Central, SC
Southern Wesleyan University


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

Parents should be involved in the college-choosing process, but should ultimately let the student decide which college is bet...

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

Parents should be involved in the college-choosing process, but should ultimately let the student decide which college is better for them. These students have been in school since they were five years old, with the exception of homeschooled students, and the parents have been out of school for 20+ years; the students know better which school will suit them. Rising freshmen should try to contact some Juniors/Seniors of the college, as well as professors, and get their first-hand experience. Examine all possible perspectives. Don't take the college at face value.

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

Information about each course beyond a simple paragraph in the course catalog would have been extremely helpful. Access to syllabi of the previous semester in any course would have helped me choose better which courses to take at different periods in my college career, as well as a rating of how "heavy" the course work load is supposed to be. If I had been able I would have taken a year off to audit several courses before choosing to take them, but I would have lost my scholarships if I had taken a break.

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

The worst part about Southern Wesleyan University is the inflexability of options in choosing which courses to take each semester. Because SWU only has a small number of professors, especially in the Religion Division, certain courses are only offered at certain times. Professors are very helpful and accomodating to seniors who are in danger of not graduating on time because of this, but as a freshman I was completely in the dark when trying to plan out my future college career. It was very difficult for me to even get any advance planning done at all.

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

When looking for a college, it is important to think of it as your new home. Where are you going to be nurtured, inspired, cu...

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

When looking for a college, it is important to think of it as your new home. Where are you going to be nurtured, inspired, cultivated, and appreciated for you efforts? It is also important to look at the emphasis the school places on your success. No matter how much money the school may give you, if they make you feel like you are going places, that is the school for you. Enjoy these years, they go by so fast! Make the most of your time by studying and proving to those who believe in you that you are something special.

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

I wish I had known that people were so friendly. It was not as scary as I thought it was going to be :)

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

The worst thing about my school is that it does not have a football team. Other than that, no complaints!

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

Close knit school with encouraging professors.

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

Close knit school with encouraging professors.

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

Biggest advice would be to talk to several students on campus to see what campus life is like. Listening to the tour guides give you details about campus life is not accurate b/c they get paid to tell you what the school wants you to hear. If you play a sport, talk to an athlete. Get at least 5 different opinions from people of all ethnic backgrounds and then decide if this type of campus life is for you.

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

First figure out want you want to get out of college and what you want to be able to do when you are done with college. Then...

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

First figure out want you want to get out of college and what you want to be able to do when you are done with college. Then begin looking at school that can meet those needs.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who has the desire to learn and grow both acedemicaly and spiritually.

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

Listen to the student's opinions. Don't just put them somewhere because of convience.

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

Listen to the student's opinions. Don't just put them somewhere because of convience.

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

Start looking for scholarships early. You need to be able to base your college decision on the atmosphere, not on how expensi...

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

Start looking for scholarships early. You need to be able to base your college decision on the atmosphere, not on how expensive it is. And if you find a college that you know is for you, but the cost is too high, ask around for help. Ask your bank, ask your financial aid advisor, ask the school you like... there is always a way to attain your goal if you work at it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I feel that almost anyone could fit in at this school. However, it might prove aggravating to attend such a Christian-based school for those of different religious backgrounds.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Some of the staff, especially the cafeteria and coaching staff do not accurately represent the school's Christian moral ethics. It is frusterating to have to deal with many of the higher-up cafeteria employees because they are often downright rude. Though I have not had to personally deal with any coaches, I have also heard that this is the case with them.

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

Our college is God focused and good if you want your son or daughter to have good people around for good influences. It's fun...

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

Our college is God focused and good if you want your son or daughter to have good people around for good influences. It's fun, and when theres nothing to do there's always the random trps to wal-mart. We make it fun.

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

because it's a small campus, there really isn't any privacy. every one is usually in someone elses busyness

What kind of person should not attend this school?

anyone who wants to. the school is libral ares focused, but we do have a good sized science division. and sports like soccer, baseball/ softball, and basket ball are big on campus.

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

At SWU, almost everyone knows who you are. But beyind that, they care about your academic, social and spiritual growth. Here...

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

At SWU, almost everyone knows who you are. But beyind that, they care about your academic, social and spiritual growth. Here, we aren't just a student body or faculty an staff, we're a community.

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

My advice to parents and students: Start early, have lots of options, and VISIT the campuses. One should really start looking at colleges the summer before the senior year high school. Make your campus visits in the fall, since that's when most colleges are busiest, and apply early. Most scholarship deadines are in February, and financial aid is awarded as early as March. As for finding the right school for you or your kid, my best advice is to look at aspects of schools like size, proximity to mom and dad, etc. And remember, there could be more than one school that's right for you. To make the most of your college experience- make college as different from high school as possible. If you stay close to home, LIVE ON CAMPUS!! So many students miss out on the college life after classes by commuting from home. To me, this a shame because they miss out on the experrience of living with people from all walks of life, and learning to adapt to that. Again, start the search early, keep your options open, and visit often. Once you get there, really commit. Get involved, stay on campus, and enjoy!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are looking for a cold, impersonal school with apathetic professors and thousands distant peers, then SWU is NOT for you. The classes are small, and faculty are willing to go above and beyond to help you succeed. The students are among some of the most kind and caring people you will ever meet.

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