Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University


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

I have learned so much by attending college. I have learned who my true friends are, how to write good research papers, and...

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

I have learned so much by attending college. I have learned who my true friends are, how to write good research papers, and how to apply what I have learned in the classroom to real life events and experiences. I feel that my experience in college will help me in my future dreams and goals, such as my career, my family, my religion, and my community. These few things mean alot to me, because I need all of them to excel in my life. I plan on taking what I have learned at Northern Kentucky University and applying every piece of information to my life in some way. Attending school is a great step, but it is not the only step that needs to be made, the next step is to take in as much knowledge as possible. I plan to spend my life helping others, and I feel that I have the knowledge to do so, because I have made the decision to absorb the information in college.

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

The worst thing about this school is the availability of parking and the cost of the parking permits keep increasing by a ton.

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

Thinking back to my senior year in high school I would have given myself some very useful advice. I would have told myself to...

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

Thinking back to my senior year in high school I would have given myself some very useful advice. I would have told myself to visit several college campuses and really explore my options. I would have told myself to apply for as many grants and scholarships as possible. But, most of all I would have told myself, as a high school senior, to go away to college and enjoy the experience. These are all things that I did not have the knowledge to do as a high school senior, but now as a single mom of three young children, this is the advice I wish I would have had.

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

I wish I would have know before coming to Northern Kentucky University that it would take several weeks for my financial aid to be awarded.

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

This is my first term at Northern Kentucky University so I have not had too many experiences to lable "the worst thing" about the University. If I had to choose one however, I would have to say that it would be the speed at which the financial aid office prepares your financial aid package is rather slow.

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

I f I were to go back in time and talk to myself about the college process I would tell myself to explore as many colleges as...

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

I f I were to go back in time and talk to myself about the college process I would tell myself to explore as many colleges as possible. By exploring multiple colleges I would expose myself to multiple offers for scholarships that would help to narrow my choices. In the process I would visit many of the colleges to see how people interact, meet people and professional staff. I would also suggest that if I had any doubts, staying home for the first two years of college is an option. I could attend the community college at a cheaper rate and get the experience of taking college courses. This option would provide for a smoother transition to a larger college or university and possibly better scholarship opportunities. Above all I would tell myself to move at a pace that allows me to excel at all times.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person shouldn't attend this school if they do not have the time to dedicate to studying, traveling for outside experiance or group work. This is also not the school of choice if a person expects smaller classrooms.

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

I wish I had known how many times I would need to meet with an advisor, the character of the professors and structure of classrooms. before coming to this school. Also I wish I had known the amount of outside travel needed to complete assignments.

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

I think what I would tell myself is just to be prepared for anything and whatever comes your way, and also to be as open as I...

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

I think what I would tell myself is just to be prepared for anything and whatever comes your way, and also to be as open as I can be and accepting as I can be. If you feel strongly about something and want to do it, don't be afraid to show who you really are. Do what you want to do with your life, and not what everyone else wants to do, because in the end you will come back to that thing you live. So just stick with what you want to do, and for your own good read, read, read, and be prepared to read some more. Don't worry about the mean people, because you will find that for every mean person there a hundred nice ones that you want to be your friend. Believe what you believe and think for yourself, because no one is going to do it for you and people will try to change you in a way that you don't want. You know that you are strong, so trust in yourself to be as strong like you know you are and you can overcome it all.

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

I think the worst thing about my school, at the moment, would just be the updating of new technology and not really explaining it well enough to faculty and staff that are supposed to use it. Many times I have gone into a class where we need to use new projectors to watch a movie or show a powerpoint, and they do not know how to work it if something goes wrong. Each classroom is set up different too, so that does not help if they only know how to use one kind of machine and have a different classroom.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I don't think a very close minded person should attend this school. Everyone is very open here and I don't think they would get along well with others. A person can believe whatever they want to, but if they cannot tolerate or understand others and what they believe or think they will not do very well here in my opinion.

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

I would tell myself that college isn't going to be as difficult as all the high school teachers say it is going to be. Don't...

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

I would tell myself that college isn't going to be as difficult as all the high school teachers say it is going to be. Don't stress yourself out about it and enjoy your senior year. I would also tell myself to try to keep a job throught senior year so that you are more financially stable in college.

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

Trying to find balance between work, school, and play. I take 17 hours this semester so it is hard for me to find time to work and make the money I need to pay for school and food, and also to spend time with my family and friends.

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

I wish I would have knowwn more about the cost of everything. That way I could have saved up more money for books, food, etc.

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

Northern Kentucky is a smaller university focused on community and academics.

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

Northern Kentucky is a smaller university focused on community and academics.

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

Of all the things I have learned in my varied experiences throughout the years. the most important piece of advice I could give would be to get involved. Whether it be with service organizations, intramural sports, or greek life, explore the campus and all it has to offer. Not only do you make great friends but it is a phenomenal source for networking that can be useful later in life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone can attend this school. It has a small town atmosphere with big city amenities nearby.

