Kearney, NE
University of Nebraska at Kearney


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Recent Reviews

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

The University of Nebraska-Kearney allows you to pursue your dreams by providing you with all the information and tools to su...

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

The University of Nebraska-Kearney allows you to pursue your dreams by providing you with all the information and tools to succeed.

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

I would advise myself to take the scholarship hunt a little more seriously. The college gives you a rough estimate of what it is going to cost you to attend; however, it doesn't factor in life outside of education. I really wish I would have taken the time to do a little more research into loans, grants, and scholarships available to me then. Rather than struggle to pay for college now. Also, I would advise myself to save money then while I had the opportunity. If I had made wiser choices concerning savings I think I would be a little better off. Another thing I would tell myself is that making the transition isn't that hard but you will miss home. I wasn't prepared to miss home and my family as much as I did.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is looking for a big campus with a small school atmosphere. This school is also great for people looking to get involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities from intramural sports to clubs UNK has it all.

Britney
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates work only as hard as they need to in order to accomplish the task of the instructor.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates work only as hard as they need to in order to accomplish the task of the instructor.

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

The transition to college life is what you make of it. If you go into the situation with a positive attitude, then anyone can make a positive experience regarless of where they attend school. Also, don't let the pressures of others influence the direction of your career. Your education is something that no one can ever take away from you so make the most of every opportunity to inhance it. Relationships are the most import part of college. The relationships that you make with professors and with those of the community will make the transition from high school to college much easier. Keep your eyes and ears open to new experiences because you never no if one will pass you by.

What's unique about your campus?

The opportunity for students to do research as undergraduates in their field that is meaningful.

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

It has been a great experience, but not what I was really looking for in a college.

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

It has been a great experience, but not what I was really looking for in a college.

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

If I could go back in time as a high school senior, and give myself advice, I would remind myself how fast time flys by and how I need to live every moment of every day. In high school, I was always so excited to go to college and get out of high school, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but I have seen that there are only so many days in our lives, and we need to enjoy every single one of them for what they are.

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

I wish I would have looked into how many in-state students there are and would have known how big of a "suitcase" college it really is.

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

A small friendly campus, great place to go; but they don't have a lot of degree oppurtunities.

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

A small friendly campus, great place to go; but they don't have a lot of degree oppurtunities.

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

I would advise myself to spend more time hanging out with my friends. I was a bookworm in highschool, and I worried too much about my grades. Things work out ok in the wash, I wish I'd have taken time to smell the roses.

What's unique about your campus?

Professors are easily available, and willing to drop what they're doing to help students.

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

Study hard, forget about all the parties. I focused too much on the weekends, having fun with friends and didn't focus too m...

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

Study hard, forget about all the parties. I focused too much on the weekends, having fun with friends and didn't focus too much on the studying.

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

I wish I would have known about all the cliques. Many different groups on this campus.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who expect a good quality education. Most teachers focus on getting paid not really helping the students much.

Phillip
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very goal oriented and have always been very open and ready to offer help where ever needed. My classmates ...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very goal oriented and have always been very open and ready to offer help where ever needed. My classmates are very determined to succeed and to help thier fellow classmates succeed as well.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for helpin students succeed in any way possible. If you have a dream, UNK can help you reach it. UNK has a very positive environment and is well suited for students of all ages and all different types of backgrounds.

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

When deciding what college to attend make sure that you first visit several colleges and find out as much information as you can about each one. Making sure you are comfortable in the environment you will be in for the next 4 years is very important. When you finally decide on a college make sure you try to get everything out of it as you can. Experience as many different things as you can including joining clubs, attending campus events and signing up for intramural sports. Be sure to make sure your teacher is familiar with who you are and dont be afraid to talk with him after class because the more you know your professors the better chance you have to succeed in college and those will be the people you will need to ask recomendation letters for at the end of your college career. Dont be afraid!

Hillary
Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates seem to be high ability learning students who want to work hard and get something out of life for the w...

Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates seem to be high ability learning students who want to work hard and get something out of life for the work they are putting in now.

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

The size of my school is unique becuase it is considerably smaller than the other schools I applied to, but in a good way because for me, it is the perfect size.

