Georgetown, TX
Southwestern University


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

Don't hesitate - jump into things more quickly, be bold. You're going to love college life and being away from home, so don't...

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

Don't hesitate - jump into things more quickly, be bold. You're going to love college life and being away from home, so don't be so worried about it. Don't be afraid to get more involved right away, you'll handle the schoolwork much better than you thought. In the meanwhile, please look up scholarships and such. This should come as no surprise, but your family can't handle the loans very well and the idea of leaving your school is devastating. So keep on top of it, and start pestering your mom NOW to start helping. Save up money, but don't be afraid to use some of it to be yourself. Because college will really bring you into being yourself, and you will love it. Life is, and will be, good.

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

The workload is a double-edged sword - the amount and constancy of work can burn you out if you're not careful. Also, sports are not a big deal here. We have no football team, for example.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is very interested in academics, enjoys a tough workload and a lack of sleep, and is fine with being surrounded by very interesting people with diverse beliefs.

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

My school offers small classes and professors who care more about giving us insight into the world and educational opportunit...

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

My school offers small classes and professors who care more about giving us insight into the world and educational opportunities than their paychecks. I love Southwestern because the people really matter here. Students are given as much financial help possible to come or stay at this university, while other students are generous and willing to help newcomers understand the way the University works. Georgetown is also friendly, and is just small enough that they genuinely care about all of the students' welfare.

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

If I could, I would tell myself this: In its simplest form, Southwestern University helps us determine not only what we would like to do after graduation, but who we would like to be. University is a time of change and growth. It allows us to grow from children to adults, from dependence to independence, from questioning to understanding. Like the changing of the seasons, Southwestern University allows us to grow into the people we truly are. There are no rules on the clothes you can wear, the things you do between classes; the norms of everyday life as you once knew are all but erased. We shed these old ways of life little by little, one day at a time, our leaves fluttering to the ground as time passes, until finally we are left with nothing to hide ourselves. We are exposed to the elements, to grow stronger and in confidence in who we want to be. You?ll find that as the wind whisks away the leaves, the people and memories that keep you rooted become your remaining connections to the world as you once knew it and the defining factors of what will grow in its place.

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

The worst thing I could possibly think of at Southwestern is the lack of Conservative students on campus. This is a very liberal University, so sometimes I feel left out due to my beliefs.

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

Visit all the colleges your are applying to, stay overnight talk to as many people as possible. Once you are there talk to y...

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

Visit all the colleges your are applying to, stay overnight talk to as many people as possible. Once you are there talk to your proffessors, go to class, get involved in at least one group, and do the assignments!!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who will work hard, but who can also be involved in extra-curricular activities.

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

How much work I have and how awesome my friends thier are.

Jamie
Describe the students at your school.

The people who attend this school tend to be frendly and outgoing. There is a strong liberal tendency at this school however ...

Describe the students at your school.

The people who attend this school tend to be frendly and outgoing. There is a strong liberal tendency at this school however people of all diffrent beliefs and backgrouds feel free to discuss their diffrences and not judge others for having different feelings than their own.

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

When you are looking into a college that you want to go to, make sure you visit the campus and get a feel for the atmosphere and people that go there. While there talk to as many people as you can and even try to attend a class in your intended degree if possible. While in a class observe how interactive students are, if you plan on skipping class go to a large school and if you want one on one help go to a smaller school. While you are on campus talk to the department head for your intended major to insure that when you graduate you will be able to get into your intended field or grad school. If all of the information you gather seems to add up to the school for you, talk to financial aid. MAKE SURE YOU CAN AFFORD IT. Financial aid will help out a lot if you push and work every angle, but don't put yourself in a position to take out more loans than you can pay back when you graduate. College will be the best years of your life if you pick the right one.

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

The work load in really intence however the small classes that tend to range from 7 to 30 people (I once had a class in a large lecture hall with 12 kids) allows students to talk one on one with proffessors to master the material. In fact every prof I have had has schedualed and placed in their sylabus times that they are waiting in there office for students to come ask questions. One prof waited in the library for 2 hours after our class ever day waiting just incase someone needed help.

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

Do your research. Find what interests the student applying and use websites like the college board to find what suits you. Ap...

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

Do your research. Find what interests the student applying and use websites like the college board to find what suits you. Apply for lots of scholarhips. It helps if you know what you might want to major in but it's not necessary. Do college visits; how you "feel" on a campus is completely different when you're actually there as opossed to looking at it on paper or the internet.