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

If i could go back in time as a high school senior and talk to myself i would advise myself to take more AP classes because i...

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

If i could go back in time as a high school senior and talk to myself i would advise myself to take more AP classes because it would be worth it to get some college credits out of the way while i can. I would also advise myself that even though you might have your mind set on one college, have as many back ups as you can because you never know what might happen. Also when apply for those schools also apply for scholarships and see which school is willing to pay for most of your school, because when it comes down to it most of your colleges choices are really good schools, it's just the matter of what's going to be cheaper for you!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Northern Kentucky is my classes! The classes are small and intimate and unlike some colleges, i'm able to interrupt teachers during lessons and ask questions. Also i have different varity of classes whether it be discussions, lectures, labs, or performances; i learn in several different ways.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most Frustrating thing about my school is that it's a commuter school. Being that it's a commuter school not that many students live on campus. As much as i like this school, its kind of hard to develop a social life because there's not that many campus events that go on and the campus events that do happen there's not that many participants because most students live off campus

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

I have learned a lesson about college life that I feel not many have had to learn as of yet. College is wonderful for self-di...

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

I have learned a lesson about college life that I feel not many have had to learn as of yet. College is wonderful for self-discovery and meeting new people, but one thing it is not ment for is distractions. It's too easy to become caught up in the wrong social network of people, making your priorities out of line. Due to some wrong choices my first year, I became a single mother and had to take a break and now I am working harder than ever to get myself and my life back on track. A good college doesn't only teach you the academic aspects, but also gives you the resources to obtain the necessary discpline for your chosen field. If I would've have know before that I would be where I am now, despite the fact my daughter is the best thing that has ever happened to me, I would've applied myself the first time, partied less, and taken advantage of the tools at my fingertips to teach myself discipline, I could've easily avoided the disaster I endured. In retrospect, everything I needed to succeed was there. It's time to reapply myself.

What's unique about your campus?

NKU is best suited for students who want to truly excel in their chosen course of study but learn best in a smaller environment. While the student body is rapidly growing in size, the professors and staff as a whole work very hard to ensure that each student is given a personal experience by providing us with the resources and tools we need as an individual, not as a demographic. The professors are great, the classroom sizes are small, and I am given a rigorous academic path that I have no doubt will prepare me for my future.

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

I feel I was inadequately prepared for exactly how different college life is compared to high school. In high school, an individual is given a fairly minimal amount of responsibility compared to the amount given to you in college. That's why I feel that so many students become overwhelmed at first, including myself. Had it not been for my advisor, my professors, and the wonderful health department, I may have not easily overcome such a hurdle.

Myeshia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The best thing that Northern Kentucky University is best known for low tuition. This school is a dream that came true. I love...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The best thing that Northern Kentucky University is best known for low tuition. This school is a dream that came true. I love the fact that Northern Kentucky has low tuition, diversity, and excellent academics. I come from a family who makes less than 15,000 a year. This school gives me an opportunity to have a good quality education. I also love the diversity here. I came from a diverse high school which made the transition easy. Last, I love the fact that Northern Kentucky University has teachers who care and want you to succeed.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself about college, I would do it in a heartbeat. I made the mistake of not having any money for college. I also made the mistake of not applying for any scholarships. I was accepted to Northern Kentucky University and at the last minute went to another university that was way out of my price range. I went to that school for a semester and came back to NKU. My advice for anybody is being well prepared. Make sure you have applied for any and every scholarship you can. Work hard last year in high school, so that your transition to college be easy. Don't try to join every organization that the college has to offer. Don't be embarrassed to go to a tutor for help. My last piece of advice is being smart. Make wise decisions and remember you are paying for an education don't waste your money.

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

It is really hard to think of something bad about this school. Northern Kentucky University is all that I wanted in a school. If I had to come up with something bad about this school, I would have to say that they could use a football team.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, the advice I would give myself knowing what I know now...

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, the advice I would give myself knowing what I know now would be to use time management wisely, pay attention to what the teachers say, and learn effective study habits. If I had realized how important time management was would have saved me alot of energy from sleepless nights and also improved my grades from having enough time to do them appropriately. Paying attention to my teachers would have helped alot because they were only there to help me and prepare me for what my college professors were going to expect from me, listening more closely would have eliminated alot of questions i had on the first day of classes. Lastly, learning effective study habits for myself would have been helpful, now i'm wasting time and putting my grades in jeopardy by trying to recognize which studying technques work best for me to help me be the student i can be and achieve to my fullest potential.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type of person that shouldn't attend this school are students who want to be really involved in campus, or want to have a lot of thing to do and the opportunity to meet new people. This campus is pretty small, with not many activities and majority of the students commute.

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

The worst thing is that there isn't much of a social life and majority of the campus commutes so you're not really able to meet that many new people and get the full effect of all the different backgrounds on campus.

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