Topeka, KS
Washburn University


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Jessica
Describe the students at your school.

The students in each class come from anywhere and everywhere.

Describe the students at your school.

The students in each class come from anywhere and everywhere.

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

I have learned that not making a choice is still making a choice. It is important to do all of your homework, even if it seems silly or worthless at the time. It can be very difficult at times to balance your social and your study time, but you should strive to do so. It is worth the effort in the end. I have found "education" to be multi-faceted term that covers so much more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. College has been a safe-zone miniature version of the real adult world we seem so anxious to reach. We are given more responsibilities, but not all of them. We have to learn to budget our time, our energy, and our money. We develop discipline. And, by the time we graduate, we have been presented with the keys to unlock a successful future for ourselves.

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

It is so easy to get isolated from the students who are working on other degrees. This can make the student body feel a lot less cohesive.

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

My university is just the right size for the students. They provide many opportunities and flexible hours for the student bod...

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

My university is just the right size for the students. They provide many opportunities and flexible hours for the student body to get studying done. The library is open five days a week until eleven pm, which is nice because it can be challenging when you can not study as well at your home environment. I take advantage of this opportunity because I can learn better in quiet areas, and where i do not have any distractions. This school provides a gym membership, which is a great way to relieve stress and stay toned. I love my school .

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

If i could go back and give myself advice i would tell my self a few things. First i would tell my self that i better prepare for these next several years because they will be getting harder and harder. I would tell myself that the challenges i was going to be faced with would not only change my outlook on life, but my confidence. I would assure myself more often that i can do anything i put my mind to, and not let myself down like i used to. I need to keep encouraging myself and pushing myself to do better, because i know i can. It seems so long ago that i was a senior in high school. I would tell myself to start getting my perspectives and outlooks on life prioritized because the next few years, time management is critical in my studies.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I do not think it is fair to say what person should and should not attend this school. That just seems wrong to me. I also got my associate of science from a community college and it was a huge change from a small school to a university. I though high school and community college was tough at the time, but it was pieces of cake compared to a big university, especially nursing school. It is a whole new grading scale requirement and much tougher than i ever imagined. The only people that shouldnt attend would be non studyers.

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

Washburn is a smaller school that allows you to feel like you matter; they pay attention to your needs.

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

Washburn is a smaller school that allows you to feel like you matter; they pay attention to your needs.

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

I would tell myself to learn how to manage my time better. There is alot of downtime here at school and it is easy to get distracted away from what you should be doing. Another thing is that studying for tests is a crucial part of college. I could get away with not studying in high school, but in college it is neccessary.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who does not attend class regularly or does not feel like learning

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

Washburn is the place where you meet friends, get an education, and become and Ichabod for life because your college experien...

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

Washburn is the place where you meet friends, get an education, and become and Ichabod for life because your college experience is once in a lifetime.

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

As a senior in a small town, I never knew how much college would change my life. First off, I would not wait until the last minute to choose my college of my choice. I was unable to receive many scholarships due to the timing when I chose Washburn. Second, college life is a tough situation because I need to balance school, Greek life, and church. No matter what I do through school, I must keep going to church and follow in the correct direction. College will be an exciting time especially leaving home and being able to learn and grow up without mom and dad around. This will teach me that I can do many things on my own and be successful. College is also not a way to just get away from high school friends that weren't always nice. Your past will always be with you and you must grow from the high school experience. There are not going to be hot guys just because you move from one town to another. Lastly, do not be scared of living somewhere else besides home, it is a great experience and to live each day to the fullest.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frusterating thing about Washburn University is that this school is a big communting school. It is hard to get together for group projects because there are adults in most classes. This school does not always have great school spirit; however, it is currently rebuilding with Bod Squad.

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

State of the art recreation center, best athletic training program in the state, small classes, students all get to know each...

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

State of the art recreation center, best athletic training program in the state, small classes, students all get to know each other well

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

I would tell myself not to sweat the small stuff and that there is always a reason behind everything. I would have also told myself to learn how to study more. It took me a couple semester to really figure out that I needed to study hard to achieve good grades, and it was not high school, where everything just came easily to me. The third thing I would tell myself is to look deeper into the sacrifices my parents made. Looking back, I realize I had the best parents in the world who only wanted the best for me in my life. Now that I spend substantially less time with them, I enjoy every little moment I have with them and cherish the memories I make. Finally, I would tell myself that life is way too short to be serious 100% of the time. Letting loose and clearing my mind of everything that was going on in my life in high school would have helped me relax more and have more fun doing everything. To be successful in life, it is important to mix all the elements of life and enjoy the ride!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Science department; professors in that department could care less about students learning or struggling in classes

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

If I could go back in time, I would advise myself to prepare for college by getting rid of all my expectations. In high schoo...

