Spokane, WA
Whitworth University


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

Try to visit every college that you are thinking of attending and spen at least one night there. It is so helpful because yo...

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

Try to visit every college that you are thinking of attending and spen at least one night there. It is so helpful because you get a feel for the campus and a feel of the community. Look for colleges that share the same beliefs as you, for example if you are religious look at religious colleges. If you like sports look for colleges that highly promote athletics. Don't settle for any college, but aim for the one that kjust feels right when you visit it.

What's unique about your campus?

One of the best aspects of Whitworth is hoe strong of a community we have with each other. Not only student to student but also with the faculty. It is a small school so one does not feel lost in the crowd, and it is much easier to get to know everyone and to bond with the upper classmen.

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

I wish I know how to better equip my dorm room and what clothes to bring. I'm not used to the cold weather here in washington so I wish I had been better prepared for that. I also wish I was better prepared for emphasized religion is here, I knew it was a Christian college. However I wasn't expecting quite so many people to be so devout, in an almost discriminatory way if you aren't quite as orthodox as them.

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

When getting ready to choose a college, talk to your teachers and adults in your community, especially those in the field you...

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

When getting ready to choose a college, talk to your teachers and adults in your community, especially those in the field you wish to work in. Once you have a list of potential schools it is very important to visit each school and find out what actual campus life is like, spend the night with someone and go to a class or two. If you just pick a school based on its website or promotional materials you may arrive at the start of the school year and find that its the wrong fit for you. It's also very important to look at the overall cost of four or five years at the potential school to make sure you can pay for it without getting stressed out and making your grades suffer. Pick a school that makes you feel like you will succeed, where you feel you can grow and learn comfortably.

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

The lack of racial and ethnic diversity is a problem sometimes. There is a focus on becoming aware of other cultures and perspectives, but it can be difficult to accurately represent those perspectives without them actually present in the classroom.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

They don't tell you that tuition goes up almost 7% every year and the three Core classes are required.

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

It's all about finding the right decision for YOU! Take time to familiarize yourself with different options by touring schoo...

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

It's all about finding the right decision for YOU! Take time to familiarize yourself with different options by touring schools and talking to students: big and small schools, professional specialties, sports-oriented, liberal arts, different locations, campus atmosphere, and extra-curricular activities. Reflect on your reactions and enthusiam about different aspects of the school- remember, you are choosing a place that will vastly shape the person you will become. Seek a school that is filled with people you want to be like and interact with- professors especially! It's important to look for a school that will challenge you, but will be a safe place to grow. When you decide what is important to you, pursue schools that fit that criteria with perseverance. There might be financial challenges, moving and transportation issues, parental pressure, and good friends that go far away; but with a little work, it is worth it to be in a place that will excite you and make you into a better person. This is so much more than an academic education- it is four years of formative life experience and friendships. A thoughtful decision now ensures that you have a college experience perfect for you!

What's unique about your campus?

Focus on community! Friendly atmosphere, helpful professors and peers. Millions of opportunities to be involved on campus and off.

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

We need more diversity. The school makes a big effort and there are lots of groups on campus, but we could still use more diversity of opinions and people!

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

It's great for students with a conservative, Christian background.

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

It's great for students with a conservative, Christian background.

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

You absolutely must visit campus at least once. You need to be able to sit in on classes and spend the night in a dorm. This is the only way to truly find out if it is the school for you. To succeed in college: make a friend in each of your classes, keep your dorm door open when you're not studying, study hard but don't forget to take breaks and have fun too. You're GPA isn't everything and these are only the best years of your life if you make it so!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The staff and students tend to be very close-minded.

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

I would tell any student looking for a college that they need to look for a school that they feel fits them. Does the school ...

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

I would tell any student looking for a college that they need to look for a school that they feel fits them. Does the school offer classes and degrees that interest them? Also find a school that has a good campus community and support. Colleges with good community will help with the transition. For parents look at what financial aid is available and how easy is it to get your questions answered. If it takes a lot of research and time to get appropriate answers then I would question if that college was the right fit. In order to make the most out of your college experience I would suggest that you make it a point to get to know people on campus. Make friends. Also be sure that you get to know at least one professor or faculity member because you never know how it may come in handy in times of need. Be sure that you get involved in campus events such as dorm nights, sporting events, clubs, etc. Getting an education is the most important thing that you have to do in college but you should not forget to have some fun as well.

