Cortland, NY
SUNY Cortland


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

I would say, " Tatevik, college is like a test for you. If you can survie and past the test then you have nothing to worry a...

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

I would say, " Tatevik, college is like a test for you. If you can survie and past the test then you have nothing to worry about. College will test you on how responsible you are and if you know that you want. It is a lot of fun, but you can not forget about your work. In High school you don't have to study to get an A, but in college you have to. Don't waste all your time partying. Remember, study hard during the week and you can reward yourself with a party on the weekend. Don't worry about not making friends, you will make them. Just be who you are and don't change. Definitely, talk to your parents and friends at home, they will make the transition so much better. Try not to get depressed too much and enjoy the college life. Be friends with the professors. Usually they are very friendly and are willing to help as much as they can. College is for fun, but don't forget, the most important thing: School work first, then the fun."

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

I wish i knew that the Economics department isn't that big at this school and that there isn't a lot of opportunities here for Business Majors and also that it is very tough to register for classes.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I don't think there is a certain type of person that shouldn't attend this school. This school will accept every person without any judgments and there is room for every type of person

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

The school is a small campus. There are a large variety of majors to choose from. We have an excellent teaching program here ...

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

The school is a small campus. There are a large variety of majors to choose from. We have an excellent teaching program here at SUNY Cortland. The people are really friendly. The professors are very helpful. There are a lot of different on campus clubs and organizations that you can be a part of on campus, a club for everybody no matter what you are in to. There are many activities to do on the weekends and the community is very small but inviting. I love it here at SUNY Cortland.

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

If I was to go back and give myself advice about college life I would tell myself two things. The first is that don't expect college work to be the same as high school work. In high school I skated by with straight A's when I barely studied. When i came to college I found out that college is a lot more work than high school work. It involves a lot more of your time and it is very important that you study for every single exam unless you want to fail. The second thing i would tell myself is to not change yourself for other people, be who you are. When I came here i tried to be less of myself in order to make friends. I soon found out that my true friends here were the ones who liked exactly who i was. So i would tell myself to not change who you are just for the sake of making friends. You will make friends when people get to know who you truly are and they will love you more for who you are than who you are trying to be.

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

I would say that the thing i brag about most to my friends is the strong sense of community here at SUNY Cortland. There are many different events, clubs and community activities that we as college students can get involved in. There is really something here for everybody of all backgrounds and races.

AYMEN
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Good Education with low tution fees

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

I should have done better in my grades. Advanced Physics was a little weaker, and I should have spent more time in working getting a better grade

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

I would tell myself to study just a little harder because college is harder than I expected. I would also tell myself to not...

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

I would tell myself to study just a little harder because college is harder than I expected. I would also tell myself to not worry so much about the little things because there are bigger things in life to stress about. There is no need to become so overwhelmed with drama when there are real problems out there to worry about. Also, utilize your teachers as much as possible because they truly are there to help you and they really do want you to succeed. These are all helpful things that I would tell myself if I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior.

What's unique about your campus?

The wonderful people that work at the college and the students that attend it. Everyone is always so nice and friendly. Everyone is always very helpful too.

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

The winters here are very cold and snowy so it makes for getting to class a little bit of a challenge.

Abdoul
Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates are awesome, very helpful and friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates are awesome, very helpful and friendly.

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

From my college I have learned to be open-minded, I have learned to get rid of my biases and accept everyone for who they are and not for who I want them to be. I have leaned not to reject anyone because of their background especially their race, I used to favor black people, but going to a predominantly white school has taught me a lot about white people and not to discriminate against them. I have learned to come out of my comfort zone to be able to meet people and enjoy my life. I no longer have prejudices or anything like that. I have learned so many things, but the most important one is that I have learned not to doubt my self. I used to be insecure about whatever I do, especially since I have only been in America for 4 years and I'm still learning english. The fact that I have been excelling in school has showed me that I do not need to speak English as well as the native, I just have to work hard and be persistent and I will make it through anything.

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

I wish I had known that they do not have a lot of African students.

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

My college experince is not the traditional way of how most students attend a university. For my freshmas year I attended a d...

