Forest Grove, OR
Pacific University


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

Research any potential colleges as much as possible. Visit every prospective campus and visit it during times that school and...

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

Research any potential colleges as much as possible. Visit every prospective campus and visit it during times that school and classes are in session to get a sense of what campus life is really like. Talk to students and ask them about their time in college, how classes are, what the school has to offer, and how they feel about their future. Students need to figure out what exactly they want in a college and what they do not want. It would help a lot if the student made a "pro/con" list and checked how much a college or university offers on each side of that list. Parents need to trust their children's descion and if they end up not liking a college, they can always transfer. I would also advise students and parents to not worry about the cost of tuition if they really like a certain college because there is a lot of help (and money) available.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Pacific University is the amount of opportunities the school provides for the students. Not only academically, but career-oriented as well. I am planning on double majoring in Psychology and Social Work and through Pacific University I got a job an the Washington County Sheriff's office, which will help me tremendously for the future. Also, professors in particular fields are extremely knowledgable and know exactly how to accomadate students into their desired work field.

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

I wish I had known how horrible Winter is. I still would have chosen Pacific University but I would have prepared myself better for seasonal changes considering I am from Hawaii and know nothing about that.

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

Pacific University is friendly and accepting.

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

Pacific University is friendly and accepting.

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

Take your time and visit all your choices. Sometimes the right one is the one that is right in front of your nose and it is ok to transfer it is easier than you may think. Step out of your shell and be yourself, do the unexpected and enjoy every minute of it!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone should attend this school

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

The size of the classes, most schools i looked at have a minimum of thirty students if you were lucky, but here at Pacific, t...

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

The size of the classes, most schools i looked at have a minimum of thirty students if you were lucky, but here at Pacific, thirty is a maximum for most students, and most of my classes average ten people, and i love the interaction you receive from your teaches.

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

I would give parents and students the advice that they need to look at the schools which the students are most comfortable at, for instance if the student likes big schools, look at big schools, because i have heard a ton of people complain about the school becasue it is too small for their liking. Also go to the school that provides the best opportunity based on your career goals.

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

Make sure that the school you choose has a variety of topics to study, even if you think you know what you want to do. That way, if you change your mind, you have lots of other options.

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

It is very small and cliquey. Most people resort to drinking on weekends because we are in a small town with not much else to do.

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

A campus that is sometimes small, but with a passion for knoweldge and sincere relationships which is anything but tiny.

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

A campus that is sometimes small, but with a passion for knoweldge and sincere relationships which is anything but tiny.

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

The faculty here are so invested in their students' success and learning. I've not had a bad professor yet, meaning that each professor I've had has engaged me in interesting theory, complex problems in life, and all of them have been very personal and sincere while doing so. I love the faculty at Pacific University.

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

Consider every aspect of the schools you wish to go to before decide "This is the one for me!" For instance, consider the size of the school and what that definitely entails. For instance, if you like large classes, an active fraternity/sorrority life, and a large campus, make sure you understand what effect that might have on your learning capacity. Remember, the point of going to college is to learn and receive a degree you can be proud of, not just party and take a break from life for a little while. Also, take into consideration how far a school is from your home, and whether you are comfortable with the distance or not, and definitely speak about this with your parents! You might like to go to the other side of the country, but when the time comes to go back home, will your parents be willing to pay for the airline tickets every time? Also, try to find a school which matches your top three academic interests, so that whether you change your major or not you'll have room to grow and decide.

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

We have a lot of Hawaii students and because the campus is not that big almost all the students know each other and really wi...

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

We have a lot of Hawaii students and because the campus is not that big almost all the students know each other and really willing to help out fellow clasmates...Everyone is really friendly

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

Parents don't force your child to attend a school that you want them to go to let them decide because even though you are paying for their education , they are the ones who are attending. If they don't like the school then the cances of them doing well are not likely. Another thing is try going to college knowing a general area of what you want to take up because instead of wasting your years not knowing adn deciding later and fiding out that your courses you took don't fall into your major... you can always change your mind later. Also make new friends because the friends you make in college will be your life time friends. And lastly Parents it is college you know what it is like to get away from home and have freedom for the first time, don't be to hard on your children because after your freshman year you realize how important it is to do well in school. =) College is one of the best times of our lives so make memories.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who isn't willing to work hard

Ian
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is best know for it's education standards and the professionals schools here on campus such as the optometry and other hea...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is best know for it's education standards and the professionals schools here on campus such as the optometry and other health professions. Another promient feature is out Education School. The undergrad program of Excersize Science is popular too.

