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

The family and support the Aggie community lives up to is a reputation that no other school can add up to. It's a place you ...

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

The family and support the Aggie community lives up to is a reputation that no other school can add up to. It's a place you can be yourself and be proud of being. You can know that there is a bright future for you if you can get through the tough courses.

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

Make sure you are in a community that will support you when you are down and when you are up and one that you can find diversity and equality at the same time. Save up money for college while you are still young and take in to consideration what you want to get out of your money's worth. Good classes, determined teachers, good campus, and a strong spirit. But most importantly, the will to have integrity and to do the right thing... An aggie will never lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do! Make sure the goals of the college match up with those that you are trying to attain, because what you learn at the college will stay with you where ever you go. You represent the college you go/went to, so choose one that you will be proud to represent. I represent Texas A&M with everything I do, say, and dream of doing. I am an Aggie and forever will be!

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

Texxas A&M is a place where the spirit is plainly visible within each student and that to be a part of aggieland is the greatest honor there ever was. There is no family as strong as the Aggie family.

Levi
Describe the students at your school.

Some were bigots, some were good people - just a mix of regular folks (just a few more rednecks thrown in).

Describe the students at your school.

Some were bigots, some were good people - just a mix of regular folks (just a few more rednecks thrown in).

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

The quality of the academic program should be the first concern., but college is just as much about the experience as anything else. The campus community and the community as a whole should be observed. A university should provide an environment in which students can experience diversity: people from all over the world, different views, and different religions. Whether we agree with them or not, we live in a world that is globalizing. In that spirit, we should seek exposure. Understanding is too much to ask, but exposure is essential in the modern world. That exposure will allow students to leave college and work in diverse communities and work environments, with persons unlike themselves. College is a time of an opening of the eyes. Many of the things learned in the classroom are immaterial, but , in the least, it should prepare us to enter a world that may or may not be like the one we have previously known It should prepare us to face adjustment to different persons and environments, to open our arms to a world different than that where we spent the last eighteen years of our lives.

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

I wish I had know that, if you're not straight, white/hispanic, and religious, and conservatice, that Texas A&M is not the place for you. I knew they had excellent programs in Agriculture, Engineering, Architecture, and decent in Business, but I would have considered how the campus community and College Station community is an integral part of the whole experience.

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

Finding the right school is quest to discover the place that best suits your desires, intrests, and needs as a student. Many ...

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

Finding the right school is quest to discover the place that best suits your desires, intrests, and needs as a student. Many things should come into this decision; everything from location to academics to social aspects should be weighed before enrolling in a school of higher learning. Most of all, however, one should visit any and all schools that he is even remotely interested in. There is no substitute for an actual on campus visit. Nothing gives you better insight into the true spirit of the school than being there and talking to students and faculty. Once you have found you're school, having fun and making the most out of your time there is incredibly important but at the same time you are there to learn and get a degree and while having fun all the time will be incredibly tempting your studies must be equally if not more important. The fine balance between fun and studies is something that, when perfected, will allow you to have a much greater experience than either of those two aspects alone. I hope this has been helpful to you and I encourage you to at least look at Texas A&M Universit

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anybody who loves tradition, rich history, school spirit, and being a part of something much bigger than themselves.

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

It's Texas A&M University, the school with the deepest most impactful traditions, history and school spirit in the nation. It is indescribale with words and without truly experiencing it for yourself by visiting you will not have an appreciation for this wonderful univiersity.

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

Definitely visit the colleges that you have considered attending and talk to the college advisors. It is VERY ok to campare t...

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

Definitely visit the colleges that you have considered attending and talk to the college advisors. It is VERY ok to campare the campuses and pick the one that suits your style academically, population wise, and cost wise.

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

I did know before I came, but I came here because it was cheaper than my first choice school.

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

There is pretty low tolerance for differences in religion, political views, etc as compared to the majority.

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

I believe college is not just about grades, but I equally believe it isn't about having fun either. It's a time to grow as a...

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

I believe college is not just about grades, but I equally believe it isn't about having fun either. It's a time to grow as a person, develop friendships that will last, prepare for your future, and to find out who you really are. Make a list of what is important to you, and use this to determine what college you think would be best for you and your future. Picture where you want to be in ten years, and then choose the university that you think can get you there. Visit campuses, talk to friends, and don't compromise; there is a college suitable for everyone.

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

I wish I had known to join an organization with girls, instead of just my fraternity. I also wish I had known how to study and manage my time better.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I have had two professors that are hard to understand. I also don't enjoy classes that are too standardized and every teacher has to conform to a different way of teaching. I've been in two classes like this.

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

Texas A&M is one of the best instutions in the country from its faculty, staff and the students to the former students and fa...

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

Texas A&M is one of the best instutions in the country from its faculty, staff and the students to the former students and faculty; Texas A&M has a camaraderie -family like feel to it from the moment you walk on campus to the moment you pass away, you are always an Aggie.

