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

I learned a lot about PCT before being accepted. The two things that I wish I had known about were housing opportunities and options and regarding the surrounding community. As a culinary major, I was disappointed that I did not have a stove or oven in my on campus apartment. I understand the reason behind it but wish there were exceptions for the Culinary Arts majors. The city of Williamsport is a complex one. The school is a gated one as the surrounding neighborhoods are not safe. Coming from a small town, this is a difficult concept to grasp.

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Were I able to go back in time to my senior year of high school, I would stress the importance of furthuring my education, and doing so in the near future rather than waiting 28 years. I would express how much more difficult going to college would be at age 48, with a husband and four children and a 30 hour a week job. To this I would add that getting an education early would afford me much better avenues in the job market rather than continuing on a path I chose that rarely led to promotions or better pay.

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I wish someone would have told me how important it was to get into on campus activities and campus life. I didn't start volunteering and joining clubs until my sophomore year and I feel like I have missed so much. It helps other people just as much as it adds to your resume!

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I wish that i would have known the guy to girl ratio.. not good for us guys. I wish i would have known the amount of rednecks and deisel trucks that roam around campus. and last but not least, I wish that i would have known that there is no place to eat after 9 o'clock.

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I wish i knew how poor the surrounding area was. it looks nice at first glance but after week one, the poverty becomes screamingly obvious. its quite a terrible area with shady police. Wish i knew how unsafe it feels at night before chosing this school.

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I wish I had at least looked at some other schools. I also wish that although it has improved recently, the girl to guy ratio.

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That I couldn't get advanced placement for my masters in social work because my degree is in human services, not social work.

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How nothing ever really goes and that the girl to guy ratio favors the female side of things.

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That there was so many Diesel Trucks flying around campus. No Women!

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that there is not that mean people that stay here on the weekends

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