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Princeton Review is a good place to start when applying. Make sure you think about it thoroughly and make a decision that works well for the student primarily, after all this is the time for the student to start becomming independent and to become and adult. Also, check out the school before signing up. You want to make sure that you are comfortable with the area, the campud and the vibe of the school.
Location, location, location.
A private institution with a modest student body of about 2500, the University of Redlands was founded in 1906; each of its s...
A private institution with a modest student body of about 2500, the University of Redlands was founded in 1906; each of its schools carries the traditions of the 20th century into the 21st, most notably the Johnston school, which offers students the opportunity to form their own fields of study (emphases) from the wide variety of available standard curricula and community-based events; a campus able to cater to both traditionalists and modernists, the University of Redlands continues to develop a program that is relevant and impactful, in the immediate San Bernardino area and outward.
The University of Redlands is best known for its Music department, as well as its Business department, particularly at the graduate level.
Parents ought to do their utmost to determine what their sons or daughters are really looking for; that is to say, what their interests really are. While college certainly presents its students with a time for dramatic change and self-searching, parents can do worse than act as guides in this initial way. I would not advise suggesting "dad's good-old alma mater" for the single reason that it is "dad's good-old alma mater"; this reason alone may not stand up to the individuality of the prospective student. Guidance is better than delegation in this respect, though the cost of education can be high. Students ought to heed the advice of their parents, but to take it with a grain of salt would not be rash. They are not the ones going off to college (though they may at first be the ones paying for it). This is the student's education; and to the extent which the student is willing to take ownership of her future, to that same extent ought she to value the selection process. Don't settle! Apply everywhere you might want to go. You might get in somewhere you didn't expect.
I recommend KNOWING what you want. That is the easiest way. Do you like to be around people all the time? Is it important ...
I recommend KNOWING what you want. That is the easiest way. Do you like to be around people all the time? Is it important to have your car as a freshman? Do you want someplace that emphases community service? KNOW it. Then find something that fits that description. Then visit. I don't think the scheduled visits with overnight stays are ever that much more helpful--I liked to just go on my own, take a campus tour, and get the feel of the place. You want to feel safe where you go to school, and nothing will tell you that until you visit. Visits also let you know if there's people you think you want to meet there. I think it's important to be far enough from your parents so that you are independent (you aren't going to grow up if you have your parents to do your laundry, and you aren't going to make new friends if all your high school friends are right there), but not so far so that you can't get home during a family emergency . I think anywhere from 300 to 1500 miles is good.
Anyone who is outgoing, friendly, ready for fun experiences. You should want personalized attention from your teachers (they will know your name, so don't count on never going to lectures!). You should want to be involved, both in school activities and in the community. You should be willing to work hard for your education. You should like the heat!! You can either like going out or staying in--Redlands has both, by being a small town in the middle of Southern California with everything close by!
The rigorous academics in the business department--they pushed us hard but I got an awesome education and I know a lot! I brag about how beautiful the campus and the town are--like an oasis in the desert, by the mountains AND the beach! I brag about how we're so cohesive--one alumni relations person told me she compared Redlands alumns to the West Coast Mafia in how much we help each other out and support each other! I brag about how fun it was, and what amazing friends I made so quickly.
Most are independent and not too friendly, but the small classroom size allows us to know one another by name and eventually...
Most are independent and not too friendly, but the small classroom size allows us to know one another by name and eventually freiendships form. We have people from Hawaii, mostly californians but some international students and some from the eat coast. Most work hard to get the grades.
Live on campus for the first year if it's not a commuter school. The experience of being on your own, making friends, being able to stay up as late as one wants is amazing. Not having parental rules helps one create or enhance their own. Go with your gut, if it feels like the right school then it probably is. Go to class, it's essential for learning concepts.
That i had the opportunity to study abroad so i could have started saving money. so I didn't have to take out another student loan.
I would just suggest not to go into any schools with any sort of bias or prior opinion. You can really feel it when you find ...
I would just suggest not to go into any schools with any sort of bias or prior opinion. You can really feel it when you find yourself on the right campus. The tour of Redlands really sold me, and I've loved my time here.
The academics, campus, and teaching staff.
If you don't have access to a car you really dont have a whole lot of options for what to do over the weekend, as there is not a whole lot that goes on around the school.
Let the student make their own decision. Parents think they know what is right but when it comes down to it, the student wil...
Let the student make their own decision. Parents think they know what is right but when it comes down to it, the student will be their living and having to fit in and live their own life. If possible, visit the schools and decide where you feel most comfortable. And when you decide on a school, really get involved. Whether it is clubs, sports, Greek life, within your academic area of interest, or somewhere else, try to get involved in something on campus! Also, try a school that is well balanced. Social needs are very important to your growth as a person, as are academic. People often overlook social because they think it is not what you are in college for. Quite the contrary, social growth (including relationship experience-friendly and romantic) during college is very important.
