go wherever feels "right" (after you get accepted, of course). Explore. Take classes that sound interesting, talk to people, and get involved. If there's something you want to do that your campus doesn't offer, do it anyway. Find other students who share your interests and start a club together. If you're unhappy with something, change it. College is what you make it, so make it what you want it to be.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who should attend this school is someone who is open-minded and hungry for knowledge. The ideal NAU student might not be eager to learn in the classroom, but he or she should be enthusiastic about taking advantage of the diverse liberal culture and learning about how other people live. This person should also have no fear in the classroom; he or she must know the best class discussions begin when someone has something outrageous or out of the ordinary to say. The ideal NAU student speaks his or her mind without fear.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about NAU is that the people here?students and staff alike?embrace diversity. People of a different race, ethnicity, social class, gender/sexual identity, and/or sexual orientation are welcomed with smiles and open arms. This is better than anything else I could say about my school because it affects everything else in a positive way. Diversity brings variety and excitement to class discussions, and it also exposes the campus to different points of view. The great range of diversity also brings a lot of student activism to the campus. The best thing about NAU is diversity.

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

The size of the school is what interested me. The classes are small and we get to have great discussions with the professors...

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

The size of the school is what interested me. The classes are small and we get to have great discussions with the professors.

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

I would tell them to look at the cost of the schools. Are they willing to compromise their finacial security for a college that might not give them the end result they wanted? It will be hard but I do not recommen exceding their capacity for a college that might not be the right one. With that in mind, I would suggest to get involved and meet new people. That is the way to make memories and have a blast while maturing and preparing for the future.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There have been two times when I called the financial aid office and they had told me something that my parents did not have to pay their college loan until I was done with school. Well, it turns out that was not true and we have to start paying it off after the last disbursement next semester. That was very upsetting and now I have to take out another loan to pay off my parents' loan since we were not expecting those payments.

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