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

Parents and students should take the time to carefully pick out schools based on size, weather, distance, and interests. It i...

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

Parents and students should take the time to carefully pick out schools based on size, weather, distance, and interests. It is very important to visit these schools and even have an interview or overnight stay if the school allows it. Getting a feel for how the school functions before you get there can be very helpful in picking the right school. Once there, many students tend to focus on a particular career path the whole time they are in university. They only take particular classes and learn very specific things. However, that does not mean that this is wrong. Choosing the right major is extremely important, but one must not forget that "general education" classes are essential for one's education and future. No matter how good your high school teachers were, they only had time to give you very superficial introductions. Being learned in the fields of science, history, literature, and even the arts are essential to becoming an educated member of our society. I would also advise students who has the opportunity, to study abroad. Through shared experiences, I have concluded that it is one of the most helpful and exciting things one can do while in university.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school would definitely have to be the lack of diversity of campus. Many of the students are from middle-class and well-to-do families. Personaly, I love traveling, meeting new kinds of people, and experiencing new things. The lack of diversity on my campus does not let me fulfill these desires. The University of Delaware reminds me a lot of my home town, which is comforting in a way, but gets old quickly sometimes.

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

When I tell my friends and family about my school, I love to tell them how beautiful the campus and surrounding area are. The University of Delaware is a hybrid school of sorts. That is, it gets its funding from alumini and from the local state government. Because of this, a lot of the money is put into the beautifucation of the school, its buildings, and school supplies. There are also many state parks in the area that are extremely beautiful.

Carl
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are a little better than in high school. Everyone feels like we are all at the same level, with one or two studen...

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are a little better than in high school. Everyone feels like we are all at the same level, with one or two students who might be more advanced. Most people are very willing to help out other classmates with missed notes and help understanding lectures and homework. Small study groups can be easily set up. Most students have a good desire to do well in the class.

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

It is very important to get a feel for the school in terms of how it functions, what the students, classes, and teachers are like. You should definitely visit the school while classes are in session. If possible sit in on a class or attend a special summer session for prospecting high school students. The school you pick should not make you bored, and if you like meeting people of different cultures look for that at the school. I would highly reccoment picking a major, and not starting undeclared because at my school, you will be living with and have several classes with other freshment in your same major and this is a great opportunity to get a good start in school. I also highly reccommend living in a dorm on campus (with someone you don't know) for at least the first year so you can really get connected with students and hear about all the great event and activities that are always going on. It is really important to get the full experience of college to participate in sports or clubs or join greek life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who like to be alone will not get the full experience out of this school. You need to want to meet new people and go out and do extracurricular activities. Getting involved in at least one group is really important to feel connected to the rest of the school. Generally you will not know close to half of the students in your class, but you will see many of them again, so people should want to get to know other students.

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

Choose a college that you think you will feel comfortable--acedemically and socially. I would feel bad for anyone who tried very hard to get into a cut throat school, just to spend most of thier time there struggling to keep up with thier peers. And also the 40,000 - 50,000 a year schools don't seem worth the money. You will get a good education at any major university private or public .The school you choose should be a combination of how much you like it with its value.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school attracts mainstream and friendly suburban kids.

David
Describe the students at your school.

Very friendly who are very academically focused and study alot but still like to have a good time.

Describe the students at your school.

Very friendly who are very academically focused and study alot but still like to have a good time.

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

Don't just pick a school based on a scholarship because college is stressful enough without having to think about maintaining a certain g.p.a. Be realistic about what major you choose, especially for people going into a math or science field. I would say half of my friends who went into their freshman year majoring in math or science changed majors after a year. This could also cause major problems with your credits transferring over to your new major. Picking the right size school is also a major factor that influence's a student's success in a school. I go to a big college and with big colleges there is an inevitable chance that you will be in large classes, which leaves most of the learning on you. I personally do fine in large classes but some people need more individual attention or need smaller classes to actually go to class because many students skip large classes regularly. Last but not least, remember that your academics come first. Don't pick a school in a location/area (such as a large city or big party school) if it's going to distract you from your studies.

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

I would have liked to know that the school tries to rip students/parents off on a variety of miscelleanous things (random fees, parking, replacements for things around the dorm, ext.)

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

This was my first and only choice because i had to stay in Delaware. I do like the community that ud is placed in. The campu...

