Weatherford, OK
Southwestern Oklahoma State University


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

College has tought me that I must build a foundation for my education. As a Pre-Pharmacy major I have jumped head strong into...

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

College has tought me that I must build a foundation for my education. As a Pre-Pharmacy major I have jumped head strong into chemistry club to help prepare myself for Pharmacy school. I have also become involved with several clubs to further expreess myself as an indivual. By joining these clubs I have been able to acclimate to the new lifestyle while building success for my future at the same time. College has been a life changing experiance. Some aspects have changed for the better, others for the worse. Overall, I am proud that I have gotten this far in my education. I understand that I must prepare myself for Pharmacy School, and more importantly I have found who I am.

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

I did not believe that transitioning from high school to college would be as easy as it has been. I expected my mom to cry wh...

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

I did not believe that transitioning from high school to college would be as easy as it has been. I expected my mom to cry when they dropped me off. It doesn't always happen like that. I also expected to get a lot more homesick than I have. Sure, I go home most weekends but it's not lonely like I believed. If you don't like the first roommate, don't sweat it. A great one will roll around someday. Understand that the work is difficult. Don't kid yourself into believing it's going to be a breeze. Study hard, young lady. Get to know at least one person really well in each of your classes. They will be able to help you learn all of the material and you'll make quite a few new friends. Go to the events. Do not think that you're going to be a loner for the 4-6 years that you are in college. You will be sad and regret doing that. Love your campus. You are going to be spending a lot of time on it. Enjoy it all. You'll never get another opportunity like it.

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

The worst thing I would have to say about universities in general is the fact that it is so expensive. I am only a college freshman and I have accumulated enough debt to keep me working well past however long I had originally planned on retiring. I believe these prices pressure students into obtaining a degree that is unreachable for their education level. For example an education major may have to change to something higher on the occupation chain just because of tuition cost. I don't much care for that.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I, again, believe that finances are what keep me worried and frustrated. It is very difficult to find a job in a small town and the cost and time consuming college hinders one from obtaining an occupation and a full bank account. It's all just so expensive.

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

This individual would first and foremost put much more effort in my academics as well as participate in more programs in the ...

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

This individual would first and foremost put much more effort in my academics as well as participate in more programs in the high school. As a senior, I chose only to work when I wanted to and although I earned my high school diploma, I failed to achieve the levels that I had the potential to. I would also plan for college, financially as well as academically. My desire after school was simply to find a job and earn money which I would then spend. As a result, I was unprepared for life and rather than having goals for myself, I chose to live life moment by moment. I would value friendships, both students and educators and make sure those relationships continued past my high school years. I would seek the advice of my parents and mentors rather than choosing to do as I pleased. I believe that I would choose a more realistic path that would benefit me in the future as a citizen and as a parent.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about the school I attended as an undergraduate were small class sizes and a small campus. Professors were readily accessible and it was easy to get any help I needed in my work. As a graduate student , online classes have given a great advantage in that I can work late or early, my professors are available and I am able to benefit by interacting with students from many backgrounds in many places.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My undergraduate school was best known for small class sizes, accessability and great programs in education and pharmacy. My graduate school is known for easy accessability, smaller classes and team work in classes.

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

To start off, I never made it to my senior year I dropped out of school in 10th grade to get married. I am just starting out...

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

To start off, I never made it to my senior year I dropped out of school in 10th grade to get married. I am just starting out college at the age of 54. I would have told myself to stay in school and that starting college right from high school graduation would have been the easiest way to go. You are still in the learning mode and and what you have learned in high school is still fresh in your mind. when you decide to wait Life has a way of getting in the way. Going back to school after 30 years will be alot more difficult than going right away. I am raising my grandson so his needs have to be met before mine. That means studying at all hours, after cooking and cleaning etc. .It will be a challenge. One that I look forward to.

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

I probably would have told myself to have gone to college sooner in life. Also, to not be afraid of the transition to colleg...

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

I probably would have told myself to have gone to college sooner in life. Also, to not be afraid of the transition to college. I know alot of people get scared of the added reponsibilty of enrolling in college. You just need to remember that you can find help pretty much everywhere if you feel overwhelmed, and to also really think about the major your choosing if that's the right one for you.

What's unique about your campus?

The classes are very easy to find. You dont have to worry about getting lost on a big campus racing to find your class on time.

