Conway, AR
University of Central Arkansas


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Julia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Well, my school is best known for being the center of learning. Academics are very important but are balanced out well with ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Well, my school is best known for being the center of learning. Academics are very important but are balanced out well with other activities.

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

The advice that I would give to anyone looking to find the right school for them would be to go with your instinct. When I visited the University of Central Arkansas, I walked around the campus and knew it was the school for me within thirty minutes. If you enjoy a larger campus, a small community college will not make your college experience an enjoyable memory to look back on. A student should choose what is right for them no matter what. Don't choose a school based on family tradition or where your friends are. Almost every person in my family who is a college graduate went to the University of Arkansas, which is a wonderful school, but it was not the place for me. I chose UCA and I'm glad I chose where I wanted to go as opposed to where everyone else went. So again my advice is, go with your gut. No one knows what is right for you better than you do. Respect that and go somewhere where you will be comfortable and happy.

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

I like to tell my friends that my school has really great people. The professors are very helpful and really want you succeed. I've never meet a member of the faculty that I could not ask for help.

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

I would let the parents and students know that it is of utmost importance to not only check the college out first hand, but t...

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

I would let the parents and students know that it is of utmost importance to not only check the college out first hand, but the town, commuity and over-all morale as well. I would also encourage students to apply for financial aid quickly and determine their major as soon as possible. This will save multitudes of headaches later on.

James
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are pretty average. You can expect to find at least one-third of the class to be involved with some Frat or S...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are pretty average. You can expect to find at least one-third of the class to be involved with some Frat or Sorority, so if you aren't in a greek organization, you're pretty much branded as a loser. Most of the student at UCA, a good 67%, are more worried about what fraternity or sorority they will get in than what their gpa will be at the end of the semester.

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

Try and convince your children that just because their high school friends are going to this particular institution does not mean it's the right pick for them. College is about finding your way in the world without having to be completely thrown out into what is called "The Real World." It gives you a chance to explore your boundaries and make up new ones. It's best to go to college a little farther than you, the parent might want them to; however, it is best if you let them make their decision on their own. All you need to do, is support it without question. Don't pressure them to attend your alma matter, or to go to this school because it provides more opportunity. THEY are the ones going to college, not you. So, all i can say is to let your child make this decision on their own, and help them as best your can without enforcing which choice you think is best.

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

The new medical clinic they just built. Everytime i go in there, it's always understaffed or closed. It doesn't make sense to spend a million dollars on a medical building we desperately need only to have it partially functional. Step it up, UCA, step it up.

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

My school is in a very laid back enviornment. It has old buildings with a new vibe. The Departments are very easy to recogniz...

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

My school is in a very laid back enviornment. It has old buildings with a new vibe. The Departments are very easy to recognize, and are not spread out too far.

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

When I was deciding on a college I visited the schools first. It helped me to decide rather the campus was going to be too big or not. Also I looked at the student/ teacher ratio. I find it more comfortable to be in classes with a smaller number of students to ensure my professor can help me. Also I checked out the campus activities. The dorm rooms can also help you to decide, but some times you might want to make sacrifices.

What's unique about your campus?

I would have to say that the best thing about my school is the enviornment. UCA is full of caring people who seem to have fun and get along very well. There is help whenever needed, and there is always something interesting happening on campus.

Brandon
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates have always been helpful and friendly. Usually the teachers assign groups and so students get to know eachother...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates have always been helpful and friendly. Usually the teachers assign groups and so students get to know eachother and are able to work together.

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

Staying on campus the first semester or year would probably be the best way to get involved with campus organizations, sports and making friends. If your not a morning person do not take morning classes because it makes it too easy to skip class and then ending up having to drop because most teachers are strict on their 3 strikes and your out policy. When buying books, find out what classes you are having, then go to the school book store and find out what the ISBN numbers are on the books you need, then buy your books used ONLINE where you can save hundreds every semester. Its more trouble but I think well worth it.

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

The worst thing I can think of personally is the parking situation. The school has done a good job at making our campus more pedestrian friendly, but it has limited the amount of parking on campus. This causes students that do not live on campus to either walk or take a shuttle if they arnt able to find parking on campus.

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

Remember that you will be begining again after you graduate and it is important to find a school that both provides you with ...

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

Remember that you will be begining again after you graduate and it is important to find a school that both provides you with skills you need in your field but that won't leave you in a world of debt after you graduate. If you are unsure as to what you want to major in or your plans for after college try and pick something that you enjoy. DON'T pick a major just because your parents want that for you, i have seen too many students unhappy in their major because they weren't passionate about the subject, which leads to boredom and poor grades. Most of all remember that college is an opportunity to be a sponge so absorb all the information you can and more... that's what youre paying for. Take advantage of opportunities in your field as well as the music, theatre, authors and artists that your university brings in for you to attend.

What's unique about your campus?

It is inexpenisve which is what allows me to attend, I also enjoy the art program.

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

when discussing my university i speak mostly about the art program and specific teachers that I felt really inspired me.

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