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

My college experince is not the traditional way of how most students attend a university. For my freshmas year I attended a different university 3000 miles from my home. While my experiences at my first school, University of San Diego, were ones that I truely treasure, it was not the right fit for my desires and my budget. Deciding to transfer to SUNY Cortland is a decision that i feel i will not regret in the long run. Even with transfering and having to readjust to new environments, my college experience is one that I would not change for anything. I have made life long friends and gained knowledge about the world and myself that I otherwise would have never know. Throughout my year and a half at college thus far, I have learned who I really am as an individual and become proud of that person. College has given me an unmeasurable amount of confidence in my self and my capabilities that I plan to carry with me throughout the rest of my education and my life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

SUNY Cortland is the type of school that can fit the needs and wants of basically any student. The academics are excellent and there is a wonderful campus life. This school is a good choice for the student who wants to fill their college experience with memories that will last a lifetime.

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

Cortland is an incredibly fun school and fufills the true expectations of what a college experience should be. The academics are also very good and provide a challenge for students of all majors.

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

Overall, I would descirbe my college experiance as being a very dynamic hands-on learning journey that I could not picture t...

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

Overall, I would descirbe my college experiance as being a very dynamic hands-on learning journey that I could not picture the women I have come to be without. There are many reasons why my college experience has been valuable to my life. The most important, not to mention the reason I enrolled in college, the fact that I feel prepared to enter graduate studies. I feel as though I have recieved a great education and have met great people in the social sciences along the way (even if it was not neccesarily at SUNY Cortland). Another thing I treasure that I would not have had the chance to be grateful for without my college experiance is the family I have made while attending. I have met wonderful individuals that I know will be life-long friends. The professors I have gotten the chance to get to know on a personal level is also another aspect of college I value. My college experience has given me exaclty what it was sopposed to; courage, determination, and confidence to go out into the world knowing who I am and what I want to accomplish.

What's unique about your campus?

I consider the best thing about this school to be the athletics.

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

Hi, I am 27 years old; I grew up in Truckee CA I moved to Reno NV after I graduated in 2001. I came here thinking I knew ever...

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

Hi, I am 27 years old; I grew up in Truckee CA I moved to Reno NV after I graduated in 2001. I came here thinking I knew everything to be living on my own. Little did I know what the world had in store for me. I got mixed up with the wrong people and made bad decisions. I ended up in some legal troubles and was put into a drug court program. After a long road and some soul searching I made a life changing choice to come to college and stopped being the person I hated. I graduated the program, cleaned up my past and began my future. Today I am proud to tell you I am an ambassador at Truckee Meadows Community College. I am studying criminal justice, currently I am a sophomore. I believe my past has fueled my future. My experience as a student has shaped me to be a well rounded educated person. I enjoy seeing myself do positive things while learning. I plan to continue my studies at a university after getting my associates degree. The most valuable aspect of college for me is giving back to the community and encouraging others.

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

I am just starting college after a 10 year absence. I am very excited about the program I am going to be doing! I have bee...

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

I am just starting college after a 10 year absence. I am very excited about the program I am going to be doing! I have been a stay at home mom for the past 4 years and my husband is a self-employed General Contractor. My goal is to complete an Interior Architecture & design program to help my family. I will be able to offer services to my husband?s company and also be able to feel a sense of accomplishment in being able to provide for my family. I know that my going back to college will set a wonderful example to my 2 small children. I am really looking forward to the knowledge that I will gain from this experience and then be able to apply it in the real world.

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

I am part of APAC (Aids Prevention and Awareness Committee), part of the Planning Committee for SUNY Cortland's First Annual ...

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

I am part of APAC (Aids Prevention and Awareness Committee), part of the Planning Committee for SUNY Cortland's First Annual Conference for Diversity and Social Justice this year; a member of Spectrum, the Gay-Straight Alliance at Cortland, and was a model in 2 fashion shows that raised money for Haitian Relief and an all girls school in Africa. All of these things and more have helped me in getting the most out of my college career. These organizations all help others, which is something I strongly believe in. I don't think anyone can be a productive member of society without having an urge to help others ? which is why I want to teach. It has been valuable for me to attend Cortland because it's a very close knit community, and if it was a bigger school, I don't think I would have gotten as involved, because I wouldn't have known where anything was or when meetings were. Cortland is also the best school in the SUNY system, and the Northeast, for teaching, therefore giving me a great advantage over other teachers because when someone sees Cortland on a transcript, they automatically thing teaching.

What's unique about your campus?

The people. The teachers and students here are very involved and helpful to eachother. When one is in trouble or being abused in any way, someone will always come to help them.

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

How to manage my time better. Better study habits.

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