Delaware, OH
Ohio Wesleyan University


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

To be honest, I felt I was pretty prepared for college. Most everything that I've encountered I sort of anticipated. I wasn't...

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

To be honest, I felt I was pretty prepared for college. Most everything that I've encountered I sort of anticipated. I wasn't one of those kids who had this wild perception of college, so I was pretty accurate in my assumptions. One thing I would tell myself back in High School is to have fun. Don't sit couped up in the computer room. Get out and do stuff because most of my 400 graduating classmates, I have not seen since I came to college. I would tell myself not to holdback and enjoy every last moment I have with them. Also, I'd bring back lottery numbers and advise myself on which girls secretly had crushes on me that year. Anyone who says they wouldn't do that is wasting the time machine.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

What kind of person shouldn't attend? Illiterates... you won't get far without the ability to read. Trust me. I know.

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

The events that go on. We have stand up comedy shows, live concerts and bondfires. On smaller scales we have things like dance parties, I'm in a Taekwondo club and a fun sport called Broomball, which is basically you wear street shoes in a hockey rink and you hit a puck with broom shaped paddles into the opponents goal. It sounds boarder line mentally challenged, but it's a ton of fun.

Aubrey
Describe the students at your school.

The vast majority of my classmates are intelligent, hard working, and driven to succeed, which can be tough to compete with, ...

Describe the students at your school.

The vast majority of my classmates are intelligent, hard working, and driven to succeed, which can be tough to compete with, but most of them are also really friendly, outgoing and just a lot of fun to be around.

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

The first thing I would tell myself would be not to worry so much, as a high school senior I was really stressed about coming to OWU, knowing it was closer to home than I would've liked and that the curriculum was going to be harder than that of the schools most of my friends were going to. I would tell myself that everything's going to work out fine, mom's not going to visit every weekend and the classes are hard but they're not going to kill you. Don't be scared of the professors, use them to your advantage. All of the professors that I've met at OWU really truly want you to succeed and genuinely love their jobs. All you have to do is ask them for help and they'll give you all you need and then some. They also have great contacts, most can get you anywhere on a research grant if you're willing to put in the time and effort, and it's definitely worth it. I would definitely say this school was a great choice and you're going to love it here.

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

I wish I had known how many opportunities were going to be presented to me here, the professors are amazing and especially in the zoology department there are so many opportunities to help them with their research or even start your own. It seems someone who used to go here or knows one of the professors is always looking for an intern, and I have friends that have gone to places like Australia and Costa Rica on research projects, the prossibilities here are literally endless.

Kaylea
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are eager to learn, well-rounded, and independent; they come from all over the world.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are eager to learn, well-rounded, and independent; they come from all over the world.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for its variety of fields of study. Also for the students who come from all over the world. Its also known for the students participation in community service and volunteerism.

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

I would tell myself to not get sucked into the pressures that are about to come my way. I would tell myself to always remember who I am and to keep my goals in check. I would recommend getting a job on campus to make some extra cash for going out to dinner with roommates or for going to a concert. I would tell myself to not be shy or afraid, just be myself and make friends. I would also tell myself to take classes that I would not normally choose to take, just to get the experience and expand my horizons. Lastly, I would tell myself to never be scared to talk to my professors when I needed guidance or had questions because they are only there to help and want me to succeed.

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

Ohio Wesleyan has very small class sizes and the professors really engage with their students. There is a very welcoming and...

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

Ohio Wesleyan has very small class sizes and the professors really engage with their students. There is a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere and the student body is very politically, socially, and culturally active and engaged with the community and world. The small size allows people to get to know each other very easily and the approachability of faculty and staff is exceptional.

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

I really and truly love college, yet I watch friends, very close friends who do not. There are a few commonalities I see amongst those who do not overly enjoy university life. From these experiences, I would confidently argue the two most important pieces of advice to be: keep an open mind and get involved. Try something new! This is your opportunity and you need to make the most of it. There will not be adults pushing you in certain directions, you are truly the creator of your own future and I urge you to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity. If you do this while keeping an open mind and trying new things, college will not only be an astoundingly educational few years, but it will be an absolute blast. You will quite possibly look back and know you made it best time in your life. I have often watched too many people shrink back into their shells and not sincerely give it a chance. Of course, it can be scary to put yourself into a brand new environment, but just remember that practically everyone else is showing up that first day not knowing anyone either.

What's unique about your campus?

The small class sizes really lead to an involved, tight-knit community. There is time and room for conversation and discussion between students and professors. When you are in class, you get to know the other students sitting next to you and you really get the opportunity to interact on levels that you would not get to at schools with large lecture halls.

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

To work extremely hard freshman year so that you are not trying to catch up the rest of the four years.

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

To work extremely hard freshman year so that you are not trying to catch up the rest of the four years.