What's unique about your campus?

The thing I loved about Whitworth was everything. I loved the campus and the people were so friendly. From the first time I visted Whitworth I felt accepted. THe classes are a perfect size and the subjects and topics discussed are applicible to life in the real world. Whitworth encourages their students to be involved in the community and to care about issues going on in the world. Professors at Whitworth enjoy spending time with their students and truely care about how they are doing.

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

I think that the worst thing about Whitworth is that coming from a lower socioeconomic status at times I did feel out of place with some of the other students who were from families with higher economic status..

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

Make sure you find out what the college values are and the rules that the college has. Talk one on one to professors and sit...

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

Make sure you find out what the college values are and the rules that the college has. Talk one on one to professors and sit in on a couple of that professors classes and then ask the students about the professor and the same questions you asked the professor for validity. For students an overnight trip and tour is highly recommended, you can see what the students life is like both during the day and in the evening, a Friday-Sunday trip would be suggested. Check out the extra carricular programs that the school has and was the students can be involved in not only the school commuity but surrounding community as well. Ask about the alumni association and perhaps try to talk to some alumni about their experience in college and directly after graduating.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

To be honset I have never really found myself extremely frustrated with anything at this school. If one thing I would say the times that our dining hall is open with hot food served. I believe our breakfast hours need to be extended from 6:30-9:30 A.M, our lunch hours 11:00-2:30 P.M, and dinner hours from 4:45-7:30 P.M.

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

Don't let the campus make or break your college decision. Sure it's important, but in the grand scheme of things it is not th...

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

Don't let the campus make or break your college decision. Sure it's important, but in the grand scheme of things it is not the most important issue. Look at academics and location as far as the broad geographic region.

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

The thing I brag about most is definitely the amazong community at Whitworth. I have made so many friends and amazing relationships here and I feel like I have a family here. I know many of my friends here will remain my friends later on in my life and I feel like Whitworth is my home.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I think the most frustrating thing about Whitworth is the big deal that is made of racial issues. There has been alot of impetus to get racial minorities into the school and get some representation in the student body. While this in itself is not a bad thing, there has been some conflict over racial issues in the past that was both unneeded and unfounded. I also do not think that students with a minority background should ever be given preference over a caucasian person (and vice versa) in the search for racial diversity on a campus.

Elizabeth
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a christian school with a very open and accpeting mind.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a christian school with a very open and accpeting mind.

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

Make a pro con list for every college you are looking at.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Some one who enjoys community and wishes to grow in faith and in their education.

Christina
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Very academically oriented; strong sence of community; committed, caring, and knowledgable professors; safe, fun and friendly...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Very academically oriented; strong sence of community; committed, caring, and knowledgable professors; safe, fun and friendly campus life; beautiful campus.

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

When chosing a college, research colleges that not only have exellent areas of study for your interests and career goals, but chose one that has campus life and extra curricular activities that you enjoy. Go on campus visits, attend classes, stay in the dorms, talk to current students about their college experience, and try to get an idea of what it would be like to attend that school. Don't shut your parents out of the decision process- they want what is best for you and will help you make the decision that you will be most comfortable and happy with. Also, have fun and RELAX! It should be a process that you can have fun with and really think about what you want in the next part of your life. When you get to college, try new activities and social events to meet new people and enjoy yourself. Keeping your dorm room door open when you are there is very helpful with this. Also, study more than you party.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors truly care about the success of the students and are always willing to help outside of class, campus life always has something fun going on, it is conservative and Protestant Christian, there is a big emphasis on community service, and the campus grounds are beautiful.

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

A small, closely-knit, fun campus of mostly Christians.

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

A small, closely-knit, fun campus of mostly Christians.

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

Be open minded and confident when deciding where to apply and make sure that you have given a lot of thought to what exactly you want in a college before you decided where to go. When you get there, get to know as many people as possible; don't get stuck with having all friends with the same major!

What's unique about your campus?

Whitworth is a fantastic community for Christians who want to learn in an environment that is open-minded, but focused on and governed by Christian principles. Students who want to be involved in social and acedemic activities with other, like-minded peers will flourish at this school.

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