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The College of New Jersey


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

When you are looking at colleges, the right one will feel like home. The nature and tranquility of its fit will put a smile ...

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

When you are looking at colleges, the right one will feel like home. The nature and tranquility of its fit will put a smile on your face. It is difficult to judge what kind of people you may meet or how the classes are, but as long as you feel like you can wake up every morning for the next four years and not be sick of it, it is a good match. Picking a college is like entering a long-term relationship. Stick to your standards, be open-minded, and you'll find the one for you.

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

How everyone loves to go home on the weekends.

Rachel
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are mostly eager to learn and interested in what is being taught, and almost all of them are very friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are mostly eager to learn and interested in what is being taught, and almost all of them are very friendly.

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

One of the most important things about colleges is the size, because both large and small schools have good and bad aspects to them. Large schools will offer more activities and most likely be interesting on the weekends, however the classes will probably be very large lectures and you will not be an individual. Small schools offer small, hands-on classes where you are identified as an individual, however these schools will not offer as many social activities. It is important to choose a school which offers a lot of what you are interested in, because you will be there for at least 4 years and want to have the experience be as great as possible.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the fact that there is not much surrounding it. To go out or do anything off campus we have to drive for at least 5 or 10 minutes. I wish we had a college town.

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

Find a college that has the major you want or are thinking about studying so you can find out if it is really what you want t...

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

Find a college that has the major you want or are thinking about studying so you can find out if it is really what you want to do with your life. Once you get to college you will probably change your mind a few times but it is okay as long as you take classes that count for something such as liberal learning or general education. Find a college where the students seem happy with their daily lives and enjoy going to their classes. Once you get to school going to meetings, joining clubs and getting involved is a great way to meet people and make friends. Once you find your group of friends, it will be a great time.

Shannan
Describe the students at your school.

Some of them are great, others are stuck up punks that get everything handed to them!

Describe the students at your school.

Some of them are great, others are stuck up punks that get everything handed to them!

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

Check out the colleges before committing to them! Talk to real students; not the orientation guides because random students will give you the low-down of what really takes place. Sometimes just because a college costs a lot does not mean you're getting a good education; I received a great education at my community college and I do not feel that I received the same quality here and this college costs five times what my community college did!

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

That there are not a lot of sections of courses available in the deaf ed part of my major.

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

TCNJ is a great school academically and for the value that you get based on how much you pay for tuition, but it is not very ...

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

TCNJ is a great school academically and for the value that you get based on how much you pay for tuition, but it is not very well known outside New Jersey.

Describe the students at your school.

TCNJ students tend to be overly concerned with academic performace, and don't seem to interact with many of each other socially unless they are involved in a varsity/club sport, fraternity/sorority, or one of the larger clubs.

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

I would recommend that students actually go and visit different types of schools (i.e. large & small; rural, suburban, & urban; public & private; etc.) and see what type of environment would truly be most comfortable for the next 4+ years. It is more important to find a school that is a good fit to your own personality than it is to find one that others might think is best for you. To make the most of the college experience, be open minded and don't shut off the possibility of getting involved with something you might not previously have thought would be for you. Don't be afraid to be outgoing; the only real possibilities are to meet someone new or to discover who to avoid in the future, which are really both good things. Don't overload yourself with activities and overly-difficult classes just to beef-up a resume; the truth is, going out on a limb socially and interacting with many different types of people will in the long-run be a much more valuable experience.

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

It is a very small school. Professors are extremely intelligent and very engaging. Most of them have the highest degrees in t...

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

It is a very small school. Professors are extremely intelligent and very engaging. Most of them have the highest degrees in their fields and are published. The library at the college is amazing; it is one of my favorite places on campus. The campus does not feel like a campus; it is more like a close-knit community.

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

I think the most important aspect of picking a college is to find a place where you feel comfortable. As soon as I set foot on TCNJ, I felt like I belonged here. Your college has to be a place where you want to be or else your time there will not be worth your while. Make sure that the college has activities and organizations that you want to participate in because college is not all about papers and reading (granted we do a lot of that). College is about discoering yourself and finding friends who accept that person. All of these things help make college become a place that is comfortable. There comes a point when it stops feeling like school and starts to feel like home.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who are extremely driven and hardworking individuals that are committed to academic excellence should attend this school. This is not a party school, so anyone who thinks he/she can come here and let loose seven days a week is mistaken.

Emily
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates in all of my classes have been intelligent, hard working, dedicated, friendly, goal-oriented, well-adjusted, a...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates in all of my classes have been intelligent, hard working, dedicated, friendly, goal-oriented, well-adjusted, and happy.

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

Finding the right college can be difficult, but the best advice I ever got was to visit the campuses. By visiting the school, you get a feel for the campus and what it would be like to be a student there. If it feels comfortable, and it feels "right," then apply, otherwise keep looking. Look at as many schools as possible that have the program in which you are interested, and get a feel for each campus. While at school try activities once, if it looks interesting, go for it, regardless of what you think someone else may be thinking. Be yourself, make your own decisions, study hard, and have fun.

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

The library is one of the nicest building on campus and has been rated one of the best in the country. It contains four floors and a basement with gorgeous furniture, new computers, and an abundance of resources. Furthermore, the first floor contains a cafe that serves Starbucks coffee and food. The science comlex is also new and filled with up-to-date facilities for research and general class labs. The professors are also willing to help you understand a concept as long as you need. The students on campus are always friendly and helpful to everyone.

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

I only applied to this school, but I liked the friendly atmosphere on campus, the size, and most importantly the relativly pr...

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

I only applied to this school, but I liked the friendly atmosphere on campus, the size, and most importantly the relativly presigious academic reputation of the school and comparativly low price- great value. I occasionally wish I had gone to a bigger party school but as an active member in greek life I am socially very satisfied, and the quality of academics here I expect surpasses the average party school. The freshman year experiance with my floor was incredible, I formed the strongest friendships of my life there. I could hardly be happier with my time at TCNJ.

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

Talk to as many students and alumni as possible about prospective schools, ask them about academics, campus life, and social life. Make sure that academics is you number one priority in selecting a school, check out the national rating of the specific major you want to pursue at prospective schools. Perhaps an underratted statistic in college searches is RETENTION RATE OF STUDENTS. I doubt that it is coincidental that our school has an extremly high retention rate, I believe over 95% of freshman stay to graduate but I could be off on the exact percentage. If you do minimal research when picking a college, as I did, you probably can't go very wrong with getting into the best academic school that you can get into that has a good retention rate.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Academic advisors can be frustratingly unhelpful, if you want to figure out what classes you need to take, which ones you need to do well in, what major/minor is best for you, etc. its in your own hands and you can't really expect a lot of guidance from the school. You can learn a lot from the college website but no one is holding your hand, it's your life. Also, social life can be minimal unless you join a sports team or a greek organization, which I would highly recommend.

Jeremiah
Describe the students at your school.

Everyone finds a group of friends they share common interests with and get along with.

Describe the students at your school.

Everyone finds a group of friends they share common interests with and get along with.

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

I would advise students to dorm at their college/university of choice because it is such a great experience. You usually find a group a friends in the first month, who will turn out to be your best friends for life. Although it my be expensive, it is definitely worth the experience and the long-life friendships you will develop.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about our school is our campus. It is the perfect size and it's beautiful.

Lauren
Describe the students at your school.

Inquisitive. Diverse. Intelligent.

Describe the students at your school.

Inquisitive. Diverse. Intelligent.

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

First, find a college that fits your academic needs. The rest will fall into place.

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

The professors. The classes. The activities. The beauty. The job preparation.

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