Forest Grove, OR
Pacific University


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Michaela
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are hard working students who still find time to have fun.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are hard working students who still find time to have fun.

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

I would suggest visiting the campus you, or your child, are interested in attending school at, and if possible sitting in on a class within the subject that you, or your child are possibly interested in studying. Upon getting to school I would suggest branching out and finding a group on campus with similar interests to your own and building a group of friends from that. Try to get involved in things early.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who like large class sizes and big parties. Someone going for an engineering degree.

Trixy
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Optometry graduate program, and the Exercise Science undergraduate program.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Optometry graduate program, and the Exercise Science undergraduate program.

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

Students: Pick a college that you feel will help you to get the most enjoyable experience possible, but will help you in the future as well. For instance, my college is small enough where I get the attention I need should I need help with academics. And the size helps me to meet and greet a lot of unique people who I feel influences me in everyday life, and helps me to grow as a person. That is, as long as you are willing to put yourself out there to meet those people. The academic level here is helpful as well, and most of the graduates graduate knowing where they're going next. All those factors should play a part in you deciding where you want to attend college. Parents: Talk with your child about where they want to go and why because in the end, its your child's decision. Financial assistance is always helpful, but in the end you should measure it to the college's academic level and how they can help your child. And always have an open mind about your child's college experience, they're meeting new and different people everyday.

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

The size...everyone knows everyone else's business.

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

Look for a college that has the same core values that you yourself have. If you think it is important to have a close relatio...

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

Look for a college that has the same core values that you yourself have. If you think it is important to have a close relationship with those who are teaching you, then definately pick a small school, like Pacific University. Decide what you want to get out of going to college, not just what you want to major in, before you choose what university to attend. To save money, it is a good idea to complete all pre-reques. (or about the first 2 years of school) at a community college, and then go to a university to finish your bachelor's degree. Don't be discouraged by private school tuition. They may be "costly" but they also have a lot of money to give and are usually more than willing to give it in order for you to attend their institution. Most of all, have fun in college, it only lasts a short time and then you're "out in the real world", so to speak. So live it up, but do take your classes seriously, and you willl learn much about life and yourself.

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

Make sure you have time to study, and READ. You will be spending at least 3-4 hours a day reading.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A serious student who is willing to put forth the effort to study hard and ask for help/clarification when something doesn't click in their head. This is not the most athletic school, so definately students shouldn't attend Pacific if that's all they are interested it. But if you want small class size and individualized instruction from Professors who really know their stuff, this is the perfect place for you.

Kristen
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Health Professions Programs

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Health Professions Programs

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

Don't base your college choice on where your friends are going. you need to choose the college that is right for you, otherwise you're not going to be happy . There is a college out there for everyone, you just have to be willing to go find it.

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

The small class size and how the professors actually care about how you're doing in your classes.

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

It is small in comparison to lots of other schools in the area.

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

It is small in comparison to lots of other schools in the area.

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

When trying to find the right college or university it is very vital to find a place that will have the things you wish to have both academically and socially. It varies on person to person but the parents should be supportive of the students chocies and the students should weigh all of their options before selecting the perfect school.

What's unique about your campus?

How professors will be there for you and help you.

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

Don't stay close to home - travel across the country if need be - you'll become a better person because of it.

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

Don't stay close to home - travel across the country if need be - you'll become a better person because of it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

self-sufficent, driven, open-minded

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who wants to join a typical fraternity or wants to go to a college football game

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

Be sure that you have an open mind when looking for a place to spend the next 4 years. When I was looking, I wanted a place ...

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

Be sure that you have an open mind when looking for a place to spend the next 4 years. When I was looking, I wanted a place that was similar to my high school, which I immediately thought was probably a mistake, but I ended up going to that school anyway and having more opportunities than if I were to have gone to a state school or larger private school. Make sure you feel welcomed at the school you're looking at, and if it feels off, don't do it! It's your money, you shouldn't feel forced into doing something expensive that you're not going to benefit from! And it's okay to have a social life, school is important, but don't neglect yourself while slaving away over that 20 page research paper. Take a break, have some fun!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who is open minded with respect for a variety of backgrounds. Be prepared to hang out with only white people if you're not from Hawaii. Also, it is wise to have deep pockets or really empty ones so the government can pay for it.

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

Visit the college you plan on attending, stay the night there and try to meet new people right away. Don't think about home t...

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

Visit the college you plan on attending, stay the night there and try to meet new people right away. Don't think about home too much too early on, make friends and involve yourself on campus

What's unique about your campus?

The professors. They are all so amazing, they are open and friendly with the students. There are many time that I have been to the home of a professor to work on personal projects, even to baby sit one of their children. You will form a close bond with your professors here.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who hate those from Hawaii. There are so many students from Hawaii here, and they are a little racist against white people. People who want to live in a big city, Portland is about 45 minutes away, or 1.5 hours on public transportaion, but this is definately a small town. People who don't like rain or snow or being cold a lot of the time.

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

Try to figure out what exactly it is that you want to do after you graduate. Know exactly what kind of school that you want ...

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

Try to figure out what exactly it is that you want to do after you graduate. Know exactly what kind of school that you want to go to. A big public school in the city where you are pretty much just another student or a small private college out of the city where the staff and faculty know you by name. Look for a school that has many different things to offer, academically and socially. Look for a school that has many travel classes like Pacific University. I think by traveling, you can learn much more than inside of the classroom. You should also know about how challenging the school you choose is academically and be ready to meet those challenges. I suggest that a student should consider taking general education requirements at a community college where it is cheaper and then transferring to a 4-year college ready to focus on their major.

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

I wish that I would have known exactly what kind of career I wanted and exactly what I wanted to major in. I have completely changed my major from Environmental Studies to Computer Science so it will take me about 2 extra years to graduate instead of it just taking 4 years.

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

The small class sizes, 10 - 15 students per class. And how great all of the professors I've ever had are. How easily accessible the professors are. I've been over to a couple of my professors houses for classes and for get togethers. My advisor/professor has end of the year parties at his house for the students in his deparment. I brag about how challenging the school is and how much you learn from the challenge.

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

My school is the perfect size, that it makes it seem like you have a family and a home away from home.

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

My school is the perfect size, that it makes it seem like you have a family and a home away from home.

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

I would tell new parents to encourage their student to take up new hobbies and try new things. Also to tell their son or daughter no matter what they do how much they are proud of them and how much they love them. That really helps. To new students I would advise them to just go out and make new friends, even if it means just going to the person across the hall. Your peers wont judge you or hate you if you decide not to go out with them they will understand. Also don't be afraid to ask for help even if it is from another student. Also make an appointment during your teachers office hours if you have to. At times things will be overwhelming and hard and you will just want to quit, but don't just call a friend, your parents or someone you trust and talk about how you are feeling because it really helps. If you don't want to be alone find someone you feel comfortable around and just have a movie night or just do your homework together. Those are just a few thingsI would advise one to doing.

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

What I tell my friends when they ask me about my school is that it is the perfect size but it can be boring at times but what places aren't. Also the teachers here are wonderful at least the ones I have had thus far. They are great at making people aware of issues and encouraging students to make friends as well as recycle. The resident hall that i am living in is great because it uses recycled rainwater for the toilets and there are designated recycle containers all over campus. Also the people are very friendly.

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