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

My advice to both parents and students in finding the right college is to visit the campus. They need to familiarize themselves with the school. The student needs to feel it is a fun and comfortable place to be, and the parents need to feel it is a safe learning environment for their child where they can be successful. I would also tell the prospective students to have an idea of what they would like to study in school because that is crucial when selecting a school because some schools do not offer programs that they want. And lastly, to the parents, they should not be afraid to be involved in their child's school career either. My parents are still very active in my learning, which drives me to succeed.

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

My school is just right for those looking to not know everyone on campus but be able to walk around and see familiar faces as...

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

My school is just right for those looking to not know everyone on campus but be able to walk around and see familiar faces as you go and also not be a number in a classroom where the professor knows your face and cares about you and your studies.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Sadly, a well know reputation for the school is that it is a party school. There are alot of drinking parties that go on on the weekends. Also the marching band and orchestra have a pretty good reputation from what i am told. They win contests and are very precise. Also the theatre department doesn't get enough credit for the amazing productions it puts on every year.

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

Look around for at different colleges. If you see one that you think is the right fit, visit it. Take a tour, talk to some of the teachers in the major you are thinking of declaring. Get the feel for the campus and make sure if feels right for the parents and the child thinking of attending. There is nothing worse the choosing a college and figuring out half-way through the year that it is not a right fit at all for what you are looking for in a college experience. Also, go tour around the town the college is in. Figure out if its easy to navigate and also if it is big/small enough for you to feel comfortable driving around in and possibly living in once you reach upperclassmen status and want to live off campus. Basically, get to know the colleges of your choice the best you can before you make any descions. Weigh the pros and cons of each campus then you will be able to chose the college wisley.

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

As anyone would say, what are your interests? I really enjoy music and playing different instruments, and the University of N...

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

As anyone would say, what are your interests? I really enjoy music and playing different instruments, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney was the best for a small, affordable, social, and focus based school that caught my eye. However, if you're not sure what to study, I personally would go to a small accredited community college in your area to get some general studies out of the way to buy you more time to think and discern what you want to do with your future. Once you find a school you like, a great way to get started is meeting new people, (if you're living in the dorms this is quite benneficial), get involved with different activities and student organizations, join a fraternity or sorority, and just have fun. But most importantly keep the focus on academics. Isn't that the reason why you're there? Trust me, there's nothing more important than keeping your grades up. I sometimes struggle with them, but I try hard, and do the best I can (as cliche as that sounds). I hope that you find what you're looking for, and Good Luck!!!

What's unique about your campus?

The best think I like about UNK is that I had friends the very first day I arrived. I remember the day before I arrived, I was extremely sick because I was so nervous. The first person I met comforted me and we have been best friends ever since. I suppose that everyone will have a special connection with someone that will be there for the rest of your life. The kids that go to UNK are all from small towns, so of course they'll all be friendly.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I would really like to extend the oportunity to anyone who is looking for a friend. I can't imagine going to a big University or College because there would be too much. UNK is just the right size for anyone who likes seeing their same friends everyday, but yet open to meeting new and exciting people. I highly recommend this school for anyone who wants a best friend to have for the rest of their life.

Paul
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very diverse. I have Japanese, Chinese, Hispanic, Korean, European, and American students in pretty much ev...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very diverse. I have Japanese, Chinese, Hispanic, Korean, European, and American students in pretty much every class. In my class levels, most of the students know each other and already have friendships and relationships started.

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

One very important aspect that isn't always considered among college choices is the size of the campus relative to the size of the city. When I started college, I was attending a huge campus in a big city, but I moved here and found out that I much preferred a small town with a small university. It's all about comfort when it comes to college because the student will be living there for four or more years, so they must be able to concentrate on studies, find a suitable part-time job, and have all of the necessities easily accessible. Social life, bars, clubs, fancy restaurants...all of that must be put aside. A beginning college student needs to stop and ask themselves, "Can I see myself living here after I graduate?" If the answer is yes, then that campus is appropriate and will provide a meaningful education and personal learning experience that the student can remember for the rest of their days, look back and say, "Yeah, I'd do it all again in a heartbeat."

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The only thing really frustrating with UNK is how the College of Business and Technology is so far from every other college on campus. We have to use the full 15 minutes between classes to get to classes in other buildings.

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