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Jacilyn
Describe the students at your school.

Hardworking, environmentally minded individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

Describe the students at your school.

Hardworking, environmentally minded individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

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

It's important to consider what your goals are for your college experience, whether you want to focus on becoming a rounded individual, get excellent grades, explore new cities, accelerate your future careeer, or if you want to learn languages and travel abroad. It's all out there and there is no wrong answer, but it's important to not get too caught up in the process of applying and filling out paperwork, especially when there is an big emphasis among students about name-brand schools. What's right for one student may not be the right college for your best friend, so work with your family to make a balanced and realistic decision. Promise yourself to not loose sight of your goals, and remember that college should be one of the greatest experiences of your life!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is motivated and likes the Portland culture!

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

A small, private, Catholic liberal arts college where you can get an excellent education but still come out on the other side...

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

A small, private, Catholic liberal arts college where you can get an excellent education but still come out on the other side with a somewhat limited worldview.

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

Recognize that when you select a school, you are signing up to be a member not just of the campus community, but also of the greater community to which your school belongs. Understanding this will help you, I feel, to be more of an individual and less just a student at whatever college. Should you choose a school based on the quality of academics? Yes. Should you choose a school based on activities and extracurriculars you might want to be involved in? Absolutely. But, you should also choose a school based on how much you anticipate you'll like LIVING there. Because, ieven if you do well academically, if you're unhappy with your surroundings, you will ultimately be unable to succeed.

What's unique about your campus?

The small class sizes and individual attention from professors. I never once felt like I was "just a number" at this school.

Megan
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly, helpful and intelligent but, at the same time, are very focused on their classes and their goals ...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly, helpful and intelligent but, at the same time, are very focused on their classes and their goals in life.

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

As trivial as your college choice may seem at first glance in the grand scheme of life, it does profoundly effect your future in ways that you would never imagine initially. I believe that when deciding on a college you should honestly ask three things of yourself. First, how far do you want to be from home? Though this may sound unimportant I have found by experience that it is really key to your college success. Second,will the school provide the best degree in your field of interest that is within the geographic area you have decided on? And finally, you should visit the campuses for yourself and ask yourself, do I like this school as a community, its students as friends and classmates, and its professors as mentors? If you can answer these questions I believe that you will be well on your way to finding a college that you will enjoy and get the most out of during your short time as a college student. No matter where you decide to go, and no matter how many times you may wonder why you ever started college, I can guarantee you that you will never regret it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Because of this school's strong emphasis on rigorous course work and a well rounded liberal arts education someone who is not dedicated to hard work and critical thinking should definitely not attend this school.

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

Do not choose a college based on where your friends go, because your social network broadens so much in college that you will make many new friends while still being able to stay in contact with high school friends.

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

I tell them about my wonderful experiences on stage and my acting training. I also brag about the high quality academic advising and small class sizes, and how students make friends with their professors.

Cheryl
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very bright and motivated people who come from diverse backgrounds ranging from international countries lik...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very bright and motivated people who come from diverse backgrounds ranging from international countries like Africa, and throughout the United States, as well as were among the best in their high school classes.

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

By reflecting on my college experience thus far, there are several pieces of advice that I would give students. First, it is important to visit the school. A great deal can be understood about a school by taking a simple trip down to the campus and interacting with current students. This allows for students to see if they truly enjoy being there and are getting the type of education that they want. In finding the right college, it is also important to see if they offer classes that will be of interest to you. As a biology major, there are several classes that I could take such as anatomy, however, the offering of courses such as Cancer Biology and Hormones and Behavior have greatly enhanced my education. In making the most of the college experience, get involved with anything and everything that you are interested in. So many great experiences and friendships are made as a result of being involved in different activities that you have an interest in. However, be within reason, as to how many activities you can handle along with school work. You want to be able to have fun, but still be responsible.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating this about my school is the male to female ratio. Since the nursing school is a very good school, it often attracts a great deal of female nurses, but tends to lack in male recruits to the nursing school. Therefore, there is a great influx of female students into the nursing school and a much lower amount of males that are matriculated into UP each year.

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

You definately need to look into your own likes and dislikes about the environment you want to be in because different studen...

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

You definately need to look into your own likes and dislikes about the environment you want to be in because different students prefer different things, consider what kind of area you want to live in, the weather that is there, and availability to access things that you like to do. It is important to consider if you want to go to a big school or a small school and to consider your religion and how active you want to be a part of it. What I listed I think are the most important things to look into when finding the right college that will make your overall experience the best.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who wants to be in an interactive environment with staff

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

I wish I knew how often I would be seeing other students on campus

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

Mahatma Ghandi once said, "There is more to life than increasing its speed." this quote is very important in the way parents/...

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

Mahatma Ghandi once said, "There is more to life than increasing its speed." this quote is very important in the way parents/students should approach their college experience. Too often people are concerned with getting things done just to get them done, this however is not the right way to go about living your life. College is far more than lectures in the classroom and hours and hours of homework. People should make their college decisions not just on the academic aspect of it (while that is probably the most important part) you also have to take into account the type of people that attend the school and the demographic that the school is in. If you love to be outdoors and hiking mountains in your freetime, a city school may not be for you. my biggest point of advice I can give, is that you just have to be ready to adapt, no school is going to be perfect. You have to take the highs and the lows as they fall and deal with it accordingly, that really is what the college experience is all about.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is very liberal and not very wealthy are people who would not do well here

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

the worst thing about this school is the social scene.

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

When it comes to selecting a college, a student should have an idea of the field of study they plan to enter or even one they...

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

When it comes to selecting a college, a student should have an idea of the field of study they plan to enter or even one they are interested in. They should then, along with their parents or spouse, spend time researching colleges that offer these services along with other amenities that interest them. They should also consider the area and lifestyle students live on and off campus. To make the most out of your college experience I would tell anyone, to relax. College is an amazing time, where you get a wonderful education and meet amazing people. They should really focus on how to manage their time. By doing this, students will be able to spend an adequate amount of time for their studies as well as maintain their social life. They should join a school group (EX. Student association), where they can meet new people who are focused in their studies but also spend time devoted to the community and our environment. This creates a great balance for stress because you are getting your school work done with good grades as well as keeping time for you and your social life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The one thing I've really noticed about this school is that a large majority (if not all) of the the students place a huge emphasis on 'going green'. Living in Oregon, we have a bebfit in being surrounded by an amazing scenery and being environmentally concious is a big part of that. Many of the students here are liberal and very down-to-earth. They are here for an education and seem to have a pretty good idea with what they want to do in their carrer and where they are headed in the academic arena.

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

The morale within the school itself. Even more so in each program, for example, in the school of nursing which I am enrolled in everyone is very friendly, helpful and motivated. If someone is having trouble or just a bad day people help where it's needed, no questions asked. People maintain a positive enviroment and the professors are extremely helpful is all aspects of the university experience.

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

The instructors make sure I get the knowledge I need to do a great job in my major.

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

The instructors make sure I get the knowledge I need to do a great job in my major.

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

The campus is gorgeous and everyone is friendly.

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

I would take a tour of the college to see if it is what I want. I would ask the advisors and instructors plenty of questions. If they did not have the major I am interested in I would not choose the school. For example, one school had Human resources Bachelor degree but I wanted Social Work so I did not choose that school.

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