San Antonio, TX
Northwest Vista College


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Recent Reviews

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

What makes it unique is the blend of people and programs that the school has. It also has a beutiful tranquil setting so it i...

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

What makes it unique is the blend of people and programs that the school has. It also has a beutiful tranquil setting so it is easy to study between classes

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

Knowing what i know now I would tell myself to start with the basics. Right out of High school very few people truely know what they want to major in, however if you take too many classes that are specific to your major youwil loose many of the credits you have accumulated if you change your mind part way through

What kind of person should attend this school?

Because of the open atmosphere at northwest vista it is a great school for anybody to attend. I feel it is a great fit for highschool students who are just entering college as well as for adults who are chooseing to return to college

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

My school is extremely diverse not only in it education but the people who attend.

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

My school is extremely diverse not only in it education but the people who attend.

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

I would tell myself that no one is going to help you succeed in life other than yourself! In order for you to make it your heart and your mind must act as one! There will be many obstacles and there will be people who would love to see you fail. Do not let it discourage you! You can do this! Take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of people who should not attend school are the ones who do not take the value of eduaction seriously.

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

If it was possible for me to go back in time and tell my self what to excpect in college i would definetly give myself so mu...

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

If it was possible for me to go back in time and tell my self what to excpect in college i would definetly give myself so much advice. the first thing i would tell myself is that all your high school teachers are right when they say that college professors dont ever have pitty on you, beacuse that is exactly right college professors dont care if you woke up late, printer broke, computer broke, forgot, or even that your dog ate your homework. If anything i would go back and make sure that this advice stays in my head and that i dont forget it because its true. The other thing i would tell myself is that you really do need to study. Just beacuse you got away with not studying in high school does not mean its going to be the same in college you must at least 2 hours a night studying if you intend on being a successful college student. I am sure that if i knew all this before college i could have been more prepared for my transition into college.

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

i wish i had toured the school and knew where all my classes were located. I also wish i had known that it was going to be very difficult tofind parking.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being the best community college in my city.

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

First I would tell myself to get your act together. Then I would take him aside and make sure you stay in sports and that sm...

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

First I would tell myself to get your act together. Then I would take him aside and make sure you stay in sports and that smoking cigarettes are not good for you and quit. I would also tell him to stay living with mom and stay on her good side. I would take him to the local prison and show him all the people that went down the road he was going it would lead him behind bars with all those people and its not worth it. Then I would take him to the hospital and show him what he could become staying in school. I would also take him to intel and show him what else he could do that is how I would go back in time and tell myself to stay in school. Thank You Scott Ross

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

If you are good at something, stick with it. It may not be what you want right now, but in time your talent will take you far...

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

If you are good at something, stick with it. It may not be what you want right now, but in time your talent will take you far. I personally ran away from the one natural talent I had, pursued a career that seemed luxurious and glamorous on the outside, only to find that not only was it not me, but was something not quite guaranteed in the future like I thought it was. Five years after graduating high school, I have now come back to the one thing I ran away from- music; It's in my blood, I know it like the veins on the back of my palm, I could recite scales in a hearbeat as opposed to explain why the percentage of sales have dropped from the previous month, I hear music everywhere I go and can pick apart the different instrumentation of sections- stick with what you're good at. You just might regret one day in your elder years not pursuing your passion while you had the chance.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who likes to be extremely challanged. Vista is extremely easy and doesn't offer an environment that makes you want to strive to be more creative.

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

If I could go back in time & talk to myself as a senior in high school, knowing what I know now about college life, I would t...

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

If I could go back in time & talk to myself as a senior in high school, knowing what I know now about college life, I would tell myself to first apply for hundreds of scholarships so that you have a better chance at getting awarded at least one. I would also tell myself to do alot of research on several schools to make sure I am going to one that fits me comfortably or specializes in my particular field of study. I would also give myself advice about how much your GPA affects your college career. One of the most important things I would tell myself is to learn good study habits because they will play a vital role in making sure I pass my classes and learn the material. I would also tell myself to go to college right out of high school instead of waiting 10 years, because it makes the transition from high school to college that much harder. Finally I would not let anyone tell me I am too dumb to succeed in life because of my background or because of where I came from and not to give up till I reach my goals.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being unique in both it's architectual style and it's diverse group of teachers that come from all over the country with different backgrounds.

Describe the students at your school.

The students in my class are very motivated to achieve their goals in college.

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

I would first prove its mye by saying "there is a snake in the tree and the dog has to pee" so that way I knew it was me. I...

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

I would first prove its mye by saying "there is a snake in the tree and the dog has to pee" so that way I knew it was me. I would tell my self to not be led by money after I graduate highschool and not to live in the moment. Its sad to say High school will be the best years for some people and they will never go beyond that, but you Damian Brundige will not be one of those people . I would advise me to take a few math, spanish, and yoga classes ur first year of college. Dont be on such a one mind track,about how the"life plan" is suppose to work out. I would leave him with this last quote to reflect on while I faded away int the sunset, ?You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.? --Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and if I did not know who said that back then I would definitly punch my self in the face

What's unique about your campus?

