Salem, MA
Salem State University


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

I would advise students to visit the colleges they think they may be interested in and to take extensive tours of the campus ...

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

I would advise students to visit the colleges they think they may be interested in and to take extensive tours of the campus before applying. It's very important to see what the campus of your future school is like and how it is set up because some students prefer a smaller closed campus and others would prefer a larger open campus. It's also very important for them to make sure that the college they are interested in can provide them with some financial aid because I know that paying for college can be a burden for many families. You should also look into the extracurricular activities at your school, and stay well connected with what's going on on campus. Take advantage of the resources that your school can provide for you; advisors and teachers are there to help you and believe it or not they actually want to help! Also, make sure that you spend enough time studying and get your work done ahead of time because it really is much easier rather than trying to cram all of your studying in the night before a test.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't want to try hard in class and pay attention because the class sizes are very small so it's easy to be caught not paying attention. Also, the classes are based mostly on work you do outside of class for class discussions so if you don't want to do the outside work you may feel lost during a discussion.

sara
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

it's best known for being a suitcase campus; it's practicully empty on weekends. it's also well known for location being in s...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

it's best known for being a suitcase campus; it's practicully empty on weekends. it's also well known for location being in salem which is the witch capital of the country.

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

find the college that best fits with your major and that also fits with your needs as far as social and where you'd love to be for the time you're here. don't pick a place that's going to make you miserable. don't go someplace because your parents want you there; go someplace for you.

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

i would have liked to know the size of my major before coming and the difficulty of getting into classes in specific areas.

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

Attend school away from home. The experiences, and the people you meet makes it all worth it.

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

Attend school away from home. The experiences, and the people you meet makes it all worth it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If looking for a school in a small town...this is a good choice.

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

Salem State is a great school for what they charge; as it is a State School there are some things that are a bit lacking, but...

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

Salem State is a great school for what they charge; as it is a State School there are some things that are a bit lacking, but overall it's a great place to start an education.

Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates are nice people who will talk to anyone in their class despite race, heritage, or beliefs. There's generally a connection in every class at the beginning because most of the students are pretty laid back.

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

Finding the right college is a difficult process, but a vital one. Visiting the schools helps, but students may not always communicate how they really feel towards their school. I would recommend going online to third party survey sites as a way to see how students feel. You may also find some information at social network websites such as facebook and myspace. Of course, you will never really know whether the school is a perfect fit until you actually attend it. Talking to fellow students will help, but college is about individuality and exploring yourself and what you like to study. College is great grounds for experimenting and exploring safely. Realistically, every professor may not be an extrovert that is willing to pull an unsure student under his or her wing, but every department will have at least a couple; it is a simple matter of a little research and a little luck. The other large piece of advice that I can provide from my experiences is not to let problems and assignments sit until the last minute. If a roomate is upsetting you, do something about. If an assignment is due, get it done sooner then later.

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

I would advise high school students to start looking at colleges with their parents during their junior year in high school. ...

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

I would advise high school students to start looking at colleges with their parents during their junior year in high school. If students know what they want to major in, I would suggest that they choose their schools based on if they have the best programs for what they want to study. For example, if a high school student knows that he or she wants to be a teacher, I would recommend visiting schools like Wheelock, Salem State, and Lesley. For someone who wants to study Communications, I would advise him/her to look into attending Emerson College. Prospective college students should also base their decision on the size and environment of the schools that they may attend. In order to have a positive college experience, I believe that it is important to feel comfortable on campus. Another major aspect to consider is whether or not the schools that a student may attend offers a variety of extra-curricular activities. If a student has plenty of opportunities to be actively involved in the college community outside of the classroom, then his/her college experience will be fulfilling.

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

There is not enough parking. Some of the buildings need to be renovated and it is difficult to graduate in four years. Academic advising needs improvement.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The fact that not many students graduate within four years.

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

I chose my school based almost entirely on it's nursing program. The major here is very well-respected and the graduates from...

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

I chose my school based almost entirely on it's nursing program. The major here is very well-respected and the graduates from it go on to amazing nursing jobs in the Boston area and all over the country. I chose Salem State because it was one of the most affordable and well -respected programs in this area of the country.

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

The most important thing you can remember to do is not to settle for less than what you expected. College is a huge part of who you'll be in the future, and you pay a lot of money and work very hard to be there. If you're not enjoying yourself, don't feel 100% satisfied with your education or feel like something is missing, do something about it. Try new things, go new places. You'll be surprised how many resources there are at your school for activities on campus and off that you may enjoy. Where you go to school, ideally, is where you'll spend the next 4 years of your life. But if you're unhappy, you should never be afraid to transfer. Most schools are helpful with this process, because your happiness is what is truly most important. Don't be afraid to ask a million questions, command thorough communication from your schools financial and academic resources, and try as many new things as you can pack into your life. When you can look around your college, take it all in, and smile...you know you've chosen the right place to be.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Salem State is that it is a completely middle of the road school. It's competitive, but not overwhelming, big, but not too big, close to Boston but not right in the middle of a big city, and culturally diverse. For such a large conglomeration of people from all over, there is a real sense of community, because everyone finds something that reminds them of home.

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

In my advice, I found that visiting as many schools as possible was great, but when it came time to send out applications, na...

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

In my advice, I found that visiting as many schools as possible was great, but when it came time to send out applications, narrow down your choices before hand, that way, the decision after acceptance letters aren't as difficult to decide between. Ask as many questions as possible on tours. Even one of the most common questions, "How big are the dorms?" Find out as much information as possible, don't be scared, and enjoy the process.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any kind, there really is no target group of people. Good school for all.

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

The hours that I go to class, the teachers are good.

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

the teachers really care about the students. they want you to learn.

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

the teachers really care about the students. they want you to learn.

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

I would tell them to do your best in high school so they have many college choices. In choosing a college apply to a variety, including distance, size, location, and type of school. Also dont think of it as a choice you will have to live with. you can always change schools they are making it easier ever year. good luck!

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