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


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

Don't sweat the small stuff ! Go visit the campus and see which one you feel most at home. You will know it right when you ...

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

Don't sweat the small stuff ! Go visit the campus and see which one you feel most at home. You will know it right when you step foot on the campus and meet your first new friend.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone not open to school spirit or working with others on projects and events.

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

That it is not very close to a major city.

jacob
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were were mostly small town kids who liked to have fun and forward their careers in their field of study.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were were mostly small town kids who liked to have fun and forward their careers in their field of study.

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

Don't pick a college based on the social life. You can find something to do or people to befriend anywhere you go. That is what is great about college. No one will judge you for who you are. For the most part, people have more important things to worry about than their, or your social status. This is a good thing, because it shows that you are surrounded by adults that want to better themselves, and make friends for life. Also have a good idea of what type of field you are interested in. You don't have to know exactly what you want to do, but it is a good idea to have some path picked out for yourself. If you have no clue, take an aptitude test. You don't want to switch majors every year. Also, don't be in a hurry to graduate. Enjoy your time in college. You will never be exposed to so much diversity, excitement, or opportunity ever again. The real world will hit you, and occasionally, you will wish you were back. I loved my college and will never forget my time there. Good luck, study hard, and have fun!!!

What kind of person should attend this school?

A conservative and outgoing person that is friendly and has no fear to show school spirit.

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

Attending Texas A&M is a unique opportunity to attain a world class academic education as well as exceptional training in lea...

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

Attending Texas A&M is a unique opportunity to attain a world class academic education as well as exceptional training in leadership and social skills.

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

Very unique school spirit and traditions and sense of community; emphasis on community service and loyalty to the USA and the school

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

Visit the campus! Go with your parents, but also try to spend a weekend there without your parents seeing what the community is really like. Ask freshmen from all the places you apply how they feel about their freshman year and take note of trends in terms of universities where freshmen seem especially happy and well-adjusted. Ultimately, you'll know, and if you end up transferring, it's not the end of the world.

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

Texas A&M is the best choice I have ever made in my life and something that will stick with me for the rest of my life, wheth...

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

Texas A&M is the best choice I have ever made in my life and something that will stick with me for the rest of my life, whether it be in friendships or in job opportunities.

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

For the parents I would say just to let your child go to the college they wish to attend. If the student is unhappy or disappointed, they will not function in the collegiate setting. Also, be supportive of your child no matter what they choose to be their major, who they hang out with, or how much money they ask for (of course, there's always a limit!). Knowing you are there for them will help more than anything you could ever send them, buy them, or do for them. For the students I would just say to really get involved and make friends. Don't let studying cause you to miss out on college. Degrees give you jobs, but networking and friends gets you the promotion and the career. Take advantage of things on-campus like tutoring services, counseling services, writing centers, computer labs, clinics, and legal services. Basically, if it's free take advantage of it: it won't be free later in life.

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

Really get involved in campus activities. The friends you make are 100X better (and more important) than the classes or schoolwork. Don't judge the school by Fish Camp or New Student Conference. A&M is a lot more diverse and artistic than pictures and descriptions may let on. Although they have a reputation for being conservative, there is very high tolerance.

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

Start early! Visit all the colleges on your list! Apply everywhere!

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

Start early! Visit all the colleges on your list! Apply everywhere!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who doesn't min a small town and loves friendly people.

Abigail
What's unique about your campus?

Ethnic diversity and above average learning community

What's unique about your campus?

Ethnic diversity and above average learning community

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

Take your time and look at all the options. Meet faculty and students before you decide. Just because eveyone in your family or all your friends are going to a certain school doesn't mean it is right for you. Make a list of what you want in a college or university and what goals you have for your colleg career. Once you are there take the time to get involved and meet new people. Explore the town and surrounding area. After you are settled in you will have time to study, just don't forget to do it. And don't forget to call home. Set goals and make plans, but leave room to flexible and spontanious too. People will have advice and expectaions for you, but be sure to do what is in your best interest becuase sometimes it will effect the rest of your life and not the life of the person giving the advice. Let college be a time prepare for the future both in the classroom and outside of it. Don't work too hard or play too hard. Find a good balence.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

No financial aid for middle class caucasin students

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

First of all, I would convince students to make their decision based on their own standards and desires. Ultimately, the sch...