The professors there are amazing, classes are so small ypu have one on one help. they are also willing to go the extra mile and show/help you . They dont give you the work ans say "read this , we will test on monday" they actually teach and guide to success!

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

the students that run the finincal aid, and busurs office are rude. When it comes to handeling large numbers of students they can not function properly and do not take the time to actually do the work. They pass the so called bucket to a actual person that works there. If they had more of an efficent staff this process would make student life better.

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

Stop being so dramatic. Yeah, Dad lost his job and you can't go to A&M, but you're not even giving community college a chance...

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

Stop being so dramatic. Yeah, Dad lost his job and you can't go to A&M, but you're not even giving community college a chance! You're going to miss your friends, but their absence only makes your little time with them more precious. You're going to get frustrated living at home, but you get to spend sweet time with our family, and since you're living with the rents you still get to watch American Idol with Mom come January 12 (can't wait). Please Brigette, just open your mind. I promise that the year will fly by, and you are going to learn so much more than you think you will. Northwest Vista has so much to offer, you just have to shed your bitterness and accept what's right in front of you. Your freshman year is going to turn out so much better than you think, so lose the attitude, put on your big girl pants, and get ready for an awesome year. Ya dig?

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you like excitement and want to get out there and see the world, Northwest Vista's not for you. But if you're looking for an awesome campus with pretty sweet professors, this college is actually really great. Don't do what I did, which is to be bitter about going to a community college. You'll get out of Northwest Vista what you put into it.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are just like I am. They don't love community college but they find it bearable, and if you look really closely they're actually totally normal people who are just kickin' it community college style. Surprisingly, several classmates turned out to be really great friends.

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

Their are many quotes, passages, even advice from other people that could be a suitable factor in the transition from high sc...

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

Their are many quotes, passages, even advice from other people that could be a suitable factor in the transition from high school to college. However, experience speaks louder than knowledge. If I could go back in time to advise myself of what I would endure in college; the only advice I would give myself is to have confidence. In life, you can do whatever the mind conceives if a person has confidence. College is filled with many unknown faces; different cultures--that probably one has never heard of. Courses could be deemed intimidating; people too. With confidence comes a sense that a person can tackle any challenge that comes there way. Fear is only an emotion. An emotion that disintegrates when confidence becomes the perscription. Along with confidence, learning is much more substantial. Nothing is ever too hard for a person to understand. Confidence will seep in the mind's conscience and tell it that a Chemistry course is not hard to comprehend at all. That experiencing new cultures, meeting new people is what confidence will do. Confidence; the only advice I would give myself to tackle any problems I encounter in college.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Dreamers always get laughed at. However, those who dream with the courage to take the steps of a tangible hope will always be dreamers with endless opportunities. The people that should attend this school are students who look at the current events of adversity and dream to improve the way of livlihood for the future. The only way is through education. The dreamers who know that education is the only weapon to prevail in the future are the students who should attend this school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Although I am a strong believer in education; that is not the case for many people--many whom are currently in college as well. College is dedication; learning from all different aspects; and to better the mentality of the student. Those who do not take education serious enough to make education their primary goal to achieve success should attend this school. Those who attend for a sole purpose other than education should not attend school.

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

I would first tell myself to keep applying for scholarships. I know it seems like playing a lotto, but it doesn't hurt to kee...

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

I would first tell myself to keep applying for scholarships. I know it seems like playing a lotto, but it doesn't hurt to keep trying. I was lucky that I had save some money over my high school years, but that money soon came to an end. I would also tell myself to focus more on knowing the information I am being taught and than just the grades. Grades can only take you so far; you want to be able to show that you are able to apply what you have learned. Once you are able to apply what you learned the grades will come. The last thing I would say to myself is to not be afraid to take chances, I would often limit myself which is not always bad, but I would have done better in school and in life in general if I did just that. Well thats what I would say, and I hope I would listen because I was a little stubborn at some times.

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

Honestly, I would have to say that the worst thing about this school is when comes time to register for your classes. You want to know ahead of time what classes you want to take. The advisors don't really help much in my opinion. You want to register as soon as it is available, but even wtih that in mind it is a problem. Our school surver gets really slow and it may even take hours for you to even get to the sign in page, because tere are so many students are trying to get on.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If your not willing to go to class and and do the work then I would say that this is not the school for you. This school gives many opportunities to do well in your classes. You just have to make that step into taking advantage of those opportunities. If you dont go to class even for a day, you may find that you have missed out on a lot of grade point opportunites because this school is really keen on participation points as well as the effort you put into the class work.

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