Lafayette, LA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette


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

I would tell students and parents to look for a college or university that makes them feel at home. When a student goes to to...

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

I would tell students and parents to look for a college or university that makes them feel at home. When a student goes to tour a college, that person will usually feel something special about the college. They should look for programs within the college that are focused on what they want to do with their life. The student and parent should also look for good housing on campus. To make the most of the college experience, a student should join some extracurricular activities to get involved on campus. By getting involved, he or she will be able to make friends. The student should also follow his or heart in deciding on a major. He or she should have as much fun as they can but should also remember that studies come first. The student should live every moment to the fullest and not have any regrets to make most of his or her college experience.

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

The worst thing about my school is that it can feel a little overcrowded when trying to get meals on campus. You have to wait in long lines and often it's not worth it to stand in line for an hour for a cheeseburger.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The parking is very frustrating. When you need to drive to class, there is never enough available parking spots for the amount of students that attend the university.

Justin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being an architect major i would like to think that the architecture program is what my school is known for. It also has oth...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being an architect major i would like to think that the architecture program is what my school is known for. It also has other great programs though. such as its nursing, business, and marketing programs. they are all really strong. We also have decient sports programs which are strongly supported by our student body.

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

Take what you love to do and hold on to it. Use what you love to inspire you to make the decision on what you want to do for a living. After you make that decision then look at all of the schools you have selected and choose the one that best fits you and can help you achieve your goals of doing what you love. In doing this you will make lifelong friends that share the same intrest and give you a more fulfilling college experence.

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

I wish i would have known a little bit more about my major and its school. It's helpful to know what your getting yourself into. Also i wish i had known about the housing issues here in lafayette. They are not bad but i learned through experence what i liked.

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

I would recommend a number of things actually. First of all, I would speak with my college advisor in high school if the sch...

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

I would recommend a number of things actually. First of all, I would speak with my college advisor in high school if the school provided one. Then, I would talk to as many people as possible about the different colleges that I was interested in. I might even ask different people to suggest colleges of their own. I'd try to ask current and former students of the different colleges, professors, and anyone else involved with the universities. After getting some different opinions, I would do a bunch of research on the internet on the different colleges to try to find reviews and ratings on the universities. I would also look into what scholarships are available for each college. Lastly, I would go to every college I was interested in and gather as much information about the school as possible. I would take any tours that are offered, talk to students/professors around campus, and try to see if that particular university would be the right university for me.

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

That I could have received more scholarships had my high school college advisor not told me that I wasn't eligible for them.

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

The lack of a student ramp park for BMX bikes and skateboards. There are lots of students who BMX and skateboard on campus that would like a free student facility to practice their sport.

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

My advice to students and parents would be to explore all of your options and decide what best fits you and your personality....

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

My advice to students and parents would be to explore all of your options and decide what best fits you and your personality. Visit the schools you are interested in and see how friendly the students are. Making friends is very helpful and important in college, especially if you are from out of town. Take into consideration the teachers and facilities for the major you are interested in. Some schools have better colleges than others. When you get to college, make sure to stay organized. Have fun but prioritize what is more important at what time, or you can fall behind.

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

I would have liked to know the different scholarships available to me.

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

It isnt too big and it isnt too small. We have a good business college.

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

From my experience it is important to choose a college that suites your personality. For example i am quite a shy person, i...

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

From my experience it is important to choose a college that suites your personality. For example i am quite a shy person, i would hate to be in huge classes where i would be overwhelmed. That is why i chose a relitively small University, UL Lafayette. The student population is roughly 15,000 and classes tend to be small (25-30 students) and there are only few large auditorium classes..

What kind of person should attend this school?

Absolutely anyone can attend UL lafayette. There is a great mix of ethnicities and foreign students living on and off campus. The strongest areas of study at this college are Architecture, Nursing, Engineering and Buisness.

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

Our beautiful campus and excellent on campus facillities such as; computer labs, a veriety of new buildings and architecture, on campus dining. Students around here tend to be very friendly and willing to help, as opposed to other schools i have visited.

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

our school is the only university in the united states, that has a swamp, i think that's awesome!

