Marshall, MN
Southwest Minnesota State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Go with your gut feeling. Do not go where your significant other is going, it never works out if that is not the university/...

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

Go with your gut feeling. Do not go where your significant other is going, it never works out if that is not the university/college that you really want to attend. Ask a ton of questions -- they will get answered, but not if they do not get asked. Check out how much their tuition has been going up and compare them to other schools that you are planning to visit. As far as making the most out of it, I would say just get involved. Everybody in college is in a new place and looking for friends and places to fit in. Try new activities, join a group on campus and just get involved. Finally, do not wait to get good grades. Do your work and do it well. Professors notice the little extra effort students put in because it shows up better in the end. Do not wait until the lightbulb goes on when you're a junior and NOW you need a good gpa. It's hard to get up, so don't let it drop. Take college seriously, but still have fun.

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

I wish I would have listened more to the volleyball players before I signed with the team. I did not like playing here at all and I think if I would have listened to what the current players were saying about the program, I would have changed my mind.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

People go home on the weekends. There is really nothing to do in Marshall if you are not of age to go to the bar, so a lot of people just go home.

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

pick a place that has your major. then pick out things you would like about the campuses, or activites you plan on doing

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

pick a place that has your major. then pick out things you would like about the campuses, or activites you plan on doing

What's unique about your campus?

the atmosphere, it is very relaxed

Karalyn
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Interactive class learning, online learning, and academic success.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Interactive class learning, online learning, and academic success.

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

Find a school that feels comfortable to you. Look for schools where the instructors are readily available to help and are accessible. Make sure that you keep an open mind; even if the school is far away from home, the distance may help you grow as an individual and learn a lot about yourself as a person. If you're in need of financial aid, make sure you ask a lot of questions and feel 100% comfortable with the answers that you're given. College is a journey, enjoy the ride!

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

The small class sizes make it great to get hands on attention from the teachers. You are able to meet with them after or bef...

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

The small class sizes make it great to get hands on attention from the teachers. You are able to meet with them after or before class and they are very friendly. You get a lot of focused attention from the faculty . There are a lot of tutors/study groups if needed.

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

In order to choose the best college, you need to know what type of environment you want to spend the next four years in. Small or large school, east or west coast, academic or athletic. It all depends on your personality. The next four years of your life will change you the most. You will find out who you are as a person and what type of career you will pursue. It's a huge step to take and you really just need to have an open mind. Schoolwork is important, but it is also important to develop as a person. Study hard, meet new people, try new things, and have fun! I studied hard and got good grades, but if i could do it all over again I would have enjoyed myself more. I'm not saying to be a party animal, but you have the rest of your life to work. It is important to grow as a person. The friendships you make will last for life. All in all, just be true to yourself. It's a scary decision to make, but all it starts with one step. Trust your heart and enjoy the ride!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

This school is in a small town. If you are from a large city and are used to having a lot of entertainment around, this is probably not the best school for you. You have to make your own fun. You will meet a lot of good people and make close friends though.

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

Find a school that is sutiable for you an terms of living arrangements and academics. Look for smaller schools if you want to...

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

Find a school that is sutiable for you an terms of living arrangements and academics. Look for smaller schools if you want to get to know your collegues and professors. Choose a place that shares your strenghts whoatever they might be. Arts, sports, weather, or edcuation.

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

The surronding activities thoughout the town, including places to eat and fun things to do.

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

My job, and the school organiziations and friends.

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

Do not go to close to home, or to far away. ultimately, if you feel that a place would be a certain fit you should go. Stay i...

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

Do not go to close to home, or to far away. ultimately, if you feel that a place would be a certain fit you should go. Stay involved with those around you because they may end up being the best people you will ever meet. Parents, you need to just let your kid go, but help them whenever they need you. let them do wha they want because they have all of their life after college to work all day. While at college they need to get out and hang with friends, because if they dont they may start to loose interest in everything including their studies.

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

This school is the perfect size for me. It has all the qualities that I look forward to: smaller classes, wonderful professo...

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

This school is the perfect size for me. It has all the qualities that I look forward to: smaller classes, wonderful professors, friendly students, and understanding of other races/religions.

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

I would tell them to look for a strong sense of diversity and culture in students and faculty. Also, pick a college which has what you want to study and you think is right for you.

Jeron
Describe the students at your school.

Some people are great to work with, some are not,.

Describe the students at your school.

Some people are great to work with, some are not,.

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

The college experience is in the hands of each individual experience. The one thing that i learned early on is that if you want to get the most out of your college experience, you have to go out there and take it and not expect it to just happen. Doing this will give you the most for your education.

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

The biggest problem is that students who work hard are not rewarded with scholarships while those who get everything handed to them seem to get the most rewards. I received no money from the govt or school to attend and i beleive i am one of the best students on campus because i am involved in just about every organization while maintaining a high GPA and funding my school on my own.

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

Make sure you visit each school you are looking at. You should meet with the faculty and some other students to see if you wi...

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

Make sure you visit each school you are looking at. You should meet with the faculty and some other students to see if you will feel comfortable there. Decide what class size you are comfortable with. The class size have a huge influence on how much you learn. When you visit the right school, you will know it by how comfortable you feel there. It will most likely be one that makes you feel at home.

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

There aren't a lot of sports that are available in your free time.

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

The small classes and how easy it is to get one on one time with your professors.

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