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


I wish I had developed better study habits, and understood better how to do college level work.


I wish I would have known how wonderful the professors really are. They care so much about their students and will do anything in their power to help whoever they can with any challenge that student faces whether it is school related or not. Their favorite thing to do as professors is to just get to know the students as a person rather than just seeing their faces during class.


I wish I would have had a plan on what I wanted to do for a career. It would have saved me a lot of time and effort in speaking with academic advisors and others. Other than having made a decision for a career, I felt pretty prepared on coming to Utah State University. The help and advising here helped me as a freshman feel prepared for what I would be experiencing in the coming years.


I wish I would have known more about Logan. I wish that i would have known different places to go to do fun things and hang out, I feel like I would have had a little bit more fun.


I wish I had known what it takes to do well in a college level course, also how to make new friends when you know no one. These would have been a huge help to me.


How cold it was going to be!


How at home the college will make you feel. Everyone there is so friendly and opened to making you feel at home. Most of the students who attend Utah State are from out of state, so everyone has a great understanding of how big of a change it is. Theres so much to see and people to meet that you would begin to feel right at home.


I wish I had known my family better before I came to school. I am not from Utah so I do not get to go home very often, which means that I do not get to see my family very often. You don't realize how much you take your familiy for granted when you live at home because they are always there. I wish I had served my family a little more, said I love you a little more, verbally complimented them a little more, and cherished the moments with my loved ones more.


I was so excited to come to college. That is until the night before I moved here. I was moving in with all girls I didn't know, I was moving to a new state I was unfamiliar with, and I was scared of the unkown! I wish I would have known that everything was going to be alright. Coming here with no one I knew was the best decision I have ever made! I have made lots of new friends, had crazy adventures, my roommates are awesome, and I have loved the university.


I wish I had known about the housing system. I think I would have chosen different housing if I had known more about logan.


Although they have a lot of history classes listed many are only taught every couple of years, if at all.


I wish I had known more about how things on campus worked. I didn't know anything about food plans or housing or where I could go to eat on campus or where to mail a letter. I also wish I had known more about student government and clubs and organizations I could get involved in. They provided a list of these things but it didn't really tell me how to apply or what to expect.


I wish that I knew about and had better prepared for the research opportunities so that I could get started into it sooner, because it's super accessible to undergrads but I feel like I should have prepared more. I also wish that I'd spent more time applying for scholarships.


I wish I had known more about the resources on campus. I lived on-campus my first two years, but I had no idea about the career center or health services that they offer. I wish I had gone to them sooner because they've helped a lot.


I wished I would of known to go to ratemyprofessor.com. Utah state has some really amazing professors, but no university is perfect. Ratemyprofessor is a great place to see what other students think of professors and they give some great hints on how to do well in the class. I took an ecology class my spring semester, it took me until my final to look at the website to get a great idea on how to study for the final. It helped me go from a C in that class to finishing with an A.


The campus is amazingly beautiful, the school has a wonderful atmosphere, but the weather is absolutely freezing. Everyone said it would be really cold, but I didn't think it could ever be THIS bad. I am constantly frozen.


There are quite a few things i wish i would have known before attending college. First would be to get classes that are harder done first. Its true most of us dont know what we are going to do with the rest of our lives but take a class that gives you an idea of what your major includes. That way you can deside half way through your first year and not two years down the road. Next, that friends come and go hang in there and get involved. Lastly; save, save, save, and save it really helps!


College life is what you make it! It is not always what you see on t.v. If you want to have a great experience you have to get out and find it. Especially in Logan, Utah. I know alot of people who have wasted their experiences by just staying in their dorm rooms and not getting out. You're in college, make the most of it! Get involved! Go to as many on campus activities that you can! If you want to have fun you have to go out and find it.


How cold it is in the winters!


How to balance living away from home and trying to do well as a student! There is a lot of work in college that you hear about in High School but I did not understand it until I got here.


I researched this school well before choosing to attend. For someone considering it for their education, I would definitely recommend checking out the scholarships the school gives out! If not then, make contact with financial aid.


