Keene, TX
Southwestern Adventist University


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

Going back in time, talking to myself, I would say: "Build a foundation for yourself. Nothing is more important than getting ...

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

Going back in time, talking to myself, I would say: "Build a foundation for yourself. Nothing is more important than getting into college. You will never have this chance again. You're able to mess up now, but don't take advantage of it. Work on your spiritual life and focus on what matters. Don't let others get you down they aren't going to be around forever. Respect yourself and others, Learn to focus and use your time wisely, but most of all reconize that you can do anything you set your mind to because it's all about motivation.

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

The food is limited. It's a Ovoo lacto diet.

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

Every student should expect hurdles in college and all should be prepared. If I were to go back in time I would have a plan p...

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

Every student should expect hurdles in college and all should be prepared. If I were to go back in time I would have a plan put into writing by my advisor and by records to make sure I can graduate in 4 years. I put too much faith into my advisor to have my best interest in mind. Everything that I expected was not at all what I thought it would turn out to be. Many events took place that caused me to take more classes than expected which in turn cost me more time and money. If I could do things different I would have looked into the school I went into a little bit deeper and made a four year plan. I would have scheduled my classes all the way to graduation day. If I would have done that I would not be as stressed to graduate. If I would have done that I would not have such a finicial burden and an overload of classes. If I were to give myself any kind of advise it would be not to assume that my advisor knows whats best and have a complete plan before making a big desistion.

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

I wished I would have known what I was truly getting myself into. They gave me a speech that sounded like sounthwestern was the best option for me at the time. I was a transfer student to Southwestern Adventist University and they failed to tell me that classes in my degree were offered on a two year rotation. My advisor lead me to believe that I was good to go for graduation in 2 years but 1 semester from graduation I find that I am short upper level credits which caused me to take an overlod of classes to finish.

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

This school due to inadequate advising has cost me more time and money than needed. For example, I submitted my schedule for the semester to my advisor and he approved it. But I had two classes that were over looked and these classes are on a two year rotation. And because they offer classes every two years they offer indepedent studies which is great but they charge more than just tuition for the classes. Had both my advisor and myself been on top of things I could have avoided taking online classes which would have saved me time and money.

Jessica
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for its nursing program. It has a very good nursing program that offers a bachelors in science in n...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for its nursing program. It has a very good nursing program that offers a bachelors in science in nursing. The school is also adventist, so it is a private school.

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

It seems that as a senior in high school you know everything, I know with great certainty that that is very wrong. I would tell myself that I needed to find a way to go to college full-time, instead of going part-time and working. I would tell myself to take advantage of all the opportunities offered and get involved in everything that I could because it really does pay off later down the road. I could tell myself to never ever play around with a single grade, no matter how small I thought it was, because every grade really does count in the long run especially after high school. Be a sponge and take in all that you can now, and don’t take anything for granted. Make good study habits in high school that last throughout college life. I would like to tell myself to have fun, go to your prom. I did not go to my prom, and that is one experience I would love to have back. Last but not least do not forget why you are pursuing your education, always remember your goals and don’t lose reach of them for anything or anyone.

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

I wish that I would have known that I would not get any financial funding.

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

Small christian school that focuses on religion and living by God's word.

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

Small christian school that focuses on religion and living by God's word.

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

As a 32 year old woman attending a university full of fresh high school graduates my first year of college has been an adjustment. I would love to go back in time and give myself some sound advice. The first advice would be on how to prepare myself for college. I would tell myself to learn how to study and create good study habits now while school still comes easy to you. I would then tell myself to not worry about that boy that you think is so special and to go to the college you want because if you stay here and attend the junior college it is way too easy to drop out. If he doesn’t want to wait on you or try a long distance relationship then he is really not worth it. Boys don’t always last but that degree will last a lifetime. I would tell myself that college is so much harder when you are older and have more responsibilities. I would also tell myself that not going away to college you are missing out on so many social opportunities and making those friends that last a lifetime.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any person that is religious based that enjoys friendly professors.

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

It’s bizarre to think that I’m not the same person I was just a couple of years ago. Yet, I am – the one and only me. Feeling...

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

It’s bizarre to think that I’m not the same person I was just a couple of years ago. Yet, I am – the one and only me. Feeling evermore wise, (100% likely deceptively) I have an abundance of things I would love to convey to myself. I imagine that once the conversation initiated, (once we got past the whole awkward meeting yourself thing…), it would proceed somewhat similarly to the following: Listen here, dear me, do not let anyone else try to rule what you really are; we both know your true ambitions, what wholeheartedly drives you each day. Pronounce those ideas, and let them be heard, escaping your mind. Lose any fear in branching out, and just do it – you could (and will) make new friends, of which some appear to be for the long haul. Furthermore, the camaraderie you manufacture will help you achieve nearby goals more easily in the educational world as well as on the floor at work. Let your musical taste flourish (embrace The Beatles – you’ll admire them soon enough!). Finally, in tangent with diversifying yourself and meeting new people, always remember the people who shaped you into who you are, today.

