Westerville, OH


56 Ratings

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Otterbein University

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

I wish someone told me how much my GPA effected my future when it came to organization positions and jobs. Freshman year is a big transition. First semester, you are still trying to figure out how to live and socialize on campus, let alone keep a good GPA. I failed a class and it seriously hurt my grades. second semester I did much better, but it was too late. I couldn't be an RA, a peer mentor for classes, or even a peer mentor for N.E.S.T., the diversity group that helped me find my place at Otterbein. if I had know that have less than a 2.5 would have denied me positions I had worked hard to try and get, I would have tried hard my first semester. Also, there is a study class I feel should be required for all freshman their first semester.

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I knew alot about this school before I came here because my older sister attended Otterbein. But if I had to of known one thing, I would have like to known that Otterbein requires you to take many hours of Integrated Study classes. These classes are very time consuming and do not help towards my degree.

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That tuition was going to be raised and that I'm required to pay each time that happens. This year it happened to be an additional $6,000 on top of the $31,000 from last year.

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I would had told myself to be more focused more on school work and find more scholarships as well as managing my money better.

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I wish I would have known to get a smaller meal plan. After first semester I had so many extra swipes and cardinal dollars!

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I wish i had of learned sooner that there is a group of people there for me, i just had to wait it out and find them.

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How much of a fight being at this university was going to be. My situation is a touch different than most, however.

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I wish I had known how many lifetime friends I would make just from coming to a school like Otterbein.

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I wish that I had known that my program was going to be as hard as it is.

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There is nothing to do in Westerville.

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