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

If I could go back in time, I would advise myself to prepare for college by getting rid of all my expectations. In high school, your schedule is made for you, your friends have been near for years, and you have parents and school rules to guide you and discipline you. In college, everything changes. First, you make your own schedule of classes and work. This is a very good thing, especially when you have a variety of classes to choose from or a part-time job that needs your time. Next, your friends from high school move away to other colleges and you begin to see them only once or twice a year. This is why a new college student must break out of their shell and be very involved on campus. The only way to make new friends is by talking and joining in activities with the people around you. The most important thing that changes in the transition to college is discipline. Unless you develop self-control on your own and manage your time, your college experience will not be very pleasant. The way to prepare for college is to expect something totally different from high school.

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

If I could go back in time I would tell myself to fill out as many college scholarship applications as possible. Score high ...

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

If I could go back in time I would tell myself to fill out as many college scholarship applications as possible. Score high on the ACT and get involved in school activities. As far as making the transition from high school to college goes it was fairly easy because I took many college courses. I would tell myself to keep up the good work because it really paid off. Now I have one less year of college to pay for. Getting a year out of the way really helped my college GPA and made me get on the Dean's List this semester. Most of all, I would reassure myself that college is a great experience where you can become the professional you want to be.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Washburn is that it has a very good reptutation. Everyone knows that if you attend there that you are getting a great eduacation.

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

I guess I would brag about how nice the campus is, and how the class are a decent size to where the professors can know your name. It also has a very good reputation as far a colleges go.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to stay focused and enjoy the expe...

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to stay focused and enjoy the experience. Even though high school is only a few years, the decisions that you make, can make a great difference in your near future. Give it your all! When it is time for you to walk across the stage to recieve your diploma, it will feel amazing to be able to say, "I did it! I tried my hardest and accomplished something big!" Plan ahead, make sure you are focused on why you are working so hard. It's ok to be undecided on what you want to do, but be prepared for when your ready to start making decisions and plans. Utilize your resources. School counselors, parents, and teachers can help you through out your journey. Ask as many questions as you can, and take notes! You never know when you may need them! Have fun! Try to gain the most out of your high school experience. Volunteer your time, be involved in school activies, and get excited for the future that you have worked towards. You will do great things!

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

The thing that is unique about my school compared to other schools is that not only is it close to home for me but it is a sm...

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

The thing that is unique about my school compared to other schools is that not only is it close to home for me but it is a small and quiet campus that makes me feel comfortable and safe. The classes are smaller than most big state schools and that gives me a chance to feel like I am learning more and getting more out of it than most classes.

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

College is a time to be open to many opportunities. I would say that if you want the most out of your college experience be prepared to really being responsible and always be open to learning more. Not only will you learn more about school or other people around you, you will also learn more about yourself and what you need to do to achieve what you want out of life. Make friends and participate in activities that will broaden your horizons but don't take on too much than you can handle. College is a fun time in your life but also the most critical time as well. This is the time that pretty much determines your future. Stay focused and know that you are here for an education first but everything else like a great social life just comes with the package. Stay motivated and use all your resources for a successful time in your college life. Have fun but most of all and be responsible and safe.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about my school is its size. I feel comfortable and it's also very close to home.

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

My first year of college was very difficult and overwhelming. If I could talk to myself as a senior I would first recommend t...

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

My first year of college was very difficult and overwhelming. If I could talk to myself as a senior I would first recommend taking a college experience class if offered. Taking this class my second year helped me tremendously and I wish I would have learned how to have good study skills and what to expect on the test before experiencing it and failing. I also would tell myself to be actively involved with the school. If you join a club or sport it will be easier to make the friends you need that will give you the support to succeed. I would also tell myself not to be afraid to talk to the professor privately. Many things got very confusing my first year and it took me awhile to realize that the professors are there to help and will not think my questions are stupid. Study habits are also very important. You will not get the grade you want if you procrastinate. In college they do not accept late work so putting off your social plans will have to happen sometimes and the library will become your new friend. If my studies always come first I will succeed.

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

I consider the lack of foreign language classes the worst thing about Washburn. I am very interested in the international aspects of my major and would like to learn the languages needed to advance. Also, Washburn has a number of places they send students for study abroad but does not offer classes to learn the languages spoken there. I took Spanish all through high school and would like the chance to learn a new language. I understand that Spanish and Chinese are the most popular but I think a larger variety will help to advance students view about different cultures.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I think the type of person that should attend this school is someone who likes to work in a close environment with their teachers and their classmates. The classes are smaller so one would get more one on one time with their proffessor. This is a very educated oriented school and offers many resources to help the student. The close environment allows one to make friends and get involved easier as well so if you do not want to be just another face in the crowd this is the perfect school for you.

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