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

I'm tired of answering your questions.... Friendly .

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

I'm tired of answering your questions.... Friendly .

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

You don't know me , but I know you. I don't want you to utter a word. I want you to sit there and listen. Just for a moment and you'll never see me again. This year in high school you've grown more than all of your years of education combined. You know life hasn't always been kind to you. You've had to fight for everything you've ever had, yet you’ve made it this far and that is truly amazing. I dislike telling you this though, but your not done fighting; not by a long shoot. Pick up your shoulder off the floor. Stop pouting! Baby! I'm here to tell you that you'll make it. All those naysayers , all those people who excelled way before you've ever had dream of spreading your wings and flying away. Will fall to sides as you slowly climb up mountain of successes. It will take you time and you'll will struggle more than others will . Just keep on fight and trying and doing what you've always done best. Never give up and you will make it.

What's unique about your campus?

The food and the people.

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

Southwestern Adventist University is a Christian bases school training thousands of students around the world to better serve...

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

Southwestern Adventist University is a Christian bases school training thousands of students around the world to better serve their communities and reach this world for Jesus.

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

Southwestern Adventist University is the only higher education school that God told me specifically to go to. My advice is that you pray about where to go and go wherever God leads. That's the only way you will truly find the school that is right for you.

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

As you finish high school and look to your future, seriously consider where God wants you to be. Go there. Fear not. God is with you. College is not like high school. It's more structured, more fun, and much more rewarding. Leaving home is scary, but God is with you and will guide and protect you. You still have your family to support you from afar. The staff is friendly and helpful. God can work out your finances, trust Him. You will learn alot of new and exciting things. Look ahead and attempt to finish homework and long projects ahead of time. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Be open to learning new things. Work hard. Rest well. Stay close to God. Be faithful and honest in all you do. Pray over every relationship. Enjoy this time. Praise. Praise. Praise God in everything.You will save yourself alot of pain and suffering by taking this big step of going to college. Your life will never be the same. It will be better. You won't regret it.

Pedro
Describe the students at your school.

In a classroom where there are usually fifteen to twenty students, my classmates either really studious, slight "freeloaders"...

Describe the students at your school.

In a classroom where there are usually fifteen to twenty students, my classmates either really studious, slight "freeloaders", or terribly lazy.

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

To start out talking to the "past" me, I would say, "have fun while you are in highschool." The memories from high school seem to be the greatest memories. With that said, I do not mean have all the fun. There is a threshold in which I say "fun". Preparation for college is really lethal. Choosing a correct degree, studying for standardized tests, and practicing living as an independent individual are some of the foundations of starting college correctly. In summary, I would say, "have fun, but be aware that after highschool there is a huge step coming up.

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

Looking back at my days in highschool, I wish I could have been exposed to different fields of education possible. I am currently a pre-nursing student. Now that I am in college, I have seen varieties of fields. The field I am attracted now is ecology. If I would have been shown this type of science, I would have started preparing myself for what would come up in college. Without having a true directed field when entering college, there is really no need of going to college.

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

High School is not just a time for fun, excitement, and discovery; it is a time that you will never get back! Take this time ...

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

High School is not just a time for fun, excitement, and discovery; it is a time that you will never get back! Take this time to make long term and short term objectives and goals for your future. In order for these to flourish you need to keep your studies up and continuously talk with your counselors at school to ensure you are on the right track. Your Junior High School year will be very important because this is the time that you should be researching the colleges you are thinking about attending. Organization skills will be very important during this time as you will be scheduling college visits and meeting their admittance representatives. Once you have decided which college is lucky enough to have you, you need to keep in continuous contact with the admittance representative, as they are one of the people in your circle that will help guide you during the next few years. If this sounds like a plan to you then study, do research, plan, organize, and talk to as many people you can regarding your future. Please don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today, because then will be too late!

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

Not only does Southwestern Adventist University provide a learning environment where each student feels like they are more th...

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

Not only does Southwestern Adventist University provide a learning environment where each student feels like they are more than just a number but also a spiritual environment that enchances learning capabilities. Being at a university where you get personal time with each of your professors to better understand course materials was very essential in the decision I made. Never getting lost in the midst of all the craziness, Southwestern Adventist University has given me opportunities to better myself not only academically but also spiritually. An academical education is equally important to me as a spiritual education.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

In life, a lot of things tends to be frustrating especially when you're under the stress and pressure of meeting deadlines. As a college student, our eating habits tend to be on an emotional rollercoaster. The one thing that is frustrating at Southwestern is the hours of operation when it comes to the cafeteria. There are days and times when most students are so busy to finish their work and meet deadlines that they don't make it down to dinner. It would be rewarding to have a cafeteria that could cater to all the needs of most students.

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