Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University


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

I would tell myself that you need to be mentally ready and know what you want out of your education and to pick something tha...

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

I would tell myself that you need to be mentally ready and know what you want out of your education and to pick something that your intrested in and inhances your gifts in life and work hard to obtain it.

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

If I could go back in time and give one piece of advice to myself as a high school senior it would be look for scholarships. ...

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

If I could go back in time and give one piece of advice to myself as a high school senior it would be look for scholarships. Going to college is such an incredible experience, but it costs a lot of money to attend a university. Now that you are going to graduate school and looking for scholarships, it is crazy of how much free money there is to attend a university. I would tell myself to look up scholarship diligently and often because there are people who would pay for your education.

Sydney
Describe the students at your school.

I have a variety of different classmates. Some attend every class, pay attention and take notes. Others come in late or not a...

Describe the students at your school.

I have a variety of different classmates. Some attend every class, pay attention and take notes. Others come in late or not at all and goof off the whole time.

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

College isn't as big and scary as everyone thinks. It's what you make it. College isn't going to hold your hand the whole time like in highschool. You won't pass with flying colors if you don't make the effort. It's your job to come to class and make sure you understand the material. If you need help, you go to your teachers office hours or get a tutor. On the other hand, make sure you balance out your social life. There are so many people from so many different places, you're bound to meet someone who you just click with. Yes you can party but remember to balance. You have the freedom to make choices, just make sure you're picking the right one. Overall all if you're not having fun and enjoying your experience, you're not doing it right.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who easily gets lost in the shuffle. People who don't like large universities should not attend here. People who want to shy away in class and don't want to get any extra help will not succeed at this university.

Sara
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are young and eager to learn about a life they have yet to live.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are young and eager to learn about a life they have yet to live.

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

Firstly, go to college!!! We live in a society in which a college degree or vocational certification is required for well paying jobs. In terms of transitioning to college, remind yourself that now is the time to spread your wings. Do not confine yourself to the social groups that you were comfortable in, in high school--branch out, meet different people. Also, respect your professors--it will go a long way.

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

The biggest advice I would tell myself, would be not to procrastinate. I would also tell myself to find several different way...

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

The biggest advice I would tell myself, would be not to procrastinate. I would also tell myself to find several different ways to study .My hardest transition was the fast pace and demand on my homework, esp my English essays. Since I was homeschooled all my life, I had to get used to sitting in a classroom as well. I would also tell myself to go to the workshops and do the extra credit the teacher gave us, because you could really need it. Even though I passed all my classes my first semester, I would have liked the extra credit. I also learned depending on your social life, sometimes your friends should wait and school is for sure the #1 priority. Overall I would tell myself, don't procastinate and take every opportunity to get good grades!

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

I would tell myself to take each day at a time and not get overwhelmed. Work on your time management and organizational skill...

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

I would tell myself to take each day at a time and not get overwhelmed. Work on your time management and organizational skills. Cherish this time in college and take all the opportunities you can to make friends and try new things. Keep a job to make money but also make time to socialize. Remember that studying is important. Take advantage of the knowledge of your professors. Network and make connections. Go to more sporting events and concerts. It will take time to get used to the new setting and lifestyle but you are blessed to go to this school so be happy.

What's unique about your campus?

It's diverse and accepting. It's very liberal. There are a lot of great classes to choose from. The school spirit is great.

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

It costs a lot of money and tuition seems to keep going up.

Kenia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is best known for our basketball team as well as certain schools like New House and Whitman.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is best known for our basketball team as well as certain schools like New House and Whitman.

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

I would advice myself to take less courses, especially the first semester. I would also advice myself to become active in campus as soon as possible.

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

The worst thing is that everything is not in walking distance. You need to reply on public transportation or have a car.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to practice opening up to people an...

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to practice opening up to people and be braver in regards to meeting new people. I was rarely the kind of person to go up to a random person and begin a conversation, and even when I did, I could barely hold the conversation for too long before my awkwardness and shyness kicked in. This trait was hard to shake when I got into college, where I, like everyone else, knew no one. It was hard to make friends because I hadn’t learned how to be more spontaneous and open to meeting new people. I learned that having a group of friends to hang out with is a very important aspect to college life. If I could go back in time, I’d definitely tell myself to make some changes to my social skills and to start meeting new people everywhere I could. Practice makes perfect, and I am now getting better at being more sociable!

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

The worst thing about my school would have to be that it doesn't have a big college town righ outside the school. There are a few restaurants and stores, but in order to get to other shopping, lively, or downtown areas, you have to travel by bus.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't like small class sizes where the teacher knows all the student's names shouldn't attend this school. Many of the classes are small in size and the teachers are close to their students. If someone prefers a lot of classes with big numbers, this school isn't for them.

Sarah
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Syracuse University, aside from class studies, is best known for our men's basketball team. Just this past season we made it ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Syracuse University, aside from class studies, is best known for our men's basketball team. Just this past season we made it to the final four and although we weren't able to secure the win, our school spirit never waivered. We backed our boys through the entire season and were there through the ups and downs. Syracuse students and alumni are no fare weather fans and support our team through thick and thin. When people think of Syracuse not only do they think of the frigid cold, but they think of an amazing basketball program. Bleed orange!

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

If I were able to talk to my high school self, I would tell her that she should only apply to schools that she is truly passionate about going to. I got talked into applying to some schools in Texas by my mother and I did get into them but my heart wanted to go out east. Luckily, I got into one of the schools that I was drooling over, but if I could've had more options out of state then I could have been able to look around and see which school would offer me the most money so that I wouldn't be in quite the financial bind that I currently am since my parents do not pay for any of my schooling. I would also want to tell myself to open up to love because ever since my parents divorce I have been afraid to trust people, and if I were to give people the chance then I could be truly happy.

What's unique about your campus?

I consider the student community the best thing at school. Most of the people that I have met here are very friendly and share our orange pride. There is a large amount of clubs that can be joined that can benefit everyone of every major and interest. There truely is something for everyone and there is always a group of people for you to discover that could end up being your new best friends. Because the people are so nice it is very easy to make friends all over the place that you can form life long connections with.

Mariah
Describe the students at your school.

There are a lot of sorority/fraternity people who can be ditzy or blockheaded, but overall there is a lot of variety that inc...

Describe the students at your school.

There are a lot of sorority/fraternity people who can be ditzy or blockheaded, but overall there is a lot of variety that includes students from all different countries, very free spirited and artsy students, athletic people, really smart people, and people that make you wonder how they got in.

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

Since my major is known widely as one of the hardest at the University, I was afraid I wouldn't really have time for extracirriculars. I didn't really get involved in some things that I wanted to because I figured why bother? I wasn't going to have time to see them through because my coursework would take up too much of my time. I would tell my high school self not to restrict myself or use my coursework assumptions as excuses for not getting involved. I ended up finding out there were people in my major who were involved in the very same clubs and activities I was interested in (like ski club, for example). I would tell myself that freshman year is the lightest year as far as coursework goes and is meant for trying new things--so go for it! Do what you want and if it doesn't work out, then fine, at least you know and are sure you didn't miss out on something great!

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

I don't like how big greek life is on campus; the statistic is that supposedly 30% of students are involved in it but it feels like a lot more so that you feel excluded if you are not a part of it.

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