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

The size and the lack of financial aid available for white middle class students

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person wanting to grow as a student and reach their full potential

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

Southwestern is a small, liberal arts college in a small town in Texas that provides a fairly good education for highly motiv...

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

Southwestern is a small, liberal arts college in a small town in Texas that provides a fairly good education for highly motivated students who really want to learn and are seeking to do something with their lives.

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

In order to find the right college, the student should visit as many colleges they are inerested in as possible. Try on different colleges. They each have a different vibe and atmosphere. I think visiting the college and talking to current students will really help in making the decision. Also, make sure the college has the major you think you are interested in. If you are interested in Engineering, you do not want to go to a college that does not offer that major. You will just have to end up transferring. To make the most of your college experience, the student must first do an analysis of themselves and think about what they want to get out their undergraduate career. I think it is a good idea to be a well-rounded student. Take advantage of all the opportunites around you-- get involved on campus, get to know your peers and your professors. Do not be afraid to challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone. College goes by fast and you want to be sure you did more than just go to class, study and then graduate.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing is the faculty and staff. The facutly and staff really helped me come out of my shell while in college and provided me with many opportunities I would not have received without their help. Even as an alum, they are still available to assist me and listen to me anytime I need.

Mariah
Describe the students at your school.

Outgoing, diverse in backgrounds, and enjoy learning.

Describe the students at your school.

Outgoing, diverse in backgrounds, and enjoy learning.

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

I would say do not be afraid; don't be afraid to leave your home, what you know, or your comfort zone. Just go for it and, trust me, you will not regret it. College is the most important time in your life and you get so much out of it, coming out a different person than you came in.

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

I can sing really well and I'm the most organized person in the world.

Leigh
Describe the students at your school.

all students are very socially conscious, but not in an annoying way. Everyone is friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

all students are very socially conscious, but not in an annoying way. Everyone is friendly.

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

visit the school to see if you like the way it feels!

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

the food in the commons is not that great and they require you to buy a meal plan which is frustrating.

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

To any parents and/pr students who are looking at Southwestern University to further the students education, I say this: Sou...

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

To any parents and/pr students who are looking at Southwestern University to further the students education, I say this: Southwestern is a small liberal arts school where students are academically focused. Professors have personal relationships with almost all their students and are willing to meet students outside of class. In fact, they encourage it. This is the right school for people who want to be in a small community where they will see someone familiar every time they step foot outside. I would definitly advise that anyone who enjoys going to big sporting events and thrives in a school-spirited atmosphere should think twice before attending Southwestern. I also think that a campus tour is a must because the campus is truely beautiful. Another good aspect of smallness of this school is that there are many opportunities to be involved in numerous organizations. This is a great way to mingle with people from all different walks of life, because despite its low student population, Southwestern is home to students with many different view points and opinions about life. If someone is looking for a small, academically based liberal arts school, then Southwestern University will not dissapoint.

What's unique about your campus?

The small classes and one on one relationships with professors. Most are very helpful.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who wants very small classes and personal attention in the classroom. Also, someone who does not care about school spirit or colllege sports. This person should be open to new ideas and a liberal culture.

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

Find a school that fits your lifestyle. If you don't like cold weather but love being outside, choose a school further south....

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

Find a school that fits your lifestyle. If you don't like cold weather but love being outside, choose a school further south. Also make sure you are comfortable with the school's size. Some students feel that big schools are overwhelming while others feel that small schools are too boring; find your own perfect balance. If you stop by the campus you should definitely check out the cafeteria food. Remember: you're going to be eating that stuff about twice a day, everyday (unless you have a lot of extra spending money to eat out all the time). You should also take housing into consideration and ask if you can see a typical freshman dorm. Are freshmen required to live on campus? If so, when can students move off campus? Is there affordable yet acceptable off campus housing available? Overall, make sure you like a lot of things that have to do with freshman year, like orientation, housing, food, etc. because if you don't enjoy your first year at a school odds are you will always have that bad taste in your mouth and no matter how good upperclassmen have it, you will never enjoy it.

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

I wish I had known that academics at my high school and local junior college were a joke.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone looking for an easy, cheap degree. This school requires a lot of hard work in order to have a respectable GPA.

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