Ewing, NJ
The College of New Jersey


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

First I would tell myself to take a breath because although choosing a college is an important decision, there is not only on...

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

First I would tell myself to take a breath because although choosing a college is an important decision, there is not only one good choice. Although some schools may not be the right fit, your experience has more to do with what you put into the school not what they hand to you. So if you are active in your role of "college student" you can have a life changing experience at more than one school. I would tell myself not to overthink the decision. At some point in the college search the information that you get on the tours will begin to run together. Instead of over-analyzing this information, it is better to get the vibe of a school go with that gut reaction because it is probably accurate. Last, I would tell myself to talk to as many students as possible and try to imagine living and learning amongst them for four years. The most important part of my college experience so far has been the people that I've met and the atmosphere that this student body creates. Academics are very important but so are the people you surround yourself with. Remember your happiness is paramount.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about TCNJ is that as a freshman it can be very difficult to get off of the campus. Freshman are not allowed to have cars and there is nothing within walking distance of the campus. The school does provide a bus service but it does not run very frequently and it does not go to very many places. It takes a lot of planning to organize a trip to Philadelphia or New York. There are so many things that I would love to see in these cities but it is very hard to get there.

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

When I started college, I was a teenager; it’s absurd to expect a graduating senior to decide the course of the “rest of her ...

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

When I started college, I was a teenager; it’s absurd to expect a graduating senior to decide the course of the “rest of her life” at the tender age of 18. If I could go back and give my 18 year old self advice I would start by telling myself to relax and live in the present, instead of worrying about the future. In college, I changed my major and transferred schools; I thought it was the end of the world. Instead of allowing stress to run my life, I would assure myself that whatever I decide upon is not permanent, that switching paths and spending extra time in school does not make me a failure. I would encourage myself to be more outgoing, to take breaks from schoolwork more often than I would naturally be inclined. I would tell myself to embrace my time with friends, because they would not forever be next door. If I knew then, what I know now, I don’t think college would’ve been completely different, but I do think I would’ve been better able to enjoy the ride.

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

I would tell myself to never give up. I would tell myself to not worry over petty, little things. I would tell myself to not ...

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

I would tell myself to never give up. I would tell myself to not worry over petty, little things. I would tell myself to not worry about any other person but yourself, and only you, because you're going to be graduating from high school and are growing up into adulthood. You can't be worrying about things that you know won't affect your future. We're talking about YOUR future here, not someone else's. They can deal with things on their own. All you need to do is just try and focus on what's ahead in your life and seize the day. Live every day like it was your last. Follow your heart. Follow your dreams, and you're gonna turn out just fine. I promise.

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

I would tell myself not to change who I was. I should be confident in myself and take every opportunity possible, even if it ...

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

I would tell myself not to change who I was. I should be confident in myself and take every opportunity possible, even if it seems risky or not feasible. I would remind myself to not change anything about myself, especially my work ethic. Most importantly, I would tell myself not to forget all my previous years in school and at home and to utilize it as experience and knowledge in the future.

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

The only bad thing is that there are more students than available seats in certain classes when it comes to scheduling. Some academic events are not very organized as well as they could be.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A determined and hardworking individual who is passionate about his or her own goals and ambitions. Students that are not willing to give their 100% towards their education or quit when the challenge seems too big would not be able to handle TCNJ's rigoruous curriculum.

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

College has allowed me to broaden my knowledge base and given me the insight to become an prestigous leader in my field. I h...

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

College has allowed me to broaden my knowledge base and given me the insight to become an prestigous leader in my field. I have met many intelligent individuals who have enriched my learning experience and have challenged me to think about topics from other perspectives. Having been challenged by my professors, I feel confident that I will be able to address contemporary issues that will arise in my profession. The importance of collaboration in group projects, has taught me respect for the insight of others, and has helped me become a more effective communicator. These skills are valuable in any working environment.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students that aren't prepared for a challenge shouldn't attend this school because of it's rigor and heavy cousework.