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

First of all, I would convince students to make their decision based on their own standards and desires. Ultimately, the school they choose will be a place where they grow in their education as well as their individual maturity. Therefore, you must set these standards ahead of time. If tuition cost or student population are high priorities on your list, strive for those. In the end, it is your choice and you want to feel a peace about it once it is made. God will open the right doors as long as you are looking in the right places. For parents, I would encourage them to be in on the process of deciding what is best for their child. These parents will have wisdom from their own college experiences to offer. However, allow your son/daughter to be the one to make the final decision from your guidance. The day a decision is made should be an exciting, joyous day. Celebrate together and don't look back. A bright future for the student and parents awaits!!

What's unique about your campus?

The fellowship with others and the spirit of the school. Everyone at A&M is overly friendly with a great focus on school tradition. A&M prides itself on its legacy of strong values and traditions. These make for fun game days as well as touching and inspiring school gatherings. Every Aggie past and present will always be connected to a common thread.

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

I wish I had known I could take more hours a semester than what I was first told. I would have been able to graduate a full year early if I had taken a fuller course load my freshman year.

Arielle
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A&M is best known for its school spirit and the Aggie Honor Code. A lot of people say that A&M makes the most noise at home f...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A&M is best known for its school spirit and the Aggie Honor Code. A lot of people say that A&M makes the most noise at home football games. A&M considers the 12th Man the student body, so students stand during the football games in support of the players. There are a lot of traditions that are fun and interesting, such as saying "Howdy!" as a form of greeting. The Aggie Honor Code emphasizes honesty and integrity. Cheating is not tolerated and tends to be immediately punished in one form or another.

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

I would suggest finding the school that best fits your academic goals, preferred school atmosphere, and financial limits. If you don't find the school that best works out with the major structure you want, then you waste time doing something you don't need. If you don't like the school's social atmosphere, you'll hate the time you spend there which will in turn affect your grades and overall college experience. Finding a social atmosphere that fits your personality also allows you the opportunity to meet more people, have fun, and truly learn from your surroundings. A good atmosphere allows you to better relieve stress and fosters your growth as in individual because you will be more excited about being there and open yourself up to the new experiences that are such a big part of college life. You also need to find a school that has a lot of opportunity for financial aid or suits your financial straits because you don't want to add the burden of financial issues on top of the normal stress of tests, projects, etc. You also don't want to be in a world of debt when you graduate.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who are friendly and open tend to do well here. They also have to be somewhat focused on their grades and classes to do well academically. The school tries to give students the opportunity to be well rounded so there are a lot of opportunities for community service, internships, study abroad, etc. People who party 24/7 don't tend to like it here all of the time. Also, the school is big on honesty and integrity so people who like to cut a lot of corners would not make it very far here at A&M.

Shawn
Describe the students at your school.

All races are in my classes and all are friendly and polite.

Describe the students at your school.

All races are in my classes and all are friendly and polite.

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

Spend time visiting college campuses and asking a lot of questions. Also, start early looking for financial aid. When I say early, start as a junior in high school. See what all the college has to offer and definitely consider the expense.

Matthew
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were very enthusiastic and goal oriented, and were very easy to approach outside of class as well.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were very enthusiastic and goal oriented, and were very easy to approach outside of class as well.

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

Texas A&M has a long standing tradition of camaraderie amongst its students making it a great choice not only for meeting new students, but lifelong friends, and the city of college station a great city to live in.

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

One of the best ways to choose the right college is to simply visit the college. Parents and students can gain invaluable insight into a college or university by walking around campus, taking tours of the campus, and meeting local students to learn of the atmosphere and academics on campus. Tours also provide a great way for students to make an intuitive decision on whether they may feel comfortable at a certain college. My decision to attend Texas A&M came largely from meeting local students and professors who were very personable and dedicated to creating a smooth transition for incoming freshmen. Parents and students can also gain insight into the college experience by examining the city in which the college is located. It is important to remember that much of your time will be spent studying at your apartment or dorm room, and if you're uncomfortable in a certain setting (i.e. urban, rural, etc.), then your college experience will likely not be a good one. So, always visit your prospective college before blindly accepting, and never forget to "feel out" the city in which your college is located to make sure you will be comfortable.

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