I wish I had known more about college in general. No one in my family went to college, so I did not know how to choose classes, where to get my books, or what college classes would be like. Thankfully, I was able to work with the staff and become better oriented with the college.


You don't really need a car at this campus; both of the bus systems are free and get you anywhere you need to go, even if you're leaving campus. Bring your hiking shoes also.


I wish I would have known how difficult it was going to be! Nobody ever talked about USU very seriously so I thought it would be an easy way to start out my college career and kind of get the hang of things! I was completely wrong, though! It has turned out to be challenging, but totally worth it.


I wish I would have realized how cold it really was. That way, my first semester I would have been more prepared.


I wish I had more about what is all available to do here. There is so much to get involved in, I was lucky and found my niche and got involved early but there is so much more that I discovered I could take part in that I wish I could have done it earlier!


That studying is more important than you think it is. In highschool the information I was being taught was at a slower pace and was easier to absorb but here it is quicker and unless you study you will fall behind. I wish I had known to study as much as possible so that it would have been less stressful.


I wish I would have known where the best and cheapest places to live were. Also if I they would help me get a job with my degree that I will earn.


Before I came to this school I wish I would have known how difficult it was to find a job at different times.


I really can't think of anything. I was nervous at first it's a big campus, but everyone has been really helpful, in every way. Even letting me know about the extra resourses available, so I haven't had any problems.


Well, being Music Therapy Major. I wish I had known that they don't offer academic scholarships to students unless they are Freshman or Transfer Students, because although, I am a high honor college student, I do not recieve any financial support from this school. I would have applied for more private scholarships. I also would have liked to know more of the intensity and level of classes I would need to take for whatever was my major of interest. That way I could have prepared more in advance for my college courses. - Caitlin Barney


Where to find all the best resources for supplies and locations of where I would be needing to go.


Live on campus your first year, it creates such a family environment that is fantastic, but keep you door open to the hall, there is hardly any crime in the city and it will make making friends so much easier. Feel free to stretch and try new things, the high school box is gone so take advantage of it and do something that you never would have thought you would like sledding on a mattress. Finally, go to the basketball games early! Otherwise you might not get in, basketball is that awesome!


How you can loss steam in the second half of the semester. So you need to work really hard the first half and try to stay motivated as long as possible. I wish that I would have known that the begganing is the easiest part, and it stays easy when you put all your effot into it. It would have been nice to have known this so that I wouldn't have been so stressed out. College can be easy if you know how it works, I wish I would have known this so I could have done better.


I wish that I would have known how to take notes, and how to truly study. Knowing how to apply these tools to my education has helped me out tremendously. I am able to understand what the professor is trying to get a cross a lot better and I am doing much better in my classes. I wish that someone had told me the best use of notes and the best way to take notes.


I wish I would have understood I needed to be more organized in with my materials so I could study better.


Nothing really. I've had the typical college experience and I've been pretty well prepared for what to expect. However, I do wish that I had tried to be more social at the beginning of the school year.


I wish I knew more about the finacial aid and their resourses.


Well I am unsure. Once here I realized that there was a lot that I did not know but the best part about going away to school is learning those things. If I had to pick something then it would be, I wish I had known more about all the activities and clubs offered my first year. I did not participate in as many becuase I did not know the extent of how many are offered.


How to transfer my credits better.


Go to Basketball games. :)


How to apply for departmental financial aid.


I wish I would known how to better set up my academic schedule.


All of the scholarships and grants that are available. There are a lot that you have to apply for while in high school, and it's worth your time to look into them. I would also recommend taking more concurrent enrollment and AP courses.


I wish that I had known how much fun there is to be had, and not worry about rushing through college to move on to my career. I could easily stay here a few more years.


That the Meal Plan is a Rip-Off! Also about how EASY it is to get involved, I didn't get inolved til my second year and my first year feels like a waste.


I wish I had known which teachers/professors were better than others.


Before I came to this school, it would have been nice to know that many of the people are the same; they aren't very diverse. Almost everybody is of the same religion, race, they dress the same, and even major in the same things. It would be nice to go have a more diverse environment and a more liberal school.


I wish I would have know how much of a work out it would be to make it up the hill to campus.


The importance of studying a language.