Fort Smith, AR
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith


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

I have highly developed my concept of design and my skills concerning all aspects of design.

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

I have highly developed my concept of design and my skills concerning all aspects of design.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the wide variety of students on our campus is the best thing about my school. I think this because it allows all of the student to be exposed to different cultures and their views.

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

I think the worst thing about my school is the fact that because we highly value our freedom of speech we can not kick out people who are intentionally trying to cause discourse in our school.

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

Small college, growing rapidly in past couple of years

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

Small college, growing rapidly in past couple of years

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

I have learned so much while being here, and made many friends in the process. It is a small college that is growing more each year. I do wich there were more activities on campus, and most of the people here go home on the weekends so it can become very hard to find something fun to do. I would say a good 70% of the people that go to this college commute here, the college experience here feels more like an oversized community college than anything else.

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

My school is very small and tight-knit.

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

My school is very small and tight-knit.

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

My college experience so far has been rather pleasant and it has been valuable, because I have learned independency, leadership, and responsibility. I feel that it is sufficiently preparing me for my future career in Nursing.

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

The worst thing about my school is the lack of financial aid available to students that is not based on parental income, GPA, or ACT scores.

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

It has great teachers who aren't afraid to take extra time with their students. You never have to be afraid to ask questions....

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

It has great teachers who aren't afraid to take extra time with their students. You never have to be afraid to ask questions. They love when you do.

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

I attended school for a year before I had my son. I tried really hard at some classes , then not so much at others. I regret the choices I made then. It's been three years and I feel like a completely different person looking back. I realize now the opportunities I didn't take full advantage of. University of Arkansas Fort Smith was like a second home to me. I had friends and mentors all around me. My teachers were very encouraging, pushing me to my potential. Back then I took offence to their pushes. Now, I know they could see I wasn't applying my full potential and want to help my discover that person. They did. I found that person through their advice. I'm just sad I didn't discover it sooner. My college gave me mentors to look up to. My mentors showed me how to push myself. And I discovered how much I want to succeed.

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

The first time I came to school I was 18 and immature. I now have a two year old son. Im married. I wish I had understood how lucky getting to go to school is for a person. It's a blessing and you shouldn't take it forgranted.

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

I have gotten to know some really nice people. These include professors (of which I am older than most) and students which I...

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

I have gotten to know some really nice people. These include professors (of which I am older than most) and students which I am older than most. The learning is also something that really sticks out because the atmosphere is more non-traditional here than at your typical four year university.

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

I wish I had known about the scholarship and grant opportunities before I signed up for the loans.

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

The worst thing about this school is the administration of financial aid. You get different answers depending on who you speak with and they tend to want to find blame instead of solutions. To be certain, there are very, helpful financial aid counselors but for the most part, they are inconsistent.

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

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith was student oriented, yet some of the professors seemed like they really did not ca...

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

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith was student oriented, yet some of the professors seemed like they really did not care if you suceeded or failed.

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

I have really seen what college classes are acutally like, size wise and learning wise. I now know how to better my future education. I have learned that I need to try harder, and study more often.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing was that some of the teachers did not care about the students well-being and if they passed or failed the class.

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

As a returning student, I have been able to experience college as a recent high school graduate and as a non-traditional adul...

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

As a returning student, I have been able to experience college as a recent high school graduate and as a non-traditional adult student. I decided when I was in first grade that I was going to be an engineer. I looked forward to college and worked hard through school to prepare. I feel that my early college experience confirmed to me that there is a world of opportunities out there that I hadn?t even considered. The variety of required courses provided exposure to literature, Sociology, music, Psychology, and many other subjects that opened my eyes to the possibilities for study. I learned so much. But, it all served to confirm and support my lifelong dream to make a difference in the world as an engineer. Now, I am back in school, after taking time off to have a family, and am thankful for the myriad experiences that have prepared me to be a successful student and engineer and to, hopefully, make a difference in the world through my chosen field.

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

UA Fort Smith has been growing very quickly, which is a great thing in many respects; however, they are really struggling to provide enough parking and living space on and near campus. It can be very frustrating to spend 30 minutes looking for a parking space.