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

So far being a college student has opened up alot of opportunites as well as stuffed difficulties in my face. I would recommend strongly to both the future college student and their parents to look closely at each of the chosen schools. Don't be afraid to send out for multiple brochures and info flyers about the respective schools you are eying. When you narrow down your schools visit them. Learn about the programs they offer, different clubs and organizations, and even sports. Ask lots of questions about the life on and off campus. And be sure to ask about the work load of school work. When searching for schools do it soon, possibly your junior year of HS! You don't want to feel rushed in this important step, so take your time and choose wisely. Once in college do your work on time and prepare for your tests and classes ahead of time. Soing this will insure you to relax when it is "crunch time." And go and experience as much as you can. Go out with friends, visit new places, meet new friends, and again enjoy all of it because it only happens once.

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

There is some favoritism towards the Hawiian Students on campus from some of the facutly and Staff, but every one in the student body seem s to get along well.

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

Pacific University is a college that puts each student?s education first by employing helpful, supportive faculty and creatin...

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

Pacific University is a college that puts each student?s education first by employing helpful, supportive faculty and creating a peaceful environment that is conducive for learning.

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

First, I would suggest that a student chooses a college that is close to home, so that he or she can stay at home and save thousands in housing expenses that will likely have to be paid back in student loans. If this option is not available, then I would suggest finding someplace to live that is off campus but is reasonably priced. It seems that there are fewer distractions when you live off campus and more time to focus on your education. Next, make sure you talk to junior and senior students at the college you are interested in and see what their opinion is of the college and why. One way you can do this is by talking to students in the small cafes often located throughout the campus. This will require boldness on your part but the students? feedback that will help you decide if that college is a good fit for you. Finally, do not be ashamed to ask for help from the various services available. For example, when you are having difficulty with a particular subject, avail yourself of the tutoring services offered. Good planning, communication and humility will make your college career a success.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A student who is concerned with helping those less fortunate in their community through their career, especially by means of the various health professions offered at Pacific University. Also, a student who is self-motivated and well organized is important because the health profession programs demand a great deal of time for classes, homework and group projects.

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

Exit 57. The begining to the Pacific experence. You pass through fields of nothing and begin to wonder if you took the right...

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

Exit 57. The begining to the Pacific experence. You pass through fields of nothing and begin to wonder if you took the right cut off. Then you see it. "Welcome to Forest Grove Home of Pacific University." Yes, youre in a small town, but thats it. Youre in a place where you choose what you want and control your own destiny. Pacific University is small, local and the place you want to be to experience new things, meet new people, emmerse yourself in different cultures and make a mark on your own legacy.

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

I advise taking finacial aide, campus life and culture into consideration. Financial aide is something that everyone takes into consideration, but always think about the amount of time that you might be staying there and all of the things you might possibly be getting into (ie. campus life, friends, greek life etc.) Campus life is more important than youd think. Are you one to stay inside or outside? Do you want to be around people or not? You think you know, but remember: this is college. Give yourself a chance to change and grow. Surround yourself around the things you want to possibly become and possibly be involved with. Culture is something that sometimes people miss. Do you want to expereince other cultures or stay true to your own? Will you be able to handle stepping out of what you know and into a world of change? Basically, take into consideration what youre comfortable with, what you want to experience and what you hope to be... and at the same time, dont cut yourself short or spread yourself thin. Keep in mind how much your education means to you as well as how you dont want to be in debt.

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

Money, the root of all evil and the root of my problem. Everyone needs it and Pacific seems to ask for more and more of it. What is more important to this univeristy: Putting in two new water fountains that no one will ever drink out of, or offering more for their students or even a better idea, more financial aide! Faculty, although there are some exceptions to the rule, some of the faculty members here are not fit for teaching. They may be the experts of their area, but if the experts cant teach, why pay them?

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

the small classroom size and the attention given by professors. they want you to succeed.

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

The only advice I would give to parents and/or students is to find the right college that will give you what you want academically. As an athlete, I've seen friends tear ACL's and blow out their backs only to find that they weighted their entire collegiate existence on sports. While sports do and can enrich a college education, the first and foremost importance is and always should be academics. Pick the school that will validate your academic interests and the rest is sure to follow.

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