University of North Carolina at Asheville Top Questions

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

Zoie

Nothing prepares you for sharing such a small dorm room. Even if you shared a room with a sibling, sharing a small space with a total stranger takes a little getting used to. Even though my roommate and I have gotten along fine since the first day, there are adjustments to be made and small issues to work out.

Candice

I wish I would have known how awesome a small school is. I transferred from a school 3x as big as Asheville. The small campus and great faculty makes this campus such a joy to come to everyday. I have yet to dread going to classes or school in general. Everyone has a sense of care and shares the knowledge that we are trying to learn. Great school

Rebecca

Maybe at least one person in North Carolina.

Krystal

I wish I had known how many useless classes I would have to take to get a liberal arts degree.

Tara

UNCA has high standards for the AP credits that they accept . They don't typically accept lower than a 5 for most courses, although some other schools are known to accept 3's and 4's. Had I known this ahead of time, I might have payed better attention in my AP classes. Also, I wish that I had known the value of meeting one-on-one with professors when I began here. I took me three semesters to discover how much professors are really willing to go out of their way to assist students who simply ask for help.

Staci

That sometimes your best friends do not make your best roommates, as well as the realization that you don't necessarily have to make a decision on what you want to be "when you grow up", you are in school to learn what you want to do, not to feel pressured to decide on a career before you even begin classes.

Hannah

I wish I would have known all the general education requirements that must be completed in order to graduate. I also wish I would have known the lack of tolerance for conservative political views.

Dawn

liberal arts only... very limited focus on career

Aaron

I wish that I was better prepared in math and new more about college style writing. It would have been very helpful. There were many resourses availible to get better in those two things though

Meagan

How challenging it would be! I transferred from a private school and thought this state school would be easier...boy was I wrong! But after I got used to it, it became a wonderful place to be.

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