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

I love to tell people how quickly the school is growing and about the increasing educational and social opportunities available through UA Fort Smith. I am part of a very fast-growing Engineering program that provides increasing opportunities to try new things and network with industry professionals.

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

If I had the ability to go back in time to tell myself what I know now as a college freshman, I would tell myself that it is ...

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

If I had the ability to go back in time to tell myself what I know now as a college freshman, I would tell myself that it is important to practice time managemant and organizational skills to be successful in college while taking on multiple demanding tasks such as a part time job and attending college full time. High school is another world than college and, as a high school student, I had been told numerous times that learning how to study effectively in less time is vital for success in college. In high school, the teachers make sure you do everything in their classes to pass them but in college they do not care for the most part if you pass or not. The responsiblity of the professor is to teach you the material so that you can understand it well and it is the college student's responsiblity to use the information to succeed in performing tasks assigned by the professor. I wished I would have known as a high school student that college builds upon knowledge that I learned previously and that it is important to remember the things that I learned pertaining to my major.

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

I have always wanted to go to college and I couldn't afford to go to larger colleges so I decided to attend UAFS and it has been a great college. One thing that I didn't really realize at that time, but wouldn't have changed my decision either way, is just how small the campus is. I had expected it to be small but I didn't really think it would be a school that I would get used to so soon. I know there is many oppurtunities UAFS offers but I hunger for change.

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

I consider the fact that UAFS has some professors in the science and math departments that do not teach on a level that college students can understand the worst aspect of this college. Most of the professors are fairly understanding of certaing academic issues and will work with you if at all possible. The fellow students are friendly and eager to lend a hand for the most part. The college is great despite the issue of having to take certain classes that are only taught by two or three professors and both have bad reviews by students.

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

If I could go back in time I would tell myself to not let others opinions affect where I go. I would tell myself to apply to ...

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

If I could go back in time I would tell myself to not let others opinions affect where I go. I would tell myself to apply to many colleges, to explore new things. Over and over we hear that college is a time to find yourself. I would tell myself to get out there hold nothing back, to not worry so much because your smart and you will accomplish this. I would tell myself to not let the limitations placed on me, stop me. College is great! You'll love it! The last thing I would tell myself is to make new friends but don't forget the old ones and above that stay close with family! They will be your Rock!

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

I find my school to be great, however I dislike the fact that the greek system gets alot more benefits and funding then the other organizations. I think a University should show equallity and not favor one association over another.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith is the parking situation. The University over booked by 1300 students and is therefore short on parking. This is hard on everyone. I have to get to the university almost 45 minutes in advance just to find a parking spot.

Flor
Describe the students at your school.

MY CLASSMATES HAVE THEIR OWN UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS. FOR EXAMPLE SHY,TALKATIVE, MOTIVATED, OUTSPOKEN,AND FUNNY! THEY ARE WHA...

Describe the students at your school.

MY CLASSMATES HAVE THEIR OWN UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS. FOR EXAMPLE SHY,TALKATIVE, MOTIVATED, OUTSPOKEN,AND FUNNY! THEY ARE WHAT MAKES THE CLASSES MORE INTERESTING.

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

Going back in time to give advice to my self about college would be very helpful. I would have told myself to choose wisely the classes I should get and consult an advisor. Also tell my self to get classes after 12 p.m. but before 4 p.m. thats the best schedule time in my opinion. what else would say? hmmm..do not be afraid to get involve in class discussion, its better for the proffesor to notice you involve in the discussion. The most important advice I would have given my self is to manage time wisely and have a planner to organize my days. Also take money managment classes. Finally i would say have fun! Enjoy college its a opportunity to be someone inlife. Their are many people who would be glad to help out. So lets do are best and reach our goals.

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

THE WORST THING ABOUT MY UNIVERSITY IS FINDING PARKING. A LOT OF PEOPLE DRIVE TO SCHOOL AND THERE IS NOT ENOUGH PARKING FOR ALL OF US SO OCCASIONALLY WE END UP GOING TO CLASS LATE. OTHER THEN THAT PROBLEM EVERYTHING ELSE IS GOOD.

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