I think it is really important to become as involved as you can in the first year you are at school. The more things you are involved in as a freshman, the more you will know about who you are and what you want to do. It is also a great way, and a crucial time for meeting people. It is easier to meet people this first year when everyone is new.
I wish I would have known how much of a personal adjustment I would have to make, outside of academics. I also wish that I knew more information from high school as to what college life is really like.
That we had won the basketball national championship the year before.
The true quality of my academic department
I wish I would have known about the various campus activities provided by the SUA.
That it is not easy to adjust to being away from home and it is necessary to begin studying hard on the very first day of class.
The amount of partying that goes on during the week. The level of emphasis on academics. The difficulty of attaining transfer scholarships.
I wish that I had known how many Kansas Residents attend this school. It overwhelmingly Kansas Resident populated.
Before attending the University of Kansas I wish I had known more about my major and my field of study. Now that I am here though, everything has fallen into place and my objectives are clear and my degree is certainly attainable.
I wish I would have known how windy the city of Lawrence really was.
College is very difficult. I was expecting more of the "college experience" . I actually spend most of my time studying and trying to excel in academics.
I was incredibly nervous coming to college and I wish I had known that I had nothing to worry about. I had came from a very small school and was afraid that I wouldn't fit in, but that was never a problem.
Bob Antonio's eyebrows.
I did a lot of research prior to attending my university and really have not been surprised by much yet.
I think that I wish I would have known more about transferring credits taken in high school to this university. I also think that knowing that if you take debate you get out of taking Coms 130. Had I had known that I would have signed up for debate in high school. I also think that having an idea of what I?m interested in learning or majoring in would have been help because I?ve changed my major twice already and I?m currently a sophomore. I also think getting books online first before ordering from the university bookstore.
i wish i had known how challenging it would be before i came to this school. The University of Kansas is a great school and it pushes me to do my best, but i really thought that i would be able to breeze through classes. i was quickly mistaken, i realized that what i put in my work is what i would get out of it. Now i try my best to study accordingly, so that i can be awarded with good grades in the end.
I wish I had known more about how to obtain scholarships and other financial aid assistance to make my financial situation a bit easier to manage.
There hasn't been very many things I've regretted, or wished I was more prepared for before coming to the University of Kansas. The only thing that really comes to mind is wishing i was a little more experienced with money management skills. I'm currently putting myself through school, and it's a lot harder than I thought. I wish I could've been a little better-prepared than I am, but I think this experience will help me later on in life.
I wish I knew how important grades and school envolvement were for graduate school applications.
That everything matters from day one and that you shouldn't waste time in trying to guess what you want to do. Go out there and research, try to use all your resources to get help in figuring out a career path. Also that college is as tough as you make it but if you have your head on straight the from the very beginning you can get through it all. Just don't let anyone, including yourself, get in the way of that. You'll regret it, trust me.
I don't think there was anything that took me by surprise.
I had a pretty good understanding of campus before I came because my older brother came, but I guess it would be to just get involved as much as you can.
There is not much that I do not know about the school. I dedicated much of my junior and senior year looking for a college that offered my degree at a fairly decent price and had a program that I liked. The University of Kansas and my other school choices had similar academic plans for the degree I am pursuing. I chose the University of Kansas because its cost of tuition was dramatically less than the other schools that were my potential choices.
How to meet more people
1) Although their tuition is more expensive, private schools usually give more money in scholarships and grants (rather than large universities like KU that give more scholarship money to athletics and in-state attendees)
2) In addition to more difficult scholarships, KU ONLY allows undergraduates to receive loans under their PARENTS' names, putting an extreme burden on out-of-state parents
3) Preparation for graduate school is a VERY long process that should begin with becoming involved in research & related activities early in her academic career-- but thankfully this is easy b/c KU is a Tier I research university!
I wish i would know which bus goes where and where does it stop. I got few bad experiences that mistakenly went to somewhere i have no idea, and i got call my friends to pick me up.
How on your own you are, faculty are there to help and there is a community, but academically most people are fairly independent.
I wish I would have known that they weren't very good at giving out scholarships or financial aid of any sort.
I wish I had known about all the wealthier students who attend college here. I always thought everyone paid for their own college. I have met many people from Johnson County, KS who have never had a job in their lives, and whose parents are paying for their entire education.
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