DeLand, FL
Stetson University


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

small class sizes, everyone really cares

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

small class sizes, everyone really cares

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

First, I would like both they to know that they should base their decision on finding a university based on your current situation and personality. The future will come in time and you will have a lot of growing up to do within your 4 yrs in college. Parents and students always base their decisions on the future, "who has the best grad/law school"? or "Where do you want to work after you graduate"? One should ask "who has a variety of majors, so if I decide to change majors I can always find something I like" ,"where have I always wanted to live at temporarly and is the campus safe"? "How is the school spirit in the school"? "Does the school have sport teams that I would attend games or are there clubs that interest me"? "Do I want small classes vs large classses"? There are so many questions that have to do with the current situation and personality of a student. And lastly, parents and students should take a tour of the campus. There is a feeling that you get inside that makes you belive "this is where I belong" you will know which school to pick.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

it does not have a football team

Brittany
Describe the students at your school.

Helpful and involved in each others' lives, a little too clique-ish at times, overall supportive and friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

Helpful and involved in each others' lives, a little too clique-ish at times, overall supportive and friendly.

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

Choose a school that not only fits your needs academically but also socially and geographically. If you choose solely on academics, your overall well-being and social happiness will be compromised. Also, do individual research on prospective professors and their successful (and unsuccessful) students. Take a brief survey of the student population, is it diverse, with people of different racial, cultural and economic backgrounds? One downside to a school that isn't varied is the lack of a broad spectrum of beliefs, opinions and objectivity. Have an emergency financial plan; apply for as many scholarships as possible-even if you think you'll never have a chance of getting it. Also, apply for a school that you think you do not have a chance of getting into, a school you want to get into and have a pretty good chance as well as a school that you are positive you will get into.

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

That there are too few practice rooms in the music school.

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

The college experience is all about making mistakes and figuring out who you are and what you want out of life. However, ther...

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

The college experience is all about making mistakes and figuring out who you are and what you want out of life. However, there is much advice that I would give to a college freshman and his/her parents. Firstly, take it seriously. Grades are crucial, and the first two years are the most important, given the way GPA is calculated. Secondly, get as many classes out of the way as possible during high school and summer breaks. This can be done through dual enrollment, or taking summer classes at a community college. Most schools will only accept community college credits until one has earned 60 credits, so do it early! This saves you time, money, and allows you to take classes you are interested in, not just general ed. Third, start thinking about career plans early. You do not want to graduate with the wrong major because you didn't start thinking about a job until your junior year, and by then, it was too late to switch from that biology major. If graduate school is your plan, take grades extremely seriously, and get to know your professors. They help with letters of reccomendation, advice, and more. Lastly, enjoy it!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone dedicated and intelligent. It is not a school to goof off at. If a student wants to drink and party his/her way through college, he/she should go to a state school. But if one is going to pay tuition to go to college, academics must to be taken seriously.

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

It is the perfect fit. It is small enough to where I know almost everyone, but big enough so that I see a new face everyday. The professors are so engaging and helpful, and I am so thankful for the opportunities with which Stetson has provided me.

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

Stetson is a small school with magnificant education.

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

Stetson is a small school with magnificant education.

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

College is the path through which your dreams are headed. Take the time and effort to apply everywhere your heart desires. Visit and talk to current students on the campus to learn more about what life is really like on the campus. Parents; please accept whatever decision your student makes about where to go and what major to pick. There is nothing in the world more inspirational then your acceptance. Students; apply early, and apply everywhere. College is more then just an educational experience; it is where you learn to "be a person", as my college band director always says. Soak up the independence, and take responsibility for the new liberties you have been granted. The more seriously you take college now, the easier your life and career will be later. College is untouched, freighting, and educational frontier. Enter with caution and confidence. Pick your path and enjoy the ride!

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

The school is very old, therefore the dorms are very old and a little run-down. The classrooms need to be updated quite a bit.

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

Stetson University is an academically rigorous institution which will definitely challenge you if you take the right courses,...

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

Stetson University is an academically rigorous institution which will definitely challenge you if you take the right courses, but it is also like a family; the professors actually know you and have time for you, the students are familiar faces, and most everyone's willing to help.

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

You need to find the place at which you feel most comfortable. Campus should feel like home. If it doesn't feel right, you should probably keep looking. That's why it's so important to visit campuses. Don't let someone else tell you what you want to do at college. A lot of students choose a major or a college because it's what their parents want them to choose. This is YOUR decision. The only way it could be wrong is if you're not happy. College is about finding who you are. Choose the place that will help you the best. =) Once you're there, keep up with your grades, but don't get too stressed out. You can still get As and have a social life, I assure you. If you lock yourself in the library for hours on end, you may get an A, but you're probably not going to be happy. Study with friends and make time for yourself. If you get too stressed, don't be embarrassed to go to counselling. They're there to help you. Plus, you get to vent for an hour and it's free and confidential.

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

I wish I knew how difficult residential life was to deal with and how often people went crazy. There are new faces in residential life this year, so it's gotten a LOT better and we haven't had any suicide attempts yet, which is awesome. The school is really trying to fix its flaws. I would have also liked to know that you need to beg for financial aid, but that they will most likely work it out for you. Also, the dorms are super moldy (especially Stetson Hall), so bring lots of Damp Rid.

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

The right college for anyone is mostly based on what acadmeic atmosphere the student wants to emurse themselves in for four y...

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

The right college for anyone is mostly based on what acadmeic atmosphere the student wants to emurse themselves in for four years (more or less). Acamedics will be at the core of any college, and is what should be looked at closely first and foremost. If you are looking to challenge yourself acamedically and grow intellectually a more rigorous school would fit best. If you are looking to merely obtain a degree to further a career, or financial status, than a less regorous school would fit best.

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

I wish I had known which dorms were the best to pick for housing.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is looking to party for four years, and actively follow a football/sports team.

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

i was able to study a wide range of topics ranging from music to business to art.

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

i was able to study a wide range of topics ranging from music to business to art.

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

The earlier you know what you want to do after college the better. It allows more time for planning your place in the world and the steps you will have to take in getting there. At the same time, you may spend college searching for your passion and continue searching after graduation. The best advice overall is to keep an open mind and always look, listen, and learn.

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

i wish i had known that my parents had planned to stop paying for my education after my freshman year.

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

Research is an important part of the process. Don'y just take a tour of the campus, take the time to shadow someone in the f...

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

Research is an important part of the process. Don'y just take a tour of the campus, take the time to shadow someone in the field you are interested in to get the full picture. Make sure that you are financially able to cover the costs of attending the school. This is extremely important for both small and big schools. Apply to a lot of different schools and dont get burnt out in the process. if you do, you may end up in a place that you aren't happy with. although there is no way to know which choice will be the most beneficial until you get there, researching your options will definitely help. I definitely believe that researching your options and all of the pro's and con's is the most important part of the college process. research will allow you to have a wonderful college experience. it will allow you to see all of the aspects of your potential college life. if you are happy in your decision, you will have a positive and wonderful experience.

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

it is small; the food variety is limited and unhealthy

What kind of person should attend this school?

an anthlete or someone who lives close to the school.

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