University of North Carolina at Greensboro Top Questions

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


Before coming to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, I wish I was more aware of the hardship of managing paying for school and living expenses. I was previously at a community college, where school expenses were drastically less expensive, and I was living at home. This year has been more stressful due to having such limited funds and having to live on a strict budget. Another hardship was trying to find a job in my new town that worked well with my school schedule.


I wish I would have known that off campus was cheaper than living on campus.


The only thing I wasn't prepared for when I first started was the level of difficultly I would be experiencing. I knew it would be difficult but I wasn't quite aware of how tests were done. I wish I would've known that everything that the professor said or refers to, importatnt or not, is fair game for the test. Intially I only studied important things highlighted in the outline and didn't do as well as I would have liked. Once I realized I need to study everything, including topics not mentioned, my test grades greatly improved.


I would say that UNC-G is a school of diversity and growth both inside and outside of you. It is up to you how you want to make your college years but the people who are there to help you are true and sincere and an open door policy is always there so that you are heard and not just listened too.


When the scholarship deadlines were.


I wish I had looked into the programs at the school a bit more


Coming out of high school, I had no expectations of what would be required of me upon entry. I assumed it would be like high school where there would be an abundance of teachers to help if needed. My experience in college has not been that at all. I have found that the professors treat us like adults and not children. I have had to adjust to this type of enviroment but it has been a good adjustment. It would have been nice if I had some type of communication with professors prior to the year beginning.


The lack of weekend events and the way my department makes cliques


I wish I had more helpful resourses available to me about scholarships and free money for college. Having to take out a loan, work, and go to school is difficult, to say the least, but it is a struggle many like myself face. I hope for these opportunities in the future so that I can focus on good grades and better earning potential. So many college students graduate with an average of 50,000 dollars in school loans, and without safety of knowing whether the job opportunities available will be adequate enough to support us and our loan debt.


I wish I had known what classes I was required to take once I got here. I should have taken Statistics in high school, but I didn't know I was going to be needing it for college. I wish I would have known that you should not come into college with a boyfriend. I wish I would have applied for more scholarships early-on to help my mom's financial status.