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

our school is the only university in the united states, that has a swamp, i think that's awesome!

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

i would tell parents not to pressure your children into going to your alma matter and to not pressure your child to major in the area of study that you majored in. and also to parents, to not hold your child back by telling them they should go to a local university. college is all about new experiences, and how can the student experience new things while they are still living at home. i would tell students to not fall behind in studies, and to keep up with homework, because unlike high school, teachers don't really care whether you do your homework every night, most teachers don't check homework, and come the day of the test, you will be very lost if you failed to do your homework. and if you go away to college, it means that your parents won't be there to baby you anymore, so take charge of your life!

What's unique about your campus?

I really enjoy the friendly atmosphere of our campus, the teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful, along with the students that attend this school, when walking to class, most people will smile, or say hi, even if you don't know them.

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

Go to the college that fits your personality. If you are looking fo a crowd and party do the research and find a school that ...

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

Go to the college that fits your personality. If you are looking fo a crowd and party do the research and find a school that fits that. If you are looking for a school the is academically oriented then research those types. If you are looking to play big sports then find a college that has a good team you can play for. This will enable you to be as satisfied as possible while your at college.

What's unique about your campus?

Our size and location is great. We are located at the heart of culture so we get all the cool festivals as well as a tame mardi gra. Everyone from the surrounding schools comes to party here becuase we got the food and the right amount of people to have a good time.

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

I really don't brag about my school. People usually confuse mine with LSU becuase LSU is the big college here. They sometimes think something like a national competetion that is won for academics is associated with the bigger school when in fact it is UL who is the real winner. It happend more often than not becuase we are smaller.

Anna
Describe the students at your school.

Most classmates are friendly but keep to themselves in their on social group.

Describe the students at your school.

Most classmates are friendly but keep to themselves in their on social group.

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

Granted that I'm only in my second year of college, I have found that in order to get the most out of your college experience, knowing what you love and what you want out of life is a good starting point in picking the right university. If you really pursue and work for what you love, than the rest (friends, a job, good grades, etc) will eventually follow. Find the school that you think best emphasizes the things you want, and don't pick a college just becasue your friends are going there. What you get out of this is going to stick with you the rest of your life, so choose wisely, and once you do choose, fully immerse yourself in the experience of it all. Open yourself to different lifestyles and try every new experience you possibly can, so when you look back on your college years, you know you didn't miss out on anything.

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

The amount of financial aid given to students in insufficient. Most of us can barely afford to go to school here.

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

Beautiful campus, friendly people who work hard and play harder.

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

Beautiful campus, friendly people who work hard and play harder.

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

To make the most out of college, you have to be prepared to work hard from day one. Don't slack off - professors want to see you trying hard, and you'll learn more information if you put in enough effort. Treat school like it's your job. Be dedicated and never give up. Even if you look like you're in a slump, if you keep working through it, you may perserve in the end. College may be a great deal of work, but try to remember to have fun, too. These are the "best years of your life." You'll want to excell, but you won't want to only remember the inside of your library or dorm room. If you only focus on school work, you'll stress yourself out and you won't really be getting the full college experience. Meet new people; try new things. Go to a few football games, or join an extracurricular activity. College is supposed to be a learning experience in all the ways of the world.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is afraid to work hard, especially if he/she is a major in one of the more stringent programs like Nursing or Engineering.

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

Parents helping students find the right college should find a school where the student feels comfortable. The parents should ...

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

Parents helping students find the right college should find a school where the student feels comfortable. The parents should be prepared for helping students financially or should offer their help in researching financial aid. A home computer with internet access and printer should be provided for the student to help him or her succeed. Students should explore the campus and find a place to study that works for them. Their are many benefits of belonging to a University including work out facilities, health clinics, and technology labs that sometimes have to be searched for but are nice additions to the college experience. Students should not be afraid to meet and talk with other students in class. Study groups are fun and beneficial. Enjoy your College experience and don't get discouraged. College will fly by and it is worth it!

What's unique about your campus?

School Spirit and how friendly everyone is.

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

More about the parking situation. And I have asthma and had to register with Students with Disabilities and did not know about it until my junior year.

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