College Station, TX
Texas A & M University-College Station


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Milkel
Describe the students at your school.

The majority of my classmates were very focused, challenged, and eager to learn the basics to enhance their knowlege so that ...

Describe the students at your school.

The majority of my classmates were very focused, challenged, and eager to learn the basics to enhance their knowlege so that they could continu their education with a solid foundation to have the confidence and self-esteem needed to seek a career in the medical field .

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

My advice to students finding the right college is to be selective, focus on the pros and cons, with a good understanding of what will help the individual flourish as an adult and become independent choice making individual. A person should be selective about his surrounding. Encouragement to select the right school size that suits his position is a must. The student needs to be comfortable with his surroundings because this will be his environment , his home for approximately four college years. A holistic approach need be considered because school is not all work, every individual that is to be whole must discover his own inner circle of social, spirtual, and emotional support. A student will make the most of the college experience by setting goals and living the dream. The person must have discipline, direction, and courage and humble himself in times of need. Relax, enjoy, and take advantage of this great path of opportunity that others only can dream of!

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

I wish I would have taken advantage of more advance placement test offered in high school so that I would have saved my parents this financial burden .

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

Make sure you do plenty of research before attending the college of your choice. They might offer more degrees than you are ...

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

Make sure you do plenty of research before attending the college of your choice. They might offer more degrees than you are aware of which could be of more interest to you.

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

That students who go to Texas A&M tend to develope good leadership skills and have a strong sense of pride in attending Texas A&M.

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

Texas A&M is often described as "the smallest big campus around", and is filled a diverse, school-spirited student body.

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

Texas A&M is often described as "the smallest big campus around", and is filled a diverse, school-spirited student body.

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

Parents and students should visit all the campuses during the fall they are looking to apply to, because just being observant about what goes on on the campus can really make a difference.

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

The entire town is one big community. The majority of the residents are either enrolled in the school or have recently gradu...

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

The entire town is one big community. The majority of the residents are either enrolled in the school or have recently graduated. Community service is strongly suggested. The Aggie family is unlike any other alumni. It is easy to get a job after college, especially using the Aggie network. Although the football team has not been successful for the past few years, the students are still very supportive at every game.

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

My recommendation for students with limited financial opportunity is to attend a local community college for at least the first year. This is an economical way to acclimate to the college environment. It also protects the student from destroying their GPA if they were to struggle the first year. One consideration when attending a college is to determine which career you want. Then, research which schools specialize in degrees for that career option. A campus community is another important factor. Most colleges offer plenty of extra curricular activities, but if you are interested in one in particular, find out if it is offered. Selecting the right college is just as important as determining which major you will pursue. Do not select a college based on where your friends are going or where your parents went. The college has to be a good fit for you. Look into the satisfaction of current students. Evaluate the professors and classrooms.

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

Aggies can tend to be a bit narrow-minded. There is not a lot of diversity on campus. Students tend to be focused on getting good grades. There is less partying during the week because students are working on their school assignments. The financial aid department is not very helpful. I dedicated hours of my time trying to get financial aid. The counselors seem to look for an easy way out of helping students. The only advice they offer is to fill out scholarship applications. It would be nice to have them take more time to help.

Miles
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Academics: Engineering, Agriculture, Military Science, Business, International Studies, Architecture, Etc. Social: Texas A&...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Academics: Engineering, Agriculture, Military Science, Business, International Studies, Architecture, Etc. Social: Texas A&M isn't so much a large consortium of students as it is a family. Although we have a huge campus with over 45,000 undergraduate students, you'll feel like you know everyone around you as soon as you get here. Everyone looks out for each other and there's never a feeling of judgement or discomfort in social situations. Extracurricular: More clubs and organizations than you could imagine. From fraternities and sororites to car clubs, cigar clubs, and political organizations. It's all here.

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

Collegeboard.com is your friend. Come up with a general are in the United States where you would like to go to school and then research the schools in that area. Then get a good list of 3-7 schools and tour each one. If you're able to do this while school is still in session, you'll get a better idea of how things actually are at the college or university that you're touring. Either way, pay attention to the reactions of the students as they see someone new. Do they look eiger to meet a new friend, judgemental, curious, or do they seem like their space is being invaded? Also, pay attention to the facilities and the history. If a school is rich in history and traditions, its an obvious sign that it has been doing something right.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is motivated, spirited, family oriented, etc. Texas A&M has more traditions and customs than any other school I can think of. It has a rich history that every student is proud to be a part of. If you want to wear your college ring and be recognized anywhere in the world, come to Texas A&M.

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

College is definitely a time to grow, so it's okay if the college you get into isn't the exact one you wanted. You'll face d...

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

College is definitely a time to grow, so it's okay if the college you get into isn't the exact one you wanted. You'll face difficult situations (and probably difficult roommates) but it's important to remember you're learning as much or more from your day-to-day life as you are learning in your college classes. Research your options, be sure about what you don't want to compromise on, and be optimistic about your experiences at whatever school it is you end up going to. Focus on your school work, but not to the point where you aren't able to experience the other activities of college. Hiring companies are just as interested in what you learned outside the classroom as what you learned in it. Relax and enjoy. It's a fast 4 years.

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

Be sure to visit all potential schools before making a choice of where to attend. Find an institution that offers a wide var...

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

Be sure to visit all potential schools before making a choice of where to attend. Find an institution that offers a wide variety of fields to study. Most importantly, choose a schools that's right for you, not your parents or friends.

What's unique about your campus?

The Spirit of the Twelfth Man!

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

Texas A&M is a highly conservative institution.

Lana
Describe the students at your school.

I enjoyed so many of the people I met in classes, and made a few life long friends, or at least temporary study buddies.

Describe the students at your school.

I enjoyed so many of the people I met in classes, and made a few life long friends, or at least temporary study buddies.

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

Apply to more than a few schools, and once accepted, visit the campuses of your top few picks. Talk to friends, friends' older siblings or family members, and ask questions. College is not only an important learning experience, it is invaluable to your social relationships. You will meet so many people that affect your life in so many amazing ways. Take advantage of that.

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

To take advantage of all the amazing resources at your disposal as a student. A&M has some of the best Alumni in the nation and is unmatched in facilities in many majors. TAKE ADVANTAGE!

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