Alyssa
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly and determined to do well. There is a competitive atmosphere here, but everyone wants everyone els...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly and determined to do well. There is a competitive atmosphere here, but everyone wants everyone else to succeed as well. So far I've met a lot of great people who have the same values and goals as I do. I believe that everyone who is at this school really wants to be here and is enjoying their experience very much.

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

So far, my college experience has been extremely rewarding. I have learned a lot , my classes are very interesting, and I am sure I made the right decision for my future career. Also, I met have a lot of great people who are so friendly and really seem to care about me. College has been a chance to get involved in all sorts of activites and to learn more about myself as I grow more and more as a person.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the dificulty to get in touch with certain people at certain time. Sometimes, you have to ask ten different people for the same task.

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

My name is Luke and I am 26. I am now starting my third year of college. I have taken various science classes like biology...

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

My name is Luke and I am 26. I am now starting my third year of college. I have taken various science classes like biology and chemistry. I have taken classes relating to philosophy and psychology. In addition, I have taken many math, political, art, analytical and business classes. Taking all these classes have enabled me to become so much more well rounded. I understand the world so much more clearly than I use to. Also, becoming more educated has provided me with necessary tools to acquire a good paying job easier. Attending college has enabled my to learn more about myself as well as others. Before going to college, I had worked in restaurants, manufacturing facilities, and was just recently a carpenter. Attending college has forced me to learn much more about myself as well as others. My father was a construction worker and I had followed in his footsteps. Working in harsh weather environments had forced me to wish I had gone to school. When the economy took a dive work slowed down and I took the opportunity to go back to school and become more of an asset. Now I'm on my way into finance.

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

I have increased my knowledge, self-esteem, sense of empowerment, and overall well-being through my college experience. I ha...

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

I have increased my knowledge, self-esteem, sense of empowerment, and overall well-being through my college experience. I have learned valuable lessons in each of my courses, especially now that I am enrolled in Nursing School. Hard work and determination have paid off enormously, and I am confident that I have a bright future ahead of me because of my college education.

Briana
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates at TCNJ are friendly and studious; they want to get the most out of the class by enhancing social interactions wit...

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates at TCNJ are friendly and studious; they want to get the most out of the class by enhancing social interactions with classmates.

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

My time at college provided me with a plethora of experiences that will guide me through my initiation into adulthood and independent life. The College of New Jersey both directly and indirectly taught me how to problem solve and discover alternative ways of completing a task or reaching a certain goal. Being able to navigate around obstacles has already proven to be a valuable skill. College helped me learn about the critical and often frightening foray into living outside of the nuclear family unit, and presented me with people who share similar beliefs, values, and objectives to my own to create into my own extended family. Aside from the stellar academics The College of New Jersey had to offer I learned many valuable life skills that will aid me in shaping my future into one that is bright and full of endless possibilities.

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

I wish I had known that although many activities are available on campus that there were not many places to go to off campus within walking distance.

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

Regardless of where I am the first thing that I notice about a location are the buildings within it. The sizes, shapes, flow,...

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

Regardless of where I am the first thing that I notice about a location are the buildings within it. The sizes, shapes, flow, functionality, etc. Perfecting the skills necessary to make my dreams a reality could be acquired almost anywhere. But it is not just the acquisition of having the knowhow ability that would provide me with what I would consider a satisfying education. I am a firm believer that people are or become products of their environment. In order to receive an education that I feel to be sufficient i not only need to be surrounded within a learning environment that promotes optimal intake but it is also necessary to have an everyday living environment that promotes innovation and growth; and I believe San Diego to be excellent examples of both of these environments. I understand California to be on the forefront of international architecture and this evident in its affiliation with the Academy of Neuroscience For Architecture. I strongly believe that the application and practicality of building construction can be implicated through natural psychological processes in a way that will eventually take ergonomics to a whole new level and provide it with a whole new definition.

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