Conway, AR
University of Central Arkansas


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

My advice to future parents and/or students would be to choose the college that has the major you are intrested in. If you fo...

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

My advice to future parents and/or students would be to choose the college that has the major you are intrested in. If you follow your friends to college, you will be gaurenteed a good social life, but you have to keep in mind why you are going to college. Hopefully it is to get a good degree, so pick your college wisely. As far as making the most of the experience, I would advise to get involved in many groups to meet new people and to be involved in the community. Also, as far as dorm life, make as many friends on your floor as possible. Those will be the ones you become closest with because you see them everyday.

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

UCA is a challenging and diverse college, where the students education is placed above all.

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

UCA is a challenging and diverse college, where the students education is placed above all.

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

Finding the right college to attend is so important. If a child is to succeed, they must attend the college they are most interested in. If you do not like the school you attend, the experience may not be as great. You should also find the college that offers the most in your desired major. To make the most of your college experience you should make lots of friends. However, you should learn to separate yourself from those who are not serious about earning a degree; some just simply attend college to hang out. As a freshman, students complain or become discouraged when they do not achieve a certain grade. As a result, parents can be the biggest support and motivation to encourage their chilld to stick with it and not give up. Students should most definitely become aquainted with their professors. If you do not understand, please ask. You can not stay in college forever, so make the best of it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

You should not attend UCA if you are not determined to do what is required of you as a student. You must be determined and have your mind made up. UCA is a very challenging school, and much is required. However, there are great professors as well as students waiting to help you. If you love to party and hang out, you should not attend school here.

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

I would tell parents to definitely let their child make their own decision. Most parents only choose the college that THEY t...

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

I would tell parents to definitely let their child make their own decision. Most parents only choose the college that THEY think would be good for their child, instead they need to let their child make their own decisions. I think if your a perspective student you should definitely take the time out to really look good and hard for a good college, you should do all the research you can and chose the best one for you. It is very important to visit the campus, get to know the school and what its all about. It is a big and very important step to make the right choice about choosing a college.

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

I wish I would've known more about the school and what it offered. It's kind of hard to learn more about the different groups and activities that go on around campus.

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

The worst thing would probably have to be the required courses. Some courses that we have to take should not be required and when transferring to another school will not transfer.

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

find the college that makes you most comfortable once u get on campus! mission statements are key also!

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

find the college that makes you most comfortable once u get on campus! mission statements are key also!

What's unique about your campus?

the best thing about my school is the people along with the school spirt. its always easy to make friends and have a good time at the games!

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

Pick a school that has great teachers and a great atmosphere. Students will be totally bored and never want to go to class o...

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

Pick a school that has great teachers and a great atmosphere. Students will be totally bored and never want to go to class otherwise! Also, once enrolled in classes, be sure to make friends so you can make study groups and exchange notes. This helps tremendously for studying for tests! You can never redo your college experience so be sure to look at every aspect of every school before you decide. Also, look at tuition rates. Sometimes it is not work spending $1200 for just one class!

What's unique about your campus?

I really enjoy the school spirit and the football games. Kris Allen, winner of American Idol went here and the whole school rallied behind him and supported him.

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

I love how big it is and how most the teachers are really great.

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

UCA inspires academic excellence and personal achievement in personal, academic, and professional life through a respect for ...

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

UCA inspires academic excellence and personal achievement in personal, academic, and professional life through a respect for hard work, character, and learning.

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

I would keep finances in mind. College isn't cheap or easy and it takes a lot of work and determination to keep grades high and scholarships stable. You want to find a college that will accomodate your goals for the future while allowing you to not go bankrupt. This alone will help make your college experience so much greater because it will take away a lot of the stress associated with financing a college education. Other than that, have fun! Be yourself, reach out to classmates, dorm-mates, teachers, advisors, and take advantage of all your school has to offer. If you do this, and keep your education and goals as your first priority, your college experience will be the time of your life.

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

I wish I had had a better understanding of the financial processes and how aid was disbursed. I hadn't done much worrying or research about money situations during college and wish I had found a job before school actually started.

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

The University of Central Arkansas is a friendly, diverse, academic focused campus, yet it also offers a wide variety of soci...

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

The University of Central Arkansas is a friendly, diverse, academic focused campus, yet it also offers a wide variety of social extra curricular activities that will interest a wide range of students.

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

I suggest trying out as many options as you can before deciding on a college. I suggest taking tours of every college that is an option and talking to student orientation staffs and asking them any questions you might have about the college. I would also suggest researching the academic availabilities of the college and make sure they offer the majors that you are interested in. Also, just going for a walk without a guide and spending some time on the campus will really give you a feel for how it will be when you're actually a student there.

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

The worst thing about the University of Central Arkansas is the availability of parking. There is always some type of construction going on that takes away another parking lot. There is a very limited amount of parking spots and sometimes it is hard to find one.

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

The University of Central Arkansas is the prettiest campus in Arkansas, to me. I just love walking through the campus and st...

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

The University of Central Arkansas is the prettiest campus in Arkansas, to me. I just love walking through the campus and stopping to sit on a bench for a little while.

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

I would tell them to find a college where they feel comfortable being themselves and where they feel they can excel in every aspect of their lives. I would also tell them to get involved in campus activities, especially a campus ministry because it will keep them on the right track and it will allow them to grow, spiritually, and to form a close relationship with God and with other people.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the lack of parking. There is constantly construction going on and it keeps taking up more and more parking lots.

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

This school offers a quality education at an affordable price, resources to allow you to pursue just about whatever you wish,...

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

This school offers a quality education at an affordable price, resources to allow you to pursue just about whatever you wish, the opportunity for a unique, interactive, welcoming community where you meet friends and contacts you will have for the rest of your life, and a school spirit that has skyrocketed in the past 3 years and is only growing with every new class.

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

Look at what you want to do with you life, balanced with how many resources and the college has to offer in regard to that. As for your experiences, do not allow your inhibitions to hinder you during your first year. Get involved. Meet people. Take risks. I was once told that 80% of students who don't return for their sophomore year probably would have had they developed even 1 meaningful relationship during their first year. Do well in your classes and study hard, but if you spend all of your time in the library and are afraid to throw youself in the mix that college is, you will find yourself a very, very unhappy and unsatisfied person. Even the most hardworking of students needs somebody to get them out of the books once and a while and do something crazy or unexpected. The purpose of college may be to receive a degree, but I guarantee that you will learn just as much from your college experience outside the classroom as you will on the inside.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

When you need an answer to a question about almost anything regarding the university, it's seems incredibly hard to find it. You will call 5 different departments, check the website 3 times, and finally go hunt somebody down on foot before you can learn many things. They website seems to be rarely updated for most of the departments. The food is also one of the major frustrations. The fast food chains are good, but anything the school makes, a.k.a., Aramark (our food service provider) is typically not worth eating.

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  • 9,616
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,224
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  • 90%

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