Someone who isn't afraid to get involved. In order to fit in at the U of R you need to put yourself out there! Whether that's getting involved in your dorm, clubs, Greek life, sports, or anything else you can think of, get involved and you won't regret it!
My sorority. The bonds I created at the U of R because of my sorority (or friends I met through sorority sisters) are everlasting. None of my friends had social experiences like I did, and I wouldn't trade that for anything.
The prospective student should determine first and foremost whether or not they would prefer a college with enormous class si...
The prospective student should determine first and foremost whether or not they would prefer a college with enormous class sizes, or smaller class sizes (in which you get more individual attention and more accessibility to professors). Knowing exactly what tuition will cost, and the availability of on and off campus housing is also very important. Location of the college is also an important, but sometimes overlooked factor. If the campus is far from home, gas/plane tickets will occasionally need to be purchased. Rural areas might be too boring, big and lively cities might be too distracting. Go to each campus and take every tour possible. Some colleges will have the prospective student and/or family sit and talk with a counselor of some sort- have all your questions prepared. Definitely make a stop by the financial aid office to discuss potential scholarship or grant offers. If at all possible, walk around the campus unaccompanied by the tour guides and see if you can run into some students that are willing to answer questions: they will give you more honest responses about the quality of on-campus housing, receptiveness of professors and school administration, off-campus entertainment and social activities.
People who expect to party at college like you see in the movies. Most of people's social lives revolved around frat/sorority parties, but due to it being a small campus, they weren't massive (or even massively entertaining). Also during my tenure, due to some hazing issues, it's now a dry campus at frat/sorority parties. Also, any student who wants to get "lost in the crowd" of an enormous campus/class sizes shouldn't attend the UofR. Classes there compared to the big UC's are extremely small, so more student discussion/class participation is expected.
Admittance of more students, but not offering enough classes to keep class sizes small. I had to stay an extra semester because they only offered them one semester per year. Sometimes they seem to be more concerned with money than with hiring on amazing professors to compensate. Also, the big draw is studying abroad: I was not able to study abroad, due to many reasons (ex: stated above). My advice: make sure YOU stay on top of study abroad meetings, creating wiggle room in your plan, or being prepared to stay an extra semester if you want to study abroad.
As a young person, I understand what most teenagers want to go to college for......partying. My advice would be to find out w...
As a young person, I understand what most teenagers want to go to college for......partying. My advice would be to find out which schools are the "party schools" and which ones focus more on academics. Choose schools that have more of a conservative background if partying is a concern. (That is what I did myself). While you can never escape a party scene, if desired, it would be easier to find friends who focus on other things besides partying. That is very important for finding success in a college atmosphere.
I wish I would have known that students can be somewhat clicky, so it is hard to come in as a transfer student and fit in with groups that have already formed.
Someone who isn't motivated by learning.. We have a few of those people already attending and it is sad that they are wasting that money if they don't want to take school seriously.
Amazing--best choice I ever made, absolutely excellent!
Amazing--best choice I ever made, absolutely excellent!
Hard working, cooperative, friendly, enthusiastic individuals.
Students need to feel absolutely comfortable and content with where they decide to go to college. As long as they feel comfortable they will have the confidence to branch out and meet new people. It's important for parents to encourage their children in the transition from high school student to college student. Parents should not hinder their child's growth but provide them with the tools necessary to succeed in college. Deciding on the right school is so important and will be a decision that affects their life so do your research--visit the campuses--stay overnight in a dorm--attend classes to help make the right decision! In the end, pick the school that feels right for you...the student!
Every college is going to give you the education you need to be successful in the "real world," and any book or counselor wil...
Every college is going to give you the education you need to be successful in the "real world," and any book or counselor will be able to point you towards the college that is best suited for your intended major or career. What is most important, in my opinion, when deciding which college to attend is to visit the campus and see if the "vibe" is right for you. What I mean by this is that each school has an intangible aura, present in the student body, professors, and classes that elicits a different feeling in each person, of either comfort or distress. Walk through the halls and try to imagine yourself in a year walking there as a student, would you feel content? Once in college, take advantage of every possible opportunity, because you will only be at that school, with those people, and at that moment in your life once (and you're paying for those opportunities!). Don't let anyone or anything stop you from meeting someone, taking a class, or joining an organization. There is nothing worse than leaving college saying, "I wish I'd done..." and nothing better than saying, "I have no regrets."
A small, friendly and dynamic interdiciplinary institution.
The lack of culture in the surrounding city, also the lack of public transportation.
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