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

The small size of the school helps be more personable in the classes. It helps the professors be more one on one with the students.

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

If I could go back i time, I would tell myself to learn to study. There are classes in which all you do is take tests and the...

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

If I could go back i time, I would tell myself to learn to study. There are classes in which all you do is take tests and the study time that goes into the tests are very vital to the success in the class. Also I would tell myself too be more diligent with my homework. Unlike in high school, homework is not due the next day and can sometimes not be due for a weeks at a time. The best time to start on that homework is after class so the lessons of the day are fresh in your mind. Also I would tell myself to not be afraid to make new friends. College is a time to learn more about yourself. It is also a time to find the people with whom you can surround yourself in learning who are you are. It is the time to find the adult inside you ready, or not, for the adventure of life.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about SWOSU is the smallness of the campus. It is very easy to walk from class to class. In each class, there will be people who you can recognize and who will recognize you. The atmosphere of the campus is a very friendly one. Being on campus just feels like being at home.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type of person who should not attend this school is person who does a small-town feel of a place to live. SWOSU is a small university. The class sizes are reasonably small and sometimes the professors can identify the students in the class without calling roll. This school is not for a person the type of person who wants to get lost in the crowd or be anonymous. Just walking across the campus, you are bound to recognize at least one person.

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

You had to make the hard decision of choosing whether to stay close to home or go farther away. You are afraid of regreting ...

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

You had to make the hard decision of choosing whether to stay close to home or go farther away. You are afraid of regreting your decision, but let me tell you to stop worring. |You will be okay and will love college. Get over being homesick; it will take away opportunites to make friends. Do not spend sleepless nights worrying about school because you are a hard working girl who has God by your side. He will not let anything bad happen to you. Remember, things happen for a reason so accept things how they are. If you would have stayed home, you probably would have not made new friends because you would have stayed with your old friends. Coming to a new place forced you to meet your new best friend. She means the world to you and is there whenever you need her most. Also, if you would have stayed close to home, you would not be part of a great program like the Southwestern Bulldog Marching Band. Southwestern is a great adventure and experience that will impact your life in a great way. Take the chance,spread your wings, and leave home. Remember, have fun!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A student, who is used to big schools, should reconsider coming to Southwestern. Southwestern is a medium size school with an average class size of twenty-six students. It is a place where every face looks familiar, and almost everybody`s name is known. A reserved student might want to keep their life private. Also, since it is not a big school, Southwestern does not have a huge variety of events. An active student might want to have a huge range of options of organizations or events.

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

It's a small school, so I know more people and it's not as hard to walk from class to class. Also my teachers can really get...

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

It's a small school, so I know more people and it's not as hard to walk from class to class. Also my teachers can really get to know me since there are not many students here.

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

The Angel on my shoulder would have definitely won most of the fights rather than the red guy if I could have given myself advice back then!!... As a senior all I wanted to do was party and hang out with all my friends, which was great because I rarely see them anymore, but I would give myself some advice on being more responsible and to realize "money doesn't magically appear in a wallet", as my parents like to say. I have enjoyed this first year in college, but goodness it is tought having to work 2 jobs and focus on school work. It is nice receiving help from my parents, however as I start getting better with this responsibility stuff, I realized it is such a good feeling being able to work hard for things and putting a smile on my parents face.

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

The environment, everyone is so cool and nice!

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

Knowing what I know now, I can't even attempt to think what advice I would have given myself three years ago. The only problem I experienced upon entering college was the fact that I didn't know how to study. I never had to in high school. But fortunately, I have figured that out via my own experiences. All of my other experiences have sculpted me to be the person I am today. All the mistakes I have made over the last 3 years while attending college and all the organizations and friends I have made have influenced me a great deal. I wouldn't go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior. I am proud of the person I am today.

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

It's a great hands on school, with the professor's wanting to help the students graduate and get the degree they want. The st...

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

It's a great hands on school, with the professor's wanting to help the students graduate and get the degree they want. The staff actually cares about it's students. Plus, it's close to home which is nice.

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

Well, there are a few things I could say to myself that would have helped me now. I could tell my HS senior self to stop spending all of your money and actually save it for college. Make better study habits for yourself because you actually have to study when you get to college, and work on your form with your research papers. Other than that I was in concurrent enrollment in high school my senior year and I had 18 hours when I graduated I think I was decently prepared.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The programs that they offer, and they're professors are some of the best in Oklahoma.

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