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

That it is some what difficult to get off campus housing for upper classmen because it is primarily an on campus housing school.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

That there are no upperclassmen apartments, also the fact that many times students get shut out of classes needed for their major.

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

Ohio Wesleyan University has a lot of cultural diversity to offer. It is also a small liberal arts college, set in a small qu...

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

Ohio Wesleyan University has a lot of cultural diversity to offer. It is also a small liberal arts college, set in a small quiet town; this helps students to concentrate on their studies. The size of school allows for more teacher-Student interaction, since most classes are small. The college has a wonderful faculty, all dedicated to help their student succeed.

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

I would tell my past self, that college has a lot to offer and that you are in control as to how challenging you want your college years to be. It is not necessary that college is going to be harder than high school, but will definitely entail a lot of effort on your part to make a good transition into college life. The most challenging part for me during the transition was getting myself to spend sufficient time on classes. College has many opportunities; you cannot possibly go for all of them. I found that prioritizing my task helped me a lot to get what I wanted to accomplish without being in too many different areas at the same time. My last advice would be that, try to diversify yourself in college, both in studies and extracurricular activities.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Ohio Wesleyan is its small size, there are not too many distraction, and is set in lovely, cozy, small town. Also the faculty are extremely dedicated, and are always ready to help a student in need.

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

We have one of the best D3 men's soccer programs in the country.

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

We have one of the best D3 men's soccer programs in the country.

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

Not to worry, you won't screw up college like you did in high school. College will give you the freedom to follow your dreams.

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

Ohio Wesleyan is a diverse, academically enriching and challenging school that emphasizes commitment, tolerance and perserver...

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

Ohio Wesleyan is a diverse, academically enriching and challenging school that emphasizes commitment, tolerance and perserverance in everything that a student does.

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

The hardest part for me transitioning into college was the social life. I was fully aware of the academic vigor, but was not ready for the social challenges I was about to face. I would tell myself to always be true to myself, no matter what. There is so much pressure to drink alcohol and party, and I would want to go back in time and prepare myself for these pressures. I would tell myself to have a support system. people to talk to when I got frustrated and not keep it all bottled inside. I would tell myself to not let temptation get in the way of my future and my goals. And I would tell myself not to worry so much, that college is going to be a time of extraordinary growth, and that everything will turn out exactly how it is supposed to.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who wants to be academically challenged and wants to have a well rounded education. They should also expect to be involved in campus life, as well as keep up with their academics. A person must want to belong to a community, because that is exactly what OWU is.

Stephanie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Ohio Wesleyan has many different areas to chose from. I think it is probably best known for its science department. It also s...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Ohio Wesleyan has many different areas to chose from. I think it is probably best known for its science department. It also seems to have a specil emphasis of zoology.

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

Start early! If you wait too long to start the college search, it can cause unnecessary stress. Take time to go visit the schools, and if possible sit in at a class or two. If you can, stay overnight in a dorm to get a feel for what the school is really like. Make sure to find a school that really fits you and what you want to do. Try not to worry too much about going to a big-name school just for bragging rights, just go where you feel comfortable. Once you enroll in a school, I would suggest searching to see if there are any orientation or pre-orientation activities for incoming students. This makes it really easy to meet people and make friends. The most imortant advice, I think, is just to be yourself and do what feels right.

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

There's not a lot I dislike about Ohio Wesleyan. If I had to chose, however, I'd say its price. Ohio Wesleyan is great with providing financial aid, but that still means student loans that will need to be paid back later.

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

No single college is going to be the perfect college for you as a freshmen. The best way to find the "right" college for you ...

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

No single college is going to be the perfect college for you as a freshmen. The best way to find the "right" college for you is realize that you will change, and you will change your major at least once, no matter how steadfast you are going into college. Finding the right college will be easier when you take into account which college will be fitting if/when you do change majors, decide to live off-campus, decide to get involved and partake in more than just study groups, etc. As for making the most of your college experiences, it's always a great idea to keep and open-minded. Don't take yourself completely out of your comfort-zone, but at least push the limits. You'll be thankful you did in the long-run.

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

I often bragged about the great friends I made and the fun experiences I had with them. Also, in terms of academic bragging, Ohio Wesleyan professors are phenomenal. They are very involved in their area of study and are very passionate when teaching. Professors are always willing to help, and some even genuinely enjoy discussing matters with students outside of the classroom.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Ohio Wesleyan is extremely diverse and any outgoing, open-minded, and hard-working high school graduate would find Ohio Wesleyan stimulating. However, someone who is not willing to work hard for academic success and is not willing to give up a few weekends to study instead of party should not attend Ohio Wesleyan. Also, someone with financial concerns should not attend Ohio Wesleyan. Although they give a variety of scholarships, it is still very expensive even with half-tuition paid

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