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

Texas A&M University was once known for its Legacy factor which occasionally led parents and other family members strongly presuaded students who really did not want to come to A&M to come. These students resent A&M as a school and potentially long lasting professional and social contacts in the future. I also worked int the admissions office here at A&M witnessing students who are so gung-oh to come to A&M that are not mentally ready to come to a 4 year university. My advice to parents, family members and students is do not chose a college on the basis of my parents or other family members went there I have to go there to. Remember it is not written into stone you have to go to the same school your family went to. Learn about the schools ask questions. Potential students should choose a school that you are comfortable with and that has your interest in what you want to study. Do not be ashamed of taking your time by going to a junior or community college or taking time off. College is a big deal it is not something you can take lightly.

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

There are two things at Texas A&M University that needs improvement one is educational based and the other is social based. The educational based item is I am a Recreational, Parks and Tourism Science Major emphising in Event Coordinating/Planning which is based on the Tourism side of my major. However, there are more courses in Recreation Parks side of the major than Tourism , do not get me wrong there are excellent courses relating to tourism and event programming and implementing but not enough. The social based issue is more activities for Non-Traditional Students, students over 30.

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

The most important thing you can do is visit the campus. But I would advise not just taking the standard tour that the schoo...

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

The most important thing you can do is visit the campus. But I would advise not just taking the standard tour that the school offers. Spend a few days in the town and try to get a feel for the entire area, not just the campus. I would also advise spending as much time in the department where you want to study. There can be an entirely different feel between the architecture and education school. And as obvious as it sounds, ask questions. Try not to ask people who have been designated to answer. Catch someone coming out of the library at midnight and ask them about their course load. Find someone alone in the dorm lounge on a Friday night and ask them about the social scene. It's important to make sure that you are hearing the bad along with the good because there is always a downside to any school. You have to know the pro's and con's before you can make a truly educated decision.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about the school is that it has been dominated by the previously mentioned group for years and it has yet to significantly change. The school set out the Vision 2020 program to help increase diversity on campus. However, even with a conscious effort to improve diversity the change will not come if the attitude of students on campus does not evolve.

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

There is an extreme lack of diversity amon the general student population. This applies to political views, race, and socioeconomic status. The overwhelming majority of students are white republican protestants from an upper middle class family in the suburbs. There are not even a lot of students from out of state. The only place where diversity exists is within the athletic department which is almost another school in and of itself. Fortunately I was a student athlete so I was exposed to students of different races, beliefs, and backgrounds.

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

To parents: Don't limit your child's options based on your personal preference. Encourage him/her to branch out and grow. Do...

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

To parents: Don't limit your child's options based on your personal preference. Encourage him/her to branch out and grow. Don't push but instead support and help your child to research the different options. Money is an issue, but at least apply and see what scholarship or financial aide options are available. To students: College is a time to grow and discover who you really are. Don't let fear or anxiety hold you back. Keep an eye out for opportunities and subjects of interest. You can always change your major - most people do. My biggest point of advice is to push yourself to go places and do things on your own; realize it is okay to be independent and you don't limit yourself to what's comfortable. Trust me, it will open doors.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who needs real culture and art. For example, there aren't really any comedy clubs, very limited music choices, and a pretty homogenous student population. There aren't very good musicals and shows to see on a regular basis. Sometimes it gets to feeling very stifling.

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

The opportunities - for friendship; to get involved; for future employment.

David
Describe the students at your school.

They are hard working individuals with a consistent goal in sight.

Describe the students at your school.

They are hard working individuals with a consistent goal in sight.

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

There are several things that you must look for when deciding what college to attend: do they have my major, what is the culture, can I call this city home, and what are the students' opionion of the university over all? Talking to students is the most important step in finding the right college for you. The faculty and staff will tell you what they want you to here. What they won't tell you about are drawbacks of the university. Every university has drawbacks. For example, they will say that we have 15 on campus dining facilities, but won't say that it's the same food everyday, which gets very old. The students will tell you the facts about the campus that the faculty will not. Taking a tour of campus led by the university is also very important. If you get the chance, take a tour from someone who does not work for the university. This will show you more of what it is really like to attend that university.

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

school spirit and family atmosphere is unbelievable and cannot be beaten anywhere

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

school spirit and family atmosphere is unbelievable and cannot be beaten anywhere

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

I believe that money is not everything, and the fact that some students may be pressured into choosing one school over another simply because of financial situations is not acceptable. There are more than enough ways to receive financial assistance at any university or college, and a student should be more focused on the opportunities each school can provide for achievement in their chosen career path. Size, culture, distance from home, and opportunity to get involved around campus are all important aspects of college life one should consider as well, but prospective students must make sure they base their decision primarily on academic needs, as they are attending college to get an education.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who is not tolerant of others or open to new ideas, someone who does not take school work seriously and wants to party all the time

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