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

This was my first and only choice because i had to stay in Delaware. I do like the community that ud is placed in. The campus is big yet quite beautiful . Anyone can feel right at home at this university.

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

I wish i had known how hard the course load would be. I was a straight a student and now im pulling a 3.2 and studying my heart out. I wish I had better prepared myself in high school and taken more advanced placement classes.

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

Students go to college with the main priority of getting a great education. Of course you need to get good grades and succeed in college to get the job you want but, there is more to college than education. The college experience and the years you spend there are suppossed to be the best of your life. You cannot just focus on school all of the time, although that is what is most important. The ideal college has a balance of both. It needs to have large libraries, plenty of study lounges, and intelligent professors but, it needs to have some life to it. It needs to be in an area where the student can get rid of the stresses of that day's tests and become a young fun loving adventurer. I have learned the hard way that if you focus only and solely on education and working you will fail no how smart or driven you are. You need a college that allows you to stop and smell the roses for a minute. College is a time for you to learn but it is also valuable time of your youth you will never get back.

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

You probably won't know if a college is right for until you are actually there as a freshman. Although you can get a good id...

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

You probably won't know if a college is right for until you are actually there as a freshman. Although you can get a good idea about what the college is like through tours and advisors, you won't be able to fully understand the atmosphere and campus life until you experience it for yourself. Do your best to find a college that makes you most comfortable during your visit. If you look around and see students that look like yourself or your friends, you're probably in the right place. Also, make sure you understand what the college is good at teaching. Don't expect to get a good liberal arts education at an engineering college just because it has a recognizable name.

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

My prehealth advisor is amazing, but advisors for my major and minor are pathetic. They change about every year and do little to help me.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Students should be very good students, ready to accept responsibility as freshman and open to research and other outside of the classroom learning experiences. Students should also be aware that the college is more of a party school than most, but this has become less of the case each year.

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

They help their students as much as they can. The accept normal people, smart but down to earth.

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

They help their students as much as they can. The accept normal people, smart but down to earth.

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

Nothing, it's a normal school with no surprises.

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

When you're looking for a college, take time to see how you fit in with the campus, people, and opportunities. Do you feel welcome? A college that puts noticeable effort into making you feel welcome may be a college to seriously consider when it comes down to deciding. The college I attend was not my first choice, it was the school with the best offer. However, after speding one year there I am very happy. No matter where you choose to go, make sure you're open to try something new. An activity you don't usually participate in may end up being fun. You may meet your best friends where you least expect to. Take advantage of every opportunity by trying it at least once because you may never know what you'll regret. That's what college is...a new opportunity. So take every opportunity you're given and run with it.

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

My advice to parents/students would be to visit (attend a class) during the college's academic calender. You need to feel ...

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

My advice to parents/students would be to visit (attend a class) during the college's academic calender. You need to feel like you belong and will be comfortable living/studying in this environment for four years or more. When you have made your decision, visit the college of your choice several times and attend all orientations. I have met the best friends in my two years in college and we will probably be life long friends.

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

Find a college that you are enthusiastic about. If you get that "warm and fuzzy" feeling when you're there, that's the right...

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

Find a college that you are enthusiastic about. If you get that "warm and fuzzy" feeling when you're there, that's the right place for you! I didn't know where I wanted to go to college, but when I visited Delaware, I saw myself living and learning there. I knew it was where I was supposed to be. I wasn't 100% sure, I never really am about anything, but you just have to go with your gut feeling. Ignore what everyone says about what is a "good" school. It's all about what you make of what is given to you. You alone can make your college experience great.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

a person who is not open to new ideas, people, cultures, etc.

What kind of person should attend this school?

people who love learning new things, meeting new people, and pursuing what they love to do in life

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

Find some place that will give you a great education that's not overpriced. Good reviews of advisors and instructors are key...

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

Find some place that will give you a great education that's not overpriced. Good reviews of advisors and instructors are key, the teacher sometimes makes/breaks the class. Make sure you find a place that will be compatible with your comfort level, meaning size of it and surroundings. Most schools offer many opportunities for jobs, sports, and other activities to get involved in so pick some out that might interest you. Joining a group like that sometimes makes it easier to meet people. It's about education, flat out bottom line, but make sure that you have fun along the way because that is what you're going to miss when you graduate.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who wants to work hard at a good education, get involved in many activities, doesn't mind the somewhat large campus, meet new people, and enjoy your college experience.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any one who is intimidated by relatively large classes and does not want to work hard.

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